Choya Johnson

Choya Johnson is a recipe developer and published model who spends his time managing his all natural beverage company, Peach State Drinks. When he's not busy closing deals, the food enthusiast — who enjoys all things tasteful — can be found creating flavorful drinks and southern-style meals on his food-focused social media account, @theamateurkitchn.
I Tried Stanley Tucci’s Controversial “Ginloma” Cocktail, and It’s Now My Go-To Summer Cocktail
“It’s super refreshing and all of the ingredients blend together so well.”
May 19, 2023
Brown Sugar and Bacon Brussels Sprouts Will Make You a Brussels Believer
Take it from a former Brussels sprouts hater.
May 15, 2023
I Tried the Recipe for “the Best Lemonade,” and This Is How It Compared to My Own Lemonade Company
“As the co-owner of a small beverage business specializing in seasonal brown sugar lemonade, some may even say I’m a stickler for making the perfect lemonade.”
May 13, 2023
I Tried the Banana Pudding Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe Everyone Is Obsessed With
It’s nothing short of delicious!
May 1, 2023
I Tried the Wildly Viral 5-Ingredient Asparagus Pasta Recipe and It Was So Good, I Made It Twice
A simple and quick pasta with minimal ingredients? Definitely here for it.
Apr 24, 2023
I Tried the $4 Trader Joe’s Snack That Everyone is Going Wild Over
It’s the ideal mix of spice, seasoning, and crunch.
Apr 21, 2023
I Tried the Popular Trader Joe’s Pastry That Shoppers Can’t Get Enough of, and I Get the Hype
They’ll keep you coming back for more.
Apr 18, 2023
I Tried the Viral Taco Burger Recipe, and It’s the Ultimate Mash-up of Two of My Favorite Foods
Honestly, who doesn't enjoy a good burger or taco?
Apr 14, 2023
I Tried the Trending Crispy Potato Pom Pom Recipe and It May Be My New Favorite
An easy and fun spin on your favorite starch!
Apr 9, 2023
I Tried Grandbaby Cakes’ French Onion Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe
The recipe, which is lifted from her new cookbook, Everyday Grand, is a standout in terms of flavor.
Mar 28, 2023
I Tried the Costco Lobster Rolls Kit That Everyone Is Raving About, and It May Have Made Me a Believer
“Normally, lobster rolls can cost around $15-25 per roll and this pack brings them to about $10 per roll, making this a total bang for your buck.”
Mar 24, 2023
I Tried the Upside-Down Pizza Recipe That Only Uses Aldi Ingredients
It’s the best $20 I’ve ever spent!
Mar 17, 2023
Brown Sugar Cornmeal Waffles Transport Me Back to My Grandmother's Kitchen
I can still remember my first time tasting a cornmeal waffle covered in a blanket of butter and syrup.
Feb 14, 2023
I Tried TikTok’s Wildly Popular Rice Waffle Recipe, and Sushi Fans Are Going to Love This One
It’s a light lift for anyone trying to enjoy a quick and easy meal.
Feb 9, 2023
Blackened Catfish & Smoked Gouda Grits Is My Spin on My Grandma's Recipe
The homemade blackened seasoning adds a Cajun flare.
Feb 1, 2023
Stanley’s Cocktail Collection Is Some of the Best Gear I’ve Used in a Long Time
It's the perfect addition to any bar cart!
Jan 6, 2023
I Tried the Baked Potato Hot Dog Mash-up Recipe and It May Just Be Next Summer’s Big Trend
If you like being a little extra, this will definitely be a recipe for you!
Dec 21, 2022
These Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Roasted Potatoes Are Life-Changing
The crunch is worth the hype.
Nov 23, 2022
I Tried TRUFF’s New White Truffle Oil — And It’s Definitely Earned a Spot in My Kitchen Cabinet
This is one oil you need to get your hands on ASAP!
Oct 11, 2022
I Tried the Pancake Spaghetti That TikTok Is Obsessed with and I See Why Everyone Can’t Get Enough of It
"This new style of eating pancakes invites a wave of creativity to breakfast for me and it has me wondering what other fun things I can do to classic breakfast staples to give them a tasty refresh."
Oct 6, 2022
I Tried the Lobster Grilled Cheese That Everyone’s Obsessed with and It Definitely Lived Up to the Hype
"To be honest, I see myself making this again often because it was just that dang good."
Oct 4, 2022
I Tried the “World’s Best Potatoes” Recipe to See If It Lives Up to Its Name
"They're a very light lift for any busy person who has a minimum amount of time to cook at the end of the day."
Sep 25, 2022
I Tried TikTok’s Air Fryer Salad and It’s Better than I Imagined It Would Be
"I really enjoyed recreating this recipe and, most importantly, I *really* enjoyed eating it."
Aug 26, 2022
I Tried the Viral Recipe for Candied Strawberries — One of China’s Most Popular Street Foods — And I’d Make It Every Day If I Could
"I may even go as far as to say that these are now on my list of favorite ways to enjoy the fruit."
Aug 7, 2022
I Tried the Deviled Strawberry Recipe That Everyone Loves and It’s a Deliciously Sweet Summer Treat
"It brought back those nostalgic memories of eating strawberries on the front porch with my grandmother during the hot summers in the country."
Jun 26, 2022
This Baked Mac & Cheese Has the Best Cheesy, Crunchy Crust
It's all about the cast iron skillet.
Jun 14, 2022
I Tried Vegan Brownie Baked Oatmeal for the First Time and I Wish I’d Known About It Sooner
"Overall, this is definitely something I would make again, but maybe for a small gathering where I won't be left to eat the entire pan by myself."
Jun 12, 2022
I Tried Hong Kong-Style French Toast and It Was So Good, I Made It Twice in One Day
"It really made me realize that there are always ways to take an old breakfast dish and make it new."
Jun 10, 2022
I Tried This Popular Recipe for Spicy Garlic Creamy Ramen and It’s Now One of My Favorite Ways to Have Ramen
"I can proudly say this dish is one of my favorite ramen recipes to prepare."
Apr 27, 2022
I Tried Martha Stewart’s Recipe for No-Kale Green Juice and It’s Now My Go-to Choice Every Morning
Just a simple drop into the juicer, and I was ready to go for the day. 
Apr 3, 2022
I Tried the Pasta Queen’s Recipe for Supreme Cheese Balls and It’s a Cheese-Lover’s Dream
The cheesy white ricotta balls are very simple, quick, and — if you happen to love cheese — good enough to make twice.
Feb 16, 2022