WOOT Gooseberry Patch is in the house!


It’s been forEVER since I reviewed a Gooseberry Patch book.  And I have missed the task!  I have got to tell you This one is PERFECT for me!  Hometown Harvest  – what could be better??? I LOVE AUTUMN.  And cooking Autumn foods.  And perfect timing to get me in the mood and I hope you all too.  Some of you are likely already enjoying falling leaves and cooler days – that always puts me in the mood to cook something a little more hearty and bake something delicious!

Hometown HarvestLook at that cover!  Can you just smell that maple syrup? Yeah, me too!  I chose a main dish to get this party started!


This recipe for Cranberry Pork Roast is super easy and so delicious!  I hope you will give it a try !

  • 3 lb rolled boneless pork loin roast
  • 14 ounce can of cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 c cranberry juice
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 t mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • 2 TBSP cold water
  • salt to taste

Place roast in a large slow cooker; set aside. Mash cranberry sauce in a bowl.  Stir in cranberry juice, sugar and seasoning.  Pour mixture over roast.  Cover and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours, until tender.  Remove roast to a platter.  Keep warm.  Skim fat from liquid in slow cooker and measure 2 cups, adding water if necessary.  Pour into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.  In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water to make a paste.  Stir into hot mixture in a saucepan.  Cook and stir until thickened. Season with salt. Serve gravy with sliced pork.

NOTE: I had a few frozen cranberries and dropped them the hot liquid to serve over the pork.  Yumminess!

See I told you it was easy peasy!

I hope you know how thrilled I am to be back to blogging and soon I will tell you all about the wedding and happenings around it!  It was fab!

Now you know how this all goes down!  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 September 30, 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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Now why didn’t I think to combine cranberries with a pork roast?? It looks yummy and I’d LOVE to win a copy, perfect for me too!

Donna M. Achenbach

Would love to have this cookbook. Have only two others and love them. Thank you.

Connie Moore

Would Love To Win. Love Slow Cooker Recipes

Diane S.

love love love gooseberry patch! and I love my slow cooker so this would be a great addition to my collection. Thanks

Francene Kaufman

I am staying faithful to your page, as I love your recipes. I am still trying to win one of your cookbooks. I would so love to own one. I guess I had better put that on my xmas wish list for my hubby and kids.


this looks like my kind of cookbook! I just discovered Gooseberry Patch and I love it. Will be following you on Twitter and FB ♥

That pork looks fabulous Susan. I always love the Gooseberry Patch books. I have most of them! This new one looks very nice indeed. I do follow you on Twitter and FB as you know. xxoo

Sara Voges

Love GBP!!! This recipe looks yummy!

Rise Isom

I am going to try this, looks so yummy


I <3 Gooseberry Patch, this recipe sounds very yummy for fall! 😀

Laura J

This looks and sounds so yummy! Gonna try this for Sunday football!

This looks delicious and will be making it. Looking forward to other recipes.


This recipe looks great and the cookbook looks like a winner!


I would love this cookbook! Gooseberry Patch has so many great recipes! Thanks!

Sharry M.

I have never tried a “fruity” pork roast, but this one sounds pretty yummy!


Fall is the perfect season for cooking and baking!

Can not wait to try! Thanks for sharing 🙂


Accidentally commented twice 🙁

Sherri Lee

I love Gooseberry Patch recipes!! This cookbook sounds like it will be great!!

I love Autumn too. Autumn foods are comforting to me. The smell of cinnamon, apples, ginger, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and cloves always awaken my senses. This giveaway sounds delicious, thanks for the chance to win.

Heather Galbraith

Love gooseberry patch. Can’t wait to see this book!


I love Gooseberry Patch and enjoy reading their books! This Cranberry Pot Roast looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

This recipe looks amazing…love trying
and using your amazing recipes…


I would love to win this book. I have several of their books and as it gets towards fall, I know I am going to be breaking them out to try out the recipes.
Thanks for sharing excerpts!

Fall is my fav season! It marks the majority of all the happiest events and the pallette of colors are gorgeous not only in the foliage but in the food as well…love the recipes from Gooseberry Patch

Proud Gooseberry Patch Addict


I love everything about Autumn but I especially enjoy being back in the kitchen cooking cozy meals for family and friends. I must have Hometown Harvest!

Sarah Hoopes

I love any Gooseberry Patch books especially the ones for casseroles and soups this time of year

Sandra Dykmans

Wow that looks great the recipe is making me hungry! !!

Rebecca G

I love Autumn also. Love the crisp breeze, the changing colors, Pumpkin Patches, Husker Football and Hot Cocoa! I also love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks I have several books and have now started a Kindle Collection!

Nancy Cohrs

Love your cookbooks!!


I love Gooseberry Patch!!! Keep trying to win their cookbooks. I can’t wait to try more recipes!!! 🙂


I love Gooseberry Patch & would love to add this to my collection of cookbooks.

Donna Shoup

Love your cookbooks. I’m from Indiana but have to live in Texas. I love the autumn pictures and recipes because they remind me of home.
The potroast recipe looks wonderful. My husband’s not a big fan of cranberries; but with this recipe he wouldn’t know he was eating them!


Wouldlove to win one of these


Would love to win one of these cookbooks, would make a wonderful birthday present for myself.

I am a huge fan of gooseberry patch cook books…if I told you how many I have would that help my chances? (wink wink…41) need to make that an even number. And yes i use them weekly, daily…love the recipes, hints and special memories…they are the best….

Amber D

love Gooseberry Patch! And can’t wait to try the pork recipe!


Love Gooseberry Patch!! best cookbooks ever


Love, love, love Gooseberry cookbooks…..I would really like to have this one.

Susan Casteel

Love everything Gooseberry Patch!

patti keil

This looks like a wonderful book. Would love to add this to my collection! The cranberry pork roast sounds heavenly!

Pat T

You are so lucky to be able to share this. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I own one, but would love another!

Renee Watts

I collect Gooseberry Patch books and would love to have this one in my collection as I love to cook with a slow cooker.

Bonnie M

I love fall flavors and would love to win this cookbook!


Have a few Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, but not this one, and love them. Thank you for the opportunity.

Tracey Rogers

Love fall…it’s my favorite time of the year and I really get in the mood to cook and bake. Pork roast is one of my favs and this recipe looks delish!