7 Food Blogs to Follow This Summer

With the official first day of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to start collecting recipes for your favorite warm-weather treats.

You’ll find endless inspiration by browsing through topics like recipe, grilling, and summer in the WordPress.com Reader, and discover tons of great ideas by exploring our collection of recommended food blogs.

Here are seven mouthwatering recipes from a handful of fantastic blogs that are sure to delight all summer long:

The Patterned Plate

Mango and Coconut Ice Cream

We Call Him Yes! Chef!

Grilled Skirt Steak and Artichokes

The Faux Martha

Strawberry Shortcake

In Pursuit of More

Kale Veggie Slaw with Sesame Miso Dressing

Just Homemade

Raspberry Meyer Lemonade

Love + Cupcakes

Mandarin Orange Creamsicles

The Craving Chronicles

Salty Sweet Strawberry Crisp with Lazy Basil Ice Cream

Do you have an all-time favorite summer recipe? What new recipes do you hope to try out this season?

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  1. New Heights Dance Ministry


  2. johnandtony1

    I enjoyed your rundown of summer recipe sites. We have a recipe page on guysandgoodhealth.com that focuses on healthy recipes, many with a summer bent to them, check our recipe page when you have a chance.

  3. wynnegraceappears

    Many thanks, yall do a good job with your recommendations. I just followed each of the ones you put together in your post. I am excited to get new ideas and new recipes right there in my wordpress reader. Grateful here…..

  4. Inge
  5. Sheri

    Reblogged this on Cuteness, in all its versatility and commented:

    Food photography is delectable. Not only did this food blog post make me hungry, it made me want to photograph my recipes!

  6. yousef59


  7. simonrphotography


    great blog it definitely gave me food for thought :-)

  8. Jacob

    It was a mistake opening the link to this page; now I really want some ice-cream.

  9. maklarbijak3

    Reblogged this on Maklarbijak3's Blog.

  10. TastynThin (@TastynThin)

    Great recommendations! We just published an Indian Recipe book with low carb recipes that are perfect for summer and are easy to prepare. http://www.tastynthin.com

  11. susielindau

    I am speechless except for one word, “Yum!”

  12. Faith Raider

    What a great list of food blogs! I’ve seen a couple of these before. My all-time favorite food blog is chasing delicious. Another I like is what Katie Ate.

  13. The Hook

    Cool dishes for a hot summer!

  14. This Sydney Life

    Woohoo! Go IPOM!!!

  15. c. dunn

    I think some of your food maybe good, I don’t know; keep trying.

  16. Somebody's Mom

    Don’t forget Somebody’s Mom!

  17. evelynm

    For one of the best food blogs: http://fancyfoodfancy.wordpress.com/

  18. newpillowbook

    There’s Nothing. In. The. World. better than a fresh ripe August peach – but that’s not a recipe, so I’ll go with homemade potato salad.

  19. thepainterspalate

    Yummy photo’s. Love food styling and colorful delicious looking food!

  20. fbdelano

    Reblogged this on Flavours By Delano and commented:
    I love the pictures!!

  21. KolorBlind Princess Temi

    Reblogged this on kolorblindprincesstemi.

  22. Karen @ My Pantry Shelf

    Thanks for the great recommendations. The photos look amazing. Here are two of my favorite summertime recipes:

    Raspberry Lime Popsicles http://mypantryshelf.com/2011/07/11/raspberry-lime-popsicles/ and

    Fresh Ground Bacon Burgers with Homemade Buns http://mypantryshelf.com/2011/09/03/fresh-ground-bacon-burger-with-homemade-bun/

  23. KolorBlind Princess Temi

    Reblogged this on kolorblindprincesstemi.

  24. phylliskirigin

    These are truly summery and mouthwatering. And yes, I do have a few of my own hot weather favorites–maple syrup gelato, orange sorbet, blood orange sorbet and tangerine sherbet-with photos and recipes on my blog.

  25. Mark Senefsky

    Here’s another food blog we’re loving: http://frugalfoodiefamily.com/.

  26. KolorBlind Princess Temi

    Reblogged this on kolorblindprincesstemi.

  27. PiedType

    Mmmm ….

  28. thecaptainpower

    Nice list, I am going to check those out!!

  29. Cristal

    Eating mine right now! Love these healthy (Paleo) homemade Fudgcicles. They go too fast, though!! ;) http://refusingtotiptoe.com/2012/04/20/fudging-around-for-a-fourteen-year-old-homemade-healthy-fudgcicles/

  30. LV

    Yummy my wifey needs to see this :)

  31. cloudy with a chance of sarai

    Hello deliciousness! Thanks for this roundup-I’m so excited to be hipped to these yummy blogs now!

  32. thefoodandwinehedonist

    Summer’s also the time for farmers markets and for my first market post of the year I made mustard micro greens – major success. http://foodandwinehedonist.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/farmers-market-adventures-mustard-microgreens/ Can’t wait to experiment with other types.

  33. Karista

    I feel so clever… already following two and In Pursuit of More is one of my absolute fave food blogs. Shira is a delight!

  34. Ummu Aisyah Al Atsari

    very inspiring

  35. Todd Lohenry

    Reblogged this on Todd's Perspective and commented:
    I want to lick my monitor!

  36. gloryb2God58@wordpress.com

    I love to eat, but hate to cook.

  37. Claratee

    Sweet inspiration!

  38. lynabelles

    Bookmarked! Definitely coming back to this. Thanks for sharing! =)

  39. marinachetner

    Woohoo! Go In Pursuit of More!!

  40. Westcoast Foodie Blogger

    Reblogged this on bcfoodieblogger and commented:
    Working to make this list! Come on fellow foodies…. Help me out
    Congrats to these great food bloggers

  41. Being Cheap Comes Easy

    I can’t cook worth a darn, but they all look delightful!

