Food, Programs

Monday Cooking Demos with Chef Rob: September Videos and Recipes

close up photography of apples

This month’s recipes are bound to become some of your family’s fall favorites. Download the recipes below for an Autumn Sheet Pan Dinner, Granny Smith Apple Fritter Bread, Honeycrisp Apple Snickerdoodle Bread, and a Provolone and Broccoli Baked Orecchiette Pasta.… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Food, Research

A to Z World Food Database

This database in an excellent way to learn about food culture from all around the world. For a full tutorial, click here! Or watch the video below. I am using this resource to highlight one of my favorite kinds of… Continue Reading…


Here’s to You, Mom

My mother loved rugelach. I didn’t. I’m not sure, but I think maybe the name scared me. I guess when you’re a kid, you gravitate towards familiar things, and at that time we were snacking on Ring Dings and sugary… Continue Reading…

Food, Programs

J9’s Homemade Dog Biscuits

Working from home and keeping close by has enabled me to spend more quality time not only with my immediate family, but with my fur family as well. Actually, a couple of them don’t even have fur, they have feathers!… Continue Reading…


The Joy of Baking

I think it is safe to say that I am addicted to baking. Pies, cakes, tarts, muffins, breads; pretty much anything. Seldom do I buy store bought cookies or cakes. I’d rather just bake it. For me not only is… Continue Reading…


Holiday Traditions

It is hard to believe that Passover and Easter are upon us. For me and most of the world, the primary focus has been the incurring pandemic, increased precautions for social isolation, and keeping me, my family and my pets… Continue Reading…


J9’s Books for Cooks

Hello, everyone. My name is Janine and I work in the Adult Reference Department. J9 is a nickname I acquired from school friends. Janine is spelled many ways so J9 =Ja-nine. I know it’s kind of silly but it stuck.… Continue Reading…


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