10 blogs you should be reading

Happy Saturday friends! I’m starting a new (occasional) series here on Crazy for Crust. I read so many fabulous blogs every single day and sometimes I just want to highlight them, so I’m introducing “10 Blogs You Should Be Reading”. Theoretically this will be a monthly post (but you know how I am about that!!) so let’s just say when the moment moves me, I’ll post. 🙂

10 blogs you should be reading

The point of this series is to introduce you to some of the other blogs I love and read often. Chances are, if you like me, then you’ll like them too! Although I’m betting the lists will be food blog heavy, you might find a DIY or craft blog or maybe even a mom/dad blog too. I hope that you find something new to read and enjoy!

So, in no particular order, here are 10 blogs you should be reading…right now.

1. Foodness Gracious

I think my favorite part about Gerry’s blog is his photography. And his food, obviously. Both together are absolutely drool-worthy and gorgeous. He’s a stay at home dad with a serious passion for food – and it shows! From recipes like Steak and Ale Pie for dinner and a Chocolate Mousse Tart for dessert, you’ll go to his blog for the photos and stay for the recipes and blogging!

2. Hip Foodie Mom

I met Alice at BlogHer Food in Miami. She was so super sweet that I knew I needed to start following her blog, and I’m so glad I did because her food is amazing and her photos make me drool. She also makes dinners, desserts, and everything in between. Some of my favorites are her  Mini Pizza Bites and her Ultimate Waffle Sundae because, well. It’s kind of obvious, no?

3. Dad and Buried

Dad and Buried is not a food blog, it’s a self-proclaimed anti-parenting blog. You guys, he’s hilarious. Every time I read a post or something on his Facebook or Twitter I’m dying laughing. Last week he posted something with a controversial title which got him in hot water on Facebook. Just reading the comments was enough to make me cry from laughter. So…you should check him out. And then laugh along with me!

4. Yummy Healthy Easy

If you love good food that’s a little bit better for you, you need to check out my friend Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy. You may recognize Jen; she did some round-ups for me last year while I was writing my book. Her blog is full of everything you want in recipes that are a little bit healthier and a lot yummy. I’m in love with her Easy Hand-Held Pot Pies, her Flourless Chocolate Cake, and my favorite, her S’mores No Churn Ice Cream. Plus I’ve met Jen – she’s an amazing person!

5. Heather’s French Press

Where do I start? For one, Heather is a great friend. She actually lives not that far from me and we’ve gotten together on occasion. I love her to pieces! But also? I love her blog. First, her photos are stunning. Simple, elegant, airy, and delicious are the words I’d use to describe them. For Heather, it’s all about the food. She makes almost everything from scratch – something I admire so much. She makes her own cereal, her own Doritos…and her collection of single serve recipes astounds me. She’s also one of my go-to dinner blogs. You’re going to love her too, I promise!

6. The Food Charlatan

I first met Karen, The Food Charlatan, last summer at BlogHer. The funny thing about that is we had to go to San Jose to meet…when she only lives about a half hour from me. She’s a super sweet person and her food. OMG you guys. Her recipes rock, but I go to her blog to drool. She has tons of actual food recipes on her site but I’m addicted to her desserts. Get ready to gasp: Nutella Stuffed Brown Butter Blondies, Reese’s Stuffed Brownies, and Peanut Butter S’mores Bars are the things I think about when I think about Karen…and sometimes I dream about them at night too. But shhh, don’t tell anyone that, they’ll think I’m weird.

7. A Kitchen Addiction

You know what’s funny? I think I’ve met half the people on this list. And Jessica from A Kitchen Addiction is on there too: we met last year at BYBC. There’s a very interesting story about how we met…but it’s too embarrassing for the internet. 🙂 Anyhoo….I’ve been following her blog forever now it seems. Jessica is my yeast hero. She does so many breakfast pastries that I just cannot wait to see what she comes up with next! Breakfasts like Strawberry Filled Cinnamon Twists and White Chocolate Lemon Brioche Twists are mixed in with tons of donut and muffin recipes, along with dinners, bars, and more desserts!

8. Kirbie’s Cravings

Okay, so I’m really embarrassed about this one: Jennifer and I were both at the Pillsbury Bake Off and I didn’t even talk to her! It’s probably because I become the world’s biggest dork and/or recluse any time I come into contact with someone I’ve never met. It’s a problem. Anyway, as soon as I got home I looked her up and OMG. Her blog is filled with delicious dinners (tons of Asian recipes I’ve been working my way through) as well as pages of mug cakes. She even wrote a book about mug cakes which I’m dying to get. Her blog is based in San Diego and she also does restaurant reviews all over the world. I plan to dig into her San Diego ones for our trip next month!

