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April 01, 2022

What’s Cooking @ HEPL: Ep 04

By: Heidi Herald

Image of The skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook

Welcome back to the What’s Cooking @ HEPL blog! I am Heidi Herald, a Public Services Librarian at Hamilton East Public Library. I will be reviewing one of the library’s cookbooks each month. This month, we will try some recipes using an air fryer from The skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook by Gina Homolka.

With the recent popularity of the air fryer, I thought this would be a good time to review a cookbook with recipes for the air fryer. Like many others, I recently purchased an air fryer to try to cook healthy and quick dinners. I really enjoyed some of the simple recipes in this cookbook. The recipes were easy to prepare, healthy, and delicious!

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
The Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles were simple and tasty!

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
I love dill pickles so I wanted to try the Pickle-Brined Chicken Tenders. These are packed with dill pickle flavor after being marinated in pickle juice for 8 hours. They are also tender!

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
The Brussel Sprouts with Bacon were delicious!

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
I also cooked one of my all-time favorites—Crispy Sweet Potato Fries.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
Finally, in the video below I make Crispy Za’atar Chickpeas!

I hope you will borrow The skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook from our library collections to try out some recipes in the air fryer! It is available in print and as an eBook through Libby/OverDrive.


Explore our HEPL YouTube What’s Cooking @ HEPL playlist for access to the entire cooking series at your own pace.

Missed last month’s episode? You can find the recipe here. Also, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with author Christopher Kimball, as he discusses his latest book, Cookish, and shares what three ingredients he would keep in his kitchen for flavoring!

Follow HEPL on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn the first week of each month as we share a new featured cookbook and recipe on What’s Cooking @ HEPL?  Be sure to tag us and use #HEPLFoodies to share what’s cooking in YOUR kitchen!

Credit goes to Danielle Acton, HEPL’s Adult Engagement Coordinator, for producing the videos and for her help and advice.

Happy Eating!