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Forget the Tricks with these Halloween Party Pops

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! There’s just something really fun about getting dressed up and walking around with friends collecting yummy treats. Even better, it’s an excuse to invite all our neighbors and friends over for snacks.

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Dip So Easy it's Scary!

For Halloween, I’m not into all the gore and vampire stuff, but I do love to make fun food. I like to make spaghetti with eyeballs – I make meatballs and put a green olive with pimiento in the center for a little creepy fun – and I make Spider Web Dip.

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It's 3pm...quick, what's for dinner?

We’ve all been there, that dreaded moment at 3pm when we realize nothing is planned for dinner. So what do you do? Go out to eat? Make a frozen pizza?

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Love, Sacrifice and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My hubby grew up on great oatmeal cookies, lovingly prepared by his grandma and his mom - Land O’Lakes’ very own test kitchens guru, Becky. And while I prefer the oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips, his very favorites are Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. In the three years we’ve been married, I have pretty much avoided making this dessert, because seriously, people! how can a young wife live up to her mother-in-law’s cooking skills when she is the director of a test kitchen?! Fortunately, Becky is a great encourager and Ryan is always willing to try whatever I attempt. And since marriage is all about sharing and sacrifice, I decided it was time to give my hubby’s favorite cookies a shot. Ryan was delighted by the treat and he even had extras to share at work!

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Worth Discussing: Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I love to dig into a good book, and over the years I’ve found friends, family and co-workers who feel the same. We share laughs, our ideas and our recommendations. And though it’s fun to discuss books casually, this love of reading has often made me wish that I could be part of an official book club. The opportunity just never arose… until now. At the end of this summer I thought, “Why don’t I start my own book club?” So, I gathered some friends, we set an autumn start date and our literary society began. First things first: we voted on a kick-off book – a memoir from a local Holocaust survivor (a fascinating story, by the way). Then came the next crucial question, “what will we do for food?”

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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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