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1-2-3 Bake-to-Ship Gifts

1-2-3 Bake-to-Ship Gifts

When the lucky recipient of your baking means you’ll be SHIPPING, some baked goods are just MADE for this. Others, not so much. Not so great…buttery-rich shortbreads, cookies or crackers; cakes and Artisan lean (no fat, no sugar) breads.  These are likely to crumble, crush, stale or mold respectively. Ship-shape arrivals are more likely with […]

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Educator Award Winners

Educator Award Winners

Each year outstanding baking education programs are recognized by the Home Baking Association.  This award draws national attention to excellent home baking programs and the benefits of baking for family, personal and professional development. 2019 First Place Selection Delaine Stendahl Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Whitehall, Wisconsin Entry: Ingredient Super-Heroesto the Rescue 2018 First Place Selection […]

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Dine-In with Neighbors as Family!

Dine-In with Neighbors as Family!

Keeping in mind the holidays can be lonely for people who may be right next door—at home, work or in the communities where we live.  Make it light-hearted and join Dining In for Healthy Families Campaign, December 3, 2019. The event host is HBA partner American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and it’s December […]

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Holiday Baking Food Safety Sylin’ with Hot Chocolate Cookies

Holiday Baking Food Safety Sylin’ with Hot Chocolate Cookies

Baking food safely for those who love to gift or host doesn’t have to be tough.  In fact, you can let Mary Poppins’ rule “a spoon full of sugar helps” to get those baking food safety steps down!  To start, view the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) Story of Your Dinner webinar taught by […]

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If You Like Pumpkin Spice... You Might Like Gingerbread

If You Like Pumpkin Spice… You Might Like Gingerbread

While you’re prepping for the holidays, you may be wondering what can possibly follow October’s pumpkin spice frenzy and its culinary appeal?  I’d give Gingerbread, with its varying amounts of molasses, sugar options, and fresh or dry spice ginger a try.  Here’s some our members and staff serve morning, noon and night. I love this […]

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Let the Test Kitchen Science Begin!

Let the Test Kitchen Science Begin!

Test out some egg substitution options provided by our new member, Chef Gemma Stafford, of Bigger Bolder Baking. State the PROBLEM: Your test kitchen is baking a cake for a friend’s event. Your friend is either allergic to eggs OR is serving a vegan and requires an egg-free cake. Plan the test kitchen control and variables. […]

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How to Make All Natural Homemade Food Coloring

How to Make All Natural Homemade Food Coloring

Now more than ever we want to know what goes into our food.  What better way to know than to make your food yourself. Food dye has gotten a bad rap, so if you don’t want to use it or want an all natural solution then this is for you. Fruits, vegetables and spices have a strong pigment […]

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Gardens and Baking Unite

Gardens and Baking Unite

The soil is turned and warming up for planting. Those soft spring rains may bring tulips and daffodils, but it shouldn’t surprise you our thoughts turn to what we can BAKE with all that’s sprouting— both in the garden and the store.  The top three coming to mind include Asparagus Wrap fresh grilled or roasted […]

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Celebrate! Celebrate!

Celebrate! Celebrate!

This May we have layers of celebrations to prepare – from formal to informal. I can’t make all my own food to share, but here are three recipes I’m baking to personalize my gatherings. A friend has earned an “open house” graduation “come and go” reception. Make it easier to serve a crowd with fresh-baked Brown and Serve […]

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