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Go upscale with family favorites

April 11, 2017 Hostess of TheChicSite.com, a website with recipes, party-planning tips and lifestyle advice, recently released her first cookbook with “Upscale Downhome” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Dunne Books, St. more »»

 
 
 
Fire up the slow cooker

March 7, 2016 A blogger fires up her slow cooker for some family meals in “The Classic Slow Cooker: Best-Loved Family Recipes To Make Fast and Cook Slow” by Judy Hannemann. more »»

Make ahead meals make dinner easy

February 9, 2016 Ellie Krieger makes meal time easier with make-ahead meals in “You Have It Made” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30. more »»

Making meals ‘homemade’

December 7, 2015 Alana Chernila offers a cookbook of making more "from scratch" in "The Homemade Kitchen" (Clarkson Potter, $24.9. more »»

Learning to cook

November 19, 2015 Recently my teenager had been talking about how she couldn’t cook anything. Unlike the youngest, she really hasn’t had much interest in cooking or baking. But it’s a skill that everyone should lear. more »»

Culinary road trip with cookbook

May 26, 2015 Not sure where to go for summer vacation? Perhaps you’d like to take a culinary road trip! Southern Living once again goes “Off the Eaten Path” with “On the Road Again” by Morgan Murphy (Oxmoor... more »»

Coloring cookbook for young cooks

May 12, 2015 A new cookbook designed to look like a coloring book appeals to beginner cooks, like tweens/teens in “Cook’s Coloring Book” by Rachel Lewis (Gibbs Smith, $12.99. more »»

Cooking with the bears

April 13, 2015 A new Berenstain Bears-themed cookbook aims to get kids in the kitchen with their parents with “The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook” (Zonderkidz, $12.99) by Mike Berenstain. more »»

Dinner gets ‘Everyday Easy’

March 12, 2015 Bestselling cookbook author in the U.K., Lorraine Pascale delivers a cookbook meant to get a good meal on the table quickly in ‘Everyday Easy” (Ecco, $29.99. more »»

Southern cooking with soups, stews

December 11, 2014 Get warm with some seasonal foods in “Southern Living Soups Stews and Chilis” (Oxmoor House, $17.95. more »»

Master mistakes with new cookbook

November 14, 2014 Editor-in-chief of “Food & Wine” magazine Dana Cowin has released a “learning-to-cook” cookbook in “Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen” (Ecco, $34.99. more »»

Reframing our daily frustrations

November 14, 2014 “Reframing” is a technique used in counseling to assist a person in viewing a situation, person or relationship in a different way by changing its meaning. more »»

Be thankful

November 14, 2014 We all have things to be thankful for at this time of year—and always. But since we all go through our days so very busy, we miss out on appreciating the little things in our day to be grateful f. more »»

Southern cooking gets super fast

October 13, 2014 Southern Living gets comfort food to the table in 20 minutes or less with "Super Fast Southern" (Oxmoor House, $19.9. more »»

Quick meals for busy families

September 9, 2014 Southern Living releases a new cookbook with busy families in mind with “5 Ingredient Weeknight Meals” (Oxmoor House, $19.95. more »»

Bring comfort food ‘Back Home’

May 5, 2014 Pat and Gina Neely bring Southern comfort food to home cooks in “Back Home With the Neelys” (Alfred A. Knopf, $27.95. more »»

Make baking a bit lighter for family

April 7, 2014 A bestselling cookbook author in Britain comes to us with Lorraine Pascale’s “A Lighter Way to Bake” (Ecco, $29.99). more »»

Budget meals that are tasty, frugal

March 3, 2014 The creator of BudgetBytes.com, Beth Moncel, has released a cookbook with more than 100 recipes to help cut your family’s grocery bill into “Budget Bytes” (Avery, $18. more »»

‘Weeknight Wonders’ brings healthy dishes

February 4, 2014 Ellie Krieger recently released a new cookbook that will get a healthy dinner to the table in 30 minutes or less for the whole family with “Weeknight Wonders” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $29.99. more »»

‘Chew’ gets dinner to table

January 6, 2014 The ABC television show, “The Chew” recently released a cookbook of 100 easy recipes intended for busy family cooks who need to get dinner on the table with “The Chew: What’s For Dinner” edited by... more »»

Make bagged lunch better with book

December 3, 2013 Take lunch to a new level with “Weelicious Lunches” by Catherine McCord (William Morrow, $29.99.) Founder of weeliciou. more »»

 
 

Parkersburg Library Toddler Time September 19, 2017

Toddler Time for 2-year-olds and younger is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Must register. Call (304) 420-4387 ext. 20. more »

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