Community Cookbook

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Highland Park Library Cookbook

Do you have a favorite personal or family recipe? Is there a dish you discovered on your travels that you now make at home? The Highland Park Library is creating a community cookbook, and we need your help.

This cookbook project assembles recipes from Highland Park Library users, representing a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and culinary contributions. We invite you to try all the recipes, create your own interpretations, and enjoy safely.

How to Participate

Each household may submit up to three (3) recipes.

Recipes may include:

  • family recipes that have been passed down
  • recipes that have been entirely created by you
  • your spin on a classic recipe

Submit each recipe using the online form, along with any accompanying photographs.

Submit your recipe here.

Recipe Writing Tips

When submitting recipes, please review these tips and use standard American measurements (e.g., Tsp/Tbsp/Cup) and Fahrenheit degrees for temperatures.

  • List the ingredients in the order they will be used in the recipe.
  • Include measurements and any precooking preparation.
    • 2 cups tart apples, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes.
  • Include container sizes.
    • (16-oz.) pkg., (24-oz.) can.
  • List step-by-step instructions, in order. 
  • Include types and sizes of any equipment used.
    • 8” cake pan, 3 qt saucepan, etc.
  • Use the names of the ingredients in the directions.
    • “Combine flour and sugar.”  DO NOT use statements like, “Combine first three ingredients.”
  • Include temperatures and cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times.

Also, include any notes or observations that would be helpful to the cook, and note which ingredients are optional, or if there are recommended substitutions for uncommon, seasonal, or expensive ingredients.