Hi! I'm Amanda, the founder and creator behind Recipes With Taste! Simply put, I focus on creating delicious recipes for every family and every budget.
How I Got Started
I currently live in sunny Gilbert, Arizona, but I was born and raised just outside Nashville, Tennessee, where cooking was a staple in our household. With my father being gifted at baking, and my mother a cook, I learned at an early age the benefits of creating great-tasting and convenient meals.
Cooking was a family affair when I was young and I grew up working in restaurants in my teens and early 20's. That is what primarily helped me appreciate the benefits of creating your own recipes and cooking meals at home.
Cooking and preparing food is becoming a fading art and I'm determined to do my part in keeping it alive! I love creating the most amazingly delicious recipes so they can be passed down from generation to generation.
More About Amanda & The Blog
Yes! Recipes Worth Repeating is the first food blog that I launched back in 2012 and it's still growing and going strong! Recipes With Taste is the sister site, my second food website.
Yes! I've authored 2 cookbooks! I have a passion for smoking foods so the first cookbook I published is called Smoking Meat Made Easy. This cookbook is the ultimate guide to backyard smoking. I break everything down in a way that you can master delicious techniques with countless easy recipes that work on any type of smoker!
My second cookbook, How To Cook Steak, is for all the meat lovers out there. I break it down and provide easy, step-by-step instructions and provide you with 65 flavorful recipes. In this book, I'll teach you how to learn and apply fundamental techniques like searing, smoking, sous vide, and even deep-frying to achieve the perfect steak.
Outside of cooking, I love to travel, read, and spend time with my family and friends. And I love a good glass of wine! I'm also the owner of Amanda Mason Photography where I focus on sports, event, and family photography. If you see me out and about, I will either have my computer, my camera, or a book in my hand!