In a hurry? Gooseberry Patch has a new cookbook just for you!


Hearty, satisfying recipes for busy families…from fridge to table in 30 minutes or less!

And really who isn’t in a hurry from time to time?  Or most of the time!?  Well I am!  I have several  WONDERFUL recipes for you, the first one  this morning. I am also happy to announce you can enter to win a copy of this amazing new cookbook from Gooseberry Patch. This giveaway will go a little faster that the last.  You will only have a week to get your name in the drawing so leave me a comment, letting me know you want to add your name and be sure and try these recipes – they were huge hits here at the Dahlem house. I will draw the winner’s name next Saturday January 22 at noon CST.  But hey don’t just leave your name today and then not check back.  There will be opportunities during the week to get your name in a second, third or maybe even fourth time!  So try to check back.

I really can’t say how much I loved reading this cookbook.  So many great recipes plus helps and hints on nearly every page.  A real treasure.  As you can see, I have a few things marked to try – in fact making one today that I will post tomorrow (and another chance to enter for you!)  As you can see I have quite a few recipes marked :)


And one of the greatest things about the book is it isn’t just for supper meals.  There’s a whole section on Busy Day Breakfasts!  I am telling you for reals, if you don’t win it you so need to buy it.

My first recipe is for On-the-Run Chicken Pot Pie. This homemade chicken pot pie is done in less time than you can open the box and bake a store bought one.  Can you beat that???  And just look at it!


My kids LOVE chicken pot pie.  They even love the little boxed ones but they LOVED this one.  Ooo’d and ahhh’d and there were NO leftovers.

On-the-Run-Chicken Pot Pie

  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 10 3/4 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 /2 cup milk
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 9 inch pie crust cut into one inch strips
  • 1 egg beaten

Place potatoes, carrots, onion, celery and 1/2 cup water in a microwave safe bowl.  Cover and microwave on high for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat soup with milk and remaining water in a saucepan over medium heat, stir in chicken, salt and pepper.  When vegetables are done, drain and place in an uncreased two quart casserole dish.  Add peas, spoon chicken mixture into dish.  Arrange pie crust strips on top lattice style; brush with egg.  Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes until crust is golden and mixture is hot and bubbly.  Serves 4.


YUM and here is my little crustless pie ~ gluten free :)    Baked it along with the other one.  Delish!

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Happy Saturday Peeps! And best of luck – I wish you could all win!  However since that’s not possible, as soon as we all congratulate the winner on January 22, and if you are not that lucky duck, zip over to Gooseberry Patch and get yourself a copy of Homestyle in a Hurry.  Oh heck ~ go ahead and order several – they make great gifts for all your foodie friends.  Now leave me a comment and get your name in.

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On a personal note: If you are following the news you know of the hell that Tunisia has become quickly and almost over night and you know if you follow my blog that my Jerry works in Tunisia.  He is home safe and sound. Now I just want to hear that all his co-workers are out of Tunisia and someplace safe. Preferably with their families.   It’s amazing to me how quickly things became complete chaos. I know the office personnel sent their families out of the country two days ago. But the men are still there. I am so thankful when Jerry was asked he declined to stay over. They needed him but he said no. With the few extra days he was needed, then the weather between here and there it is very likely that he would have been in the country trying to get home when all this happened. I think you know about how well I would have handled it. No idea how this will affect his job.  Jerry said the crew going out made it to the rig. But the crew coming in had to stay. No flights in and out. At this point hey are probably safest on the rig.

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Yvonnie Gord

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks & would love to win this one! Definitely will be trying this recipe, thank you… and will be praying for everyone’s safety there!


So glad that Jerry is safe! Can’t wait to try the chicken pot pie recipe, my kids will love it! Please enter my name in the contest to win the latest GBP cookbook. Thanks for the opportunity.


Wow, how scary. I am so glad Jerry made it home safely.
The chicken pot pie recipe looks amazing! I hope I win!!


YAY! I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and that is just right up my alley. Seems no matter my intentions not to be, I am always in a hurry with dinner.


this looks soooooo good! thanks for sharing :-)


Please add my name, that chicken pot pie looks wonderful!

Susan…Pot Pies are one of my favorite comfort foods ever…. please enter my name for the give away contest.

P.S. So glad hubby is safe…and will send positive energy for the whole conflict to be resolved.

Let me know how I can support you.

Victoria In Houston

I have seen so many reviews on this book out in blogland and would love my name to be put in for the drawing. I am also glad that you published this recipe because my hubby has been wanting some chicken pot pie! Have a blessed day!

Please do count me in. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. It’s wonderful as always.


Another one to add to the collection. Can’t wait to try the chicken pot pie


So happy that your Jerry is safe with you.

I’d love a chance to win! I love cookbooks… Glad to hear your husband is safely home!

I am so glad your hubby is home safe. What a relief right now for all of you.
On another chicken pie looks so yum! So glad for you that you are now doing the GBP reviews. Fun! Fun!

Shelly Virtue

Please enter me in your drawing! I can’t wait to try this pot pie recipe….looks yummy! <3


Please enter me for this drawing. I love this blog and appreciate the time you put into it. Thanks!

