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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.
    Introduction to Sous Vide Cooking
    4 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on October 7, 2016

    Sous what? Sous vide (pronounced sue veed) is a method of cooking often used by restaurant chefs. But now sous vide cooking is available to the home cook, thanks to appliances like the Hamilton Beach Professional Sous Vide and 6 QT Slow Cooker....

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    Get Inspired to Spiralize: Spicy Cucumber Salad
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on May 9, 2016

    Have you ever heard of “zoodles?” Zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles, are spiralized zucchini that are often served as a low-calorie replacement for pasta. 

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    Asparagus and Chicken Penne Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on February 24, 2016

    You can easily put together a weeknight meal using chicken, penne pasta, and asparagus. This recipe is one of our favorite pasta dinners, thanks to the flavorful lemon butter pan sauce.

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    Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells with Spinach
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on February 3, 2016

    Did you know you can cook pasta in the slow cooker?  We took raw pasta shells and cooked them directly in the slow cooker for our Stuffed Shells with Spinach.

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    Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes: Loaded Potato and Ham Soup
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on December 28, 2015

    Leftover ham from a holiday feast can lay the groundwork for an amazing soup sure to get rave reviews from the whole family. Lose the beans and instead bring on the potatoes. This hearty soup fuses the flavor of loaded potatoes with ham for a...

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    Holiday Desserts: Chocolate Gingerbread Mini Bundt Cakes
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on December 9, 2015

    Is there a holiday flavor any more festive than gingerbread? We combine this seasonal favorite with chocolate to make single-serving mini bundt cakes. The process is easy as pie, er... cake, especially with the help of an Eclectrics® stand mixer.

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    10 Tips for Turkey Day
    6 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on November 9, 2015

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    Party Crock Couscous with Feta and Tomatoes
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on September 1, 2015

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