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American Classic Digest - Hamburger and Hot Dog Backyard BBQ (In the Pantry Classics Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Joyce Middleton
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Book Description

*** Spring into this Classic Series ***

American Classic Digests - Only the BEST of the BEST!

Volume 1 In the Pantry Classics Series

All books in the Classics Series include preparation and serving tips and photos.

Ranked #1 Best Selling in Outdoor Cooking
Ranked #1 Best Selling in US Regional/California
Ranked #1 Best Selling in US Regional/West
Listed in Hot New Releases and Top Rated

Summer Barbecuing... Discover how to  have a great American BBQ with this classic menu including the recipes for your barbecue!

Many of the American classic recipes have morphed into culinary delights my Grandmother wouldn't recognize.  But they all have an original recipe they are based on.  Follow me on a journey of discovery and memories of a simpler time with real food for a backyard barbecue. I'll take you through the history, what we were doing at the time we made these recipes, how we dined and how we lived.

Although it's time-saving to buy some of these recipes already finished and ready for the table, they don't taste the same as what you can easily make at home.  Once you know the basics for these traditional recipes, you'll be inspired to add a few of your favorite ingredients and make it your own.  Your children may then be handing down your classic recipe through the generations. 
  • How to make the BEST hamburger
  • The BEST potato for your Potato Salad
  • The BEST homemade Chocolate Ice Cream (very old recipe!)
  • EASY Fruit Salad that won't take up all your time to prepare
  • REAL Baked Beans you can make in advance
  • and of course, REAL Apple Pie - EASY and delish!
This American Classic Digest is a collection of recipes based around a classic menu for a backyard barbecue. Each recipe includes my preparation tips and pictures.

"... Great Nostalgia... contains 10 recipes for an indulgent Fifties-style back yard Sunday afternoon barbecue.~ Grandma

Get ready for the "barbecue holidays," summer picnics and backyard fun. Why not plan a 50s style party?! 

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Editorial Reviews


"... easy to follow and easy to make. They are true blue American classics and full of flavor." ~ Marg Ruttan - International Best Selling Cookbook Author

"... recipes are great, can't wait to try out the Chocolate Ice Cream." ~ Kat

"... book includes 10 classic recipes - enough for you to base your entire BBQ on." ~ Lee Dobbins

From the Author

I had a great time writing this book; cooking with my Mother and getting back to the basic recipes I remember as a girl.  We all gave a sigh of contentment as we enjoyed the dishes my Mother and I re-created.  These are the exact recipes I used as a base to make my own unique creations while raising my son. 

~ Joyce

Product Details

  • File Size: 597 KB
  • Print Length: 59 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: GRM Digital Publishing; 2.0 edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081LT1FK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #868,173 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book May 9, 2012
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I absolutely love this book. It has some great background information on recipes that we all have used for years. Joyce tells us the origins of the recipes and gives tips on how to make them so they are just like our Mom's used to make. In addition, she provides some interesting information about songs from the 1950s and 1960s, the era of rock 'n roll and the time when backyard barbeques became popular.

The recipes are easy to follow and easy to make. They are true blue American classics and full of flavor. I loved the potato salad recipe (I'm a dedicated potato fan) and I also really enjoyed Joyce's recipe for Cole Slaw. I will be making some of the other recipes throughout the summer as well.

This book has great content and anyone interested in background information on recipes will find it well worth the price. I highly recommend it.

Marg Ruttan
International Best Selling Cookbook Author
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This cookbook was a lot of fun to read. I particularly loved the stories of the authors backyard BBQ's - I grew up around the same time and the wonderful descriptions of the things that were happening in that era and the simpler times and foods that we ate back then really took me back to my youth. I grew up in New England and we had BBQ's quite often too during the warm months - I remember how the summers seemed to last forever and the only responsibilities were making sure my room was clean for when company came over to the BBQ! Those were the days. The book includes 10 classic recipes - enough for you to base your entire BBQ on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant Stroll Down Memory Lane May 10, 2012
By Kat
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A blast from the past. I absolutely love this book. If you are a baby boomer, this will bring back fond memories. I think I have all of the songs the author lists in the Entertainment section on CD, plus a few more to boot. Hey, anybody remember the exact year Chex Party Mix was first made? I do, it was in the '50's. The recipes are great, can't wait to try out the Chocolate Ice Cream. Instead of watching TV tonight, I think I'll turn the CD player on and stroll through memory lane. Thanks Joyce.
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4.0 out of 5 stars BBQ July 17, 2012
By Ladybry
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Small book, I was happy that the price was right - no cost. For those who don't cook - this book is good, but more experience cooks will have already tried.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book June 14, 2012
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I read about the book before I got it so I had a pretty good idea of what the book was like. It is a fun book since I grew up in the 50's in San Diego and the author grew up in Los Angeles and I can relate to what she wrote. Perhaps I would like a few more recipes but there were the basic ones and exactly how to do them with lots of pictures, which I love in a recipe book. My next BBQ, I am going to make good use of this book. Because of the pictures, and the detailed recipes, I give this book 5 stars.
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More About the Author

Congrats to Jenny and Rick for winning my first competition on Facebook!

Thanks for visiting my author page. Since adding my first Kindle book, I was completely surprised and pleased that it surged up the bestseller list. It's a little book of love with my favorite fresh fruit quick bread recipes. I have to say thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a review.

Have you ever tried putting together all the recipes you've collected over the years? It's not easy, especially getting them formatted for publication. But I'm a serious baker - have been since childhood, so I have a lot to organize and share.

I grew up in the 50s and 60s in southern California. Since I was in grade school, I was in the kitchen cooking and baking to help my Mother. And then I got really serious about cooking after reading Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" Volumes 1 and 2. Later I found the need to modify my cooking while raising a family. After all, my food budget didn't have room for all the "gourmet" items I would need to buy for all the recipes I wanted to make.

That's when I started cooking and baking from my pantry. Of course, I had to stock the pantry with the items I used most often. I also developed a routine for making sure I always had fresh meals to serve. My "gourmet" cooking was relegated to entertaining.

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