Apple Betty and Sloppy Joe: Stirring Up the Past with Family Recipes and Stories

Apple Betty and Sloppy Joe: Stirring Up the Past with Family Recipes and Stories

by Susan Sanvidge, Jean Sanvidge Wouters, Diane Sanvidge Seckar
     
 

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Compiled by four sisters and based on their recollections of their childhood in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe captures the glow of memories formed while growing up in a midwestern kitchen. From Lemon Meringue Pie to Tomato Soup Cake, from Mom's Chicken Pie to Grandma Noffke's Sliced Cucumber Pickles, this charming book features hundreds of

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Compiled by four sisters and based on their recollections of their childhood in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe captures the glow of memories formed while growing up in a midwestern kitchen. From Lemon Meringue Pie to Tomato Soup Cake, from Mom's Chicken Pie to Grandma Noffke's Sliced Cucumber Pickles, this charming book features hundreds of recipes (some classic, some quirky), plus dozens of food and cooking-related anecdotes, memories, humorous asides, and period photos that transport readers back to Mom's or Grandma's kitchen, circa 1950.

The Sanvidges share a legacy of beloved dishes and food memories that resonate not just for their family, but for readers everywhere who grew up in a small midwestern town - or wish they had. Nostalgic, funny, and warmhearted, Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe celebrates the ways food and food memories link us to our past, and to each other. A delightful gift for food lovers of any generation.

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“I chuckled all the way through this delightful book. I felt like I was spending a sunny afternoon visiting with the charming Sanvidge sisters as they tell their funny, warm, and wonderful stories about growing up in 1950s Wisconsin. Each recipe evokes family memories (which each sister remembers a little differently . . .) and conjures up a time and place that has become an American icon.” (Judith Fertig, author of Prairie Home Cooking)

“From the first page to the last, the mouthwatering recipes and the rich family reminisces drew me in and kept me there, giving me a wonderful serving of the tastes and textures of growing up in Wisconsin.” (Patty Pinner, author of Sweets)
 
"The four Sanvidge sisters will take you back to a cozy childhood of canned soup casseroles, relish trays, and Crisco. From their Mom's lime Jell-O and cottage cheese salad to their Dad's applesauce, Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe is a charming paean to their Oshkosh family and the food we all grew up with." (Anne Dimock, author of Humble Pie: Musing on What Lies Beneath the Crust)

2008 Midwest Connections Pick from the Midwest Booksellers Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870203862
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date:
11/11/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,257,791
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Sanvidge is a freelance graphic designer. She lives in Chicago. Diane Sanvidge Seckar is a journeyman electrician and co-owner of Seckar Electric in Winneconne, Wisconsin. She also designs and makes crocheted hats and purses. Jean Sanvidge Wouters is a homemaker, seamstress, and volunteer in Winneconne. Julie Sanvidge Florence is the director of the Lebanon Public Library in Lebanon, Ohio. Since completing Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe, the Sanvidge sisters have been working on another collection of family memories, Oshkosh Stories.

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