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Food Blogger Bites: What's Your Favorite Recipe?

Hungry for some kitchen inspiration? In our Top 100 Mom Food Blog feature, we scoured the web to find the most family-friendly and palate-pleasing recipes out there. These mamas can work a day job, take care of the kids … and have dinner on the table on time. The best part? We get an inside look at how it all comes together on their blogs. But we’re not stopping there; now we’re grilling them (pun intended) each month for their favorite dishes, cooking secrets, and failproof tips in our Food Blogger Bites series.

This month, we asked the Top 100 what their all-time favorite recipe was.  As you can imagine, it was hard for them to choose just one — but the results are delicious. Find out their picks after the jump!

  • Baked Butter Beans 1 of 32
    Baked Butter Beans
    It's a simple dish that uses up pantry staples and is bursting with flavor. I've been making it for years and it has now become one of our weekly family meals. Every time I eat it I am still amazed by how much I love it.
    Get the recipe on My Darling Lemon Thyme
  • Cheesecake 2 of 32
    Cheesecake
    That's kind of like choosing children, but one of my very favorite recipes is my favorite cheesecake. It's a kind of kitschy, unusual (crustless!) cheesecake recipe that was one of the few things my mom would make when I was growing up. It's one of my first memories of dessert.
    Get the recipe at Piece of Cake
  • Gnocchi alla Sorrentina 3 of 32
    Gnocchi alla Sorrentina
    I only post about the food I love, so it is very hard to choose! Gnocchi alla sorrentina is a traditional recipe of Sorrento and it is to die for. Who could resist some pillowy soft potato gnocchi baked with tomato sauce, basil and lots of stretchy mozzarella?
    Get the recipe at Manu's Menu
  • Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup 4 of 32
    Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
    I have so many favorites, it's hard to pick just one. Do you pick the one that is the most time-efficient, the one that takes a while to make but tastes perfect or the one you make the most because your family requests it? I'll pick a hybrid of all three of those — the tomato basil parmesan soup. It is so delicious and my most popular recipe as well.
    Get the recipe at 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  • White Chicken Pizza 5 of 32
    White Chicken Pizza
    Being a lover of all things edible, it's always difficult to choose a favorite. If I had to pick just one, it would have to be the white chicken pizza. There's just something so reliably delectable about a well-constructed, palate-pleasing pie. It never fails to get my tastebuds singing!
    Get the recipe at Mommie Cooks
  • Green Tea Ice Cream 6 of 32
    Green Tea Ice Cream
    I love ice cream and green tea is my favorite. My recipe produces the flavor that is really close to what we can buy in Japan. Finding the good quality matcha green tea powder is very important for the best result in making green tea ice cream.
    Get the recipe at Just One Cookbook
  • Bread Machine Flax Pizza Dough 7 of 32
    Bread Machine Flax Pizza Dough
    Lately my favorite recipe is bread machine flax pizza dough. I make homemade pizza a lot because it's so versatile and I can use whatever ingredients I happen to have on hand. The kids love to help make pizza, so it's a great way to get them involved with cooking. This particular dough is my favorite because all I have to do is toss the ingredients in my bread machine and 2 hours later I have a lovely and healthy pizza dough waiting for me. It freezes well too.
    Get the recipe at Food and Whine
  • Oatmeal Creme Pies 8 of 32
    Oatmeal Creme Pies
    My oatmeal creme pies, reminiscent of the individually wrapped Little Debbie ones I grew up loving. They are also one of my most requested recipes on my blog and Pinterest.
    Get the recipe at Food Allergy Mama
  • Panna Cotta with Summer Peaches & Grand Marnier 9 of 32
    Panna Cotta with Summer Peaches & Grand Marnier
    I'll go with my current favorite, which is my panna cotta with summer peaches and grand marnier. The reason it's my favorite is because it encompasses who I am as a chef; I love upscale dishes & desserts that take very little effort yet are elegant and sophisticated. You know, the kind that people oooh and aaah over and only you know how easy it really is!
    Get the recipe at The Wicked Noodle
  • Rhubarb Lavender Jam 10 of 32
    Rhubarb Lavender Jam
    In the summer I am all about naptime canning! Some of my favorites are rhubarb lavender jam and eternal summer apricot jam.
    Get the recipe at The Naptime Chef
  • Rick’s Rich Jam Muffins 11 of 32
    Rick's Rich Jam Muffins
    Sangria, because, umm, it's sangria. But the one I use most often is probably Rick's rich jam muffins — so easy to whip up and a great way to get some more fruit into my daughter's belly.
