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 likeWhole 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 (Kelly@oldwayspt.org, or 617-896-4884). Kelly will help you brainstorm more great ideas and ways to support your whole grain promotion efforts.
For those of you who need a few last-minute 4th of July entertaining tips…
Have you ever dreamed of making your own chicken wings and drumettes? View this 4-minute how-to video for an authentic Southern recipe, and you’ll be sure to score some extra points with your friends and family. Check out the video here
Who knew Agave Nectar was the hottest new ingredient for tasty wings? For an out-of-this-world taste experience, try this recipe from tangy Agave BBQ Sauce from Domino Sugar.
For the ultimate Sweet and Creamy Fruit Dip
, beat until creamy the following ingredients:1/3 cup C&H or Domino Organic Light Agave Nectar
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Serve with fresh fruit chunks.And last but NOT least, check out what Jiffy Mix
has for Independence Day. Crazee Bread Sticks
will feed a crowd for pennies…
Ham and Cheese Tarts
are fast enough to shape up and bake at a moment’s notice. Click Here
(No muffin tins? Place biscuit rounds on cookie sheet, shoulder to shoulder, gently form a cavity in center and fill with ham and cheese mixture. Bake in a 400 degree oven about 15 minutes)
Whether for last-minute party ideas, or upcoming Summer festivities, we hope these suggestions have sparked some ideas of your own! Have a great Fourth of July celebration, and enjoy this Summer to its fullest.
The Home Baking Association
Summer is my favorite time of the year. It is warm and sunny, and people are busy spending time with one another at picnics, weddings, family reunions, sporting events, and vacations. Here’s a fun grab-bag of summer tips and tricks to keep things running smoothly.
- Summer is the perfect time to get caught reading recipes and build your food literacy muscles! For great new baking “tools” and “tips” check out this fantastic website!
Don’t forget to check out the Home Baking Association for more inspiration.
Sharon Davis, Home Baking Association