Back to School Bento Boxes

School lunches can get pretty boring. Not with the bento box! Bento is a Japanese style lunch, typically consisting of several elements organized neatly in compartments. The possibilities for creating…

STEAM WEEK: Bread Pets

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”American Chef James Beard (1903-1985) What's is a Bread Pet? You've heard of…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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It is always fun to try a variety of foods. It is never too early to introduce new meal to your child. Even better, get them in the kitchen and…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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We are back in the kitchen and making Bear's Vegetable Soup. This picture book includes a simple vegetable soup recipe. Spring is around the corner, but it can still be…

Celebrating the New Year

I loved New Year's as a child. I loved staying up until midnight and having "champagne" (sparkling grape juice) as much as I loved my grandmother's unique traditions. My grandmother…

A Hoopla Thanksgiving

Staying at home this Thanksgiving? Try out some of the titles available in Hoopla. No need to leave the comfort of home (except to grocery shop). Here are a few…

Healthy Cooking

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Westlake Porter Public Library has a wide variety of cookbooks for anyone looking to make healthy meals at home, and that includes ebooks! Here are just some of the cookbooks…

Campfire Cooking: Chili Casserole

Our very own Judy McNamara has been cooking away on the campfire with The Campside Guide to Dutch Oven Cooking by Paul Kautz available on Hoopla! This time she made…

Campfire Lasagna

Looking for a way to break in your Dutch oven while enjoying the lovely outdoors? Try campfire lasagna. Just one of the tasty recipes features in The Campside Guide to…

Cooking Vegan Slowly

Veganism is something that has always appealed to me. While I am currently not a vegan, I have been one for a couple of years. I guess you could currently…