Sarah Martens

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Title: Senior Food Editor, BHG
Education: Drake University
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Sarah Martens is the senior food and recipes editor at Better Homes & Gardens overseeing all food content on the site. She is a writer, recipe developer, and editor with more than a decade of expertise in publishing. She got her start writing a food blog and firmly believes it’s not a party without a cheese plate. When she’s not thinking about what she's going to eat next, you’ll find her attempting (and regretting) art projects with her kids, scouring the internet for the perfect pair of loafers, or working to perfect her grandmother’s all-butter pie crust recipe. She holds a B.A. in public relations and marketing from Drake University.


Sarah has been with the Better Homes & Gardens brand for more than 10 years. She started on the food beat before switching to cover holidays and entertaining, and finally back to food where she now leads that vertical for BHG digital. Prior to her time at BHG, Sarah ran a local food blog, Dine Des Moines and contributed as a freelance writer to a number of publications and companies, particularly in the finance and insurance sector. A mom of two girls, Sarah loves to cook, try new restaurants, read, and run in her free time.


Sarah holds a B.A. in magazine journalism from Drake University.

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