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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50. Mommie Cooks
Who: Julie Mastbrook, a mother of four sons living in Charlotte, North Carolina
Why we love this blog: All hail Julie’s One Dish Meals section! Seriously, we had no idea it was possible to make meals like Indian butter chicken without the kitchen looking like World War III. Mastbrook is a master at getting the most mileage out of your cook time. Mommie Cooks is full of clever uses for leftovers — like turning them into jambalaya cream pasta — and ideas for squeezing ingredients you never fully use into dishes. Recipes run the gamut, from traditional American comfort food all the way to new inventions that combine flavors from several continents.