Hey there! I'm Amanda, the chef, author and photographer behind Saporito Kitchen. In addition to being a professionally trained chef, entrepreneur and food photographer, I'm also a wife and mother of four.
I received my culinary arts degree from the Le Cordon Blue Cooking School and have worked in restaurants and for catering companies in both cooking and even planning roles.
I currently reside in the Salt Lake City, Utah area with my family. When I'm not in the kitchen, you can find me spending time outdoors, catching up on reality tv shows or listening to true crime podcasts.
Food and cooking has been a big part of my life since I can remember. As a kid, I used to get up early on Saturday mornings and park myself in front of the TV. Not to watch cartoons though, but cooking shows rather. Yep, that's right, cooking shows. I would sit with my pen and pad of paper and take notes on everything the PBS greats had to offer. Martin Yan, Justin Wilson, Julia Child, you name it!
I started Saporito Kitchen back in 2017 as a way for me to share my life long passion of food with others. Over the years, this site has developed into numerous delicious recipes, that have been thoroughly tested and proved to be trusted, time and time again.
Most of my recipes are ones that have been in our family for years or that I have developed based on the inspiration of family members. My husband grew up in an Italian American household and so now I put my spin on these classics using my culinary knowledge.
My goal is to help my readers feel confident with cooking from scratch, using real ingredients. Food is something that has always brought my family together and I want to help others do the same. Whether it's a quick weeknight dinner, a cozy Sunday meal or a holiday celebration, these recipes are designed to inspire and help create long lasting memories.
Most of our recipes are Italian inspired comfort foods. They are primarily made from scratch, with easy to follow step by step instructions and photos. Cooking meals for your family from scratch doesn't have to be overly complicated. I'm here to show you how to do it with confidence and ease!
Start by checking out all of our from scratch essentials recipes that will give you an opportunity to practice cooking and baking from scratch. You can also browse everything in the recipe index, to find the perfect dish for every occasion.
Next, make sure you sign up to receive my weekly newsletter where I send you everything new that happened that week in the kitchen. Don't forget to follow me on social media, where I share even more tips and tricks as well as fun recipes.
Lastly, don't be shy, I love to hear from my readers. If you have a question, want to see something new or just want to say hello, feel free to reach out to me on social media or shoot me an email!
If you are a blogger or brand wanting to work with me, head on over to my client inquiry form to fill out a request for an estimate and to get more information.
To help support my small business, this blog does use affiliate links and curate sponsored content, which you can read more about in my disclosures. I promise that all of my recommendations are genuine and that I only promote products that I believe in or use in my kitchen. If you're curious about what equipment and tools I recommend and use in my kitchen, you can check out my shop page.