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donna evans

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
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