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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crow Wing County Most Wanted: December
Santa to be at Ole and Lena's on Saturday
Disabled students learn life lessons with holiday craft sale
Essentia envisions multimillion-dollar investment in downtown Duluth campus
Pequot Lakes: Council approves Trailside Park design items on split vote
Dance: Revolution takes third in Aitkin
Boys Hockey: Lightning lose three games
Crosslake archer takes 26th
Football: Schindel named MVP for Patriots
Wrestling: Road Crew takes 3 of 4 - Team sweeps home triangular
Jerome "Joe" Hines
George E. Schwagerl
Anthony Paul Bjerkness
Walter Ferdinand Williams III (Chic)
Famous people you didn’t know had Minnesota ties
Grace United Methodist to present Christmas cantata
Chef's Hat: Turn to comfort foods for that busy time of year
3 things for better health - Dec. 12
Faith: Pecan pie
Letter to the editor: Losing Laposky is huge loss
Letter to the editor: The old lamplighter
Opinion: How to have a merry Christmas
Cheesehead Chatter: Don't stress about Christmas
Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
letters to the editor
Elmer and Val Stephan
Births - Nov. 26, 2017
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 8, 2016
Chef's Hat: Warm up with these hot drinks
The last couple of weeks have not been ideal for trying new recipes. It was not because of the snowstorm or the holiday or even Black Friday. It was because somewhere in the past few weeks I picked up a cold. It was not a terrible cold by many standards - just annoying, and nothing...
December 8, 2016 - 9:21am
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
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
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
January 8, 2016
Crow Wing Energized: Make recipes healthier with a few easy steps
Cooking from scratch gives people the opportunity to convert some favorite recipes into healthier offerings that still taste great. Denise Cleveland,...
January 8, 2016 - 9:00am
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
September 17, 2015
PL business owner strives to help people eat healthier
Seeds of Sommer has been a part of the Pequot Lakes community for the past five years, and owner Deb Sommers has worked to help those in the...
September 17, 2015 - 12:01pm
July 22, 2015
Merrifield Lions Club to host pig roast Sunday
The Merrifield Lions Club will host its annual Pig Roast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the Merrifield Lions Park on County Road 3. Dinner for $8 will include a hot pork sandwich, sauerkraut, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, cookies and pop or coffee. A hot dog plate for...
July 22, 2015 - 3:38pm
June 25, 2015
Renegade Chef recipe: Beer-Can Chicken
Influenced by Steven Raichlen's BBQ USA Serves 6 Brine: 3/4 cup kosher salt 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup apple juice 3 cinnamon sticks 3 bay leaves 3 quarts water For the chicken: 1 large roasting chicken, about 6 pounds (preferably with 2 legs) 1...
June 25, 2015 - 3:01pm
Renegade Chef: With apologies to my aunt
When I was a kid we had a pet chicken. She was a one-legged hen and we named her Gertrude because she sort of looked like our Aunt Gertrude. In fact, there were some hurt feelings on Aunt Gert's part for obvious reasons. I mean, how many aunties can find flattery when told they...
June 25, 2015 - 3:01pm
June 19, 2015
Country Sampler Picnic slated July 15 in Brainerd
The Country Sampler Picnic will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd, featuring 25 local restaurants, resorts and vendors serving Minnesota treats. Festivities will include square dancing, food sampling, beer tasting, petting zoo, pig roast...
June 19, 2015 - 10:36am
June 16, 2015
Renegade Chef recipe: Rhubarb Cooler
Makes 6 servings 8 stalks rhubarb 8 cups water 1/3 cup sugar Fresh mint sprigs for garnish In a large saucepan combine the rhubarb and water. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 1 hour. Strain the liquid and discard the pulp. Add the sugar and stir...
June 16, 2015 - 9:35am
Renegade Chef recipe: Rhubarb Raspberry Cheesecake Squares
Makes 20 squares 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 18 whole graham crackers 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of salt 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1...
June 16, 2015 - 9:35am