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TAG: cooking

Book Gift Ideas You Can Check Out at the Library Before You Buy

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 8, 2021 at 6:00 am

The holiday season is when I love to give books as presents to family and friends. I read a wide variety of titles throughout the year, and inevitably, as I’m reading, I’ll think of someone who will also enjoy the book. So, I’ve complied this list of books that could make great gifts for your loved ones too. I’ve sorted them into interests […]

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Sweet Treat Recipes You Can Make with Chocolate & Cherries

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 2, 2021 at 7:45 am

Here’s the science behind chocolate-covered cherries: the center liquifies inside the chocolate coating. This can make for a fun discussion, especially if you have young helpers in the kitchen. Kids may not believe you at first, but you can drop some culinary science. […]

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Escape screen time this winter

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Several excellent virtual library programs are happening this winter, and we hope to see you at them! We also hope you’re taking breaks from screen time—especially if you’re one of the many people currently working, socializing, and playing virtually these days. Screen time is any time spent in front of a television, […]

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Yum! Instant Pot Cooking class shares recipes & tips for pressure cooking

Posted in News, Uncategorized on December 31, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley My sister gave me an Instant Pot for Christmas several years ago. I didn’t know what it was and had never used a pressure cooker before. But I’m always game to try a new kitchen gadget, so I gave it a whirl. To say it changed everything would be a slight exaggeration, […]

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with family, food, and festivities

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Congratulations! You made it to 2019. I hope the year so far is treating you kindly. If your resolutions are starting to fall by the wayside, or the glum weather is getting to you, don’t worry. There is another chance for a fresh start—the Lunar New Year! As you know, the modern […]

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Gifts of experience for less stress and more joy this holiday season

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole The holiday season is here again! I love the smells of goodies baking in the oven, the peacefulness of the fluffy snow falling outside, and the excited sounds of kids clamoring to get the best spot by the Christmas tree and all the gifts. Usually at our house, that last one is […]

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Delicious creations you can try with December Creator-in-Residence Catee Ng

Posted in News on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge I’ve made a few cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties over the years, usually from a box mix and a tub of frosting. Inevitably, my cake turns out lopsided, my cupcakes are dry, and the frosting is half-melting off the side. I realize that the last one happens because I start baking […]

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Perfect pairings: Recipes to devour while binge watching

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 10, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz I’m a summer person. Long summer days swimming around the lake and baking dry on the shore, hiking through the woods, picking berries, tending to my ever expanding garden—it doesn’t get much better. After a long, sun-drenched day, I want to grill up something yummy and then collapse on the couch for […]

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Beat cabin fever with these creative and (mostly) free activities

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson If your family is like mine, then February is peak cabin fever season. While we still bundle up and go outside occasionally, we don’t last long when the weather is so chilly. This leaves a lot of time spent inside trying to keep ourselves entertained. While we love reading books, watching movies, […]

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Create a Freezer Meal Plan: Save money & indulge in flavor

Posted in News on January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am

In this class led by Meegan Ware, learn the easy way to plan for a week, two weeks, or up to a month in advance for meals. You’ll get yummy recipes for great freezer meals and healthy shortcuts you can always have on hand. Following a plan like this can save you money because you’re […]

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