Sunday, May 1, 2011

Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway: "Quick and Easy Christmas"

At Christmas, all roads lead home.
-Marjorie Holmes


I've always wondered why with so many channels on satellite television that there's not a holiday channel that always plays Christmas movies and holiday episodes from my favorite shows. These episodes always show people at their best, filled with kindness, good will, and holiday spirit. And, in watching others, I'm filled with those same feelings. Wouldn't you love to be able to feel that all year round? While you can't watch these holiday episodes at your will, you can get the same feeling by reading through Gooseberry Patch's Christmas cookbook collection filled with entertaining tips and treasured memories from readers across the country.

Yes, you can get into the Christmas spirit in May. I know because I felt that way when I opened my package from Gooseberry Patch and found their latest cookbook, Quick and Easy Christmas. Within minutes of opening the cookbook, I was transported to December through the Christmas art work, tips, and memories.

This cookbook is truly the perfect gift for the cook in your life. It contains so many delicious recipes that I had a hard time narrowing down which ones I would prepare. I've chosen to highlight Dill Pickle Dip, Roasted Green Beans, and Chicken and Rosemary Pizza. But, that doesn't mean that Mom's Dill Bread Bowl, Citrus Party Fish, Buffalo Chicken Wing Soup, Royal Coconut Creme, Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast, So-Easy Caramel Rolls, and Hot Milk Cake won't be prepared and shared here soon.

Get a headstart on your Christmas shopping this year by picking up a little something for yourself, Gooseberry Patch's Quick and Easy Christmas or, if you're lucky, you could win one by entering my giveaway below. It's never to early to feel the spirit of Christmas.


pg. 55
Submitted by Pat Beach - Fisherville, KY


pg. 78
Submitted by Tara Horton - Gooseberry Patch


pg. 113
Submitted by Teresa Podracky - Solon, OH




Gooseberry Patch provided me with a preview copy of this book. Views expressed here are my own. No additional compensation was received.

Deadline 11-15-11!

107 comments:

  1. I would love to be included.
    I am a new follower of your blog.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  2. Yum! I can't wait to try the Dill pickle dip! All of my kids and grands love dill pickles! And the Roasted Green Beans!...Wow..they look good! That will be my favorite! No need to enter me in your give-a-way. I've got a recipe in this cookbook, so I'll be receiving one. But, I just wanted to comment on what great recipes you've picked out!
    Have a Blessed week!

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  3. I follow you on GFC and I definitely want this cookbook. rhisomers(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. The recipes look delicious!

    I am a follower through Google Friend Connect and Network Blog and would love to be entered in the drawing.

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  5. I follow on GFC .This cookbook looks awesome - thanks! fink_girls at yahoo dot com

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  6. I've followed for a while now and always love your recipes. The kids still rave about the ice cream bread.

    Please do count me in.
    daldak01@yahoo.ca

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  7. oh this is fun!! i'm a follower (through google and blogspot) and i'm leaving you a comment :)

    eatinginwinnipeg@hotmail.ca

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  8. I would love a new cookbook! Thanks for the opportunity!
    mignusb@ hotmail com

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  9. I would love to be the winner and start with that chicken rosemary recipes yum!

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  10. Another cookbook, sure y not. I love cookbooks. My kids ask me why I keep buying cookbooks. I say so you have something to sell at my auction some day. haha.

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  11. I just followed you on Google Friend Connect...and love love love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks...they rock!

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  12. OH YES!! A new Gooseberry Christmas cookbook!! I love them! I would love to win this one but if not I will be buying for myself as soon as possible!! My email is sharie62@yahoo.com

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  13. I would love to win the new gooseberry cookbook.
    anaed_2000@yahoo.com

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  14. Pick me! Pick me! :D
    Cindy Auler
    cindyz74033@yahoo.com

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  15. Please enter me.

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

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  16. These recipes look great. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

    misty-mouse@cox.net

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  17. I am a huge lover of everything Christmas! I even have a Christmas blog. I couldn't agree more... I wish we could have the feeling of Christmas all year long :) I would love to win this wonderful book! I love Gooseberry Patch!! And I am already a follower :)

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  18. Dill pickle dip... insert Homer Simpson drool here. Love Gooseberry Patch!!
    leeack080969@yahoo.com

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  19. I enjoy your recipes very much. Thank you. Please consider me in the "Quick & Easy Christmas" book giveaway. blue_rose248@yahoo.com

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  20. Great giveaway.I hope I get my first book for Mother's Day this year. Winning one would even be better. I follow you on facebook and your blog through Google Friend Connect. ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  21. I am a follower of yours and i would love your book thank you
    kayisabella@yahoo.com

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  22. I am a huge fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I would love to add this one to my collection! The recipes you highlighted look wonderful!gustyd_71601@yahoo.com

