Ashley Strickland Freeman is a 2017 IACP Award winning food stylist, recipe developer and tester, author, and editor. She grew up in Savannah, Georgia and realized her passion for food and cooking at a very young age. After receiving a degree in Journalism from The University of Georgia and a degree in Culinary Arts from The French Culinary Institute (now International Culinary Center) in New York, New York, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she worked in the Oxmoor House test kitchens, developing, testing, and food styling recipes for cookbooks for the brands of Southern Living, Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Weight Watchers, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Health, and Gooseberry Patch. From there she transitioned to the editorial side and was the Food Editor of over 30 publications before becoming a freelancer in 2013.
Her latest projects include The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews, to be published on May 2, 2017, and food styling and recipe development for Terra's Kitchen, a meal-kit service. Over the past three years, she has written two books: Southern Living Ultimate Book of BBQ: The Complete Year-Round Guide to Grilling and Smoking and 28 Days of Clean Eating: The Healthy Way to Kick Dieting Forever and served as editor of Trick Out Your Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Trick Out Your Dish: 110 New Twists on Your Favorite Foods, and The Egg Cookbook: The Creative Farm-to-Table Guide to Cooking Fresh Eggs. She was also copy editor for Beach Cocktails: Favorite Surfside Sips and Bar Snacks, The South's Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection, The Southern Cookie Book, Southern Living United Tastes of Texas: Authentic Recipes from all Corners of the Lone Star State, Simply Sweet Dream Puffs: Shockingly Easy Fun-Filled Treats, Christmas with Southern Living 2014: Our Best Guide to Holiday and Decorating, and Simply Sweet Color Cakes: Wow-Worthy Desserts Anyone Can Make; developed and tested over 150 recipes for Betty Crocker and Pillsbury publications; and served as a food stylist of six cookbooks.
Ashley is based in Charleston, South Carolina. Besides editing, developing recipes, and creating content for her blog, The GastroNomad, she loves being a new mom to son Anderson and traveling with her husband.
Editor of "Trick Out Your Dish: 110 New Twists on Your Favorite Foods" and "Trick Out Your Mac 'n' Cheese: 43 Recipes for Your Favorite Comfort Food"
Ghostwriter of "28 Days of Clean Eating: The Healthy Way to Kick Dieting Forever"
Editor of "The Egg Cookbook: The Creative Farm-to-Table Guide to Cooking Fresh Eggs"
Menu Recipe Developer for the Clean Eating plans and frequent contributor to the eMeals blog.
Author and Contributing Recipe Developer of "Southern Living Ultimate Book of BBQ: The Complete Year-Round Guide to Grilling and Smoking"
Copy Editor of "Southern Living United Tastes of Texas: A Culinary Tour of the Lone Star State", "Simply Sweet Dream Puffs: Shockingly Easy Fun-Filled Treats!", and "Simply Sweet ColorCakes: Wow-Worthy Desserts Anyone Can Make"
Recipe Editor of "Christmas with Southern Living 2014"
Recipe Developer of "Betty Crocker Halloween Pops & Cupcakes 2013", "Pillsbury Best Ever Halloween Magazine Volume 23 Number 3 2013", and "Pillsbury Easy Halloween"
Recipe Tester of "Betty Crocker Halloween 2014", "Betty Crocker Thanksgiving 2014", Betty Crocker Ultimate Christmas 2014", "Pillsbury Ultimate Christmas 2014", and "Betty Crocker Pot Pies and Casseroles 2014"
Food Stylist of "Southern Living Christmas All Through the South", "Gooseberry Patch Everyday Slow Cooker", "Gooseberry Patch Everyday One Dish", "Gooseberry Patch 30 Minute Meals", "Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Comfort Food", and "Gooseberry Patch Gifts from the Kitchen"
Clean Eating Is Easy. Now Clean Meal Planning Is, Too. The beauty of eating clean is that it just makes sense--fresh, whole foods are by nature delicious and nutritious. If only deciding what to cook for breakfast, lunch, and dinner were as simple. Now it is, with a 28-day meal plan developed by the creators of New York Times bestseller Clean Eating Made Simple. In these pages, you'll find:Wee... read more
#1 AMAZON BESTSELLER The real chicken-and-egg problem: What to do with eggs once they're in your kitchen?If you are looking for a fresh, nutritious, and creative approach to the almighty egg, The Egg Cookbook is for you. With The Egg Cookbook you'll get more than 110 unique recipes that let the egg shine--from savory to sweet, and from breakfast to dinner. The Egg Cookbook is also your guide t... read more
These fast and fun twists on favorite foods make cooking easy! Mealtime's a breeze when you can produce nifty variations on 20 beloved dishes—like hot dogs made five ways, including Greek, Asian Banh Mi, Bourbon Street, Taco, and Reuben. Or trick out pancakes, baked potatoes, pasta, chicken, salad, grilled cheese, quesadillas, and more. All the recipes are short and generously illustrated, the... read more
This book illuminates fundamental culinary techniques in this unrivaled guide to classic Southern cooking.
