Kitchen Gadget Cooking

by Shawna

I have been seeing Instant Pot cookbooks frequenting the Library hold shelf lately. This inspired me to browse other kitchen gadget cookbooks in our collection. 

Instant Pot electric pressure cooker cookbook : quick & easy recipes for everyday eating

Sara Quessenberry

641.587 /Quessenberry

Master each function of the Instant Pot with 75 delicious and nutritious recipes you and your family will love.

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I have been hearing so much about the Instant Pot - I am curious to try one out! -Shawna

The complete slow cooker : from appetizers to desserts-400 must-have recipes that cook while you play (or work)

641.5884 /America's

The staff at America's Test Kitchen have reimagined slow cooker meals. The result goes beyond pot roast and chile with foolproof recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts. Let the experts show you the way to slow cooker success!

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I love the ease of cooking with a slow cooker, but I don't want to sacrifice flavor. I have had luck with several recipes in here. A great balance of easy and tasty! -Shawna

Air fry genius

Meredith Laurence

641.77 /Laurence

Collects over one hundred recipes that allow readers to get the most out of their air fryer, including such offerings as fried brie with cherry tomatoes, pork taco gorditas, lemon sage roast chicken, and smashed fried baby potatoes.

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I was so excited to get an air fryer, but after making chopped potatoes 3 times, I was ready to try something new! -Shawna

The artisan bread machine : 250 recipes for breads, rolls, flatbreads and pizzas

Judith M Fertig

641.815 /Fertig

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I love to make dough in a bread machine and then roll it out for cinnamon rolls to bake in the oven. -Shawna

The beginner's guide to making and using dried foods : preserve fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and meat with a dehydrator, a kitchen oven, or the sun

Teresa Marrone

641.44 /Marrone

Covers the basic techniques, all the way through storing and rehydrating your dried foods. From apples to watermelon, asparagus to zucchini, basil to beef, you'll find solid instructions that will ensure great results every time. Marrone also includes recipes for using your dried foods in a wide range of delicious dishes, from pies and cookies to stews and casseroles as well as instructions for drying fresh pasta and making vegetable snack chips and baby-food purees.

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I love using my dehydrator for fruits, vegetables, and even jerky. The hardest part is smelling the food while waiting for it to finish! -Shawna

Smoking meat : the essential guide to real barbecue

Jeff Phillips

641.61 /Phillips

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As a vegetarian it may seem odd, but I love to smoke meat for friends and family. I have also experimented with smoking cheese, nuts, and corn! -Shawna

The all new Ball book of canning and preserving : over 350 of the best canned, jammed, pickled, and preserved recipes.

641.4 /All

Learn to preserve your favorite foods! This comprehensive guide aims to make canning easy for newbies, but includes surprising flavor twists and advanced techniques for those who already know the perks of preserving. The Ball name has been an authority in home food preservation since 1884, and this work puts a fresh new focus on flavor on the stovetop as well as inside the jar.

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I am new to canning, and my mom recommended referring to "the big Ball book." This updated version has great looking and (most importantly) safe tips for canning at home. -Shawna

Inspiralized : turn vegetables into healthy, creative, satisfying meals

Ali Maffucci

641.65 /Maffucci

"At long last, the definitive cookbook for recipes to make using the spiralizer.The spiralizer is a countertop tool that turns vegetables and fruits into noodles. It has completely revolutionized the way we think about our favorite high-carb, high-calorie dishes, helping us make them paleo, gluten-free, low-fat, clean, healthful, and guiltless. Zucchini noodles are popping up everywhere, but Ali Maffucci and are taking them further, showing readers the many different items they can spiralize, and how many remarkable and varied dishes they can make. From Jicama Shoestring Fries to Sweet Potato Fried Rice to Zucchini Linguine with Garlic Clam Sauce to Blueberry and Pear Noodle Popsicles, readers will rejoice at the versatility and creativity this cookbook brings to the hottest gadget in their kitchens"--

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With Spring around the corner, I am ready for fresh food from the garden! Spiralized Zucchini is a favorite in our house. -Shawna

Food52 ice cream and friends : 60 recipes & riffs for sorbets, sandwiches, no-churn ice creams and more

Amanda Hesser

641.862 /Food

A collection of recipes, riffs, toppings, and serving ideas for ice creams of all styles features such options as coffee frozen custard, cinnamon roll ice cream, grilled watermelon cremolada, cherry snow cones, and basil-shiso gelato.

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I look for any excuse to make ice cream! Guests visiting? Lets make ice cream! Celebrating? Let's make ice cream! It's Wednesday? Let's make ice cream! -Shawna

The pot and how to use it : the mystery and romance of the rice cooker

Roger Ebert

641.589 /Ebert

"In The Pot and How to Use It, Roger Ebert--Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, admitted 'competent cook,' and longtime electric rice cooker enthusiast--gives readers a charming, practical guide to this handy and often overlooked kitchen appliance"--Cover, p. 4.

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I have only used my rice cooker for making rice and sometimes steaming veggies. I am inspired to explore other options! -Shawna