9. Just About Baked

I found Mir from Just About Baked because she is a faithful reader. And boy, am I glad she is!! Her dessert recipes are some of the favorites I see every day. It’s kind of gotten to the point where we read each others minds. If you’re a fellow food blogger you probably know the whole “mind reading” or “syncing up” that we go through. You know, that time when you make the BEST MOST ORIGINAL RECIPE EVER and then your friend posts it the next day? Well, Mir posted Kit Kat Brownies the other day and I may have said a bad word. But it was okay, because, um, look at them! Also? German Chocolate Pie, the end. (Oh, I lied. Not the end. Because her writing is so much fun to read too!)

10. Yummy Crumble

In order for me to properly introduce you to Kathleen from Yummy Crumble, I need you to look at these. RIGHT?? That there is why she had to be on this list. And also? Because she’s awesome. I met Kathleen through her comments on my blog and ever since I’ve looked forward to clicking through and seeing her latest delicious desserts. I love finding dessert blogs to read because we’re kind of a super cool bunch. I mean…we deal in sugar for a living. What’s not to love? You must check out Yummy Crumble…can I tempt you with some Blackberry Pie Bars or some Caramel White Hot Chocolate Cookies? I knew I could!

And there you have it, the first installment of 10 blogs you should be reading. I hope you found some good ones today.

What blogs are YOU reading??

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  1. Dorothy – As a new food blogger, I am really enjoying the community and support of other bloggers. Although I’m not speaking for everyone, I have read, on occasion, that many of my fellow bloggers are introverted. I, too, am an introvert and find it difficult to start conversations with strangers. It’s been wonderful discovering new connections and hopefully, friendships, through this experience. Hip Foodie Mom, Just About Baked, and Yummy Crumble are three of my new found favorites as well. I started reading food blogs when I stumbled across Jessica’s blog “How Sweet It Is” for a whole wheat dough recipe. Ever since, I have loved to read about the daily happenings of creative and humorous storytellers. Joceyln over at “Inside Bru Crew Life” and Sally of “Sally’s Baking Addiction” also come up with some amazing desserts. 🙂

    • I love all of them! How Sweet Eats was one of the very first blogs I followed. And the introvertedness – it’s so hard for me in social situations unless we’ve met or conversed online. I cannot make small talk to save my life!!

  2. Lovely suggestions! I didn’t know any of these blogs and started following a couple of them now.

  3. ooooh a few new blogs for me to check out!

  4. OMG thanks for linking that “top 10 reasons I hate my son”…got kind of disturbed for a second there, but it’s hilarious! Totally agree, those are some great blogs 🙂

  5. Dorothy,
    Yours is one of the first blogs I started reading and I have loved every post! Thank you for this series. It is great to read new blogs and also gives me a yardstick to try and measure my own blog direction and growth. As I struggle to become part of a blogging group, this will help me to continue to fing my way! I look forward to this series and getting to know these great blogs!

  6. Love this list! I am obsessed with Kathleen’s blog right now 🙂 There are a couple I haven’t heard of, so I’m stoked to check ’em out! 

  7. Dorothy, thank for listing some of your favorite blogs! I’m always on the lookout for new ones to follow.  I love Mir’s desserts and her style of writing, plus she’s just so stinking sweet:) There are a few I haven’t heard of, so I’m off to check out Dad and Buried & Yummy Healthy Easy… Have a great weekend! 

  8. This is awesome, Dorothy! Some of these are new to me! One of my goals is to get more organized so that I a actually have more time to start regularly reading blogs again. I find I just randomly drop by when something catches my eye on Facebook or Pinterest, but I love to read regularly to keep up with people’s lives.

  9. I’m so honored to be included! And I love this idea. So many new blogs for me to check out!
    You definitely shouldn’t feel bad that we didn’t talk at the Pillsbury event. It goes both way–I was equally introverted. But I’m glad we were able to find each other through the event because I love your blog too. So many mouth-watering desserts and your hashtags crack me up!

  10. Oh, how I love this post!! Of course you know I love Heather and Karen. I’m also major crushing on Gerry and Alice. Excited to check out the rest!

  11. I love posts like these as well as your recipes as you can learn more about different bloggers. My very first blog reading list was Bakerella, Glorious Treats and Sally’s Baking Addiction. Ah, the olden days! 

  12. you are SO unbelievably sweet to include me:) I love this series idea, and I’m headed to check out a few of the blogs in this list that I have never read!! Thank you friend ❤️

  13. Dorothy, as I said on IG, you totally made my day ..  thank you!! and I also love Gerry, Jen, Heather, Karen, Jessica and Mir. .  so happy to check out the others! Happy weekend to you!! 

