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Jul
04
2014

WOOT! Gooseberry Patch GiveAway! WOOT!

Okay, here we go!  I am going to try my very best to revive this poor nearly dead blog.  I have seriously missed being out here in the blogging world.  I love connecting with people and seeing all the things we have in common.  Like a big ol’ online hen party with a few roosters who pop by every now and then.  Periodically life grabs us by the napes of our necks, spins us around and drops us in a completely, sometimes chaotic place.  Well, that’s where I have been for almost two years. So many changes.  The constants in my life were there and it seemed I was trying desperately to hold on in a whirlwind of changes. SO, here I am.  Hoping some of you will come back on a regular basis.  And hey, leave me a note and let me know you were here Ü

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What better way to get back in the swing of things than a giveaway?  You all know how much I love Gooseberry Patch.  LOVE LOVE.  I have been a friend of Gooseberry Patch for SO many years.  Likely from the beginning, truth be told.  Most of you know how these Early Bird Cookbook Reviews go and how to win your very own copy of  FOOLPROOF FAMILY RECIPES. Oh and a little something from me as well. But, that’s a surprise!

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I wish I could draw, paint, make art like the cover of Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks!  Anywho…here’s your first recipe. Brown Sugar Meatloaf – It was scrumptious!

  • 1/2 cup catsup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 – 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup saltine crackers, crushed (I used gluten free of course)
  • 1 t  Worchestershire sauce

Mix together catsup and brown sugar in a small bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix by hand and form into a loaf.  Place in a lightly greased 9 x 5 loaf pan (I use a meat loaf pan – you can find one here.  In fact this is the very one I have).  Spoon catsup mixture over meatloaf. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for one hour.  Serves 8.

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What goes with meat better than potatoes?  These Golden Parmesan Potatoes especially!  Super simple is never a bad thing either.

  • 2 pounds new potatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 t. Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil, seasoning and garlic.  Add cheese; mix lightly.  Spread mixture in a lightly greased 15 x 10 jelly roll pan.  Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees  for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.  Makes 6 servings.

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THANKS for stopping by! I hope I can keep you all interested enough for us to become old and dear friends again. AND if you will, I promise a few more recipes from this great Gooseberry Patch cookbook until we have the giveaway on July 18, 2014.  SO we have two weeks to get reacquainted and share some great recipes.

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 Friday the 18th 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.

Find even MORE from Gooseberry Patch online!
www.gooseberrypatch.typepad.com
www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch
www.twitter.com/gooseberrypatch
www.youtube.com/gooseberrypatchcom
www.scribd.com/gooseberrypatch

And if you like what you find here at my blog you can check out the right hand column and subscribe to my feed and follow me on twitter and facebook.

Sep
27
2013

Recipe 3 from Homemade Harvest

I am frantically trying to keep my head above water here!  Internet has been sporadic, my dryer is broken, my home phone is out and I leave Tuesday morning at 3 am to take a little trip with my best friend from high school.  We are headed to Vermont.  So excited!  But before I go I am going to give you one more terrific recipe from Gooseberry Patch’s Homemade Harvest.  Quick, easy and DELISH!

I will draw a name Monday so get your comments in!  I have a copy of Gooseberry Patch’s Hometown Harvest wrapped and in my suitcase. IF the winner gets their name and address to me before I leave I will pop it in my mailbox before I leave.  If not, I will mail it from Vermont.  GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and check the bottom of this post for more info.  Thanks for visiting!

Pepper Chicken & Rotini

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 to 2 TBSP oil
  • 1 green pepper cut into strips
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups rotini or ziti pasta, uncooked
  • 26 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzerella cheese

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In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook chicken in oil for 5 minutes.  Add green pepper and onion; good another 5 minutes stirring occasionally.  Add water; bring to a boil.  Add uncooked pasta. Stir until pasta is completely covered with water.  Reduce to low heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.

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Stir in sauce; sprinkle with cheese.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  4 to 6 servings.

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YUMMINESS!!!

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.
Find even MORE from Gooseberry Patch online!
www.gooseberrypatch.typepad.com
www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch
www.twitter.com/gooseberrypatch
www.youtube.com/gooseberrypatchcom
www.scribd.com/gooseberrypatch


And if you like what you find here at my blog you can check out the right hand column and subscribe to my feed and follow me on twitter and facebook.

Sep
24
2013

Delicious Ginger Spice Muffins from Gooseberry Patch’s Hometown Harvest

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WOW these were delicious!  WERE – ’cause we ate them all!  I got up yesterday morning and made them for breakfast – ate two with my coffee and then got a call from a friend that she was headed over to drink ONE cup of coffee.  We have to make a conscious effort to drink ONE cup or we will realize 3 hours in, we have put on the second or third pot.  So she shows up and ask immediately “WHAT ARE THOSE?”  And before she finished the first one she says “Don’t let me eat all of them.”  🙂

They are so super easy – as most if not all Gooseberry Patch recipes are. AND they are so super delicious.  And I wanted to be able to tell you they froze and reheated well but there were two left last night and I came in at 11pm having not eaten supper and I finished them off.  So next batch – and there will be a next batch.  And a next. And a next.  – I will let you know how well they freeze and reheat.  I cannot imagine that they wouldn’t. AND I made them with gluten free flour and they were perfection – so imagine if  you can eat gluten how tender and delicious they will be.  Although, I don’t think there was much room for any improvement.  So without further ado, here is your recipe for Ginger Spice Muffins from the lovely Hometown Harvest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch!

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GINGER SPICE MUFFINS

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour (I used Namaste’s Gluten Free Blend)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices.  Add remaining ingredients.  With an electric mixer on low speed, beat just until blended.  Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Spoon batter into greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove muffins to a wire rack and cool completely. More one dozen.

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.

Find even MORE from Gooseberry Patch online!
www.gooseberrypatch.typepad.com
www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch
www.twitter.com/gooseberrypatch
www.youtube.com/gooseberrypatchcom
www.scribd.com/gooseberrypatch

And if you like what you find here at my blog you can check out the right hand column and subscribe to my feed and follow me on twitter and facebook.

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