One of the delights of life is eating with friends.
Homestyle in a Hurry is the latest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch and it came into my life at the perfect time. I've already started working on my New Year's resolutions for 2011. One of my main resolutions for the new year is to save money by cooking more and eating out less. Homestyle in a Hurry is filled with recipes that contain inexpensive ingredients, most of them are probably already in the pantry. And, the dishes come together in 30 minutes or less.
I found appealing recipes from breakfast with Megan's Cinnamon Pancakes to appetizers such as Heavenly Warm Corn Dip and Creamy Spinach Spirals. If you're like me, you're always looking for appetizers that are cheap, easy, and crowd-pleasing. I can sometimes get in a rut with my side dishes. Yes, there are many ways to cook pasta and rice, but sometimes we need some vegetables. I can't wait to try Country-style Pepper Cabbage and Barb's Bacon Green Beans. These sides will go perfectly with Sourdough Chicken Casserole and Super-fast Tilapia Parmesan. Of course, dinner isn't complete without dessert and Chocolately Chewy Brownies are the perfect ending to a warm winter meal.
January is the perfect time to hibernate in your home and cook hearty and satisfying meals for your family. And, if you save a few bucks, then all the better. Invite some of your friends over to share some of your new recipes from Homestyle in a Hurry. They'll enjoy your dishes and will appreciate that you're helping them save money, too.
Here's a sample of what Homestyle in a Hurry has to offer. Please click on the recipe's title for recipe and step-by-step directions.
Gooseberry Patch provided me with a preview copy of this book. Views expressed here are my own. No additional compensation was received.
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I'm excited about this cookbook coming out! I have a recipe in this cookbook...Tator Tot Casserole! I'm a big fan of Gooseberry Patch also...as you can tell by my blog! And a big fan of cooking great meals at a low cost! Thanks for the review!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by Tina. I'll definitely check out your cassrole. Love your Christmas display of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Looks like you've been busy!ReplyDelete
Kim...these all look wonderful but those green beans look heavenly. It is true...EVERY thing is better with bacon! Wonderful review!ReplyDelete
Kim. ..I so enjoy those gooseberry books. They are filled with delicious comfort food that are so easy to make. What great fun to do a cookbook review.ReplyDelete
... definitively... I'll give it a try to the Chocolatey Chewy Brownies... they look marvelous! The only bad thing with the Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks is that with so many delicious recipes you try and try and try... and finally you get two things for sure: a bigger belly and a thinner pocket! Don't you think? Ha ha ha ha ha.ReplyDelete
Yes, I do have a bigger belly to show for it! Ha!! I do love my GP cookbooks, though.ReplyDelete
I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to win this one! (Those green beans are making me hungry!)ReplyDelete
love Gooseberry patch cookbooks love to win thanksReplyDelete
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The recipes you've chosen look and sound great! I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Always packed with great recipes and ideas.ReplyDelete
I just ordered my first Gooseberry cookbooks today. I can't wait to get cooking. There is nothing better than tried and true recipes. I just wish I would have done this sooner!ReplyDelete
I love Gooseberry cookbooks! They are like a visit to a very comfortable, friendly place! I am also enjoying your site! Thank you!ReplyDelete
I'm not sure I could pick just one favorite Gooseberry Patch book! I have 2 shelves full in my bookcase and I love them all! I am always looking to add new ones to my collection when they come out so I would love to win this book!! Thanks for giving me the chance! I also clicked to follow your blog.ReplyDelete
I am so excited for this book to come out....I love homestyle cooking....any way to save a little time in the kitchen is a BIG plus!!ReplyDelete
I would love to win this cookbook. I am recently retired and now have time to cook again. I made a similar recipe (green beans / bacon) for Christmas and they were a big hit. I did use the Chocolatey Chewy Brownies recipe 1/9/11. My oven seems to run a little cool, so when I reduced the oven temperature to 325 (at your suggestion) it took about 15 extra minutes for the brownies to be done. They were certainly worth waiting for. Like the teenagers in your review, I couldn't wait for them to cool. Tonight (1/10/11) I opened the box of brownies I stored in the freezer and had one right out of the box. They are delicious and very easy. I don't think I will use a mix again. The only change was that I used Pecans instead of Walnuts ( because I live in Texas, and  because I had more Pecans than Walnuts.ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting, Judy. We're all about pecans here in Georgia, too. I prefer them to walnuts. I do love homemade brownies. You can make them just as quickly as you can whip up a boxed mix. Sometimes, I find the boxes on sale for $1.00. I do try to keep them in my pantry just in case I need them for other recipes. If you have a box, try the Brownie Crackles cookies on the Santa's Bakery page. They are wonderful.ReplyDelete
I would love this book to begin my collection with. We have 37 grandchildren and want to addReplyDelete
Gooseberry Patch cookbooks to their lives. They are all getting to be the marrying age. I can't think of a better gift than a Gooseberry Patch cookbook or a few, to get them off to a good start.
I would love the cookbook....with triplets, and usually all their friends here, it would be great!!!ReplyDelete
We have a new son on the way any day now and I would love this cookbook to help us out! I only have two Gooseberrys cookbooks, Autumn and Farmhouse Kitchen! Love them both and can't wait to start adding to my collection this summer!! LeAnna email@example.comReplyDelete
Add me in...great blog!ReplyDelete
Just love the cookbooks, a friend bought me one and now I am hooked, one can never have enough of the "Gooseberry Cookbooks"ReplyDelete
Just a peek at the recipes above..looks so so good!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness...going to bake the chocolate brownies, they look so moist! I would love to win this cookbook.ReplyDelete
Fast is my favorite flavor when I get home from work. Patch recipes are always the tastiest!ReplyDelete
LOVE LOVE LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Can't wait to add to my collection! Please include me in the contest!ReplyDelete
This sounds like a cookbook I need for quick fixes for funeral dinners and such...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the offer.
I am a longtime cookbook collector...and this one would be a great addition to my collection! Thanks for the sneak peek!ReplyDelete
I can't remember if I already commented on this one or not, so I'll just be safe and do it again. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
omg what a great cook book,its def. something i would buy! Every recipe here looks fabulous and easy!!!ReplyDelete
Whoo! This is awesome thanks for the opportunity. email@example.com. thanks kristenReplyDelete
I have loved helping my mom cook with the Gooseberry Cookbooks. Now that I am out on my own I am interested in the cookbooks for myself. Love themReplyDelete
I just went back to work full-time after being home raising my 3 sons for 19 years and I could sure use this Cookbook filled with quick recipes that still have home cooking flavor!ReplyDelete
I would love to receive this book to add to my collection...love how Gooseberry includes all those little tidbits on decorating, just simple little things that don't take a lot of time when one is in a hurry but wants it to look attractive!ReplyDelete
All of the Gooseberry cookbooks are wonderful. I would love to add this one to my huge collection!ReplyDelete
I enjoy the Gooseberry Cookbooks. I just made a meatloaf from the meatloaf cookbook the other night! Delish! Would love to add to my collection!ReplyDelete
Gooseberry Patch always has the best recipes!ReplyDelete
My kind of cookbook--I often do not think much ahead about meals so usually need to cook in a hurry.ReplyDelete
This will be a great cookbook to use in the summer. Everyone is always in a hurry to get back to enjoy the summer so anything you can put together in a hurry but is still wonderful to the taste is just what we need!ReplyDelete
Would love to win one of these cookbooks!;)ReplyDelete
I will have to try that chicken recipe, it looks really yummy. Thank you for a chance to win one of the cookbooks!ReplyDelete