Hi! I’m Amanda, a single mom of boys, crazy dog lady, and taco enthusiast.
My boys and I live in central Texas with our 3 dogs. I’m originally from south Alabama and the Army took us to Colorado for a few years before finally bringing us here to Texas.
I started Fake Ginger back in 2009 when I was a new mom and didn’t know anything about cooking or baking. It was my way of teaching myself to cook and giving myself an excuse to try new things. It’s how I discovered that my favorite thing to make is homemade bread!
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 an hour 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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