1. Cannelle et Vanille

A James Beard-nominated blog, Canelle et Vanille is not only about food but slices of life. Aran Goyoaga is a professional photographer and besides beautiful dishes is skilled at capturing landscapes and people. The Basque ex-pat who made Seattle her home divides her life between the Emerald City and other parts of the world where she teaches photography.

Favorite recipe: Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Fleur de Sel Pot de Crème

Follow her on Twitter.

2. Gluten Free Girl and a Chef

With a specific focus, Shauna’s James Ahern blog (with her chef husband) covers everything you need to know about gluten-free baking. How to pick flours and what to bake for the holiday season. Detailed, easy to follow and with plenty of recipes, there is no reason not to try to make a gluten-free cookie, at least once.

Favorite recipe: Gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Follow them on Facebook.

3. Not without salt

Stunning photography and equally amazing recipes make this food blog to stand out and to become a local and national favorite and a winner of the best cooking blog of Saveur Magazine. Ashley Rodriguez, the former pastry chef at Spago, Beverly Hills moved to the Emerald City to simplify her life. She is a a mother of three, full-time blogger, recipe developer, photographer and cookbook writer.

Favorite recipe: A plate of chocolate-dipped things

Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

4. Orangette

Photo: Orangette

The quintessential Seattle blog and this year’s James Beard Award winner, it still writes history. Owner and writer Molly Wizenberg blogs about her daily life, recipes aside. We can relate to her narratives on life’s sweet and savory moments; at the end of the day, there is always some cookies to bake or a pear to poach.

Favorite recipe: Jimmy’s Triple Chocolate Scones

Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

5. Savory Sweet Life

Alice Currah is a mother of three, an accomplished cook, a baker, a photographer and a cookbook author who also hosts a cooking series on PBS and writes a weekly column on PBS Parents. The Korean-American is a Saveur Magazine photo cover contest winner and named one of the Very Best Bloggers by Forbes.com.

Favorite recipe: Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Stacks

Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.