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Tweet Yourself to a Better Breakfast: Celebrate Better Breakfast Month

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Whole Grain Sampling Day

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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!

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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.

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Last Minute Fourth of July Party Secrets…

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.

And if you are new to the idea of Agave Nectar, learn more about his delicious alternative here.
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.
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A Grab-Bag of Summer Resources from 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

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