What's Cookin in Eden Prairie?

Eden Prairie’s Tammy Brooks uses a community cookbook to help local organizations.
What’s Cooking in Eden Prairie? Volumes 1 and 2.

Tammy Brooks loves cooking and collecting recipes, and she’s found a way to use those passions to give back to the community. For the past couple years, Brooks, who has lived in Eden Prairie for 33 years, has collected recipes from her friends, neighbors and family members, compiling them into three cookbooks. She’s used the proceeds from the sale of the What’s Cooking in Eden Prairie? cookbooks to help local organizations, including The Prop Shop, Eden Prairie Firefighters, Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools and others. The third volume of What’s Cooking in Eden Prairie?—with 558 recipes, including a recipe for her popular Oreo balls—went on sale in mid-November. “Most people who buy it say it’s their true blue cookbook,” says Brooks, noting that many of the contributed recipes are well-tested, family favorites.

The third volume of What’s Cooking in Eden Prairie? is available for $20 at Eden Prairie Dunn Bros., Belladonna Florist and Bear Path Country Club. Email ep1cooks@gmail.com with questions.