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Hot dogs? Yuck! S'mores? Yawn. Our cookbook, Pudgie Revolution!, brings campfire cookery to the next level--pudgie pie style!
Hot dogs? Yuck! S'mores? Yawn. Our cookbook, Pudgie Revolution!, brings campfire cookery to the next level--pudgie pie style!
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Pudgie Revolution!  Pie Iron Cookin' for Food-Lovin' Campers

We love pudgie pies and we want you to love them, too! Our cookbook, Pudgie Revolution!, puts a gourmet spin on this camping staple, raising the bar on conventional camp food. Pudgie Revolution! thinks outside the traditional pie iron box providing unique pudgie pie recipes that will inspire campers to bring their camp cookery to the next level. This cookbook is a must-have for every camper’s supply box!

We Know Pudgie Pies

As friends who met in high school, we’ve been camping and cooking together for a long time. Needless to say, we've concocted a lot of pudgie pies over the years. In our respective scouting troops as youngsters, we were introduced to pie iron cooking of the white-bread-and-pie-filling variety. Tasty, kinda. Interesting, no. We have since made it our mission to create innovative and tastebud-tickling pudgie cuisine. 

Are we crazy? Maybe a little. But, if you’ve ever had a pudgie pie, you understand. And if you haven’t, we can’t wait for you to experience the joy of the pudgie pie. Happy Pudgery!

Printed Cookbook Features

  • Over 80 full-color pudgie pie recipes
  • Guide to our "Pudgie-Pie-losophy"
  • A "pie" chart of crust options
  • Menu plans and grocery lists for car camping, canoeing, and backpacking trips
  • Tips aplenty
  • The best pudgie pie recipe names around (just try to resist the "Pudg-YAM-a Party Pudgie!")
  • Super-cool layout and graphic design by Evensen Creative

Where Will Your Money Go?

  • Graphic Design:  We want our cookbook to look awesome, so we've enlisted a talented professional to help us and we want to compensate him fairly.
  • Illustration:  While we are talented in many ways, we are not artistically inclined.  We need to pay an illustrator to draw all the ingredients in our recipes.
  • Printing:  Our dream has always been to hold a copy of our pudgie pie cookbook in our hands.  The bulk of our Kickstarter funds will go toward the printing of our cookbook. 

We Need YOU!

Please help us publish our cookbook!  Contribute now to launch the Pudgie Revolution!

Risks and challenges

Once our project (hopefully!) gets funded we will still have a lot to accomplish. As with any project, there are bound to be some bumps along the way. While we are doing our best to smooth any bumps, there are certainly challenges that could potentially hold us up:

Recipe Development:
At this point we have approximately 50 completed recipes, and another 40 recipes in various stages of completion. When we develop our recipes, we come up with an idea and then test variations to see what works and tastes best. For example, when we developed our Poutine Pudgie, we made different versions. We tried shoestring potatoes, fresh potato slices, and thawed frozen waffle-cut french fries. We experimented with powdered gravy and gravy sauce. Naturally, the cheese curds were a no-brainer. If we do say so ourselves, the Poutine Pudgie is so tasty, it may just cause you to weep with joy. Seriously, it's that good. We want you to know that our recipes are well-tested because we only want the cream-of-the-pudgie-crop gracing the pages of our cookbook. This takes time, of course, but we feel confident that we can complete our recipe development in 2 month's time.

Illustration & Design
Once we have our recipes completed, we will enlist the help of an artist to illustrate a lengthy list of ingredients. We have budgeted a month for this part of the process. While this is our plan, the timeframe for this step is ultimately out of our unartistic hands.

As soon as we have the ingredient illustrations, we will hand everything off to our talented graphic designer, who has estimated about 1 month for layout and design. Again, even though we have the utmost confidence in our graphic designer, we understand that unforeseen obstacles can arise and hold up progress.

Printing
We researched different printers and identified one that fits our needs. We have received both a monetary quote and an estimate of the time required for printing and shipping of our book. While there is no guarantee that these numbers will be exact, we are confident that we've made a good faith effort to investigate this timeframe.

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    "I ♥ Pudgie Pies!" BUMPER STICKER

    Show the world your pudgie pride!

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    "I ♥ Pudgie Pies!" CAN KOOZIE
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    Cold beverage + hot pudgie? There's nothing finer!

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    PUDGIE REVOLUTION! COOKBOOK
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    Your taste buds will thank you.

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    2 PUDGIE REVOLUTION COOKBOOKS! (plus 2 stickers and 2 can koozies) Spread the pudgie pie love and keep some for yourself!

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    3 PUDGIE REVOLUTION COOKBOOKS! (plus 3 stickers and 3 can koozies) Triple the cookbooks and triple the pudgie fun!

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    "I ♥ Pudgie Pies!" SCREEN PRINTED T-SHIRT
    (plus the sticker, can koozie, & cookbook--heck, we'll even sign it!)

    Yeah, we're crafty like that. Slip on this red American Apparel t-shirt in the size of your choice and you'll be the envy of your pudgie-lovin' pals!

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    RECIPE SPONSORSHIP: Tell us what you like to eat and we'll design a custom pudgie pie just for you! Your name will be listed on the recipe page as a sponsor.
    (Plus the sticker, koozie, signed cookbook and t-shirt--whew!)

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    A top-of-the-line PIE IRON! (plus the cookbook, t-shirt, recipe sponsorship, koozie and sticker) Choose a round or square ROME Industries pie iron, which, in our humble opinion, are the very best!

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    We'll throw a PUDGIE PARTY for you and 3 friends! Meet us in Madison, WI and we'll give you the ultimate 3-course pudgie pie party featuring recipes from our cookbook. Yum!
    (Plus you get everything else: sticker, koozie, signed cookbook, and t-shirt.)

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    Overnight guided CANOE TRIP down the beautiful Wisconsin River for you and 1 guest! Meet us in Spring Green, WI. We'll camp on a sand bar, gaze at the stars, and eat pudgie pies to our hearts' content! (You also get everything else: sticker, koozie, signed cookbook, and t-shirt.)

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