Which dishes do the people whose recipes you pin, tweet and like on Facebook think are amazing? We asked 15 food bloggers to tell us the best recipes they've ever made. Check out the mouthwatering results!
Kelsey Banfield, The Naptime Chef: Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Glaze
author Kelsey Banfield credits this recipe with helping her get over her fear of yeasted doughs. ("Don’t overthink it," she says.) It’s a recipe that virtually makes itself, rising all morning or afternoon while work and errands get done, for a big payoff at dessert time. Families can’t resist!
Lindsay Landis, Love and Olive Oil: Chocolate Nutella Rockslide Bars
Love and Olive Oil
readers keep clicking back for Lindsay Landis’ perennially popular Rockslide Bars recipe. Why? She says it best: "Folks, these bars will knock you off your feet. If you like rice crispy treats, you’ll love these. If you like chocolate bars, you’ll love these." What’s not to like?
Emily Caruso, Jelly Toast: Asparagus and Shallot Salad
Emily Caruso, the writer and photographer behind the blog Jelly Toast
, uses this recipe to symbolize new growth -- both in spring, where asparagus shoots and tender shallots pop out of the ground, and in life, where just because we’re trying to be healthier eaters doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy bright, strong flavors.
Kathy Strahs, Panini Happy: Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Panini
You’ve heard of Green Goddess dressing (a Southern staple packed with garlic and herbs) and you’ve most certainly heard of grilled cheese, but have you ever put the two together? Trust panini expert Kathy Strahs
to come up with this irresistible combination.
Amber Stott, Awake at the Whisk: Sustainable Salmon Tacos
Nearly every ingredient in these tacos grows in Sacramento, where Amber Stott
lives and works to support eating locally and sustainably through the California Food Literacy Center. They’re a perfect expression of her joyful culinary philosophy.
Alana Chernila, Eating from the Ground Up: Crock-Pot Greek Yogurt
calls this method of making homemade Greek yogurt "life-changing," and her readers agree, loving this big-batch, set-it-and-forget it way to get creamy dairy deliciousness. Forget a stand-alone yogurt maker; is there anything a slow cooker can’t do in the kitchen?
Nealey Dozier, Dixie Caviar: Rigatoni Macaroni and Cheese
What turns regular mac and cheese into "the holy grail" of baked pasta? Dixie Caviar
blogger Nealey Dozier maintains that it’s the use of rigatoni in place of regular elbow macaroni, which grips the three-cheese sauce like Velcro and gives you a heaping helping in each bite.
Kelly Vass, Kelly Bakes: Improvised Mocha Coffee Crisp Ice Cream
An "improvised" ice cream with rich chocolate flavor and an extra kick of caffeine, this recipe ups the ante even further by adding whole crumbled candy bars to the mix. No wonder blogger Kelly Vass
encourages you to "Treat. Yo. Self./Eat. Yo. Feelings." with this decadent creation.
Amber Bracegirdle, Bluebonnets & Brownies: Rudy’s Creamed Corn
Amber Bracegirdle, a native Texan, hit the nail on the head when she replicated the recipe from a beloved hometown barbecue joint for her site Bluebonnets & Brownies
. Readers have repeatedly sung its praises, and even those who’ve never eaten the original keep making this slow cooker side dish for potlucks and barbecues.
Irvin Lin, Eat the Love: Strawberry Lemon Shortcake
On Eat the Love
, blogger and photographer Irvin Lin makes many fancy and complicated desserts, but one of his favorites is this berry-stuffed shortcake inspired by an Easter meal shared with family and friends. Sometimes the simplest things are the most memorable.
Rebecca Lindamood, Foodie with Family: Spinach and Feta Grilled Turkey Burgers
If you've been searching forever for the perfect turkey burger recipe -- one that keeps its shape but isn’t dry and has flavor without added fat -- look no further. Rebecca Lindamood at Foodie with Family
has cracked the code with spinach, of all things!
Meghan Splawn, Stir and Scribble: Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
Traditional sugar cookies get a healthy and tasty spin with a scoopful of whole wheat flour, and, as Stir and Scribble
’s Meghan Splawn explains, this recipe makes "a boatload" of freezable dough that’s ready for any occasion or craving.
Shaina Olmanson, Food for my Family: Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices
This recipe wins for presentation alone, but its easy 1-2-3 prep and assembly gives it a gold medal in all categories. Cubed watermelon quickly becomes sorbet, then gets scooped back into the melon it came from for a family-friendly summer treat straight from the creative mind of Shaina Olmanson
Tracy Rericha, Sugarcrafter: Pumpkin Monkey Bread
Little hands love to shape monkey bread, making this recipe from Tracy at Sugarcrafter
the perfect way to spend an afternoon -- and the pumpkin pie spices in the dough give it an extra-special touch. Don’t wait for the leaves to change; make it this weekend!
Donna Currie, Cookistry: Bunny Bread
Donna Currie swears up and down that it’s worth the task of shaping bread dough into an adorable bunny for the holidays, and judging by the many Cookistry
readers who’ve made and photographed their efforts over the past year, she’s right! This is a standout recipe for a special occasion.