January is “Back to the Basics”

January’s a welcome “back to the basics” after the holiday hustle. It’s also National Book Month! If you didn’t get a great food prep book in your gift mix, check out on-line reads like Oklahoma’s Best of BakingBaking helps match 2016 New Year’s Resolutions to

  • use fewer resources and do-it-yourself (Keep the Dough in Your Pocket chart)
  • avoid fast-food drive thru to save $$$ and calories; and
  • log 10,000 daily steps… shopping, cooking and baking



To get started…

A: See How to Measure Flour video in the HBA Glossary, go to Flour entry.

B: Game download, Measure UP! Activity

C: DO practice measuring and mixing a homemade wholegrain pancake mix!





Learn leavening basics like the difference between baking powder and baking soda

A: View leavening videos plus links in Glossary, www.homebaking.org Go to Chemical Leavening  and Yeast entries.

B: Read Baking Science: Cause and Effect, What Happened to the Yeast Bread

  1. DO read recipes and bake Biscuits with the pros, http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/2934/perfect-buttermilk-biscuits

Plus www.marthawhite.com and www.clabbegirl.com

Or lose your yeast anxiety with step-by-step How to Bake a Loaf of Bread,  and Our Best Recipes at http://redstaryeast.com/recipes/



Put skills to work for meals at home…

A: Chicken and Dumplings or Biscuits, OR this great recipe

OR Chicken and Biscuit dinner

  1. Made-by-Me Pizza (personal pan or family-sized) works for us once a week!
  2. Homemade Pizza vs Takeout


A Chicago Style Pizza buff? Try Chicago’s #1 pizza flour and recipe for Thick Crust Pizza Dough!

DO get started with Cheese Marinara Pizza






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