5 Food Blogs Supplying Helpful Recipes

Imagine this scenario: you've decided to eat healthier and broaden your horizons, so you purchase a cookbook. Upon getting it home, you open it up and realize all the recipes are way too complicated and involve ingredients you don't know how to find, so you give up. If that sounds familiar, consider checking out one of these blogs, all of which offer step-by-step instructions to show you how to make things you never imagined you could. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Food Blogs with Helpful Guides & Instructions

Name Specialty
Cupcakes and Couscous South African mom & recipe developer Teresa Ulyate serves up dishes for any meal of the day, especially for fans of baking and sweets
Pati Jinich Creative home versions of Mexican classics and guides on ingredients from the star of Pati’s Mexican Table
Biscuits & Such Elena Brent Rosemond-Hoerr offers the best of Southern cuisine, from mouth-watering meats to farm cheese and baked goods
Workweek Lunch Talia Koren teaches meal prepping techniques as a method for healthy, cost-effective eating, with kid and freezer-friendly choices as well as a variety of dietary restrictions
Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino Italian recipes, tips for dining and shopping in Italy, and specialty tours for food lovers from Eleonora Baldwin

Teresa Ulyate Demonstrates Roast Pork with Pecans and Cranberries

Delectable Reads For Foodies And Those Who Love To Cook

Title Author(s)
1. The Christmas Cookie Cookbook Ann Pearlman & Marybeth Bayer
2. A Recipe for Disaster Belinda Missen
3. Spoonful Chronicles Elen Ghulam
4. How to Bake a Perfect Life Barbara O'Neal
5. Dolci di Love Sarah-Kate Lynch
6. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Dinah Bucholz
7. Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots Jessica Soffer
8. Dirty Sugar Cookies Ayun Halliday
9. Plus One Mae Wood
10. The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook Christy Dorrity
11. A Recipe for Romance Lara Van Hulzen

Pati Jinich Makes Frosted Flake Cookies

In Depth

Whether you're a serious home chef, or just need some fresh ideas for the dinner table, there are a number of readily available resources that offer cooking inspiration. From traditional Southern fare to meal prep tips, here, in no particular order, are blogs with recipes to help you boost your kitchen expertise.

Coming in at #1 is Cupcakes and Couscous, which features dishes designed to inspire readers to get back into their kitchens. Categories include breakfast items, salads and sides, and soups and sauces. A popular feature is its Recipe Round Ups, which are compilations of favorite treats, such as Christmas desserts and snacks, cookies, and desserts featuring cinnamon.

Founder Teresa Ulyate, a recipe developer, food photographer, and TV cook, also provides tips for kids parties. Themes include fairies, Paddington Bear, and Peppa Pig. Among the media outlets to feature Cupcakes and Couscous are the magazines Cheers and Things to do With Kids, and The Africa Channel's morning television show, Expresso.

Founder Teresa Ulyate, a recipe developer, food photographer, and TV cook, also provides tips for kids parties.

At #2 is Pati Jinich. Her blog features authentic Mexican cuisine, with new twists on traditional favorites, including Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tamales, Sardine Empanadas, and Bacon Cheese Dogs with Avocado Relish. She also shares tips on basic ingredients and tools to keep on hand such as Cotija cheese, nutmeg, crepe pans, and ice cream makers.

Jinich is the host of Pati's Mexican Table, a James Beard, Gracie, and Imagen award winning TV series. The show features her personal experiences, family stories, and ongoing conversations with cooks in both Mexico and the United States. Among its popular recipes are Chipotle Oyster Soup, Orange Blossom Rice, and Tex-Mex Chili.

Entering the list at #3 is Biscuits & Such, based out of Wilmington, North Carolina. Founded by Elena Brent Rosemond-Hoerr, it exclusively features Southern cuisine, primarily based on her grandmother's recipes, such as Country Style Steak with Jasmine Rice. Other favorites include Bobbie's Rolls, Flossie's Pound Cake, and Oyster Casserole.

Founded by Elena Brent Rosemond-Hoerr, it exclusively features Southern cuisine, primarily based on her grandmother's recipes, such as Country Style Steak with Jasmine Rice.

Cast Iron Recipes highlights dishes made in this traditional Southern cookware, including such staples as Spicy Boiled Peanuts, Caramel Fried Green Tomatoes with Ice Cream, and Shrimp, Collards, and Cheese Grits. Country Living, Garden & Gun, and The Kitchn have highlighted Biscuits & Such, while Saveur Magazine hails it as one of the Sites We Love.

In the #4 spot is Workweek Lunch, which is designed to show millennials how to use meal prepping techniques as a method for healthy, cost effective eating. Meals feature vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and meat options. Among its top rated recipes are Honey Lime Chicken with Asparagus and Sweet Potatoes, and Blueberry Lemon Pancakes.

The Workweek Lunch Meal Prep Program provides special access to recipes and customizable grocery lists each week, including options free of gluten and dairy. The blog also provides tips on meals under thirty minutes, how to reuse leftovers, ways to use greens before they go bad, and finding the right containers.

The Workweek Lunch Meal Prep Program provides special access to recipes and customizable grocery lists each week, including options free of gluten and dairy.

Wrapping up the list at #5 is Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino. Founder Eleonora Baldwin focuses on recipes with fresh ingredients typically found in Italian cooking. Popular dishes include Arancini, Mozzarella Fritta, and 15 Minute Fish. The blog also offers tips on where to eat in Rome, including how to find gluten free options, and the best specialty food stores.

Other highlights are insights on ingredients, such as translations of Italian fish and seafood names, the proper way to cook pasta, and types of nuts used in local cuisine. Baldwin hosts Casa Mia Tours, which provides exclusive experiences and bespoke itineraries, such as cooking classes and wine tastings. She also contributes regular columns to Gambero Rosso and The American.