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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crow Wing County issues reminder to mail ballot precincts
Pine River-Backus School District: Board contemplates sixth-grade athletes
Paws and Claws Rescue & Resort receives $5,170 legacy donation
20th anniversary: PR-B Family Center has a definite purpose
Lutheran Church of the Cross to host Bishop Tom Aitken Oct. 23
[KLICK GALLERY] Pequot Lakes Volleybal vs. Crosby-Ironton
Tigers split Brainerd Invite games
PL 8th grade team takes first
Trap teams ranked 2nd through 3 weeks
Hockey: Stars split series with Ice Hawks
Richard Dean Sheik
Laurence "Larry" Petersen
Emma Ida (Sufka) Burrows
Tony J. Gilles
Doug B. Junker
Pages from the Past - Oct. 20, 2016
Looking Back-Oct. 20, 2016
Nisswa, Pequot Lakes firefighters promote fire safety
'She Loves Me' features lonely hearts, eccentrics: Play to be staged in Pequot Lakes
Plenty of pumpkins
Grim's Tales: Why I am willing to vote for a candidate guaranteed to lose
Political endorsement letters
The Last Windrow: The old trapper, the last season
Letter to the editor: Promote Indigenous People's Day
Letter to the editor: It requires maturity to be president
letters to the editor
40th Wedding Anniversary: Dan and Gaylene Hamm
74th Birthday: Marliss
80th Birthday: Yvonne (Hill) Yunker
Wedding Announced: Jill and Jason Anderson
80th Birthday: Jerry Thompson
September 30, 2016
Chef's Hat: Put overabundance of apples into recipes
According to several people, this is the year their apple trees have produced a bumper crop of big, juicy apples. Although I don't have my own...
September 30, 2016 - 10:14am
August 22, 2016
Chef's Hat: Overabundance of oregano
Oregano is a great herb that is generally used in moderation. It is often used to add a bit of flavor to spreads, dips, sauces, vegetables, red meats and pizza. Several years ago I planted a single sprig of oregano in my garden. I am not sure how, but now I have oregano growing all...
August 22, 2016 - 8:33am
June 8, 2016
Chef's Hat: With a cherry on top
They are showing up in stores by the truckload - sweet, delicious California cherries. I have to admit, I have never really done much with fresh cherries. Usually I buy them and just eat them as a snack. With the last bag I bought I decided it was time to be adventurous. Walking into...
June 8, 2016 - 10:46am
May 25, 2016
Chef's Hat: Ready, set, grill
Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means most people will get their grill out and start the outdoor cooking season. My first adventure into summer cooking was a week or so ago when I took the grill out of the garage and quickly found out I had not cleaned it before putting...
May 25, 2016 - 11:20am
May 18, 2016
Grim's Grub: Time for lake shrimp/lobster harvest
I have had severely limited time for months now, and I was afraid I would not be able to get those suckers I wrote about in an earlier column. A talented young outdoorsman from Backus, named Dale, volunteered a bounty of seven suckers he got one night after I had just completed a...
May 18, 2016 - 2:34pm
March 16, 2016
Chef's Hat: Eating comfort foods hits the spot
So, it has been a bad couple of weeks. Several factors have tipped the scales for the past few days: Hectic workdays, too much to do at home, snow that arrived when the yard was almost free of snow and ice; and the ultimate, another deer (yes, another one) that decided to run into...
March 16, 2016 - 3:24pm
February 11, 2016
Baby, it's cold outside
Normally I would be compulsified (you know, it's like compelled, but in poor type grammar talkin') to continue a song if I use just a tiny phrase...
February 11, 2016 - 11:29am
January 16, 2016
My 5-pounds-a-week-less diet
Usually, my recipes should come with a disclaimer: "Warning: Triple bypass guaranteed!" But in light of the New Year's resolution almost everyone makes to lose weight, I thought I should share with you a "diet" that once worked for me. My last year in college I decided I no longer...
January 16, 2016 - 8:00am
January 10, 2016
Chef's Hat: Use a tiny bit of orange in salads, sauces, desserts
For some unknown reason, I found that I had several cans of mandarin oranges in my cupboard. I do like eating these right out of the can, but...
January 10, 2016 - 8:00am
November 20, 2015
Grim's Tales: Modest cooking origins
My cooking experience began as a child. I liked helping my parents, as so many children do. I remember at a very young age always wanting...
November 20, 2015 - 10:58am
October 16, 2015
Chef's Hat: It's time to harvest pumpkins (and seeds)
They're everywhere! Those round, orange fruits that are carved into jack-o-lanterns for Halloween — commonly called pumpkins. I should...
October 16, 2015 - 9:49am
October 5, 2015
Chef's Hat: It was National Breakfast Month
We just missed National Breakfast Month - it was September. Apparently it is not a very popular event as none of the recipe newsletters I get mentioned anything about September being National Breakfast Month. This commemorative month was supposedly designated to raise awareness of...
October 5, 2015 - 11:36pm
August 20, 2015
Chef's Hat recipe: Frozen Peanut Butter Delight
15 vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed 2 tablespoons butter, melted 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup frozen whipped topping thawed 2 small bananas Non-stick cooking spray ...
August 20, 2015 - 2:49pm
Chef's Hat recipe: Brownies on a Stick
(from bettycrocker.com) 1 box (1 pound, 2.4 ounces) Betty Crocker Original Supreme Premium brownie mix Water, vegetable oil and egg (as called for on the brownie box) 15 craft sticks 2/3 cup chocolate chips 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening Assorted decorative...
August 20, 2015 - 2:49pm
Chef's Hat recipe: Banana Split Frozen Treat
1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers, crushed 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar 6 cups chocolate chip ice cream, softened slightly 4 large, firm bananas, sliced 1 jar (11 3/4 ounces) hot fudge topping 1 jar (11 3/4 ounces) pineapple topping 6 cups...
August 20, 2015 - 2:49pm