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December 13, 2017
Homemade macaroni and cheese is delectable, but a lot of work and very time consuming. So I was quite excited when I ran across a recipe for slow cooker macaroni and cheese. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Turn to comfort foods for that busy time of year
December 13, 2017 - 6:00am
November 24, 2017
There are dozens of recipes giving ideas on ways to use that leftover turkey. Some looked quite appealing, some used ingredients most people would never have on hand, and some just required way too much effort. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Finishing off the turkey
November 24, 2017 - 5:30am
November 15, 2017
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 the flavor of foods when merely sprinkled on top of meats, vegetables, breads or even fruit. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Pack a punch with Parmesan
November 15, 2017 - 8:00am
October 31, 2017
This fall forget the plain old caramel apples. Instead, combine those apples and caramels into a dessert the whole family will enjoy - even though it won't last long. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Take your caramel apple treat up a notch
October 31, 2017 - 9:00am
October 17, 2017
Chef's Hat: For quick cleanup, make it in a mug
October 17, 2017 - 3:30am
October 3, 2017
I have gathered several recipes for slow cooker crockpot chicken and dumplings. By combining and using a few different seasonings, I came up with a recipe that suited my tastes. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but you could replace those with boneless, skinless chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Don't fret when the oven breaks
October 3, 2017 - 5:30am
September 20, 2017
Apples and pumpkins are traditional fall foods and go well in everything from cakes to puddings, and of course, make moist and mouth-watering breads. Enjoy the change of seasons with a piece of apple or pumpkin bread and a mug of your favorite hot beverages. Happy Eating! PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Use apples, pumpkin to bake festive fall breads
September 20, 2017 - 8:00am
September 6, 2017
The traditional meal on a stick is the shish kabob - a combination of about any type of meat and a few vegetables, which is a whole meal in itself. The Grilled Jerk Chicken Kabobs have a bit of a zing. But you can control the heat by adjusting the amount of seasoning you sprinkle over the top before grilling. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Have fun with food on a stick
September 6, 2017 - 8:00am
August 16, 2017
Hamburger with onion bun and baked zuchinni.
Chef's Hat: Here's a new twist on an old vegetable
August 16, 2017 - 7:00am
August 7, 2017
Chef's Hat: Mini pies are all the rage
August 7, 2017 - 5:00am
July 11, 2017
Fresh herb butter on a cutting board. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Flavored butters are a cook's secret weapon
July 11, 2017 - 7:30am
June 28, 2017
Foil pack recipes can be made with just a few ingredients. I've been experimenting with foil packs for quite some time. A few weeks ago I received several recipes in my email that I started trying. The Italian Seasoned Chicken and Veggies takes a bit of prep time but I'd highly advise giving it a try. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: For fast cleanup, try foil packet recipes
June 28, 2017 - 7:00am
June 13, 2017
Chef's Hat: Lemonade - it's sunshine in a glass
June 13, 2017 - 4:00am
May 31, 2017
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.</p><p>This is a vegetable that takes many years of tender caring to get it to fruition. It seems like people either love this vegetable or hate it. There is a lot to love. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Chef's Hat: Asparagus - four years in the making
May 31, 2017 - 6:00am
May 16, 2017
Chef's Hat: Don't hesitate to use that forgotten broiler in oven
May 16, 2017 - 8:30am