Courtney Whitmore

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Growing up in the South, Courtney always loved the art of presenting classic Southern foods with a modern twist and setting a tablescape with lots of pizzazz. She attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in organizational leadership. Courtney launched (pronounced piz·zazze·rie [pəˈzaz ərē]) in 2010 to share entertaining inspiration and ideas with her readers. Now a best-selling author of five entertaining cookbooks, she utilizes her talent in entertaining and food styling to share daily party inspiration with hundreds of thousands of entertaining-loving readers. Her expertise has been seen in Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, HGTV, Access Hollywood, and Martha Stewart. She has styled for brands such as Target, Lindt Chocolate, Pepperidge Farm, Bath & Body Works, Minted, Wayfair, and more to connect consumers with their products in an entertaining setting.

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.