Are you a food blog stalker? Do you love to look at the pretty pictures, but rarely commit to making the recipes? With the holidays approaching, it's time to quit cruising the blogs and get cooking in the kitchen. Here are three blogs that you'll come to rely on as fun reads, full of fabulous food ideas for the holidays.
Ree Drummond is The Pioneer Woman, a funny, relatable home cook who lives on a cattle ranch and chronicles all things home-related. As you read her blog, you can imagine she'd be your friend if she lived down the street, or if you had a food blog, yours might sound and look like hers. The Pioneer Woman features appealing recipes with step-by-step photo instructions and descriptions that make an everyday cook like me want to try them out. Some recent holiday treats on Drummond's pages include chocolate truffles with sea salt, chocolate cookies with toppings, pots de crème l'orange, mini corn loaves with cranberries and pecans, and a delicious-looking pumpkin smoothie.
Gina Homolka's blog makes you feel just a little bit better about food blog obsession. Her beautiful food photography is a popular pin on Pinterest. She's got plenty of warm, delicious, and downright decadent-looking recipes, but the pleasant surprise is that they are healthy and low fat takes on standards that the whole family will love. For the holidays, she has recipes for pumpkin hazelnut white chocolate biscotti, pumpkin spice cookies with chocolate glaze, and of course, skinny pumpkin pie with a store-bought pie crust rolled out thinner for fewer calories. She employs other simple techniques to cut calories and fat, like scaling back on the butter and sugar in many recipes; although, they are not sugar and butter free.
Shelly, the dessert blogger behind Cookies and Cups, is popular on Pinterest with clever ideas for cute gift treats. Check out her Thanksgiving treat bags for the little ones, made with Bugles, which look like mini cornucopias. Cookies and Cups offers a little bit of everything when it comes to sweet treats: no bake recipes, no fat recipes, and full-fat recipes. Impress your friends and try one of her easier no-bake creations.