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Spending time together in the kitchen is a great experience for friends and family alike, promoting everything from basic understandings of chemistry, to knowing how to properly measure out ingredients to get the desired results. Tactile knowledge is gained as you begin to understand how to sift flour and knead dough. Most importantly, there’s the shared love of family and food that comes across as you build family traditions.

Please use this section of the website to find inspiration for creating a much needed bond with your family. Home Baking Association Mealtime Solutions@the table encourages community to build a history of loving family memories centered in the kitchen.

Why Dine In?
Gain the Benefits

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Dine-In  

  Better Nutrition for Kids It starts in the kitchen! a presentation by Connie Evers
  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) @TheTable. Stronger Families One Meal at a Time. Family Meal Plan guide
  The Family Dinner Project  Want to Join? The only thing you need to do is share a meal with the people who are closest to you. 
  • Locally Made - Learn how to bake for locally made, carbon reducing benefits.
  No Kid Hungry Whether baking is your passion or just a hobby, it’s a way to support No Kid Hungry’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America.

Why Learn to Cook and Bake? Presentation by Sharon Davis & Charlene Patton of the Home Baking Association

  Thrill of the Skill Preparing your own food also develops an “active or hands-on lifestyle,”
  Getting Started Essential
Baking Food Safety Guide
Baking Substitution Science power point  

FightBAC! Core Four resources


The Family Dinner Project

  The Thrill of Skill (Age-appropriate Kitchen Skill-building)
  Food Skills Check-list
  Ten Tips for Baking Success
  Baking with Kids
  Safe Kitchen Checklist 

Spanish Language Resources


Ask the Expert
  Baking Glossary

Cooking sorghum

  Cook the Perfect Pasta

Step-by-Step Tutorials


Kansas Wheat and National Festival of Breads, Homemade Noodles

  Recipe Videos
  How to Bake - Technique Videos
  Additional How to Bake Videos
Infographics Back to Breakfast

Field to Table Food Safety Chain

  Homemade Pizza vs. Takeout—the costs 

How to Wash Hands

  Wheat Flour 101

Whole Grains 101

Kitchen Essential References

Baking guide cards for groups: Baking Food Safety; Ingredient Substitution; Measurement, Pan Substitutions and Temperatures - more info

  Ingredient and Food Storage Guide
  FREE Jiffy Mix® recipe book--Appetizers to Dessert 
  Guides for 16 baking topics

Ingredient Substitutions

Mealtime Fun

Conversation Starters  


Fun food prep and dinner time games

Meal and Menu Planning Helps

Bulk Mix for Whole Grain Pancakes and Waffles

NDSU Cooperative Extension Master Mix

  Child and Adult Care Food Program Menu Planning Guide
  1-2-3 Easy Meal Planning for Kids
  Meal Planning

Supermarket Shopping Guide

Cooking Matters, Unit Pricing Tips and Videos
  Healthy Food on a Budget
Recipe Categories All HomeBaking.org test kitchens
  National Festival of Breads
  Breakfast to Brunch
  Budget Friendly SNAP recipes from YOUR state
  Cooking Matters (No Kid Hungry)
  Kansas State University Extension, Kids A Cooking
  The Family Dinner Project
  What’s Cooking? (English and Spanish) 
  Whole Grain cooking and baking
Argo Cornstarch
Hodgson Mill
King Arthur Flour
Land O’Lakes
Breakfast Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Breakfast Dutch Baby Pancake
Breakfast A+ Crepes (Baking with Friends)
Breakfast Cherry Pinwheels
Breakfast Egg Bakes
Breakfast Energy Bars
Breakfast Energy Bars
Breakfast Carrot Cranberry Quick Bread  

Crispy Yeast Waffles

  Breakfast Gluten-Free Waffles
  Breakfast Homemade Fruit Syrups 
  Breakfast Fruit Butter

Light-as-a-Feather Whole Wheat Pancakes

  Breakfast Pumpkin Pancakes
  Breads Artisan to no-knead breads
  Breads Baking Powder Biscuits
  Breads Brown and Serve Rolls
  Breads Dakota Bread
  Breads Fresh Corn Spoon Bread
  Breads Gluten Free Focaccia
  Breads Jewish Challah
  Breads Confetti Corn bread
  Breads Lean White Bread
  Breads Speedy Pesto Garlic Skillet Bread
  Breads 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  Breads 100% Whole Wheat Bread instructional video
  Breads Bake for Good Kids® Whole Grain Bread recipe

Cheese Bread

  Breads Best of Wheat Bread collection
  Breads Wheat Montana Bread recipes
  Breads Flour Tortillas
  Breads Flour Tortillas

Honey Wheat Dinner Rolls


Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

  Breads Whole Grain Breads

Options galore... Breadworld.com; RedStarYeast.com,



  Entrée Bierocks , Dumplings, Enchiladas and more!

Casseroles, sides and soups w/bread bowls.

  Entrée Cheese Tomato Whole Wheat Pizza 

Everything Spice Pigs in Blanket

  Entrée Grilled Pizza

Impossible Vegetable Quiche (All-purpose baking mix)


100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread


Pepperoni Stromboli 

  Entrée Bread World, Main Dishes

Anytime-of-day recipes


Pocket Sandwiches  

  Entrée Taco Dinner
  Entrée Chili and Corn Bread
  Entrée Gluten-free Pizza Crust
  Entrée Homey Apple Cake
  Entrée On the Range Beef Stew
  Entrée One-Dish Philly Cheesesteak
  Entrée Pizza Burger Pie
  Entrée Pot Pies (beef, chicken, turkey, one or two-crust)
  Entrée Veggie Waffle

Oatmeal Cookies 

  Dessert PBJ Mini Cupcakes
  Dessert Rocky Road Brownies
  Dessert Shake and Make Vanilla Ice Cream (Doubly active!!)

Spiced Apple Bundt Cake


1001 Cookie Starter Mix

  Dessert Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Mug
  Dessert Galette (Rustic Tart), View How-to, DIY Baking Channel
  Dessert Lazy Daisy Fruit Dessert
  Dessert Quilt Cake, Video How-to and DIY Baking Channel
  Dessert Whole Wheat Carrot Cupcakes, A Baker’s Dozen Smart Snack recipes

Sweet Potato Pie  

  Dessert Whole Wheat Chocolate Sheet Cake

White Whole Wheat Carrot Cake 


We invite you to check out the Family Dinner Project Dinner Tonight archive