EPLD Seeking the Best Recipes in the State!

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

We are really enjoying the summer reading theme for 2012, “Reading is So Delicious!” It has provided the opportunity for fun programs this summer. We hope to see many of you here as we utilize the services of Jenna Smith, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, and Katie Lemkemann, our own “Chef Katie”! Both have agreed to help with several special food programs. We also are building off the food theme to create a community cookbook!

A few weeks ago I mentioned the cookbook in this blog. I thought I would bring it up again today as we have heard from some of you saying you want to provide a recipe, but just haven’t gotten around to submitting one yet. We still need your help! Our goal is to have 500 recipes before we turn it over to the cookbook publisher. We are aiming for a deadline of June 20, but if we are still short on recipes at that point we will extend the date. I would say we might be to the ½ way point as of today (June 4) so we still need many more recipes!

We’re getting some really great recipes. In fact, I am pretty sure I am gaining weight just reading through the titles. Fudge Pie, Toffee Fudge, Sweet Italian Bread, Southwest Potato Salad, and Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie all sound really good to me right now! This is going to be a cookbook filled with favorites. I am sure many of the dishes you have enjoyed around town will be included so you will want to purchase a copy when we have them available in the fall!

Right now though, we are still in the collection stage and we would really appreciate your help at making this an awesome cookbook. We have recipe forms available on the library website, www.eurekapl.org, or at the circ desk here at the library. We will also accept typed, handwritten, or photocopies of your recipes, or just email them to areeves525@gmail.com . Give us your best…we know every family has favorites! We can take up to 10 recipes per name, and when you see the variety of categories included at the end of this post, you will understand why we are willing to take more than one or two per person. Please sit down now and send us several. We are very excited about this project and know it will be a wonderful success…with the help we always receive from our great community!

The categories are :Appetizers & Beverages, Soups & Salads, Vegetables & Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Breads & Roll, Desserts, Cookies & Candy and (for pretty much anything else!) This & That.