Recipes

Hotel Lakeside Dining Room under new management

This summer, the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room will offer more than just delicious meals, but a unique dining experience for the entire family. Announced back in December 2019, the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is now under the management of Chef Stacy Maple, former Director of United Way Ottawa County and Executive Director of Bistro 163 […]

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Taste the Freshness at the Farmers’ Market

Staff Blogger: Rebecca Mullins, Advancement/Communications Intern The Lakeside Business District is usually calm in the mornings with people quietly shuffling in and out of Coffee & Cream sipping on coffee or waiting in line to eat Patio donuts. However, that atmosphere changes twice a week when the vendors for the Farmers’ Market roll in. The […]

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Start a Sweet New Tradition this Easter

Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator The centuries-old practice of building gingerbread houses at Christmastime brings the family together for some creativity and conversation (and maybe a little fun competition). This year, why not carry this tradition into the spring, with a variation for Easter. Try making graham cracker roosts for marshmallow chicks […]

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Dinner & Dessert Recipes: Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken with a Blueberry Tart

Chicken is great for a quick, simple entrée, but it can be easy to get stuck in a rut with this protein. Try this refreshing twist using fresh ingredients like lime and other spices to give your dinner a spicy kick. We’ve also added a sweet dessert recipe to round out the meal. Shop our […]

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Summer Recipe: Broiled Pork Chops with Basil Butter & Summer Squash

This fresh entrée is perfect for any family dinner or backyard get-together with friends. The basil butter is the star of the dish, seasoning the pork and adding a rich flavor to the roasted squash. Most of the ingredients needed for this meal can be purchased at the Farmers’ Market right here in Lakeside. Here’s […]

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Scrumptious Strawberry Pie

With Fourth of July on the horizon, show your patriotic spirit with a classic strawberry pie. This delectable desert is a staple at any summer picnic. Also, it’s easy to make and ingredients, such as fresh strawberries, can be found at be found at our Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday […]

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Summer Recipe: Grilled Steak, Mushroom & Green Bean Salad

Tired of boring, bland salads? Kick off your summer with this refreshing twist using fresh ingredients and a light balsamic vinegar topping. This delicious, simple salad is ideal for a quick lunch or even a hearty dinner. You can buy fresh ingredients for this salad at Lakeside’s Farmers’ Market, which is held from 9 a.m.-12 […]

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Hopping into Spring Harvests

Staff Blogger: Josh Hilgenberg, Journalism/Creative Writer Intern The winter is relenting, and spring is on its way! Not only does that mean we’re only one season away from summer, but it also means there are plenty of ripe fruits and vegetables to start eating. Thinking about spring vegetables, there are two important concepts to keep […]

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Family Recipe: Enjoy a Creamy Potato Soup

Staff Blogger: Josh Hilgenberg, Journalism/Creative Writer Intern This recipe is straight out of my mom’s cookbook – and a darn good one too, as she would say. I’ve been eating this soup for as long as I can remember, and nothing fills you up more on a cold winter day than a bowl of potato […]

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Staff Thanksgiving Recipe: Pumpkin Roll

Staff Blogger: Rena Arter, Digital Communications Intern Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it’s time to start planning the side dishes and desserts to take to that family feast. A Pumpkin Roll is a popular Thanksgiving treat, and this recipe is sure to be a big hit! I found this recipe online and made it […]

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