When I think about cooking, I usually start with an ingredient I want to eat, rather than with a recipe I want to try. In fact, although I give the recipes for these dishes, Little Kitchen is more about substituting and adapting what you have than it is about teaspoons and cups. I have been known to cook “from a recipe” and not use any of the ingredients listed.
For that reason, my love of baking has come more slowly. It took me a long time to realize that good bakers are people with patience and precision. But feel free to experiment, use what you have, and taste everything. Little Kitchen is about using what’s on hand and having the confidence to make things up as you go along.
Originally from Dallas, Amanda came to Austin to attend college at UT and never left - typical. After graduating with degrees in Advertising and Plan II, she is now a photographer and graphic designer. In her spare time, she searches out the city’s best vegetarian food and travels the world having adventures. She loves all things retro and drove all the way to Iowa to purchase a 1950s letterpress. Amanda's style of photography is photojournalistic at heart. Her style was born long ago when she was tackling the high school newspaper and yearbook beat, and it has been refined ever since. As a client, that means that you will not see her asking you to tilt your head to a 37º angle, but you will probably see how happy you look when you laugh.