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    Pat Schweitzer

    Website: http://bit.ly/HB-test-kitchen

    Pat Schweitzer was the consumer test kitchen manager at Hamilton Beach for many years and retired at the end of 2021. She received her degree in home economics education from the University of Minnesota and found her way to Virginia. Pat worked as a teacher, seafood marketer, restaurant critic, and food writer before landing at Reynolds Consumer Products as a test kitchen economist and media spokesperson. She then oversaw the Hamilton Beach Consumer Test Kitchen, where she developed recipes, tested products, and wrote product guides. Pat was inspired by her mother, who loved to garden, cook, can, and bake for their family of seven. Now retired, you can probably find her whipping up something in the kitchen for her four grandchildren.
    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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    Baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia for Two
    1 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on August 26, 2015

    Perfect for busy weeknights and the back-to-school season ahead, it only takes a few simple ingredients to make this quick and easy fish entree. The tilapia is baked with a mixture of parmesan, panko and Italian seasonings for a delicious crunch...

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    Rosemary-Skewered Vegetable Kabobs
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on July 14, 2015

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    Your 4th of July Weekend in 10 Easy Recipes
    3 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on July 1, 2015

    Celebrate the Fourth of July in high culinary style with Everyday Good Thinking and Hamilton Beach! Find our favorite red, white and blue recipes, picnic and party foods, and patriotic grilling greats from our test kitchen experts.

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    Afternoon Energy Boost Chai Smoothie
    1 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on June 15, 2015

    You know that point in the afternoon when everyone at work starts getting sleepy at their desks and the coffee maker in the break room gets its second workout of the day? As people try to caffeinate their way through the afternoon slump, it’s not...

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