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Best Cooking Blogs to Whip Up Amazing Meals

Updated on September 19, 2013

Best Cooking Blogs for Amazing Meals

If you love to cook, new recipes are exciting adventures, and you probably have piles of cookbooks hidden somewhere in your house. Some of the best recipes, though, are free--cooking blogs proliferate on the internet, and the best bloggers post several entries a week with glossy, vibrant photos that help you create a dish step-by-step.

If you love to cook and are looking for personally tried recipes, then cooking blog may just be your new favorite things. Read on for a list of the best cooking blogs on the internet.

Cooking Macaroni and Cheese with the Pioneer Woman

The Pioneer Woman

According to her website, Ree was a city girl who met a country boy and then stayed in the country. She cooks and blogs at The Pioneer Woman, and her recipes are some of the best you'll find on the internet. In fact, she grew to such a level of popularity that she now has her own show on The Food Network!

The recipes on The Pioneer Woman aren't usually anything too fancy, but they are flavorful, delicious, and filling; she cooks for a ranch and a family, so they are also good if you like to make large portions. She takes photos each step of the way so you can follow along.

Some of her best recipes include:

  • White Chicken Enchiladas
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Beef with Snow Peas
  • Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Cooking Orchard Turkey Burgers with Iowa Girl Eats

Iowa Girl Eats

Iowa Girl Eats is another great cooking blog, hosted by Kristen (an Iowa girl, of course). She whips up a variety of creative, delicious dishes for herself and her husband, cooking a mix of other blogger's recipes and her own original recipes.

The recipes on Iowa Girl Eats often focus on eating healthy, and on making healthier versions of your favorite dishes at restaurants. In addition, the blog is just plain fun to read, as Kristen also shares stories about her family, travels, and her thoughts on various things.

Some of the best recipes include:

  • Kale Fried Rice
  • Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Mac and Cheese
  • Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
  • S'Mores Rice Krispie Treats


Cookin' Canuck

Cookin' Canuck brings you the recipes of Dara, a Canadian who now lives in America and focuses her recipes on health and nutrition, yet still manages to create innovative and delicious dishes.

Dara's blog entries are warm and friendly, and she shares not only the best ways to prepare her dishes but also bits and pieces of her life. Another great thing about her blog? If you like the recipe, she has several recipes using similar ingredients listed at the bottom of each entry.

Some of her best recipes to date:

  • Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa
  • Braised Country Style Pork Ribs with Ginger Ale and Hoisin Sauce
  • Spaghetti Squash with Swiss Chard, Dried Cranberries, and Dijon Vinaigrette

The Law Student's Wife

If you're looking to cook delicious meals on a budget, check out The Law Student's Wife. As it says on her blog, Erin's goal is to create tasty, inexpensive meals (while her husband studies away in the law library).

Erin's recipes are usually simple to cook and fun as well--her blog entries have a light, personable tone that makes following the recipe feel like cooking with a friend. She's not as picture heavy as some of the other bloggers, but her instructions are clear enough that you don't need pictures.

Some of the best recipes on The Law Student's Wife include:

  • Applesauce French Toast Casserole with Apple Cider Syrup
  • Strawberry Superpie
  • Eggplant Lasagna
  • Thai Peanut Chicken Stirfry

Other Cooking Blogs

This list is just an introduction to the many great cooking blogs on the internet--there are countless recipes at your fingertips! What's your favorite cooking blog?


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      Kristen Howe 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub with useful blogs to inspire cooking ideas. Thanks for sharing Saffron. Voted up!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Cooking time is special and most enjoyed with a great passion the video and photo are most helpful.

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      JPSO138 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      I will certainly check them out as I am trying to come up with delicious dishes for my family.

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks for sharing, Erica. I'm always looking for some good cooks to follow. :-)

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      europewalker 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. I will check out those blogs.

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I haven't delved into any cooking blogs, but I might be tempted now to take a quick look. Thanks for sharing!