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Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

Cookology

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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

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.

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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.