Marcia Strykowski

Category Archives: Recipes

Happy New Year

Can’t you just picture Miss Cogshell bustling around her kitchen as she whips up this special punch? Perhaps she is making it for a function to be held in the basement of the Port Well’s Baptist church, located just up the road from her seaside home. Whatever the occasion, you can bet it will taste …

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Holiday Baking

It’s that busy time of year. I pulled myself away from the computer and spent most of yesterday baking cookies for today’s annual cookie swap with my childhood friends. I think this is our 24th year! Since I needed 7 dozen and most recipes come out to less cookies than they state…I tripled the recipe …

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Halloween Treats

This little ghost family has just put their pumpkins out on the stoop. What a fun, easy way to make healthy snacks during the Halloween season. We used clementines, green beans, bananas, and chocolate chips. For more recipes and crafts, click on the Recipes & Crafts button in right sidebar.

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Whoopie Pies

The whoopie pie is the official state treat of Maine (their state dessert is blueberry pie). In the way that donut holes were leftover from donuts, whoopie pies were first made from the leftover batter of larger cakes. The Amish also have a claim to the whoopie pie’s earliest appearance. Wherever they originated, these delicious mini cakes with cream filling …

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Hermits

For more recipes from Miss Cogshell’s recipe box, please scroll down.

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Yummy!

Scroll back through older posts to find Miss Cogshell’s recipe for ginger cookies.

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Turkey Apples

We have a festive tradition in our home. Each year, the children make turkey apples to decorate the table for our Thanksgiving celebration. If you’d like to try some, you’ll need marshmallows, gumdrops, gummy worms, toothpicks and apples. Have fun!

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Time for a Treat

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