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Homemade Carrot Cake- It Must Be My Sister’s Birthday

I can’t eat a piece of carrot cake without thinking of my sister. Ever since I can remember, she has chosen to have a homemade carrot cake for her fall birthday. I should mention she is my older (and only) sister. I like to remind her that she will always be the older one, even though we are only 20 months apart.

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Serve Up Smiles with Oatmeal Cookies at Lunchtime

It seems like lunch has evolved quite a bit since I was in elementary school. I almost never packed a lunch, and I wasn’t overly concerned about what the cafeteria was serving. Anything was ok with me, and I never complained! Sure the food wasn’t my always my favorite, but I ate it regardless.

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Orange Cream Dream Cake

Usually, I’m all about the sheet cake. But for birthdays or special occasions, layer cakes aren’t that much more work and the ‘wow’ factor is certainly higher! We had friends visiting and their daughter was turning seven. It was a predicted to be a hot day, so I wanted a cake that was light. I had made the Orange Cream Layer Cake once before and was dying to make it again.

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A Little Syrup and a Whole Lotta Love!

With school back in full swing, there’s not a ton of time to cook breakfast in our home. With Jeremy gone by 4am and three girls to manage on my own every morning, I just don’t have enough time for an elaborate breakfast. Sadly, it’s usually cold cereal, toast, or toaster pastries for the girls. For me, it’s oatmeal with whole grain toast and a cup of Joe!

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One of Our Most Requested Recipes - Butter Toffee Cookies

Once in awhile we come up with a recipe that is an all around winner. It’s made from simple ingredients, it’s easy to make and everyone loves it. Butter Toffee Cookies is one of those recipes. As a matter of fact, it has become one of our most requested recipes.

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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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