From the experts at Southern Living comes the definitive book on Christmas cooking, decorating, and gift giving. For over 30 years, Christmas with Southern Living has delighted readers with stunning seasonal decorations, delicious holiday recipes, and charming gift ideas. Whether you're looking for a show-stopping dessert for your Christmas dinner feast, an easy family-favorite homemade pizza ... read more
Christmas with Southern Living is ALL NEW for 2013. Included are special holiday menus and over 100 recipes especially designed for holiday cooking, baking, entertaining, and gift-giving. Dozens of photos, kitchen tips, and entertaining ideas add extra value to the recipe pages, which make up more than half of the book. The balance of the book shows big, beautiful, idea-packed photos of homes ... read more
In a new value-priced, softcover package, 256 pages are packed with 260 hearty homestyle recipes (one for every weeknight!) and over 200 full-color photos. This series still captures the essence of what readers love about Gooseberry Patch-easy-to-prepare, down-home recipes that have been passed down across generations or shared by neighbors over the backyard fence but is updated with modern co... read more
In the South, barbecue is king. Barbecue grills are ubiquitous fixtures in backyards across the region, and every Southerner looks forward to the "firing-up" season. This book is a follow up to the best-selling Big Book of BBQ and is filled with expert techniques and know-how enables every cook to start grilling like an award-winning pit master in his own backyard. As a professional pit master... read more
Take a trip down memory lane courtesy of Gooseberry Patch, the leaders in farmhouse fresh recipes, crafts, and country entertaining. Big Book of Home Cooking is Gooseberry Patch's biggest-ever recipe collection with 450 delicious recipes and over 200 photos that will take you back to your grandmother's kitchen. This hefty cookbook encompasses every recipe a home cook could ever need, including... read more
Celebrate the holidays with Gooseberry Patch's biggest collection of holiday recipes throughout the entire year. Loyal fans of Gooseberry Patch and new readers alike will delight in this must-have cookbook with delicious home-cooked holiday meals to celebrate with family and friends.With over 400 recipes, Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Holiday Cooking is a must-have for every cook looking for ho... read more
Every year, Gooseberry Patch's annual Christmas book delivers new and creative ways to celebrate a homespun holiday. This edition is no exception reflecting the latest trends in decorating--while keeping a close eye to tradition--the pages brim with 100 all-new ideas for the holidays from handcrafted decorations and gifts, to keepsakes, activities, and over 65 yummy recipes from Gooseberry Pat... read more
When the air turns crisp and school is back insession, everyone starts to plan for one of theirfavorite Fall holidays: Halloween. Our friends atGooseberry Patch provide hours of frighteningfun in this brand new collection of ghoulish tricks& treats, spooky crafts, clever costume ideas anddevilish decorations. With full-color photos onevery page, easy step-by-step instructions forcraft projects... read more
The pages of this timeless cookbook from Southern Living come to life like you're sitting around the family dining table, with hundreds of cherished recipes that bring back memories of the best of times with family and friends.The food staff of Southern Living has uncovered and updated a treasure-trove of heirloom recipes that will be relied on for generations to come. These recipes will "stic... read more
Every year holiday enthusiasts, home decorators, crafters, cooks, and scrapbookers alike eagerly await the newest edition of Gooseberry Patch's popular annual Christmas series. Reflecting the latest trends in decorating and entertaining-while keeping a close eye to tradition-the pages brim with over 100 all-new ideas for handcrafted decorations, projects, and gifts, plus over 65 scrumptious re... read more
Cheers! Bottoms Up! It's time for a beach cocktail! Whether you are on the shores of a sandy beach or at home with a gathering of friends, serve up thirst-quenching flavored cocktails of the coast like Hawaiian Mai Tais, Cuban Daiquiri's, Key West Rum Runners or a Brazilian Caipirinhas!Over the last 20 years Coastal Living has provided readers with the best of seaside life, and now with BEACH ... read more
In The South's Best Butts, food writer and Southern gentleman, Matt Moore, waves away clouds of smoke to give barbecue-lovers a sneak peek into the kitchens and smokehouses of a handful of the Barbecue Belt's most revered pitmasters. He uncovers their tried-and-true techniques gleaned over hours, days, and years toiling by fire and spit, coaxing meltingly tender perfection from the humble pig—... read more
The world loves cookies. The English have their biscuits, Germans their keks, and Italians love to dunk biscotti or amaretti into whatever they might be sipping. While the affinity for cookies is universal, distinctions abound. The cookies of the South are no exception. Now, the editors of Southern Living magazine and the revered Southern Living Test Kitchen bring you an all-new book filled wi... read more
There are many things that are big in Texas: Wide open spaces, personalities, hair, but above all, there's flavor! United Tastes of Texas is your geographical guide to Texas cuisine based on five distinct culinary regions: Central, Coastal, East, South, and West Texas; as well as the culinary influences brought by settlers from countries including Czechoslovakia, Germany, Mexico, and Spain.Eac... read more
Learn to make cream puffs, eclairs, profiteroles, and more starting with just five simple ingredients!This adorable cookbook shows how easy it is to create delicious desserts at home. Step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to create the perfect pate a choux puff pastry shell. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll find festive dessert recipes ranging from classic chocolate eclairs to color... read more
Christmas with Southern Living is ALL NEW for 2014. Included are special holiday menus and over 100 recipes especially designed for holiday cooking, baking, entertaining, and gift-giving. Dozens of photos, kitchen tips, and entertaining ideas add extra value to the recipe pages, which make up more than half of the book. The balance of the book shows big, beautiful, idea-packed photos of homes ... read more
Get stunning rainbow looks for your favorite desserts--amazing tie-dye, ombre, layered, and hidden "surprise inside" color effects for cakes, cupcakes, and more, made easy. With Simply Sweet ColorCakes, you can tie-dye, layer, and sprinkle your way to baking bliss! From Polka-Dot Layer Cake to Rainbow Cake Pops, this complete guide offers over 100 recipes and incredible photos for creating ado... read more
You don’t have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews’ recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes, cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews’ novels a summertime favorite at the beach. From an early spring dinner of cherry balsamic-glazed pork medallions and bacon-kissed Brussels sprouts to Fourth... read more
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I have ten years of editorial experience at major publishing houses and specialize in narrative and illustrated nonfiction for adults.
Cookbooks are my specialty—books I have edited have won or been finalists for James Beard, IACP, and Gourmand awards.