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    Pat Schweitzer


    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.
    Classic Potato Salad
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on April 27, 2015

            Potato Salad is one of those recipes that I associate with a large summer gathering. Back when I was growing up making the best potato salad was a source of pride for my mom and aunts. Mom’s was pretty good, but Aunt Jane’s was hands down...

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    Torani Skinny Vanilla Latte
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on March 24, 2015

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    Top 7 Healthy Indoor Grilling Recipes
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on February 9, 2015


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    How to Truss a Thanksgiving Turkey
    1 minute read | Written by Pat Schweitzer on November 21, 2014

    Trussing a turkey before putting it in the roaster oven can help it cook evenly and hold in the juices. It also makes for a gorgeous tableside presentation. How do you do it? Let us show you how quick and easy it is in our short video.

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    Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples, Carrots and Rosemary
    1 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on September 24, 2014

    Your family and friends will think you slaved over this flavorful pork roast for hours. We won’t tell them your little secret, but we know all you have to do is toss the pork loin in the slow cooker with some seasoning, fresh fruit and veggies. It’s...

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