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    Pat Schweitzer

    Pat took an interest in food after her very first cheese tasting for a 4-H club project, and the rest is history. She joined Hamilton Beach as the consumer test kitchen manager, where she develops recipes, tests products, and writes product guides. When she’s not at work perfecting the art of the air-fried French fry, you can probably find her whipping something up in the kitchen with her three grandchildren.
    16 Strawberry Recipes Perfect for Summertime
    3 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on May 27, 2020

    The summer is perfect for all kinds of harvests from our own backyards, local picking patches, farmers markets, or delivery service (can that be considered a harvest). You might find tomatoes, zucchini, herbs, and strawberries. With so many fresh...

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    Barista-Worthy Coffee at Home
    6 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on May 12, 2020

    May I have a vanilla soy latte, no whip with just one pump of vanilla, please? Wait, I’m in my kitchen, still in my pjs. Working from home has perks like staying in those pj bottoms all day, because no one can see them in your video conferences....

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    Teaching Kids to Cook: Start with Breakfast
    4 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on May 7, 2020

    Now is a great time to cook with your kids. More of us are finding ourselves cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner at home, so chances are children are in the kitchen with you anyway. Give them age-appropriate tasks and before you know it, you’ll...

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    Homemade Recipes to Upgrade any Taco Tuesday
    4 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on May 3, 2020

    With Cinco de Mayo falling on Taco Tuesday this year, what better way to celebrate than with a homemade fiesta? Tacos are on my family’s menu pretty frequently, but this year I plan to spice things up by starting my meal with fresh salsa and...

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    How Do You Bake Bread in a Slow Cooker?
    3 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on April 28, 2020

    Baking bread in a slow cooker doesn’t seem like it should work, but it does, and better than you think. I put it to the test in our Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen. To make it easy, I used our Food Processor White Bread recipe. Everything is mixed in...

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    We tried Whipped Coffee and LOVE it!
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on April 21, 2020

    What do you do when self-isolation keeps you from your daily coffee shop run? Make Whipped Coffee, also known as Dalgona Coffee! Named after Dalgona, which is a Korean Sugar Sponge Candy, this whipped coffee is sweet, sticky, and delicious. We...

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    Cook While You Work (from Home): Six Slow Cooker Recipes
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on April 14, 2020

    I have always loved the “walk away” convenience of slow cookers. But in this new time of working from home, home-schooling children, teens taking up all the wi-fi, and fighting with my husband for office space, the slow cooker has become my...

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    How to Make a Fabric Face Mask at Home
    4 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on April 7, 2020

    A big elbow bump to all of you who are pulling out your stacks of fabric scraps to sew face masks for those who need them. While they are not a substitute for personal protective equipment, social distancing and staying home, they can certainly...

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