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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Sounds DE-LISH!!! I love your cookbooks and need quick, easy recipes! Please enter me in the contest!

Janet webb

Hi. Please enter me in the contest. Would love to try these recipes!!


This sounds like something I have got to try. Just love chicken pot pie and this looks so easy. Hmmm, may just have to modify the weeks menus for this one!

Kelly D.

So glad to hear your Jerry is home safe!! The pot pie recipe looks great and I will be trying it soon. Please enter my name in the drawing, I would love to have a copy of this cookbook!

Looks like an awesome cookbook! Another great one from Gooseberry Patch! I wish their ebooks were less than their in print ones! I’d fill my tablet with them. LOL

OMGoodness! That chicken pot pie looks delicious! I can’t wait to get my copy in the mail to see all of the yummy recipes, including my own! 🙂


Just what I want! This recipes looks delicious , thanks for sharing.

Personal Note: Glad your husband made it home, prayers for those who are not.

Linda Dubbelman

That is a recipe I will have to try, looks yummy.:)

Emma Sue Stroud

This sound so delicious. And I love chicken pot pies.

Mary Anne

I have just started collecting and love the books. My family really enjoys homestyle goodies so this one would be a great addition to my collection. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks

Beth T

I can’t wait to try this Chicken Pot Pie recipe…it looks yummy!!!

Glad to hear your husband was at home when all this started! Bless his heart by cooking a bunch of the recipes from this cookbook!! Count me in on the contest!!

Carol W.

I can hardly wait to go make the chicken pie. It looks & sounds delicious!

Nina Priddy

I love cookbooks, so I would love to win this one to add to my collection! Your chicken pot pie looks almost ‘too good to eat’ ! awesome ! glad your husband is safe, too!

Carol Bowen

It looks like you wrote this cookbook for me! Please enter me in the son is begging you!


Chicken pot pie looks yummy. Looking forward to the cook book.

Carrie F

I would love to win this new gooseberry cookbook. That Chicken pot pie looks very yummy and perfect winter time comfort food. God Bless you and your family.

Debbie Mc clain

Thanks for many family nites of dinner. Would LOVE to win this new book.

Nicole G.

I love, love, love Gooseberry cookbooks and would absolutely love to add this one to my collection… they are the best!! c:


I would love to wn the cookbook! Sounds perfect for me! This is the first time I have seen your blog…the name got me because I am *definitely* not June Cleaver. Glad your husband is home safely and I hope the same for all the others.


Sounds great! Can’t wait to try out some others too! Please enter me in the contest!

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and have a number of them.. I would love to add this to my collection!

Gale W

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and this one looks great!


Is this how to enter? I hope so. Love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. They are my new favorite.


This looks like a great cookbook! I’d love to take a stroll through it!
Most importantly, I’m SO very glad that Jerry is home safe. I thought of you and your family immediately when I heard the news, and I said a little prayer. I’m so glad that you let us know that he’s home safe and sound. I’m sure that you are beyond overjoyed.


I love homemade cooking and cooking in a hurry is even better! This is going to be a wonderful cookbook!

robbi b

Please enter me in your contest…I would just love to win this cookbook!


Sounds like a great book. I am always looking for quick and easy good recipes!

donna b.

i love all your cookbooks, i will be on the look out for this one to buy asap!
going to be cking out this recipe! please enter me for the free drawing


I will be on the look out for this cookbook sounds like one that I would refer to often. Cant wait!!!!!!!


I just found this delightful site while clicking on food blog links. I bookmarked it and will definatly be back! I’d love to win this givaway. My Birthday is Jan. 22nd. What a great present that would be!

Jody Phillips

Please enter me in the contest. This book looks great!


Yes, please enter me! I found this from Gooseberry’s facebook. I’ll be really soon. Thanks,


hello ladies ! I just love your cookbooks – so quaint and SO the way we love to cook and eat ! Please enter me in the contest, thanks !

Susan, So glad to hear Jerry is home safe and sound! Close call for sure. Let’s hope the others get out soon.
I can’t believe I haven’t told you before now that Your Blog Is Lovely!!

PICK ME!!!! I LOVE your cookbooks! I’m collecting them and I just bought Church Suppers.I really enjoy your work.Thanks!

I would love to win this cookbook. Looks great. Thanks.

This receipe looks so good I know my family will love it! Count me in on this drawing.