  42. Love Many Trust Few

    A good food blog is a wonderful thing. I’ll definitely be checking these out, but the list didn’t include my favourite – Willow Bird Baking. Also one entire half of the world is heading into winter not summer.

  43. drifting

    Some of us live in the southern hemisphere = winter

  44. gjrphotos

    Thank you for the 7 Food Blogs. It encourages me to take more photos of food and try some new recipes.

  45. 8playboy88

    I like that!!!

  46. A Note From Your Hosts

    Great blog! I love frugalfoodiefamily, too . It’s always so great to see
    beautiful photographs and great recipes. Thanks!

  47. patriciabenher


  48. cravesadventure

    Thanks for sharing! I just love to grill in the Summer; meats, veggies, fruit, bread, lettuce, etc.

  49. crazykindness

    Thanks Erica!

  50. newmobilephones1

    Thanks for sharing the mouth-watering recipes. Nice.

  51. thekalechronicles

    Because I write about seasonal food I’ll have plenty to say come summer. Last summer I discovered David Lebovitz’s Tomato Tart and made the version described here: thekalechronicles.com/…/eat-this-in-tomato-season-simple-tomato-tar…

  52. ~MIAH~

    An incredible amount of delicious reading, I had to convince myself to stop licking the monitor.

  53. megacolby

    Reblogged this on Colby is Mega and commented:
    I LOVE that ice cream picture!

  54. maloriejanasek

    Reblogged this on malorie janasek :: and commented:
    Love this!!!

  55. MZPMImpact

    You ‘ve just whetted my appetite for some crunchy stuffs!

  56. Maria Fontenelle

    WOW!! Getting fatter just looking at those gorgeous photos. So ummm…Where are the summer outings/exercise/beach activities/playground activities blogs to keep the weight off?

  57. Sally

    How can you pick only 7?!!!!

  58. The Patterned Plate

    Thankyou for featuring my blog! *blush*…much appreciated :- )

  59. preznille

    wow i want to taste that

  60. kuihmor

    wow very nice n it makes u hungry

  61. greenskis

    In summertime I love just about anything with raspberries, mangoes or macadamias…so for the WOW factor I love making a raspberry, mango and macadamia vacherin; raspberry sorbet, mango cream, meringue dusted with macadamias – delicious!

  62. Neeraj Bhushan

    thanks. following all :)

  63. Endlessea

    Delicious!! just made my mouth water..

  64. Blue Sapphire Digital

    Really mind blowing

  65. IshitaUnblogged

    Fantastic! I have always loved – In persuit of more….

  66. Suhasa010

    Followed all of them..

  67. Ms Tina and Bear Bones


  68. elisabettagasperini

    Wow, thank you!

  69. Jessika Ahlström

    I would like to recommend my friends blog Eattheroses here on wordpress: http://eattheroses.wordpress.com/ She cooks the most delicious things and post them on there.

    I’ll have to test the Patterned Plate’s mango and coconut ice cream, it looks yummy.

  70. kerwin88

    deliciousness! Here’s another food blog we’re loving: http://wallis44.wordpress.com/

  71. King Of David

    Very Nice.. Thanks

  72. findyourdreamjob

    These look divine! What a lovely resource – thanks for sharing.

  73. lawandbrz

    Ymmy, delicious

  74. Steve Vernon

    Great post

  75. Dr Neha Malhotra

    Reblogged this on and commented:

  76. sunartoahmad78

    hmmm.yummy….its must be delicious

  77. speaksinside

    Reblogged this on speaksinside and commented:

  78. Béo ♥

    Starving here T.,T

  79. sandhyaravii

    Reblogged this on rightstop.

  80. diningalahood

    Reblogged this on DINING A LA HOOD and commented:
    Loved this post on food blogs.

  81. wordpressreport

    Reblogged this on WordPress Report.

  82. alexianchiavegato

    Reblogged this on recipesdotcom and commented:
    Fresh ideas for this summer.

  83. tutukulture

    Reblogged this on tutukulture.

  84. bettyspecial

    Yummy photos!…..good job!

  85. bettyspecial

    Reblogged this on bettyspecial and commented:
    Yummy and great job with the photo’s

  86. D.Rene.

    Reblogged this on Grown Up For Real!!! and commented:
    As a tribute to Memorial Day where most of us will spend time with our families around food, I thought this post appropriate. Enjoy!

  87. Spectra

    These recipe blogs make me look forward to summer foods and fresh-from-the-garden dining again. And a kick in the pants to get outside and finsih my veggie garden. Beautiful photos, as well.

  88. Quick Asian Recipes - Ashish Negi

    Those are some amazing blogs and lovely pics. Surely some blogs to follow :)

  89. Jim Doyle

    All that food looks fantastic. You must spend a lot of time on your preparation.

  90. Rebecca

    Nom nom nom!

  91. divinecpbeaux

    Reblogged this on divinecpbeaux.

  92. nam

    Reblogged this on violetnam.

  93. pravinchn

    Reblogged this on pravinchn.

  94. chloeblankenship017

    Enthralling! I love food!

  95. Karen Schmautz

    Thank you so much. I am very honored to be mentioned. (We Call Him Yes!Chef!)

  96. topraq

    I like ice cream.Thank you

  97. designchickee

    Food photography makes me happy! I’m definitely following these! Thanks for the heads up!

  98. Cooking with Sierra

    Delightful… My favorite summertime dessert is Fresh Berry Pavlovas… Check it out at http://www.CookingWithSierra.com

  99. She's got the mood

    Reblogged this on She's got the Mood and commented:
    Food blogs with delicious recipes and gourmet ideas!

  100. tellmeurs

    Reblogged this on tellmeurs.


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