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Fourth of July Recipes

Fourth of July Recipes

The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday here at the Home Baking Association because it offers so many delicious and fun baking opportunities for families. And besides, who doesn’t love spending a long weekend together centered on food, fun, family and fireworks! For everything red, white and blue, check out our member recipes and […]

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July Baking Calendar

July Baking Calendar

Sharon Davis, a longtime family and consumer sciences educator with the Home Baking Association, creates these monthly calendars full of recipes, resources and activities perfectly suited for the season. The calendars are an educator’s dream and definitely worth a download. Check the July Baking Calendar out here!

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Baking Makes A Great Summer School

Baking Makes A Great Summer School

We called it “summer school,” in Iowa. It was that time when we boosted skills and content knowledge once the official classroom door closed and our teacher collapsed from exhaustion. Usually the focus was reading, math and science. Yes, I too needed help. Baking’s perfect to build actual interest in these topics, a major key […]

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Power Baking for Summer

Power Baking for Summer

What do camping, biking, hiking, kayaking, swimming all have to do with baking? Home baked is so good-to-go when you are! Check out what the fitness pros and dietitians recommend re: fuel for on-the-move men, women and kids. Videos Here Baking portable carbs is perfect for the action. Bagels, soft pretzels, biscotti, flat breads and […]

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How to Care for Your Glass Bakeware

How to Care for Your Glass Bakeware

We want to be sure to give you all of the information you need not only to get the most out of your favorite products but also to do it entirely safely while preserving the life and integrity of the material. That’s why we’ve outlined detailed instructions on care, use, and how to clean glass […]

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Educator Award Winners Announced!

Educator Award Winners Announced!

CONGRATULATIONS!2022 Home Baking Association Educator Awards First Place Selection: Carla SchaerFamily and Consumer Sciences EducatorSparland, Illinois Entry: Mozzarella Mash  Honorable Mention:  Youth Teaching to Bake and Donate Leo BarnesYouth Teaching YouthHanover, New Hampshire Entry:  Charity Bagels – Donation made Delicious! Thank you for submitting an entry for the 2022 Home Baking Association Educator Award Program.   All entrants will receive baking resources from […]

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Strawberry Shortcake’s on My Mind

Strawberry Shortcake’s on My Mind

Strawberries are here!  The ever-bearing strawberry plants in my garden have been winking at me for a couple weeks now.  I hold my breath.  There’s always that sneaky late frost.  It takes the early ones,  but some are forming up.  This variety is small but each a juicy flavor burst.  Thankfully the berries in the […]

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May Baking Calendar

May Baking Calendar

Spring has sprung and baking opportunities abound as we present the May Baking Calendar, a resource full of recipes and baking anecdotes perfect for the season. Download the calendar here

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Birthdays Around the World Call for Cake

Birthdays Around the World Call for Cake

Meet HBA educator award winning teacher, Elizabeth Hagan, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), Carroll, Iowa. Elizabeth has her high school students researching, baking and photographing a topic she loves—the culture and types of birthday cakes baked in other countries.  Elizabeth shares that she started baking as a child. “I loved sweets and baking gave me the opportunity to make what I loved. Early on I […]

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What’s Abby Baking for Whole Day for Whole Grain?

What’s Abby Baking for Whole Day for Whole Grain?

With so many great whole grains, it’s hard to decide, but Abby Clement, The Whole Grains Council’s Stamp Program Manager settled on spotlighting her mom’s Apple Crisp.  This is, of course PERFECT when you’re coming into spring with a refrigerator fruit drawer with a variety of no-crunch-left apples.  These long-timer apples have the most flavor […]

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