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As the school year winds down the, Home Baking Association recognizes educators and provides recipes and activities for family and group baking to celebrate  special occasions!

The Home Baking Association would like to thank teachers for making a difference!  Whether in the classroom, after school, community programs, or in the home, we thank educators!  As the school year ends, consider remembering those special teachers with a baked treat! Make these delicious Almond Raspberry Bars! Eight ingredients, 20 minutes and get 48 bars to share! 

Check out this great recipe here!


Birthdays, graduations, reunions, showers, weddings….

Whenever families gather, there is an opportunity to share family recipes and have a baking party! Home Baking Association members have provided these suggestions.  Find more at!
This sweet and tender Cheese Bread makes a great centerpiece for any time of the year!

Cheese Bread Recipe
Try these easy-to-make pizza bites at your next party! Your guests will thank you!

Whole Wheat Pizza Bites
Soft and tender pillows with orange filling and frosting are a brunch favorite! 

Speedy Orange Rolls
This gluten free recipe is definitely worth giving it a try! 

Magically Moist Almond Cake

Butterfly Art for Very Hungry Kids!

This is a great activity for parties, school, or fun at home! Become familiar with caterpillars and butterflies in your community, and create your own wing design for an edible cookie.
View this Pre-school/Kindergarten Activity


Quilt Cake - A Favorite Group Activity

The Home Baking Association has developed the Quilt Cake recipe & activity perfectly suited for use in the family home or classroom. Just in time for summer, this recipe offers a great opportunity to encourage your kids to explore their DIY kitchen skills. Download the recipe and activity here.

Watch this favorite HBA Video featuring the Quilt Cake

Baking with Friends

The Quilt Cake is one of 31 recipes in Baking with Friends!  A four-time national award-winning book, provides teachers, parents and youth leaders with activities, fun facts and resources to help children have fun and be successful in the kitchen! Cost: $20.00 Order here


Country Crock - A New HBA Member!

The Home Baking Association is pleased to welcome Country Crock as a new member!  It brings families together in a very special way – long before the smell of warm cookies!  Visit the Country Crock website for recipes and meal inspiration. 

Check out this sample Country Crock Sugar Cookie recipe

Keep your pantry “bake-ready” to crown celebrations this month with home-baked specialties. If its worth celebrating, its worth your personal baker’s touch. My top five suggestions for this month are

#1: Bake a “bite-sized” bouquet of treats to fill gift baskets made from a large cone-shaped coffee filter or large cup lined with a pretty napkin. Candidates include sunshiney Lemon Poppy Seed mini-muffins or a gluten-free option; bite-sized snickerdoodle cookies, your favorite cube-sized bars or sugar-coated soft pretzel bites.

#2: Savor something new! Wrap your favorite flavors in a homemade tortilla—made in a bag or bowl! Try fresh tortillas as Breakfast Burritos or Pocket Fruit Wraps, all found in Spanish or English

#3: Always treat someone special with chocolate…especially in her cinnamon rolls. Included on-site is a ”Cinnamon Roll How-to” video tutorial. If chocolate’s NOT the right thing, another half dozen cinnamon roll options for flavors and types are offered.

#4: Bake your bouquets for graduation celebrations. It’s not as hard as you think! View “step-by-step” pictorials for Flower Rolls and rosettes on Dough Sculpting 101 DVD. Bake centerpieces using the downloadable Bread Shaping for Fun guide.

#5: Set the table to bring back, or make, memories for spring. Plan tea, coffee, breakfast, brunch or a full meal and bring family and friends together. Ideas to get started are at the new resource. Do a little home work to include at least one recipe from an earlier generation, like a Homestead Biscuit or Cornbread, or a local traditional bread or dessert, if possible. You’ll find a wonderful archive of tried and true baking treasures from Nancy Baggett, one of HBA’s fine Writer’s Guild bakers.

Great resources from the Home Baking Association!

Order by June 30, 2015 and you will also receive a special gift sack with extra resources, recipes and baking gifts from Home Baking Association Members! 

Featured Resource
If you enjoy shaping pretzels, you'll love this DVD! Dough sculpting is fun for all ages! DVD includes recipes, lessons, downloadable resources & more than 30 how-to-videos for shaping rolls, loaves, pretzels, cookies and sculpting directions for alligator, turtle, flag, turkey and more!  Dough sculpting will add that extra value for bake sales too!  Whether you need ideas for after-school programs, youth meetings, classrooms, community programs, family fun….you will find ideas perfect for any occasion!

Check out the DVD, and sample video clips here
(Sample clips provided by HBA Members Argo Corn Starch and Kansas Wheat)

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