Lynn Blanchard is the Director of the Dotdash Meredith Test Kitchen, located in Des Moines, Iowa. Lynn ensures that all recipes that appear in DDM publications are thoroughly tested by staff culinary specialists in conditions that replicate home kitchens. Brands tested in the Des Moines location include Allrecipes, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Home, Forks Over Knives, Magnolia Journal, Midwest Living, and Traditional Home. It’s been a delicious journey for Blanchard. After graduating from the Iowa State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Consumer Food Science and Community Nutrition, Lynn joined the Meredith Corporation staff in 1985 as a home economist, testing recipes and assisting with food photography. In 1996, she began managing the Test Kitchen photo studio as the Senior Food Stylist. During this time, she styled food for many of the Meredith food publications. She assumed the responsibilities of her present position in 1999. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and cooking for family and friends.