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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 four grandchildren.
    Banana nut muffins
    1 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on April 13, 2021

    Who doesn’t love a delicious, freshly baked banana nut muffin? It is one of my favorite things! And since muffins are so quick to make, I can stir up the ingredients and have them hot and ready from my toaster oven in about 20 minutes.

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    Air fryer bacon and sausage
    1 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on March 30, 2021

    Air fryers have found their way into many kitchens. This popular and versatile appliance comes in all different shapes and sizes and can be used to make so many delicious recipes. A great way to use your air fryer is to make bacon and sausage in...

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    DIY muffins
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on March 25, 2021

    What is your favorite muffin flavor? Is it blueberry? Does your family prefer a different type? Maybe the kids love chocolate chip muffins and grandma likes cinnamon streusel. With this DIY guide, we'll show you how to make everyone's favorite...

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    4 brunch board ideas your family will love
    4 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on March 10, 2021

    Back in the days when we happily filled plates at buffet spreads or shared small plates at our favorite tapas restaurants, charcuterie boards were a hot trend. The large boards laden with meats, cheeses, olives, spreads and breads were...

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    Slow cooker Brunswick stew
    1 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on February 18, 2021

    If you are from Virginia or Georgia, the origins of Brunswick Stew could start a turf war. Virginians claim it was named for its’ own Brunswick County. Those in the state of Georgia insist it originated in the city of Brunswick, Georgia. With a...

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    Make from home: medicine ball tea
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on February 16, 2021

    Don’t you love it when you discover a “secret” menu item that your favorite restaurant will make just for you? Apparently, the "medicine ball tea" at Starbucks®* is a secret no more. So many people were talking about it, we had to give it a try.

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    Meatless Monday all week long
    4 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on June 8, 2020

    These days plant-based proteins like ground meats and burgers, sausages or chicken are becoming increasingly popular. And now you can find them everywhere from grocery stores to fast food restaurants. Since these plant proteins are more available...

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    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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