Recently I was approached by Land O’Lakes to review their new butter and to participate in a webinar with Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman).

The new butter contains olive oil and sea salt and it is delicious.

Especially on popcorn.

Trust me, I’ve tested it…more than a few times.

image from landolakes.com

My favorite part of the webinar, aside from hearing Miss‘ accent and Bev’s singing when they called in for the Q&A session, was hearing the butter factoids that Ree shared. And I’ll share with you!

  • Butter was first churned more than 4,000 years ago.
  • France is first in per capita butter consumption, but 3rd in world butter production.
  • The word “butter” comes from a Greek work that means “Cow Cheese.”
  • It takes approximately 21 pounds of whole milk to make 1 pound of butter. (Wow!)
  • During the Middle Ages, butter was colored with marigold flowers.

Another part of the webinar that I really enjoyed was Ree’s tips for recipe development. I often has problems thinking of things that my husband will enjoy–and sometimes I feel guilty for not cooking his favorites over and over again. A food blogger needs variety! She gave the example of one of her favorite pizzas: Roasted Eggplant and Grape Tomato Pizza. She talked about how you could easily get creative and turn the same ingredients into a pasta, a panini or a risotto. Very inspiring!

The webinar lasted about an hour, in which I struggled to keep E entertained (she had lunch and colored), so I didn’t call in to ask a question because she wasn’t exactly peaceful and quiet by the end of the webinar. The callers asked great questions though and the entire thing was very informative. I don’t want to go on and on, because I think other bloggers will be posting about this as well, so I’m sure you’ll get more info. I’ll add links here to the other blog posts as I see them.

On to the giveaway!

Update: Giveaway has closed. Congrats to Christina of This Woman Cooks!

Giveaway Details: 

One (1) winner will receive: One (1) full-value coupon for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, Ree Drummond’s two (2) cookbooks (SIGNED COPIES!): Food From My Frontier and The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and a flat whisk, slotted spoon and stainless steel tongs.

 

To enter: Answer this question (in the comment section of this post): What is your favorite way to use butter? OR: If you have tried this type of butter, what did you use it in?

For additional entries: (Make sure to leave a separate comment for each or they will not count.)

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4. Follow Land O’Lakes on Twitter.
5. Tweet about this giveaway. Include both @rachelcooksblog and @landolakesktchn in your tweet.

Up to 6 chances to win! Giveaway will close on the 21st of June (Thursday) at midnight EST and I’ll announce the randomly chosen winner Friday morning (6/22). Winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner.

 

Disclosure: I was provided the same things that the giveaway winner will receive, but no other compensation. All opinions are, as always, 100% my own.