Food blogs can be intimidating, especially for busy parents strapped for the time to throw even the most simple sandwich together. But while these local food bloggers are blessed with some extra know-how in the kitchen, they are also real-life parents, scrambling to stir the soup while checking math homework and assisting with potty breaks. Prepare to find not just inspiration, but incredibly helpful tips and tricks for busy parents and wanna-be cooks, no knife-skills necessary. Click through for a taste of them all!

Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella

In the nineties, Phyllis worked in pastry at New York City's Bouley, Michael's, and Nobu. She tired quickly of sugar and burning her forearms and never sleeping, so she moved to Berkeley. Fifteen years later she found other reasons to keep her up, her son and daughter "Dash and Bella". This is where she tells her stories about the intersection of cooking and parenting in a beautiful, honest and inspiring way.

Find her here: dashandbella.blogspot.com

Photo courtesy of Dash and Bella

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