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Vintage Recipes Made Modern

Old recipes can be the best inspiration for something new. When we’re developing new ideas in the Test Kitchen, our old recipes are one of the first things we look at. Plus, we feel like when you start with something familiar and give it a new twist, you’re more likely to have success in the kitchen. So, if you’re looking for something fresh, but still familiar, we’ve got you covered!

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Cooking Like A College Kid

Dorm living. It’s an experience everyone should have, but it can be a big change from living at home. One of the biggest adjustments is having a microwave and mini-fridge as appliances…and no mom or dad to make dinner every night. So, what to do when it’s 7pm, the dining hall is closed and eating one more bowl of Ramen noodles might make you cry?

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Summer Bounty from CSAs and Farmers Markets

To get the freshest in-season produce, you can hardly go wrong at your local farmers market or by signing up for a weekly share through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Both are great ways to buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer who grows it. Farmers markets and CSAs have exploded in numbers the past few years as people want to learn more about how and where their food is grown.

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Pickle It

I went overboard at the farmer’s market.  It happens every time, I try to make a list but then I get there and the cherry heirloom tomatoes are just sitting there waiting for a home, and the purple cauliflower looks lonely so I have to take that too.

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8 Steps to Homemade Freezer Jam

I love summer. I love the long, warm days and the fresh fruit that is abundantly available. I grew up on a farm, and we had a wealth of fruit in our backyard—strawberries, raspberries, cherries and an apple orchard. One of my fondest memories is of making jam with my mom. We would go out in the early morning hours and pick the fruit and then make jam. She often made fresh bread to go with the jam. What a treat!

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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.

Ree Drumond 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 Special Guest

• 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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