Welcome to Volume 2 of Tasty Tuesdays, where staff members share links to recipes they have made during quarantine. We also pair each recipe with a related book title. 

Easy White Bean Dip, Submitted by: L’Wanda from the Bainbridge Branch, who says, “This is a fun recipe to switch up ingredients with. Have fun with it!”

Related title: Crackers & Dips 

Crackers & Dips


Jamie’s Minestrone, submitted by Rebecca from Chardon, who says, “On a healthier note, a recipe I got from a Jamie who may or may not be the Jamie in the post. I lost the original & was lucky enough to stumble upon it again online. The kiddo helps me make this soup, and it’s one of the few ways I can get him to eat veggies. The parmesan really makes it. ”

Related title: Soup Swap 

Soup Swap


Watermelon, feta, and black olive salad, Submitted by Dianne from the Bainbridge Branch, who says, “One of my absolute favorite dishes to make!” 

Related title: Williams-Sonoma Salad Of The Day

Williams-Sonoma Salad of the Day


Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork, Submitted by Lorie from Bainbridge, who says, “I am usually NOT a fan of pulled pork because I don’t’ like BBQ sauce. I am a fan of this particular recipe because you use Dr. Pepper instead of BBQ sauce. This is a super easy recipe, you just combine all ingredients and place in the oven in the morning and by dinner time, you have an awesome pulled pork. I usually serve this with coleslaw on top to cool the spiciness of the pork.”

Related title: BBQ USA



Raspberry Crumble Bars, Submitted by Julie from the Bainbridge Branch, who says, “This recipe is very easy, and the family loved it!  A few notes… if you don’t have raspberry bushes in your yard, 4 cups is about 3 plastic 6-ounce containers from the grocery store.  Also, you could use a little less sugar than what the recipe says, especially if your raspberries are very sweet.”

Related title: Luscious Berry Desserts 

Luscious Berry Desserts


Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, Submitted by Eric from Bainbridge, who says, “I really love this recipe and make it quite often!”

Related title: Williams Sonoma Favorite Cookies

Favorite Cookies


Lazarus Bread Pudding Whiskey, Submitted by Andrea from Geauga West, who says, “I don’t cook it in boiling water so it takes almost twice as long to bake. My family and I have modified it during quarantine to be Lazarus Banana Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce or Caramel sauce for the kids. We made homemade banana bread then sliced it up in place of the regular bread in the original recipe. It was delicious. My boys have enjoyed it warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream served over it! Both bread puddings have been a delicious treat during the past month.”

Related Title: English Puddings 

English Puddings