My Favorite Top (Mom) Chefs
Sometimes the last thing I feel like doing is cooking. These top chefs keep me inspired in the kitchen!
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I’ve long been a fan of Catherine McCord’s website, Weelicious, and was so excited when she came out with a cookbook (I can easily spend all day on the computer, but there is something that just feels “right” about flipping through the pages of a cookbook). Catherine’s warm personality shines through on the “how to” videos on her website (often with her kids), and in her writing. I love that she makes meals the whole family can enjoy. We’ve especially enjoyed her popsicle recipes this summer (mango is not to be missed)!
My favorites: Rice cooker mac & cheese // Very berry muffins
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In Jennie's Kitchen
Jennifer Perillo’s culinary story begins as a recipe developer and food writer in Brooklyn, with a wonderful blog, In Jennie’s Kitchen. But it is so much more than that… it’s a story of family (she has two young daughters), love, and coming back from tragedy. Inspired by her late husband, Mikey, Jennie took the steps to make her professional dreams a reality, and she now has a beautiful cookbook to show for it. Read her recipe for Chicken Pot Pie and it will bring tears to your eyes.
My favorites: “Chili” // Chicken Pot Pie
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Deb Perelman also hails from Brooklyn, and while her cooking environment is very relatable for most New Yorkers (ie, tiny kitchen!), her website Smitten Kitchen and recipes have made her a favorite among many. Deb’s love of cooking is just as evident as her sense of humor and desire to cook “unfussy” foods for her family and fans, which I can appreciate, as a busy mom with not a lot of spare time on my hands.
My favorites: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie // Braised Beef Short Ribs
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Dinner: A Love Story
I love the tag line for Jenny’s blog (and cookbook) Dinner: A Love Story — “It All Begins at the Family Table.” Isn’t that true? I could not believe more in the importance of families eating together, and I love that that feeling is central in Jenny’s family, too. Furthermore, she understands how hard it can be to for busy families to put a decent meal on the table, when at the end of the day, the last thing we might want to think about is what to cook for dinner. Jenny speaks to that parent (me!) and I’m so glad to have her recipes be my inspiration at the table.
My favorites: Twice Baked Potatoes // Cheesy Artichoke Dip
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The Pioneer Woman
If you’re new to the “mom blogging” world, look no further than Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman, who’s about as close to a celebrity in our world as you can get. She gave up city life when she fell in love with a rancher, and the rest, as they say, is history. Ree creates “home cooking” recipes that are just as perfect for the ranch as they are for your table. Long live comfort food!
My favorites: Panfried Kale (I’ve got kale in my little city garden as we speak!) // French Bread Pizzas
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