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Jenna Helwig

Jenna is the Food Director at Real Simple magazine and the author of several cookbooks, including Bare Minimum Dinners and Baby-Led Feeding. She loves spending time in the mountains, shopping at farmers' markets, and watching baseball.
Double down on flavor with this fresh and delicious green bean side dish. 
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Mostly Make-Ahead BBQ Ribs
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This easy rib recipe delivers over-the-top flavor. 
Caramelized Shallot Dip
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Regular onions get the boot in this delicious twist on the classic dip. 
With a bottle of sparkling lemonade on hand, refreshing citrusy cocktails are only a splash away.
There are more varieties on supermarket shelves than ever before—but you really only need these two.
Apricot Almond Cake
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This elegant stonefruit cake is deceptively simple and decadently delicious.
Stock your treat jar with this chocolatey upgrade on everyday oatmeal cookies. 
Wild Blueberry and Chai Bread
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This tea cake quite literally earns its name.
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Savory scones meet classic bagels in this tasty recipe.
Hazelnut Swirl Blondies
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Ribbons of rich chocolate-hazelnut spread top each bite of these outrageously delicious blondies.  
Make your kitchen smell divine with a batch of these sunny yet sophisticated muffins.  
Fried Rice Scramble
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Meet your new favorite breakfast.
Corn and Pepper Scramble
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Ready to rethink your everyday eggs?
An egg skillet is the ideal breakfast because it comes together quickly, doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, and best of all: it packs a lot of delicious flavor into a small package.
Grains and Greens Scramble
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A restaurant-worthy brunch dish is possible in the comfort of your own kitchen, and this healthful breakfast recipe is proof.
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Coffee-Tahini Smoothie
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Calling all coffee ice cream fans, if you've never tried a coffee smoothie, we've got a treat in store for you.
Pink Dragon Smoothie
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The color of this smoothie alone is enough to wake you up, and it's all thanks to dragon fruit, or pitaya, a tropical fruit native to the Americas.
Mango-Turmeric Smoothie
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You'll feel like you're on a tropical vacation when you sip this bright, creamy smoothie. Even better, it's so much healthier than it tastes!
Good Morning Green Smoothie
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Not one—but two!—vegetables are included in this blend.
Hummus and Cucumber Toast
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Hummus isn’t just for dipping carrot sticks and pretzels. Case in point: this delicious, easy toast recipe.
Pomegranate-Almond Toast
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Say hello to this gorgeous, jewel-toned toast, which not only looks beautiful, but tastes great, too.
Ricotta-Orange Toast
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Start your day with some sunshine, courtesy of this bright, juicy combo.
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Smoked Salmon Toast
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Pesto and salmon may seem like an unusual combination, but after one bite we trust you'll agree that it's an unusually delicious one.
Seafood is healthy, but not all picks are sustainable. Follow these tips for bringing home fish that you—and the oceans—can feel good about.