When I think of the ultimate comfort food, I always think of noodles. And evidently I am not the only one. The consumption of noodles increases by 20% in the months of January February, and March.
The recipe assistants have been busy again. We had a request for “salad bread” and a chocolate chip bread pudding with a vanilla sauce. The patron wanted one that was similar to one that her mother had made with French bread, cheese, tomatoes, and green peppers. This was all baked or broiled. The first recipe [...]
For those of you that cook, herbs and spices are really important to bring out the flavor in food. Whether it be macaroni and cheese or roasted salmon, herbs and spices can make plain food into something divine. If you would like to know more about herbs and spices, check out the program on spices at the library. It [...]
The recipe assistants received another request for easy, flaky pie crust. So, here are two that we think fit the bill. The first recipe comes from SimplyRecipies.com Perfect Pie Crust Recipe Ingredients All Butter Crust for Sweet and Savory Pies (Pâte Brisée) 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 1 cup (2 sticks [...]
The recipe assistants were asked for some different and special recipes that are budget friendly and that children might like. The person requesting the recipes has already tried ham, turkey and a mexican dinner. The first recipe and we are giving is for a roast chicken. Now I know that does not sound very special but this [...]
It’s that time again when we start thinking about what we are going to be eating for the holidays. From the roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, and stuffing to all the wonderful desserts, the holidays are a special time for great food. Because I love to cook, I normally entertain at my house. Sometimes if I [...]
The winner of the new Barefoot Contessa cookbook is David Thomason. Congratulations to David and thanks to all that participated. Remember, the cooking neighborhood is the place for cookbooks and recipes for your holiday or any day cooking. Happy cooking and happy holidays!!
A few weeks ago, I was in Kansas City seeing Ina Garten. For those of you that don’t know, Ina Garten is a cookbook author and is also known as the Barefoot Contessa. I have all of her cookbooks and I really love her recipes. Instead of just getting one cookbook, I got two and [...]
It’s that time of year again when I start thinking about what I am going to cook for Thanksgiving. But instead of probably thinking about the main course my first thought goes to what kind of bread should I make. This year I have found a recipe that I am going to try. It is [...]
The recipe assistants had a request for recipes for using almond milk. Almond milk is a liquid made from almonds. It is a nondairy product with half the calories of milk. We were asked to find a recipe for ice cream and here is one that we found. Vegan Rocky Road Ice Cream (Adapted from [...]
The recipe assistants received two requests for recipe assistance. The first request is for chicken noodle soup. Here are the ones that we picked. The first one is from Ina Garten from her book Barefoot Contessa family style: Easy ideas and recipes that make everyone feel like family. Chicken Noodle SoupServes 6 1 whole (2 [...]