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Your Thanksgiving Countdown Guide

Whether you’re serving your first Thanksgiving dinner or you’ve served Thanksgiving dinner every year for many years, putting together a timetable and plan is really important. Planning ahead, beginning at least three weeks in advance, can help you have a successful, stress-free Thanksgiving celebration.

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The Best Part of a Pie

It could be argued that a crumb crust is better than the actual pie filling. While I’m partial to a classic graham cracker crust, there are many other equally tempting crust options.

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Fish 101

One of my biggest regrets in childhood was that I did not like to eat fish. It really makes no sense. I grew up in a family that loved to fish, so there was ample supply of walleye, crappies, sunfish and northern with the occasional salmon or trout from Lake Superior. I also love to fish and, through practice, I have mastered the skill of cleaning them. To top it off, I’ve always loved to cook fish. During a meal, I would serve up batch after batch of perfectly pan-fried fish (in butter, of course) so it had a crisp cracker coating and delicately flaky interior.

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Sharable Instagram Cookie Photos

‘Tis the season for cookies, and, most importantly, sharing. While sharing can take many forms, many people tend to share via social media. My Instagram feed right now is full of cookies, candies and Christmas galore. So, how do you share that perfect photo of your baking masterpieces?

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A Note from the Test Kitchens: Simply Sharing 2015

Every year, the Test Kitchen creates new holiday recipes for home bakers to make and enjoy throughout the holiday season. The themes have ranged from bite-sized treats to 25 years of baking to wrapping up the holidays. When we sat down as a team to brainstorm what we wanted our theme to be this year, Christmas cookies seemed to be the most obvious, and tasty, choice.

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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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