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Tasty Tuesdays: Using Creativebug to Improve Your Culinary Life

July 28, 2020

This edition of Tasty Tuesdays focuses on the Creativebug database, while also highlighting our Hoopla and Overdrive collections. NOTE: Use this link to access and log on to Creativebug using your library card, which gives you free access. Then search the classes listed below. 

There are a wealth of food-related classes on one of our newer databases called Creativebug. You can learn to do an assortment of arts and crafts on this database including some crafty things you have seen in your Facebook feed or on other social media when it comes to food.

Canning is a great skill to have especially when you have an abundance of a fruit or vegetable. Here are some great lessons on canning from Creativebug:

Canning Basics: How to Can Tomatoes

Canning the Best Blueberry Jam

Canning Basics: Making Cumin-Scented Pickled Carrots


For more books on canning check out: 

Title details for Canning And Preserving by Jana Duncan - Wait listOverdrive: 

Ball Canning Back to Basics 

Canning and Preserving 

Canning and Preserving for Beginners 

Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can 



Canning for a New GenerationCan It and Ferment It 

Weck Small-Batch Preserving 

Canning For a New Generation 

Jams and Jellies 


bug also offers some classes on painting on cookies and cakes. We have all seen the videos on the intricate designs on cookies and these tutorials are a great way to see what is involved in creating those beautiful designs. (Bonus blog post: Check out our interview with Denise Hagan, owner of D is for Delicious Cookies). 

Painting on Cookies and Cakes

For more books on cookie and cake decorating check out: 

Title details for Extreme Cakeovers by Rick Reichart - AvailableOverdrive: 

Fun With Frosting 

Erin Bakes Cake 

Extreme Cakeovers 

Trophy Cupcakes and Parties 


Creative Cookie Decorating 

The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating 

Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookies With Kids 

1000 Ideas for Decorating Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookies 

Mastering the art of making and working with chocolates and marshmallows can be difficult. Whether you want to make your own marshmallows or chocolates at home or if you want to make a sculpture with your chocolate on your desserts, Creativebug can help you with that.

Sculptural Chocolate

Mastering Chocolate at Home

Make Homemade Marshmallows

For more books on chocolates and marshmallows check out: 

Title details for Marshmallow Madness! by Shauna Sever - AvailableOverdrive: 

How to Make Chocolate Candies 

The Chocolate Tasting Guide 

Marshmallow Maddness 



Chocolate Holidays 

Cooking With Chocolate 

Chocolate Creations 

Marshmallow Heaven 


Lastly, every baker needs to master the art of making a pie crust and Creativebug offers a tutorial on that as well! 

How to Make Pie Crust 

For more books on pies and pie crusts check out: 

Title details for Handheld Pies by Sarah Billingsley - AvailableOverdrive: 


United States of Pie 

Dinner Pies 

Handheld Pies 


Pies, Pies, and More Pies 

Pies and Tarts With Heart 

The Magic of Mini Pies 

Southern Pies 


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