Ellie Martin Cliffe

Ellie Martin Cliffe

location-pin Milwaukee, WI

School: Carroll University

Expertise: Cooking techniques; cleaning & organizing; gardening & plant care; parenting

Ellie Martin Cliffe

  • 19 years in food and lifestyle publishing, including 13 years writing and editing for food titles; brands include Taste of Home, Simple & Delicious, Birds & Blooms, The Knot, The Nest, The Bump and Working Mother
  • Winner, FOLIO's Top Women in Media Award Up & Comer Category, 2020
  • Radio guest touting Simple & Delicious magazine, various stations, 2012-2015
  • Winner, Graduate of the Last Decade, Carroll University, 2010


Ellie has spent almost 20 years writing and editing food and lifestyle content for several well-known publishers. As Taste of Home's content director, she leads the team of editors sharing tasty recipes, cooking tips and entertaining ideas. Since joining Taste of Home 13 years ago, she has held roles in digital and print, editing cookbooks, curating special interest publications, running magazines, starring in cooking and cleaning videos, working with the Community Cooks and even handing out cookies and cocoa at local holiday events. Gluten- and dairy-free since 2017, she’s a staff go-to on allergy-friendly foods that actually taste good. If she's not in her plant-filled office, find Ellie in her family’s urban veggie garden, in the kitchen trying new GF/DF recipes or at a local hockey rink, cheering on her spouse or third grader.


Carroll University, bachelor's in communications, journalism emphasis

Taste of Home Editorial Policies

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Articles & Recipes

Home for the Holidays: Christmas Edition

From Grandma’s top-secret scalloped potato recipe to the cousins’ annual baking extravaganza, Christmastime is filled with nostalgic traditions that folks wait for all year. Pull up your favorite Christmas playlist to get in the spirit, then start scrolling. Taste of Home‘s collection of festive dishes and activities is here to help you bring back the magic of holidays past and create new memories, too.

59 Decadent Thanksgiving Cake Recipes

Forget the pie—try Thanksgiving cake! Whether you go for flavors like pumpkin, apple, maple or spice, you can bet your guests will gobble it right up.

38 Amazing No-Bake Thanksgiving Desserts

Your oven has enough to do on Thanksgiving (it's called Turkey Day, after all). This year, fill your treat table with easy no-bake desserts, from pie and trifle to ice cream and crisp.