Dear Nancy Wall Hopkins, Deputy Editor, Food and Entertaining, Better Homes & Gardens,
This past August, I discovered that my mother had started another subscription to BHG for me. Upon receipt of my first issue, I groaned. She'd done this before a couple of years ago, and since I had neither home nor garden (a rental apartment with no outside living space just isn't the same), I merely flipped through the magazine each month and within a half-hour, had tossed it in the recycling bucket. BHG just wasn't my cup of tea.
However, this time around, I'm pleasantly surprised with my subscription. I still have neither home nor garden, but the recipes are really standing out. I don't remember trying many of them during my previous subscription, but over the last few months you've published some great recipes. The No-Knead Focaccia Tiles? A big hit at a party. The desserts in the February 2010 issue? Well, I'm still working my way through them (I want to try almost all of them), but the Vanilla Sparkling-Wine Pound Cake was delicious, and the Chocolate Stack Loaf was a big hit with some chocoholic friends.
So I'm writing to say thanks. Thanks for having a quality food section that's made me feel connected to the magazine. I've really grown to like your publication, and I hope you continue to keep up the good work.