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: Kimi Harris, a mother of three daughters in Portland, Oregon
Why we love this blog: Budget and health conscious, The Nourishing Gourmet is just as good for your wallet as it is your stomach. Harris’ blog is delightfully practical and provides lots of simple options for days when there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This blog is proof that, yes, you can make meal after meal after meal on five dollars or less without having your family start a revolt. Site favorites include Harris’ spicy Thai salad and this your-family-will-never-know-it’s-good-for-them baked apple dessert.