09 18, 2021

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Phenomenal Fall Food

By |2021-09-18T12:00:55-04:00September 18, 2021|

Cailey and Meg love fall and cooking, so this is basically their favorite topic ever. They recommend four phenomenal cookbooks that will make your autumn dishes delectable! Check out

  1. The Great Big Pumpkin Cookbook by Maggie Michalczyk
  2. Foolproof Preserving: A Guide to Small Batch Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Condiments & More by America’s Test Kitchen
  3. Cook It in Your Dutch Oven by America’s Test Kitchen
  4. Grilled Cheese Please! by Laura Werlin

Most of the books we discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

11 21, 2020

All Booked Up With Cailey & Meg: Thanksgiving Cookbooks

By |2020-11-21T12:00:52-05:00November 21, 2020|

We’re cooking comfort food (and not counting calories) this week, because Cailey and Meg our sharing their favorite Thanksgiving recipes from a quartet of delicious cookbooks, including:

  1. Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten
  2. Taste of Home’s Slow Cooker Throughout the Year
  3. The Meat-Free Monday Cookbook
  4. A Year of Pies by Ashley English

Most of the books they discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

09 1, 2020

Making Ice Cream with our Virtual Vittles Cooking Class

By |2020-09-01T06:00:27-04:00September 1, 2020|

Kids can learn how to make their own ice cream from scratch at home during our next Virtual Vittles program.

Kids can learn how to make their own ice cream from scratch at home during our next Virtual Vittles program.

Kids (ages seven to 12) can learn how to make their own ice cream from scratch at home during our next Virtual Vittles online cooking class at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14.

Our own Chef Robin will show you how to make the sweet treat via Zoom. (Adults are welcome to help their kids too.)

We’ll even provide almost all the ingredients that children need to participate. First, you register for Virtual Vittles. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 220. Then, you can pick up the ingredients in our children’s department.

Because the ingredients need to be refrigerated, you’ll have to (a.) call ahead before you pick them up and (b.) come inside the library to get them. You’ll also need to have three cups of ice ready to make your ice cream.

By the way, we handle all food items in the safest way possible. Gloves and mask are worn at all times while preparing your child’s portion, and all work surfaces are kept clean. Of course, if you prefer to purchase your own ingredients, you can call our children’s department to get a supply list.

08 17, 2020

Virtual Vittles: Beach Parfait, Peanut Butter Balls & No-Bake Cinnamon Rolls

By |2020-08-17T16:00:30-04:00August 17, 2020|

Our chef Ms. Robin shares no-bake recipes that she made during our first Virtual Vittles program last week, including a yummy beach parfait, peanut butter balls, and cinnamon rolls. You can make them with your kids too!

For the recipes:

By the way, we’ll be hosting an ice cream-themed Virtual Vittles on Monday, Sept. 14, where kids will make their own sundaes. We’ll even provide all the ingredients that kids need to participate.

First, children need to register for the program. They can sign up online at (440) 255-8811 ext. 220. Registration opens Aug. 31.

Then, families can pick up the ingredients in the children’s department or the drive-thru of our Main Branch. (Please call ahead if you want to pick up the ingredients from the drive-thru. That way, they can be ready for pickup when you arrive.)

Virtual Vittles is free to participate in and open to all kids from ages seven to 12.

By the way, we have bunches of cookbooks that you can borrow, including several designed for kids. See what your family can make together!

07 19, 2020

An introduction know your Instant Pot

By |2020-07-19T13:00:32-04:00July 19, 2020|

Our librarian Ms. Mollie offered an introduction to Instant Pot cooking during a special program earlier this week.

In addition a video of the program, we have PDFs that offer:

Ms. Mollie also recommended the recipes and how-to instructional videos on Instant Pot’s YouTube channel.

By the way, if you’re looking for recipes to try, we have dozens of Instant Pot cookbooks in our collection that you can borrow.

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