I really enjoy cooking.  I didn’t really think I ever would be the type to like it, but I am.  Cooking a meal that other people enjoy is great. Plus I really enjoy eating what I cook, too.. usually. I have very little ‘experience’ and zero training, so sometimes what I make doesn’t turn out.

I am not a very good recipe follower. Maybe I’m not very good at following directions at all. (It’s true).  My process for making any certain meal involves deciding what I think would be good, and then looking at how other people do it.  I take a little something from a couple recipes and put it together with my ideas, and bam.  When it comes to my recipe inspiration, I have three go to blogs I can trust to steer me in the right direction. They’re great blogs to follow in Pinterest.

Number 2 Pencil

Like the other two blogs on this list, I discovered Number 2 Pencil on Pinterest. It is written by a mom of three, Melissa. Her photography and Pinterest images are top notch. Visually appealing, easy to read, perfect to pin. Her chilli macaroni recipe is the first one pot meal I tried. She also writes single serving recipes, which interest me since Tim isn’t home for dinner. Number 2 Pencil isn’t just a food blog.  Melissa also writes about craft projects and other lifestyle topics.  Another thing I love about this blog is her food photography is SOLID.  It gives me a lot to aspire to.

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One Pot Enchilada Pasta. Click the photo to see the recipe.

The Girl Who Ate Everything

The author of this blog is Christy Denney. I like her blog because, as the title indicates, you can find recipes for everything. Breakfast, supper, appetizers, desserts. Everything. She is also featuring weekly menu plans. So, there’s a lot of great inspiration to be found there. Christy has also published a cookbook with over 100 recipes, 90 of which aren’t even featured on her blog yet!

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S’mores Cookies! yummm, click the photo to read the recipe.

Cooking Classy

Cooking Classy is written by a self-taught chef/baker named Jaclyn. I like her blog because it is well organized. She has lots of categories, so the recipes are easy to find.  Also, her conversational style of writing makes is fun to read. Her recipes are a little fancier than I usually make, but they’re great for finding new ideas of things to try.

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Click the pic for a tasty Toasted Turkey and Ham Sandwich recipe!

Those are the top three food bloggers you should be following now!  Here are the links to their Pinterest accounts:

Number 2 Pencil

The Girl Who Ate Everything

Cooking Classy

I hope you love these ladies’ recipes as much as I do! Who do YOU think should be on my list? Let me know by leaving a reply below.  🙂

Love,

Mackenzie

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