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  23. I am a gooseberry-aholic! Hope I win :)
    cbochette@gmail.com

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  24. I love Gooseberry Patch!!! I make some recipes in your other cookbooks and take them to potlucks and backyard BBQ's and they are always a hit!!!! I'd love to have a new book so I can continue to make people say mmm mmm mmm!!!
    sweetdreamscrafts@hotmail.com

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  25. You can never start thinking about Christmas too soon! I get so motivated by looking at any Gooseberry Patch book... I am new to following your blog and it is so nice and full to the brim with yummy recipes - keep up the great work! karencrooks@hotmail.com

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  26. love all your cook books and would love to win this book gmoon1@aol

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  27. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to add this one to my collection. I have been a follower of your blog for a while now, enjoy your posts. Thanks for this opportunity!
    caseyandcrystal@yahoo.com

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  28. I so love Gooseberry Patch...I enjoy all of the holiday cookbooks. I am so into the Christmas season...I decorate my home from top to bottom and from inside to out...I am like you I would love for a Christmas channel to be on 24/7 and 365 days a year....I have used quite a few of your recipes for church potluck to family get-togethers and everyone always loves the dishes. I have learned to print out the recipes to share by doing this some of my family and my church sisters have bought your books...I can't wait to see what this book holds for us for the up coming holiday season....

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  29. I would love to be added for the giveaway! Thank you! aliandpie@gmail.com

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  30. I'm addicted to Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. This one looks like it has a lot to offer! I've never won anything, maybe this will be it.

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  31. I love this! I too have been in the Christmas spirit and bought a different Gooseberry Patch Christmas Cookbook last week. Yesterday I made fudge and ham and a pumpkin pie for today. We are also having turkey and dressing for dinner today just because I am in the holiday mood. I love Christmas and wish they would have a Christmas channel!!!! Email is shari dot wilder @ yahoo dot com

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  32. Anne from TexasMay 2, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Hello from windy West Texas. I would love to win this new cookbook. I recently purchaed the super fast slow cooking GBP cookbook. Love reading the cookbooks as well as trying new recipes. Please enter me into your give-a-way. I think this is a wonderful way to get GBP cookbooks out there. Thank you.

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  33. I am now following your blog and would love to win the cookbook.

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  34. I am a follower on Facebook...I LOVE CHRISTMAS !!! I would love to have this cookbook. I celebrate Christmas year round. Please let me know if I win the cookbook. Email me at lrenner@charter.net. Thanks ! ! !

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  35. I am a HUGE fan!! I love your cookbooks, and everything is always a success!! I follow your blog! please enter me in the giveaway!Judy
    judytreehugger@yahoo.com

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  36. I am a new follower and would LOVE to try and win this wonderful cookbook. I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch!!!

    Blessings...
    xoxo Gert

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  37. I would love to a have my name entered in the group to win this book. I already have a couple of other Gooseberry books, and they are fabulous
    luvmuffin@windstream.net

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  38. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, and Christmas. This one looks great, I would love to have it. info@geraelindsey.com

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  39. My very favorite Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks are the Christmas ones. Running a close second are the fall ones. I MUST have this one. Of course, I'd love to win it, but if not, I know I will buy it as soon as possible. I love all the posts from Gooseberry Patch on facebook. My e-mail address is nellschneider@hotmail.com (just so you can let me know when I win!)

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  40. I follow on GFC and would love a chance to win this cookbook. Thank You. kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

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  41. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, I collect cookbooks and just a few years ago discovered Gooseberry Patch and I just LOVE them!!
    I would love to have the new Christmas Cookbook!! Annettemcdermott1@hotmail.com HOPE to hear from you soon!!

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  42. I can't wait to have garden green beans to use in this recipe. rpbp@mchsi.com

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  43. I'm a new follower of yours and I love your blog and Gooseberry Patch. Your site is awesome!
    awelch@plato.k12.mo.us

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  44. I've been a GBP addict for years...I've got some cookbooks that are out of publication. I'd love to add the new Christmas book to my collection! Think I'll start with the Roasted Green Beans and the Dill Pickle Dip!!!
    Linda
    llklaiber@yahoo.com

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  45. YEP.. it's done.. I am now following your tasty blog... LOVE GBP cookbooks... =treasuries of good food! Thx for the great review... It would be wonderful to sismplify life in the kitchen during the Chrsitmas Season...
    bykilpatrick@comcast.net

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  46. I am a follower! :)

    I am also a Collector of Cook Books!
    Of which 36 of them are Gooseberry Patch !

    I would LOVE to win a copy of this cook Book.

    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com/

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  47. I'm a follower! And a Gooseberry Patch lover too! =)
    ae.rendell@gmail.com

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  48. I love your blog I started following it after finding your white texas sheet cake recipe on Southern Plates forum this morning. I enjoy Gooseberry Patch books no matter what the topic is!

