RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA) — Savor the holiday spirit with the Rapid City Public Library, as those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends will be looking for recipe ideas and cookbooks featuring cuisine hearty house. Laurinda Tapper from the City Public Library stopped by KOTA Territory News to share a wonderful selection of 5 cookbooks chosen by her to deliver that healthy goodness found at the library in hopes of reducing some of the stress around of this vacation. The pressure is definitely there to pull off the perfect dinner and can be quite overwhelming. Why not spice up your recipes by checking out Tapper’s selection of cookbooks found at the library to help you discover unique dishes and chef techniques to make the most of your family vacation.
Below is Tapper’s recommended list of ideal cookbooks to inspire the culinary chef in all of us.
My Cooking Class Sauce Basics – 87 Step-by-Step Illustrated Recipes:
Does your meat, pasta or vegetables need some spiciness? Designed with simplicity and easy-to-follow instructions, this book will be your go-to source for whatever you’re looking for. While they have recipes for classic sauces, pasta sauces and dressings, explore something new with contemporary sauces, mousses and even sweet sauces. It’s a great guide for a beginner cook, but the results are sure to impress!
Sally’s Baking Addiction – Irresistible cookies, cupcakes and desserts for your sweet fix
This author is my favorite for dessert recipes. If I need a recipe for any type of cake, cupcake, or dessert, I check her recipes online first. So I was more than happy to see that she had a cookbook because I was discovering recipes that I would never have looked for. These recipes are by no means complicated, but they produce incredibly impressive results. I get more compliments when I make her recipes, so I highly recommend!
The New Midwestern Table – 200 Heartland Recipes
I was really excited to find this one. I’m not from the Midwest, but I’ve discovered so many regional dishes I’ve never heard of before and can’t wait to learn how to make them myself. This cookbook is beautifully photographed and styled where anyone who has lived here can relate to what they see. The recipes are unique but comforting. The only thing missing is a tater tot casserole recipe.
America’s Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook – 51 menus for every occasion plus strategies that ensure less stress and better food
Who doesn’t love America’s Test Kitchen, where they do all the experimenting and troubleshooting so you don’t have to! This cookbook is unique because it plans the menu for you based on the seasons. There are several themed meal menus for each season and a wide variety to suit all tastes, including international dishes. There’s even a category for celebrations and holidays! This allows you to take the guesswork out of pulling recipes from multiple sources, piecing together the menu, and wondering if the flavors will even complement each other!
If There’s Time: The Good Housekeeping Cookbook – Sunday Dinner Collector’s Edition
This is one of those comprehensive cookbooks that includes every category you can imagine. If you are looking for a wide range of recipes with instructions, this is a good choice. There are many basic classic recipes, similar to those you’ll find in much older cookbooks. The instructions are concise and there are several recipes on one page, so different from recipes on blogs.
If you’re looking for more holiday recipes or cookbooks, please check out the Rapid City Public Library and let the library plan your next meal. Library hours vary from day to day, please click on the link below.
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