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Back to the Basics with Buttery Pound Cake!

My daughter, Sydney, just started 3rd grade a few days ago.  So to help welcome her new teacher and to show our appreciation, we decided to make a Buttery Pound Cake for her.  With some simple wrapping, curly ribbon, and a card, we were all set.  I hope her teacher enjoyed the cake as much as we did.  I ate this cake for breakfast for three days straight!  Based on what I heard back from Sydney, it sounds like her teacher was pleasantly surprised to get it, which is always a plus in my book!

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Forget the Frosting with Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Dessert anyone?  Cake is by far one of my favorite sweet treats.  I love to bake, especially when it means creating something special for someone on their birthday. 

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Beautifully Simple Tomato Basil Bread

We get a weekly box of vegetables from a local farm in the summer and we have our own garden, so every August we have more veggies than we can handle – almost! We’ve been making a lot of soups, and I’ve found that adding a special bread can turn a simple soup into a fun summer meal fit for entertaining. This easy basil and tomato quick bread with herbed butter is perfect. It’s like a big buttery biscuit laced with parmesan cheese and dotted with delicious sun-dried tomato, basil and herbs.

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By Erin
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Peaches n' Cream on a Shortbread Crust

Summertime is the perfect time to highlight fruits in baking. Peaches are absolutely perfect right about now, so I searched landolakes.com and found a simple tart recipe, Peach Custard Tart, to take advantage of this juicy fruit.

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By Liz
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A Sweet Summer Salad

Each summer, I spend as much time pool-side at my parents' house as I can. It's our own little oasis where we can slow down, enjoy the sunshine and make memories as a family. And since food is always at the center of those memories, we take great pleasure in light, refreshing meals that are simple enough to make that they don't cut into our restful day.

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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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