Ivy Manning Ivy Manning is a freelance food writer, recipe developer, cookbook writer, and cooking instructor. Her career path of food writing spans over two decades. You can find her writing in Fitbit, My Fitness Pal, Better Homes & Gardens, Clean Eating, and Eating Well. She is the author of nine different cookbooks, including one published by Williams Sonoma, Weeknight Vegetarian. Her recipes range from Instapot creation to fine dining ideas. She has also developed vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipes.Ivy got her start writing as a food and restaurant critic for the Willemette Week, and wrote her first cookbook in 2006. Around the same time, she tried her hand at travel writing for Cooking Light magazine. Ivy has pitched ideas and written for magazines such as Bon Appetit, and she has also worked with Everyday with Rachael Ray. 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.