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Amanda Frederickson
San Francisco Bay Area
Professional chef, food stylist and food photographer. Dreaming about traveling when not dreaming about food.

Spicy Mango Margarita with Jalapeño Infused Tequila

My Recipes
Pumpkin Cheesecake With Marshmallow Topping
I have been making it for the last 6 yrs, it is that good!)Couple notes on the recipe: You can make the cheesecake the day before, refrigerate, then top and torch the meringue right before guests come. Also since you put a topping on it, you don't have to worry about the top of the cheesecake cracking. If you want to skip the topping you could totally use whipped cream instead( just don't torch the whipped cream)
Summer Galettes Three Ways
Summer Galettes Three Ways. Today we are talking about galettes. Galettes are basically pie dough that wrapped around fresh fruit or veggies. Since we are in the thick of glorious summer I wanted to show three of my favorite summertime galettes: stone fruit, berry and tomato. Galettes are super easy (the more rustic the better) and work with whatever fresh fruit or vegetables you have in your house. For any type of sweet galettes I use just sugar, cornstarch, salt, and lemon juice so feel free to make your own combination with whatever fruit you have. For the savory I like to keep it simple and anchor it with cheese.
Salmon Poke Bowl
Tonight's dinner...salmon rice 'poke' bowl situation ( that's it official title 😂)
Homemade Buttermilk Fried Chicken
The perfect, best ever, most delicious buttermilk fried chicken - - Fried chicken is my family’s 4th of July tradition. You can bet there will be a huge bucket of this goodness as we watch the fireworks next week. What are your family’s food traditions?Leave them in the comments below. (If you guys don’t have one, may I suggest fried chicken - it is a good one ;)) - Couple notes on the recipe - First I like to fry the chicken in the oil then finish cooking in the oven. This will help prevent the outside of the fried chicken from burning while the inside is still raw - - I add cornstarch to the coating because I finds that it makes it crispier, which is always a good thing - - Lastly, if you don't have overnight to marinate the chicken, just make sure you soak it for a least 2 hours before frying
4th Of July Flag Pie
4th of July dessert never looked so good! Serve up the Patriotic pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Doesn't get much more American than that!
Strawberry Shortcake
To me, strawberry shortcake screams summertime. Like so many people I grew up eating strawberry shortcake - we even used to pick our own strawberries way back when. We never made it by scratch but would instead buy shortcake cups from the grocery store (anyone remember those? They tasted like cardboard but we still ate them) then topped them with fresh strawberries and some Reddi whip. This recipe takes that version of strawberry shortcake up a notch but it is still super tasty and nostalgic. Couple notes on the recipe: First you could use any type of berry that you wanted. Raspberries or blackberries would be great or a mix of your favorite kind. - If you don't want to make the biscuits, consider buying your favorite pound cake, slicing it, then topping with berries and cream. - Lastly, this recipe is great for dinner parties or summertime BBQs. Make each component separately then let everyone assemble themselves.