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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.
    How to Peel, Core and Chop an Apple
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on October 29, 2013

    There are a number of recipes this time of year that call for apples that are peeled, cored and sliced or chopped. You’ll be making applesauce, apple pie and apple crumble in no time. Here’s how to do it.

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    How to Take the Temperature of a Turkey or Chicken
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on October 17, 2013

    The most accurate way to determine if poultry is done is to use a meat thermometer, and there are many different kinds available. It is important to use one to ensure cooked meats have reached a safe temperature, and also to prevent overcooking.

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    How to Cut and Prepare Butternut Squash
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on October 16, 2013

    Slicing hard butternut squash can be tricky because it is dense and tough, but we have a how-to guide that will make preparing your favorite winter squash dish a breeze. If you want to bake halves of squash in the skins (as pictured above),...

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    How To Frost a Cupcake
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on October 4, 2013

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    Halloween Cupcakes
    1 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on October 3, 2013

    It’s finally October, a month full of costumes, parties, tricks and treats. The kids will be invited to parties and they will be excited to show off their favorite sweets. Make these entertaining Halloween-themed cupcakes as a family for a spooky...

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    Coffee Week Part 2: Hot Coffee Recipes from the Test Kitchen
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on September 25, 2013

    This week, we are celebrating coffee week and today we are diving into the topic of hot coffee. There are hundreds of ways to make it, and everyone has their own version of the ideal cup. Do you drink your coffee black or do you take it with...

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    The Ultimate Guide to Trussing a Chicken and a Rotisserie Chicken Recipe
    6 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on September 17, 2013

    How To Truss a Chicken Start with a length of string about 4-5 times the length of the bird. You want to have enough, especially if you are trussing for rotisserie cooking, so measure off some more if you need to. Set your chicken on a flat...

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    Understanding Cuts of Beef
    2 minute read Written by Pat Schweitzer on September 6, 2013

     

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