Elaine Johnson Elaine Johnson, food expert for Better Homes & Gardens, has 15 years of experience as a food writer and recipe developer. She is passionate about sharing a love of cooking and the great outdoors. Elaine co-authored the books The Great Outdoors Cookbook and Camp Sunset. As the senior content editor for Yummly, Elaine not only wrote for the magazine, but she also worked with her team to produce a robust collection of food recipe videos. She presented cooking demonstrations at Sunset Celebration Weekend and co-hosted a ten-segment video series on outdoor cooking for Curious.com.Elaine also contributes to a number of brands as a food expert, including Better Homes & Gardens and Food52. Elaine Johnson graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition and Communications. She also received an editing certificate from University of California, Berkeley. 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.