    Get the recipe at Prudent Baby
  • Sanna 12 of 32
    Sanna
    This, my mother's recipe, has gained popularity on my blog because a lot of readers have tried and loved it. They (similar to the more popular "idli") are a perfect accompaniment to many non-vegetarian dishes and are a much-loved bread among people of all ages. Each time I bite into one, I am reminded of my happy and carefree childhood days when my mum used to make them in huge quantities, especially on festive occasions like Christmas and Easter.
    Get the recipe at Ruchik Randhap, Delicious Cooking
  • Sourdough Focaccia with Grapes and Rosemary 13 of 32
    Sourdough Focaccia with Grapes and Rosemary
    I love the way the inky, musky flavor of the grapes pairs with rosemary's floral notes, and that sweetness is a nice foil to the rustic sourness of the focaccia.
    Get the recipe at Nourished Kitchen
  • Lemon Icebox Cake 14 of 32
    Lemon Icebox Cake
    Do you remember the scene in Castaway where Tom Hanks finally gets that spark going, stands in front of the blaze and bellows, "FIRE!"? My lemon icebox cake is that scene for me. That recipe pushed me way out of my comfort zone. After I finished making the cake and it was in the refrigerator, I promised myself I would never make it again. Then I ate it and threw that promise out the window. Every inch of my kitchen was a mess, but it was so worth it. Best cake I've ever eaten, and yes, I will make it again.
    Get the recipe at Taking on Magazines
  • Triple Pink Cupcakes 15 of 32
    Triple Pink Cupcakes
    My answer would probably change depending on which day or even time of day you asked! Hard to make a foodie select just ONE favorite, but my triple-pink cupcakes hover near the top of the list. Red velvet cake is my favorite, and this recipe was perfected for my daughter's birthday party. I will never forget the look on her face when she saw these cupcakes!
    Get the recipe at Whipped
  • Panna Cotta with Summer Peaches & Grand Marnier 16 of 32
    Panna Cotta with Summer Peaches & Grand Marnier
    I'll go with my current favorite, which is my Panna cotta with summer peaches and Grand Marnier. The reason it's my favorite is because it encompasses who I am as a chef; I love upscale dishes & desserts that take very little effort yet are elegant and sophisticated. You know, the kind that people oooh and aaah over and only you know how easy it really is!
    - The Wicked Noodle
  • Baked Butter Beans and Gluten-free Mexican Chocolate Cookies 17 of 32
    Baked Butter Beans and Gluten-free Mexican Chocolate Cookies
    It's a simple dish that uses up pantry staples and is bursting with flavor. I've been making it for years and it has now become one of our weekly family meals. Every time I eat it I am still amazed by how much I love it.
    - My Darling Lemon Thyme
  • Triple Pink Cupcakes 18 of 32
    Triple Pink Cupcakes
    My answer would probably change depending on which day or even time of day you asked! Hard to make a foodie select just ONE favorite. My triple pink cupcakes hover near the top of the list. Red velvet cake is my favorite and this recipe was perfected for my daughter's birthday party. I will never forget the look on her face when she saw these cupcakes!
    - Whipped the Blog
  • Rick’s Rich Jam Muffins 19 of 32
    Rick's Rich Jam Muffins
    Sangria, because, umm, it's sangria. But the one I use most often is probably Rick's rich jam muffins — so easy to whip up and a great way to get some more fruit into my daughter's belly.
    - Jaime, Prudent Baby
  • Green Tea Ice Cream 20 of 32
    Green Tea Ice Cream
    I love ice cream and green tea is my favorite. My recipe produces the flavor that is really close to what we can buy in Japan. Finding the good quality matcha green tea powder is very important for the best result in making green tea ice cream.
    - Just One Cookbook
  • Creamy Cheesy Potatoes 21 of 32
    Creamy Cheesy Potatoes
    When I was younger, we would devour these very quickly at the dinner table. If there were any leftovers, we would fight for them! These potatoes make a great side dish, but if you need a main dish, simply brown chicken breasts and nestle them in between the potatoes. Browned pork chops, or thick slices of ham are also very good. Then you have a full meal, that's simple, easy and delicious.
    Find creamy cheesy potatoes at Get Off Your Butt and Bake
  • Cheesecake 22 of 32
    Cheesecake
  • Rhubarb Lavender Jam and Summer Apricot Jam 23 of 32
    Rhubarb Lavender Jam and Summer Apricot Jam
    In the summer I am all about naptime canning! Some of my favorites are Rhubarb Lavender Jam and eternal summer apricot jam.
