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: Caroline Lubbers, a mother of two daughters in Chicago
Why we love this blog: This blog has us whipped if for no other reason than Caroline’s homemade ginger syrup recipe, on our list for the next gift-giving holiday. A mix of written and video posts, Whipped offers recipes as well as kick-butt ideas on food-themed gifts and hip ways to share the experience of eating with friends and loved ones. Ideas like a soup exchange or having a virtual wine tasting make mealtime less hassle and more fun.