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: Kristy Bernardo, mother of two, living in Northern Virginia
Why we love this blog: This blog may be Bernando’s “accidental career,” but you’d never know it wasn’t her life’s passion from the get-go. This largely self-taught, cook-turned-personal chef has switched from eating every single meal out to making these ultra-tender beef short ribs without breaking a sweat. Bernando has been bringing the sweets lately with soon-to-be household faves, like mini peppermint cheesecakes and a Christmas panna cotta that will blow your traditional holiday favorite right out of the water.