    - The Naptime Chef
  • Sourdough Focaccia with Grapes and Rosemary 24 of 32
    Sourdough Focaccia with Grapes and Rosemary
    I love the way the inky, musky flavor of the grapes pairs with rosemary's floral notes, and that sweetness is a nice foil to the rustic sourness of the focaccia.
    - Nourished Kitchen
  • Oatmeal Creme Pies 25 of 32
    Oatmeal Creme Pies
    My oatmeal creme pies, reminiscent of the individually wrapped Little Debbie ones I grew up loving. They are also one of my most requested recipes on my blog and Pinterest.
    - Food Allergy Mama
  • White Chicken Pizza 26 of 32
    White Chicken Pizza
    Being a lover of all things edible, it's always difficult to choose a favorite. If I had to pick just one, it would have to be the white chicken pizza. There's just something so reliably delectable about a well-constructed, palate-pleasing pie. It never fails to get my tastebuds singing!
    - Mommie Cooks
  • Lemon Icebox Cake 27 of 32
    Lemon Icebox Cake
    Do you remember the scene in Castaway where Tom Hanks finally gets that spark going, stands in front of the blaze and bellows, "FIRE!"? My lemon icebox cake is that scene for me. That recipe pushed me way out of my comfort zone. After I finished making the cake and it was in the refrigerator, I promised myself I would never make it again. Then I ate it an threw that promise out the window. Every inch of my kitchen was a mess but it was so worth it. Best cake I've ever eaten, and yes, I will make it again.
    - Taking on Magazines
  • Gnocchi alla Sorrentina and Eggplant & Tri-colour Goat Cheese Mille-feuille 28 of 32
    Gnocchi alla Sorrentina and Eggplant & Tri-colour Goat Cheese Mille-feuille
    I only post about the food I love, so it is very hard to choose! I have two, and I love them for different reasons: Gnocchi alla sorrentina is a traditional recipe of Sorrento and it is to die for. Who could resist some pillowy soft potato gnocchi baked with tomato sauce, basil and lots of stretchy mozzarella? The eggplant and tri-color goat cheese mille-feuille instead is a much lighter, yet full of flavor, recipe that I created in honor of the Italian flag, as the goat cheese has three different colors and flavors (white/plain, red for the sundried tomatoes and green for the basil).
    - Manu's Menu
  • Creamy Cheesy Potatoes 29 of 32
    Creamy Cheesy Potatoes
    When I was younger, we would devour these very quickly at the dinner table. If there were any leftovers, we would fight for them! I got smart though ... I was clever. I tried to watch very closely as Mom put that small bowl into the fridge. One evening, when peering eyes weren't watching, I snuck that little bowl of leftovers to my bedroom. I slid that glorious little bowl of cheesy potatoes under my bed, for safe keeping. I figured they would make a great after school snack the following day. I still remember the excitement I felt, as I reached under my bed for that long awaited snack. I popped the lid off and YIKES. Potatoes with cream and cheese need refrigeration! These potatoes make a great side dish, but if you need a main dish, simply brown chicken breasts and nestle them in between the potatoes. Browned pork chops, or thick slices of ham are also very good. Then you have a full meal, that's simple, easy and delicious.
    - Get Off Your Butt and Bake
  • Sanna 30 of 32
    Sanna
    This being my mother's recipe has gained popularity on my blog because a lot of readers have tried and loved it. These cottony soft rice cakes (similar to the more popular "Idli") are a perfect accompaniment to many non-vegetarian dishes and are a much-loved bread among people of all ages. Each time I bite into one, I am reminded of my happy & carefree childhood days when my mum used to make them in huge quantities, especially on festive occasions like Christmas & Easter.
    - Ruchik Randhap, Delicious Cooking
  • Machine Flax Pizza Dough 31 of 32
    Machine Flax Pizza Dough
    Lately my favorite recipe is Bread Machine Flax Pizza Dough, which can be found in this post: Vegetable and Ham Pizza with Alfredo Sauce. I make homemade pizza a lot because it's so versatile and I can use whatever ingredients I happen to have on hand. The kids love to help make pizza, so it's a great way to get them involved with cooking. This particular dough is my favorite because all I have to do is toss the ingredients in my bread machine and 2 hours later I have a lovely and healthy pizza dough waiting for me. It freezes well too.
    - Food and Whine
  • Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup 32 of 32
    Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
    I have so many favorites, it's hard to pick just one. Do you pick the one that is the most time-efficient, the one that takes a while to make but tastes perfect or the one you make the most because your family requests it? I'll pick a hybrid of all three of those — the Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup. It is so delicious and my most popular recipe as well.
    - 365 Days of Slow Cooking


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