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

Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe: Stirring Up the Past with Family Recipes and Stories
Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe: Stirring Up the Past with Family Recipes and Stories
Paperback: $18.95
392 pages
ISBN: 9780870203862

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By Susan Sanvidge, Diane Sanvidge Seckar, Jean Sanvidge Wouters, & Julie Sanvidge Florence

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.

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.

Click here 
to watch Joan Sanstadt interview authors Jean Sanvidge Wouters and Diane Sanvidge Seckar, and their mother Helen Sanvidge. Jean and Diane also demonstrate how to make Apple Betty, one of the title dishes. This program originally aired on April 25, 2008.