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Finding delicious recipes online has never been easier, especially with the numerous food and recipe websites available nowadays. But really, how do you know which ones are worth paying attention to? So here’s a rundown of the best 25 recipe blogs for 2013 (in no particular order).
Punchfork has been named the #1 Tastiest Recipes Site of 2011. The website’s recipe database is taken from various social networks and food blogs.
Run by Gina Homolka, Skinnytaste focuses on healthy but delicious recipes, especially for the diet-conscious.
There’s a task bar in Gojee’s site where one can easily type in the kind of food they want to eat. After which, Gojee will come up with recipe suggestions, complete with mouth-watering pictures.
From a magazine publication, Taste of Home has now developed into a full-blast interactive food website and blog.
The Veggie Num Num was created for the vegetarians and health-conscious alike. And aside from their extensive catalogue of recipes, the website also offers handy guides to nutrition as well as a useful “hints and tips” section.
One of the recipes blogs to look forward to in 2013 is the Yummly, a recipe-based search engine that will help you get access to the most popular recipes on the web, all based on the various kinds of ingredients, flavours, etc.
The creators of Tastespotting, Sarah Gim and Jennifer Bartoli, describe their blog as a “highly visual potluck of all things food”. And true to their vision, the website is a collection of nothing but the best photographs and recipes online.
8. Annie’s Eats
In 2007, this recipe blog was created to informally document the recipes of its author, Annie, as well as to showcase her take on food photography.
Tina, who authors this recipe blog, is a full-time mother who lives in Texas. Because of this, readers can expect traditional Southern recipes.
Stepanie O’Dea started with ‘Year of Slow Cooking’ in 2008 to document her cooking venture using her slow cooker. In fact, she even wrote a book about it, titled ‘Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking, and even appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and Good Morning America.
11. Joy the Baker
This recipe blog has been providing its readers with stunning photos and delicious dessert recipes since January 2008. Because of its popularity, the recipe blog has generated a series of podcasts and cookbooks.
Each week, the Gluten-Free Goddess recipe blog offers new recipes that utilize fresh produce and promote a gluten-free lifestyle.
13. Our Best Bites
Sara Wells and Kate Jones started this recipe blog in 2008. It was aimed to inspire working mothers everywhere with easy, simple, and healthy recipes for families. And because of the blog’s success, they have managed to publish their 1st cookbook, with a 2nd one in works.
14. Southern Plate
Most of the recipes on the Southern Plate website were developed by Christy Jordan and her family. The blog was inspired by Christy’s favorites as a child, including her personal accounts of her kitchen adventures.
15. Steamy Kitchen
The Steamy Kitchen is run by Jaden Hair, a professional recipe developer, food columnist, and food photographer. The blog is a great source of quick, fresh, simple recipes.
16. Picky Palate
The Picky Palate has been designed to appeal to picky eaters of all ages. The recipes on the blog are family-friendly, complete with giveaways and product reviews.
17. David Lebovitz
Former professional pastry chef, David Lebovitz, put up his own blog full of to-die-for recipes, reviews, and all things Paris. In fact, David uses his blog to share his newly created recipes and travels.
18. Recipe Girl
Lori Lange left her career as an elementary school teacher in 2005 to start her blog, the Recipe Girl. Today, the blog consists of over 2,500 recipes, mostly developed by Lori herself.
Bakerella focuses on fun and easy baking, featuring various recipes, decorating tips, giveaways, and a lot of yummy desserts.
20. Smitten Kitchen
Inspired by New York City kitchen, Smitten Kitchen is a blog which includes beautiful food photographs, contemporary twists on classic comfort food, and cooking technique tutorials.
21. 101 Cookbooks
The recipes in 101 Cookbooks centre on natural and whole foods and ingredients, including flavourful vegetarian dishes and desserts.
22. Serious Eats
‘Serious Eats’ combines both original and user-generated content to create a blog focused on food news, recipes, tips, and techniques.
23. Cake Wrecks
‘Cake Wrecks’ features the most outrageous, silliest, and creative cakes ever created, submitted by users and carefully chosen by Jen Yates, the blog’s author.
24. Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman is run by Ree Drummond, happens to also be a television host at Food Network. Basically, the blog is a documented proof of Drummond’s life as a country wife with photos and recipes that she and her husband have created.
25. Simply Recipes
‘Simply Recipes’ have been in the top spot for several years in a row. The recipes in the blog are homemade dishes created by Elise Bauer.