If you’re looking for a new recipe, dinnertime inspiration or cooking tutorials, there’s no shortage of information to be found online. But how do you know if that new recipe really works? Has it been tested? Is it from a trusted source? Here’s a list of my favorite blogs that I’ve come to know and trust over the last couple years. I follow each of these on a regular basis and have made at least one recipe from each site – and they’ve all been great! If you’re not already, be sure to follow me on Pinterest where I pin a lot of my favorite recipes from these and other sites that I love!
This is the blog that inspired me to start The Krave. The food is enticing, the pictures are beautiful, the writing is warm and funny and the couple behind this uber-popular blog gives a portion of their earnings to charity. What’s not to love? I’m going to a photography seminar taught by Lindsay in September and I can’t wait to see how much my photos will improve after spending two days learning from her! When I get frustrated with my photography (I have a love/hate relationship with taking food photos…it is so much harder than it looks, you guys) I look at Lindsay’s pictures from the very beginning of POY and remind myself that she didn’t start out taking the quality of pictures you see on her site today. It gives me hope! I’ve made several recipes from POY but my favorite is this Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing. Talk about yum!
Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, then you need to check out this blog immediately! Sally’s recipes are adorable and mouthwatering. She’s so creative yet all of her recipes are approachable – not at all intimidating. She has an enormous following and it’s easy to see why. I have made several of her smoothie recipes (all great!) but I’m really dying to make this Piñata Cake. Have you ever seen anything cuter?
If you’re feeling virtuous head on over to Oh She Glows for Angela’s mostly gluten-free, allergy-friendly, plant-based recipes. The author has a compelling story about her journey toward health and fitness and is now a NY Times best selling author thanks to her super successful book, The Oh She Glows Cookbook. I love her 5-Minute Power Oatmeal Bowl…especially on a Monday morning after a weekend of overindulging.
I hadn’t heard of Gimme Some Oven until last year when Ali spoke at a blogging conference I attended. She was warm and sweet and she lives in Kansas City, which is where I grew up, so I just instantly liked her, you know? Now I’m an avid reader of her blog, which not only has awesome recipes and pictures, but really fun and honest posts about life. I make her Rainbow Veggie Skewers all the time and I think you should too.
Do you love to barbecue? Do you know how to start a charcoal grill? Would you like to learn how to smoke a brisket or grill a pizza? Want to see how to remove the membrane from a rack of ribs? Go to Webernation for answers to all of your grilling and barbecue questions. Full disclosure – I work at Weber so maybe I’m a little biased, but I truly believe Weber is the best online resource for all of your backyard needs. We put a lot of time and effort into our video tutorials and recipe development to give you the best experience on your grill. Learn about the “reverse sear” from Weber’s grillographer, Mike Lang.