Jasmine Smith
Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith

Title: Recipe Developer & Tester

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Education: B.S. in Culinary Nutrition, Johnson & Wales University

Expertise: Culinary nutrition, food science, clinical dietetics

- Selected for James Beard Foundation's Women in Culinary Leadership Program
- Served on the culinary team for the Aspen Food & Wine Classic

Experience

Jasmine Smith is a recipe developer and tester for Dotdash Meredith. She is also a writer whose work has appeared in Southern Living, EatingWell, RealSimple, Food & Wine Magazine, MyRecipes and Health.

Jasmine graduated with a B.A. in culinary nutrition with a dual concentration in food science and clinical dietetics. Her education has provided her with many opportunities to work with celebrity chefs, study abroad in the Mediterranean region and cook in distinguished restaurants across America.

Following college, Jasmine worked on the line at multiple farm-to-table restaurants and was selected for the James Beard Foundation's Women in Culinary Leadership Program. In addition to working in test kitchens, Jasmine is a freelance culinary producer for a variety of food festivals and nonprofits.

In 2017, Jasmine served a lead line cook at two prestigious restaurants in Chicago, mastering a variety of cuisines and techniques. Aside from working in the restaurant industry, Jasmine was part of the culinary team for the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, where she gained part-time opportunities to freelance for Carla Hall and Stephanie Izard of Top Chef fame. This route led her to her dream job as a recipe tester and developer for Dotdash Meredith, where she now develops and tests recipes.

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Roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes make a great quick and easy side dish for dinner, or you can turn it into a breakfast hash served with an egg on top. Either way, with its super-easy prep, you'll come back to these roasted vegetables again and again.
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Salmon Noodle Casserole
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This salmon noodle casserole is filled with creamy pasta, chunks of salmon and plenty of vegetables for a well-rounded meal. Dijon mustard flavors the dish, complementing the salmon and asparagus.
Lightly sweetened cream cheese fills the center of these copycat Starbucks pumpkin muffins, while pepitas add a great crunch factor. Whole-wheat flour amps up the fiber in these healthy breakfast muffins. Be sure not to overfill the muffin with the cream cheese filling or else it will overflow when baking.
Pumpkin Pie Crisp
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This cozy dessert features all the flavors you know and love in a pumpkin pie, but without the hassle of rolling a crust. The creamy pumpkin filling is complemented by the warm spices in the pumpkin pie spice blend and maple syrup. Oats and pecans add a lovely crunch to the topping. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Don't throw away your butternut squash seeds; roast them instead! Roasted butternut squash seeds make a great snack or salad topper. Enjoy them plain or jazzed up with one of the variations below.
This twice-baked potatoes casserole has all the classic fixings in a creamy, smooth casserole. Leaving the potato skins on adds texture, while the bacon adds a little crunch. This crowd-pleasing casserole can be prepped ahead of time, making it perfect for your next big gathering.
Got leftover chicken? This copycat Panera Frontega Chicken Sandwich is easy to make at home. You get smoky flavor and mild heat from the chipotle peppers, while the mayonnaise adds creaminess. The bread is super crispy, with basil adding freshness.
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Skillet Corn
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This skillet corn recipe features plenty of sweet, fresh summer corn. A small amount of aromatics complement the corn but don't overpower it. Parsley adds color and freshness.
Grilled Peppers & Onions
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Grilled peppers and onions sweeten up and are perfectly tender off the grill. A simple red-wine vinaigrette drizzled over the top helps to brighten up the dish and enhance the flavors.
Got leftover chicken? This copycat Panera Frontega Chicken Sandwich is easy to make at home. You get smoky flavor and mild heat from the chipotle peppers, while the mayonnaise adds creaminess. The bread is super crispy, with basil adding freshness.
Skillet Corn
Rating: Unrated
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This skillet corn recipe features plenty of sweet, fresh summer corn. A small amount of aromatics complement the corn but don't overpower it. Parsley adds color and freshness.
Grilled Peppers & Onions
Rating: Unrated
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Grilled peppers and onions sweeten up and are perfectly tender off the grill. A simple red-wine vinaigrette drizzled over the top helps to brighten up the dish and enhance the flavors.
Grilled Zucchini & Squash
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Grilled zucchini and yellow squash are tender off the grill with a hint of char, spicy garlic and a bit of zing from fresh lemon juice.
Grilled Squash
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Grilled squash is a sweet and tender side dish that pairs with just about anything off the grill. Garlic, thyme and a pinch of crushed red pepper add subtle flavors to this simple dish.
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Grilled Brussels Sprouts
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These grilled Brussels sprouts are charred on the grill then tossed with a simple, balanced honey-lemon dressing with a hint of garlic.
Vegetable Cabbage Soup
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Cabbage soup gets a boost of fiber and heartiness with the addition of beans. A simple tomato broth is brightened by fresh herbs and has slight heat from crushed red pepper. Serve with crusty bread.
Creamy White Bean Soup
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This light, creamy white bean soup is richly flavored thanks to plenty of beans, veggies and Parmesan cheese. Blending half of the soup at the end adds its signature creaminess without adding cream.
This chopped salad with chicken is smoky and zesty thanks to the creamy chipotle dressing. Cilantro adds a pop of freshness to each bite.
Tuna Macaroni Salad
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This simple tuna and macaroni salad is easy to pack and enjoy for work or school. The celery and bell pepper add a refreshing crisp crunch while the dressing, packed with flavor from dill, Dijon and lemon juice, complements the tuna.
Stuffed Cabbage with Beef
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This lightened-up version of stuffed cabbage uses lean ground beef and less sugar than the traditional recipe—but is every bit as delicious. The sauce sinks into the cabbage rolls while baking, which helps deepen the flavors.
Cabbage Steaks
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These cabbage steaks are super tender and slightly caramelized with a crispy panko breadcrumb mixture on top. These are easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner, yet special enough for a weekend dinner party.
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There is something for everyone in this Tater Tot breakfast casserole. It's crunchy on top and soft in the center with the bottom layer packed with vegetables and crumbled turkey sausage. The eggs hold everything together. This easy breakfast casserole is perfect for the holidays when you need to feed a hungry crowd.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
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These soft and chewy lemon crinkle cookies are the perfect palate cleanser. Even with a coating of powdered sugar, they aren't overly sweet thanks to plenty of lemon to balance the flavor.
These blueberry-lemon cupcakes are so light and delicious, it's hard to eat just one! The blueberries burst in your mouth and the glaze gives an extra boost of sweet-tart lemon flavor. Serve these easy cupcakes at a grown-up birthday party, bridal shower or brunch.
Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers
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Chipotle chiles, black beans and pepper Jack cheese give a flavorful boost to these quinoa-stuffed peppers. We've sped things up by steaming the peppers and using quick-cooking quinoa. We like the look of tri-colored quinoa, but any quinoa you have on hand will work. If possible, choose peppers that will stand upright.
Butternut squash gets tender with slightly crispy edges when it's cooked in the air fryer. The simple seasonings here complement the subtle sweetness from the squash. Serve this quick and easy side dish with just about anything, from roast chicken to pork.
Delicata Squash Soup
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This delicata squash soup is creamy and rich in flavor. The pop of pesto brightens the dish and the pistachios add nuttiness and crunch. It's the perfect starter soup for a warming fall dinner.
Kabocha Squash Soup
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This silky kabocha squash soup has a warm flavor profile and a slight spicy kick from Fresno chile. Apple adds a nice tang and sweetness to complement the coconut milk. Enjoy this vegan soup as a starter course to a fall meal, or double the serving size and serve with a green salad for a full meal.