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December Baking Memories – Events, Cookbooks and Recipe Share

Growing up, I “helped” my grandmother bake in her old red and white farmhouse kitchen. The holiday baking marathons were especially memorable as they overtook the house with irresistible smells and frenetic rhythms. This year you can create your own baking memories by attending one of our events safely ensconced at home, or borrow one of our hand selected cookbooks (listed below) to explore baking in your own way. Help us preserve these memories, so they remain vibrant and tangible, through the creation of a JJML Community Cookbook. Submit one of your favorite recipes to be shared with community members, and your family for future years to come.


Family Gingerbread House Program – SOLD OUT
For families with children. Join us live on Zoom with the Baking Coach as we decorate a Gingerbread House for the upcoming holidays using cookie cutouts, royal icing and lots of candy! Registration is required for this event and will be limited to 15 families. In order to participate in this event you must be registered and pick up the Gingerbread kit at the library. More information and registration is available here.

December Baking Memories Facebook LIVE event – register to receive recipes!
cookiesBake along with Chef Rob Scott for some great Holiday memories. Join at the time of the LIVE cooking demonstration on Facebook at 12:00 pm, or view the video afterwards (via Facebook). The cookies that you will make include the Delicious Holiday Dozen Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies, the Chocolate Walnut Raisin Cookies, and a Bakery Style Sugar Cookies. 
Please register ahead of time to receive the recipes by email before the event – or email after December 12.

Winter Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread – Take & Bake Kits – SOLD OUT
Happy 2021 with Chef Rob’s New Years Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread Grab and Go program kit. Bring in the New Year with a celebratory baking program that you can enjoy on your own time. This bread is moist and delicious, perfect for a holiday at home. Register through our calendar to receive a kit that will include non-perishable ingredients, a link to the youtube cooking demonstration video, and a copy of the recipe. You will be notified when the kits are available for pick-up (after December 21). Registration begins December 1st. Please register to reserve yours, as we have a limited number available and observe the limit of one kit per household.

Community Cook Book/Recipe Share

Submit your favorite recipe by email to Including a photograph (jpeg or png) is optional. All entries must be received by December 31st. An announcement will be made when the finished cookbooks will be ready for pick-up.

Cookbooks Especially for Baking

The Art & Soul of Baking, Sur La Table with Cindy Mushet
Request: Book

Baking Illustrated: A Best Recipe Classic, by the editors of Cook’s illustrated
Request: Book

Baking with Mary Berry: Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and Pastries from the British Queen of Baking, by Mary Berry
Request: Book, eBook

Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing, by Jerrelle Guy
Request: Book

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts, by Stella Parks
Request: Book, eBook

Flavor flours : a new way to bake with teff, buckwheat, sorghum, other whole & ancient grains, nuts & non-wheat flours / Alice Medrich with Maya Klein
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Happiness is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake, by Maida Heatter
Request: Book, eBook

How to Bake Everything: Simple Recipes for the Best Baking, by Mark Bittman
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Jewish Holiday Baking: Inspired Recipes for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, and More, by Uri Scheft with Raquel Pelzel
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The Joy of Gluten-free, Sugar-free Baking: 80 Low-carb Recipes that Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss, by Peter Reinhart & Denene Wallace
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Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, by Martha Stewart
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Naturally Sweet Baking: Healthier Recipes for a Guilt-free Treat, by Carolin Strothe & Sebastian Keitel
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