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Food & Cooking Contributors

Alice Alech

Alice's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Cookbooks...
Alice Alech writes for the <...
Alice's Latest Books:
The 7 Wonders of Olive Oil

Barbara Beery

Barbara's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Barbara Beery has been a spokesperson for such national companies as Sun Maid Raisin, Uncle Ben’s, Borden’s, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and Step 2. Barbara has been a contributing writer to FamilyFun, the country’s leading family magazine. She has appeared twice on the Tod...

Bonnie

Bonnie's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
Certified Health Counselor through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University.

Britney Rule

Britney's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
Britney is the mother of three little boys, ages four and under. We're sure you can imagine what her house sounds (and looks!) like. As such, when she writes articles for Familius, they usually start in an effort to solve ongoing problems in her own house. Picky eaters?...
Britney's Latest Books:
Chia Crazy Quinoa Crazy

Caleb Warnock

Caleb's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Caleb Warnock is the popular author of Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers, The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast, Backyard Winter Gardening For All Climates, More Forgotten Skills, Trouble’s On The Men...

Cherie Schetselaar

Cherie's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Cherie is a wife, mother of 7 (yes, 7!) kids, and grandma to 3. She loves spending time with her family more than anything. Cherie is passionate about creating healthy foods for her family by using whole grains, sugar substitutes, and fresh fruits and vegetables. She us...
Cherie's Latest Books:
The Mix-and-Match Lunchbox

Christopher Robbins

Christopher's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Christopher Robbins, the Pater Familius, has been in the magazine and book publishing industry for more than twenty years. He is a husband, father of nine children, backpacker, cello player, fly fisherman, and lover of a simple life. He is published in fiction, non-fict...
Christopher's Latest Books:
Living In The Trenches

Cynthia MacGregor

Cynthia's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Cynthia MacGregor describes herself as "arguably the happiest woman in the world" and says "There's no one in the world I'd want to change lives with!"

David Miles

David's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
Hi there, I'm the Creative Director for Familius.

Emma

Emma's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Student, reader, writer, and health and fitness enthusiast.

Gordon

Gordon's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Healthy Eating...
I am a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University studying professional and creative writing.

Jerrick Robbins

Jerrick's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Jerrick Robbins is the oldest of seven children and has his fair share of experiences that taught him the importance of strengthening the family. He has seen firsthand how families can grow ...

Katelyn

Katelyn's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...

Katryna Seki

Katryna's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...

Kristin

Kristin's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
I'm a wife, mother, editor, writer, creative person and all around awesome! I love finding inspiration in everyday occurrences and recreating those things in my own life - whether it's a twist on the blueberry muffin I just pinned or accomplishing one of those "I can to...

Kristy G. Stewart

Kristy's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Kristy is a freelance editor and English master's student by day and a fledgling mother at all hours.

Laura Torres

Laura's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
Laura Torres is the author of over two dozen books for young people. She also writes magazine articles and educational material, and has worked as an editor and journalist. Visit her website at lauratorres.com for links to her various books, blogs and other fun stuff.

Loralee Leavitt

Loralee's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Loralee Leavitt destroys candy for the sake of science, drags her family on long car trips, and enjoys all sorts of other family adventures. She writes about family subjects such as science experiments, budgeting, finding inexpensive alternatives, traveling, and enterta...

Lori Nawyn

Lori's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
The wife of a fireman, mother of four, grandmother of four, and mentor to three opinionated dogs she's training for urban mushing, Lori enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, and reading, and growing tomatoes, peppers, and herbs for her fresh salsa.

Margaret

Margaret 's Topics:  Family Fun, Adult Fiction...
I enjoy reading, listening to music, and trying new foods.

Marian

Marian's Topics:  Young Fiction, Music & Art...
Marian Spencer is a seasoned traveler and third culture kid, having spent most of her life in Australia and Southeast Asia. She currently studies English and Editing at Brigham Young University and is passionate about all things, beautiful, meaningful, and edible.

Matthew Kenney

Matthew's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Gratitude...

Chef, author, and entrepreneur Matthew Kenney is the world’s foremost expert in raw cuisine. His impact extends far beyond the walls of his restaurants located in Santa Monica, California; Belfast, Maine; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Miami, Florida (Fall 2014). Ke...

Matthew's Latest Books:
90-Day Raw Food DietCooked Raw:

Meredith Baird

Meredith's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Cookbooks...
Hailing from South Carolina, Meredith Baird has had a lifelong passion for gourmet vegetarian cuisine. After college she left the traditional route to pursue her passion and became certified as a raw food chef and instructor. Infusing her innate stylistic talent and foo...
Meredith's Latest Books:
Coconut Kitchen

Michelle

Michelle's Topics:  Young Fiction, Adult Fiction...
Michelle Woshner graduated from McDaniel College with an English degree this past May. She spends her free time reading, baking, and looking for her next good cup of tea.

Pam Crockett

Pam's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Cookbooks...
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Pam's Latest Books:
Wheat Cookin' Made Easy

Richard Lombardi

Richard's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Cookbooks...

Richard's Latest Books:
The Cancer Fighting Cook

Sam

Sam's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hi there! My name is Sam. I am a creative writing student at Sarah Lawrence College. I am a captain of the Women's Swimming team and I also play on our softball team. I am also a certified Red Cross lifeguard.

Shannon Lim

Shannon's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Healthy Eating...

Susan Branson

Susan's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Cookbooks...
Susan earned an undergraduate degree in biology from St. Francis Xavier University, then a M.Sc. in toxicology from the University of Ottawa. From there she worked in r...

Tim J. Myers

Tim J.'s Topics:  Young Fiction, Parenting...
Hi! This is Tim J. Myers. Welcome!

Victoria

Victoria's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
I am from San Diego, California and the oldest of four children. The ocean is my home. I am studying English and Editing at BYU and graduating in April, yippee! I love to travel with, eat sushi with, and watch movies with my husband. I love all things books. I am an asp...

Cathryn

Zoë's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
I feel most alive when I'm outdoors. I love research because curiosity can never be quenched. My family means the world to me. I prefer silence to music & sunrises are the best part of the day.
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