Hey! I’m Emma, and I’m the person behind Hanging Out in the Kitchen. I love cooking and baking in my free time and want to help others enjoy doing the same. I know that a lot of people find cooking boring, frustrating, and/or challenging, and I’m hoping to make it a more enjoyable experience for everyone, since being able to feed yourself good food is incredibly satisfying (and good for your wallet)! Most recipes here are made when I get home from my 9-5 software development job with ingredients that are widely available (or have widely available substitutes) at grocery stores. I add links and explainers whenever I include any instructions that may not be second nature to less experienced cooks. Let’s make cooking at home more attainable!

When I’m not cooking or coding, I love reading, running, and hanging out with my dog, Leo.


(Why the blog name? Because at almost every social gathering, everyone always ends up hanging out in the kitchen.)