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Yeast Breads Part 2: Method

A few months ago I wrote about the 4 main ingredients in bread – flour, water, yeast, and salt – and how they make bread. But with a quick glance at any yeast bread recipe, it is clear that ingredients are only part of the story. Kneading, proofing, punching – what does it all mean? So here I am with the second installment on making yeast breads – method.

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Chunky Potato and Ham Soup

What’s not to like about slow cookers? Prep all the ingredients, throw them in the slow cooker, turn it on, and arrive home to the wonderful, savory aroma of dinner ready to put on the table. And, nothing is better than soup in the slow cooker.

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Cooking With Friends for Easy Entertaining

Convenience is becoming increasingly important in cooking and baking, yet many cooks do not want to give up their homemade favorites or cut corners with guests when entertaining. When it comes to hosting a casual gathering in your home, one thing you can do to save time is to host an appetizer-making party. It’s similar to a cookie exchange, except that everyone shares in the costs, and each person takes home a sampling of the appetizers made.

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Big Game Eats for Everyone

Whether or not your favorite team makes it to “The Big Game,” it’s the perfect excuse to have friends and family over for some shareable eats, entertaining commercials and friendly competition. Since your party may include a wide range of ages, it’s important to create a menu that appeals to everyone.

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Chicken Mole in the Slow Cooker

I love my slow cooker. I’ve had it for a few years, but only recently recognized its true potential. Coming home after work and having dinner 99% done, or using it on the weekends when we’re running around, is such a life saver.

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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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