Amanda Formaro

Amanda Formaro

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With almost 20 years on the Internet, Amanda Formaro is an influential craft and food blogger, published author and product developer. She has been featured i/n/on multiple platforms, both online and in print, and has worked with brands such as Disney, General Mills, Pepperidge Farms, Baileys, and many more.
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  • Tatertot casserole is not only an affordable meal, but it's quick and easy which we can all appreciate on a busy weeknight. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #tatertotcasse...
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  • One bite of steamed Dungeness crab legs succulent meat will hook you right in. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #dungenesscrablegs #crab #crablegs #seafood #dinner #dinner...
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  • If you kids love the Avengers, these Avengers Bookmarks are the perfect craft for them. We even know some grown up Avenger fans that have made them! Click the link in my bio for the tutorial!⁠ ...
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  • This seafood risotto is rich and hearty, bursting with freshly steamed lobster tail meat. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #lobsterrisotto #seafood #dinner #dinnerideas #di...
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  • This blackened shrimp recipe is tossed in a homemade blackened seasoning made of chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. It's a mixture of bold, spicy, ...
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  • Quesadillas are one of the easiest options when it comes to lunch, dinner, or a snack and is a great base for loads of different mix-ins. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #...
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  • Simply toss the ingredients in a sealed foil packet and place on a grill grate over your campfire to cook and you'll have yourself a homemade dinner in the great outdoors. Click the link in my bi...
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  • Orange roughy is a mild flavored fish that is flakey and moist when baked properly. Thanks to its mild, non-fishy taste, the seasonings you use on it will ramp up the flavor profile. Click the lin...
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  • The cream cheese added to the ricotta gives the dish its signature “million dollar” creaminess. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #milliondollarspaghetti #spaghetti #ri...
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  • Add a colorful pop to your outdoor space with these adorable clay pot toadstools! Click the link in my bio for the tutorial!⁠ #craftsbyamanda #claypottoadstools #claypot #yarddiy #toadstools #...
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  • Tender strips of steak meet sautéed onions and provolone cheese in this Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. One bite of savory beef, melty cheese, and a toasted bun will have you hooked. Click the link ...
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  • Spaghetti squash is a mellow tasting squash with stringy innards once cooked. It's hearty, filling, and a great base for flavorful mix-ins. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin...
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  • Dredge the shrimp in flour followed by a mixture of egg and milk, and finally, cornmeal for that delicate crunchy bite. Lastly, pop them in the fryer until they've reached a crispy golden brown. C...
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  • This is an easy how-to recipe for basic instant pot salmon using only 5 ingredients - salmon, seasoned salt, black pepper, lemon slices, and water for the pressure cooker. You can switch up your se...
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  • Aside from its eye-catching plated presentation, these grilled lamb chops are packed full of flavor with a simple mix of garlic salt, minced garlic, thyme leaves, smoked paprika, black pepper, liqu...
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  • Unripe tomatoes that have been plucked from the vine early to be dredged and coated in a crispy breadcrumb and cornmeal mixture then fried in hot oil to make golden discs of crispy crunchy goodness...
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  • See how to create your very own friendship bracelets to share with friends! Create them together in colors of your choice using our free instructional pattern. Click the link in my bio for the tu...
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  • This classic pesto recipe is rich in flavor with a paste-like texture, perfect for tossing into salads and pasta or spreading onto bread chunks. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandasc...
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  • Our crab cake recipe is loaded with flavor between the Worcestershire sauce, horseradish sauce, hot sauce, Old Bay seasoning, and sauteed veggies. Just enough to tickle your palate without overshad...
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  • Made with granulated sugar and molasses, this brown sugar substitute is incredibly easy to make in a pinch or to prep and store for future use. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandasco...
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  • Tomato pie is bustling with a bubbly mayo-cheese mixture, fresh sliced tomatoes, and basil baked into a pie crust. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #tomatopie #vegetarian #...
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  • Fudgey brownies and chocolate chip cookies meet in the middle to create insanely good brookies. You will prep and use two different batters to make brookies, but the outcome is entirely worth the e...
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  • Today we have a simple but powerful steak marinade with a combination of ingredients that bring incredible moisture and flavor to your steak whether it's grilled, baked, or cooked in a hot pan. C...
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  • If you’re looking for some fun summer camp crafts for kids, then we’ve got you covered! These fun crafts for kids are ideal for summer camp, day camp, or just to keep them happy and away from e...
