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

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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...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published November 11th 2007 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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The Sanvidge sisters grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in the 1950s and 1960s. Apple Betty and Sloppy Joe is a tribute to the food of their childhood. It is filled with recipes and memories of their parents, grandparents, and neighbors, all told with good humor. I'm about 15 years younger than the youngest Sanvidge sister, so my experiences differed somewhat from theirs, but there was still a lot of overlap. I, too, grew up on Bisquick, Miracle Whip, and canned fruit cocktail. It brought back a lot...more
May 19, 2012 Relyn rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nobody
Recommended to Relyn by: I loved the title.
I checked this book about because of the witty title. As I began to read it, I wondered once again how some books get published.

Though I am not a cook, I love to read certain kinds of cookbooks - you know the ones? They read more like memoirs with recipes. Or rather, recipes with mini-memoirish essays. For example, I love Sophie Dahl's cookbooks. But this one? It was disjointed and careless. It read more like a self-published book who's only audience should have been family members. I am glad,...more
An interesting premise for a book, and I thought there would be more recipes.It's a bit chatty - too much in some spots (do I really need directions in how to pour a bowl of cereal ?) and not enough in others ( could've give more detail for nostalgic glimpses). I did read it however, as I remember much of what they describe, and the recipes they do have are close to what we grew up on. There's just not many of them. I kept reading hoping I'd find a little nugget of treasure. I'm glad I didn't bu...more
Kitschy, nostalgic and delicious. Kind of like Wisconsin.
Cute book---had a lot of recipes that were made when we were growing up as children. It was set in Wisc. but it could have been in Idaho.
great book of 50's and 60's growing up, I have to read the second one even though it isn't about food, I can't wait!
Holy crap...! There are recipes I've forgotten about from when I was a kid! Geesh!
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