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Bake for Family Fun Month: A Time to Celebrate, Bond and Enjoy Delicious Meals Together!

Bake for Family Fun Month: A Time to Celebrate, Bond and Enjoy Delicious Meals Together!

The Home Baking Association has designated February as Bake for Family Fun Month, a national celebration dedicated to encouraging families to spend quality time together in the kitchen. This month-long event is all about creating memories, learning new baking skills, and of course, indulging in some yummy treats. Here are the dates to mark on […]

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Bake to Give This Valentine’s Day

Bake to Give This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time to show love and appreciation to those who matter most. While there are many gifts to choose from, fresh baked goods are a sweet and thoughtful option that are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Here are the benefits of baking fresh baked goods at home versus purchasing […]

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Why Baking History and Traditions Are Important

Why Baking History and Traditions Are Important

Family traditional recipes are an integral part of our cultural heritage and a valuable way to connect with our ancestors. These recipes not only provide us with delicious meals but also serve as a link to our family’s history, preserving the tastes and flavors of those who came before us for generations to come. Treasured […]

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National Festival of Breads 2023

National Festival of Breads 2023

Whether it is a go-to recipe, a revamped family favorite or a combination of unique-to-you flavors, put your creativity to the test in the quest to become the Best of Breads Champion in the 2023 National Festival of Breads. Enter your favorite yeast bread or roll recipe now through February 13, 2023, for the chance […]

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Savory Baking 

Savory Baking 

By Sharon Davis, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Manhattan, KS After a recent blizzard of holiday sweets, I‘ve begun to embrace all things soup and savory breads. In fact, I’m betting you’ll love the Mini-Bread Bowls demonstrated by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. The whole wheat bread bowls are a perfect  individual size, served fresh or easily frozen […]

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Bake to Give this Holiday Season

Bake to Give this Holiday Season

Now that we’re in the home-stretch of the holiday season, many of us are looking for last-minute gift ideas for friends and family. And let’s face it, we’re all feeling the pinch as supply chain issues and inflation send the cost of goods skyrocketing. So, have you considered baking homemade gifts? Fresh made holiday cookies […]

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Baker’s Spotlight: Aaron Harries and Springerle Cookies

Baker’s Spotlight: Aaron Harries and Springerle Cookies

Aaron Harries Kansas Wheat Commission KS Wheat Growers Some cookies are head and shoulders above others at Cookie Swaps, holiday gatherings or as a gift. Springerle Cookies are definitely one of them and put Aaron Harries, VP of Research and Operations for the Kansas Wheat Commission and KS Wheat Growers in our spotlight! Springerle Cookies […]

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Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread

Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread

Gemma Stafford is the Irish-born master pastry chef and creator of the hit online show and baking brand, Bigger Bolder Baking. Gemma is all about helping anyone bake with confidence. In her must-have second cookbook, Gemma shares an all-new collection of simple yet irresistible recipes for every baking opportunity—from breakfast, brunch, and teatime to dinner […]

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Authentic Linzer Cookies

Authentic Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are a holiday staple in many homes and at many cookie swaps, in fact, they’re probably on the list of All-Time Favorite Cookies Ever! With a dollop of raspberry jam peeking through the top of a delicate, nutty, buttery cookie sandwich, all covered in a dusting of confectioners’ sugar—you just can’t beat a […]

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Christmas Cookie Countdown

Christmas Cookie Countdown

Each holiday season the Home Baking Association features the Cookie Countdown with delectable cookies from the HBA members. Pick your favorite, or bake all 25 batches of cookies during December. From Gingerbread to Cranberry Chocolate Crunch, there’s bound to be a cookie for every elvish sweet tooth! Check out the following HBA Social Media accounts […]

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