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Amy Dong

Simple, Smart, and Delicious Cooking

At Chew Out Loud, we focus on helping you cook smarter, not harder.

With 40 years of significant experience in the kitchen, my goal is to help you cook well for your family and friends, giving you strategies to help you succeed.

If you’re looking for reliable, kitchen-tested recipes that are accessible, budget-friendly, and taste incredible, you’ve come to the right place.

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Simple Strategies for Family Meals and Casual Gatherings

Hosting simple gatherings is our forte, as our home has been the “gathering house” where we’ve brought people together for decades.

Whether you’re making dinner on a busy weeknight or hosting a gathering, we’re here to help you be confident in the kitchen. We help you take the guesswork out of planning doable, delicious meals for the family (while maintaining sanity).

When you join recipe newsletter, you’ll get weekly recipes that are easy to make and good enough to share!

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We Bring Flavor and Fun to Your Kitchen

It’s important to me to have most of the cooking done before people come over, so I can actually be present with my guests! I have prep-ahead strategies down to a T.

We guide you with tips, tricks, and strategies for entertaining friends with ease. From brunch to dinner to dessert, you can have fun and enjoy your guests rather than being stressed behind the stovetop.

my name is Amy

I’m the author, photographer, and recipe developer here at Chew Out Loud.

I’m a huge dog-lover, avid runner, and God’s girl. I started this humble website while raising three very busy little boys, who are now wonderful young men. My world has always been loud and gloriously wild, as our home is often the space where friends gather.

Sometimes, we travel the world and taste all the food. Always, my favorite space to return to is my kitchen.

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5 Fun Facts

  1. This site is called Chew Out Loud because great food is best when talked about, laughed over, and shared with friends – we don’t actually chew out loud. 😃
  2. Tens of thousands of busy home cooks are part of our Free Recipe Club, and I would LOVE for you to join the fun. 🥘
  3. I somehow squeezed into the Guinness Book of World Records for running all the World Marathon Majors. 🏃🏻‍♀️
  4. I burn myself every time I bake. Every. Single. Time. 😩
  5. Chew Out Loud is committed to making a global and local impact.
    * We provide food and clean water globally, through our partnership with World Vision.
    * We provide meals, bus cards, and authentic community for homeless families, though our partnership with Communitas Twin Cities.

    Together, we’re making a significant impact. ❤️

My Favorite things

  • air fryer

    This one easily handles 6 slices of toast, bakes a 12-inch pizza, and roasts a 4lb chicken.

  • instant pot

    We love our 8-qt for cooking for family, friends, and weekly meal prep.

  • silicone baking mat

    This is a must-have for anyone who loves to bake cookies. Non-stick, reusable, easy to clean.

  • freezer containers

    We use ours for freezer meals, meal prep, and safely storing leftovers. These lids are our favorite.

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