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Slow Cookers Rock!

Have you ever wanted to come home at the end of a long day and walk into your house to smell a wonderful aroma because dinner was already cooked? I know that I have and that’s where my slow cooker comes into play. I had never realized how much a slow cooker could make my […]

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All I need is…the Cooking Neighborhood

Take it from a foodie, everyone should come by the Cooking Neighborhood.

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2015 Edible Book Festival Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Edible Book Festival! You can see all the 2015 Edible Book entries on our Flickr page. Thank you to all of our edible book artists, visitors, and voters. It’s audience participation that makes this event so much fun.

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The Candid Memoir All or Nothing

Jesse Schenker is a rising star in the culinary world with two restaurants, Recette and The Gander. He is a James Beard semifinalist and has received wonderful reviews and has made numerous top lists both as a chef and for his restaurants. His life wasn’t…

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The Best of British Baking

  Is anyone else watching The Great British Baking Show?*  It’s on PBS on Sunday nights and I’ve been obsessed for the past two months.  It’s just so very British – from the gorgeous estate where they set up the competition tent, to the Union Jack bunting everywhere, to the way they call cookies “biscuits” […]

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Baking and Cooking for the Holidays

The decorations are up, the holiday music is playing, but it’s not really “the holidays” until you can smell those delicious buttery cookies baking! Find your goodies in the library’s Cooking Neighborhood.

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Simply Snack Time!

The holidays are quickly approaching and with that comes, at least for me, the feeling that I just don’t have enough time. In the age of social media, I constantly see people posting all these pictures of amazing snack foods that they are taking to various get-togethers. I see intricately decorated cookies and perfectly designed […]

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Good Food Fast!

  Have you ever reached dinner time and wished that there was a good home-cooked meal there, but you just know that you don’t have time to make it? I know that I have. When I first learned how to cook, I assumed that meals took forever to make, so it must be easier to […]

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Can someone else make dinner?

Can someone else make dinner? Please? I don’t know about you, but I’ve asked myself that question so many times! Most of the time, I still have to make dinner and the next best thing to having someone else make dinner is having something that can be quickly and easily assembled so that I don’t […]

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7 Reasons You’ll Love the Monday Farmers Market

It’s farmers market season, and you can get your market “fix” at the library! It’s so convenient to pick up some produce and your books.

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Let’s Jam

Summer is coming and if you’re like me, you are ready for some delicious fresh fruit. I spent many hours as a kid picking fruit from my great aunt’s cherry tree, and then many more hours removing the pits. My brother, sister & I would lean precariously off step ladders under the trees trying to […]

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2014 Edible Book Festival Results!

And the winners are…Click title to view Best In Show March of the Penguins by Nessa Johnson 1st Runner-up BBQ Queens’ Big Book of Barbecue by Gwendolyn Hughes Most Likely To Be Devoured Chocolate Heart by Robin Burke Best Play on Words Everyone Poops by Winter and Angie Frendle Congratulations to the winners! You can […]

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