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Baker's Spotlight: Chillicothe High School Bakers Test Mug Muffins for Baking Food Safety

Baker’s Spotlight: Chillicothe High School Bakers Test Mug Muffins for Baking Food Safety

Chillicothe, MO is known as the town where sliced bread was invented!  Recently the Chillicothe Missouri High School Family & Consumer Sciences bakers honed in on another national challenge!  Americans LOVE mug cakes, muffins and meals. But  when are they “done” and safe to eat instead of gooey or half-raw?  “We’ve learned flour is a […]

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We've Got Flour and We Know How to Use It!

We’ve Got Flour and We Know How to Use It!

COVID has helped Americans build their sense of home and the skills that go with it, including baking.  Sheltering in place provided many folks the time to bake and reap the benefits that have proven to be appreciated and sustainable by many.  Fortunately we’ve also moved past the hoarding we first experienced!  B&G Foods, (brands […]

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September Bakers Calendar 2021

September Bakers Calendar 2021

These September baking recipes, tips and resources will make your house smell like fall. So grab your favorite flannel and get cozy in the kitchen as we explore everything the month of September has to offer bakers. Thank you to Sharon Davis of the Home Baking Association for providing this valuable resource jam-packed with information!

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Baker's Spotlight on Bagels! ... and Charity

Baker’s Spotlight on Bagels! … and Charity

Lucky me, I was at the Hanover, New Hampshire Farmer’s Market.  It was the line forming at the Charity Bagel tent that stopped me in my tracks.  Behind the table was Leo Barnes, the founder, baker, and chief kitmaker of Charity Bagels.  Who could resist the beautiful bagels and a conversation? A conversation had to […]

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Baking with Glass

Baking with Glass

Check out this handy new infographic from Anchor Hocking!

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Measurement Matters

Measurement Matters

Accurate measurements in all aspects of baking (baking temperature, storage temperature, ingredients, etc) assure repeatable quality, controlled costs and customer satisfaction. Measurement Matters is an excellent resource for anyone who bakes, whether it’s at home or in a professional environment.  Join Sharon Davis from the Home Baking Association as she presents Measurement Matters. Download the Powerpoint […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Linda Larson Valiga - Kolache

Baker’s Spotlight: Linda Larson Valiga – Kolache

Linda Larson Valiga, M.S., Career & Technical Education; B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences and Education. However you spell it- Kolach, Kolache, or Kolachky– this filled sweet yeast dough pastry is traditional to Czech, Bohemian, Moravian or Slovak heritages. They’re served at summer festivals, holidays, life celebrations and sometimes just for breakfast!  The name originates from […]

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Make A Sandwich or Two

Make A Sandwich or Two

August Baking Calendar Shake up your homemade goodness with sandwiches made from whole grain, multi-grain, savory, sliced bread, buns, grilled, flat… Or better yet, make your own bread for the BEST Sandwiches. August is devoted to the art of sandwiches, learn more by downloading our August Baker’s Calendar full of tips, recipes, and the most […]

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Measuring Temperature

Measuring Temperature

Measuring temperature is critical to success in baking, whether it’s checking water temps for yeast, monitoring the temperature of ingredients like butter and flour, or verifying the doneness of the finished product. Check out this informative video, and special educator offer!

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Educator Award Winners Announced!

Educator Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations! 2021 Home Baking Association Educator Award  First Place Selection:  Elizabeth Susan HaganFamily and Consumer Sciences EducatorBayard, IowaEntry:  Bearthday Celebrations:  How Baking at Home Takes You Around the Globe Honorable Mention: Carla Schaer Family and Consumer Sciences EducatorSparland, ILEntry:  Baking on Break Thank you for submitting an entry for the 2021 Home Baking Association Educator Award Program.  You will receive resources from […]

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