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Fine Young Philanthropists

Varda Epstein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Varda Epstein

Kids are being taught at home and in their schools about the meaning of giving. Apparently, doing nice things for others makes kids smarter, happier and more successful, too.

My First (and Likely Last) Bake Sale

Wendy Francis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Wendy Francis

There, laid out on an enormous table, was a spread so grand and delectable, I stopped in my tracks. There were enormous cookies, individually wrapped (I'd wrapped four dainty cookies in one package), Blondies, each as big as a piece of toast, miniature breads of all varieties, muffins and cupcakes sporting whimsical toppings.

USDA's New "Competitive" School Food Rules -- What You Need to Know

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.06.2013 | Food
Bettina Elias Siegel

After months of delay, the USDA released its proposed rules governing the nutritional quality of so-called "competitive" foods and beverages offered on school campuses.  Here's an overview of the rules' key provisions and my take on some of the big issues to watch.

Bake Sale Mania Makes Me a Maniac

Anna Sandler | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents
Anna Sandler

The Bake Sale mania at my kids' public school has made me a maniac. There is just no other word for it. Maniac. Cue '80s Flashdance flashback, but with mom jeans, rage and cupcakes.

Are You a Rachael or a Martha?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.24.2012 | Food
Natalie Thomas

"I'm a better baker than cook." That was my go-to party line while dating when asked about my kitchen prowess. I imagined myself a Martha: all cakes and confections. Talk about delusions of grandeur!

Massachusetts Backs Off School Bake Sale Ban

AP | Posted 05.11.2012 | Education

BOSTON -- Cupcakes, brownies and other baked goodies will be spared the chopping block at Massachusetts schools after Gov. Deval Patrick backed down f...

Will New Laws Kill Off A Beloved School Tradition?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

Is the tradition of school bake sales nearing an end? At a time when school communities are forced to increase fundraising efforts amid tighter...

Pentagon Encouraging School Bake Sales to Help Pay for Wars

Mark C. Miller | Posted 06.03.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

In an attempt to raise funds for the military budget, the Pentagon is encouraging schools to hold bake sales and donate the profits to the armed forces.

Food Court: The Week's Winners & Losers In Food News

Food52 | Posted 12.04.2011 | Food
Food52

In which Shelly Peppel and Fran Brennan, the editors of Food52 News, pass judgement on last week's top food news. • Winner: Risk takers&nb...

Kick Your A!: A Primer

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.29.2011 | Comedy
Sarah O'Leary

The following is an excerpt from Sarah O'Leary's book, "Kick A! How to Ditch Your Type A Personality and live a life you might actually ENJOY!" Stu...

12 Great Cookies

Food52 | Posted 08.24.2011 | Food
Food52

12 of our favorite cookie recipes -- everything from indulgent Oaxacan Cinnamon Chocolate Macaroons to wholesome Zucchini-Lemon Cookies. Get your bake...

Arthur Delaney

Why Don't Millionaires Who Want Higher Taxes Just Donate Money To The Government?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The self-described Patriotic Millionaires who want the government to close its budget gaps with higher taxes on the rich think it's ridi...

A Piece Of Startup Advice: Talk To As Many People As You Can

Emily Dubner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Emily Dubner

When I first began developing the idea for Baking for Good, I figured the path to building my startup was simple. I'd quit my job, wrap myself in a li...

School Bake Sale Wars Continue

nytimes.com | SARAH KERSHAW | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The battle over bake sales, a tenacious civic tradition, has struck a deep chord with home cooks and food historians. Whether in the chaos of New York...

Cupcakes That Change the World

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

When it comes to marketing good causes to mainstream audiences, cupcakes do the trick every time.

Boulder Valley School Board Election: Okay, Let Them Eat Cake

Anne Z. Boxer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Z. Boxer

In search of controversy, Boulder Valley School Board candidates weigh in on cupcakes in class and a host of other education issues.

Bake Sales Banned In New York Schools

nytimes.com | JENNIFER MEDINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There shall be no cupcakes. No chocolate cake and no carrot cake. According to New York City's latest regulations, not even zucchini bread makes the c...