1984 HS/HSL Cookbook Looks to Spice up your Thanksgiving and Holidays

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Title page for 1984 Health Sciences Library Cookbook

Still looking for that perfect Thanksgiving dish?  Holiday dessert?  Appetizer to try during a virtual office event?  Or perhaps you are tired of making banana or sourdough bread?  Drop that phone, cancel your GrubHub order!  The HS/HSL is here to help!  In November 1984 the staff of what was then the Health Sciences Library produced their very own Cookbook.

Organized like many professionally published cookbooks, the volume includes appetizers, soups, and salads; main courses; side dishes; and of course, plenty of desserts contributed by library staff members.  If you have in fact tried all of the internet’s sourdough bread recipes maybe it is time to try Systems and Automation Librarian, Gary Freiburger’s, “Dilly Bread.”

Recipe card for Dill Bread

Got a craving for cheesecake? The HSL’s Cookbook has that covered!  There are five cheesecake recipes available to try.  Which one will be your favorite?  Perhaps it will be Patty Hinegardner’s no-bake “Cheese Cake.”  If you try it make sure you let the current Associate Director of Resources know what you thought of her creation – that’s right Patty is still a big part of the HS/HSL team!

Recipe card for No Bake Cheese Cake

Perhaps you want to bring a bit of the tropics to your holiday table.  Again, this cookbook saves the day with two Pina Colada recipes – a pie by School of Medicine Liaison Librarian, Paula Raimondo and a cake—complete with dark rum—by Access Services staff member, Loie Heimbach!

Recipe Card for Pina Colada Cake

As the weather turns colder and the winter months arrive, maybe it’s time for a new soup recipe?  Try Mary Ann Williams’ Cream of Crab Soup.  Mary Ann, the current Research, Education & Outreach Librarian for the School of Dentistry would be thrilled to see her recipe’s used by today’s UMB campus members! 

Recipe card for Cream of Crab Soup

The HS/HSL looks forward to seeing your photographs on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so be sure to tag us @umbhshsl.  We look forward to hearing how our recipes inspire your creativity and build new socially distanced holiday traditions with your loved ones.  Happy Thanksgiving from the HS/HSL!

Check out the complete cookbook here: http://hdl.handle.net/10713/5952.  

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