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Bake for Family Fun Month: Week 3

Baking History and Traditions Baking traditions might just start today- they don’t have to be generations old. After all, they have to start sometime, or they’d never make history! (Like the Chocolate Chip Cookie!) Before you read Sofia’s traditions, tweak … Continue reading

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How and Why One Busy California Family Got Started Baking

What’s better than seeing kids deeply engaged in learning skills that’ll enrich them for a lifetime? Baking is just such a skill. But with so many activity options in school and out, why bake? Sofia Votava, an Orange Co. Girl … Continue reading

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Baking is Mindful: De-stressing at Home in the Kitchen

Looking for ways to de-compress at home after what some say has been one of the most stressful years they can remember? Wishing your children could gain hands-on science and math that’s essential in life? Baking is just such a … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Bread

I’ll keep this short to allow you time to bake what is one of the tried-and-true breads of my life—Pilgrim Bread.  The original recipe—splattered and worn—is in my More-with-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre. This bread is great baked in … Continue reading

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Sculpting Bread Dough for Seasonal Decor

With seasonal décor flooding the stores, do you ever imagine sculpting your own decorations from bread dough? For ideas on how to accomplish this, the 2018 Kansas Wheat Commission recipe book features over thirty bread sculptures. The Kansas Wheat staff … Continue reading

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What September Brings to the Table

September offers a bounty of great baking ideas and resources. Three of my favorites this fall include the Whole Grains Council’s Deal of the Day specials for Whole Grains Month. I may need to speak for myself, but I plan … Continue reading

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Baking Math for Families and Young Children

To help my children with math, I had to find where math had its groove in our life—where it was applied and practical. I didn’t want to pass on my math fears! Because I teach baking, we used simple math … Continue reading

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Bake to Savor those May Celebrations!

With the first brave rhubarb and asparagus pushing up in my garden comes the absolute confidence there will be a bounty of brunches. May has its way of making that happen.  From May Day to Memorial it’s one great opportunity … Continue reading

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Educator Award Deadline is March 31st

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Meet Katie Brouwer! 2017 Educator Award Recipient!

Katie Brouwer, Roland Story High School, Story City, IA received the 2017 Educator Award.  Brouwer was a first year family & consumer sciences educator at Story High School. Brouwer’s winning lesson “The Muffin Man & the Healthy Kids Act” engaged … Continue reading

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