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Safest Choice™ Darling Dozen

Safest Choice™ is pleased to announce the creation of an impressive group known as the "Safest Choice™ Darling Dozen." The Safest Choice™ Darling Dozen is a group of 12 food bloggers, who understand the importance of food safety when cooking and baking for family and friends. The members of this elite group are dedicated to educating and providing their enthusiastic audiences with valuable information about the peace of mind pasteurized eggs bring to home kitchens. Follow the Darling Dozen’s blogs and check back here to see exciting new recipes, sweepstakes, social media events, and more!

Members include:

The Culinary ChroniclesNam Nguyen

Nam Nguyen is a recipe developer and writer of the food blog, The Culinary Chronicles. Taking advantage of the vast resources and diverse communities of the West Coast, her flavor profile focuses on dishes that use fresh and local ingredients that evoke contemporary California cuisine with an Asian spin. Nam has been a contributor for Wedding Nouveau Magazine, a frequent contributor for The Pioneer Woman’s recipe site-The Tasty Kitchen, and has been highlighted in a variety of online publications such as Bon Appétit, The Cooking Channel, The Huffington Post, and Good Morning America. Her first book, The Everything Stir-Fry Cookbook, was published in June 2013. Nam currently lives in San Diego, California.

bell’alimentoPaula Jones

Paula Jones is the recipe developer, food stylist, food photographer, writer, editor, and chief dishwasher behind the blog, bell’alimento. Paula first learned to appreciate food and cooking while growing up in Northern Italy (yes, she speaks Italian!) and believes Italian food is about simple, quality ingredients that are combined with love.

WeeliciousCatherine McCord, Weelicious

Catherine McCord is the founder of the popular website, a 2010 Babble Blog of the Year. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, has worked in several high-end restaurants, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and The Doctors, and in People, Parents, Lucky, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. A former model and television host, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Eclectic RecipesAngie McGowan, Eclectic Recipes

Angie McGowan started her personal food blog, Eclectic Recipes, over two years ago as a place to store her recipes so they were easy to find, categorize, and share with friends and family. Angie is a stay at home mom who loves to cook for her family, creating recipes that are fun and easy with ingredients that are easy to find. Many of her recipes can also be found at Babble’s Family Kitchen.

Foodness GraciousGerry Speirs, Foodness Gracious

My name is Gerry and I started Foodness Gracious when I became a stay-at-home dad to my two amazing kids. They can be my biggest critics, but usually they love what they get to eat in the kitchen (if they don't, then tough luck—I'm the boss). My background mostly involves desserts and pastry, but alas, we can't just eat that every day so I do cook "regular" food also. To me, food shouldn't be like rocket science—it should be simple, fresh and easy to prepare. I grew up in Scotland and have been living happily in the United States for 12 years.

The Naptime ChefKelsey Banfield, the naptime 


Kelsey Banfield, The Naptime Chef, believes parents don't have to give up being foodies just because they have kids. Kelsey's website features webisodes, recipes, and ideas on how to fit delicious food into everyday life, without compromising quality or taste. Kelsey is also the author of the cookbook, The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food Into Family Life. Her next book will be published in spring 2015.

Grandbaby CakesJocelyn Delk Adams, Grandbaby 


Jocelyn Delk Adams is the creator of Grandbaby Cakes, a food blog inspired by her grandmother devoted to classic desserts and savory recipes, modern trends and showcasing the pastry field in an accessible way. Jocelyn has been featured by The New York Times Online, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Ebony Magazine,, Refinery 29, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Fox News, the Chicago Sun-Times and Splash Magazine, among others. Jocelyn hopes Grandbaby Cakes inspires a new generation of dessert enthusiasts to learn to bake and not feel guilty about enjoying dessert.

Average BettySara O'Donnell, Average Betty

Sara O'Donnell is occasionally serious and always hungry. She is a Video Producer, Food Blogger, YouTube Next Chef, and the creator of Average Betty. Average Betty is an award winning, comedy-driven, video entertainment series that recognizes average people do amazing things every day, and sometimes the most important thing you can do for those you love is feed them. Sara lives in a Los Angeles suburb with her husband, Lee, and their daughter, Maya.

Hip Foodie Mom Alice Choi

Alice is a recipe developer, food blogger, and fresh food enthusiast. She started her food blog, Hip Foodie Mom, as a way to share her love for food. She cooks with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients and loves to experiment with new foods. Visit Hip Foodie Mom for more.


