Jessica Saari Christensen Jessica Saari Christensen has been a food editor with Meredith Corporation for almost two decades. She now works as a senior food editor and content manager with Meredith Premium Media, juggling the Better Homes & Gardens portfolio of special interest publications such as Christmas Cookies, Bread Recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Brunch & Breakfast, Soups & Stews, Farmhouse Cooking, and Veggie-Full. Jessica graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School Minneapolis/St. Paul at Brown College with honors in 2001, working in the restaurant and catering industry for more than two years before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism with a minor in Horticulture from Iowa State University. She started as an intern with Meredith Corporation in the garden group of Special Interest Publications, where she wrote articles, researched plants and flowers, and assisted the editorial staff. She started her career a food editor with the Meredith Books Group, where she was the project manager for a dozens of holiday, authored, and special interest cookbooks. During that time, she worked as an editor on the 14th-17th editions of the iconic BH&G New Cook Book (i.e. Red Plaid), acting as the on-staff project manager of the 17th edition. Jessica now oversees the content development and editorial direction for all the Better Homes & Gardens branded special interest publication content—including annual issues such as Christmas Cookies, Bread Recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Brunch & Breakfast, Soups & Stews, and Farmhouse Cooking. 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.