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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.
    6 Slow Cooker Pantry Staple Recipes for Hunkering Down at Home with Kids
    3 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on March 18, 2020

    Whether you’re trying to work remote or juggling keeping the kids busy while preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and working remote), there's one thing you can count on - your trusty slow cooker. These six slow cooker recipes can be put...

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    Use your blender to make homemade snow cones this summer
    5 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on July 1, 2018

    UPDATED July 1, 2020: Summer is here and that means we’re doing all we can to stay cool. In my house, that usually involves frozen treats—and lots of them. Ice cream, sorbet, popsicles, snow cones, you name it. Why wait for the ice cream truck to...

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    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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    Smoothie Freezer Packs
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on April 18, 2016

    UPDATED June 16, 2020: Summer is here and with it comes an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. As the temperature rises, I can’t resist all the colorful produce at the grocery store this time of year and I usually start to incorporate more...

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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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