If you’re on the run like most, consider tweeting the links below to yourself and friends. This wealth of great breakfast bootie is meant to be shared, partly because making your own breakfast will save you cash.
My top three picks this fall include:
1. DIY breakfasts have saved me at least $16,000 to-date. (Yes we do eat breakfast out too.) Biscuits, muffins and pancakes are just three options for home baking savings while serving breakfast at home.
2. Leftover slices of pizza or quiche make great grab-and- go breakfast. Beginner breakfast pizzas can be made in 20 minutes. Keep on adding your savings. Indie servings like these at your favorite coffee stop cost about $5.
3. The masters of overnight breakfasts have grasped the issues. Getting up to Peaches and Cream slow-cooked steel-cut oats or Chai Buckwheat Groats lets you sleep a little longer if you prep the night before.
Finally, you will never go wrong with a freezer that contains a good Pumpkin muffin. Add some great Energy Bars or Whole Grain Jam Bars, both packed with essential nutrients, flavor, and you too can save a grand or ten over time.
July 2017 Summer is no time to stop baking! It’s the perfect month to celebrate Culinary Arts Month and polish baking creativity and skills by preparing for local, county and state fair competitions.
Gain the competitive edge.
1. Start with tested recipes from HBA Test Kitchens.
2. Meet HBA members who sponsor fair baking awards. www.chsugar.com; www.dominosugar.com; www.kswheat.com; www.okwheat.org
3. Sculpt specialty rolls, braids and centerpiece entries
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Need some Grilling Month goals? Add grilled pizza or flatbread to your skill set!
Ice Cream Month could scoop a new recipe every day. Kids and grandparents will love Chocolate Pudding Popsicles for starters!
July Belongs to Blueberries Month bakers will love Blueberry Banana Bread and Blueberry Bread Pudding. Add a blueberry search at www.landolakes.com and you’ll find too many options to count. I’ll start with a blueberry flan! Kids can Book and Bake with Blueberries for Sal!
Let Picnic Month begin with something new! Pack Focaccia Picnic Sandwiches or an ethnic hand-held meat pies, Russian Piroshkis or Bierocks.
Try a new method and dry griddle bake Soft Wrap Bread. Boiling water is mixed with the flour, “cooking” the starch and resulting in a soft, pliable product to cradle what comes off the grill.
Check out the latest summer Food Safety Guidelines.
Bake for Service Learning: Early starts on cooking and baking skills matter! With summer learning a priority, baking is “STEAM” education. Bake with friends, sibs, and when you baby-sit to teach children baking basics.
Find starter resources (English and Spanish)
Ten Tips for Baking Success with Kids
Age-appropriate Thrill of Skill
Food Skill Check List
Portable Kitchen videos/recipes
If you’d like to learn more about baking events and celebrations this quarter (July, August, September) download this handy calendar pdf
Kids and pizza go hand in messy, gooey hand! Let’s face it, pizza is the missing link between childhood and adulthood. It is one of the only foods that can be enjoyed in the family room in front of the television, or in a fine, L.A. pick-of-the-moment restaurant. Whether it be vegetarian, cheese, meatlovers or vegan – pizza is loved by all!
Why not spend some time with your kids this summer and engage in a fun and educational activity. Make home-made pizza dough! For more information about pizza dough basics, go to the Home Baking Association website and look up Kids Baking. Follow the link here, and you’ll find a great recipe and activity for kids.
Don’t forget to check out the Home Baking Association website often for the latest in fun-to-do, informative recipes and activities.