My Favorite Food Blogs (& Their Recipes)

my favorite food blogs

I’ve always been an avid reader of blogs since they first were a “thing”. Or I guess when I first discovered them, which was back in college. During college, I followed mainly other college lifestyle bloggers and fashion/beauty bloggers. I knew food blogs existed but let’s be honest – my cooking skills during my college years weren’t much to write home about. Now that I’m a full-fledged adult and have to cook for myself, my husband, and eventually kids, I get a lot of recipes from food bloggers.

Here are a few of my tried-and-true food bloggers that I follow and a list of their recipes that I’ve personally made and enjoyed. Let me know in the comments which food bloggers you follow that I should add to my list!

Budget Bytes

I think Beth at Budget Bytes has to be my favorite food blogger. Unlike a lot of other popular food bloggers, she doesn’t just repeat the same recipe over and over, omitting or adding 1 ingredient. And her recipes aren’t overly-complicated or expensive to execute (I mean, the blog name is Budget Bytes, after all). Her blog layout is super simple and easy to follow, and she even has a “skip to recipe” link so you don’t have to read through her entire post to get to the recipe.

My favorite recipes of hers are the Easy One Pot American Goulash, Salsa Chicken Meal Prep Bowls, and Blackened Shrimp Pasta. I make one of these at least once a week for dinner!

Ambitious Kitchen

Monique of Ambitious Kitchen posts healthy recipes and often caters to gluten-free or Paleo lifestyles (neither of which I lead, by the way). Her food photography is also out of this world (somehow my dishes never come out looking that good – just me?)

My favorite recipes of hers are the Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups, No Mayo Coleslaw, and Healthy Turkey Chili.

Averie Cooks

I love Averie’s recipes because they are all fairly quick to execute. Time is the #1 reason why I opt for take-out or unhealthy meals (and I’m sure it’s the same for most of you). With her recipes, I can get dinner on the table in 30-45 minutes, which is crucial.

My favorite recipes of hers are the Powder Puff Chocolate Kiss Cookies, Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing, and Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas.

Rachel Cooks

Aside from having an excellent name (lol), Rachel has some great recipes, too! A lot of her recipes are make-ahead or freezer meals, which I find helpful since I like to prepare ahead of time as much as possible when cooking. I browse her “dairy free” recipes as well because I don’t eat cheese (I know, I know) and it’s so hard to find good recipes that don’t have cheese in them!

My favorite recipes of hers are the Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries and Walnuts and Barley Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Parsley,

Cookie & Kate

While, I’m not a vegan or vegetarian, I do try to eat meatless a few days a week when possible. When I make these meatless meals, I often go to Kate for recipes. A lot of her recipes can also easily be tweaked to add protein/meat as needed, too.

My favorite recipes of hers are the Vegetarian Italian Chopped Salad (I love the homemade dressing in this recipe), Quinoa Salad, and Refried Beans.

Feel Good Foodie

Yumna shares feel-good recipes that are also healthy. A lot of her recipes are also Lebanese classics, which I find sets her apart from a lot of food bloggers.

My favorite recipes of hers are the Chicken Lemon Rice Soup (this soup is SO good and lemon-y!) and Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas. 


  1. Ooh I love discovering new food blogs, so thanks for sharing this! Budget Bytes is a long-time favorite of mine too, and I like Ambitious Kitchen as well. I’m going to have to check out these others!

  2. Oooh so much fun! I love discovering new food blogs to follow. My favorite for the past couple of years has been Slumber and Scones. Kait is such a sweetie and her drink recipes are drool-worthy.

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