Cooking with Hoopla

Did you know that you can access a variety of cookbooks 24/7 from the comfort of your home? Hoopla has several titles that are available to download to your smartphone, tablet or browser at any time. All of these titles can be checked out for three weeks, and are automatically returned at the end of their loan period. They are always available, so you don’t have to worry about placing a hold. Just browse, borrow, and download. Easy!

This title is a great go-to for easy dinner recipes that your family is sure to enjoy. From comfort classics to freezer food to breakfast for dinner, this title has a variety of easy to love favorites the whole family will enjoy. The recipes are beautifully laid out, with lovely photos to accompany each step in the cooking process.

I liked the chicken with mustard cream sauce on page 216. This recipe appealed to me because it incorporated two ingredients that my daughter and husband love, garlic and mustard. I figured I couldn’t go wrong. Plus, it was in the “16 Minute Meals” section, so win-win! Well, it did not disappoint. I did make a couple of substitutions. Instead of heavy cream, I used whole milk. I also substituted chicken broth for the brandy or white wine. All in all, it was a success. And it really did take around 16 minutes to make! The result was a lovely chicken dish that my husband loved and my picky eleven-year-old actually ate.

chicken with mustard cream sauce

If you like this one, you might also like the following titles, also available on Hoopla. Happy cooking!

Victoria Vogel

Adult Services Associate