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: Shauna James Ahern, a mother of one daughter living in Seattle (Ahern co-writes the blog with her husband, Daniel Fitzgerald Ahern)
Why we love this blog: Ahern struggled with exhaustion and depression before finally being diagnosed with Celiac disease. Now she’s dedicated her writing to making sure that those living a gluten-free lifestyle won’t go without options. Besides having a heart-wrenchingly romantic tale about her family’s switch to gluten-free, Ahern is also armed with a ton of recipes for breads, cakes, cookies, muffins and anything else gluten-sensitive and intolerant foodies yearn for. The extra great part about Ahern’s blog is that it’s just as easy to fall in love with her as it is her food. She sprinkles her blog with posts about her life as a wife and mother as well as her personal experiences with the side effects of Celiac.