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The Little Kitchen

In college, Julie realized how much she loves to cook, bake and feed people. A former software engineer, she’s passionate about food, her pets and helping others. As a self-taught cook, Julie strongly believes that you don’t need a big kitchen to make delicious meals. Like many busy cooks, Julie enjoys finding shortcuts to help get dinner on the table.

She lives in Florida and has been married to Curtis for over thirteen years. Together, they are proud pet parents of two dogs, Charley and Angel, and one cat, Clone.

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

I have a thing for cupcakes. (Maybe because they are small?) And I particularly love these cupcakes because they’re made with salted caramel, which means caramel and butter are involved.

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French Toast Sticks with Maple Butter Dipping Sauce

When it came time to change up the French toast, I thought of making it into sticks with a super dippable sauce made with Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil. It’s so simple. I have a theory that your kids will LOVE this! In fact, adults will love it, too!

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Brown Butter Pasta with Asparagus and Bacon

I’m so excited to be partnering with Land O’Lakes for the third year in a row, as a Kitchen Conversations panelist. And I’m even more excited to share with you their annual Pin a Meal. Give a Meal. program. Pin this recipe or other Land O’Lakes recipes from here and for each pin, Land O’Lakes will donate 10 meals to Feeding America® . Their goal is to donate 3.5 million meals this year!

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Salted Caramel Brownie Trifles with Whipped Cream

This past summer, we attended a 50th wedding anniversary party for our neighbors. Being married for 50 years is a huge accomplishment, and they are such a fun couple! It was a potluck, and someone brought a brownie trifle with fudge sauce and whipped cream that was to-die-for. I knew I had to make it one day, but I thought I would change the fudge sauce to a salted caramel sauce.

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Chocolate Chip Scones

Are you like me? Wondering where the year has gone? I can’t believe the kidlets in my state are already back at school! I still remember my first recipe for the Land O’Lakes Kitchen Conversations panel this year! Where has 2014 gone? Soon, we will be thinking about the holidays. Can you believe it?

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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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