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Baker’s Spotlight: The Bread we Bake for Love

Baker’s Spotlight: The Bread we Bake for Love

Dr Kathy Patterson: Anadama Bread Some things in the Patterson/Montange household are not messed with…ever.  The bread they bake for home and family is one of them.  Recently I witnessed four loaves of bread disappear in one evening. Quietly, slice by slice, toddlers to parents to grand parents took slice after slice. Yum. Kathy, a […]

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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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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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Educator Award Deadline is Near!

Educator Award Deadline is Near!

The deadline for the Educator Award contest is March 31st, 2022. Have you modified your baking lesson programs to accommodate distance learning? We’re particularly interested in what you have to say. But please be sure to look at the guidelines for submission, the subject matter and intended audience and even method of delivery are wide […]

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Baking for Others: Bake and Take

Baking for Others: Bake and Take

It’s always a good time to bake for others. Make your Bake and Take action plan for March knowing it’s never been needed more! Let’s aim for 50 MORE years.  THREE Bake and Take TIPS from HBA:  #3:  Bake, freeze, deliver so your customer can enjoynow, or later!  Kristin Hoffman, Baker Bettie: “I love taking bierocksto friends who have had a baby or who are dealing […]

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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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BFFF Week Two:  Baking for My Valentine

BFFF Week Two: Baking for My Valentine

You may be asking, what Makes Valentine’s Day so Sweet? Baking’s a great way to impress on someone how much you’re thinking of them!  Have you ever wondered how sugar and chocolate became so involved in the Valentine Tradition?  Here’s a sweet bit of Valentine history! What will you bake for valentines in your sphere? […]

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FCS Educator Day 2022

FCS Educator Day 2022

Get ready to celebrate FCS Educator Day 2022!  On February 16, FCS students, educators, and professionals across the country conduct a variety of events and carry out initiatives to celebrate and showcase the value and importance of family and consumer sciences education and its educators.  The countdown is on! As you prepare, use the images and […]

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Baker's Spotlight: Baking for Others

Baker’s Spotlight: Baking for Others

Alabama baker Debra J. Mosely has developed a reputation for offering scrumptious “thank you” gifts to her friends and community for over 30 years. Baking is her passion, and it makes sense she’d show her appreciation in the form of cakes, cookies and other baked goods. As quoted in the Selma Sun newspaper, Debra says, […]

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Starting to Bake is all about Mis en Place!

Starting to Bake is all about Mis en Place!

Whether its your first time baking or your thousandth, you never lose when you mis en place (meez-on-plahss). Are you thinking “putting everything in place” will take too much time? Do you have young bakers almost levitating to get started? Having them help “get everything in its place” is part of them helping. Its fundamental […]

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