As summer winds down, everyone is trying to cram as many activities in as possible before the weather settles a cool mantle on the region’s shoulders (hopefully sooner than later). We sure as heck don’t want to spend these last days in the kitchen with the oven blasting more heat. Crockpots are the busy person’s […]Read More from Simplest. Supper. Ever.
I freaking love my spiralizer! A spiralizer is an easy-to-use plastic tool that turns a myriad of fruit and vegetables into “noodles” or curly-cut spirals. It zips through everything from zucchini noodles to curly fries, and it takes less than a minute to sprialize almost any firm veggie or fruit. I, like many, am trying […]Read More from Fast, healthy food: The joy of spiralizing
Yuck! Summer has arrived in the Gateway City. With our eyes gazing longingly to the first day of fall, the rumble emanating from our stomachs reminds us that it can’t wait that long. It wants to be fed now. We’re tired of barbecue already, so what to do? SLPL has thousands of inspiring cookbooks (and […]Read More from It’s too hot to cook
I don’t know about you, but I love BBQ, and I love Mexican food. One of my favorite dishes to make is a mixture of the two, my famous (by my account only) BBQ Chicken Quesadillas. This is a great meal for the whole family. You can customize this dish to serve the taste buds […]Read More from When BBQ and Mexican collide
While roses smell lovely and are beautiful to look at, did you also know there are some wonderful dishes you can make with them? If you've ever read Laura Esquival's love story, Like Water for Chocolate, you know how intoxicating Quail in Rose Petal Sauce can be. If not, we've got the book. And the movie. […]Read More from Everything’s coming up roses . . .
Now that we're seeing some warmer weather and more sunshine, some people I know have been saying they're looking forward to summer art fairs and festivals, and the great street food that accompanies those events. There's just something about that combination of fresh air, sun, and tantalizing smells that make our mouths water. But what […]Read More from Street food at home!
You never know what you'll learn at the library, that's for sure. If you've already started baseball season by having a soft pretzel at a game, I'll bet you didn't know that April is all about soft pretzels. And now that I've written "soft pretzels" a few times, I'll bet you're starting to crave one. […]Read More from Did you know April is National Soft Pretzel month?
April is the prime time to enjoy ramps, a garlicky spring vegetable that seems to pop up right now and then disappear after a few weeks. So what the heck is a ramp? They are wild leeks, most often foraged from shaded, woody areas and for many of us, one of the first signs of […]Read More from It’s time for ramps!
Pi Day is March 14 (naturally). And, what better day than to celebrate with some PIE? You could begin with this book: How to Bake [pi] I met the author of this book and she's absolutely lovely and so enthusiastic that I was convinced this book would erase my childhood trauma of being bad at math. […]Read More from Are you ready for Pi Day ?
Did you know that March is National Flour Month? And also National Peanut Month? If you want to celebrate both at the same time, perhaps some peanut butter baking could fit the bill? We suggest starting with Peanut Butter Sweets by Pamela Bennett. Peanut Butter Sweets Other tasty titles include: Peanut Butter Comfort […]Read More from Flour + Peanut = Multiple reasons to celebrate