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Summer Bounty from CSAs and Farmers Markets

To get the freshest in-season produce, you can hardly go wrong at your local farmers market or by signing up for a weekly share through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Both are great ways to buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer who grows it. Farmers markets and CSAs have exploded in numbers the past few years as people want to learn more about how and where their food is grown.

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Santa’s Favorite Cookies

I own a wide array of Santa collectibles. As I took them out of storage this year, one special one that reflects my love of cooking and baking made me wonder… What is Santa’s favorite cookie?

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Oh, Fudge! What happened?

This is the time of year when many people spend extra time in the kitchen cooking and baking. This is also the one time of year many people will try their hand at making candies – caramels, peanut brittle or fudge to name a few. Candy is not hard to make, but it does take a little know-how and a few special tools to ensure success in the kitchen.

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Brunch Menus for Everyone

‘Tis the season for brunches! Everyone loves getting together around the holiday season for a delicious brunch, but not everyone’s menu requirements are the same. Are you starved for time and need quick recipe ideas? Or, will your house be packed with as many children as adults? We asked three of our Test Kitchen Experts how they would approach each type of menu, and here are their ideas.

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Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List

I think we’ve already established that I like to give food as gifts. In some ways I think it’s almost expected that I give edible presents (I do work in a Test Kitchen after all). I find that some items work better than others in certain situations. For example, gifts that need refrigeration shouldn’t be shipped across the country. To that end, here are a few suggestions for all kinds of food-sharing occasions.

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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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