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Better Homes & Gardens is a monthly home, garden, beauty, organizing, food, and health magazine for women (11/12).

In their Good Reads, they recommended the following summer reads: Jennifer Weiner’s Fly Away Home, Nancy Thayer’s Beachcombers, Sally Koslow’s With Friends Like These, Sue Miller’s The Lake Shore Limited, and Kate Moses’ memoir Cakewalk (8/10). Their novel escapes recommended Dawn Tripp’s Game of Secrets, Robert Olen Butler’s A Small Hotel, Jennifer Weiner’s Then Came You, and Beth Harbison’s Always Something There to Remind Me (7/11).

Better Homes & Gardens Editors

Gayle Goodson Butler, Editor in Chief

Oma Blaise Ford, Executive Editor. Interviewed cookbook author and chef Hugh Acheson (9/12).

Nancy Wall Hopkins, Senior Deputy Editor, Food and Entertaining. Excerpted recipes from Nigella Lawson’s Nigella Kitchen (10/10). Excerpted from Joe Yonan’s Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One (9/11). Interviewed Dylan Lauren, author of Dylan’s Candy Bar (10/10). Excerpted recipes from Donatella Arpaia’s Donatella Cooks (9/11). Excerpted a recipe from Emily Luchetti’s The Fearless Baker (12/11).

Featured an article with recipes from cookbook author Ellie Krieger (1/12). Featured recipes from cookbook author Hugh Acheson (9/12). Featured Grain Mains by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Sarbrough (9/12). Featured six cookbooks: Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, The Food52 Cookbook, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Canal House Cooks Every Day, Bouchon Bakery, and The Essential James Beard Cookbook (11/12).

Erin Simpson Lozier, Associate Food Editor. Featured recipes from cookbook author Joe Yonan (7/12). Featured recipes from Sarah Copeland, author of The Newlywed Cookbook (9/12).

Eric Liskey, Deputy Editor, Garden. Featured a short review of Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s The Language of Flowers (9/11). Featured advice from Tovah Martin, author of The New Terrarium (1/12).

Jane Austin McKeon, Senior Associate Editor, Garden. Featured The Birding Life: A Passion for Birds ad Home and Afield (11/11). Featured Water Gardening (7/12). Featured A Garden Makes a House a Home by Elvin McDonald (11/12).

Kelly Ryan Kegans, Assistant Deputy Editor, Home Design. Featured profiles of a number of designers, including Nate Berkus, author of The Things That Matter, and Sibella Court, author of Nomad: A Global Approach by Interior Style (9/12).

Amy Panos, Senior Editor, Home Design. Wrote an article on Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, authors of Good Bones, Great Pieces (9/12).

Kit Selzer, Senior Editor, Home Design

Joseph Boehm, Senior Interior Designer

Katherine Pushkar, Senior Deputy Editor, Lifestyle

Better Family News. Featured a new website from cookbook author Suzanne Beecher (8/10). Featured Rebecca Cohen’s 15 Minutes Outside and the Good Neighbor Cook Book (2/11). Quoted from Jeff Siegel, author of RelationTrips (8/11).

Erin Quinlan, Health Editor. Featured a short review of Andrew Weil’s Spontaneous Happiness (11/11). Featured a review of Meditation for Multitaskers by David Dillard-Wright (7/11). Featured tips from Heidi McIndoo, author of When to Eat What, and Heather Fink, author of Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Half-Marathon Training (10/11).

Ellen Miller, Fashion & Beauty Director

Sara Clemence, Better Money. Featured a quote from Rachel Singer Gordon, author of Point, Click and Save (1/11). Featured tips from Linda Gordon and Susan Shaffer’s Mom, Can I Move Back in With You? (9/11).

Elaine Griffin, Contributing Editor, Design

Danny Lipford, Contributing Editor, Design

Scott Peacock, Contributing Editor, Food. Web:

Debra Prinzing, Contributing Editor, Garden

Meredith Ladik and Jean Norman, producers, Road Rules. Recommended a number of good books for young adults to take on the road, including Marguerite Henry’s Brighty of the Grand Canyon, Gloria Whelan’s Once on This Island, Kevin Henkes’ Olive’s Ocean, Beth Ann Bauman’s Rosie and Skate, and William Gilkerson’s Pirate’s Passage (8/10).

Berit Thorkelson wrote an article on 25 ways to declutter with featured tips from Julie Morgenstern, author of Organizing from the Inside Out; Debbie Lillard, author of Absolutely Organized; Laura Wittmann, author of Clutter Rehab, and Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch, authors of Pretty Neat (1/11).

Sharon Overton reviewed the best decorating books for the fall: Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick, Details: A Stylist’s Secrets to Creating Inspired Interiors by Lili Dialio, Design*Sponge at Home by blogger Grace Bonney, Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design by Christiane Lemieux, and The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty by Jeffrey Bilhuber (9/11).

Catherine Guthrie featured five women’s health books: Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, Nancy Brinker’s Promise Me, Gayle Sulik’s Pink Ribbon Blues, Living Well Beyond Cancer, and Just Get Me through This! (10/11).

Candace Ord Manroe interviewed designer Amanda Nisbet, author of Dazzling Design (9/12).

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Katherine Parker, Digital Editor, Food & Entertaining

Alicia Chilton, Digital Editor, Home Design

Justin Hancock, Senior Digital Editor, Gardening

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