Osage Beach Library Cookbook Club

Are your meals in a rut?

Do your neighbors know what day of the week it is by what you are cooking for dinner?

Shake up the shopping list!

Surprise your family, friends, and yes, even your neighbors by joining our Cookbook Club on the third Tuesday of the month at 2 pm at the Osage Beach Library.

The Cookbook Club is similar to a regular book club, as you get to check out a cookbook, read it, skim it, or lavish all of your attention on it, but instead of just a discussion, we get to enjoy the fruits of your labor from these books. Or break open that recipe card box or that beloved, food-stained cookbook handed down for generations to share tried-and-true family favorites.

So how does it work?

Simple, we invite attendees to choose a recipe that fits our theme, prepare a regular-size sample of the recipe at home, and bring it to the library to share on the day of our meeting. Oh, and we encourage you to bring a copy of the recipe. We can make copies of it to share with everyone.

On the day of the potluck, we invite participants to bring in their dishes. We will then sample everyone’s culinary works of art. After sampling, we will discuss the food, the recipes, the processes you may have used, any unique kitchen gadgets you may have needed, and any other tips or suggestions it might have been handy to have at the time of cooking.

Before our first meeting on Tuesday, August 16, we invite patrons to come in and borrow one of our chosen cookbooks, peruse one of your own, or search the internet and select the recipe you would like to prepare. So that we don’t end up with duplicate recipes, we ask that you call (573-348-3282) or email Kendra (kendrap@ccld.us) to let us know what you will bring.

The Complete Summer Cookbook
The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews
The South Beach Diet: Taste of Summer Cookbook
Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook
Random House Barbecue and Summer Foods Cookbook
My New Orleans by John Besh
Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book by Emily Elsen
Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts by Martha Stewart
Instant Family Meals by Sarah Copeland
Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts by Martha Stewart
The Complete Summer Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen
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A hot day and hanging over your stove were never meant to be. When fresh produce beckons but you haven't much energy to respond, these recipes help you settle into a more relaxed kind of cooking designed to keep you and your kitchen cool.

A hot day and hanging over your stove were never meant to be. When fresh produce beckons but you haven't much energy to respond, these recipes help you settle into a more relaxed kind of cooking designed to keep you and your kitchen cool.

A hot day and hanging over your stove were never meant to be. When fresh produce beckons but you haven't much energy to respond, these recipes help you settle into a more relaxed kind of cooking designed to keep you and your kitchen cool.

The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews
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You don't have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews' recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews' novels a summertime favorite at the beach.

You don't have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews' recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews' novels a summertime favorite at the beach.

You don't have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews' recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews' novels a summertime favorite at the beach.

The South Beach Diet: Taste of Summer Cookbook by Arthur Agatston
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What better way to enjoy the relaxed, healthy South Beach diet lifestyle than with a cookbook that celebrates the best foods of summer from garden to market?

What better way to enjoy the relaxed, healthy South Beach diet lifestyle than with a cookbook that celebrates the best foods of summer from garden to market?

What better way to enjoy the relaxed, healthy South Beach diet lifestyle than with a cookbook that celebrates the best foods of summer from garden to market?

Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook
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Fool's Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it's also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool's Gold have found joy, comfort and good times through food. Now two local Fool's Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time.

Fool's Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it's also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool's Gold have found joy, comfort and good times through food. Now two local Fool's Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time.

Fool's Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it's also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool's Gold have found joy, comfort and good times through food. Now two local Fool's Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time.

Random House Barbecue and Summer Foods Cookbook
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Nothing says "summer" more than the wonderful aroma of sizzling foods on a backyard grill, the crisp taste of fresh farm vegetables, or the colorful bounty of summer fruits. Now Random House brings you outstanding recipes for delicious summer meals from the garden and the grill.

Nothing says "summer" more than the wonderful aroma of sizzling foods on a backyard grill, the crisp taste of fresh farm vegetables, or the colorful bounty of summer fruits. Now Random House brings you outstanding recipes for delicious summer meals from the garden and the grill.

