I started finding food blogs while searching for recipes online a few years ago, and I quickly became addicted. It didn’t take very long until I decided to start one myself.
I wanted to share some of the blogs that hooked me in the beginning and I still continue to follow.
It’s not hard to be drawn in by Jen’s knack for writing and her humor. She’s a fantastic photographer and shares stories not only about her food, but about her life in the Colorado Rockies with her boyfriend and dog, and her experiences with chemo. It’s hard to stop reading once you go there. I’ve made a few things from her recipe archive, but hands down Shredded Beef Tacos is the best – I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A well known blogger, Deb shares recipes and stories from her little kitchen in New York City. I love her entire blog section devoted to tips such as measuring, organizing spices, and food temperature. Every now and then you’ll get to read her take on some of her local New York City restaurants, and also see some pics of her PRECIOUS baby. Last Thanksgiving I made Artichoke-Olive Crostini as an appetizer…it’s awesome. (She’s a huge artichoke addict, by the way).
Robin Sue started her website as a documentation of her recipes for her children, and it became something more. She has tons of great recipes for feeding families, snacks for kids, and tells hilarious stories about her family. Check out her take on “Pop Tarts“.
Heidi decided to begin her blog when her cookbook collection reached over 100. She said it was “time to stop buying and start cooking”. Based in San Fransisco, many of her writings and pictures have been featured in many publications, and has also written a couple of cookbooks. She’s a vegetarian who focuses on natural, healthy ingredients but also has a sweet tooth. I’ve made her Mushroom Casserole as a side dish for chicken one night (which was delish), and I’ve had my eye on this for a while. I have to make it very soon.
That’s only a few of the blogs that I love to follow, but these were my original favorites.
By the way, my fellow Ingredient Challenge competitors, Nutritionella, And Love It Too!, Marci Gilbert, From The Little Yellow Kitchen, and I are playing around with different ideas for the Challenge, like using limited ingredients, etc. Please comment on any one of our blogs and let us know your ideas or thoughts – or if you would like to join us! We challenge every other Friday, and post our recipes the following Monday.