Nicole Peterson Nicole Peterson has more than 15 years of experience at Better Homes & Gardens. She has been a senior food editor and a food stylist. Before working at Better Homes & Gardens, Nicole was a test kitchen professional for Southern Press. There, she developed and tested recipes and did some food styling for Allrecipes.com, Cooking Light, and Southern Living. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Food Communication. 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.