Nancy Hughes Nancy S. Hughes has worked for over two decades as a cookbook author with the American Diabetes Association. Her books focus on meeting the needs of those with restricted diets, and Nancy employs the latest research on healthy eating. As a recipe developer, Nancy has published her work in Better Homes & Gardens, Clean Eating, Diabetic Cooking, and Cooking Light. She works as a food consultant to major companies and advisory boards, including the Pork Board, the USA Rice Federation, and Canola Info.Nancy S. Hughes graduated summa cum laude from James H. Faulkner Community College with an associate's degree in culinary arts in order to become a chef. She then completed a certification program for media training through the Lisa Ekus Group so that she could record radio programs, serve as a spokesperson for advisory boards, and perform cooking demonstrations. 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.