Lauren McAnelly Lauren McAnelly is a food stylist and culinary expert with over 15 years of experience in cooking and baking. Her roles have included working in restaurants, bakeries, culinary schools, test kitchens, and photo studios, producing new and creative content for a multitude of platforms including print, video, and digital media. Lauren obtained her B.S. in communicative arts from Wisconsin Lutheran College. This degree blended science, marketing, communication, and arts classes. She then completed her Culinary Arts Degree in Savory, Pastry and Wine Education from Cook Street School of Culinary Arts. This program included intensive, hands-on instruction of traditional French and Italian cooking and baking. 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.