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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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Sofia’s Favorite Baking for Your Valentine Recipe

Once Sofia’s family “got started baking,” they could not quit doing what is the favorite reason people bake: To bake something special with our own hands for someone we love. Sofia’s shares that her favorite recipe to make during the … 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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A Must on the 2019 Baking Bucket List

Bread home bakers and bloggers, age 18 or older at this time, from all over the U.S. are entering the National Festival of Breads. Have you considered it? The entry deadline is January 22, so gather your favorite bread ingredients and … Continue reading

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NAMA and HBA Join CDC in Reminding Families About Safe Baking Practices this Holiday Season

Don’t Eat Raw Flour, Dough or Batter and Wash Utensils and Hands with Hot Soap and Water (Arlington, VA – December 13, 2018)  It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and the companies that provide consumers and restaurants with … Continue reading

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Bite-sized Baking for Friends and Family

‘Tis the season for so much that is so good to be shared with so many. We enjoy serving up wonderful meals, gifts and moments. However, with the challenges of finding a healthy balance, focusing on moderation, and tracking down … 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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