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The Gift of Baking

During the holidays there is so much going on. Everyone is running around to get presents, neighbor gifts and so much more. These delicious homemade, holiday treats will be a delightful change for you and yours.

Very Berry Muffins-These delicious muffins only take about 30 minutes to make and are so yummy!

Apple Cinnamon Cake-This dish is guaranteed to be a neighborhood favorite.

Spicy Glazed Pecans-These are easy to whip up in just a little bit of time but still have that delicious taste!

Enjoy these yummy recipes this holiday season!

Gift Idea: DIY No-Sew Baking Treat Bags

Things you will need:

  • Baking mix
  • Fabric scrap 13×26
  • Ribbon or string
  • Decorative tags, floral, etc.

1.  Place baking mix bag above center of fabric.

2. Fold sides in towards the baking mix bag.

3. Bring bottom up and fold over top of baking mixture. Use string or ribbon to tie around the top of fabric ends. Add decorative elements for an added holiday touch.

If you use a boxed baking mix, remove the bag from box, cut out instructions on box and place in the fabric with baking mix bag.

Semi-Homemade Holiday Baking

The holiday season is in full swing. The family and friend gatherings have begun and the to-do lists are getting bigger every day. This time of year has a way of putting a smile on your face but also piling on the stress. One of those stressful to-do’s will find you in the kitchen: holiday baking.

Some of the best memories during the holidays are made mixing a bowl of cookie dough, frosting a sugar cookie or rolling cinnamon rolls perfect for any holiday morning. This year you can still make those great memories but without the stress. Celebrate your holidays with semi-homemade baking. Bake the season full of love with tasty semi-homemade treats.

These are just a few of our favorites and we think your stomach and to-do list will agree!

  • Orange Pull Aparts – These buttery sweet rolls topped with a fresh citrus glaze are perfect for any holiday morning.
  • Mini Pumpkin Pies – No holiday is complete without pumpkin pie! The kids will love making their own individual pie. Fun for kids and simple for you.
  • Cake Mix Cookie Bars – Simplify your holiday sugar cookies with cookie bars made from a yellow cake mix. Have fun decorating them with your favorite candy and colored frosting.
  • Chocolate Brownie & Mousse Trifle from Fab Fatale – Chocolate is a must have at any holiday gathering! Don’t let the word trifle scare you…it is as simple as it is delicious.
  • Chocolate Dipped Shortbread from Crazy for Crust – Shortbread cookies are a holiday classic. Try sprucing them up by dipping in chocolate and sprinkles. In a few minutes you’ll have a store bought favorite transformed into a holiday delectable dessert.
  • WE Make, YOU Decorate Cookies & Cupcakes – Stop in today and grab some of our bakery fresh sugar cookies and cupcakes, assorted color frosting and sprinkles. One stop and you are ready for a holiday cookie frosting party!

Kid Friendly Baking Tips

Baking is the perfect pastime during the holidays. The house smells great and the treats are delicious. Sometimes though, the kids get curious which can make a quick recipe take a lot longer. Here are some tips to help you bake that delicious treat while letting your little ones help out.

  1. Keep the recipe simple-Kids will stay more focused if the recipe is quick and easy. Make sure the ingredients are few and the preparing is simple and fun.
  2. Make it a game-Whether it is cutting shapes out of your dough or rolling out the dough, see who can do it the best or the fastest. This will keep your little ones attention on the task at hand.
  3. Make it a design-Make your baking masterpiece into a design. Witch’s hats, a smiley face or any other design you can think of will keep your kid smiling and they will love to help create it.
  4. Let them do it themselves-Find a recipe where everything is already made and let your kid do the assembling themselves. They will be so proud to show you what they have done.

These recipes incorporate these tips and are sure to keep your kid smiling.

Peach Cobbler

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Witch Hats

Spider Cupcakes

Donut Sundaes

Enjoy!

Baking with Pumpkins

Baking With Pumpkins

As a member of the gourd family, pumpkins have a variety of uses.  The most popular use is of course the carving of Jack-O-Lanterns; however, there are many other things that a pumpkin can be incorporated into.  We’ve given you some fun cooking and recipe ideas to make sure your fall season is unforgettable!

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One thing to understand is which pumpkin to use for specific things.

For Pies & Purees

  • Sugar Pie Pumpkins
  • Cinderella Pumpkins

These pumpkins are sweet and have a less dense skin that allows easy baking.  You won’t be disappointed in the taste!  For step-by-step instructions on how to make your own puree visit Allrecipes.com

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Everyone loves pumpkin pie! With these simple Mini Pumpkin Pies your whole family can enjoy their own treat.

Pumpkin Crumble

Pumpkin crumble is sort of a pumpkin pie and a pumpkin cake mix. It’s so delicious and simple and a great dessert replacement if you don’t want to take the time to bake a pie.

Pumpkin Brownies

Put a scrumptious fall twist on an all-time favorite treat with these perfect brownies.

