Samantha Lande Samantha Lande has been contributing food, wellness and health content for over a decade. She spent the decade prior as an account executive at firms focusing on innovation in health care. Samantha's writing has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Good Housekeeping, AARP, and The Food Network. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and a M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. 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.