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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 (25)

Pumpkin Risotto Frittata with Mushrooms

The natural sweetness of pumpkin plays well with the savory, earthy notes of fresh mushrooms in this rustic risotto frittata. A cast-iron…

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Sweet Potato, Pear, and Blueberry Flatbreads

A smear of mashed sweet potato gives a sweet-and-savory base for a flatbread that’s perfect to start the day or enjoy as…

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Veggie Fajita Kabobs

Before hitting the grill, these colorful kabobs are brushed with a lime juice mixture that plays well with the roasted fajita veggies’…

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Curried Blistered Green Beans with Orange Rice

A little curry in the glaze adds big flavor to this green bean dish. It’s a perfect duo with orange-studded rice. To…

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Peach and Pepper Tacos

Sweet and spicy, with a luscious Avocado Crema, every bite of these colorful veggie tacos packs a punch. Grilling stone fruits allows…

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Berry-Swirled Corn Ice Pops

These pretty fruit pops harness the goodness of sweet, creamy corn for a naturally delicious treat. Straining out the corn pulp makes…

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Jackfruit Barbecue Sandwiches with Broccoli Slaw

Jackfruit has a meaty texture that soaks up flavors from an easy homemade barbecue sauce to make this classic-style sandwich. Shredded broccoli…

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Stuffed Poblano Chiles

Stuffed poblano chiles are classic Tex-Mex fare. Save time by stuffing them fresh and steaming them instead of roasting, stuffing, and baking….

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Spicy Tomato Sushi Rolls

Butternut squash and savory seasoned tomatoes make a succulent filling for these vegan sushi rolls. You can also make these into on-the-go…

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Peach-Corn Salsa 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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