TAG: cooking

Salsa & Soup: Recipe Fiesta

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on August 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Soup By Kelsey Hudson While I’m always up for baking some complicated recipe, when it comes to cooking, I keep it as simple as possible. I like it best when recipes come together quickly (and without too much mess), and can be used in a few different ways. For that reason, I’m happy to share my recipe for […]

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Home Sweet Home

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_HSH By Kim Harshberger I would like to take a minute to talk to you about jam. My love affair with jam is long lived. Jam was one of the many things my grandmother canned. I remember her pulling a quilted jar from her basement stash, bringing it upstairs, and pulling off the layer of wax […]

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Think Inside the Box

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on June 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_GardenBox By Kim Harshberger Last fall, I made some sweeping changes to my family’s diet. With a husband who has a family history of diabetes and arthritis, growing kids, and me constantly feeling crummy, I decided to look deeply at the one thing we do every single day: eat. I wouldn’t say that we ate particularly […]

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Meet a Modern Apple Annie

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_AppleAnnie Anna Kestell is a certified Food Safety/Preservation Information Specialist for WSU Spokane County Extension. Anna has been involved with food preservation since childhood and is eager to share her expertise and knowledge. Most importantly, sharing current, research-backed information on food preservation styles to assure that your food preservatio […]

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Unlock Your Inner Cook

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_BigLibraryRead by Debra Park This year’s Big Library Read book is Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp. From February 18 through March 5, 2014 Aida’s comprehensive guide to becoming a more accomplished, adventurous cook will be available to all Spokane County Library District eBook users at the same time – no waiting […]

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DIY Magic Bullet

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_magicbullet by Amber W. A couple of years ago my spouse dropped my glass Cuisinart blender pitcher and it broke. No big deal, easy to replace right? Wrong. The cost of a replacement, even a used one, was nearly the same price as a replacement blender! But in my searching for a new pitcher I stumbled […]

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5 Ingredient Cooking for Tweens (with Minimal Supervision)

Posted in kids on January 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_5ingredientcooking by Amber W. Couldn’t make our Tween 5 Ingredient Cooking program this summer? Don’t worry; here are the kid approved recipes. And if you like these, check out our cookbooks for kids, tweens, and teens. Salad Kabobs with Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients: ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar ¾ cup Olive Oil Salt and pepper to taste […]

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Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_PumpkinCake by Corrine W. It seems like every year there’s an easy to make pumpkin recipe that everyone seems to be trying. This year, I am making a Pumpkin Crunch Cake. Eat it hot or cold for a snack or (my favorite) with some butter pecan ice cream! Try it for yourself and tell me what […]

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Let’s Decorate Cakes!

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

ED_Feature_CakeDecor A few months ago we had a teen program on cake decorating, but we discovered that the adults wanted to come, too. You spoke and we listened! Learn basic cake decorating, borders, flowers, writing, and simple decoration. Connie Kinghorn is a professional cake decorator who started baking and decorating at age 16. She’s worked at several baker […]

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