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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Beat the winter blues with some good eats!

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As winter hangs on into another month, we’ve got food on the brain. Whether you want to hunker down with creative comfort foods, help your kids develop a love of cooking, or become an expert on a kitchen gadget (Instant Pot, anyone?), our collection of more than 6,000 print and digital cookbooks can help!

It can be easy to fall into a rut, repeating the same meals over and over again. Find a creative new take on a favorite comfort food recipe or grab one of these unique cookbooks to try out a monthly cooking challenge, or find a way to bring your kids into the kitchen with these great cookbooks targeted at junior chefs

One of the great benefits of checking out a cookbook from the library is you can test it out to make sure you like it before investing in a copy for your family’s collection. Our digital cookbook collection is even more convenient – download the book you want to test out, pull up a recipe on your tablet or smartphone, and get cooking. 

If you’re in Minnesota, the cookbooks available through Ebooks Minnesota are another great option. This online ebook collection for all Minnesotans has more than 2,500 titles that are available free of charge, and have no return dates or checkout limits. 

Kitchen appliances make cooking easier than ever – once you actually learn how to use them. We have cookbooks specific to crock pots, instant pots, toaster ovens, spiralizers, blenders, and more. And if reading isn’t quite your style, try one of these delicious and instructional DVDs to get your juices cooking. 

You can also browse through our catalog to find a great book, or reach out to a Washington County librarian at your local branch to get their best recommendation or help getting started with our digital collection. Happy cooking!

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