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Cookology

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Inspired by our Bookstorm feature this month, Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger, there was a pot of stew bubbling in many a hobo camp during the Great Depression. This is a quick-to-assemble version that can stay in your slow cooker until you’re ready to eat.

Lighthouse Beef Stew

Lighthouse Beef Stew

We wouldn’t be surprised if Travis’s grandmother had a frozen version of this hotdish stored next to the state fair butterhead. This recipe is a staple across the Midwest.

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Twisted Tots Hotdish

We wouldn’t be surprised if Travis’s grandmother had a frozen version of this hotdish stored next to the state fair butterhead. This recipe is a staple across the Midwest.

Taylor Pork Roll Sandwich

Pork Roll Sandwich

One of New Jersey’s most famous foods, the Pork Roll sandwich is made from John Taylor’s Pork Roll, first made in 1856. We’ve chosen it as our featured recipe this month, honoring William Carlos Williams, who lived in Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Sunflower Cat Treats

Patches in Little Cat’s Luck (Marion Dane Bauer and Jennifer A. Bell) would find these healthy treats a reason to purr.

Kim-Chee

Kim-Chee

Kim-chee, a traditional fermented side dish made of vegetables, is the national dish of Korea.

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Flowerpot Cakes

At a spring conference we organized back in 2004, Karen Ritz, author, illustrator, and baker extraordinaire, made one of these for each of our guests. They were a hit! We think they’d work well with a construction-themed party or storytime, too.

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Orange Omelet

Chasing Freedom takes place in the late 1800s—this recipe is one that might have been served at a luncheon.

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Cookology: Divinity Refrigerator Cake

In a 1954 cookbook, we found many recipes specific to the era and quite a few classics. In our Facebook poll, we asked whether you’d prefer this recipe or the recipe for Prune Whip. This recipe won!

Dinosaur eggs

Cookology: Dinosaur Eggs

When you’re done with a day of tromping through the primordial savannah, on the lookout for dinosaurs, have some of these on hand for your avid dinosaur fans.