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April is National Soft Pretzel Month

April is National Soft Pretzel Month

That’s right, it’s National Soft Pretzel Month – a time to twist, dip, and savor these doughy delights like never before. These delicious snacks are incredibly versatile, and therefore have enjoyed a rich history of captivating taste buds for centuries. Originating in Europe during the Middle Ages, pretzels were initially associated with religious symbolism, with […]

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Once Pecan A Time… it’s Pecan Day!

Once Pecan A Time… it’s Pecan Day!

There’s one particularly delicious day to mark your calendars this April: National Pecan Day on April 14th! This  celebration honors the nut that has captured the hearts and taste buds of people around the world. Native to North America, pecans have been enjoyed by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Early European settlers embraced this […]

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Celebrate Kids and Pets Day – Bake Some Treats!

Celebrate Kids and Pets Day – Bake Some Treats!

National Kids and Pets Day is celebrated on April 26th every year in the United States. The day recognizes the special bond between kids and their pets and encourages parents to involve their children in the care and welfare of their furry companions. The event also highlights the importance of proper pet care and responsible […]

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Spring Baking Provides a Wealth of Educational Opportunities

Spring Baking Provides a Wealth of Educational Opportunities

Spring is a magical season with gardens bursting forth in vibrant colors and fresh flavors. What better way to celebrate this bountiful time of the year than through spring baking? Not only does it provide an opportunity to indulge in delightful treats, but it can also become a valuable teaching tool for children to learn […]

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Empanadas!

Empanadas!

Have you tried making Empanadas before? Flaky and delicate, these delicious hand-held treats are prepared using anything from sweet, spicy to savory, and may be stuffed with meat, fruit, vegetables, seafood… almost anything you can imagine … then baked or fried. The empanada’s history is as rich as its various fillings. Its roots can be […]

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Baking Can Be More than A Hobby for Teens: Bake to Give and Make A Difference

Baking Can Be More than A Hobby for Teens: Bake to Give and Make A Difference

Baking is more than just a delicious hobby—it’s a powerful tool for making a positive impact in your community. While many teenagers might see baking as a simple pastime or a way to satisfy their sweet tooth, it can also be a platform for creativity, entrepreneurship, and social change. Through our initiatives Bake for Family […]

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Three Grain Pilaf Recipe

Three Grain Pilaf Recipe

An easy and nutritious recipe using bulgur, partially cooked cracked wheat that is quick cooking. This recipe has been demonstrated at numerous state and national programs presented by the Kansas Wheat Commission. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat ½ cup uncooked long-grain white rice, dry ½ cup uncooked pearled barley 2 beef […]

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Everything You Want to Know About Piping Cake Frosting

Everything You Want to Know About Piping Cake Frosting

Piping frosting onto cupcakes and cakes can seem a bit intimidating, but it’s a piece of a cake with these tips and tricks from Home Baking Association member Domino Sugar. Whether you’re just trying to pipe a border on top of your cake, or you want to step up your piping skills, they’ve got you […]

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Help Raise Awareness of CACFP Week March 10-16th

Help Raise Awareness of CACFP Week March 10-16th

CACFP Week is a national education and information campaign sponsored annually the third week of March by the National CACFP Sponsors Association. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of how the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program works to combat hunger. The CACFP brings healthy foods to tables across the country for children in child […]

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Crispy Whole Grain Waffles

Crispy Whole Grain Waffles

Waffles have been a part of our collective experience for a very long time. Indeed, the sweet and hot breakfast treat has been a staple in American cuisine since before our earliest colonial days. Waffled can be enjoyed in the traditional manner, with butter and maple syrup. Or perhaps you like your waffles with whipped […]

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