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Fun Paintbrush Cookies

Fun Paintbrush Cookies

Kids of all ages, from 3 to 103, will love these fun & tasty Paintbrush cookies! Blend the art and science of baking with your creative side. Try mixing and matching with different cookie cutter shapes and a rainbow of food coloring. Ingredient List COOKIES: 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting […]

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The Family Dinner Project's deck of food and activities

The Family Dinner Project’s deck of food and activities

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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Baking School provides Lessons for EVERY Baker

Baking School provides Lessons for EVERY Baker

by Sharon Davis – Home Baking Association The art and science of baking enriches lives beyond belief, and there are so many to thank! A family baking heritage, mentors, professors, friends, farmers and personal passion. Next to thank on my list is Melanie Wanders, King Arthur Baking test kitchen Research and Development team member and […]

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September Is Whole Grains Month

September Is Whole Grains Month

Every September, we celebrate the goodness of whole grains! The annual Whole Grains Month campaign brings whole grain recipes, health information, cooking tips, and much more to people around the world. Whole Grains Month is a great time for everyone to get on the whole grains bandwagon. Eating better is not an all-or-nothing choice. Every little improvement you make […]

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Linda Beech's Tips for Fair Baking Competition Success

Linda Beech’s Tips for Fair Baking Competition Success

by Sharon Davis, Home Baking Association Like Aunt Bea and her pies, many bakers love a good competition to win the purple ribbon or  “first-of-class” status at their county or state fair.  You can’t beat the advice of a veteran fair baking judge!  Linda Beech, county extension family & consumer sciences, 4-H and youth baking […]

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July Baking Calendar

July Baking Calendar

Sharon Davis, a longtime family and consumer sciences educator with the Home Baking Association, creates these monthly calendars full of recipes, resources and activities perfectly suited for the season. The calendars are an educator’s dream and definitely worth a download. Check the July Baking Calendar out here!

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Bake for Locally Made Benefits

Bake for Locally Made Benefits

For all the cooks and bakers that have gone before me among family and friends, I doubt even one of them thought about their handiwork being “locally made,” or “earth-friendly.”  The carbon-reducing benefits of the “home chef” were tremendous as they put meals on the table from local food stores, gardens, 25 to 50-pound bags […]

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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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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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Flour Food Safety

Flour Food Safety

From our member, North American Millers Association From toddler to grandparent – baking is the perfect family activity. Just don’t forget to include food safety in your recipe! Flour is a raw ingredient made from wheat grown and harvested in nature, and as such, it is possible for wheat to be exposed to environmental sources […]

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