New cookbook GIVEAWAY from Gooseberry Patch: 101 Breakfast and Brunch Recipes


Yumminess to start your day off right!  I love cooking breakfast.  I love eating breakfast. Breakfast just gets me rolling in the mornings.  Not just fuel for my body but gets my brain clickity clacking.  There’s something so wonderful about waking up to the smells of a good hearty breakfast and when you don’t have to get up before dawn to get it started well, that is just even better.

The new cookbook from our friends at Gooseberry Patch is 101 Breakfast and Brunch Recipes.


And one of the many wonderful things about this book is the number of make ahead recipes.  I LOVE THAT!  Crockpot breakfast??!! YES!!! And another great thing is if you want breakfast for supper, which we often do, the crockpot is a super idea!

I have already made several of the recipes and will be making more this week.  And how great the recipes are – fast and yummy for a week that is already filled to the brim.  I head out Friday to meet Jerry in Seattle for a week.  So excited :)

My first offerings from 101 Breakfast and Brunch Recipes are Texas Toads in the Hole and Country Cabin Potatoes .  I am pairing these two recipes for you because they went together beautifully.  We decided one day we wanted breakfast for supper and this was a great meal.


Texas Toads in the Hole

  • 2 T butter
  • 4 slices Texas toast
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional: jam, jelly or preserves

Spread butter on both sides of  Texas toast.  Using a biscuit cutter, cut a circle out of the middle of each slice of toast; set aside rounds.  Place toast slices in a large, lightly greased skillet over medium heat; break an egg into each hole.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook until egg white begins to set, then carefully flip.  Continue to cook until eggs reach desired doneness.  In a separate skillet toast reserved bread rounds.  Top rounds with jam, jelly or preserves if desired.  Serve with toast slices.  Serves 4.

Now the Country Cabin Potatoes are the do- ahead part but super easy and SUPER delish!

Country Cabin Potatoes

  • 4  14 1/2 oz cans sliced potatoes, drained
  • 2 10 3/4 oz cans cream of celery soup
  • 16 oz container sour cream
  • 10 slices bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced

Place potatoes in slow cooker.  In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients; pour over potatoes and stir gently.  Cover and cook on high setting for 4-5 hours.  Makes 10-12 servings. Note: Great re-warmed in the microwave:)

So here you have my first recipe reviews from the new 101 Breakfast and Brunch Recipes from Gooseberry Patch.  Try them, you will love them!

And of course as always, you can win a copy of this new cookbook.

To enter this Early Bird Review and Giveaway:  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 amazing recipes from this book over the next two weeks and then on Monday the 30th of July,  I will draw a name from the trusty mason jar and announce the winner. You have a few 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.

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Laura Willegalle

These recipes sound great and cant wait to try them!

Those potatoes sound delicious! I bet if I cook them on low all day while at work, that would work as well. YUM!

I think so Nicole. They are already cooked really since they are canned. So I would think that would be a great idea. Let us know if it works!

Sheryl Macklin

Sounds good. book sounds interesting.

What a fab looking book Susan!! I love all the gooseberry patch books! I think I have all of them! xxoo
(Not that one though! )


Am looking forward to trying recipes

Looking forward to trying recipes

Mary Bee

Recipes sound great! Love using the crockpot.

The potatoes look great. I think it might be good with cream of mushroom soup also.

Susan H.

These recipes look so good. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Deb B.

My hubby is a meat and potato man. This would be an excellent cookbook to take the doldrums out of just potatoes on the plate. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

I do so enjoy Gooseberry Patch!!! Have entered a lot, but never won anything, would REALLY love to win this book, I am always looking for something new for breakfast. My UMW Circle at my church meets at 7:30 a.m. each 4th Sunday, we take turns bringing breakfast, and would love something NEW and exciting. Thank You for the opportunity to win.
Maryanna Foster
Jasper, Alabama

I do so enjoy Gooseberry Patch. Have entered many times but have never won. Would so , so love to win this new Breakfast cookbook!!!!
My Women’s Circle at my Church meets every 4th Sunday at 7:30 a.m. we
take turns bring breakfast, it’s so much fun to see what new recipe we have
each time. I would love to have something NEW and EXCITING to take on my
next turn. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!!
Maryanna Foster
Jasper, Alabama


I would love to win a copy of this cookbook. I have a very large collection of cookbooks and love to use them for new and exciting recipes and this would be a great addition. Thanks :)

Gayle Taylor

I am really looking forward to buying this book. All of my Gooseberry Patch recipe books are wonderful. When I am wanting something new I always go to these books. They are well used and most have splashes of ingredients on the pages. That is a true sign of a good cookbook!

Gayle Taylor


I have many gooseberry cookbooks and love them all!!! I would LOVE to have this one!

Paige wood

I love Gooseberry Patch and buy them when ever I see them! This looks to be another wonderful cookbook.Hope two win a copy or buy one soon!!

brenda s 'okie in colorado'

I would just love to win this cookbook. I love breakfast on weekends and like it to be special. I’m hoping you will publish my potato recipe one day for all to enjoy.

Lorraine P.

Breakfast is hand’s down my FAVORITE meal. I’d be happy having breakfast for dinner a couple time per week. I would LOVE to have this book and I LOVE this recipe! What memories it brings back. When I was a Girl Scout (40+ years ago) in South Florida, we called these Bull’s Eyes and cooked them on Hobo Stoves over Buddy Burners. A Buddy Burner was a short coffee can (they don’t make those anymore) filled with tightly rolled corrugated cardboard and paraffin wax. A Hobo Stove was a #10 can with a square hole about 3″ square cut at the bottom and 3-4 church key can opener holes cut at the top (not ON the top) of the side of the can opposite the hole. Light the top of the waxed cardboard of the Buddy burner, put the Hobo Stove over it, and cook your breakfast. The trick was to cook bacon first to grease the stovetop so you didn’t lose your entire egg. It wasn’t the fastest or the best cooking method I’ve ever used, but it was great fun! Well, I was a Girl Scout for only a year or two, but I got my scouting fix back and then some when my son joined Cub Scouts as a Wolf Cub in second grade, I became a Scout Leader the following year and my husband signed up the year after that. My son made Eagle Scout at the age of 13 and we all stayed in Scouts until he “aged out” at 18. That was a great ten years none of us will ever forget.


Potatoes are my favorite! What a great recipe and looks like a nice one to take camping as well.


breakfast is not ‘my cup of tea’, not a ‘morning person’ although I DO eat something……. but Brunch? Now we’re talking ! And yes, usually brunch dishes make great dinners too !

Annette Ceravolo

Can’t wait to try these!!!

Annette Ceravolo

This would be a great change from plain ole hashbrowns. Can’t wait to try them!!


Wow! Looks like a great book.


Just found your first two recipe reviews for GBP. Will continue checking in as everything looks great!

Ceil Garrison

Oh, delicious food for my most favorite meal! Is there anything better than waking to sunshine pouring into your kitchen, to the baby birds singing for their breakfast and anticipating your own? And that first aromatic cup of Java. Can life get any better?