Time to get cooking with KYL

Did you know that Kendall Young Library has more than 700 cookbooks? Our shelves are full of cookbooks with recipes for a special occasion or everyday meal planning. With spring finally here and summer right around the corner, it is a great time to stop by and check out some of these cookbooks, perfect for summer.

Smokin’ with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, From the Winningest Man in Barbecue by Myron Mixon with Kelly Alexander

Festive and relaxing, barbecues are the epitome of summer for me. The smell of charcoal and smoke bring back a rush of great memories with my family and friends. Myron Mixon is famous in the world of competitive barbecue, winning hundreds of titles nationally and internationally. In this book, he shares his secrets for barbecue success. His book is great for beginners or seasoned pros, as Mason provides instructions for handling the basics of barbecue as well as tips on improving established recipes. Shelf Location: 641.5784 MIX

Icebox Cakes: Simply Irresistible No-Bake Desserts by Lauren Chattman

With warm temperatures fast approaching, I try to avoid cranking up the oven whenever possible. This cookbook provides great no-bake recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth without the heat. Chattman provides the classic icebox cake recipes, like ladyfingers, pound cake and Nabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafers, but also builds on and updates these classics. With different chapters on ice cream cakes, no-bake cheesecakes, miniature cupcakes and more, there are enough no-bake recipes to make it through the entire summer without glancing at the oven.

Shelf Location: 641.8653 CHA

Express Lane Meals: What to Keep On Hand, What to Buy Fresh for the Easiest-Ever 30-Minute Meals by Rachael Ray

Summertime is a busy season for many families. Between a busy practice schedule, camps, vacations, and just enjoying being outside, balanced suppers can sometimes be an afterthought. With grocery lists for your pantry and fridge, Rachael Ray’s cookbook helps provide structure and guidance to make whipping up a 30 minute meal easy, leaving more time for lazy nights out on the patio or at the baseball and softball diamonds. Shelf Location: 641.555 RAY

The Classic Zucchini Cookbook : 225 Recipes for All Kinds of Squash by Nancy C. Ralston, Marynor Jordan, and Andrea Chesman

Late summer means one thing in my family: Zucchini. A plant that consistently grows well in my grandparent’s garden, we often have more than we know what to do with, and I know we are not alone in this dilemma. The Classic Zucchini Cookbook helps to solve that problem, offering options for zucchini based dishes in every course, from appetizers to desserts. While zucchini bars are a staple, more imaginative dishes like Zapple Strudel also make appearances. A must-read for anyone who has ever set out their zucchini next to the road with a “Free” sign. Shelf Location: 641.6562 RAL

There are many more great cookbooks on our shelves, so make sure to stop by and check out the entire collection. And still more cookbooks are available as ebooks through our NEIBORS program online.

Happy Cooking.