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.