Nothing says "summer" more than the wonderful aroma of sizzling foods on a backyard grill, the crisp taste of fresh farm vegetables, or the colorful bounty of summer fruits. Now Random House brings you outstanding recipes for delicious summer meals from the garden and the grill.

My New Orleans by John Besh
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Bite by bite John Besh brings us New Orleans cooking like we've never tasted before. It's the perfect blend of contemporary French techniques with indigenous Southern Louisiana products and know-how.

The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book by Emily Elsen
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Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations.

Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations.

Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations.

Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts by Martha Stewart
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From perfectly ripe peaches and plump, tender figs to crisp, honey-sweet apples and bight, juicy citrus, "Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts" celebrates easy-to-prepare recipes that highlight the fresh, vibrant flavors of fruit at its peak.

From perfectly ripe peaches and plump, tender figs to crisp, honey-sweet apples and bight, juicy citrus, "Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts" celebrates easy-to-prepare recipes that highlight the fresh, vibrant flavors of fruit at its peak.

From perfectly ripe peaches and plump, tender figs to crisp, honey-sweet apples and bight, juicy citrus, "Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts" celebrates easy-to-prepare recipes that highlight the fresh, vibrant flavors of fruit at its peak.

Instant Family Meals by Sarah Copeland
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Sure-bet Turkey Meatball Soup, hearty Double-the-Vegetables Pot Roast, and a Summer Berry Crumble that's at home on the brunch or dessert table are just a few of the delicious ways Sarah Copeland makes sitting down to a meal with the people you love simpler than ever.

Sure-bet Turkey Meatball Soup, hearty Double-the-Vegetables Pot Roast, and a Summer Berry Crumble that's at home on the brunch or dessert table are just a few of the delicious ways Sarah Copeland makes sitting down to a meal with the people you love simpler than ever.

Sure-bet Turkey Meatball Soup, hearty Double-the-Vegetables Pot Roast, and a Summer Berry Crumble that's at home on the brunch or dessert table are just a few of the delicious ways Sarah Copeland makes sitting down to a meal with the people you love simpler than ever.

Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood
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From her Italian-American childhood, through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of good food. In "Kitchen Yarns," pairing her signature humor and tenderness with simple, comforting recipes, Hood spins tales of loss and starting from scratch, family love and feasts with friends, and how the perfect meal is one that tastes like home.

From her Italian-American childhood, through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of good food. In "Kitchen Yarns," pairing her signature humor and tenderness with simple, comforting recipes, Hood spins tales of loss and starting from scratch, family love and feasts with friends, and how the perfect meal is one that tastes like home.

From her Italian-American childhood, through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of good food. In "Kitchen Yarns," pairing her signature humor and tenderness with simple, comforting recipes, Hood spins tales of loss and starting from scratch, family love and feasts with friends, and how the perfect meal is one that tastes like home.

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Our themes are as follows:

August: Summer Fresh
Tuesday, August 16 | 2 pm
Choose a recipe that screams summer! It can be BBQ-friendly, something that is refreshing after a long hard day, tailor-made for a day out on the lake, or a sweet, ice-cold drink (non-alcoholic).

September: Easy Snacks
Tuesday, September 9 | 2 pm
With kids returning to school, what better way to greet them when they get home than to have an easy, tide-them-over-’til dinner snack ready for them to scarf down. Or you might choose a snack recipe that is perfect for weekend card games or family game nights.

October: Spooky Treats
Tuesday, October 17 | 2 pm
What a trick it would be if we didn’t have ghoulish treats to share! What’s your scariest, silliest, most horrific treat?

November: A Feast for All
Tuesday, November 21 | 2 pm
Of course, we want to perfect our Thanksgiving dishes before the family arrives. Let us be your guinea pigs! The choice is yours, from grandma’s tried-and-true recipes to something new and exotic!

December: Yum! Cookie Exchange
Tuesday, December 19 | 2 pm
Who can resist the call of flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla on a cold day? Not us! We invite you to share your favorite cookie recipe with us.

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