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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Backus Legion officers installed
Ruttger Family honored for philanthropy
Smaller turnout, bigger fish at week 4 of Hackensack fishing contest
Making the Grade: July 15, 2018
Outdoor Notes for July 15
Golf results - July 12, 2018
Danecdotes: Fan voting affects all-star games
KLICK! - Run for the Walleye
PL 9U team league champs
Edward R. Van Beek
Jevonne M. Ness
Julius Clifford Matson
Michael T. Koering
Backus Legion Auxiliary makes donation
Card games: July 2-6, 2018
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
Chef's Hat: For a sweet treat, grill fruit
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish to hold capital fund drive
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
Letter to the editor: Thank you, Pequot Lakes police
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
Cheesehead Chatter: Farewell to Echoland
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
July 11, 2018
Chef's Hat: For a sweet treat, grill fruit
Fruit is one of the easiest foods to grill, yet seems to be something people never think about putting on the grill. When you grill fruit, the...
July 11, 2018 - 7:00am
June 26, 2018
Chef's Hat: Tips to try the ever-versatile egg roll
There are times when things don't come together as planned. That was what happened with this week's attempt at trying new recipes. What was originally going to be a column about spring rolls didn't quite work out. The first problem arose when someone walked out of the house without...
June 26, 2018 - 6:30am
June 13, 2018
Chef's Hat: Use versatile strawberry in salads, sandwiches
The great thing about strawberries is they go well with pretty much everything. Throw them in your breakfast cereal in the morning or on your...
June 13, 2018 - 6:30am
May 27, 2018
Chef's Hat: It's avocado time, and they're packed with nutrients
In case, you haven't noticed, avocados have been plentiful in area stores. California avocados start popping up in stores in May, reach peak...
May 27, 2018 - 3:00am
May 11, 2018
Chef's Hat: Add a bit of kick to traditional meatloaf
Meatloaf has always been one of my favorite dishes. It is an old standby and one of those recipes where the leftovers tend to be better than...
May 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
April 29, 2018
Chef's Hat: It's finally time to fire up the grill
With spring finally making its arrival, it's definitely time to break out the grill. Remember, that grill has been sitting in a garage (or perhaps...
April 29, 2018 - 10:00am
April 15, 2018
Chef's Hat: Make your own rotisserie chicken
One of the easiest ways to prepare a meal is to stop at the deli and pick up a rotisserie chicken. Heat up a vegetable, throw a roll in the oven...
April 15, 2018 - 10:00am
April 1, 2018
Chef's Hat: Twice baked potatoes are twice as nice
Growing up, baked potatoes were just that - potatoes thrown in an oven, baked and served with a bit of butter, salt and pepper and maybe some...
April 1, 2018 - 9:00am
March 17, 2018
Chef's Hat: Sweet potatoes provide a twist on tater tots
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...
March 17, 2018 - 3:00am
March 3, 2018
Chef's Hat: Cooking with coconut oil
A few weeks ago I bought a jar of coconut oil for a recipe I was trying out. The recipe turned out quite well, but of course I have not made...
March 3, 2018 - 11:00am
February 18, 2018
Chef's Hat: It's time to lighten up your meals
The last few weeks of bitter cold have driven a lot of us to eat soups, stews and heavier type meals. Maybe it is wishful thinking, but it sure...
February 18, 2018 - 11:00am
January 21, 2018
Chef's Hat: Be creative when making stuffed chicken breasts
Even though the recipes can be quite simple, stuffed chicken breasts make an elegant dish and are great for gatherings as well as for every night...
January 21, 2018 - 9:00am
December 25, 2017
Chef's Hat: Warm up on a cold day with hot chocolate
Let's face it, those little packets you add water to are easy, but they really are not hot chocolate. But in a pinch, or if you are short of...
December 25, 2017 - 8:00am
December 13, 2017
Chef's Hat: Turn to comfort foods for that busy time of year
Some people thrive on the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. But sometimes battling the crowds, finding the perfect gift and planning just...
December 13, 2017 - 6:00am
November 24, 2017
Chef's Hat: Finishing off the turkey
Thanksgiving is a great day of family, friends and feasting. It is a well-planned meal with everyone's favorite dishes. The thing that usually...
November 24, 2017 - 5:30am