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Shelli McConnell

Shelli McConnell graduated with a bachelor of science in consumer food science and a minor in journalism from Iowa State University. She began her career as a home economist in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen before moving into an editorial position within Meredith Corporation. She has since freelanced for 25 years and has served as an editorial project manager for many books and magazines, including three editions of the Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book. She has also developed thousands of recipes for publications including Forks Over Knives magazine; Eat This, Not That!; Diabetic Living; Better Homes & Gardens; The Magnolia Journal; and more. Shelli loves to entertain and inspire, so when she’s not in her office, she’s usually in her kitchen.

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Stone Fruit Pasta Salad with Fennel

Slivered fresh fennel bulb is a crunchy complement to juicy stone fruits and a zesty lemon dressing. If you like, swap in…

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Melon and White Bean Salad

Melon wedges cradle a mint-infused bean salad in this refreshing recipe. You can choose just one kind of melon (cantaloupe or honeydew)…

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Grilled Peaches with Basil-Peach Nice Cream

The perfect finale to a summer cookout, this memorable, melt-in-your-mouth dessert harnesses the power of fire and ice: Two of the peaches…

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Summer Corn and Wheat Berry Slaw

Between the kale, corn, grains, and orange supremes, this colorful summer slaw strikes a tasty balance between earthy and sweet. Letting the…

Summertime Kale Slaw with Wheat Berries, Oranges, and Corn see article

Farmers Market Couscous Salad

Break out the big platter or a clear glass bowl and showcase your farmers market haul in this eye-popping layered salad. Warm…

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Grilled Street Corn Pizza

You don’t need a wood-fired oven to make restaurant-quality pizza at home. Just fire up the grill. For this festive pizza, both…

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Green Lentil Spoon Salad

This fresh green bowl is packed with fiber and nutrients to power you through your day. Save time chopping broccoli florets by…

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Confetti Corn and Pasta Bowl

This festive pasta salad features five ears of corn: Three help form a velvety base for the oil-free dressing, while the other…

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Green Bean Pasta with Cashew Pesto

Cashews are a smart swap for pine nuts in dairy-free pesto. Beyond building creaminess, the budget-friendlier nuts also add a subtle cheesy…

Green Bean Pasta Dish - A Platter of green beans and pasta in a creamy pesto sauce see article

Greens and Things Sandwiches

A healthy homemade hummus, which features sauteed carrots and chopped fresh dill, delivers loads of flavor while helping to hold these fresh-and-hearty…

Close-up shot of a vegan sandwich with homemade hummus, pepperoncinis, and cucumbers, stacked between two pieces of whole grain bread see article

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