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!

Cheryl Sternman Rule of 5 Second Rule

In an age when anyone can create food porn via Instagram, cookbook author and freelance food writer Cheryl Sternman Rule is the real deal. The San Jose-based mother of two has been blogging since 2007, and her deep experience shows. Each post is thoughtful, personal, and beautifully written. Even better, her out-of-the-ordinary recipes contain the detailed, foolproof instructions you’ll only get from a pro.

Find her here: 5secondrule.typepad.com

Photo courtesy of 5 Second Rule

 

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