Edible Antics is traveling this week to Oshkosh and other Wisconsin communities in Waushara and Winnebago counties in Wisconsin. Not only are they linked alphabetically but they are right next to each other. We are finding the special Supper Clubs, bakeries, meat markets, breweries, bike trails, wineries, bed and breakfasts, parks, attractions and anything we think you might enjoy in each county we visit. We’ll post for you our Edible Antics recommended stops for each county. Continue reading
Celebrating Sisters’ Day by “Stirring up the past with family recipes and stories” from four, Oshkosk, Wisconsin sisters.
August 1st is Sisters’ Day, and the best time to bring out the cookbook/culinary memoir of four Wisconsin sisters. Written by sisters Susan Sanvidge, Diane Sanvidge Seckar, Jean Sanvidge Wouters, and Julie Sanvidge Florence, Apple Betty and Sloppy Joe, is a tribute to the tastes, smells, and family life enjoyed in their parent’s kitchen.
Reading Apple Betty and Sloppy Joe is like sitting down at the Sanvidge’s kitchen table, a table laden with old-fashioned, mid-western food, and listening to the sisters chat, tell stories, and sometimes dispute memories of their childhood. It’s a real treat. As in most families, the kitchen was the heart of daily life in the Sanvidge family. The arrivals of guests, the celebration of holidays, and the sisters’ comings of age were marked by the special foods their mother created.
So in honor of Sisters’ Day, I re-created Mom Sanvidge’s “Famous Granola Bars”. Their oat and honey granola bars are better than store-bought my own daughter says. And that’s because they’re made with love. Keep reading for the recipe.
‘Brownies’ is one of the food categories in which 10-year-olds can compete in the 4-H Club competitions at the county fair. Tuesday, when my own 10-year-old saw this, she tapped the 4-H Club booklet and said, “I’ll make BROWNIES!..I’ll use the chocolate brownie recipe you used for those brownies you brought to our class party. Those brownies disappeared first from the treats table and people asked me for the recipe. So I know those chocolate brownies are sure to win at the fair!”
What confidence, I thought. My daughter likes to win. And I’m glad she liked the brownies, but to be honest, those chocolate brownies were the very first I’d ever made that did not come from a box mix. So I wasn’t surprised that Lauren liked them better than our usual ones. But are these chocolate brownies actually good enough to win a 4-H Club prize at the county fair?
My uncertainty stems from the fact that I never got to eat one of the brownies. I made them right before I took them to the party. In a flash, they were gone. I never got the opportunity to form my own opinion about them. And it’s not like kids have discriminating tastes when it comes to desserts. So I’ll just have to make them again and see for myself what sort of competitive edge this chocolate brownie recipe may have over others. Keep reading for the recipe so you can form your own opinion.