Home Life Library: Browse through online cook books

Library: Browse through online cook books

I bet some of you enjoy browsing through cookbooks.  I certainly do.  I am always on the lookout for something different to cook or bake.  Because my bunch has a fairly large sweet tooth desserts are some of my favorite things to make.  Last week, I came across a new book entitled “5-Minute Mug Cakes” by Jennifer Lee. 

IVickieHardin copy have looked at other cookbooks that contain mug cake recipes, but Lee’s versions really appeal to me.  The recipes are single servings, very basic, some are eggless which cuts calories, and others have only four ingredients.  Best of all they only take a few minutes to make in the microwave.  In addition, she has a food blog, Kirbie’s Cravings at http://kirbiecravings.com, where she posts recipes for main dishes and all kinds of good things.        

There are also quite a few cookbooks similar to Jennifer Lee’s found on Overdrive.  These are electronic resources that can be viewed online.  I have listed several that are like the mug cakes in that the recipes are created in smaller portions.  I hope you will give them a try. 

To find these books go to the library website at www.bossierlibrary.org .  Then, under Digital Media/eContent click on Overdrive.  Search for the exact titles listed here or browse all of the cookbooks. 

  • “Milk & Cookies [electronic resource]: 89 heirloom recipes from New York’s Milk & Cookies Bakery” by Tina Casaceli
  • “A Taste Of [electronic resource]: Bake Me I’m Yours– Sweet Bitesize Bakes” by Sarah Trivuncic
  • “Bake it in a Cupcake [electronic resource]: 50 Treats with a Surprise Inside” by Megan Seling
  • “Cutie Pies [electronic resource]: 40 Sweet, Savory, and Adorable Recipes” by Dani Cone


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New Books


“Mosquito Country” by Lucinda Waldron

“One Step Too Far” by Tina Seskis

“Agenda 21” by Glenn Beck

“Last Call” by Alice Clayton

“A Hundred Pieces of Me” by Lucy Dillon

“The High Divide” by Lin Enger

“The Headmaster’s Wife” by Thomas Christopher Greene

“The Last Heir” by Chuck Greaves

“Fearless” by Cristina Grenier

“Love Unexpected” by Jody Hedlund


“Budget Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook” by Charles Mattocks

“Strategize to Win” by Carla Harris

“Sodium Bicarbonate: Nature’s Unique First Aid Remedy” by Dr. Mark Sircus

“Disneyland Resort 2015” by Wendy Lefkon

“Mint Juleps with Tedy Roosevelt” by Mark Will-Weber

“Founder’s Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln” by Richard Brookhiser

“Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words” by Malka Marom

“The PC and Gadget Help Desk” by Mark Edward Soper

“Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away” by Rebecca Goldstein

“J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2015” by J.K. Lasser Institute

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org

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