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The Art of Quick Bread

When I talk to people who love to cook, they tell me they rarely follow a recipe. They throw in “a little of this” and “a little of that”, and magically they produce a wonderfully tasty dish. But when it comes to baking, they have a slightly different story. They follow the recipe exactly. They measure carefully and don’t deviate from the prescribed formula. And for good reason – even a 1/4 cup difference in flour can make a big difference in the height, texture and taste of a baked good.

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The Overlooked Onion

If you’re looking for ways to enliven your cooking this spring, consider the overlooked onion. This vegetable, commonly thought of simply as a flavoring ingredient, is a staple in many cuisines of the world and a critical component for many classic dishes like Classic Quiche Lorraine. Take advantage of the seasonal availability of this delicious vegetable when you are planning your family meals.

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Easy Fondant

Fondant isn’t just for pastry chefs anymore. You can easily achieve impressive cakes and decorations by taking a little time and making marshmallow fondant. Marshmallow fondant is much simpler to make than traditional fondant, and tastes so good you won’t need to peel it off before eating the cake.

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Ham 101

Easter is almost upon us, and I’ve taken on the daunting task of hosting this year. Don’t get me wrong - I love holidays and having people at our house. The more, the merrier. I’ve hosted Thanksgiving before, and it went pretty well. My turkey was perfectly golden brown, and I couldn’t have been prouder of my selection of side dishes. But for Easter, the tradition for both my and Adam’s family is to have a ham. Hold up – a ham?

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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.

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• 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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