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Homemade Applesauce

September is the season of apples. Whether you “give an apple to the teacher” or you “eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away”, there is no better way to enjoy the season than with apples. The crunch of this season’s favorite apple is worth savoring, of course. But why not cook some apples and make fresh applesauce?

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Is It a Butter, Margarine or Spread? They Are Not Created Equal.

You may notice there is a wide variety of choices in the grocery store dairy case when it comes to sticks to use for baking. "Butter," "margarine" and "spread" are common types of stick products. It’s easy to be confused by the difference between them.

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The Right Margarine Matters

Nothing is more frustrating than putting time and effort into baking, only to have the recipe fail. Sometimes cookies spread too much or not enough, they may be burned on the bottom, but raw in the center. There are many common reasons cookies fail, but the truth is, it’s not you, it’s often the margarine or spread you use.

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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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• 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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