Top 100 Food Mom Blogs, 2011


Some of our favorite things here at Babble are family food blogs and the moms who write them. From their real-life tips for feeding picky eaters to their 30-minute recipes and overall inspiring approaches, these women give us the tools we need to put dinner (and dessert, lunch, breakfast, snacks:) on the table. Read More »

So for Babble's second annual Top Food Mom Blogs, we decided to go from 50 to 100 winners. Our food-loving panel made their picks, but we want your feedback, too, so nominate your favorite food mama here.

Check back to see your nominations on our 2012 list next year and, in the meantime, read, write, and link up. Bon App'tit! - The Babble Editors

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Dine and Dish | Kristen Doyle




Kristen’s Rankings

48 Points

Who: Kristen Doyle, mother of 4, Kansas City, KS

Why we love her: Among the chaos of working, running errands and chauffeuring her kids, Kristen manages to feed her family hearty meals that also fit into her diet. But this is no typical mom-on-a-diet blog. Kristen weaves recipes with personal stories and inspiring quotes to illustrate her journey to getting fit and staying healthy. Reading Dine and Dish makes it hard to justify skipping the gym and ordering takeout, which is sometimes just the kick in the pants we need.

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33 thoughts on “Top 100 Food Mom Blogs 2011 (-2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is a great list! It’s nice to see some of my favorite blogs on here — how exciting!

  2. Food blogger says:

    Interesting that you recommend food blogs to your readers. Because if any of the blogs on your list make an item found on you threaten legal action against them, which is completely unfounded. I hope none of these bloggers think it is anything special to be recommended by Babble – which is a site that I will never use again for recipes or information.

  3. Dara Pettinelli says:

    @Food blogger, thank you for comment. Just to clarify, we never have an issue with someone making one of our recipes — that’s why we’re here! We want you to enjoy food as much as we do. However, we do not permit sites to publish recipes from Babble without permission or proper credit.

  4. Mark Powell says:

    Could you clarify how the points were awarded for the different “Top 100″?

  5. Food blogger says:

    @Dara – I completely agree that proper citation and attribution is necessary when blogging. It is not normal practice to ask permission to make and blog recipes found online. I would be very interested to see your response if one of these top 100 were to *gasp* make a recipe found on your site without asking first – good luck suing them for that.

  6. Sarah Bryden-Brown says:

    @Mark Powell — the points were awarded based on the strength of the votes of each of the panelists.

  7. Same Old Same Old says:

    It’s always the same people. Sort of the rich get rich and the poor get poorer. Wonder what it would take to see some of the blogs that have unique great content that don’t spend their days begging for votes or have a million users who will keep the in their place of distinction?

  8. My Mezzaluna says:

    Oh I wish I knew about this sooner…. How wonderful to have so many moms caring about the food their kids eat!

  9. Maralynn says:

    This is great! My favorite food mom blogs are and Fun, funny and great recipes!

  10. Beth says:

    Thanks for the list! Some old favorites, and new faces. I have a lot of reading (and cooking) to do.

  11. ugh more of the same says:

    Smitten Kitchen is considered food photography at it’s finest?! All I see is the same laminated grey speckled countertop, poor lighting and almost no food styling whatsoever in every single photo.

  12. not impressed says:

    Very excited to see this list but the recipes are not interesting at all. Why isn’t skinnytaste on here?

  13. recipecheater says:

    What kind of recipes would you consider interesting and exciting?

  14. Gwen says:

    Not being a hater, I’m happy for those who are at the top, but I agree, Not sure how some of these got to be the ‘best’. I think maybe some bloggers comment on ‘popular’ blogs for advertising. It would be nice to see some new worthy blogs at the top of lists. I like to start at the bottom of the list for this reason.

  15. Sj Sebellin-Ross says:

    Some wonderful bloggers on this list; bloggers I’ve been reading for years.

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  17. Catrine Fonseca Holmene says:

    hi all. Looks interesting!
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  18. memo1490 says:

    that is good to meet like these star.

  19. Mohamad Taha Safan says:

    the food is the secret of life and the shortest way to the heart of the husband and as well as the children is the food

  20. Erin at Lemon Sugar says:

    I’ve always loved her blog!

  21. Tagan says:

    Thank you for this wonderful list! Many of my favorites and a few new ones to check out. I just wanted to share my blog, I am a professional chef, food activist and a mother. I blog in my “spare time” so it’s not full of advertising, or a full time job, just the things I am deeply passionate about, food, community, justice and family. I’d love if you checked it out and spread the word if you like what you see. Thanks again! Tagan,

  22. Anonymous says:

    We love meeting other bloggers..
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  24. Michelle Smith says:

    Meals with Michelle! Being creative in your own kitchen!

  25. Kerli Diamond says:

    Wouch i would love to see you in guests – :)
    maybe something will be useful for you!

  26. Rachael Reis says:

    Beautiful Blog I’m a soap maker from Brazil Rainforest , Love to check out new ideas add me ..

  27. Anonymous says:

    so so good

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  29. arlene says:

    My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.

    Nice blog! hope that you can also check it out my blog too. My book is already release, and I’m just wondering if you guys interested to purchase the book? :) you can check it out! Thanks!

  30. Anonymous says:

    what happened to the top 100 blogs that you had us all voting for?

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