Five Food Blogs I Love

I love reading cooking blogs.  But in my cooking I tend toward simple affordable ingredients, and recipes that aren’t going to take me more than an hour or so to make. So as much as I love to bookmark recipes, I’ve found that there are only a few blogs that routinely feature recipes I’ll actually make.


So there are five of my favorites.  What’s one of yours?



  1. I get a lot of cooking inspiration from “” True story!

  2. Is there any chance you would consider going back to full-feed for the feed readers? I love your blog, and want to read all that you write, but as a working mom, my time is so limited for blog reading that I tend to only read what I can read in my reader. I understand if you don’t want to, but just had to ask. 🙂 Thanks!

    • Yes, please! I stay at home but my time is still limited with 3 kids 4 and under…full feed please! 🙂

      • I totally agree! I really, really prefer full feeds.

      • I make a very modest income from this blog. I changed to partial feed thinking more visitors to my actual site would cover a bit more of our grocery expenses. But I’ve heard from several folks asking to change back so I wanted to let you know I am considering it. It is always hard to balance wishes of readers with the wish to get compensation for the time the blog takes away from my family. In any case, I hugely appreciate everyone who reads here, and want to let each of you know that I try every day to make my writing worth the extra click.

        • Just to balance it, I MUCH MUCH MUCH prefer the short feeds in my reader. I can skim a bunch and then click through to read the ones I really want to read. Even on blogs I really like, I don’t want to read every post and the pictures take FOREVER in the reader and make it time consuming to skim down. Just thought I’d add my two cents for keeping it as is.

        • I would have jumped on the full feed band wagon as well, but that was only because I didn’t realize it played a roll in you being compensated for your work. Now that I’m aware I’m happy to make the extra click!

  3. I just made Deb’s Buttermilk Roasted Chicken tonight. It was wonderful!! I’ll check out those other blogs now.

  4. I love 365 Days of Crockpotting. I utilize my crockpot at least 3-4 times per week and I’ve found that I can fairly easily adapt her recipes to be pretty inexpensive and use what I have on hand.

  5. I already subscribe to one of those blogs, and just subscribed to 3 others – I love food inspiration – thanks!

  6. is one of my favorites! Soup is always economical and she does introduce a lot of flavors from cuisines around the world. I think you would enjoy her site.

    And…well, she is my all-time favorite and I was led to her site by one of your links years ago. So, thank you!

  7. Thanks Mary! Your approach to feeding your family is so similar to mine {could it be that I’ve learned lots from you?…thanks!}. I’ll take these recommendations to heart! Happy Valentines Day!

  8. I like $5 dinners. She has had some great recipies, and the food allergy categories has been really helpful.

  9. I will be checking those out! I also did my first day yesterday of C25K, so I’m going through your old posts to get info and inspiration! I read them all when you posted (long time subscriber!), but I am finally giving it a try myself.

  10. I like many of the recipes she highlights can be made with ingredients that I usually have on hand.

  11. First of all, let me thank you for the link. But second, I’m intrigued by the discussion on full vs. partial RSS feeds. I’ve also switched back and forth in the past too.

    First it was because another site was “scraping” my content… but later I thought it would be a way to drive more pageviews. I don’t know the answer to be honest: I try to balance the convenience of my readers with the (threadbare) economics of blogging too, but I’ve settled on using full feeds after polling my readers and finding that’s what they overwhelmingly wanted. Mary, maybe you should poll your readers for thoughts on this too!

    Dan @ CK

  12. PS: Another site I regularly rely on for simple, easy recipes is Jules Clancy’s Stonesoup. Exceptional.

    Here’s the ulr:

  13. I love, love Budget Bytes. Fun to read and I have gotten some great recipes from her.

  14. Thanks for the shout-out, Mary! Great blog you having going on over here 🙂 Glad you’re at least thinking about reducing that sugar consumption ;0

    Cheers, Sarah

  15. For all you google reader users, you can put a “next” button in your favorites tool bar which takes you only to blogs which have a new post. It works in harmony with your google reader and lets you actually be ON the blog and comment and bless those bloggers who need our clicks:) I use it and love it. More information here:

    I love for new recipe ideas!

  16. “100 Days of Real Food” is my favorite food-blogs. She has lots of information about healthy eating, as well as many recipes.

    Thanks for the recommendations. Over the last 6 months, I’ve been changing my eating habits and cooking more. So, I’m always looking for a new food-blog to read. I pulled up your suggestions and will definitely be subscribing to a few of them!

  17. Thank you for sharing these blogs! I will have to take a peek at them as they are all new to me. I do have to say that I just love your biscuit recipe from your book. It is one of our absolutely favorite recipes! :o)