cookbooks

Monster Snacking

Kids, are you hungry? How about cyclops eyes or swampy s'mores? Does a giant squid sandwich tempt your tummy? These delicious dishes and more are available in A Monster Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids. The book provides instructions and step-by-step photos on how to make simple snacks with a monster theme. It's a ghoulish good time! 

Happy Thanksgiving from us

To all of you, from all of us, Happy Thanksgiving. Although this year continues to be difficult for many, the joy and gratitude you have extended to us has been heartwarming. It's always a pleasure to serve you, and when we can also lighten your load a little, it's extra special. 

We've created a Thanksgiving tree on our Round Wall and many of our customers have expressed their thankfulness for their lives and loved ones in the form of messages on leaves. Every day the tree grows and fills out and embroiders our lobby with color . May your Thanksgiving weekend be similarly rich and joyful.            

A Book Can Be A Great Tool!

Health and fitness are always high on the list when it comes to New Years Resolutions. So if,  you made a resolution is to eat less processed foods and make healthier choices, I would like to suggest one of my favorite books.

 The Simple Art of EatingWell Cookbook : 400 Easy Recipes, Tips and Techniques for Delicious, Healthy Meals.

Remember, We Have Cookbooks

Cookbook-CheapI just discovered that, among many others things, October is National Cookbook Month.  So, I thought it would be a good time to remind you that Harris County Public Library has thousands of cookbooks!  Not just cookbooks for fun desserts, we also have them for diabetes-friendly or gluten-free foods, main courses, foreign foods, vegetarian and vegan foods, and just about anything else you can imagine.  Tired of the same old stuff?  Stop by and see what we have!

Do You Know what's for Dinner?

It’s hard enough trying to find food that the entire family will enjoy, but with the increased cost groceries, getting what you need at the store is a lot harder.  Luckily, your family doesn’t have to live off of frozen foods or “boxed” meals, because the right cookbook can help whip that food budget back into shape.   Below are a few of my recommendations for busy parents that want to serve real food to their family. 

Time for Dessert

Houston Classic DessertsHouston is known for being one of the best restaurant cities in the United States.  And the best part of every meal (in my drooling opinion)?  Dessert!  Check out Erin Hicks Miller’s Houston Classic Desserts: Recipes from Favorite Restaurants.

 

5 days 'til Christmas!

Can you believe that Christmas is this Saturday? The staff has been trading recipes the last few weeks, everything from cake balls to cookies on a stick to main dishes.

Christmas goodies

If you need inspiration, here are some of the Christmas cookbooks that we have checked in:

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and we have an assortment of cookbooks that teach you simple and quick recipes to incorporate more vegetables in your diet. A mere increase in a vegetarian diet has benefits. Listed below are a few cookbooks to get you started...and hungry! Check your local library for more cookbooks on vegetarian cooking.

Happy Fourth of July!

The 4th of July is the perfect setting for a fun filled day of food, family and friends. If weather permits, I will be picnicking in the park this weekend.  

Please feel free to share a favorite cookbook or recipe below.  I am always looking for new recipes and would love any suggestions you may have.

Christmas will be here soon

   

Christmas crafts and holiday foods are out on display. Come get ready for the holidays with some of these books.

  Glorious Christmas Ornaments by Pat Richards

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