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Feb
16
2011

Recipe & Review No. 2 from Mom ‘s Very Best Recipes – Chicken Tortilla Soup – YUMMY!!

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  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 2 – 15 ounce diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 – 16 ounce can corn, drained
  • 1 – 16 ounce pinto or red beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 TBSP taco seasoning mix
  • Garnish: sour cream, shredded Mexican blend cheese, corn or tortilla chips

Combine all ingredients except garnish in stockpot over medium heat.  Simmer, covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Top individual portions with desired garnishes.  Serves 6-8.

I have to tell you this was some fine soup!  I loved it.  Another winner from Gooseberry Patch’s Mom’s Very Best Recipes

Best of luck – I wish you could all win!  However since that’s not possible, as soon as we all congratulate the winner on February 21 , and if you are not that lucky duck, zip over to Gooseberry Patch and get yourself a copy of Mom’s Very Best Recipes .  Oh heck ~ go ahead and order several – they make great gifts for all your foodie friends.  Now leave me a comment and get your name in.

More great places to find Gooseberry Patch:

Blog:  www.gooseberrypatch.typepad.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/gooseberrypatch
Video Channel:  www.youtube.com/user/gooseberrypatchcom

Feb
12
2011

Recipe Review Number One from Mom’s Very Best Recipes – Texas Taco Biscuit Bake

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Mom’s Very Best Recipes is a real gem!

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And this recipe for Texas Taco Biscuit Bake is a winner!  Blue Ribbon Winner!  It is super easy, super fast and delicious.

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It is made with ingredients I bet you already have on hand.  That’s another plus.  Now let’s get to the recipe.

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 T oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2  – 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 1/2 t Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 t dried oregano
  • 1 – 2 t salt
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 c diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1  1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 10 oz tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

In a large skillet over medium low heat, cook onion in oil until tender.  Add turkey and cook until no longer pink, drain.  Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, salsa and seasonings.  Cook and stir for 10-12 minutes until heated through.  Stir in corn, diced tomatoes and 3/4 cup cheese.  Spoon turkey mixture into an ungreased 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.  Top with remaining cheese.

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Separate biscuits; arrange around the edge of casserole dish on top of turkey mixture.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until biscuits are golden and turkey mixture is hot and bubbly.  Makes 6-10 servings.  YUM!

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Mom’s Very Best Recipes is 250 tried and true favorites from Mom’s recipe box.    The drawing for this great collection of recipes is February 21.  By now surely you know how this works but just in case:

Between now and Feb 21 I am going to share TWO more recipes from Mom’s Very Best Recipes plus more about this amazing, nostalgic cookbook. It’s those kinds of recipes…from Mom and Grandmom…yummy.  The kind that warm you inside and out. 

How you enter to win is super simple.  After this post and then every recipe review post  you can leave a comment so there will be FOUR chances for you to get your name in counting the introduction post of Feb 10.  Sound good so far?  Yeah, I thought so 🙂  Then on Feb 21, 2011 I will pick a winner!  YAY!

Best of luck – I wish you could all win!  However since that’s not possible, as soon as we all congratulate the winner on February 21 , and if you are not that lucky duck, zip over to Gooseberry Patch and get yourself a copy of Mom’s Very Best Recipes .  Oh heck ~ go ahead and order several – they make great gifts for all your foodie friends.  Now leave me a comment and get your name in.

More great places to find Gooseberry Patch:

Blog:  www.gooseberrypatch.typepad.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/gooseberrypatch
Video Channel:  www.youtube.com/user/gooseberrypatchcom

Feb
10
2011

It’s GOOSEBERRY PATCH Review & Giveaway time again!

Oh yeah!

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This book is amazing!  I began reading it over the weekend and have tried to get this post finished with photos of a couple of my favorite recipes  but couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about it  – recipes/photos or not!  So check back day after tomorrow for two great recipes from Mom’s Very Best Recipes!  My tardiness only gives you one more chance to get your name in to win this treasure of a cookbook!

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250 tried and true favorites from Mom’s recipe box.    The drawing for this great collection of recipes is February 21.  By now surely you know how this works but just in case:

Over the next 10 days I am going to share three recipes from Mom’s Very Best Recipes plus more about this amazing, nostalgic cookbook. It’s those kinds of recipes…from Mom and Grandmom…yummy.  The kind that warm you inside and out. 

How you enter to win is super simple.  After this introduction post and then every recipe review post  you can leave a comment so there will be FOUR chances for you to get your name in.  Sound good so far?  Yeah, I thought so :)When I signed on as an Early Bird Reviewer I agreed to test 2-3 recipes from each book.  Well that proved harder than I thought!  How was I going to pick JUST 2-3??? But I managed and you will love them.  They passed my recipe trial with flying colors AND the taste test of my panel of experts! Then on Feb 21, 2011 I will pick a winner!  YAY!

Here are the three I am going to be reviewing and sharing with you over the next 10 days.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Bubble  & Squeak

Texas Taco Biscuit Bake


Now those sound amazing – and INTERESTING !  Bubble & Sqeak…that was a new one to me but can’t wait to share it with you!