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March Baker’s Calendar

March Baker’s Calendar

There’s so much to explore when it comes to baking in March. We’ve got Bake and Take Month, National Grain Sampling Day, and St Patrick’s day… just to name a few! download the March Baker’s Calendar

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March is Bake and Take Month!

March is Bake and Take Month!

The simplest baked item made and delivered by you is therapy for all these days.  In Kansas this practice became “Bake and Take Day” more than 40 years ago, launched as an opportunity to celebrate relationships with friends and family. Now a national promotion and celebrated throughout March, the Kansas Wheat Commission is teaming up with […]

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Baking for Others: Whole Wheat Butterscotch Brownies

Baking for Others: Whole Wheat Butterscotch Brownies

The brownies are made with whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. Whole wheat flour performs almost exactly like all purpose flour, but it has more fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is a great option if you want to easily incorporate some whole grains into your baking because it can be substituted for all purpose […]

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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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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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Fall Garden Focaccia

Fall Garden Focaccia

My neighbor is a Master Gardener. Kim keeps me aiming higher, both in my vegetable gardening skills AND in baking.  This past rainy day Kim got creative and I have to share what she, and she says other of you over-achiever bakers are doing: creating beautiful still-life on your Focaccia. Photos provided by Kim Smith […]

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Scoop, Spoon and Scale Measuring Activity

Scoop, Spoon and Scale Measuring Activity

Compare and evaluate dry measuring methods for accuracy with this 03:42 minute video from the Home Baking Association!  Student Activity:  Use the Scoop, Spoon, Scale activity from the 5-Minute Baking Activities book!  Fifty five minute baking activities included in this book for classrooms, community or out-of-school programs. Five Minute Baking Activities/ $35.00 – Available here

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Sandwiches Rule August!

Sandwiches Rule August!

How did Americans ever get to loving sandwiches so much? We, in fact, dedicate August as National Sandwich Month. I think it’s something related to why the Earl of Sandwich, a real-life 18th-century aristocrat, reportedly loved them. He was busy, they were easy! This August, try your sandwiches in some creative packaging. Mmmmm… Flat Bread Sandwich! Many […]

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