15 Blogs You Should Be Reading

15 food blogs to read


There are so many awesome blogs out there these days it’s hard to get around to all of them. You may be missing out on something awesome, or delicious. These are 14 blogs that you should for sure be following on pinterest, and of course reading. I’ve included little bios too. Read away and follow them all!


15 Blogs You Should Be Following

sweetbasil food blog ohsweetbasil.com

Of course there’s me. 😉 But you already know what I’m all about so here’s my links in case you haven’t followed yet. Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.


Six Sisters Stuff  There are six of us girls . . . no boys!  Now that we have grown up and moved far apart from each other, we use  this blog to stay in touch and share our ideas. Feel free to take a look around! Follow on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter


chefintrainingNikki blogs at Chef In Training-“Like most moms, wives, and people out there, I am a “Chef in Training”, teaching myself how to cook one recipe at a time.  I LOVE being in the Kitchen and have a great love for good food!  I have some amazing taste testers and get a thrill out of perfecting and finding new recipes!” Follow on Pinterest, Facebook, and twitter!


Favorite Family Recipes started out as a way for us sisters to swap our favorite recipes. Turns out, there were other people out there who wanted to get in on our recipes too! We are always happy to share our recipes whether they are recipes that have been passed down through our family or new recipes that we have created or tried.” Follow on,

Pinterest, Facebook, and twitter


Get off your Butt and Bake!

“Growing up, I learned to cook from my sweet Mom. She was busy raising 6 kids and often left the cookie jar task to me. As long as I would clean up the mess, she gave me free reign in her kitchen. My passion was creating desserts & other delectable sweets.  I had 3 pesky brothers, who emptied the cookie jar as fast as I could fill it. It seemed they were always yelling . . . “Get Off Your Butt and Bake something!”  The name just fits.” Follow on,

Pinterest, Facebook


“A Japanese native, Nami shares her quick and easy Japanese recipes on JustOneCookbook.com. Her authentic recipes not only include your favorite Japanese meals, but her step-by-step pictorial directions for each recipe will make you feel comfortable cooking Japanese food at home. Her mouth watering recipes have been featured on CBS San Francisco, the Huffington Post, Babble, and more. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and loves cooking with her Taiwanese American husband and their two young children.”

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Mel’s Kitchen Cafe-I started this home-grown food blog simply as a way for me to categorize

and keep my personal favorite recipes in one easily accessible place and to encourage my hobby of cooking and baking. Several years later, this blog still houses my favorite tried-and-true recipes as well as the new, dishes and desserts I’ve made and loved. My goal is mainly to prove to myself that I can make healthy, delicious, simple (with the occasional splurge on time and ingredients) recipes for my family.”

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Picky Palate– “Author of picky-palate.com and The Picky Palate Cookbook.  Mom of 3 boys who loves good food, good chocolate and creating recipes for even your pickiest eaters.” Follow on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter


Real Mom Kitchen-“I am a mom of 3, two handsome boys and one beautiful girl along with my hubby. I have had a love of cooking since I was a young girl. I have a file of my favorite tried and true recipes. However, I am always willing to try new recipes with the hope of adding them to my tried and true file. I have also written a cookbook  to help others “keep things real in the kitchen”.  I love taking photos of my food and my talented hubby is the fabulous photo shop editor who helps make all my pictures look their best.” Follow on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter


Recipe Girl-“A former elementary school teacher, Lori Lange’s collection of over 2600 recipes on RecipeGirl.com offer fun twists on classics, family-friendly meals, and plenty of drool-worthy desserts. Lori’s passion for travel, regional food discoveries, fine wine and entertaining is shared daily on her blog.  She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and food-blogging son (RecipeBoy).  Her first cookbook- The Recipe Girl Cookbook- will be published in April 2013.” Follow on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter


Skinny Taste-“At Skinnytaste.com, you’ll find healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice any of the flavor that can be found in their full-fat origins.  My creations must be both “skinny” and “tasty” because after all, this is the same food I cook on a daily basis for friends and family, and they are some of my toughest critics!” Follow on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter


Sweet Treats & More- “Hi, I’m Kristy.  I’m a stay at home mom to two little boys, a lover of all things sweet, a diet coke addict, and an avid runner.  This is where I share everything from sweet and indulgent treats to simple, family-friendly meals.  Whether I’m baking or cooking, I like to keep things simple without sacrificing great taste. I try to cook healthy meals for my growing little family, but I always, ALWAYS save room for a little dessert, especially cookies…or anything with chocolate and peanut butter in it (but preferably both)!” Follow on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter


The Girl Who Ate Everything-“I have always loved food but didn’t really start cooking and baking until I got married and realized I needed to feed this huge man! The Man Who Ate Everything gets the benefits of the dishes that turn out and stomaches the ones that don’t. I usually like to follow a recipe the first time and then make changes as I feel after that.  I started working for Tablespoon and General Mills in October of 2010 doing freelance writing and recipe development.” Follow on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter

tasteandtellTaste And Tell-“For almost 6 years, Deborah Harroun has been blogging at Taste and Tell where she enjoys writing about easy, family friendly meals.  When she’s not blogging or cooking, you’ll find her reading, taking hundreds of pictures of her three kids, or relaxing with her husband. She also loves to collect cookbooks.” Follow on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter




Two Peas and Their Pod-“We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. Join us in our culinary adventures-our kitchen is always open!” Follow on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter



I hope you’ll check everyone out, and in case you want a few more to look at, Vintage MixerCompletely Delicious, Cafe Johnsonia, Gimme Some Oven, Mountain Mama Cooks, Foodie Crush, Cookin’ Canuck, Rachel Cooks, Bake Your Day, My Life as a Mrs, A Southern Fairytale, Dine and Dish, I wash, You Dry, Barbara Bakes and Is This Really my Life. Just to name a few 😉



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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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10 comments on “15 Blogs You Should Be Reading”

  1. Thanks for the link love Carrian! So great that you were included in the list. They’re all great blogs and I wasn’t following some that I thought I was.

  2. I love finding new blogs – this is so great!!

  3. Great list! I’m familiar with all of them except Just One Cookbook. Being a fan of Asian recipes, I’m thrilled to be introduced to this blog!

  4. Thanks for the linkup lady. I can’t wait to hug you in person!! xo

  5. Wonderful blogs, written by some wonderful people! 🙂

  6. How about some not as well known yet fabulous blogs? These lists always seem to be too many of the same old same old. That’s so wearisome and seems more like pandering to bigger blogs without regard to the real quality of their content.

    • Thanks for your comment Carol. I’m a much smaller blogger than most of those ladies, as are a few of the others. I totally get what you’re saying, but if you noticed the bottom of my post includes a list of some of my favorite bloggers and almost all of them are small bloggers. Maybe you missed it when you read earlier. Either way, I was so thrilled to have been included in this roundup. It made my week since I’m such a little blogger.

  7. Great list of blogs – love this recap!!