'Farmhouse Rules': Food Network's Nancy Fuller is a champion of the fruitcake

The second word in the title of "Farmhouse Rules," the popular Sunday morning Food Network show that wraps its first season on Dec. 22, has a double meaning.First, host Nancy Fuller uses the word as a synonym for "recipes," just as her grandmother did. On another level, though, the word could apply to the down-home principles Fuller advocates in her comfort-food dishes from New York's Hudson Valley, starting with "keep it fresh and natural."The season finale finds her focusing on the 13 apples of her eye -- her grandkids -- as she preps a kid-friendly menu that includes grilled meatloaf sandwiches, potato salad and a berry fruit cobbler.Fuller, whose past career also includes running a restaurant and catering business, has made a few adjustments to her vintage recipes over the years, sometimes to make them healthier, but often "old school" has turned out to be better."I remember the doctor telling my grandmother that she should...



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