Count us in!  For those chilly days, cozy up by the fireplace and have a slice of this delicious dessert.  The fall is great for many reasons, but the flavors are our favorite. 

Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin. Oats. Chocolate Chips. You can’t go wrong with those ingredients in this delicious fall treat.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Your favorite dessert with a new twist!

Happy Fall!

 

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Celebrate the Holidays with Augason Farms

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The holiday season is upon us again which also means gift giving and food will be in the spotlight all month long. While the holidays are practically synonymous with gift giving, they just wouldn’t be the same without all the scrumptious food that goes along with it! This year, Augason Farms is helping make your gift giving, baking, and food prep a bit easier with some exciting in-store savings.

$5 Off Emergency Pails: Do you ever struggle finding a gift for that person who seems to have everything already? Or maybe you’re the type that prefers to give gifts that are actually useful. Either way, Augason Farms 72 Hour Emergency Pails make fantastic gift ideas for the holidays and this month you can save $5 on them. After all, what better gift can you give than peace of mind?

Save on Bacon: Throughout December, when you buy any two Augason Farms egg items, you’ll also get $2 off a package of bacon. If you’ll be hosting family or friends during the holidays, this is a great way to stock up on breakfast essentials. But our egg items aren’t just for breakfast. You can use them in your holiday baking, too!

 

Potato Shreds Casserole

  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups Augason Farms Dehydrated Potato Shreds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Augason Farms Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • 1/4 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Diced Red & Green Bell Peppers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup Augason Farms Whole Eggs
  • ¼ cup Bacon bits cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • Ketchup

 

In a 2-quart saucepan, add 4 cups water, potato shreds, salt, onions, and peppers. Let simmer 10-15 minutes (until onions are rehydrated). Drain well. In frying pan, melt butter, and then add drained potato shreds mixture. Cook until browned and crisp (about 15 minutes). While potato shreds are cooking, mix egg powder with 1 cup water. Blend until smooth, add bacon bits. Pour over browned potatoes and cook until egg mixture is set. Melt cheese over mixture and serve with ketchup.

 

Holiday Baking Made Easy

Your oven probably gets more use in the month of December than it does during the rest of the year! Whether you’re baking for big family gatherings or making sweets and baked goods to take to friends and neighbors, you’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen. But with a lot of baking also means a lot of time spent at the store purchasing ingredients! If you’ve ever been frustrated with getting halfway through your recipe and realizing you’re short on a couple essential ingredients, Augason Farms is here to help. Stock up on a few of essential bakery items to make sure you always have them on-hand when you need them while baking during the holidays!

Dried Whole Eggs – With these in your pantry, you won’t have to frantically run to your neighbor’s house to borrow some eggs when you realize you’re short. These dried whole eggs work perfectly in cakes, cookies, gingerbread, and more. Use them anytime your recipe calls for fresh eggs and never have to worry about running short!

Shortening Powder – Will you be making pies this holiday season? What about sugar cookies? With Augason Farms shortening powder in your pantry, you’ll always have this essential ingredient on-hand. Better yet, you don’t even have to reconstitute it for your recipes, which means measuring and cleanup is easy with no mess.

Dough Enhancer – If your holiday specialty is making sumptuous bread and rolls for family gatherings and gifts, you won’t want to miss out on Augason Farms Dough Enhancer. This product improves the texture and strength of your dough so you can smother baked goods with lots of jam, jelly, or honey without it crumbling.

 

For more easy breakfast ideas during the holidays, check out our other products like our buttermilk pancake mix, blueberry pancake mix, and blueberry muffin mix. The taste, flavor, and texture of these delicious breakfast foods will have your family and guests thinking you make them from scratch when it really only took minutes!

Fall baking sale going on now!

ARO_FallBaking_EmailArtFallBaking_550x100_Blog_PlusNovember is here which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner! An essential part of Thanksgiving are the desserts. Whether your family loves warm pumpkin pie, homemade apple pie or delicious pecan pie we have everything you need to make these yummy treats.

come in today and check out our Fall Bakimg Sale to stock up on all your holiday baking needs!

Click here to view the ad to plan your shopping trip.

 

 

It’s fall baking season

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The weather is changing to cool autumn breezes which means it is time to turn on the ovens and enjoy the fall baking season. The fall season is a favorite time for everyone to bake because of the delicious treats and eats. Bringing home fresh apples to bake in a pie, pumpkins to transform into cookies or cakes and all the ingredients to whip up a batch of warm cider.

Come in to Macey’s today and check out our Giant Bake-Lot Sale with big savings on all you need to bake up all your fall favorites.

Click here to view the great savings on these fall baking essential items:

  • chocolate chips
  • flour
  • sugar
  • butter
  • brown & powdered sugar
  • cake mixes
  • graham crackers
  • cooking oil
  • corn syrup
  • evaporated milk
  • marshmallows
  • pie crust