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October 17, 2017
Chef's Hat: For quick cleanup, make it in a mug
October 17, 2017 - 3:30am
October 3, 2017
I have gathered several recipes for slow cooker crockpot chicken and dumplings. By combining and using a few different seasonings, I came up with a recipe that suited my tastes. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but you could replace those with boneless, skinless chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Don't fret when the oven breaks
October 3, 2017 - 5:30am
September 20, 2017
Apples and pumpkins are traditional fall foods and go well in everything from cakes to puddings, and of course, make moist and mouth-watering breads. Enjoy the change of seasons with a piece of apple or pumpkin bread and a mug of your favorite hot beverages. Happy Eating! PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Use apples, pumpkin to bake festive fall breads
September 20, 2017 - 8:00am
September 6, 2017
The traditional meal on a stick is the shish kabob - a combination of about any type of meat and a few vegetables, which is a whole meal in itself. The Grilled Jerk Chicken Kabobs have a bit of a zing. But you can control the heat by adjusting the amount of seasoning you sprinkle over the top before grilling. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Have fun with food on a stick
September 6, 2017 - 8:00am
August 16, 2017
Hamburger with onion bun and baked zuchinni.
Chef's Hat: Here's a new twist on an old vegetable
August 16, 2017 - 7:00am
August 7, 2017
Chef's Hat: Mini pies are all the rage
August 7, 2017 - 5:00am
July 11, 2017
Fresh herb butter on a cutting board. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Flavored butters are a cook's secret weapon
July 11, 2017 - 7:30am
June 28, 2017
Foil pack recipes can be made with just a few ingredients. I've been experimenting with foil packs for quite some time. A few weeks ago I received several recipes in my email that I started trying. The Italian Seasoned Chicken and Veggies takes a bit of prep time but I'd highly advise giving it a try. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: For fast cleanup, try foil packet recipes
June 28, 2017 - 7:00am
June 13, 2017
Chef's Hat: Lemonade - it's sunshine in a glass
June 13, 2017 - 4:00am
May 31, 2017
Asparagus is not an ordinary vegetable. You don't plant it in the spring and harvest it in the fall as you do with most vegetables.</p><p>This is a vegetable that takes many years of tender caring to get it to fruition. It seems like people either love this vegetable or hate it. There is a lot to love. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Asparagus - four years in the making
May 31, 2017 - 6:00am
May 16, 2017
Chef's Hat: Don't hesitate to use that forgotten broiler in oven
May 16, 2017 - 8:30am
April 30, 2017
Chef's Hat: Enjoy the start of warm weather with a juicy steak
April 30, 2017 - 5:30am
April 18, 2017
Actually, just about any kind of cake could be called a coffee cake; but the term generally refers to a creamy type of cake that has some kind of streusel, raisin or cinnamon topping. And you don't have to eat coffee cake along with a cup of coffee - but it does go quite well with that first cup of java in the morning. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Coffee cakes will satisfy holiday sweet tooth
April 18, 2017 - 6:30am
April 5, 2017
It seems like there is no limit to what you can bake in a muffin tin. Some recipes that are baked in a muffin pan aren't much different than if you just baked or fried the ingredients. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Are your meals boring? Try muffin tins
April 5, 2017 - 5:45am
March 16, 2017
Green is a color that is prominent in the Irish flag, and Ireland is nicknamed the "Emerald Isle." As spring rolls around, the world turns green, and those lucky four leaf clovers and shamrocks that are closely associated with the Irish also come in shades of green. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: For the day, we're all a bit Irish
March 16, 2017 - 6:05am