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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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Croque Madame Egg Bake

What in the world is Croque Madame? I guessed that it was a sandwich you’d have in France, but I wasn’t sure. After a Google search, I learned that it’s tied to a number of recipes. As a sandwich, it’s toasted ham and cheese with a fried egg on top. In England and the U.S., the sandwich features chicken instead of ham, without the fried egg. To put our own spin on it, we in the Test Kitchens turned the flavors of the original Croque Madame sandwich into a hearty egg bake.

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Out of This World Buttercream

I’m going to make a bold claim: there is no frosting quite as delicious as buttercream frosting. The texture is so light! It tastes so sweet and so rich! Until recently, I revered buttercream frosting as something for special occasions (in fact, we served a buttercream frosted cake at our wedding almost seven years ago). I had never really considered making my own buttercream, because I assumed it came exclusively from bakeries.

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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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