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5 Best Food Blogs Ever-Where to Find Great Recipes and Writing on the Net

Updated on November 5, 2009

I Admit It, I am a Foodie...

Part of loving food and cooking in this technological day and age is having access to great food blogs for continual inspiration. Food blogs provide the ravenous masses with mouthwatering recipes, and the very best food blogs also have great photography and snappy writing to boot. As a food lover I have gone through many, many cooking related blogs, but only a few keep me coming back time and again. Whether it's for a laugh, a gawk at photographs so real I can almost smell them, deep thoughts, or to decide what I am having for dinner tonight, these ladies keep me coming back for more. Thus, I present to you, the five best food blogs. Ever. Amen.

Pioneer Woman Cooks

 I love my mother, yes I do. I love the way she smells and her glasses and the way she holds her wine glass. But I don't think she would mind if Ree (aka Pioneer Woman) adopted me. Please? Because at Pioneer Woman's ranch life seems to consist of one delectable meal after another. And so convenient too! Never on Pioneer Woman's blog will you find strange ingredients like kumquats which are not available in your little town. Seeing as she lives in the middle of nowhere, Ree understands that not everyone has access to specialty markets. Honestly, about 50% of my menu comes from this blog, and that's no lie. I've got my mother-in-law so turned on to Ree's recipes that everytime I lay a plate in front of her she asks "Is this from that cow lady"? Why yes mama, yes it is. Enjoy.

Pioneer Woman Cooks (Get Ready to Bust a Gut and Pee Your Pants)


Like Cinderella, except instead of turning into a pumpkin she turns into a cupcake pop (what the heck is that, you ask, ah my friend, do your pants want to know?). Bakerella is the mistress of all things dessert and baking related. She is also Goddess of cake pops, a delightful, bite size confection of cake, frosting, and chocolate all rolled up into one sinful little package. Bakerella is also a superb cake decorator, and if you are so inclined, there is a lot to be learned about making cake beautiful on her site. Me? I can't wait long enough to make it pretty...

Bakerella(Nom, Nom, Nom)

Stone Soup

For some deeper thought and a different perspective I visit Jules at Stone Soup. Being Australian her measurements are metric, but i find that this gives me a good chance to exercise my conversion skills anyhow. The recipes at Stone Soup are often hearty and filling, with dishes like warm salad of pumpkin and chickpeas. I find that Stone Soup really gets me to think out of the box about food, because the dishes are not what I would normally dream up for dinner. And since I believe that variety is the spice of's ideal.

Stone Soup (Definitely Edible)

Kitchen Wench

 The kitchen wench is a saucy lass whose food and photography ar eout of this world. If you are really a visual person and need to see step by step photos of a recipe, you will love the Kitchen Wench's blog. Ellie (the Kitchen Wench) is another Aussie, but lists many of her ingredients according to American standards of measurement, which is nice when I feel lazy. How can you not love a woman who teaches you how to many your own English muffins? Seriously.

The Kitchen Wench (The Cute Signature Will Steal Your Heart)

Smitten Kitchen

 Deb cooks from a tiny kitchen in New York City, and creates all sorts of sinfully good, and accessible recipes. Unlike some New Yorkers, who fall prey to truffle oil or other inaccessible ingredients (for the rest of the country). Can you tell I don't like being thwarted by elusive ingredients? Anyway, Deb creates fantastic food in her tiny kitchen which she so kindly shares with the rest of the world. Truly gourmet food which is totally recreatable at home.

Smitten Kitchen (Feeling Fancy, but Don't Wanna Use the Propane Torch)

Don't Blame Me...

 When your pants don't fit anymore! I didn't make the recipes, I just led you to the yummy mouth of dietary hell. Now, if someone has any ideas for organizing all these printed recipes please tell me! My kitchen is literally awash in loose leaf food pr0n. Thanks for your help.


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      CennyWenny 8 years ago from Washington

      Iaringo-Thanks for stopping by! I love cooking from these blogs, just had Pioneer Woman's meatballs last night, mmmmm, to die for.

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      laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      This is like getting 5 excellent Hubs all in one place. Thanks for sharing this and a thumbs up to you.

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      CennyWenny 8 years ago from Washington

      Chica and Haunty-Thanks for stopping by and making my day! Pioneer Woman is coming out with a cook book soon, I can't wait!

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      Haunty 8 years ago from Hungary

      Hi, Wenny! :) These blogs are amazing. I was time someone led me to dietary hell. You are great! :)

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      chicamom85 8 years ago

      I am also a foodie and thanks so much for sharing