Family SpiceLaura Bashar

Laura Bashar, a.k.a. Family Spice, writes about food and her life as a wife & mom of three living in San Diego, CA. She started blogging as a mission to get families back at the dinner table. Laura shares recipes using fresh ingredients from all over the world, but especially likes to feature her Persian heritage, both in recipes and traditions.

Mom’s Kitchen HandbookKatie Sullivan

Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD is a writer, cooking teacher, and registered dietitian who writes about food and family on her blog Mom's Kitchen Handbook. Katie has been published in The New York Times, Cooking Light, Self, Shape, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and will publish her first cookbook through Chronicle Books in 2013. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three daughters.

Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty MomJamie Sanders

Jamie Sanders, a native Texan, left the corporate world behind after having children. Now a mother of 2, she is the blogger behind Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. Jamie started her blog a few years ago as a creative outlet for her many “scattered” interests. Her blog is a testament to her love of all things crafty; cooking, sewing, DIY projects and kids crafts. Her biggest hope is that some of what she does can help inspire others to sew, cook and create!

Former Safest Choice™ Darling Dozen Members


Buns in My OvenKarly Campbell

Karly Campbell is the blogger and photographer behind the popular blog Buns In My Oven. Her fans have dubbed her the Chocolate Peanut Butter Queen, but she loves experimenting with new flavors and recipe ideas. Karly resides in central Illinois, surrounded by corn fields. She's a homeschooling mother of two, a senior portrait and newborn photographer, and a food lover. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.

All Day I Dream About FoodCarolyn Ketchum, All Day I Dream About Food

Carolyn Ketchum is the writer, photographer, and evil mastermind behind All Day I Dream About Food, a low carb and gluten-free food blog. Her mission is to prove to the world that special diets need not be boring or restrictive. It’s astonishing what you can do with a bag of almond flour, a stick of butter, and a willingness to experiment.

Bakeaholic MamaCarrie Burrill

Carrie Burrill is the creator behind the blog Bakeaholic Mama. A former pre-school teacher turned wannabe baker. Carrie is a wife, mother of 3, a yogi, and a lover of all things bacon!

The Hungry HousewifeLeslie Green, The Hungry 


Leslie Green is the founder and author of the food blog, The Hungry Housewife. She also enjoys freelance recipe developing and food photography. She started her family friendly recipe site 6 years ago and has never looked back. Her site has brought opportunities to work with national brands and she also enjoys cooking up her scrumptious recipes on TV. Basically Leslie is obsessed with all things food.

La Fuji MamaRachel Hutchings

Rachael Hutchings is the author of the blog La Fuji Mama, which focuses on bringing world flavors to the family dinner table. Rachael has eaten her way around the world, having lived in a variety of locations, including Paris, Tokyo, Memphis, and Los Angeles. She is a self-proclaimed Japanese cuisine advocate who loves introducing people to such things as the wonders of homemade tofu, the importance of sustainable seafood, and the secrets behind making professional-looking gyoza.

$5 DinnersErin Chase

Erin Chase is the founder of $5 and author of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook series. When not in the kitchen whipping up fabulous and inexpensive meals, she's working hard to keep her 3 rambunctious little boys out of trouble, and out of the emergency room. She and her husband are expecting their 4th boy in January 2013. She lives with her family in San Antonio, TX.

She’s Becoming DoughmessticSusan Whetzel

Susan Whetzel is a recipe developer, blogger, photographer, and freelance writer, and the force behind She started her blog as a creative outlet for learning to cook after the birth of her son, and after getting her feet wet, turned the blog into a business. Susan currently writes for two magazine publications, and has two cookbooks in print.

Budget Gourmet MomKrista Dearden

Born and raised in Southern California, Krista Dearden started blogging in 2009 to stay in touch with her family. Shortly after giving birth to her fourth son she created her blog, Budget Gourmet Mom. In it she shares stories of motherhood, budget friendly recipes, and the occasional tip. Earlier this year she joined the team at The Hive which is a community for local Utah Food Bloggers. She currently resides in Spanish Fork, Utah with her husband and four boys.

Big Red KitchenRobin Sue

Big Red Kitchen was developed by Robin Sue as a living historical document comprised of her recipes and stories to bridge her past with her children’s future. Big Red Kitchen later morphed into a virtual gathering place for friends, family, and others who share the desire for good food and the intimacy experienced when breaking bread as one.

Baked BreeBree

Bree is the founder and writer of, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.

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