Hi! I’m Amanda, mom of boys, crazy dog lady, and taco enthusiast. My favorite holiday is Mardi Gras, I’ll never turn down an invitation to the beach, and I never order the same thing twice at a restaurant.
My boys and I live in the DFW area with our 3 dogs. I was born and raised in south Alabama, spent several years in Colorado, and moved to Texas in 2016.
I started blogging in 2007 (a month after my oldest kiddo was born!) because I was a stay-at-home-mom having to cook for the first time ever and it was my way of teaching myself.
I baked (and blogged) my way through The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and discovered that I love baking with yeast and spending 3 days making one loaf of bread. And then I baked through Dorie Greenspan’s Baking book with hundreds of other food bloggers and realized just how much I love sharing recipes and talking about food.
And because it’s the question I get asked most often, I called my blog Fake Ginger because I used to dye my hair red and ginger is one of my favorite flavors!
My blog is all about family-friendly food that still tastes delicious. I like my kids to try new things and thankfully, I don’t really have picky kids. I’m not picky at all and the only thing I absolutely refuse to eat is celery or anything made with celery seeds.
I try to keep my recipes simple and without any fussy or expensive specialty ingredients. I live in a small town and I have no desire to drive 45 minutes to get to a Whole Foods for one ingredient.
My work has been featured in and on Men’s Health, Huff Post, Buzzfeed, Country Living, Yahoo Food, InStyle, and many more.
My Favorite Recipes
My Kids Favorite Recipes
My Dogs Favorite Recipes
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