Tara Bench Tara is focused on encouraging confidence in the kitchen and taking the stress out of entertaining. She specializes in recipes with basic techniques and accessible ingredients for impressive but approachable cooking. Tara has over two decades of experience as an executive-level food editor, blogger and food stylist. Highlights: * 20+ years experience as a recipe developer and editor * Author of Live Life Deliciously: Recipes For Busy Weeknights And Leisurely Weekends * Contributor to national magazines and television shows * Former Food Editor at Martha Stewart Living and Ladies' Home Journal * Owner of Tara Teaspoon, a website and brand committed to bringing professional kitchen knowledge and creativity to homes 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.