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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Camp Ripley: Striking first before wildfire season
Minn. vice principal arrested on suspicion of soliciting a child for sex
Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Dahlberg earns all-state honorable mention
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Watch: MN team wins with half-court heave
Barbara "Barb" A. Berg
Peter A. Smude
Thousands share their charm in Crosslake
Pages from the Past - March 23, 2017
Card games: March 20, 2017
Senior Menus: March 20-24, 2017
Pages from the Past-March 19, 2017
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
American wines are gaining in popularity
From the Lefthand Corner: Health care assurance, not health care insurance
Vogt's Notes: A conflicted time of life
Minding Our Elders: Family members may feel guilty about missing the passing
letters to the editor
Births-March 12, 2017
March 11, 2014
Backus Legion to host St. Patrick's Day party
A traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner and Fran Gack’s “Me, Myself and I” show will highlight the annual St. Patrick’s Day Party on Monday, March 17, at the Backus American Legion. A favorite with the Frankie Lamb Band, Gack plays the fiddle, mandolin and guitar and...
March 11, 2014 - 6:19pm
Renegade Chef: Spring forward; eat snakes
At this time of year, I always find myself stuck in a column conundrum. Should I gripe (again) about our silly habit of moving the clock forward every March? Or should I attempt to wax philosophically about the ribald, drunken holiday waiting just around the corner — you know, the...
March 11, 2014 - 5:48pm
December 24, 2013
Roast Beef Pinwheels
1 8-ounce package cream cheese (use fat-free, if you like) warmed to room temperature 1/2 cup sour cream 1-2 tablespoons jarred horseradish 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 6 large tortillas (your choice of flavor) 1 pound thinly sliced roast beef 2 cups fresh spinach leaves 1 12-ounce...
December 24, 2013 - 1:54pm
October 16, 2013
Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip sandwiches
Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwiches adapted from bigoven.com 3-4 pounds boneless roast beef 1 cup beef broth 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (add more if you want a bigger zip...
October 16, 2013 - 12:17pm
September 10, 2013
Teriyaki Beef Skewers
Teriyaki Beef Skewers 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup dry sherry 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, peeled and minced 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 pound beef round steak, cut across the grain into 1/8-inch strips 24 6-inch bamboo skewers,...
September 10, 2013 - 5:14pm
August 20, 2013
Ideal Beef Feed celebrates 33 years
The Ideal Beef Feed celebrated its 33rd year Wednesday, Aug. 14. The event, always held the second Wednesday in August, brought a variety of people from across the country to feed on beef, all-you-can-eat corn, watermelon, buns and cole slaw. The event, held at Ideal Township Hall,...
August 20, 2013 - 6:03pm
August 6, 2013
Ideal Fire Department Beef Feed is Aug. 14
Ideal Fire Department Beef Feed is Aug. 14 The Ideal Fire Department will sponsor its annual Beef Feed from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Ideal Fire Hall. The department has sponsored this annual fundraiser since 1978. It is always held on the second Wednesday in August and...
August 6, 2013 - 5:11pm
June 17, 2013
Legion to host Steak Fry on June 28
The Pine River American Legion will host its annual Summerfest Steak Fry on Friday, June 28, from 4-8 p.m. or until gone at the Pine River American Legion. Cost is $14 for a 3/4-pound rib eye, salad bar, baked potato, veggie and roll.
June 17, 2013 - 3:29pm
June 11, 2013
Cajun Chuck Roast
1 boneless beef chuck shoulder, arm or blade pot roast (about 2 1/2 pounds) 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend 1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes with onion, undrained 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour Press Cajun seasoning evenly onto all surfaces of beef pot roast. Place two 24- by...
June 11, 2013 - 9:49am
May 23, 2013
Renegade Chef Recipe: Slow cooker french dip
Slow Cooker French Dip 4 pounds rump roast 1 10.5-ounce can beef broth 1 10.5-ounce can condensed French onion soup 1 12-fluid-ounce can or bottle beer 6 French rolls 2 tablespoons butter Trim excess fat from the rump roast and place in a slow cooker. Add the beef broth, onion soup...
May 23, 2013 - 10:44am
May 15, 2013
Chef's Hat Recipe: Smoked Gouda Burgers
Smoked Gouda Burgers 2 pounds lean ground sirloin, or other lean ground beef if you can’t find lean ground sirloin 1/3 pound smoked Gouda cheese, diced into 1/4- to 1/2-inch cubes 1 medium onion 2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon Montreal Steak Seasoning...
May 15, 2013 - 12:25pm
May 8, 2013
Renegade Chef: Steak Delmonico (For Dad)
Steak Delmonico (For Dad) 4 14-ounce ribeye steaks 2 portabello mushrooms, stems and gills removed 12 sun-dried tomatoes 4 fresh rosemary sprigs Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup beef stock 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup fresh ginger, finely chopped 1/4 cup shallots, finely...
May 8, 2013 - 11:59am
April 9, 2013
Thai Grilled Skirt Steak
1 large garlic clove, peeled 1-2 small hot chili peppers, stemmed and seeded 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/3 cup fish sauce (nam pla) 3 pounds skirt steak cut in 2 pieces Salt to taste 1/2 cup minced fresh mint leaves Prepare a hot grill. In a small food processor,...
April 9, 2013 - 1:37pm
March 12, 2013
Backus Legion to host St. Patrick's Day dinner
Backus Legion to host St. Patrick’s Day dinner Double feature entertainment and a corned beef and cabbage dinner will highlight the Backus American Legion’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration Sunday, March 17. The entertainment will begin with Frankie Lamb’s Frankly Country...
March 12, 2013 - 6:49pm
January 22, 2013
Hollister Family Farm specializes in grass fed beef
Abe Hollister and Jason Baca recently opened Hollister Family Farm in Jenkins, producing 100 percent grass fed and grass finished beef without any grain, antibiotics, hormones, implants, etc. The farm’s philosophy is simple: “Provide from our pastures the highest quality, most...
January 22, 2013 - 6:01pm