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: Tracy Benjamin, a mother of one son in the San Francisco Bay area
Why we love this blog: We love Tracy because she’s equally candid about her culinary successes and failures. She’s also refreshingly realistic about the fact that many, many moms just don’t have time to cook everyday. Benjamin’s recipe collection is impressively varied, but the vast majority are fairly easy to make and won’t require outlandish ingredients. We’re more than a little in love with her Thai beef salad and sausage-stuffed baked apples (seriously, go try them right now), but we also love Benjamin’s breezy writing style and snapshots from her daily life.