Would love to win this book Susan, as you know I am a big fan of Gooseberry Patch anything. I am so thankful that your Jerry was able to get out safe and sound, and is now home with you and the family. Will pray for the rest. Don’t worry about the future and his job. I can testify to the truth that God never shuts a door without opening a window. ((((hugs))))

Yummy! That chicken pot pie looks good. I could use some quick and easy recipes.


I’m a big fan of Gooseberry Patch, and I have quite a collection of cookbooks. I’d love to add this one. :) I even still miss the catalogs. I ordered (and still have) lots of neat things from them over the years.


Wow – glad Jerry is out of harm’s way and hoping the rest of the crew makes it out safely too. This cookbook looks great – for some reason in this season of my life I’m always in a hurry, and we just added one to our dinner table so now I’m cooking for more.

Love, love, love GBP!!! Can’t wait to get this one!

I would love a chance to win, I’m a huge GP fan and collector!



I love Gooseberry Patch books…have been published in quit a few…would
love to add this one to my collection!!


I was so thrilled to see that you are able to try yet another awesome cookbook from Gooseberry! And that you get to give another way, is even more awesome! I will definitely be trying this On-the-Run-Chicken Pot Pie, it does look very quick & simple! I love your blog and all your creative energy! Keep up the good work.


Please enter me to win!! My daughter loves chicken pot pie and I always grab the terrible frozen ones for her…. can’t wait to try this easy homemade recipe.. it will be sooooo much better and healthier!!!!


Please add my name for the drawing. That pot pie looks so yummy and your tutorial is great as always. I am glad to hear that Jerry is with you and not in harms way.

Thanks for another great review, Susan…your pot pie looks delicious! So glad Jerry got home safe. We’ll be thinking about your family. :)


I’ve never heard of the goodseberry patch, but would love to out this cookbook! I love trying new recipes. That pie looks delish.
I’m a new follower of your blog. Glad to hear that your hubby is safe.


Oh how I love these cookbooks! Please enter me!!

P.S. Glad to hear your husband is home safe and sound. What a tragedy over there :( Prayers for everyone!


I consider myself to be a happy “June Cleaver” but some nights it would be nice to make a nice home cooked meal with out all the time it takes. Id love to see this book, I may have to go out and take a peek at it.

Connie Calloway

I want this book soooooooooo bad. I have a collection of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and I read them over and over and get so many awesome recipes and tips from them. I hope I can finally win one.


I love your cookbooks!

Debbie Caraballo

Please add my name to the contest. Love the GPB cookbooks, and the Pot Pie looks incredible! So happy your hubby is safe and sound.


Please enter me to win this awesome cookbook. I would have loved to have had a cookbook like this 10 years ago when my daughter was still and school and we were on the go every night of the week.

Ruth Messenger

The Pot pie sounds great!! Please enter my name in the contest!! Would love to have a copy of the cookbook!! Glad your husband is safe!!


Please put my name in the drawing. I just roasted a chicken yesterday and was looking for something to make with the leftovers! This recipes was sooo timely. Thanks!

Angela harrson

I love your blog food is good too.

Gina Taylor

This sounds like a cookbook that I would love to have… I always seem to be rushed to get the children fed. What a wonderful idea! Please submit my name so that I might receive this cookbook! Thanks…


Thank you for the recipe. I am a 53 year old male and love to keep things simple so this is really great. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks, Chris

Liz M

Please count me in! I love gooseberry cookbooks! I’ve just recently found your blog and am loving it as well!! :)

I love Gooesberry Patch cookbooks I have every cookbook and I would love to add this one to my collection.

Debbie Stephens

Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook. And better yet, your Jerry is home, that’s great!

Jetta M

I just love Gooseberry Patch. Please enter my name into the drawing. I would love to win this book. A week or so ago I fell and hurt my arm and shoulder. I have been looking for some good easy recipes that I can prepare, until I recover. I am sure whoever is lucky enough to win will be thrilled. Thanks for sharing your chicken pot pie recipe. It looks very good. I will have to give it a try.


I love would love to win this one!

Betty K

PLEASE enter my name in the drawing for the Homestyle In A Hurry cookbook.
I just love Gooseberry Patch everything!

I’m glad your hubby is safely home and I am sending prayers for the safe return of the others to their loved ones!

Kelly C.

I love Gooseberry Patch. I too am new to your blog and I love the name of it. I think many of us aspire to be like June Cleaver. :)

Suzy Howell

I think this is the one that I have two of my recipies in. I haven’t gotten my free book yet so I don’t know. But if I win another one I will give it to my daughter. Plus I plan to buy a few more. Glad Jerry is ok. I Love GooseBerry Patch. :)

Julie Anne McNee-Ruger

I would love my name to be put in the drawing. The chicken pot pie looks delicious and I’m planning on making it this week for the family=)

Jennifer J

Definitely a fan of GBP cookbooks, and definitely always looking for good, quick, and hearty recipes – please put my name in the hat!


This recipe sounds great, can’t wait to try it!! I absolutely LOVE gooseberry patch cookbooks!

That’s funny, I made a Chicken Pie for tonight’s supper, not quite as easy as this recipe looks though! I would love to win this Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Please enter my name.