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June 13, 2018
Strawberry salad. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Chef's Hat: Use versatile strawberry in salads, sandwiches
June 13, 2018 - 6:30am
May 27, 2018
Chef's Hat: It's avocado time, and they're packed with nutrients
May 27, 2018 - 3:00am
May 11, 2018
The first recipe I tried needed a bit of amending and ended up being a cross between my old standby and a "spicy" meatloaf. It originally called for sriracha hot chili sauce, which I did not have on hand. So I replaced it with hot sauce and it ended up having a nice spicy flavor without being overpowering or extremely hot.
Chef's Hat: Add a bit of kick to traditional meatloaf
May 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
April 29, 2018
Chef's Hat: It's finally time to fire up the grill
April 29, 2018 - 10:00am
April 15, 2018
A simple internet search showed dozens of recipes where a chicken is "baked," yet with a few simple seasonings has the taste and juiciness of a store-bought rotisserie chicken. So even if you can't make your chicken spin in circles, there's no reason this recipe can't be prepared at home.
Chef's Hat: Make your own rotisserie chicken
April 15, 2018 - 10:00am
April 1, 2018
The fun part of the twice baked potato is your added ingredients. These can be pretty much anything: cheese, olives, parsnips, kale, mushrooms, artichokes, chili, bacon, chunks of ham or chicken, green peppers, onions. Almost any vegetable works well in this recipe. PineandLakes.com 
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Chef's Hat: Twice baked potatoes are twice as nice
April 1, 2018 - 9:00am
March 17, 2018
A year or so ago, I had lunch with friends at a restaurant that served sweet potato tots along with our sandwiches. These little bits were much more flavorful than ordinary tater tots. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Sweet potatoes provide a twist on tater tots
March 17, 2018 - 3:00am
March 3, 2018
Chef's Hat: Cooking with coconut oil
March 3, 2018 - 11:00am
February 18, 2018
Some chicken salad recipes are fairly simple: diced chicken, mayonnaise, a bit of salt and pepper and maybe some celery for a little crunch; while other recipes have a list of ingredients half a page long and have you poaching the chicken breasts instead of using leftover chicken. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Chef's Hat: It's time to lighten up your meals
February 18, 2018 - 11:00am
January 21, 2018
Put in your favorite ingredients or use whatever you have on hand. You can put in a bit of marinara and Swiss cheese, cream cheese and sundried tomatoes, or pieces of ham and cheddar cheese. Almost any variety of fruit or vegetable can be used as stuffing. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Chef's Hat: Be creative when making stuffed chicken breasts
January 21, 2018 - 9:00am
December 25, 2017
If you're serious about hot chocolate, the way to go is to make it from scratch. There are many amazing hot chocolate recipes out there that include everything from banana peels to cookie crumbs. But, of course, there are very few things that don't go well with chocolate. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Warm up on a cold day with hot chocolate
December 25, 2017 - 8:00am
December 13, 2017
Homemade macaroni and cheese is delectable, but a lot of work and very time consuming. So I was quite excited when I ran across a recipe for slow cooker macaroni and cheese. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Turn to comfort foods for that busy time of year
December 13, 2017 - 6:00am
November 24, 2017
There are dozens of recipes giving ideas on ways to use that leftover turkey. Some looked quite appealing, some used ingredients most people would never have on hand, and some just required way too much effort. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Finishing off the turkey
November 24, 2017 - 5:30am
November 15, 2017
Parmesan cheese is an ingredient that most people always have on hand. This cheese has a nutty and slightly salty type flavor and greatly enhances the flavor of foods when merely sprinkled on top of meats, vegetables, breads or even fruit. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Pack a punch with Parmesan
November 15, 2017 - 8:00am
October 31, 2017
This fall forget the plain old caramel apples. Instead, combine those apples and caramels into a dessert the whole family will enjoy - even though it won't last long. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Take your caramel apple treat up a notch
October 31, 2017 - 9:00am
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