Reviewed by Kristin
Feeling stuck in your cooking routine? Feeling a lack of inspiration about finding something to cook during the cold months? Check out the great selection of cookbooks at your library! The general area for non-fiction cookery is 641.5, but be sure to search the catalog or ask at the reference desk if you want to find something in particular.
Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can’t Wait to Make by Melissa Clark presents month by month suggestions to take you through the entire year. “Fragrant Lentil Rice Soup with Spinach and Crispy Onions” is one of the suggestions in the chilly month of February. If you’d like to dream ahead to summer, try the “Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Avocados, and Lime Cilantro Dressing.” The recipes are a little elaborate, but they might just inspire you.
Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes by Andrea Reusing is another year-round collection of recipes. For winter, “Overnight Pot-on-Fire” sounds mighty tasty with beef short ribs, mushrooms, onions, radishes, carrots, and a variety of spices.
Healthy Family Meals by the American Heart Association includes 150 recipes promised to be enjoyed by adults and children alike. From “Ginger Beef Stir-Fry” with colorful vegetables to baked “Zucchini Boats” to creamy “Chill-Out Sundae Pie”, the pictures are enough to make your mouth water.