15 Awesome Recipe Blogs

15 Awesome Recipe Blogs | Homan at Home

Do you ever have those days? The days when you look through all your tried and true recipes and nothing, not one single thing, looks good? I do, more frequently than I’d like to admit. That’s why I’ve got more than a few sites bookmarked for recipe browsing. 

I’m kind of picky about the sorts of recipes I’ll try. I don’t like having to buy “weird” ingredients (capers, anybody?) that I would only use for one dish. I don’t have the budget for expensive ingredients, or things I won’t use up in time. The following blogs are great for someone as picky as me. Typically, the ingredients list is something you’ll find in your cupboard. The recipes tend to be tasty, budget-friendly, and easy to make. So without further ado, here are my favorite places to look for ideas. They’re in no particular order 🙂

Budget Friendly

Six Sisters Stuff

This is my all-time favorite recipe blog. They have great ideas for family meals that won’t break the bank, and they have tons of them. I find something pretty much every time I go looking.

100 Days of Real Food

This lady has recipes that use whole foods. They’re cheap and easy and everything I’ve tried so far has been delicious!

5 Dollar Dinners

Does what it says on the tin! Tons of recipes that cost 5 dollars or less for the entire family-sized meal. The Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad is to die for!

Bless This Mess

This blog is great for tons of ideas, including home decor, crafts, and kid-friendly fun – but Melissa’s recipes are the reason to bookmark it. They’re practical and delicious! Be sure to check out the winter salad.

Budget Bytes

They even have a cookbook! This lady has delicious recipes that cost pennies – but you can’t even tell because they taste so good. The pineapple salsa from the header photo is from here. So good!

Kid Friendly

Meal Makeover Moms

These ladies have healthified version of kid-friendly dishes. An easy way to slip a veggie or two past a picky eater!

Teeny Tiny Foodie

Extremely easy recipes (most are designed for kids to help with)!


I’m a fan because they have recipes for even the smallest kiddos. My little guy has been eating these recipes since he first started eating.

Real Food by Dad

So many mommy bloggers out there, it’s nice to see a daddy blogger every once in a while. His recipes are easy, fun, and delicious! I just bookmarked the Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken to make this week!

Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

You can’t write about family-friendly meals without mentioning this blog. The ideas are practical, but will push your kid’s palates. I’m a huge fan of her Honey Almond Granola 🙂

Just Because

Sally’s Baking Addiction

Beautiful photos and recipes that come out perfectly every time.

I Heart Naptime

Another blog with fun crafts, decor, and of course, recipes. These ones are easy and delicious!

Averie Cooks

Some of the best baking recipes on the web. Try her Gooey Butter Chocolate Shortbread Cookies!

Annie’s Eats

This is an award-winning blog with amazing ideas. She thinks outside the box on many of these, and it always pays off!

For the Love of Cooking

Great ideas from breakfast to dessert.


Do you have a favorite recipe blog? Share in the comments below!

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Melissa @ Bless this Mess

You put me in the same category as Simply Bytes and 100 Days of Real Food.. I sure don’t fit in but I’ll take it. You totally made my day friend, Thank you for your kind words. Your own blog is beautiful! And those caramel apple pie bites are calling my name!

Diane Homan

Thanks for stopping by! I frequent your blog a ton – I love your simple family-friendly ideas 🙂

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