    Julie.Carter@era.com

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  49. I've just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award :) Come Check it out.

    http://www.catzinthekitchen.biz/2011/05/i-was-gone-when-i-was-given-this-award.html

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  50. Love the Gooseberry Patch Christmas book. Would so love it. Just became a follower. Found you on Southern Plate.

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  51. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I can hardly wait for the next one to come out! My Mama's recipe for Tomato Gravy was printed in FARMHOUSE FAVORITES.

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  52. I would love a chance to win this cookbook. I follow your blog on Facebook.

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  53. Would love to win this cookbook. I follow you on facebook. Can't wait till garden time to try these green beans.

    seputt@yahoo.com

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  54. Those roasted green beans look delicious. I've never met a green bean I didn't like (well, hardly ever).

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  55. Me either, Edra, unless it's one of those flat Itailan green beans. Not such a fan...but, I can eat them in an emergency situation.

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  56. I would love to win a copy of this book, thanks for the chance. I follow your blog on facebook. love it! contact me at violetleo@msn.com

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  57. Love this blog! Would be great to win the Gooseberry Patch cookbook too! I am always trying to come up with new ideas to feed my family and the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks have given me a lot of inspiration! My contact info is Ladyblue1960@msn.com

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  58. I am a new follower and would love the chance to win this cookbook. I just love the holiday season and this one would be great to have. I am at curlyrose49@bak.rr.com Hope you have a great day and God Bless. Sandy

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  59. I don't yet own any GP cookbooks, this looks great!

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  60. Have several GB books,yummy indeed!

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  61. love holiday cooking with GB books! kbonita@sbcglobal.net

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  62. I would love to win this cookbook to give to one of my daughters. I'm sure it would be one of their favorites, since their mother's "Dill Pickle Recipe" is in it! pmbeach@insightbb.com

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  63. I agree that there should be a 365-holiday programming station. However, I get my fix from internet radio - AccuRadio and Live 365 have holiday stations that I tune into year round. It's my good mood fix - just as is planning good food and getting great ideas in advance of the Christmas season. Thanks for the review on GB's Quick & Easy Christmas cookbook. I'd love to win a copy. Now that my kids are 8,10,12, I've got more help in the kitchen, but still need the 'less is more' when it comes to ingredients list that GB offers.

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  64. New to your blog but it is wonderful. I am a Big Gooseberry fan. The Christmas cookbooks are my favorite. linda

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  65. I follow through GFC (kima86) and would definitely LOVE to win this cookbook! I'm a big fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and have quite the cookbook collection - all of which get used. Thanks for the chance to add to my books. kima861965@yahoo.com

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  66. that pizza looks DIVINE.... yum! Love GBP, and thank you for sharing these recipes!

    Carmen
    mako111293@hotmail.com

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  67. I am a follower and would love to win the cookbook. :)
    lcdubbelman@telus.net

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  68. I am a new follower of the blog. I would like a chance to win a copy of the cook book, thanks

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  69. I am a follower, and would love to be included in the cookbook giveaway! Thanks! :)

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  70. I like the review, it made me think of things I like doing durning the Holiday season. This is the first time I've been to your blog. :) I love the Holidays, I look so forward to celebrating holidays, since I've started my job, I kind of lost the spirit, I work in retail, and durning the holidays it isn't the best! I would use this cookbook & I feel it would help me get the holiday spirit back. wassdia1@yahoo.com

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  71. I would love to have this cookbook. I am always looking for new ideas, and I love your cookbooks. I have several of them.
    cknott@cox.net

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  72. I would love to be entered in this contest! (I am a follower).

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  73. Hiya! I would <3 to win this cookbook. Now that we moved back to the mainland, my in laws are able to visit more. That includes the winter holidays. When we're together we like to cook, bake & be creative. Thank you!

    abductedpeach0@gmail.com

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  74. You know, I'd never thought about the idea of a channel devoted to Christmas movies, etc., but in reading your proposal for one I realize that I feel the same way! I'd love to win the newest Gooseberry Patch Christmas cookbook. I'm now a follower of your blog.

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  75. I just signed up to follow your blog. Would love to win the cookbook. Gooseberry Patch books are great!

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  76. Hi, I am a new follower and would love the chance to win this cookbook. And I love to try different kind of foods :) Here is my email addy ccv6208@gmail.com..... Thanks

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  77. I would LOVE-LOVE-LOVE your cookbook!!<3<3<3

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  78. I'm excited to follow your blog! Sign me up for the cookbook drawing! carissalynn82@hotmail.com

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  79. Newest follower & love your blog!!!! Gooseberry Patch sent me & very interested in ALL things Christmas related ;) THANKS!!

    AngieForester@hotmail.com

    http://angiesbigloveoffood.blogspot.com/

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  80. This cookbook sounds great. Roasted green beans sound yummy. I always have the family over at Thanksgiving and Christmas 25-30 of us and welcome new dishes!

