Recipe Two from Gooseberry Patch’s Homestyle in a Hurry!


This is such a great cookbook.  As you saw I had so many recipes marked in my copy marked and can’t wait to make each and every one of them!  This caught my eye right away.  I had a raised bed full of  “second pickings” broccoli and what better to make than a fresh brocolli salad!

Here’s your recipe and another chance to win a copy of this wonderful NEW Gooseberry Patch cookbook! Just leave a comment.  Oh…and be sure and make this salad – it is wonderful!


Broccoli Salad Deluxe


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into flowerets and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 6 ounces sweet dried cranberries
  • 2 1/4 ounce slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.  Add remaining ingredient; toss together.  Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 6 hours before serving.  Makes 8-10 servings.

YES!  It was as delicious as it was beautiful!!!


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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This looks wonderful I’ve been looking for this recipe. I can’t wait to try it.


Hi There, I just learned about your blog and I really enjoy it. I would love to own one of your cookbooks.

bonnie w

The Broccoli salad looks absolutely yummy!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Valerie Dowling

Looks delish and easy!


I have quite a few Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks and have been collecting since the beginning and love them all! I share them with my daughter and daughter in law and we have a wonderful time going through them and sharing ideas and great food. This looks like a wonderful recipe. Would love to add this book to my collection! Thanks


Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

I really need this one for my collection!

Linda Dubbelman

That looks like a yummy recipe. I love broccoli and will have to try it sometime. 🙂


This looks like a great dish for a summer potluck or family reunion!

This looks wonderful. I’ve never been a broccoli person but I believe this will change my mind. I will be making this tomorrow! Thanks

marilyn just

This looks SO yummy!!


I just came from the store! Boo-Hoo. I can hardly wait to try this. Thanks!

i wish i could get this book. all the recipes that have been posted all look so good. i need to add this book to my collection, and it would be so awesome if i won it.

kristi pritts

love the cookbooks would sure like this one.

My husband would love that! Will have to try this one soon.


Yum! Looks so good, I cant wait to try it!


I am on a low cholesterol diet. I would have to switch the mayo to fat free or with olive oil. This hits all the categories for me. I would love to have your cook book if this is just a sample!
Thank you so much!


Love the kitchen pic with the jars in the window 🙂 and the salad looks great too!!!


This sounds delicious and I would LOVE to win your cookbook!!!! I love cookbooks and I love getting new ones!

Tammie Jones

Oh how I would love to have this cookbook. I have a recipe similar to the one above and it is one of my favorites. Wonder what else is in here????

Beth Carpenter

Can’t wait to try this salad it looks delicious!!! I have the salt and pepper shakers that are in the picture from your catalog…I love them!

LeAnna Sisco

Looks yummy! Would love to win this cookbook!!


This is going on my meal rotation for lunch ideas. Yummy! Thanks for sharing.


Sounds like another great cookbook….hope I win…


Oh my goodness…this sounds like a salad my husband would love! I’ll have to make it for him sometime.

Julie Buck

This sounds alot like one of my Mom’s recipes. It is really yummy and I am not a big fan of broccoli.


I would love to be entered into your contest to win a cookbook. Although I am not from this area long, I went to the local library trying to see what Gooseberry Patch books they had. Well they did not have any! And worse they had never heard of them. After friendly conversation with the people at the desk, they told me they did not have the money to buy any books since they are a small library and only could got books through donations. They said a lot of their people who come to the library do not have a lot of money to spend to buy books also. I felt really sad after leaving there and desided to donate my Gooseberry Patch books…All eighty five of them! I wanted to make the people who would get to borrow them to be able to get that same feeling that I get each time I open a Gooseberry book. I felt good that I did a good deed and could help others. (isn’t that what God would except of us). So now I am slowly trying to rebuild my collection. I then found out that so many people have been able to enjoy my gift, and that has been a blessing in itself! I found out that they do not sell Gooseberry Patch much in this area so I must order each one. Cracker Barrell sells them, But they have had the same three cookbooks for the last eight months! Please consider me to win!!! Thank you! Love your blog!

Kedith Blair

Looks great can’t wait to try it.

Norma Cunningham

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! This salad looks so pretty in the picture! I sure hope I win!

Patrice Lindsey

Please enter my name in the drawing. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

donna b.

going to try this recipe out on the girls at work, we all love gooseberry patch, hoping to win a cookbook!

KellyJean Gettelfinger

Great pics! Looks so yummy! Thx for the chance to win!

Amy Kopp

Sounds like a yummy variation of a salad I make.

I would love to be entered. Thanks.


This salad looks really good. Wish my husband liked broccoli.


This salad looks great! Would love to win the cookbook, thanks for the chance!!


I so enjoy sitting in “my” chair with a cup of hot tea, going through my Gooseberry Patch cookbook for the “current season” and finding some great homemade food for my family!! I can’t wait to look in this one!!


salad looks so good,have to try it! thanks

Debra Nelson

This looks so great!! Quick, easy and looks good too….will try it this weekend for the only football game worth watching….THE STEELERS!!!


I really want to win this! 🙂


This is one of my favorite salads to make and eat!