A few chocolate recipes…




And here is our Chocolate Pinterest Board with some yummy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate recipes.

And if you loved Kris’ chocolate pudding shots as much as we did, here are even more variations. 🙂






April Meeting! Glorious Cheese!

Oliver Wolcott Library
Wednesday, April 6th
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Cookbook Club – Cheese
with OWL Staff
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Say cheese! Join Adult Services Librarian Audra MacLaren and Librarian Patricia Moore as we discuss and celebrate food and cookbooks with the Cookbook Club. Come to our April meeting to eat and discuss all things cheese – fondue, soufflĂ©, cheesecake, whatever your heart desires! Just be sure to come ready to eat!

Beginning a month before the discussion date we will have an assortment of cookbooks available for check out – select the one that most interests you.

Over the course of the month we encourage you to make recipes from your selected cookbook and come ready to chat about what worked, what didn’t, and what you cannot wait to make again. Audra and Patricia will be bringing some of their favorites to the discussion and if you are feeling adventurous we encourage you to do the same – don’t be intimidated, we are all just amateur cooks who love books. Registration is required.

Or call to register 860-567-8030

Cookie Recipes!

Almond Poppy Seed Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns

Cran-Orange Icebox Cookies

Frozen Coco-Coffee Bites

German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Mocha Gingerbread Brigadeiros

Pumpkin Bread Biscotti

Ridiculously Easy Gooey Butter Cookies


Salted Pumpkin Caramel Thumbprints

Scotch Oat Crunches

Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

Tiny Mini Kisses Peanut Blossoms


Cookie books have arrived! Come on into the OWL and choose the cookbook that piques your interest, then get baking. Feel free to check in with us here on the blog over the next month and let us know how everything is going. We are eagerly awaiting our meeting on Wednesday, December 9th at 7pm. See you there!


Wrap-Up of Appetizer Program

We may have chosen several good-looking appetizer books but they were all missing one thing: ease of use.  If anyone out there finds an appetizer cookbook that includes delicious AND simple recipes–please let the group know!

Also, if you want to include your recipe on the blog, email it to me (pmoore@owlibrary.org) or drop it off the next time you’re in the library.  So far I have Stilton & Walnut Crackers and Crabbies.

Edited to add these two delicious recipes:



Reminder! Reminder!

Don’t forget: our appetizer meeting is this Wednesday, September 23rd, from 7-8pm!  See you there!  I’ll be bringing some Totally 80’s appetizers–they may not be classy but they’re definitely easy & tasty, plus they remind me of my mom. 😉


This is not what I’m bringing but it was the cutest photo in a creative commons image search for “appetizers.”