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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes for Brunch at Home

At our house, breakfast isn’t usually a huge deal. We do enjoy brunch on special occasions, though. And on those special occasions, we have a favorite brunch spot in the Twin Cities. Without fail, I order the same thing every time we go: Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes. I love them, but with a 9-month-old who does not like to sit still, restaurants aren’t exactly doable anymore. So I figured for a fun Sunday morning, I could try making them at home!

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Shaved Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza

Just admit it. If you have kids, sometimes you just want to eat something a little more sophisticated for dinner. You can probably remember those “20-something” days when you could wear form-fitting, tailored clothes, rock a pair of heels, wear dangly jewelry, and carry a really small, trendy purse. You would meet your girlfriends at a cute little bistro, score the last seat at the cool pub table, and eat a slice of pizza with an amazing combination of artisan cheeses, seasonal vegetables and fancy-sounding meat toppings. Life is a little different for that “20-something” me now. Still good, just a bit more complicated.

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Raspberry Mint Roulade - Spring is Here!

I don’t know about you, but I feel as though the past winter lasted an entire year, if not longer. I’ve never really been a winter person (even though I was born and raised in the Midwest), but this year seemed especially harsh. With snow storm after snow storm, we didn’t get much of a break. And that’s why I’m so glad spring is finally here!

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Skip the Bakery and Make Your Own Apricot Ginger Bread

Yeast breads. What is it about them that can seem so intimidating? Is it the time? The ingredients? The method? Who knows. In reality, they are quite simple. I grew up with an aunt who would bring beautiful breads to every family gathering, and I always thought they were so fancy. I’ve learned you just need the time and patience.

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Peppermint, Chocolate and Fluffy Frosting…Who Could Ask For More?

I have a thing for peppermint and chocolate. Especially once the holidays roll around. I feel like it’s only acceptable to make chocolate mint treats during the holiday season, so maybe that makes it even more exciting.

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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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