Vallery Lomas Vallery Lomas is the author of Life is What You Bake It, a cookbook, and the blogger who started FoodieinNewYork.com. She has more than 4 years of experience as a writer and content creator for her blog and contributes regularly to brands such as ABC, FOX, CNN, Hallmark Channel, Buzzfeed's Goodful, and more. Vallery Lomas got her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and her law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. 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.