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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Faith in Action fundraiser raffle surpasses goal
Help support veterans during holidays
Brainerd School Board: District 181 approves 3 percent levy increase
Nisswa Women's Club announces donations
Building plans for Brainerd schools ISD 181 final: Now it's up to voters in April
CLC launches Raider Athletics Capital Campaign
Inside the Outdoors: First ice is a timeless temptation
Caution urged for snowmobilers
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Another winter woodpecker shows itself
Area students take part in snowmobile safety
Walter Ferdinand Williams III (Chic)
Elaine Alice Aune
George L. Crust
Murvin W. Wickham
Andrew Edward Dambowy
3 things for better health - Dec. 12
Faith: Pecan pie
Crosslake church to host Christmas tea for women, girls
Browser: 'Tis the season
Food column: Find better health by eating the Mediterranean way
Opinion: How to have a merry Christmas
Cheesehead Chatter: Don't stress about Christmas
Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
The Last Windrow: The story of Clausey Sands
Opinion: A snapshot does not tell the whole story
letters to the editor
Elmer and Val Stephan
Births - Nov. 26, 2017
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
November 15, 2017
Chef's Hat: Pack a punch with Parmesan
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...
November 15, 2017 - 8:00am
October 31, 2017
Chef's Hat: Take your caramel apple treat up a notch
Fall means shorter days, cooler weather and a large variety of apples hitting the produce section of grocery stores. One thing that goes amazingly...
October 31, 2017 - 9:00am
October 17, 2017
Chef's Hat: For quick cleanup, make it in a mug
In the last week or two I received several emails with recipes for preparing dishes in a mug. This is not practical if you're feeding a crowd,...
October 17, 2017 - 3:30am
October 3, 2017
Chef's Hat: Don't fret when the oven breaks
The last time I used the oven I noticed the element turned a bright red. Never a good sign. The next time I turned the oven on, nothing - no...
October 3, 2017 - 5:30am
September 20, 2017
Chef's Hat: Use apples, pumpkin to bake festive fall breads
With the temperature dropping a bit, there is nothing more satisfying than walking into the house and smelling bread baking. Banana bread is...
September 20, 2017 - 8:00am
September 6, 2017
Chef's Hat: Have fun with food on a stick
A few weeks ago, someone asked if I was getting ready for winter. When it's early August, it still seems like there is a big chunk of summer...
September 6, 2017 - 8:00am
August 16, 2017
Chef's Hat: Here's a new twist on an old vegetable
In the last few weeks, area gardens have been popping with produce. And, just like every year, my neighbors' gardens have an overabundance of...
August 16, 2017 - 7:00am
August 7, 2017
Chef's Hat: Mini pies are all the rage
There's something special about having a whole pie to yourself - even if it is a mini pie. You can honestly say, "I ate the whole thing all by myself!" Mini pies are also a great dish to take to parties or family get-togethers because there is no cutting required. These pies can be...
August 7, 2017 - 5:00am
July 11, 2017
Chef's Hat: Flavored butters are a cook's secret weapon
An extremely simple way to add magic to almost any dish is by topping it off with flavored butter. Flavored butters are also known as compound...
July 11, 2017 - 7:30am
June 28, 2017
Chef's Hat: For fast cleanup, try foil packet recipes
It doesn't matter if you are using a grill, campfire or the plain old oven in your kitchen, foil packet recipes are a great way to go when you...
June 28, 2017 - 7:00am
June 13, 2017
Chef's Hat: Lemonade - it's sunshine in a glass
There is nothing more refreshing and nothing that says summer more than a glass of fresh lemonade. This delightful summertime drink is available in frozen concentrates and powders you mix with water and, of course, premade lemonade comes in bottles and cans. But once you make lemonade...
June 13, 2017 - 4:00am
May 31, 2017
Chef's Hat: Asparagus - four years in the making
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. This is a...
May 31, 2017 - 6:00am
May 16, 2017
Chef's Hat: Don't hesitate to use that forgotten broiler in oven
A few weeks ago I was discussing recipes with a friend and I was surprised to hear that she had never used the broiler in her oven. I don't know if it's because I'm short on time or because I find broiling an easy cooking method, but I use my broiler once or twice a week. Broiling...
May 16, 2017 - 8:30am
April 30, 2017
Chef's Hat: Enjoy the start of warm weather with a juicy steak
With warmer weather slowly coming into the lakes area, there's been quite a few nights lately when the smell of a charcoal grill has filled the evening air. About anything grilled is good - hamburgers, chicken, pork chops - but what quite a few people, including myself, really enjoy...
April 30, 2017 - 5:30am