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Amanda (Hartbeet Kitchen)

Amanda (Hartbeet Kitchen)

Amanda, a Minnesota gal at heart, is the writer, recipe developer and photographer of her blog Heartbeet Kitchen - all in the name of simple, seasonal, real food. Her passion is to inspire others to enjoy cooking for all that it brings to life, both in health and happiness.

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Blackberry Baked Custard
Amanda (Hartbeet Kitchen) | November 3, 2016

I’m calling this blackberry baked custard, but in all honesty, I’m not sure what its technical term should because it literally has a 3 pronged evolution. It changes (unexpectedly) from dutch baby, to claufoutis, to custard, depending on when you eat it. What I do know...

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Strawberry French 75 Cocktail
Amanda (Hartbeet Kitchen) | July 26, 2016

The Great Gatsby was where the inspiration for this bubbly, Strawberry French 75 came from, which happened to be the drink of choice for Jordan Baker, a friend of Daisy’s who loved to play golf – just like me (side note: I played competitive golf for 20 years, and went...

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Strawberry Pesto Caprese Salad
Amanda (Hartbeet Kitchen) | July 7, 2016

Before strawberry season passes, you must make this simple beauty of a salad. I’ll admit, our local coop makes an amazing pesto with cashews and pine nuts that I can’t quite recreate at home so I use it as our house pesto. Go ahead and use your favorite too! Take that...

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Mini Gluten-Free Angel Food Cakes with Strawberries and Lemon Cream

Strawberries were meant for angel food cake. Or is it the other way around? Either way, it's true, along with the fact that it has always been the dessert that says "Mom" to me. She’d let the strawberries sit amongst a dusting of sugar, coaxing out their sweet juices...

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