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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Missing pregnant woman found dead in Chippewa National Forest: Autopsy scheduled for 27-year-old from Akeley in Cass County
Applications sought for state board, committee vacancies
Nisswa, Forestview Future Problem Solving students advance to state
Crow Wing County schedules road maintenance
After Parkland: Area educators delve into school security measures
Taking the classroom to the lake
Second golden eagle captured and released at Camp Ripley
Area Female Athlete: PR-B's Rainwater eyeing an offensive game
Dance: Revolution performs year-end show
Boys basketball: JV Patriots win one of two
Larry D. Johnson
Donna Rae Wood
Margaret Adelle Nacey
Geraldine "Gerry" E. Reaser
Pets of the Week
Senior Menus: Feb. 19-23, 2018
Chef's Hat: It's time to lighten up your meals
Card games: Feb. 17, 2018
Heritage houseplants: Readers share stories of long-living plants
Commentary: Liars required for 'fake news' to proliferate
The Cracker Barrel: Feeding the birds
Faith Column: Transcendent truth
Browser: Keep reading to earn your mug
The Last Windrow: Remembering a boy's first adventure with family rifle
letters to the editor
Shh...It's a Surprise
Births: Jan. 27, 2018
Jay and Marilyn Brutsman -
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
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...
10 hours 55 min ago
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
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