Jill Johnson Jill Johnson is an experienced freelance food writer and editor with a career spanning over four decades. She is the editor of Better Homes & Gardens cookbook Cookies for Christmas and a recipe developer who has published recipes in publications such as Midwest Living and Beautiful magazine. 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.