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Jul
31
2011

Hoppin’ Jane from Gooseberry Patch’s 101 Hearty Recipes!

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Another yummy one!  It’s under sides but we made a meal of it!

Hoppin’ Jane

  • 4 slices of bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 c onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c celery, chopped
  • 1/4 c red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 16 ounce can black-eyes peas, drained
  • 1 1/4 c instant rice, uncooked
  • 1 c water
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon to drain on paper towels; reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in skillet.  Add onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic to drippings and saute 3 minutes or until softened.  Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil over high heat.  Cover, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes or until rice is tender.  Garnish with crumbled bacon.  Serves 4.

Now here is how you can win a copy of this great cookbook!

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All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of each post pertaining to this giveaway and Early Bird Review and consider yourself entered.  I will be posting 4 delectable recipes from this book over the next two weeks and then on Monday August 8th I will draw a name from the trusty mason jar and announce the winner.  So counting today’s post which is really an introduction, you have 5 chances to get your name in the drawing!  And of course it would be nice of you to tell your friends if you have facebook or a blog of your own.  Here is a little button for you to use:

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Good luck in the drawing and Happy Cooking!

Jul
30
2011

Frosted Cherry Drops from Gooseberry Patch’s 101 Hearty Recipes

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Super Easy!  You are going to love these!

Frosted Cherry Drops

  • 18 1/2 ounce pkg white cake mix (I think if you had cherry chip cake mix on hand that might be awesome too!)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 T maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 t almond extract
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, finely chopped
  • Garnish: maraschino cherries, quartered

In a bowl combine dry cake mix, sour cream, cherry juice, almond extract and egg.  Fold in chopped cherries. Drop by tsp 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes or until edges are slightly golden.  Cool one minute on baking sheets; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  Frost with Cherry Frosting; top with cherry quarters.  makes 2 1/2-3 dozen.

Cherry Frosting

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c margarine, softened
  • 1 T maraschino cherry juice
  • 2-3 T milk

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency.

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Hey do you know where Maraschino cherries came from? The name maraschino refers to the marasca cherry of Croatian origin and the maraschino liqueur made from it, in which maraschino cherries were crushed and sweetened. Whole cherries preserved in this liqueur were known as “maraschino cherries”. They were, at first, produced for and consumed as a delicacy by royalty and the wealthy.

Oh I guess you want to know about the cookbook too :)

101hearty1

All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of each post pertaining to this giveaway and Early Bird Review and consider yourself entered.  I will be posting 4 delectable recipes from this book over the next two weeks and then on Monday August 8th I will draw a name from the trusty mason jar and announce the winner.  So counting today’s post which is really an introduction, you have 5 chances to get your name in the drawing!  And of course it would be nice of you to tell your friends if you have facebook or a blog of your own.  Here is a little button for you to use:

button101hearty

Jul
27
2011

Woot Woot a Shout Out!

I recently received an email from Chrissy at PocketChange.com Shopping Blog wanting to give me, little ol’ me, well my blog a shout out on their Be @ Home page!  Whooo Hoooo! Check it out here. Scroll down about half way and there it is!

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And now to return the gesture here is a little info about Pocket Change:

If you’re looking for the best shopping tips, home care product reviews and top deals on home décor, you’ve come to the right place. Be@Home is Become.com’s blog source for everything you need to make your house—or apartment—look and feel like a home. Want to decorate your place in a style uniquely yours without compromising on utility? Be@Home offers helpful product reviews on everything from daily organizers to home appliances, to ensure that you find the right product to fit your home and your needs.


Thank you Chrissy and thank you PocketChange.com!

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