  14. Will love to check some of these blogs out! There went my Saturday haha! It’s so fun and addicting to meet new blogs and people! I’m a huge fan of your blog and look forward to meeting all these new blogs too! 

  15. What a great list and I’ve met about half of them in person and like you am reading this and realizing I’ve probably overlapped at events with them, and didn’t connect the dots!

  16. I’m so tickled pink Dorothy 🙂 You are SO nice and I feel lucky to be lined up next to these other awesome bloggers! The only ones I’m not familiar with are Mir from Just About Baked and Dad and Buried. They both look awesome and I will definitely follow along! <3

  17. You are just too awesome! Thanks for including me (and on IG 😉 Your list is full of talent and passion and just great people 🙂 have an awesome weekend D!

  18. What a great idea Dorothy!  I love finding new blogs to read, even though I already spend far too much time reading them!  How Sweet It Is was the first blog I started reading too, which totally started the addiction!  I already read a few of these that you listed, but will have to check out the rest!

  19. The only one I read is Dad and Buried, thank you for introducing all these fabulous blogs! I love reading blogs in general which is what inspired me to start my own! 

  20. Dorothy!!! Thank you so much for including me on the list!  Sugar fiends unite! You totally made my day 🙂  Sometimes I feel lost in the sea of food bloggers, and to know that you follow me makes me so happy!  I’m already a devoted stalker…I mean follower of Karen.  I’m checking the others out tonight.  thank you!

  21. I have a few favorites but there is one that is my favorite. It’s called Welcome Home and she features so many delicious recipes and mouth watering recipes. I love the Facebook page too and it seems I’m not the only one…there are close to 580,000 fans that follow Welcome Home. I think it is the best blog and page out there!

  22. Dorothy, I think you just made my day, my week, my month. I have been reading you for so long, and your words mean more than I can possibly say. And I’m sorry about the Kit Kat brownies. Will try not to be on your wavelength quite so much. 🙂
    Thank you so much, friend! Sending love and hugs your way!

  23. Such a great list, Dorothy!  A mix of some that I’m already familiar with – and love! – and new ones to start reading.  Love discovering new blogs!

  24. I read a ton of food blogs, so I can’t believe you actually found ten I’ve never seen before. Some of these are getting added to my Bloglovin’ feed right now! Mahalo.

  25. Thanks so much for including me! I almost spit out my coffee reading this list this morning because I burst out laughing! I will never forget how we met! Hope we can meet up again sometime!

  26. Such a great list! A few are new to me, so this is awesome!

  27. This is such a great idea!  I am sorta new to the food blog world didn’t know there was such a thing till 2010) and I love finding new blogs to read!  I am also an introvert and am not comfortable talking in large crowds and am hard at making small talk with someone I don’t know. Thanks again and I really look forward to more of this series! 🙂

  28. Oh Dorothy! I am so flattered and completely honored to be included in this list! Thank you so much! And thank you for introducing me to some new blogs to blog stalk. 😉 xo!

  29. What a great list Dorothy!  I’ve visited a couple of these blogs before, but it was fun to check out the ones I’m not familiar with. I really enjoyed this post.  I think it’s going to be a wonderful series and it’s so “you” to be supportive of fellow bloggers 🙂 

  30. I love that you put together this list! I am a big fan of some of those blogs too! =) 

  31. Thanks for a great post! Great blogs! Looking forward to this feature!

  32. Fun! Thanks for the recommendations. I am off to check them out.

  33. This is such a great idea Dorothy. It’s always nice to find new food blogs to explore.

  34. I am looking forward to this series. I follow many many blogs but I know there are a ton more out there. 

  35. Love this list! So many of my favorites on here too and can’t wait to check out a few new blogs as well 🙂 

  36. Love Yummy Crumble & The Food Charlatan! Off to check out the rest! Cute idea! 

  37. What a great list! Some of them I have already followed, and I am excited to have found some new favorites. Add them to the LOOOONG list of blogs I subscribe to.

  38. This is so fun, Dorothy! I love this new series. It’s great to discover new blogs AND I love seeing bloggers I all ready know getting a shout out! XO

  39. I like this kind of post! It’s a great way to share awesome bloggers! I love finding new ones to follow so I love this!!! You better believe I’ve got almost every one open on different tabs! 😉

    SaraLily
    In a Nutshell…

  40. Oooooh! Thanks for posting this list! I’m always on the look-out for new blogs to check out and be inspired by. These are great! And you’re right…those red velvet oreo brownies by Yummy Crumble…THEY LOOK AMAZING.

  41. What a fine list, Dorothy! As I’m familiar with some of these blogs, most of them are new to me. So thank you for introducing “new” blogs, it’s always great to find new blogs to read. 🙂

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