The Spice at Home

Hey y’all, I’m Kelly and welcome to the Spice at Home! Fully devoted to the home enthusiast, if you love bold, flavorful recipes and hosting chic, affordable and personalized events you’ve come to the right place! Recipes and hostessing tips, tricks and inspirations await you…

Kelly Baumgartner |

I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia and currently live in Toronto, Ontario. I began cooking when I moved into my very first apartment while in University and immediately fell in love. I was going to school and working full-time but somehow always made the effort to prepare a home cooked meal for myself and entertain friends. After graduating a few years ago, I’m pretty much constantly on the go. If you’ve got little time but refuse to compromise on serving yourself and loved ones a flavorful meal with a personal touch I’m here to say, you don’t have to!

My food motto is throw a little spice into anything. That’s not just the southerner in me talkin’, I am all about the pops of flavor and love exploring new ingredients from around the world. My fiancé, Waleed is Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine has had a huge impact on my cooking but savory dishes from South & East Asia and Mexico are also some of my ultimate favs.

I believe in creating an inviting home and personalized events to welcome guests. Living in Toronto, space is certainly limited and it can be a challenge entertaining a tiny condo! I make it easy to host gatherings with space-savings table set ups and grab-and-go edibles that will keep your guests comfortable and entertained. Being a young professional, the budget isn’t always there to purchase the latest and greatest table décor so whenever I can, I go DIY to truly make it my own and so can you. Check-out my monthly party themes for your next event!

I hope to inspire you to add a touch of spice to your home and kitchen. Thank you for following along and I look forward to hearing from you!