Carla Christian, RD Carla Christian is a registered dietician who works as the director of research and development for Hum-Vee foods. She is an experienced recipe developer who has worked out of the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen. She has published recipes for Better Homes & Gardens, Eat This Not That, and Forks Over Knives. Carla Christian, RD, graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in dietetics. She also worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a dietician. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America, combining her interest in nutrition with the art of recipe development and food styling. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.