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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
2017 Highway Safety Improvement Projects
Pequot Lakes: Council hears about utility rate study, capital financial plan
Attracting new businesses to community is important
Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Edward
Pine River graduates to host gathering
Pequot Lakes' supermileage competes at BIR
Vikings place RB Murray on PUP list
Danecdotes: Wait, are the Timberwolves actually good?
Golf Results - July 22, 2017
Twins in 'final stages' of acquiring veteran lefty from Braves
Lorraine Marie (Humphrey) Dybvik
Deloris Elaine "Micky" Coffel
Chef's Hat: With a cherry on top
Card games - July 23
Reminders: July 21, 2017
Sam Miltich and Clearwater Hot Club to perform in Longville
Tickets for LAMF cabaret evening discounted before July 24
Cheesehead Chatter: We can all be heroes
Browser the Library Cat: Summer ending, along with reading program
Mayor's Notebook: A transitional period for Crosslake
The Last Windrow: A lesson in advertising
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
letters to the editor
Larrie & Mouse Norris
Births: July 18, 2017
Hans and Sharon Engman
Births-June 15, 2017
July 11, 2017
Chef's Hat: Flavored butters are a cook's secret weapon
An extremely simple way to add magic to almost any dish is by topping it off with flavored butter. Flavored butters are also known as compound...
July 11, 2017 - 7:30am
June 28, 2017
Chef's Hat: For fast cleanup, try foil packet recipes
It doesn't matter if you are using a grill, campfire or the plain old oven in your kitchen, foil packet recipes are a great way to go when you...
June 28, 2017 - 7:00am
June 13, 2017
Chef's Hat: Lemonade - it's sunshine in a glass
There is nothing more refreshing and nothing that says summer more than a glass of fresh lemonade. This delightful summertime drink is available in frozen concentrates and powders you mix with water and, of course, premade lemonade comes in bottles and cans. But once you make lemonade...
June 13, 2017 - 4:00am
May 31, 2017
Chef's Hat: Asparagus - four years in the making
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. This is a...
May 31, 2017 - 6:00am
May 16, 2017
Chef's Hat: Don't hesitate to use that forgotten broiler in oven
A few weeks ago I was discussing recipes with a friend and I was surprised to hear that she had never used the broiler in her oven. I don't know if it's because I'm short on time or because I find broiling an easy cooking method, but I use my broiler once or twice a week. Broiling...
May 16, 2017 - 8:30am
April 30, 2017
Chef's Hat: Enjoy the start of warm weather with a juicy steak
With warmer weather slowly coming into the lakes area, there's been quite a few nights lately when the smell of a charcoal grill has filled the evening air. About anything grilled is good - hamburgers, chicken, pork chops - but what quite a few people, including myself, really enjoy...
April 30, 2017 - 5:30am
April 18, 2017
Chef's Hat: Coffee cakes will satisfy holiday sweet tooth
If you missed it, Coffee Cake Day was Friday, April 7. But just because you missed the official Coffee Cake Day, that doesn't mean you can't...
April 18, 2017 - 6:30am
April 5, 2017
Chef's Hat: Are your meals boring? Try muffin tins
Sometimes you get into a rut cooking three meals a day, seven days a week. It often comes down to not having a lot of time to spend preparing...
April 5, 2017 - 5:45am
March 16, 2017
Chef's Hat: For the day, we're all a bit Irish
Even those who have no connection at all to Ireland enjoy the festivities and camaraderie that come about every year on March 17. This is a day...
March 16, 2017 - 6:05am
March 7, 2017
Chef's Hat: Pancakes - they aren't just for breakfast
In my many years (decades) of cooking, I've run into people who didn't like a variety of foods, including potato salad, baked beans and, believe...
March 7, 2017 - 12:06pm
February 19, 2017
Chef's Hat: Not your usual chicken salad sandwich
Simple and perhaps a bit old-fashioned, the chicken salad sandwich is a great way to use up leftover chicken. For many people, chicken salad is simply diced chicken and a bit of mayo on toasted bread. Grapes are one of the traditional ingredients added to chicken salad. But there...
February 19, 2017 - 8:38pm
February 2, 2017
Chef's Hat: Bring nontraditional snacks to Super Bowl party
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. For some people it is about the game, but for a lot of people it is more about socializing with friends and eating elaborate snacks. It may or may not surprise most people, but Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest food day (or holiday,...
February 2, 2017 - 10:48pm
January 20, 2017
Chef's Hat: Sheet pan dinners are almost as easy as crockpot meals
When it comes to cooking, dishes that are appetizing, easy to make and have minimal cleanup time are what hold a lot of attraction for me - and for most people I know who have busy lives. For years crockpots have provided the answer to easy preparation; although crockpot meals are...
January 20, 2017 - 7:54pm
January 9, 2017
Add pizzazz to snazz up appetizers
Not too long ago I went to a holiday gathering where the food was the typical appetizers - cold shrimp ring from a store, little hot dogs in barbecue sauce and a store-bought spinach dip. The gathering was with friends I had not seen for awhile so it was great catching up. But I do...
January 9, 2017 - 10:03pm
December 28, 2016
Soup's on! Nothing beats a hot bowl of soup
With the temperature hovering below zero, it was a perfect week to try new soup recipes. Several that came into my email inbox looked appetizing, and a few - such as watercress soup - held no interest whatsoever. As I was digging into recipes, I did come across tips that can enhance...
December 28, 2016 - 12:23am