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National Festival of Breads 2023

National Festival of Breads 2023

Whether it is a go-to recipe, a revamped family favorite or a combination of unique-to-you flavors, put your creativity to the test in the quest to become the Best of Breads Champion in the 2023 National Festival of Breads. Enter your favorite yeast bread or roll recipe now through February 13, 2023, for the chance […]

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Savory Baking 

Savory Baking 

By Sharon Davis, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Manhattan, KS After a recent blizzard of holiday sweets, I‘ve begun to embrace all things soup and savory breads. In fact, I’m betting you’ll love the Mini-Bread Bowls demonstrated by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. The whole wheat bread bowls are a perfect  individual size, served fresh or easily frozen […]

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Bake to Give this Holiday Season

Bake to Give this Holiday Season

Now that we’re in the home-stretch of the holiday season, many of us are looking for last-minute gift ideas for friends and family. And let’s face it, we’re all feeling the pinch as supply chain issues and inflation send the cost of goods skyrocketing. So, have you considered baking homemade gifts? Fresh made holiday cookies […]

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Baker’s Spotlight: Aaron Harries and Springerle Cookies

Baker’s Spotlight: Aaron Harries and Springerle Cookies

Aaron Harries Kansas Wheat Commission KS Wheat Growers Some cookies are head and shoulders above others at Cookie Swaps, holiday gatherings or as a gift. Springerle Cookies are definitely one of them and put Aaron Harries, VP of Research and Operations for the Kansas Wheat Commission and KS Wheat Growers in our spotlight! Springerle Cookies […]

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Melanie Wanders Shares Her Apple Crumb Crostata Recipe

Melanie Wanders Shares Her Apple Crumb Crostata Recipe

Nothing gets us ready for holiday meals– or breakfast– like fine-tuning Apple Crostata skills.  Home Baking Association members gathered in Stowe, VT for an annual meeting AND a tutorial with member Melanie Wanders, R&D Baker with Amy Driscoll and Lee Clark from King Arthur Baking company.  You’ll enjoy making a tender, yet flaky all-butter pie […]

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Order Your Free 2022 Kansas Wheat Recipe Book

Order Your Free 2022 Kansas Wheat Recipe Book

Some folks may collect stamps, trading cards or gnomes, but only true Wheaties keep their eye out for a specific collectible published for the past six decades — the annual recipe book from the Kansas Wheat Commission. The 2022 edition is now available — free of charge — and does not disappoint with classic recipes […]

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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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Bake Up Something Spooky for Halloween

Bake Up Something Spooky for Halloween

Now is your chance to make the most of this Halloween season, bake up some frighteningly delicious treats for all the ghosts and ghouls in your life. Our members and partners offer the best tips and recipes to make your haunted houses and holiday parties spooktacular! “Ghosts, goblins, and jack-o-lantern at night; We sure hope […]

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National Real Sugar Day Lesson Plan

National Real Sugar Day Lesson Plan

As the gold standard for sweetness, real sugar is worth celebrating! The real sugar we stock in our pantry and use in many of our favorite recipes is grown by sugar beet and sugar cane farmers across the United States. National Real Sugar Day is a day to celebrate the people who harvest sugar crops, […]

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Bite-Sized Baking for Home, School and Artisan Bakers

Bite-Sized Baking for Home, School and Artisan Bakers

In our workshops, culinary educators and consumers tell me they’re time challenged. Plus, “our ingredient budgets are really tight- how do we bake for 25 students?”  I understand. I had 42-minute class periods to bake with junior high students and virtually no ingredient budget. Tough as it is to imagine, we may BENEFIT from this […]

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