We love cookbooks around here and feel the same about reading a tangible book and not one on an eReader. BUT there are some really great food blogs that we have bookmarked and continue to go back to every week. Sometimes you have to scroll past a long story about how the blogger grew up on a small farm in Minnesota, but the ones that we are recommending are tried and true.
–I am by no means a vegetarian. I ate Chick-fil-A just yesterday (a number six eight count with CFA sauce and an unsweet tea, in case you were wondering). BUT I try to limit the amount of meat that I cook. I feel better when I eat a few vegetarian meals a week, and since I’m not feeding a family, the leftovers last longer if it’s plant based. Enter CookieandKate.com. I have made a lot of things from her website, and they have all been great. I went to a wedding shower last year and had to write down a recipe on a recipe card for the bride to add to her collection. Well, I’m a terrible southerner, and I just wrote her website and a couple of my favorite recipes from it. Some of my favorites are her extra vegetable fried rice, southwestern kale power salad, and cauliflower and lentil tacos. Don’t turn up your nose, Mom. Those tacos are good.
–If you haven’t realized it yet, I have a sweet tooth. I
try need to control it. When I want a sweet end to my meal but need portion control, I turn to DessertForTwo.com. She’s a genius. Caroline recently made her cheesecake in a loaf pan, and it was top notch! I don’t know if she’s running for any kind of political office, but she has my vote. I’ve made her donut recipes, and they are perfect. She loves dessert and Freddie Mercury, and I want to be her best friend.
Before I begin, I would like to also put my stamp of approval on the two food blogs Kat mentioned. I would also like to point out that Dessert for Two’s no yeast cinnamon rolls are as delightful as they are simple.
-My first one is the OG food blog in my heart, Skinnytaste. I don’t think I’ve ever made anything of hers that I haven’t loved. I also highly recommend her cookbooks. I turn to her mostly for dinner recipes. Her enchilada recipe is one of my favorites. I hate saying the name of this dinner food because I like food to look and sound pretty, but I can get past it because they are good. They aren’t the way your grandmother used to make in the 50’s. This salad is perfect in the fall; the dressing is what makes it. I make that dressing for other salads all the time. Thank you, Gina for all you’ve given me.
–Pinch of Yum has become a recent favorite food blog of mine. She used to be a teacher and now food blogging is her full time gig. I usually don’t take the time to read food blogger’s stories along with their recipes, but I like hers. I also like her buffalo chicken tacos and her chicken and wild rice casserole. I haven’t made her blender lemon pie yet, but it’s one I have printed out to make in the future. Make it and tell me how it is…and bring me a slice.
-We started this blog in January, but I feel like I am a broken record on here with a few things in our short time of blogging: goat cheese, Father of the Bride, The Office, brussel sprouts, and 100 Days of Real Food. What can I say? I know what I like. Once again, I have tried many of her recipes, have her cookbooks, and have never made anything I haven’t wanted to make again. Her ranch chicken casserole is one of my go-to recipes when I’m taking dinner to someone. This slow cooker Mexican lasagna will be a hit with everyone in your house. You won’t be disappointed if you buy one (or all) of her cookbooks; she has great ideas.
We hope you found some new gals to follow or recipes to try. Now, get in your kitchen and make that cheesecake in a loaf pan. It’s not gigantic, which means we won’t judge you if you eat the majority of it yourself.