Dinner wouldn’t be nearly as fun without these culinary pioneers to blaze the trail. This year’s list of food blogging mamas, curated with the help of our esteemed panel, includes both internet superstars and virtual unknowns, amateurs and James Beard Award-winning chefs. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, but all will make you hungry for more innovative meal ideas. You’ll find no shortage of healthy recipes, genius cooking shortcuts, or quick dinners for those nights when you’re just too tired to spend hours in the kitchen. Our hats are off to these top chefs who work hard to make mealtime memorable — and easy — for busy parents everywhere.— Chris Couchsee the full list »
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Who: Amanda Hesser, a mother of two, and Merrill Stubbs, a mother of one. Both live in New York City.
Why we love this blog: This is the granddaddy of professional food blogs. Operated by a former New York Times food editor and Le Cordon Bleu culinary grad, Food52 recruits foodies from across the globe to dish on their favorite recipes, techniques, ingredients and menu-planning tips. For parents, the site’s Dinner Versus Child series is an absolute must-read, providing essential advice on how to get your children to think beyond French fries and chicken fingers. We’re also enormous fans of Food52′s Kitchen Confidential posts, which provide tips on culinary basics like how to know if a chicken is done, as well as the Down and Dirty column, which offers an up-close-and-personal look at individual ingredients.