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Weekend chef: 10 Best food blogs to follow

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The next best thing to tasting food is reading about it. Adjectives take the place of calories, and while they might not be as satisfying, they do give you a good hint at what you can expect if you open your mind and your kitchen to new culinary possibilities. These fabulous food blogs make the delectable approachable for the weekend home cook.

Yummy inspiration

The next best thing to tasting food is reading about it. Adjectives take the place
of calories, and while they might not be as satisfying, they do give you a good
hint at what you can expect if you open your mind and your kitchen to new
culinary possibilities. These fabulous food blogs make the
delectable approachable for the weekend home cook.

1

$5 Dinners

www.5dollardinners.com

$5 Dinners

We could all use a break on our wallet, but how do you do it without compromising flavor? Erin Chase, an Ohio-based mother of two, has you covered. This momma knows all about keeping it frugal and delicious. Try super-simple bargain recipes, from black beans with mango and rice to cheddar chicken BLTs. Plus, Chase posts grocery and restaurant coupons for even more savings.

2

Evil Shenanigans

www.evilshenanigans.com

Evil Shenanigans

This blog will get you in trouble if you’re counting calories, but as the blog’s tagline says, “Sometimes it’s good to be bad.” Indeed, Kelly Jaggers knows how to tempt taste buds into submission with her decadent dessert and meal recipes like chocolate peanut butter cream cheese pie and mocha mint cookie cups. She’s conversational and relatable, but most of all, Jaggers is a wizard in the kitchen.

3

Hungry Girl Por Vida

www.hungrygirlporvida.com

Hungry Girl Por Vida

If you want your food with a hint of editorial flair, look no further. This is the Vogue of food blogs. Think we’re exaggerating? Click over for a peek at some of Cindy’s gorgeous photos and tantalizing flavors.

4

Spoon Fork Bacon

www.spoonforkbacon.com

Spoon Fork Bacon

The brainchild of foodie Jenny and photographer Teri, Spoon Fork Bacon combines delicious, down-home cooking with an upscale sensibility. Looking to garnish your fries? How about with a little black garlic braised short rib? Plus, every photo looks like it came directly out of a magazine.

5

Sips and Spoonfuls

www.sipsandspoonfuls.com

Sips and Spoonfuls

This one is about more than just food. You can gain insights into blogger Sukania’s life as she adds anecdotes to her recipes with accompanying intricate photography. Try classics like tiramisu, or get your creative juices flowing with chocolate crepes.

6

Delicious Shots

www.deliciousshots.blogspot.com

Delicious Shots

This mom is also a culinary institute graduate. When she was pregnant, she started this blog to keep her skills sharp, and she also developed a knack for gorgeous photography. The recipes are simple staples with unique twists, like homemade Nutella, bean and kale soup and homemade pita bread.

7

The Year in Food

www.theyearinfood.com

Year in food

Going green is also about going seasonal, and blogger Kimberly Hasselbrink knows that. That’s why she sticks to seasonal recipes to make your mouth water — like simple salads during the summer and squash recipes galore come fall.

8

Sprouted Kitchen

www.sproutedkitchen.com

Sprouted Kitchen

Every food blog on the planet will tell you about another delicious cupcake that will break your diet, but Sprouted Kitchen actually encourages healthy eating. Plus, the recipes actually taste good. If you’re looking for veggie-friendly recipes and a whole-food mentality, look no further.

9

La Buena Vida

www.nicolefranzen.blogspot.com

La Buena Vida

Part recipe digest, part travel blog, the blogger behind La Buena Vida, Nicole Franzen, makes sure it lives up to its name. Recipes like Tuscan white bean soup with sage and wild mushroom risotto draw inspiration from places traveled.

10

No Recipes

www.norecipes.com

No Recipes

What? Aren’t recipes the point of food blogs? For blogger Marc Matsumoto, it’s about cooking from the heart. While there might actually be recipes on his site, his own culinary creations are dreamed up from his own mind. Get tips on everything from American cuisine to French fare.

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