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Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

Cookology

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Pumpkin Muffins

Author Melanie Heuiser Hill believes that Gram, from her book Giant Pumpkin Suite, would be baking these pumpkin muffins this month.

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Squashed Fly Cookies

My British mom was fond of making these for us as children. It is a cookie (or “biscuit” if you live in the UK!) she knows from her own childhood. The moniker may suggest an unusual, rather disagreeable ingredient, but in reality, no insects were sacrificed for the dough!

Potato Latkes

Potato Latkes

One of the traditional foods served at Hannukah celebrations, this recipe for Potato Latkes will have your nose twitching and your mouth watering! Happy Hannukah!

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Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

We recommend giving kids cookbooks for the holidays. Yumm. For kids who are inspired by relatives who cook, TV cooking shows, or their innate wish to make (and eat) good food, a cookbook will travel with them throughout life. (And it’s a sneaky way to encourage reading and math!)

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Vinegar Pie

In honor of our Bookstorm, Presenting Buffalo Bill: the Man Who Invented the Wild West, we discovered that on the wagon trail, when fresh apples weren’t available, apple cider vinegar made a tasty pie.

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 and many a hootenanny in the ’50s and 60s’. This quick-to-assemble version can stay in your slow cooker until you’re […]

Lighthouse Beef Stew

Lighthouse Beef Stew

Author Aimee Bissonette writes, “To accompany your reading of Miss Colfax’s Lighthouse, here’s the type of recipe Harriet would have cooked in winter months. It gets incredibly cold on Lake Michigan in the winter and Harriet was always so busy! She would have needed something that was pretty easy to make (no time to fuss) […]

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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.