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Springtime, Rhubarb and Wide Open Spaces

My dad grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota. And though he's spent the last 35 years living in the cities with his wife and four children (most of whom you couldn't pay to go camping) - as the saying goes, you can take the man out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the man. My dad still loves working with his hands, itches to be outside regardless of the weather and is delighted by fresh produce. So, when I was considering tackling this Rhubarb Cookie Cake recipe - it is the season, after all! - he was the person I wanted to bake it for.

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Angel Pie - A Heavenly Dessert

I recently lost my mother-in-law Audrey.  At 86 years old she was still enjoying life.  Hearing her famous giggle was enough to brighten my day.  During the process of sorting through her many things – she loved knick knacks – I came across her recipes.  Although she appreciated good food, she was not much of a cook or baker.  She had a few special recipes scribbled on pieces of paper and bundled together with a rubber band.  No cookbooks, no recipe cards, no on-line recipe box, just random pieces of paper.

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Springtime Birthday for Uncle Bill... and a First Cake for Zoey

We have lots of spring birthdays in our family, so we're always looking for fun recipes. We just made a decadent chocolate cake for Joe's birthday, so this Orange Chai-Spiced Cake Roll was just the thing for his brother, Uncle Bill. Now, I'm not so good with mailing out cards, but if you come to my house on your birthday we will definitely celebrate with cake!

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Love Is In the Air with Lovely Tarts

I am right in the middle of that beautiful time when you get to celebrate love and life (weddings and babies) just about every weekend of the spring and summer. What a gift to be part of so many wonderful lives! Plus, I love a good party with great food (I am my mother's daughter). So, when our friend Marla got engaged to the love of her life last fall, my mom and I decided to throw our own fun, fresh afternoon shower for her to celebrate with a variety of fabulous women who have nurtured and mentored her along the way.

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Flaky & Light Beautiful Biscuits

Even though I was born and raised (and have lived my entire life) in the northern state of Minnesota I have southern roots.  I have grandparents on both sides of my family that are from southern states – West Virginia and Arkansas.  So, as a little girl buttermilk biscuits were regular fare.  Warm from the oven topped with a pat of melting butter and homemade jam they are one of my comfort foods.  Often my mom would invite my grandparents over for Sunday supper.  She would make a big pot of soup and homemade biscuits.  Just writing about this simple yet delicious meal makes me smile (and tear up a little as I realize how much I miss my grandparents).

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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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