It is that time of year when we’re all scrambling to bake treats, plan a big family meal, or create a satisfying dish for a potluck. It can be overwhelming, especially if you’re like me, and you like to try out new recipes.
The Marion Public Library has you covered! Not only do we have an extensive cooking magazine collection available for checkout, we’ve got cookbooks specifically centered around the winter holiday season.
The Art of the Party by Katy Plunkett-Hogge features simple “nibbles” and party drinks easy to put together for a small gathering. Dips, “things on sticks”, focaccia and bruschetta are all featured, along with how to put together an antipasti platter.
For those who love sweets but are looking for healthy, gluten-free alternatives, check out The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking by Peter Reinhart and Denene Wallace. Rolls, brownies, cookies, even pie crust for a delicious apple pie are featured in this collection of recipes. Who doesn’t want a delicious cookie or cake this time of year? Great ideas for gifts for family and friends, too.
We have so many more cookbooks to help you find just the perfect appetizer, potluck dish, or crafty cocktail. Stop by and take a look at the 641.5 section of the Marion Public Library. We’ll be happy to help you find just the right cookbook. You can also look online at Marionpubliclibrary.org, log in to your account, and place holds for items at any of the Metro Library Network Libraries.
Sue Gerth, Collection Strategies Manager