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: Jenny McGruther, a mother of one in Crested Butte, Colorado
Why we love this blog: For Jenny McGruther, eating well goes far beyond taste. This health-conscious blog offers yummy recipes your body won’t hate you for, along with online cooking classes, meal planning help and e-guides on everything from freezer cooking to homemade cocktails you can create without artificial ingredients. We love Nourished Kitchen because it’s packed with the kind of wholesome recipes you’d expect from a blog written by someone who runs a farmers market. Plus, it provides healthier alternatives to guilty pleasures, such as this additive-free homemade beef jerky recipe.