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Sour Cherry Sauce Atop a Dense Buttery Almond Cake – Happy Presidents Day!

One of the ways I try incorporating fun into our family life is to celebrate the smaller holidays. The “big” holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthdays require, frankly, a lot of work and energy. Not only does the food play a huge role, but there is often decorating, shopping and wrapping involved. The lesser-known holidays provide a theme and a reason to simply get together and enjoy one another’s company. Oh, and maybe enjoy a tasty treat, too. So, February brings a “big” holiday, Valentine’s Day, but it also brings with it a less-celebrated holiday, Presidents Day.

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This Valentine’s Day, Say It With Cookies!

Remember Valentine’s Day when we were kids? My friends and I would trade conversation hearts throughout the day as you got valentines from your friends. You always traded the “BFFs” with your best friend. If there was a cute boy and you were brave enough, you would slide a “Love” or “Be Mine” on the sly. I saved all the “Pals,” “Friends” and “Buddies” to give to all my friends.

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Reviving a Valentine's Tradition with Red Velvet Cheesecake

Rather than battling crowds and spiked restaurant prices, Ryan and I have a tradition of celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special meal at home. We love our time cooking together and savoring every course of our meal. Historically, our favorite Valentine’s dinner has had two consistent elements: 1) Seafood. We boil as many crab legs as we can eat, and give ourselves a free pass to ignore how much butter is consumed in the dipping process; and 2) The dessert must be chocolate and it must be something new.

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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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