Photo: Bulgur.

  Bulgur is white or red, hard or soft, whole wheat kernels that have been soaked, boiled, and dried. Then, 5 percent of the bran is removed and the remaining kernel is cracked into small pieces. The result is parcooked, cracked wheat. Bulgur differs from cracked wheat in that it is pre-cooked.

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Betty Kandt sprinkles sugar on an apple pie for Pi Day

Geeks, farmers and bakers unite! March 14 is National Pi Day. What better way to celebrate mathematics favorite number during Bake and Take Month then by sharing a home-baked pie with family, friends and neighbors? Pi Day To explain, pi or π is the Greek letter…

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This twist bunny is the easiest and best Easter roll shape.

In order to help you impress even the grouchiest of food critics this Easter season, I tested popular Easter rolls in my own home, armed with nothing but fourth-grade level art skills and smug over-confidence. I’ll be the first to admit… I am NOT a baker. I did, however, win best…

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George Washington loved his farm at Mount Vernon. Image from mountvernon.org.

George Washington loved his farm at Mount Vernon. Image from mountvernon.org. George Washington was not just America’s first president; he was also one of the nation’s first large scale wheat farmers. In all, Washington’s estate included five farms encompassing more than 3,000 acres of cultivated ground. While…

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Photo: Portable snacks on the go.

“I’m hungry!” “What can I eat?” If you are a parent you have undoubtedly heard these phrases on a frequent if not daily basis. As a mom of two kiddos and a Registered Dietitian, it’s important to me to have snacks on hand that aren’t just empty calories but rather…

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Blueberry Banana Breakfast Bars.

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know that children who eat breakfast have been shown to do better academically as well as behave better at school? Children who eat breakfast show improved cognitive function, attention and memory! Mornings in any…

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Photo: Woman delivering food to elderly neighbor.

Giving a home-baked gift is a great way to show someone you care. This March, the Kansas Wheat Commission is teaming up with the Home Baking Association to promote Bake and Take Month. For more than 40 years, Bake and Take Month has been an opportunity to celebrate relationships with…

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The 25-billionth bushel of wheat cut in the state of Kansas

Bushels, bushels, bushels. Wheat yields are calculated as bushels per acre, wheat prices are cited as dollars per bushel and overall bushels produced determines whether or not Kansas keeps its top wheat production spot. But, what exactly is a bushel? And what does a bushel mean for a…

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A bread is sufficiently kneaded when a small pinch of dough can be stretched and a small film (of gluten) forms.

To eat or to not eat gluten, that is the question many dieters are asking. But do they know what gluten is? Gluten is produced when a baker adds water to flour and starts to knead the mixture into dough.  Technically, gluten is produced…

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Hudson Cream Flour waiting to be used in a kitchen

When making any type of baked good, bakers more often than not use flour to give dough rise and softness, and to add wonderful flavor and texture. We wanted to get up close and personal with this common, but often overlooked, kitchen staple. About Wheat Plants…

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