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Cooking with the Library–Lemon Bars Deluxe

Lemon Bars dessert

I received The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook by Kitty and Lucien Maynard as a gift and baked my way around the country. This recipe is from Windward House in Cape May, New Jersey, and was an instant hit with friends and relatives. It is easy to make and the combination of a shortbread crust and lemony custard filling… read more >>

Cooking with the Library—Shoofly Pie

Shoofly pie

Hello! This is Michele and today we are baking Shoofly Pie in honor of Pi Day, March 14th. My family uses Emeril Lagasse’s recipe, which is found here: Steen’s Cane Syrup Shoofly Pie.   Shoofly Pie is thought to be Pennsylvania Dutch in origin and has a cake-like texture with a molasses bottom layer. A thin molasses layer is called a dry bottom pie, which is Emeril’s… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–Oh, Fudge!

fudge picture

Oh, Fudge!  Chocolate, peanut butter, maple, toffee and vanilla.  All the flavors we know and love, all become a fantastic fusion in fudge.    What is fudge?  It is a type of candy created by mixing sugar, milk and butter to 240 degrees F.  Beating it as it cools creates a smooth and creamy solid, harder than frosting, and softer than… read more >>