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What’s Abby Baking for Whole Day for Whole Grain?

What’s Abby Baking for Whole Day for Whole Grain?

With so many great whole grains, it’s hard to decide, but Abby Clement, The Whole Grains Council’s Stamp Program Manager settled on spotlighting her mom’s Apple Crisp.  This is, of course PERFECT when you’re coming into spring with a refrigerator fruit drawer with a variety of no-crunch-left apples.  These long-timer apples have the most flavor […]

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Bake and Take Everyday!

Bake and Take Everyday!

Everyday is a good day to “bake and take.”  You’ll love Kansas Wheat test kitchen vintage Bake and Take Month recipe re-makes, Chef Tess’s innovations for baking creations, delivery labels and earth-friendly packaging options.  There’s something for everyone– you’ll find just what you need at HomeBaking.org Learn more about the history of this community-driven event and trend with […]

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Baker Bettie Bakes Up Sticky Buns

Baker Bettie Bakes Up Sticky Buns

The Home Baking Association welcomes it’s newest member, “Baker Bettie”  aka Kristin Hoffman.  “Baker Bettie” has been a life saver to so many of HBA’s baking educators with her virtual baking content during the pandemic,” shares Sharon Davis, FCS teacher and HBA Program Director.  “Her Learning Tracks and Workshops at www.BakerBettie.com are great for students […]

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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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Baker's Spotlight: Grandma Cooper's Basic Pie Crust

Baker’s Spotlight: Grandma Cooper’s Basic Pie Crust

It’s the perfect time to Spotlight home baker Gail Ellis, a Communications Specialist with the Oklahoma State University Extension. We met Gail this summer through her feature article Baking Surges with a Renewed Sense of Home, and the Oklahoma Wheat Commission and HBA workshops held virtually and in person.  We learned Gail is a wannabe-pie-baker!   […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Chillicothe High School Bakers Test Mug Muffins for Baking Food Safety

Baker’s Spotlight: Chillicothe High School Bakers Test Mug Muffins for Baking Food Safety

Chillicothe, MO is known as the town where sliced bread was invented!  Recently the Chillicothe Missouri High School Family & Consumer Sciences bakers honed in on another national challenge!  Americans LOVE mug cakes, muffins and meals. But  when are they “done” and safe to eat instead of gooey or half-raw?  “We’ve learned flour is a […]

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We've Got Flour and We Know How to Use It!

We’ve Got Flour and We Know How to Use It!

COVID has helped Americans build their sense of home and the skills that go with it, including baking.  Sheltering in place provided many folks the time to bake and reap the benefits that have proven to be appreciated and sustainable by many.  Fortunately we’ve also moved past the hoarding we first experienced!  B&G Foods, (brands […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Linda Larson Valiga - Kolache

Baker’s Spotlight: Linda Larson Valiga – Kolache

Linda Larson Valiga, M.S., Career & Technical Education; B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences and Education. However you spell it- Kolach, Kolache, or Kolachky– this filled sweet yeast dough pastry is traditional to Czech, Bohemian, Moravian or Slovak heritages. They’re served at summer festivals, holidays, life celebrations and sometimes just for breakfast!  The name originates from […]

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Make A Sandwich or Two

Make A Sandwich or Two

August Baking Calendar Shake up your homemade goodness with sandwiches made from whole grain, multi-grain, savory, sliced bread, buns, grilled, flat… Or better yet, make your own bread for the BEST Sandwiches. August is devoted to the art of sandwiches, learn more by downloading our August Baker’s Calendar full of tips, recipes, and the most […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Charlene Patton - Apricot Raisin Hot Cross Buns

Baker’s Spotlight: Charlene Patton – Apricot Raisin Hot Cross Buns

When you choose to bake a “shared” recipe, it’s great to know it came from Charlene Patton!   Charlene is the Executive Director of the Home Baking Association and Consumer Media Consultant for the Kansas Soybean Commission.  Add her expertise as a baking book author, recipe development and demonstrator, a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences […]

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