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


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!


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:


Good luck in the drawing and Happy Cooking!

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I would love to add to my collection of Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks!


This looks so yummy! We will definately have to try it!!

I love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks and would love to win!!

Michelle Vandergrift

It all looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try some of the recipes.


Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are the best! They have so many wonderful, easy recipes that taste good, too! :)


Sure looks good! Love all of the gooseberry patch cookbooks! Can’t wait to try some of the NEW recipes!!


Looks really good! We like Hoppin’ John….so I’m sure we will like Hoppin’ Jane, too!


I love anything Gooseberry Patch, I would really like to add 101 Hearty Recipes to my collection if I win. I purchased “Church Suppers” just yesterday.

Erin Parker

Please enter me. Love GBP.

Marnie Clark

It’s always nice to have another GBP cookbook. Recipe looks good — easy too!!


I think my family would love this recipe.

Gonna try this soon! Please enter me too!


Gooseberry Patch is the greatest!


I collect cookbooks and would love to add your’s to my collection.

Laura N

This looks so good, please enter me in the drawing I can’t wait!

Heather Ervin

This sounds great! I myself am not quite June Cleaver, my husband was raised by a southern sassy lady, and I do enjoy a dash of gourmet every now and again!

I’m thankful for these recipes and the opportunity to try to win a Gooseberry Patch cookbook.
Thank you!


I am Hoppin’, Hoppin’, Hoppin’ I win this cookbook!!!! Cuz I love GBP cookbooks!

Patti Keil

This looks delicious; very similar to how I make Hoppin’ John for New Years. I would welcome a copy of this cookbook to add tony collection!

Patti Keil

* to my collection* (darn phone with darn auto-correct!)

Kelly Irving

Would love to welcome a copy of this cookbook! Am trying new receipies for my garden of plenty!

Rhonda Darbro

My husband loves blackeyed peas so am definitely going to have to try this one for him.

Judy Henfey

I’d love to win a copy of the cookbook! Love your blog site. I’m new to the “blogging” and sure hope I’m doing it right. Have a great day!

Would love another cookbook…they are like books to me…I love reading them and of course trying new recipes!

Thanks for sharing the recipes. Love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!

Pat B

Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are the best. Sure hope I win!

I think bacon makes everything better! :)


A nice easy recipe, will definitely be trying!

just really looking into the gooseberry cookbooks and add them to my collection :) thanks for sharing

Juanita Hixon

I would love to be able to share my love for cooking with my 10 year old grand-daughter. We always have so much fun cooking together. It always brings a smile to my face when she calls me and ask if I would teach her how to make something.

Shane Burgo

I would really love to have this Gooseberry book on my shelf!

Susan McMenamin

Yum! Makes me want to get out the pots and pans right now!

Cynthia Kellum

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!! SO many GOOD recipes!


Your pictures are so bright and beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win a GBP cookbook!


This looks like a terrific cookbook!

Debbie Donaldson

I would love to have this cookbook because I LOVE Gooseberry Patch!