Art in YA Fiction

Hello, art lovers! A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes words paint a pretty awesome picture, too. And these YA books featuring art create some pretty fantastic portraits of their characters. After all, writing is a form of art! So take some time to give your brushes and pencils a rest so you… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–Fruit Pizza Cookies

One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh fruit that I can get and all the things I can make with it. A couple of years ago, I stumbled across a sugar cookie fruit pizza recipe that was a massive hit with my family. It’s basically a desert pizza made with sugar… read more >>

Taz and Friends: Animals Down Under in Australia

  When you hear Tasmanian devil do you automatically think of a famous cartoon character? Perfectly understandable! But how much do you know about the real-life animal? Tasmanian devils live in Australia, a continent that is brimming with wacky, adorable, and sometimes terrifying creatures! Follow the links below to experience some of Australia’s most interesting… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–Keto Sugar-Free Mini Cheesecakes

Even people who are cutting carbs and sugar crave a tasty dessert now and then. These mini cheesecakes are the perfect treat. I discovered this delicious recipe at the Green and Keto website.     I made a few adjustments to this recipe. First, I eliminated the almond flour because my son has severe nut… read more >>

Family Cooking 

Do you have a secret recipe passed down from generation to generation? These authors do! Cooking and baking are traditions as valuable and deep as any. It’s a big day when you finally get to learn how to make those delicious meatballs or see what special ingredient your aunt uses in her shortbread. The best… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–Sweet Potato Casserole

My dear friend says that she told her growing children that sweet potatoes are the candy of vegetables. And, she is right! This is the holiday dish my family fights over the most, and is loaded with great vitamins for good health, far better than a regular potato. Sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and beta-carotene (a provitamin… read more >>

Instant eating: Instant Pot Cookbooks

Instant Pot electric slow cookers have become insanely popular. These books will send you on your way to making great meals in a fraction of the time.   The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante– More than 75 simple, delicious recipes fill this Instant Pot-authorized collection. Available as an eBook from OverDrive and for… read more >>

Fair Favorites – Funnel Cakes and Lemon Shakes

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about the fair is the food! Corn dogs, cinnamon rolls, elephant ears, funnel cakes and lemon shakes, they are all such a treat. Here are some recipes and resources to inspire you to enjoy some fair food at home.     Fair-Style Lemon Shake… read more >>

Fiction about Food

Do you need books that can make your mouth water? Food can be as important in fiction as characters, and we don’t have to turn to a cookbook for delicious descriptions. Try some of these books if you’ve got food on the brain: Like Water for Chocolate  by Laura Esquivel Tita is cursed being the youngest… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–Fire-Grilled Elotes

  There’s one sure-fire way (pun intended) to make sure that everyone at your campout has a great and delicious time in the wilderness – Campfire Elotes! For those of you not in the know, “elote” means corn on the cob and this recipe combines grilled corn on the cob with a bunch of other… read more >>

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