Amber Forbes

Amber is a first time mom from Charleston and the founder of, Slim Pickin's Kitchen, a food blog featuring culinary creations which are inventive and fun and sprinkled with a smidgen of southern sass. As with all working moms, she juggles it all: freelancing, blogging, raising a toddler, maintaining a marriage, and cooking delicious dishes in a short amount of time with not a lot of money! She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from UNCW, and her recipes have been featured on the Today Show, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Parade, CountryLiving, Buzzfeed and more. She credits her creativity to her "cuisine gene", and she aims to save you time and money in the kitchen while keeping the ingredients real.