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Tasty Tuesdays

Introducing Tasty Tuesdays! Our staff, like many of you, we’re sure, have been passing the stay at home order time cooking old favorite recipes or discovering new ones. Let’s share! Here is the first sampling from our staff, including links to the recipes We start with an appetizer, then some main course offerings, and end with dessert options, of course! Bonus: We pair each recipe with a related title from our digital collection! Bon Appetit!  

Pan Fried Onion Dip, Submitted by Gabe from the Bainbridge Branch, who says this is “easy and delicious!” 

Related Title
: Festive Dips and Appetizers 

Title details for Festive Dips and Appetizers: Delicious  ideas for easy holiday celebrations by Adams Media - Available


Mexican Cabbage, Submitted by Chris from the Administrative Center Branch, who says, “I make this on a regular basis because it’s quick, easy and tasty!  Instead of eating from a bowl, I put into a tortilla and wrap it up like a burrito.  One can always add extras like cheese, sour cream, cilantro to jazz it up more.  It’s a different way to eat cabbage!”

Related TitleThe Happy Herbivore Cookbook

The Happy Herbivore Cookbook

 Chicken Tortilla Soup, Submitted by Kim from the Chardon Branch, who says, “This is my favorite soup recipe!”

Related Title: The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Title details for The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond - Wait list

Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker, Submitted by Judy from the Geauga West Branch, who says, “It turned out tender and flavorful cooked in red wine. The recipe calls for a 2 pound pork tenderloin, but I doubled it and used two 2 pound pork tenderloins since I have a large slow cooker.  I also doubled the amount of water, garlic, and soy sauce.  However, I did not double the onion soup mix and wine.  Also, I cook mine for about 7 hours on low, instead of just 4 hours as in the recipe.  It is fall-apart tender pork that I serve in a bowl with some baked potato, sweet potato, green beans, and au jus poured over it all.  Leftovers are delicious too. ”

Related title: The Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook

The Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook


Catalina Chicken, Submitted by Sandra, who says, “I made this and my family loved it! They said ‘It’s a keeper!'”  

Related Title: Food52 Dynamite Chicken

Title details for Food52 Dynamite Chicken by Tyler Kord - Wait list


No Knead Bread, Submitted by Kris from the Administrative Center Branch, who says, “Great recipe if you need bread and do not want to be in the stores.” 

Related Title: How To Bake Everything

How to Bake Everything


The Best Lemon Bars, Submitted by Eric from the Bainbridge Branch, who says,  “These are easy and delicious!” 

Related Title: Luscious Lemon Desserts 

Title details for Luscious Lemon Desserts by Lori Longbotham - Available


Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints, Submitted by Dianne from the Bainbridge Branch, who says, “Library staff liked these and so easy to make for a non-baker!”

Related Title: Milk & Cookies

Title details for Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli - Available


Chocolate Chunk Brownies, Submitted by Lorie from the Bainbridge Branch, who says, “I love these blondies because they are moist and decadent and never disappoint when I have a major sweet tooth. These sweet treats don’t last very long in my house!”

Related Title: Extreme Brownies

Extreme Brownies


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