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: Rachel Kaganoff Stern, a mother of two based in Los Angeles
Why we love this blog: Trust us, you want to be inside Rachel’s kitchen. A spinoff of her family cookbook, this blog revels in how fun cooking can be, whether you’re throwing together a quickie meal, replicating a dish from your favorite restaurant, improving on your grandma’s trademark recipe or doing some good, old-fashioned experimenting. Ready to dive in? Stern’s meat sauce with artichoke tapenade is a win-win every time, as is her tuna tartare.