cooking

Cupcakes You've Never Known Before

What's New, Cupcake?Hello, Cupcake!You'll have no trouble finding books about making and decorating cupcakes, but you'll have a hard time finding better books on the subject than Karen Tack & Alan Richardson's books: What's New, Cupcake? and 

Unusual Cookbooks

 

Browse the library shelves and you'll find thousands of cookbooks with typical variations on burgers, casseroles, pizzas, desserts, vegetarian dishes, drinks, etc.  But why bring home a regular recipe when you can try one of these unusual cookbooks instead?

 

Holiday Cooking

If you're like a lot of people, you're gearing up for the holiday season.  And what would the holidays be without food?  If you're in need of a new recipe to spice up your typical gathering, the library has quite a selection to choose from.

Whether you're looking for new ways to serve turkey, better bread recipes, more casserole dishes or sweeter desserts, you can find what you need on the shelves of your local HCPL branch.  

Pioneer Woman Cooking

The Pioneer Woman If you've never heard of the Pioneer Woman, you've been missing out.  Miss out no longer because here's the scoop: Ree Drummond, otherwise known as the Pioneer Woman, lives in Oklahoma on a cattle ranch and loves to cook.  Originally from Los Angeles, this city dweller ended up marrying a cowboy and settling down on a farm.  She has been blogging about her ranch experiences and cooking adventures on her website since 2005. 

Holiday Shortcuts

The holidays are here and you may still have dozens of items on your to-do list.  Cleaning, cooking, decorating!  There's so much to finish before your friends and relatives visit.  You almost need a

Famous TV Chefs

I don't cook much.  My oven still looks like it came off the showroom floor.  And when Hurricane Ike rolled around, nothing much changed for me food-wise.  Peanut butter and crackers?  No problem.  Soup or beans?  I have it covered with my trusty can-opener.

When I have electricity, I'm a microwaving master.  I have amazing button-pushing skills.  But cooking something?  Actually throwing things together?  Measuring, chopping, preheating, baking?  No.  That would be disastrous.

Recipes for the ingredients you already have

A few weeks ago, I peeled and sliced a couple of peaches for the kids for lunch and after all the work preparing peaches the kids barely ate any. So I was left with a bowl of yummy fresh peaches and nothing to do with them. On a whim, I decided I wanted to make a peach crisp, but needed to find a recipe that would work with the ingredients I had in my kitchen. After searching for a while and looking through several recipes, I finally found one that would work. But if I'd known about SuperCook, I could have typed in "peaches" and all the other ingredients I had on hand and found a list of recipes I could make without a trip to the grocery store. Try out SuperCook sometime! You might find it's fun and easy to whip up something tasty on a whim!

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TasteSpotting

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TasteSpotting.com offers a visual feast for the eyes which hopefully later translates to deliciousness in your tummy.  TasteSpotting offers a self-proclaimed "highly visual potluck of recipes, references, experiences, stories, articles, products, and anything else that inspires exquisite taste."  All the recipes found on the website are from users (like you or me) who have websites or blogs stuffed with tasty recipes and images.

Julie & Julia - The Books

Julie & JuliaDo you like to read the book before the movie comes out?  Or do you see the movie & then the book?  I sometimes find I'm disappointed by the movie because the book is SO much better. 

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