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Fall… How Sweet It Is

The beautiful array of apples coming into the market takes me back to junior high Family & Consumer Sciences home economics classes I taught.  There were a surprising number of students who “didn’t like apples!”  This could not drop off … Continue reading

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Celebrate Bake and Take Month this March

The simplest baked item made and delivered by you is therapy for all these days.  In Kansas this practice became “Bake and Take Day” more than 40 years ago, launched as an opportunity to celebrate relationships with friends and family. Now … Continue reading

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Home-Baked Hygge

My half-Norwegian mother is smiling at the swirl of interest in “hygge” (pronounced hoo-guh).  She was a master at home made simple pleasures that are the roots to kinship and comfort.  We could all use a few hygge tools in … Continue reading

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Easy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Rolled sugar cookies ready for decorating. With a new method for mixing there’s no need to soften the butter or chill the dough before cutting out cookies! This great recipe was provided by Land O’Lakes. Go to http://www.Landolakes.com for more … Continue reading

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Super Fudgy Raspberry-Lavender Brownies

Brownies are one of America’s best baking inventions. They first turned up, without any fanfare, in the 1906 edition of Fannie Farmer’s The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book.  No, Mrs. Farmer’s brownies did not contain lavender.  But they were rich, dark, … Continue reading

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Crispy Gingersnaps

This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies This cookie recipe is from Sarah and Saenger, two friends who love to bake together and sell their cookies for a cause (read about them at left). These gingersnaps are easy to make … Continue reading

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Join the “Dine-In” Dec. 3 for Family Health and Wealth

Whether it’s a simple one-dish meal, casseroles, creative variations or three courses and dessert, carry forward the “dine-in” benefits with over 300,000 others on December 3rd! Whatever time of day or night you need to make that shared meal happen, nothing … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of How-to-Bake 

After 35 years of baking everywhere and anyway I can with anyone 2 to 92 who’d join me, I love to find new ideas, recipes and resources to get the flour in the bowl and the heart and mind engaged.  … Continue reading

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Puffy Popovers

Makes 12 These treats are light and airy and yummy! Bake up a batch as a quick and easy after-school snack. Preheat the oven to 375⁰ F (190⁰ C). Here’s What You Need 1-2 tablespoons butter 2 eggs 1 cup … Continue reading

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Pastry Chef’s Guide to Sprouted Wheat Bread Flour Basics

You may have noticed bread labels sprouting “sprouted wheat flour” as an ingredient. It’s even now available for home bakers! This fall’s baking season is a great time to explore the world of sprouted wheat flour baking, but you won’t … Continue reading

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