Baking is Made Easy with This Culinary Series from Chef Virginia Willis

It’s baking season! While some people jump at the opportunity to whip up cakes, pastries and confections, for other at-home cooks the thought of baking brings a sense of dread. But you don’t have to be a professional baker or use specialized equipment to make beautiful and delicious food from the oven.

We partnered with James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, Chef Virginia Willis, to show how easy it is to bake using ingredients and equipment you have on hand. Though Willis is a classically trained chef, she’s here to show you some simple tips and techniques that anyone can use to bake award-winning food at home.

Follow along on our Instagram, @NationalPeanutBoard, each week beginning September 15th, to view each episode in the culinary series. Chef Virginia Willis will demonstrate how to bake simple and satisfying foods from seedy flatbread and peanut butter shortbread, to showstopping desserts like PB&J meringues and pumpkin layer cake with honey glazed peanut cream cheese filling. We’ll post all the recipes here so you can watch the episodes, bake along, and your loved ones can enjoy the masterpieces you create. “Bon appétit, yall!”


Episode One – Seedy Flatbread


Episode Two – Peanut Butter Shortbread

Publishing on September 22, 2020

Episode Three – PB&J Meringues

Publishing on September 29, 2020

Episode Four – Pumpkin Layer Cake with Honey Glazed Peanut Cream Cheese Filling

Publishing on October 6, 2020

Learn more about Chef Virignia Willis here: and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube


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