Quarantine Cuisine: Recipes to Stay Home For

It’s been over 20 years since the last community cookbook was printed, so we say it’s time for a new one!

Do you have a recipe that’s good enough to stay home for? Submit your favorite recipes today!

We will be collecting recipes from Newfields residents and their friends/family to organize and publish in a printed cookbook: Quarantine Cuisine: Recipes to Stay Home For

Enter your recipe(s) thru the online form here or mail/drop off a paper copy to the library. All ages welcome to participate. Please read the submission guidelines below.

Copies of the cookbook will be available for pre-order through the library once it is ready to publish.  

Fill out the form at the end of the page to submit your recipe (or click the button to open a new screen):

Can’t wait to see what you cook up!

How it works

  1. Choose a recipe to share. This can be a favorite family recipe, your go-to weekday meal, or even your kids’ best creations. All ages welcome to participate.
  2. Click the submission link above to go to our recipe submission form below. Enter the information including the ingredients (with measurements), directions, and notes about the recipe such as the story behind it, or tips for getting it just right.
  3. Add any photos you want to share with it. (Optional) Submit a photo of the family enjoying making the meal or eating together. Or just a nice image of the finished creation. (Note: Depending on layout space and image quality, we may not be able to use all photos submitted. Please select the highest quality images to submit.)
  4. Click “Submit” to add the recipe and/or image to the collection.
  5. You’re done! Can’t’ pick just one favorite? Feel free to add multiple recipes. The more the merrier!

Submission Rules


All recipes must be original or include appropriate attribution and credit to the source.

Please follow these guidelines outlined by David Lebovitz from this article:

1. If you’re modifying someone else’s recipe, but it resembles the original, it should be called “Adapted from.” For example: “Paul’s Famous Sugar Cookies” Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook, 12th edition

2. If you’ve changed the recipe quite a bit and you’ve reworked several aspects of it, but you were strongly influenced by someone else’s recipe, you should say it was “Inspired by

3. If you change a recipe substantially so much so that one wouldn’t recognize it as someone else’s recipe, you may be able to call it your own. An example might be if someone has an olive oil-orange cake, and you swap out butter for the olive oil, use lemons instead of oranges, and grind up oats and use them for the flour or nut meal in the original recipe. Then you can call it yours, although in my experience, often the story of how and why you adapted it is an interesting story. In which case, you could certainly say where and how you came up with the recipe that you’re publishing.

Note: Ingredients can be copied directly, but it is best practice to write any directions or notes in your own words.


If you would like to include any photos, only share images that you own (no stock photos or internet photos). If you submit photos, you agree that the library has the right to print and publish those photos in the community cookbook, which will be available to the public. And you also agree that your name and identity may be revealed in descriptive text or commentary in connection with the image(s).