Hi, my name is Kim and wanted to share my hobby of baking and cooking.  I grew up cooking in the kitchen with my mom and learned about hospitality through food. I still remember waking up early Christmas morning to help her prep for what seemed like twenty different dishes before company arrived.  Sometimes we would even spend an entire day wrapping eggrolls and wouldn’t finish until two o’clock in the morning.  Even though it was a lot of work it was fun and they tasted good!  It was always worth it to make food that someone enjoys and get to spend quality with my famly at the same time. Even now I get those same feels when I cook for others today.

My goal for this blog is a personal challenge.  I want to be better at baking.  I know it’s just as simple as following a recipe but when I cook I tend to follow recipes loosly (anybody else out there not detail oriented?). I think it’s fun to be creative while trying to use the ingredients I have at home for substitutions.  However, I’ve learned that doing my own thing won’t always work with baking. I’ve heard many times baking is a science and exact measurements are necessary so that is why I decided to focus on ‘home baking’ here at heaping tablespoon (with savory dishes and an occasional craft mixed in). I’m here to share my success and failures as I learn the art of ‘home baking’ and I hope you learn something too.

p.s. I use the term home baking just as I would home cooking…because baking at home is,well, cozy and personal.  My desire is not to be professional but to learn what works for me in my kitchen with my oven.

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  1. Avocado Lime Muffins and Avocado Icing
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    • 2 ripe Mexican avocados halved, pit removed and flesh scooped out of skin.
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
    • Zeste of whole 1 lime
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1/2 cup skim milk

    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 1/2 ripe Mexican avocados, halved, pit removed and flesh scooped out of skin
    • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
    • 3 1/2- 4 cups powdered sugar
    • Directions
    1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
    2. Place avocado flesh and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Using the paddle, mix until the avocado is smooth.
    3. Add lime juice and zeste. Mix to incorporate. Add egg and egg yolk and mix until incorporated. Add milk and mix until incorporated.
    4. Add dry ingredients. Mix until just incorporated.
    5. Spoon into a muffin pan lined with muffin liners or sprayed with pan spray.
    6. Make in a 350° oven for 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
    7. Let cool for 5 minutes, then remove muffins from muffin pan. When cool, ice with avocado icing if desired.
    Avocado Icing 1. Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add the avocados halves. Simmer gently for several minutes until they are soft. Remove and let cool.
    2. Place avocados in an electric mixer with the paddle attachment. Add lime juice and mix until smooth. 3. Add powdered sugar in batches and mix until light and fluffy.

  2. You know what I have learnt, first try the recipe as it is then you can twist it the second time. This works for me all the time. Baking sure is a science…and measurements are necessary. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a note. Enjoy the rest of the week.

    • Thank you so much! That means a lot. I’m still fairly new to blogging but have enjoyed the learning process. My posts have recently slowed down but once I get my new kitchen settled I’ll be ready to share more recipes.

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