Cherries Jubilee!

Tart or sweet, cherries are a favorite flavor, and there's more to cherries than meets the eye. Cherries actually belong to the rose family. Cherry's rosy relatives include other stone fruits such as almonds, apricots, plums, peaches, and nectarines. February is a terrific month to dig into cherries. For years, people have made cherry pies to celebrate…
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Have an Ice Cream Party

What could be better for an afternoon treat than a big bowl of ice cream? A big bowl of ice cream and lots of friends - that's what! Read on for frosty facts and tasty treats. Did you know: Ice cream has come along way since people first mixed snow with sugar. Learn about its…
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Make a Gingerbread House

Gumdrops, lollipops, chocolate squares, jelly bears, and peppermint candies. The sky is the limit as far as decorating your own gingerbread house. They are a ton of fun to decorate, but first, you need to make the house itself. You can put it together fast from graham crackers and store-bought icing, or you can make…
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Kickshaw’s Kathy Craddock

This post is part of our Guest Picks series, featuring members of our library community sharing their favorite books and movies. "I certainly never imagined that when I opened Nourishing Traditions at our local library almost nine years ago that in less than a decade I would open the doors to a natural foods store, but I…
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Bake from Scratch: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker (Volume One)

Brian Hart Hoffman's Bake from Scratch: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker, Volume One, is a big, beautiful cookbook full of those recipes. The ones people marvel over, not so much for their exquisite details as their perfectly satisfying and completely memorable tastes. My grandmother and great-grandmother were both known for their baking, and I've…
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