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Apr
11
2011

Gooseberry Patch’s Quick and Easy Autumn Recipe 4: Spiced Harvest Pancakes

O’MY! O’MY! O’MY! Go tell it on the mountain!  These are amazing! I made them earlier today and put them in the fridge for supper.  We will zap them for a few seconds in the microwave and serve with warmed butter and maple syrup.  But of course I had to try a bite or two! I always make enough pancakes to put in the freezer for a quick breakfast, snack or supper.  If you layer them with parchment squares and slide them in a ziploc bag, you have an extra meal on hand.

gfapplebutterpancakes1Spiced Harvest Pancakes

  • 2 1/2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup apple butter (I can’t tell you how much I LOVE apple butter)
  • 2 T oil
  • 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 2 eggs beaten

Stir together all ingredients until well blended.  Pour about 1/4 cup* batter per pancake onto a hot griddle that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray.  Cook over medium heat until pancakes start to bubble; flip and cook until golden.  Makes about 1 dozen.

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Gluten Free Spiced Harvest Pancakes

Follow the recipe above but substitute gluten free baking mix.  How easy!

gfapplebutterpancakes3*I use my muffin scoop for regular pancakes and my mini scoop for gluten free so I can readily identify them in the freezer…and on the table too!

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I snapped this picture and it was just too pretty not to share.  I am learning a little about F stops and such.  Man, is there a lot to know about photography!

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Apr
09
2011

Gooseberry Patch Review 3: Autumn Pork Chop Dinner & Gingersnap Baked Beans

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This was ONE DELICIOUS supper from Gooseberry Patch‘s NEW Quick and Easy Autumn!!  Of course I didn’t eat the stuffing topping (not gluten free) but the apples and pork chop were moist and delicious as were the gluten free beans!  And the kids all really enjoyed all of it! We had a few cool days last week and this hit the spot! Enjoy!

Autumn Pork Chop Dinner

  • 6 boneless porch chops ( I had bone in and they were fine)
  • 1 T oil
  • 6 ounce pkg chicken flavored stuffing mix
  • 21 ounce can apple pie filling

In a skillet over medium heat, light brown pork chops in oil; drain.  Prepare stuffing according to package directions, set aside.  Spread pie filling in bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish sprayed with non stick vegetable spray.  Top pie filling with pork chops, then stuffing.  Cover with foil.  Bake at 375 for 30 minutes; uncover and bake another 10 minutes or until chops are cooked through.  Serves 6.

Gingersnap Baked Beans

  • 4 slices of bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 2 16 ounce cans pork n beans
  • 2 T onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 3/4 cup gingersnap cookies, crushed

In a large bowl mix together all ingredients.  Spoon into a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.  Bake, uncovered at 375 for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  Serves 6-8.

YAY- both recipes baked at the same temp, and relative the the same amount of time.  I love it when that happens!

My Notes: Since it was just the kids and me, I divided the recipe for the beans and used one can for the gluten free version which was simple enough – used gluten free gingersnaps.  Just remember to check your condiment labels – Plain old Heinz catsup is gluten free.  And since this was a really great recipe, I think when I make my next batch of gluten free stuffing from scratch, I will put a little bag in the freezer to use instead of the stuffing mix. Problem solved!

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Apr
06
2011

Gooseberry Patch Recipe Review 2: S’Mores Brownies

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WOW these were a hit!  Easy peasy!  Quickity quick and gone in a flash!  I even made a small pan of gluten free just for me!  This is one of those recipes that is so easy to convert to gluten free and I am always happy to find those.  One little thing I tweaked the recipe just a tad because I bought the brownie mix that was for an 8 x 8 pan instead of the 9 x 13 called for in the recipe.  It worked out great since I made two batches AND I used all the chocolate bar called for – more chocolate is never a bad thing right???

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S’Mores Brownies

  • 18 1/2 oz. pkg brownie mix
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 whole graham cracker, coarsely crushed (I had graham cracker crumbs on hand)
  • 2 chocolate candy bars, broken into small pieces

Prepare brownies as directed on package; bake in a greased 13 x 9 baking pan.  As soon as brownies are removed from the oven, sprinkle with marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs.  Set oven on broil.  Broil for 30-60 seconds, until marshmallows are golden.  Watch carefully, as marshmallows will brown quickly.  Sprinkle with candy bar pieces.  Let cool for 15 minutes before cutting into squares.  Serve warm.  Makes 2 dozen.

My notes: They are good cold too!  For the gluten free version use gluten free brownie mix and gluten free graham cracker crumbs.  Still oh so good!  Honestly Ben couldn’t tell the difference.  He’s my guinea pig taste tester when I convert recipes.

Enjoy!

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If you want to get your name in to win this great cookbook, just leave me a comment after each recipe and consider yourself entered.  Each recipe you comment on enters  your name again! Please share this giveaway with your friends if you facebook or have a blog.  Then on April 15th I will draw the winner.  I picked April 15th to give us something fun to do that day!  I hate tax day and I know many of you do too!  So we will soften the blow of mailing that check with a wonderful NEW GOOSEBERRY PATCH COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!!!