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Emily McKenna

Emily McKenna has been a recipe tester and developer in the EatingWell Test Kitchen and has worked at Food & Wine Magazine, food52.com and Real Simple Magazine. She is a recent convert to the glories of kale and has a weakness for doughnuts, strawberry licorice and anything her Italian-American grandmother makes, especially pizza.

Amazing tandoori chicken salad & 5 tips to make great grilled salads
During summer, when it’s hot and humid at dinnertime, the last thing I want to do is go inside and turn on the...
6 surprising salsa ingredients
My husband and I are salsa addicts. We eat it with chips and quesadillas, on our burgers and stuffed inside grilled...
How to pick the best summer fruit
About this time every year, I get excited for all the delicious, sweet summer fruit that’s showing up at my local...
5 cookout food hazards to avoid
For some reason, food eaten outdoors under the sun tastes better. There is nothing like a burger or hot dog cooked on a...
The only picnic dessert you’ll ever need: No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
This Memorial Day I'm hosting a picnic and each of my friends is going to bring a dish. I am in charge of dessert....
How to Make Healthy Banana Bread
Over the years I have perfected my banana bread recipe—one of my favorite solutions for using overripe bananas....
5 easy spring chicken recipes
Spring means warmer weather, longer days and short-sleeved T-shirts. It also means ditching the recipes that are so...
How to cook fresh artichokes
By Emily McKenna, Recipe Developer & Tester for EatingWell Magazine
Bacon recipes that won't wreck your diet
While I do not eat bacon often, I happily enjoy it every once in a while with a stack of pancakes or in a Cobb salad....
5 healthy recipes for Easter's leftover ham
This year, my husband and I are having Easter at our house. With parents six hours away by car, we're cooking our first...
How to cook quinoa
Quinoa is one of nature’s superfoods. Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wah, is a tiny, nutty-tasting, gluten-free grain,...
5 tricks for healthier pasta dinners at home
I am one of many grandkids in a large family of first-generation Italian-Americans. This means that I grew up eating...
Secrets to delicious healthier French toast
There is a small café called 3 Squares a few miles from the EatingWell offices that makes what I consider to be...
4 secrets to making the best guacamole
I learned to make really good guacamole on a ranch in the middle of Montana where I cooked for a family of die-hard...
6 tricks for healthier meatloaf
My mother makes the world’s best meatloaf, but it’s as high in fat and calories as it is delicious, so as...
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