Katie Macdonald Katie Macdonald is a food writer and editor on Dotdash Meredith's commerce team, covering everything from chefs' must-have classics to the latest and greatest kitchen deals. Since 2017, she's worked across several food brands, including Real Simple, Food & Wine, Allrecipes, Cooking Light, and Food52, to tell stories about cooking, food trends, home and design, and commerce. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.