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Empanadas!

Empanadas!

Have you tried making Empanadas before? Empanada is a Galician, Portuguese and Spanish word empandar- “to wrap or coat in bread.” 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 […]

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March Baker's Spotlight: Jana Patton

March Baker’s Spotlight: Jana Patton

The Baker’s Spotlight is on Jana Patton RD, LD, CBE, a Women, Infant and Children (WIC) dietitian educator from Topeka, Kansas. Jana’s been baking since she was small, at home, in 4-H and now it’s a part of her work and personal health and wellness.    “I grew up learning to bake with my family and […]

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Classic Southern Biscuit Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Southern Biscuit Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just in time for Bake for Family Fun Month, this delicious recipe makes an excellent opportunity for families to spend time together in the kitchen preparing something everyone will enjoy! Use Tenda Bake All Purpose Flour for the best results! Yield: 24 Cookies Ingredients: 2 ¼ C Southern Biscuit All Purpose Flour 1 C Butter(softened) ¾ […]

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Maybe Your Favorite Recipe Will be the Next National Festival of Breads Winner

Maybe Your Favorite Recipe Will be the Next National Festival of Breads Winner

Looking for a creative challenge to start 2021? Brush off your mixer, don your apron and develop your own original recipe for the 2021 National Festival of Breads. Entries are accepted January 8 through February 22, and winners will receive cash prizes and baking bundles from sponsors Kansas Wheat, King Arthur Baking Company and Red […]

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HBA Baker Spotlight: Jenny Kalvaitis

HBA Baker Spotlight: Jenny Kalvaitis

By Sharon Davis, HomeBaking.org What a perfect time to spotlight home baker Jenny Kalvaitis and her family’s traditional Lithuanian Bacon Buns. This family recipe and favorite of Jenny’s is a common Lithuanian recipe with her own family’s twists and small improvements from over the years. They often bake them during Christmas and holiday seasons. They’ll […]

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The Family Dinner Project's deck of food and activities

The Family Dinner Project’s deck of food and activities

When you’ve been spending a lot of time at home, this is just the boost we all need. You’ll love our partner The Family Dinner Project’s deck of food and activities for the “advent” of December home time, holidays and festivals. Check it out now!

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November Baker's Spotlight!

November Baker’s Spotlight!

November’s Baker Spotlight is on a great baker and teacher, Lisa Pluff.  Lisa teaches baking science and Family & Consumer Sciences at Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS.  Lisa is a graduate of the Kansas State Bakery Science bachelors degree program. Check it out!  Instead of working in a bakery, Lisa opted to earn a masters […]

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Cakes and Quilts Birthday Celebration on Dine In Day

Cakes and Quilts Birthday Celebration on Dine In Day

Join AAFCS for a virtual birthday celebration on Dine in Day, December 3 at 7:15 p.m. ET.  This special event will honor our founder Ellen Richards and gather FCS professionals to learn more about her quilt and celebrate #FCSsuccess together.  An expert will also be on-hand to share a glimpse of what a cake might […]

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Baking Goes Better with True Cake and Pastry Fillings

Baking Goes Better with True Cake and Pastry Fillings

In a pinch we’ve all filled cookies, pastries or cakes with a jam, and watched it boil out, soak in or run.  With guest and gift baking on the line in the next months, you can insure positive results. Cake and pastry fillings are thicker formulations and will bake more consistently. Unlike jams and jellies, […]

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In the Kitchen with Black Walnuts: America’s Indigenous Baking Nut

In the Kitchen with Black Walnuts: America’s Indigenous Baking Nut

Black walnuts, are a superfood native to the U.S. and one of the very few wild harvested foods commercially available today.  For centuries Native Americans used the nut meats as a food source and the husks for medicine and dyes.  Even today nothing is wasted!  The shells are ground into an eco-friendly abrasive. Baking with […]

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