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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.

All Contributions from Shelli McConnell (16)

Peach-Corn Caviar with Chili-Lime Chips

Choose a perfectly ripe peach to get the best of its juicy sweetness in this Southern-style salsa. A peach is ripe when…

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Herb-Grilled Baby Squash and Mushrooms

Herb-flavored smoke is a great way to add flavor to grilled foods. Choose thick herb sprigs and soak them in water so…

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Grilled Melons Salad

Nothing tastes as sweet and succulent as grilled melon. This summery side dish features three different types. While white balsamic vinegar is…

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Mediterranean Salad Pizzas

Who says salad has to come in a bowl? Get your greens on with pizza. Toasted pita rounds are the perfect size…

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Garlicky Bok Choy Noodle Soup

The vegetables in this colorful noodle soup are just barely cooked, so they stay crisp in texture and bright in color. Baby…

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Veggie Summer Rolls

These Vietnamese-style summer rolls are bundles of flavor. Stuffed with fresh veggies and vermicelli noodles, they’re hearty enough to enjoy as a…

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Chocolate-Orange Dessert Donuts

These chocolaty dessert doughnuts incorporate orange juice, zest, and segments for moist and flavorful results. If you don’t have a doughnut mold,…

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Roasted Beets and Baby Leeks Platter

Succulent roasted beets and leeks pack flavor into this hearty main-dish salad, which also features quinoa, watercress, garlicky croutons, and a quick…

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Warm Roasted Vegetable Mixed Grain Salad with Creamy Vegan Dressing

With a creamy dressing, hearty roasted veggies, and plenty of grains, this is a super nourishing salad. Note that the recipe calls…

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Jackfruit Tamales

You can make one of your favorite Mexican restaurant specialties in your own kitchen. Pumpkin takes the place of fat in the…

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