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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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Baker's Spotlight: Baking for Others

Baker’s Spotlight: Baking for Others

Alabama baker Debra J. Mosely has developed a reputation for offering scrumptious “thank you” gifts to her friends and community for over 30 years. Baking is her passion, and it makes sense she’d show her appreciation in the form of cakes, cookies and other baked goods. As quoted in the Selma Sun newspaper, Debra says, […]

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Starting to Bake is all about Mis en Place!

Starting to Bake is all about Mis en Place!

Whether its your first time baking or your thousandth, you never lose when you mis en place (meez-on-plahss). Are you thinking “putting everything in place” will take too much time? Do you have young bakers almost levitating to get started? Having them help “get everything in its place” is part of them helping. Its fundamental […]

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Rainbow Sprinkles Cake Just In Time for Bake for Family Fun Month!

Rainbow Sprinkles Cake Just In Time for Bake for Family Fun Month!

As colorful as its namesake, this yellow cake is frosted with a tangy cream cheese icing and adorned with sprinkles for a festive look. National Bake For Family Fun Month, celebrated all of February, provides a reason to put down the takeout menu. Baking, nearly as old as humans, is steeped in tradition, both familial […]

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