Summertime Fun: Sweet Treats & Flavorful Meats

Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library

Summertime Fun: Sweet Treats & Flavorful Meats

Planning an upcoming event this summer? Here are a few suggestions on what to make for all to enjoy.

The Summer Shack Cookbook by Jasper White
Enjoyed a delicious seafood meal by the shore and want to experience it at home? This cookbook is a good starting point. Get tips on how to prepare and cook a variety of seafood such as clam, lobster, fish and more. There's also a section for desserts and drinks. Full color photo plates accompany the text.

No-Churn Ice Cream by Leslie Bilderback
Make your own ice cream at home!  Learn to make classic and unique ice cream flavors, gelatos, sorbets, sherbets and more. A section on toppings is included. Full color photo accompany the recipes. Best of all, no machine is required to make these treats!

I Love Meatballs! by Rick Rodgers
Go beyond spaghetti and meatballs with this book. With recipes from the world, you can make meatballs from a variety of meats including lamb, pork, poultry, veal, seafood and more.  Full color photos and preparation tips from the author are provided.

Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy
If you're looking for healthy options, this book offers a wide selection of recipes that will appeal to the five senses. The author shares a personal story with each recipe. Vegan and gluten-free options are included.

Burgers: 125 Mouthwatering Recipes and Tips published by Good Housekeeping staff
Grill a delicious burger this summer!  The book features over 80 recipes of meat, seafood and veggie burgers for your next cook out. Tips on grilling and preparation are included.  Full color photos accompany each recipe.

Homemade Preserves & Jams by Mary Tregellas
Have extra fresh fruits and produce at home? You can make the tastes of summer last longer.  With over 90 recipes, you can make jams, marmalades, jellies and more. The author also shares her tips for preservation and what equipment to have in the kitchen. Full color photos accompany the recipes.

Cook's Illustrated Meat Book by America's Test Kitchen staff
Enjoy lamb, pork, beef and other meats? This cookbook has you covered with over 400 recipes! You'll also learn how to prepare meat and kitchen safety. Color photos and illustrations accompany each recipe.

Take the Adult Summer Challenge June 1-August 31!