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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 (9)

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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Roasted Veggie Flatbreads

Balsamic glaze is the perfect finishing touch for these flatbreads. When making it, watch carefully at the end so it doesn’t scorch….

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Thai Rice Salad Bowls

This impressive and satisfying rice salad is surprisingly easy to make. Hands-on time is minimal, and it’s served in individual bowls with…

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Baba Ghanoush Flatbreads

Baba ghanoush, made with tahini, blended eggplant, and mashed chickpeas, can serve as a delicious, creamy sauce for flatbreads. Quick-pickled veggies add…

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Savory Meatballs with Cranberry Glaze

Looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next gathering? These vegan, plant-forward skewers featuring meatballs and orange slices are sure to do…

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Pear Spice Cake

Add interest to the holiday dessert table with this warmly spiced homemade cake, which is topped with pears and pecans. The beautifully…

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Mediterranean Green Beans and Potato Toss

Flavorful cherry tomatoes, garlic, and shallots cook down to a quick and tasty sauce for this Mediterranean green beans and potato dish…

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