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Round Two for Turkey Time!

You’ve had the big Thanksgiving dinner. You’ve eaten dessert. Everyone is still at the house, and you’re about to bust out the turkey for round two of sandwiches! Wait – here’s a new idea for leftovers! We decided to shake up our sandwiches this year and serve Cranberry-Chipotle Turkey Sliders. They’re quick, easy and fun to serve.

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Positively Perfect Pecan Pie

It’s Thanksgiving Time! It’s one of my favorite holidays because family visits, there’s the Thanksgiving Day parade, a Turkey Trot 5K run and an amazing spread of food. But what’s the best part of Thanksgiving? Friends, say it with me – it’s the dessert!

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Farro, Kale & Butternut Squash Gratin - the Perfect Comfort Side Dish

The phrase I look forward to hearing every year goes something like this: "It sure is getting cold out there…" While I don’t love being out in the cold weather, I love being inside when it’s cold out. Why? I love warm, cozy meals. The winter weather gives me an excuse to cook comfort food!

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I.O.U. Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

My mom does so much for us. She doesn’t just make home-cooked meals; she invites her adult kids to stay for dinner. And, oh, you had friends stopping by? Well, why don’t they join us – of course they can bring their kids! She doesn’t just call to see if we are over our colds yet, she offers to pick up medicine, buys tissues and makes soup. And perhaps the biggest gift of all is that she heaps love on our son -three to four days a week as his primary caregiver while we work full time. My mom is a one-woman wonder, and – for so many reasons – I owe her big-time!

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Harvest Pumpkin Soup -- The Perfect Fall Comfort Food

Fall has settled in. The air is crisp and cool here in Minnesota. This is my favorite time of year. I love watching the leaves change from bright green to shades of red, orange and gold. Pulling out my sweatshirts and jean jacket feel almost like a ritual. Autumn is all about taking brisk walks, raking leaves, wrapping up in cozy blankets and, of course, making and eating wonderful 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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