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: Pam Nelson, mother to two kids living in Portland, Oregon
Why we love this blog: Fat beware: Pam Nelson is here to show that good food doesn’t have to clog your arteries. For the Love of Cooking features low-cal, high-taste recipes, most of which aren’t too taxing to make. Recent favorites include Nelson’s cheese tortellini, turkey sausage and kale soup which is the single best sick-day food you’ll ever have, as well as her fast and easy pan-roasted asparagus. Nelson also includes a nice list of essentials for a well-stocked pantry, so you’ll never be without the basic as you follow along.