The month of March is jam-packed with baking opportunities!
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It’s Bake and Take Month!

What better way to show someone you care than giving a home-baked gift? Select the recipe …. bake ….wrap and take to a neighbor, teacher or community care facility.  Delivering the gift and visiting with the recipient provides an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.  Remember to submit baking activities or lessons to the Home Baking Association by March 31 to be eligible for the $1,000 Baking Educator Award!

Thank you,
The Home Baking Association

Win $1000

2017 Educator Award Contest

Do you teach baking in a classroom?  Are you a volunteer for a community program?  $1,000 will be awarded for a baking activity or lesson for the 2017 Home Baking Association Educator Award contest!  Submit a baking lesson and/or baking activity by March 31 to be eligible to win $1,000 and a trip to the 2017 Home Baking Association Annual Meeting. All entrants will receive a baking resource. 

Plan now to enter the 2017 award program!

Meet Diane Stendahl

2016 Educator Award Winner

Elaine Stendahl - The Power of Eggs

(Charlene Patton, Award Winner Delaine Stendahl, Sam Garlow) 

Each year an outstanding baking educator is selected that has conducted an innovative programs that teaches kids to bake. The Home Baking Association (HBA) recognized Delaine Stendahl, Whitehall, WI with the 2016 Educator Award. Stendahl is a family & consumer sciences educator at Whitehall Memorial Schools in Whitehall, WI. You may view her award-winning lesson plan here.

Smart Snack Baking Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Download manual and recipe here (pg 1)
Bread Sticks Sweet or Savory!

Download the manual and recipe here (pg 5)

Bake and Take Day

Baking can be a fun and inexpensive means of treating people in a special way. Bake and Take Day, celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in March, is a great opportunity for families and service groups to get together in the kitchen and around the oven. Prepare gifts of fresh-baked wheat foods for relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, the elderly and shut-ins. The visit when you deliver the baked goods is one of the most enjoyable aspects! Mark the date on your calendar, and explore the following shareable recipes!

Read more about Bake and Take Day

Overnight Sunshine Pinwheels


This recipe yields 24 pinwheels
Provided by HBA Member Kansas Wheat

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
A fun an easy baking lesson!

Provided by HBA Member Clabber Girl

Accordion Rye Rolls
These rolls get their name from the way you fold the dough before cutting and baking, and are guaranteed to make anyone love rye bread.
Provided by HBA Partner Whole Grain Council

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Check out the following recipes and resources suited for sharing during National Nutrition Month.

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

These whole-grain muffins are so delicious, kids will never suspect they are loaded with healthy ingredients!

Provided by Connie Evers, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD
Author, How to Teach Nutrition to Kids
Provided by HBA Writers Guild Member
Eating an average of 2.5 servings of whole grain foods each day can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease by almost one-quarter. Learn more here.

Provided by HBA Partner Whole Grain Council
Baking with whole wheat flour

Resource fact sheet

In the Kitchen with Sharon

Given that March is National Nutrition Month, Whole Grain Sampling Day  March 29, 2017, is the perfect time to sample the nuttier, rich taste of whole grains, and to share recipes that showcase the unique baking characteristics of whole grains A to Z.

Help us meet our goal!  Get as many people as possible to give whole grains a try. You can channel Green Eggs and Ham, but there are lots of places to give them a try!  You can try them

  • On the bus and in a car on the way to school and work.  Gnosh a great homebaked item
  • In the classroom.  Surprise everyone with a “locally made” whole grain Carrot Cake Cupcake from the HBA Smart Snack Collection! 
  • With your personal trainer, coach or gym mates. 
  • At home, by making whole grain recipes like Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins 

Need a baking tip or two? Put Whole Grains Made Easy and Baking with Whole Wheat Flour 101 to work!

When planning a whole grain event, reach out to Kelly Toups, RD at the Whole Grains Council (, or 617-896-4884). Kelly will help you brainstorm more great ideas and ways to support your whole grain promotion efforts.


Home Baking Association Resources click here

Baking with Friends has received four national awards.  The new Cultured Chef book provides an international flair. A perfect gift idea for any occasion is the Dough Sculpting 101 DVD providing more than 30 shaping techniques. View more educational resources

Baker's Glossary

Whole Grain

Whole grain Using whole kernel or ground whole kernels of a grain (barley, corn, oats, wheat, soy, rye) in a food at 51% or more of the flour weight. There must be more flour than sugar and fat for the food to be a“grain food” product. 16 grams of whole grain flour or meal per serving is 1/3 of the daily need for whole grain in a diet. Learn more: or

Visit our online Baking Glossary with more than 350 terms!   

Here are quick-links to some of the resources provided in this newsletter

Home Baking Association

Executive Officers

First Vice President
Robert Harper
Hopkinsville Milling Company

Eric Wall
Grain Craft

Second Vice President: 
Sam Garlow
Shawnee Milling Company

Message from the President


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