Five Blogs I Know You’ll Love

by Kimberly Hickok

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. About 25 bloggers were invited to tour Cornell’s Dairy Plant as part of a social media weekend to learn more about NY’s dairy industry. (I’ll post more about that later.)

The energy from these women was electric and there are five blogs, in particular, that I want to share with you.

Skinny Mom’s Kitchen – Tammy is the queen of make ahead and freezer cooking. This busy, working mom successfully lost 40 pounds by combining calorie awareness with meal planning. She is also really gutsy because she posts her current weight EVERY Tuesday. She said this keeps her accountable and on track. If meal planning isn’t something you’re good at, don’t worry. Skinny Mom’s Kitchen has got you covered.

Seriously Soupy – I LOVE SOUP! And so does Serena. Every week Serena creates a new soup and posts it on her blog and boy does she have an extensive recipe index! The soups are listed in the following categories – beef, chicken, chilled, fish, holiday, international, lamb, pork, stocks, turkey and a huge (and I mean huge) selection of vegetarian and vegan soups. Her latest post? Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Soup – yum!

Souffle Bombay – I had dinner last night with Colleen. She is full of energy and passion for cooking and her blog, Souffle Bombay, really reflects that. She loves her family and feels that it’s important for kids to be involved in the kitchen. Why not? Some of my – and her – best memories are from times spent in the kitchen with family and friends. I can’t wait to try her recipe for Incredible Garlic Shrimp which embodies her zest and spice for life.

Healthy. Delicious. – Lauren photographs food beautifully and everything she posts looks absolutely delicious. Her posts go back to 2007 and she has an extensive recipe index. I’ve already picked a few recipes that I want to give a try starting with Roast Honey-Chipotle Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans. What?!?

Mommy Delicious – Alicia’s posts are thought-provoking, insightful and really well written. A full-time working, single mom in New York City with a fabulous sense of style, she beautifully chronicles her experiences in a positive way that leave me feeling inspired to be the best that I can be AND to give back. Yes, she’s open. Yes, she’s vulnerable and that makes her a blessing and that’s all she really wants to be.

Please follow these ladies via social media. You won’t be disappointed.

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Alicia @MommyDelicious November 3, 2013 - 8:22 pm

What a lovely round-up! It was so great meeting all these incredible women (and catching up with Serena too!). Thanks so much for including me! xoxo

Colleen (Souffle Bombay) November 5, 2013 - 12:40 am

I totally enjoyed meeting you and talking with you…you are a talented gal! Thanks so much for including me in your post…I am in some good company! Till next time…xoxo


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