Are You a Crafter or a Baker?

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Baking is Exact

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In cooking, you can substitute chicken for beef or tofu for tempeh. Cooking is a matter of understanding a lot of different potential ingredients in terms of their taste, texture, and even appearance. Being able to combine all those elements in unique ways is what makes cooking like crafting.

If I'm baking a cake and run out of milk, I can't add powdered creamer in its place. Ask my husband about the time I thought butter and shortening were interchangeable when baking cookies. Crafting and cooking for me are often about using what I have on hand and making do. As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. The same is true with making a pot of vegetable soup, or whipping up a laptop case out of an old suitcase you have lying around.


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