Cookbooks for Thanksgiving Inspiration

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Whether you’re hosting a bunch of people for Thanksgiving or you’re looking for a tasty dish to contribute to your family’s smorgasbord, the library has plenty of new cookbooks to check out. Look for ideas from any of these cookbooks available from the library:

Gather & Graze by Stephanie Izard – A collection of 120 recipes from the James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef designed to maximize and balance flavor through creative food pairings.

Now & Again by Julia Turshen – Offers over 100 recipes and menu ideas for reinventing leftovers, including such dishes as kale salad with pepita dressing, baked saffron rice, chicken and black-eyed pea chili, and black forest cake.

Gluten-Free Family Favorites by Kelli Bronski – Makes gluten-free cooking fun, with 75 recipes designed to meet your family’s everyday needs, including breakfasts, snacks, sides, balanced dinners, familiar classics, and tasty treats.

Inspiralized & Beyond by Ali Maffucci – Goes beyond “spiralizing” to share the most fun ways to fit more vegetables into any healthy diet, such as using cauliflower for pizza crust and broccoli for tater tots.

Once Upon a Chef by Jennifer Segal – Shares 100 recipes that will up your kitchen game, with helpful tips on topics such as how to season correctly with salt, how to balance flavors, and how to make the most of leftovers.

Everyday Vegan by Good Housekeeping – Offers 85 scrumptious recipes incorporating plant-based proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

The New Essentials Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen – Provides information to help home chefs build their cooking skills through practical lessons combined with 200 increasingly challenging recipes.

Sweet Laurel: Recipes for Whole Food, Grain-Free Desserts by Laurel Gallucci & Claire Thomas – The co-founder of Sweet Laurel Bakery shares 85 dessert recipes that are grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and dairy free.

Keto Cookbooks

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The high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet has recently gained popularity for its potential to fuel brain function, improve sleep quality, and assist with weight loss. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of the ketogenic diet or finding some recipes to try, the library has several books to check out:

Primal Fat Burner by Nora T. Gedgaudas – Outlines a comprehensive, scientifically based high-fat diet for maintaining health, losing weight, and reversing certain chronic diseases, in a guide that explains how to use a ketogenic fat-burning diet to minimize the metabolism’s dependence on sugar.

The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse by Maria Emmerich – Provides instructions, meal plans and recipes to cleanse and heal the body through a ketogenic diet, which can help you balance hormones, feel better and lose weight.

Quick Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less by Martina Slajerova – Presents low-carbohydrate, ketogenic recipes designed for quick preparation, including eggs royale, smoked salmon chard wraps, and skillet berry crumble.

Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore – Outlines the therapeutic potential of a ketogenic diet that combines customized carbohydrate restrictions with moderate protein intake and food-based fats.

The Deliciously Keto Cookbook by Molly Pearl – Offers 150 deliciously satisfying recipes for breakfasts, appetizers, snacks, mains, desserts, and sides, all designed to help readers set and reach personal health and weight loss goals.

Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook by Joseph Mercola – A guide to eating the ketogenic way from a natural-health expert and a chef shares recipes aligned with both ketogenic and Paleo principles, including such options as soups, salads, meals, and snacks, along with nutritional facts for each recipe.

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals by Martina Slajerova – A collection of one-pot and slow-cooker recipes specifically designed for the needs of ketogenic diets provides a range of options for high-nutrient, low-carb soups, skillet meals and savory stews.

Books for Better Baking

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Whether you’re looking for some new recipes to spice up the holidays or just want to become a more efficient baker, the library has many different books to help you out. Try one of these baking cookbooks for insight and inspiration:

The Fearless Baker: Simple Secrets for Baking Like a Pro by Erin Jeanne McDowell – A popular baking columnist for the online community Food52 explains how to master, innovate and personalize favorite baking recipes, including Apple Cider Pie and Strawberry Popovers, through the mastery of the principles behind how ingredients interact.

A New Way to Bake from the kitchens of Martha Stewart – A collection of classic recipes inspired by recent trends in healthier ingredients, from whole-grain and nut flours to alternate milks and sweeteners.

One Pan & Done: Hassle-Free Meals From the Oven to Your Table by Molly Gilbert – A follow-up to Sheet Pan Suppers shares 135 new recipes for single-pot meals, instructing busy home cooks on how to make creative variations of meat and vegetable dishes as well as a variety of treats.

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks – A collection of recipes and variations that celebrates classic American desserts, covering everything from chocolate chip cookies and ice cream sodas to fudge brownies and blueberry muffins.

The Harvest Baker by Ken Haedrich – A collection of sweet and savory recipes that incorporate a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs into all types of baking features such options as muffins, scones, flatbreads, calzones, cookies, cakes, and pies.

Better Baking: Wholesome Ingredients, Delicious Desserts by Genevieve Ko – A seasoned baker offers secrets for making desserts that are healthy but put taste first, using flavorful whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruit and the right balance of butter, oil, and sugar.

The Everyday Baker: Recipes & Techniques for Foolproof Baking by Abigail Johnson Dodge – over 150 recipes, with step-by-step photographs, for the home baker, including donuts, scones, cookies, turnovers, pies, cakes, baguettes, croissants, and tarts, complemented by must-know tips and techniques.

Baking Chez Moi: Recipes From My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere by Dorie Greenspan – A collection of simple contemporary French dessert recipes, including Parisian macarons, bubble eclairs, fall-market galette, and apple tarte flambâee.