Amanda Tarlton

Amanda Tarlton

location-pin Baltimore, MD

School: Wake Forest University

Expertise: Product Testing; Entertaining

Amanda Tarlton

  • 12 years in e-commerce, food and lifestyle publishing for brands including Taste of Home, Mashed and The Daily Meal
  • Chrissy Teigen commented on and retweeted Amanda's review of Chrissy's banana bread


Amanda has more than a decade of media experience, specifically in product testing in the cooking and lifestyle space. As a freelancer for Taste of Home, Amanda writes mostly about foodie finds, home and lifestyle goods and cooking and baking utensils that make life easier (and more fun!). Outside of freelancing, Amanda is the executive editor of commerce at Field & Stream.
When she's not working, Amanda is on the lookout for the best pizzas in town or testing out secret menu items at restaurants and coffee shops.


Wake Forest University, Bachelor's in business management and marketing

Taste of Home Editorial Policies

Taste of Home, a Trusted Media Brand, has been a reliable source for recipes, cooking tips and entertaining advice for more than 30 years. Every month, our content inspires well over 20 million home cooks to get creative in the kitchen. Each one of our 40 thousand recipes has gone through a rigorous testing and approval process to ensure we’re sharing the very best. Every snack, ingredient and product we recommend is tested by our team of culinary experts and professional product testers—the best of the best earn our Test Kitchen-Preferred seal of approval. Learn more about Taste of Home and our Test Kitchen and editorial teams.

Articles & Recipes

The Best Local Ice Cream Shop in Every State

We all scream for the best ice cream shops across the country!

Copycat KFC’s Fried Chicken

Even the colonel might have a hard time figuring out if this chicken came from one of his stores or your home kitchen. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

The Best Dining Chairs for Eating and Entertaining in 2024

Complete your dining set with one of the best dining chairs for comfortable seating around the table.