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Honey Wheat Bread

Honey Wheat Bread

In 1973 the Kansas Wheathearts initiated a National Bake and Take Day promotion. In the same year, they published this hearty and delicious bread recipe. The original instructions were to mix ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon and knead the dough by hand. Feel free to update the recipe by using your timesaving […]

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Fudge Nut Bars

Fudge Nut Bars

Kansas Governor Carlin signs the Wheatheart’s Bake and Take Day Proclamation for the annual observance on March 22, 1980. A photo of the proclamation signing, and this recipe appeared in Wheat Gleanings, a bulletin from the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers for wheat farmers. INGREDIENTS  COOKIE DOUGH 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature […]

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Pecan Caramel Sticky Buns

Pecan Caramel Sticky Buns

These Pecan Caramel Sticky Buns from Baker Bettie are the perfect holiday morning breakfast! Prep them the day before and bake them the next morning! The dough and the filling are essentially the same as cinnamon rolls, but we’re making a caramel sauce with pecans for the topping! INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH 7 grams (1 […]

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Baking for Others: Bake and Take

Baking for Others: Bake and Take

It’s always a good time to bake for others. Make your Bake and Take action plan for March knowing it’s never been needed more! Let’s aim for 50 MORE years.  THREE Bake and Take TIPS from HBA:  #3:  Bake, freeze, deliver so your customer can enjoynow, or later!  Kristin Hoffman, Baker Bettie: “I love taking bierocksto friends who have had a baby or who are dealing […]

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Baking Traditions May Require Chocolate

Baking Traditions May Require Chocolate

Week Three of Bake for Family Fun Month Baking traditions in our lives last a lifetime. Whether for birthdays, weekly meals or special holidays baked goods speak volumes.  For our family, chocolate’s the ingredient tradition that makes any time together a celebration! Chocolate chips, cocoa, baking chocolate, chocolate frosting…all were a luxury in our home […]

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BFFF Week Two:  Baking for My Valentine

BFFF Week Two: Baking for My Valentine

You may be asking, what Makes Valentine’s Day so Sweet? Baking’s a great way to impress on someone how much you’re thinking of them!  Have you ever wondered how sugar and chocolate became so involved in the Valentine Tradition?  Here’s a sweet bit of Valentine history! What will you bake for valentines in your sphere? […]

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FCS Educator Day 2022

FCS Educator Day 2022

Get ready to celebrate FCS Educator Day 2022!  On February 16, FCS students, educators, and professionals across the country conduct a variety of events and carry out initiatives to celebrate and showcase the value and importance of family and consumer sciences education and its educators.  The countdown is on! As you prepare, use the images and […]

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Baker's Spotlight: 17th Century Chicken and Cherries

Baker’s Spotlight: 17th Century Chicken and Cherries

From bread and pie to casseroles and other savory dishes, baking has a long history of nourishing millions of people from all cultures, worldwide, for thousands of years. The history of baking continues to reveal itself to us as time marches on, in fact, the world’s oldest known ovens were unearthed in Croatia in 2014. […]

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Baker's Spotlight: John Kanell Bakes for His Valentine

Baker’s Spotlight: John Kanell Bakes for His Valentine

You may have seen this rising star of a baker on one of his many appearances on high profile shows like Food Network’s Chopped, Good Morning America and the Ellen Degeneres show. That’s an impressive achievement given he was a middle school science and math teacher only a few years ago! Living on a farm […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Social Media Bakers

Baker’s Spotlight: Social Media Bakers

Teaching others to bake is a noble endeavor we place much importance on at the Home Baking Association. Baking education takes shape in Family and Consumer Science classrooms, Youtube tutorials, and our favorite cookbooks. However, the meteoric rise of foodies sharing their love of baking through social media sites like Instagram and TikTok is worth […]

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