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
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Skinny Blood Orange Margaritas
- Autumn Squash Soup
- Raspberry White Chocolate S’mores
- Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites
- Spicy Salty Dog
My Kids Favorite Recipes
- Amish Breakfast Casserole
- Homemade Sonic Ocean Water
- Texas Toast Pizza
- Homemade Orange Sherbet
- Three Bean Enchilada Casserole
- Sloppy Joe Sliders
My Dogs Favorite Recipes
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