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  • Shrimp Po Boy is a Louisiana classic seafood sandwich. It's jam-packed with crisp, tender fried shrimp layered with shredded lettuce, sliced pickles, and tomatoes sandwiched between a soft roll wit...
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  • Simply slice the onion thin, add it to a mason jar, and pour the simmered vinegar mixture over the top. Seal and let them marinate in the brine. That's it! Click the link in my bio for the recipe!...
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  • Lemon couscous is a perfectly rounded lemon-flavored side that pairs well with all different types of main dishes. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #lemoncouscous #lemon #co...
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  • A little bit of chocolate, cream, and pancake makes one heck of a dreamy combination. You can't forget to dust them with powdered sugar, it's like icing on a cake! Click the link in my bio for the...
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  • This pineapple sunshine cake couldn't be easier to make. It's essentially just a yellow cake mix that's infused with crushed pineapple and its juices. Perfect for potlucks and summer parties! Clic...
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  • These hearty and tender crockpot pinto beans are cooked low and slow with liquid smoke, turkey tails, soy sauce, and spices which pack in loads of flavor. Click the link in my bio for the recipe!...
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  • This could simply turn into a water fight, so make sure you make enough "spongey ammunition" for everyone! A great summer activity for the entire family. Click the link in my bio for the tutorial...
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  • This recipe makes a lot of shells, enough for dinner tonight and some to freeze for later. They make great leftovers to pack into lunches or for bringing to parties and gatherings to feed a crowd. ...
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  • A homemade blend of cajun seasoning packs incredible flavor into this cajun chicken pasta dish, and it's so easy to make! Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #cajunchickenpas...
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  • We have a few tips to help you make the best homemade rolled ice cream that's been tested and perfected with a handful of ingredients and basic equipment you likely already have in your cabinet (sh...
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  • This crispy shrimp is coated in a sweet mayo-based sauce and sprinkled with candied walnuts. You get a little bit of nutty crunch in between bites of tender-crisp shrimp and creamy sweet sauce. C...
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  • Veal piccata is something you'd order at a nice restaurant, but it's quick and easy enough to make right at home with little effort. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #veal...
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  • Sink your teeth into a citrus-flavored cloud of creamy-tart bliss! Mini key lime pies are easy to make in around 30 minutes but are great for making ahead of time as they need some time to chill in...
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  • With ingredients like lemon, lime, water, and essential oils these DIY mosquito repellant candles are not just for pretty decoration but work to ward off unwanted pests in your yard. Click the li...
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  • Crisp chocolate chip cookies mingle between layers of sweetened whipped cream cheese softening into a spongey cake-like texture just as they would when dipped into milk. Click the link in my bio ...
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  • Chock full of tangy-sweet flavor, vibrant color, and tender texture - these pickled beets are perfect for snacking on or using in all different kinds of recipes. Click the link in my bio for the ...
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  • Dill dip is super easy to make for game nights, potlucks, football parties, and basically any event you need a quick but tasty appetizer done in 10 minutes or less. Just blend, serve, and dip away!...
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  • Supple, flaky poached salmon cooks quickly in a pan of boiling water, mingling with the flavors you introduce it to. It's one of the healthiest methods of preparing salmon as there's no butter or o...
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  • Coca cola isn't just for sippin' on friends. If you are a fan of Cracker Barrel, you'll likely know what I'm talking about and you’ll definitely want to try this copycat coke cake out for yoursel...
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  • Our pineapple quick bread incorporates crushed pineapple and its drained juices to create an incredibly moist pineapple-flavored loaf topped with a subtly sweet glaze. Click the link in my bio fo...
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  • These printable patriotic pinwheels are a fun afternoon craft to do with the kids. Display them throughout your yard for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day! Click the link in my bio for the tuto...
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  • Falafel is made with chickpeas and sometimes fava beans that are loaded with flavorful fresh herbs and seasonings which give them their famous rich green color and earthy spice. Click the link in...
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  • Air fryer chicken cordon bleu eliminates the oily, greasy mess of traditional pan-frying without skimping on flavor or tasty results. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #amandascookin #air...
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  • Taking beef chuck riblets and pressure cooking them down into incredibly flavorful, tender strips of meaty goodness is a no-brainer. Allow your riblets adequate time to marinate and you'll have som...
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  • Italian pasta salad hits all the right spots with an array of colorful vegetables for crunch and texture alongside tender noodles and tangy dressing. Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #am...
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  • This crisp shrimp is really easy to make with a handful of ingredients and 20 minutes to spare. You simply toss the shrimp in a batter then skillet fry them in hot oil. Click the link in my bio f...
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