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February Baker’s Spotlight

February Baker’s Spotlight

Baker Spotlight #3:  Katy Benne, Manhattan, Kansas The Bennes get the flour in the bowl several times a week at their little Kansas bungalow.  They’re baking waffles, yeast and sweet breads, pizza, desserts…and for this Spotlight, one of Katy Benne’slifelong favorites—brownies. Her brownies are a signature shared in all her roles as wife, mother of two (ages 3 and 1), Registered Nurse, volunteer, daughter and friend.  “My baking began when I was young– 4-H baking projects for […]

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February Is For Baking!

February Is For Baking!

There’s a whole lot of baking going on in February, download our handy Baker’s Calendar so you can be IN-THE-KNOW! Did you know February is Great American Pies Month? It’s in the calendar! What about National Heart Month? February is a great time to remember to eat healthy and consider our cardiovascular health. And let’s […]

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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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January Baking Calendar

January Baking Calendar

Happy New Year from the Home Baking Association! January baking is powered with oats, a perfect way to get more heart healthy whole grains into your diet. Download the calendar below to get lots of convenient recipes and tips for baking in the new year.

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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 With Friends Presentation

Baking With Friends Presentation

Join other baking enthusiasts for a Baking with Friends ZOOM event with the Home Baking Association. Please feel free to invite anyone who may be interested in joining us by copying this link and sending it to them. The event sponsor welcomes everyone to their program regardless of where they live, or if they have a library […]

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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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