Jessica (Havel) Anderson Jessica (Havel) Anderson is a baking entrepreneur and the owner of Jess Desserts. She is also a former recipe developer and food stylist for Better Homes & Gardens. Since she was young, she grew up with a passion for baking, a trait passed down from her grandfather, who worked as a caterer. While in college, she attended culinary science school in order to learn how to develop her own recipes. As a result, she has been able to simultaneously work as a freelance writer in addition to owning her own bakery. Jessica graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor of science degree in culinary science. 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.