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Sep
30
2013

Happy Hometown Harvest Giveaway Day!

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Your last chance to leave a comment and a chance to win today is at noon CST.  If you leave a comment after that THANK YOU I will approve them but your name won’t go in the drawing.  I will announce the winner, hopefully by 2 pm and if you are watching and waiting like I know you are and you can get me your mailing address info by tonight I can slip your book in the mail before I leave for Vermont.  If not, I will mail it while on my trip.  THANK each of you for visiting and GOOD LUCK!

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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.
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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.

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