I would have never started my own blog if I hadn’t gotten hooked on reading some other blogs. They were the best inspiration for me to start and convinced me that I could also make it work.
The first blog I started reading was lawschoolwife.wordpress.com. Recently Brittany, the author, has shut down the blog, and I miss it! She is so funny and amusing and I feel like she is so much more interesting than I am!
I’ve been exploring some other cooking blogs for inspiration and new recipes. These are some of my new finds.
thisweekfordinner.com– I can thank this blog for inspiring me to plan my week in advance. Although I don’t always follow my menu, it makes grocery shopping was less confusing and trying to figure out what’s for dinner a breeze. The author always posts her weekly menus, and her recipes, as well as those posted by her readers, are full of great suggestions. Also, the author is a mom, and so you know she can’t spend hours and hours slaving away in the kitchen. You can be sure her recipes are always time efficient.
blue-kitchen.com: This blog doesn’t update as frequently as other (once a week), but it does send out fantastic emails weekly that include all the new recipes and suggestions. I’ve only tried a few recipes from the author, but they have been healthy, tasty, and straightforward. Also, this blog has a great list of other cooking blogs on the right side of the page that is sure to provide great reading.
theperfectpantry.com– One of my favorite things about this website is the section called “Other People’s Pantries”. It has such great pictures and ideas for pantry organization! My more anal side just loves seeing all the ingenious ways that people have organized, categorized, and labeled their pantry items.
http://brokeassgourmet.com– For anyone who is trying to live on a budget this website is fantastic! The author actually gives the prices, not just some ambiguous statements about cost. I also really like that author also discusses wine and since I know absolutely nothing about wine I appreciate the guidance.
http://closetcooking.blogspot.com– The concept of a tiny, but productive kitchen is dear to my heart. My kitchen, while loved and well-used, is tiny, and thus I can sympathize with the author. What’s really nice about this blog is it gives you a recipe, and then provides other similar alternatives.
foodpress.com– It’s not technically a blog, but hosts other fantastic authors and showcases their work, photos and recipes.
delightfulcountrycookin.com– This blog is one of my friend’s creations. I love it’s homey style, no-fuss recipes and appreciation of comfort food.
I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do!