Food for the 4th

Thursday, July 5, 2018

For me, my favorite Fourth of July activity is grilling. It may come as a surprise to you all, but I LOVE to grill. Only on propane, though. I’m not a charcoal guy. We’ve recently added a some great new cookbooks to our collection and they each have sections on grilling.

For fans of all things Magnolia, we have “The Magnolia Table”, a brand new cookbook with Joanna Gaines’ favorite recipes. It’s a beautiful book with enough pictures to make you hungry. (Full disclosure: I’ve never seen ‘Fixer Upper’, but I feel like I would like it.)

From another great Food Channel foodie, we have “Guy Fieri Food”, which includes “more than 150 off-the-hook recipes”. I love him so much. Spice up your grilling with some super dope recipes from the weird guy from Food Channel.

If those don’t trip your trigger, we have a bunch of cookbooks upstairs for everything from gluten-free cupcakes to delicious full meals for the whole family! Feel free to ask us if you need some help finding something.

Our Fourth of July tradition is super simple. Every year, we make our favorite dessert: Fruit Pizza. It’s the best kind of pizza! All you need to do is buy a tube of sugar cookie dough and bake it in a flat pan, according to the directions. Then, make some cream cheese frosting (Jo does this part, so I have no clue how it is made. I think sugar and cream cheese? Just make sure you don’t use cottage cheese or sour cream.) Cut up your fruit (we use strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and grapes, but you can do what you want!). Let the cookie crust cool, then spread on frosting and add your fruit. BAM! Fruit pizza. It’s life changing.

In other library news, on July 18th, Dianne Kramer will be doing a presentation on “Our Neighbors, the Amish” at the Sanford Museum from 6-8 p.m. Come find out all you’ve ever wanted to learn about the Amish! What is Rumspringa? Why do the Amish dress the way they do? How plain is “Plain”?

Find out all this and more!

Finally, the library will be closed on July 4th for the holiday. We will open back up on the 5th.