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  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is maybe one of our simpler holidays. We give thanks for what we have and we eat good food. The giving thanks part usually doesn't require a lot of preparation; maybe just a few minutes quiet consideration. The good food, on the other hand, can sometimes be a challenge. Last November...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 11-03-2012
  • My Cooking Class Book Series

    A new series of cookbooks has recently caught my attention. The My Cooking Class series includes Vegetable Basics , Sauce Basics , Chocolate Basics , Steaming Basics and Middle Eastern Basics . All the books have large color photographs to illustrate every recipe. I'm looking forward to spending...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 03-22-2011
  • Halloween is Almost Here

    Halloween is almost here and new books for Halloween have been arriving at the library over the past month. Here are the two that have me most excited: Ghoulish Goodies by Sharon Bowers is a whole 150-page cookbook just for Halloween! Extreme Halloween by Tom Nardone covers a broader range of Halloween...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 10-01-2009
  • Cooking Knowledge for College: Vegetarian Edition

    When I decided to become a vegetarian in the fall of my third year at University of Southern Indiana, Carole Raymond's Student's Vegetarian Cookbook quickly became a favorite of mine. It isn't intimidating like a lot of the vegetarian cookbooks I'd looked at before it. Its recipes generally...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 09-02-2009
  • Cooking Knowledge for College

    If you're ready to try cooking something more than Hamburger Helper, check out these books: College Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends by Megan & Jill Carle, The Healthy College Cookbook by Alexandra Nimetz, Jason Stanley & Emeline Starr and The Everything College Cookbook: 300 Hassle...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 09-01-2009
  • Do You Love Tomatoes? I Love Tomatoes!

    So far, I have recieved tomatoes from three different gardens this year, which is great because I love tomatoes! They're beautiful and taste good with almost anything; one of my favorite, simple things to do is put them on a grilled cheese sandwich. Yum! Last week, a new cookbook, The Too Many Tomatoes...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 08-15-2009
  • My Favorite Baking Book

    In January, I made a New Year's Resolution (even though I don't like New Year's Resolutions) to cook and bake more. I've used recipes from many sources but some of the best have been from Baking Illustrated by the editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine. I've made the banana bread...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 05-08-2009
  • Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise - Ruth Reichl

    Daphne Durham ( says “Ruth Reichl is a wonderful memoirist--a funny, poignant, and candid storyteller whose books contain a happy mix of memories, recipes, and personal revelations.” This is a great description of Reichl's book Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by HRevvdon@evpl on 12-28-2008
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