Grace Mannon

Grace Mannon

location-pin Charlotte, NC

Expertise: Recipe development; cooking techniques; baking; parenting

Grace Mannon

  • 15 years professional experience as a food scientist, researcher and writer
  • 4 years of experience as a professional baker
  • Popular Taste of Home articles include: "This Secret Ingredient Makes the Fluffiest Pancakes Ever" and "28 Vintage Christmas Cookies to Make This Year"


Grace learned a ton about the nitty-gritty of food and nutrition while earning her master’s degree in food science. She worked for a well-known baby food company and a company responsible for many favorite snack foods before transitioning to being a stay-at-home mom. She loves writing about complicated food science concepts in an understandable way and as a Taste of Home contributor, Grace covers a little bit of everything, from vintage recipes to must-have holiday foods and treats.


Master’s in food science

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Articles & Recipes

21 Thanksgiving Squash Recipes

Make sure Thanksgiving squash recipes are on the menu. Whether it's mashed, stuffed or roasted, this colorful veggie will add some variety to your meal.

30 Tasty Thanksgiving Soups

Do you include a soup in your holiday spread? You should! These Thanksgiving soups are seasonal, satisfying and perfect to round out your meal.

26 Alternatives to Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner

Just because tradition dictates that you eat turkey for Thanksgiving doesn't mean you have to do it every year! Try one of these delicious and different Thanksgiving main dishes to add some variety to your holiday feast.