The Land O'Lakes Blog

Bringing inspiration to those who share our love of good food.

Brenda

A Farmgirl's Dabbles

Brenda believes that deliciousness is meant to be shared, and that family food traditions should never fade away. Growing up on a farm in South Dakota, Brenda was surrounded by the foods and traditions that come with farm life in the Midwest. Even though she now lives in suburban Minnesota, Brenda has not lost touch with her roots. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or something sweet and decadent, Brenda’s recipes blend the past with the present, with ease and deliciousness.

Brenda is the busy mom of two young girls and the wife of a man who enjoys the backyard thrill of his grills. Together, they love to gather friends and family at the table and share an awesome meal, catch up on life, and play a few games.

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Fluffy Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spiced Butter

I regularly use a tablespoon of butter here, a quarter cup of butter there, adding it to various dishes, both sweet and savory. But when I want to give my family and friends something extra special at the dinner table, I’m not bashful about bringing on the butter, no holding back.

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Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans

Charred perfectly with both sweet and salty flavors, these Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans will quickly disappear from your dinner table!

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Make-Ahead Cheesy Hash Brown Cups with Bacon and Chives

These Make-Ahead Cheesy Hash Brown Cups with Bacon and Chives will be the star of your next brunch gathering!

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Cream Wafer Sandwich Cookies with Winter Spiced Buttercream

This recipe for Cream Wafer Sandwich Cookies with Winter Spiced Buttercream is a twist on a favorite holiday cookie from my childhood.

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End of Summer Herby Chicken Chili Pot

I always try to remind myself to keep my thoughts on the sunny side, especially when changes roll in that I’m not so excited about. Letting go of summer is one such instance that proves an excellent opportunity for me to put my money where my mouth is.

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Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen Experts

The Test Kitchen creates the Land O'Lakes recipes you trust. Take a look behind the scenes to learn how they do it.

Friends of the Test Kitchen

Get inspired by our favorite bloggers as they invite you in their kitchen to dish on recipes and feeding those they love.

Special Guest

• Ree Drummond •

As a busy mom who writes about food, family and living on her ranch in Oklahoma, the kitchen is Ree's frontier.

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Special Guest

• Sadie •

Sadie is a creative cook who looks for culinary inspiration everywhere. Her family's small dairy farm in Minnesota has been a part of the Land O'Lakes cooperative since 2005.

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