I don’t know if personal food blogs have had their moment or not, but I still read them obsessively, mostly because I love learning new recipes while getting to know a fun online personality. (For the record, fashion blogs? MOMENT OVER. Sorry, Sea of Shoes.)
There are plenty of big-name food bloggers out there who have already had cookbook offers (The Pioneer Woman, Joy The Baker, Smitten Kitchen), but since I often cook directly from my iPad – typical of the millennial, right? — I find that I prefer to cook from the good old blog post. Here are some blogs that I love and read regularly, blogs where you’ll read a great recipe combined with a great story and feel inspired enough to go grocery shopping right after you turn off your laptop screen .
Pink parsley: This blog is written by a mother of four in Atlanta, Georgia, but it’s not all about Jello jigglers and how to stuff veggies into brownies for kids to eat. Josie writes classic recipes that look delicious, cook perfectly, and are always appropriate for dinner at home or for dinner parties. My favorite is her Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos: so so Well!
Katie at the kitchen door: Yum Yum Yum. Beautiful photography and healthy recipes with a sophisticated twist are what make me love this blog, which has a rapidly growing audience.
The poor girl eats well : This blog has just celebrated its fifth anniversary! So there are tons of tasty, budget-conscious recipes to get through a boring afternoon of work to pin to your “Food” board on Pinterest. I also appreciate Kimberly’s passion for cooking, combined with her honesty about everything in her life.
Oh Ladycakes: Always vegan and sometimes gluten-free, Oh Ladycakes is one of my favorite places on the internet for gorgeous, drool-worthy photos of baked goods combined with eye-catching prose. Blogger, Ashlae, is currently on a four-month European adventure with her boyfriend, so there are some fun travel stories and photos too!