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Introducing Baker Free Library’s Virtual Cookbook Club! An environment for novice and seasoned cooks alike to explore new cookbooks and share recipes with other group members.  We will highlight a new cookbook every other week and members can email  their creations and reviews to or tag us on social media @bakerfreelibrary with #BFLCookbookClub

June 2020

With the warm weather finally here, we are gearing up to grill!  We invite participants to share their favorite recipes that are perfect for a summer cookout. 

Betsy's Blog 
June 3 - BLT DIP
Summertime celebrations call for a break from the ordinary. This refreshing BLT dip is a crowd-pleaser and my most requested dish. Truly a treat for all the senses; Taste, texture, visual appeal, and the familiar deli aroma BLT fans love! Easy to prepare with a limited number of ingredients so you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests!  To view the recipe, CLICK HERE.

May 2020
Since we are still urged to stay at home, we have chosen “America’s Test Kitchen’s The Complete Book for Young Chefs” and “One Pan, Whole Family” by Carla Snyder to encourage family members, young and old, to choose and prepare recipes together. Both titles are available to download on Hoopla!


Betsy's Blog
May 6 - Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry (America's Test Kitchen's The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs)

My family is a big fan of home made stir fry, so I was interested to try a different recipe. It was tasty, but very sweet. The use of specialty ingredients was a drawback since I generally prefer using what I have on hand. One great thing about the America's Test Kitchen cookbooks is their clear technique explanations. Seasoned adult cooks and budding young chefs can definitely find something to make together from this book!

(Image via America's Test Kitchen)

May 13th - Magic Vanilla Ice Cream (America's Test Kitchen's The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs)
Just 5 Ingredients!  Really creamy, good flavor and unbelievably easy to make.  I was quite surprised by the texture and flavor given how few ingredients there were!  Definitely trying chocolate next.
(Image via Betsy Mahoney)                            (Image via America's Test Kitchen)

Try a recipe this week and share your reviews with us!
Tag us on social media with #BFLCookbookClub