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  81. I think it's an amazing thing that Gooseberry Patch does by sharing their cookbooks this way. I used to have several of them and we suffered a house fire and I lost over 150 cookbooks, most of them irriplacable, that were given to me by my grandparents. I am slowly rebuilding my collection though! Happy cooking and thanks so much for sharing with us! jgreen@gmail.com

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  82. i would love the new christmas book hotnsweaty58@yahoo.com

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  83. Follow your blog on Facebook!! Would love to win copy of "Quick and Easy Christmas"!!!

    drb8455@aol.com

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  84. I just signed up to follow your blog, love the gooseberry xmas books!! I have quite a group of them and would love to win this one! I miss not being able to order all the neat stuff from the catalog, used to look forward to them in the mail!! Goosebeery Patch is one of my favorite websites to visit, and i'm sure yours will be too, thanks again My e-mail is SDunham52@gmail.com . I'll keep wishing to win the book!!!!!

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  85. Hope I'm not too late! I love Christmas & GP!
    phenfey@satx.rr.com

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  86. Yea....I can't wait to get the new Christmas cookbook. I get the new one every year!!!
    Wanda Newman
    robbinnewman@email.com

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  87. Love your blog -- and Gooseberry Patch. Please include me in the giveaway.
    jobranham1964@yahoo.com

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  88. I love these cookbooks. I only have a few of them. Not only do they have wonderful recipes but I have also fallen in love with the different stories and traditions others have shared. I just found this blog and am excited to sign up to follow.
    Susan Edwards
    My email is suezan1@comcast.net

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  89. I'm now following your blog. Looking forward to reading more. Love GB Patch books-and would love another Christmas book (especially if it makes Christmas easy!).

    My email is jennevans@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!

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  90. Pick me! Pick me! I have been following your site quite often, as i am sure everyone has. What beautiful pictures and yummy recipes! Brings back lots of memories of growing up when Mom did all that cooking. We recently started having Sunday dinner at Mom's again, only this time the kids are doing the cooking, Mom gets to sit back and enjoy. Please pick me!! I love doing all the Christmas special little things, cookies, candies and decorating the house. Some of the recipes I've seen I cannot wait to get my hands on....Thanks!!

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  91. Please enter me in the contest. So excited! I love Gooseberry Patch! cmcgill1@bellsouth.net

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  92. this cookbook looks so good!! And I like the words quick and easy:). darya1702@aim.com

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  93. I'm a follower of your blog and love it! I'd love to win the Christmas cookbook from Gooseberry Patch. That's how I found out about you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  94. I'm a new follower of your blog and am VERY interested in this book. The Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast sounds sooooo good!! My email address is barichter.ca@gmail.com . Have a great day!! =o)

    Thanks!
    ~Beth Richter

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  95. =) very interested in the cookbook.. found your blog on the gooseberry facebook page and am now following it. I follow quite a few recipe blogs. Email address is gary_n_amie@yahoo.com thanks!!!

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  96. I would love to winner this cookbook... sounds interesting..

    thanks

    vicki-russell@ouhsc.edu

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  97. Following you on Networked Blog. I love Christmas and Gooseberry Patch. Count me in.
    robsnest60@yahoo.com

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  98. I love this cookbook --I want it so bad! I just learned how to cook recently after all these years and 5 teenagers later! cory.flynn@charter.net

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  99. I'm a new follower and would just love to win the cookbook! Thank you for the chance to try!
    cmitch920 @ Yahoo.com

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  100. You made a new follower out of me! dquist2@bresnan.net

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  101. Greetings ~ A new follower who LOVES any and all the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! This one would be so wonderful for Christmas ~ and why don't they have a Christmas channel????
    Please include me in this contest and thank you for offering me the chance to win!!! Email is: rsdecoux@aol.com

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  102. Am following you on facebook and would love to win this cookbook.
    drburfield@comcast.net

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  103. I am following you on Facebook! I would love to own Gooseberry Patch's Quick and Easy Christmas! It would be my first Gooseberry Patch Cookbook; I keep looking through them at the store and at book fairs but havn't had the funds to buy any yet. I hope to change that soon!
    valeriebchrd@yahoo.com

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  104. I would LOVE to win this cookbook as I'm a huge Christmas fan too. And I wondered the same thing...we have a Pandora Christmas station, why not a Christmas movie station?? thanks! Heather (thmapes (at) comcast (dot) net)

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  105. I'm now following your blog and would love to win this cookbook. Can't have enough Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

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  106. Not sure about the timing but I would be proud to have this cookbook in my collection. Thank You.

    sheilaspencer@hotmail.com

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  107. I'm following your blog by google friend connect. I love gooseberry patch!
    violetleo@msn.com

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