Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gooseberry Patch's "101 Farmhouse Favorites": Review, Recipes, and Giveaway

from Gooseberry Patch
 
Are you as excited as I am that a new Gooseberry Patch cookbook season is here? It really helps to get me through these winter blues knowing that there are new Gooseberry Patch cookbooks on the way to my house. And, for one of my lucky followers, there's going to be a copy of this cookbook on the way to your doorstep, too.
 
I was really looking forward to a cookbook named 101 Farmhouse Favorites. Just the title alone told me that the cookbook would be rich with comforting recipes. The recipes are divided into five chapters:
  • Break of Day Breakfasts
  • Garden-Fresh Soups and Salads
  • Family Dinner Favorites
  • Blue-Ribbon Desserts
  • Classic Country Canning
It was nice to find some new breakfast recipes to add a little something special to my usual weekend breakfast routine. I made the Country Ham Biscuits (recipe below) that my husband loved. There were a couple of decadant breakfast dishes such as Baked Shrimp and Grits and Fried Green Tomato Biscuits that appealed to the Southern girl in me.

The soup and salad chapter offered up plenty of recipes to use those fresh fruits and vegetables that I'm looking forward to in the spring. But, there are also plenty of soup and stew recipes to enjoy now in the cold of winter. The Family Dinner Favorites chapter offered comforting dishes such as Paprika Chicken and Marvelous Mexican Meatloaf. I made one of my husband's all-time favorite dishes, Shrimp Creole (recipe below), from this chapter. It was a simple recipe and we both enjoyed it.

Blue-Ribbon Desserts covers a variety of desserts from fruit crisps and pies to cookies and cakes. And, finally, when you're ready to preserve the bounty of your garden, you'll find plenty of recipes for canning such as Garlic Dill Pickles, Old-Time Corncob Jelly, and Spiced Blueberry Jam. There's even a little bonus page - whimsical Copy & Cut Canning Labels that you can to use to decorate your jars.

In all, this cookbook is another winner from Gooseberry Patch. It features a broad array of recipes and I'll know you'll find many that your family will enjoy.


 Country Ham Biscuits
Submitted by Terri Scungio
Williamsburg, VA
Chapter: Break of Day Breakfasts
 
Country Ham Biscuits
 
2 c. self-rising flour
1/2 c. plus 3 tbsp. butter, divided
1 c. cooked ham, ground
1-1/2 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. buttermilk

Add flour to a bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter with a pastry cutter or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in ham and cheese. Add buttermilk; stir with fork until a moist dough forms. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 13 minutes, until lightly golden. Melt remaining butter and brush over hot biscuits. Makes 2 to 3 dozen.  



 Shrimp Creole
Submitted by Jill Heilman
Gilbertsville, PA
Chapter: Family Dinner Favorites

Shrimp Creole
 
1/3 c. shortening
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 lbs. uncooked large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 c. hot water
2 8-oz. cans tomato sauce
1/2 c. green onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 c. green pepper, chopped
1 slice lemon
2 tbsp. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 bay leaves
Cooked rice
 
Melt shortening in a large stockpot over medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook until it starts to brown. Add remaining ingredients except cooked rice. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Spoon over cooked rice. Serves 4 to 6. 
 
 
Disclaimer: Gooseberry Patch provided me with review and giveaway copies; however, the opinion expressed here is my own.
 
***GIVEAWAY***
 
Now, here comes the fun part! Would you like to win your very own copy of 101 Farmhouse Favorites? Here are the rules.
  • The giveaway is open to my blog followers. You may follow me here through Google Friend Connect, Network Blogs, or on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wellseasonedlife.
  • In the comment section below, let me know that you're interested in winning the cookbook and leave an e-mail address where I can reach you if you're the winner.
Deadline: January 18, 2013

126 comments:

  1. My most fondest memories of family bonding are those moments sitting around the table at meal time listening to talk and laughter from those I love, while they are enjoying my delicious dishes. I would love to win this cookbook in order to cook even more great new dishes for my family. My email is alabamafarmgirl@hotmail.com

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  11. This looks like a simply lovely cookbook! Oh, I must try those biscuits!

    I follow your blog and facebook. :)
    Thank you and I hope you enjoy your Sunday with your family!
    ~Miss Rachel~

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  27. would love to win this cookbook as i am always looking for new recipes to try . sherryj@rogers.com

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  28. I'll bet these Ham Biscuits are delish! shirleymitchell@hotmail.com

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  31. Oh, I would simply LOVE, LOVE to win this cookbook! I am salivating right now just looking at those Country Ham biscuits.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.
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  32. I agree with everyone "I would love to win the new cookbook" Been marry 29 years, have 4 grown kids and 16 grand kids, I need to spice things up at meal time. I love your page am on it 4 to 6 times a day, every time am on face book I check it out. Keep up the great work. Please use this email: nana@powerc.net

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  33. I love cookbooks and recipes. Recently helped my woman's club publish a cookbook. Although I have many Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks, I don't have "101 Farmhouse Favorites" and would love winning it.

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  35. Would love to win a copy of 101 Farmhouse Favorites. Love all of your cookbooks, so family and palette friendly for everyone! Hope someday to publish something similar, as a fellow farmhouse culinary specialist...:)

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  37. Rachel Lopez-ThockerJanuary 7, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    I would LOVE to win your cookbook called 101 Farmhouse Favorites. I struggle everyday to plan dinners. I'd love to see what your cookbook has to offer. I'm very excited. I've followed Gooseberry Patch and get your emails weekly. Love to see/read recipes. Thanks SO much. Rachel

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  38. I would love to win the Gooseberry cookbook "101 Farmhouse Favorites". I know there will be good recipes coming from gooseberry Patch. My email is nshorter52@ma.rr.com

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  43. These recipes are always so outstanding that I can count on them to be scrumptious!!!! What a wonderful contest!! I would love to win this cookbook!!
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  45. Your recipes are always awesome! I would love to have this cookbook. Although, my husband says I'm a cookbook junkie. hobbyhorse15@earthlink.net

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  50. Sherry Jan 7, 2013
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  51. Love to collect cookbooks. They each have different things I love to try. I would love to add this one to the collection.
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  55. I'm a Facebook follower :) Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful cookbook!

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  56. I only have a couple Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, so this would go great with my collection.

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  57. Would like to add to my collection of 1. I really enjoy baking and cooking from the one I do have. Gotta have this one !!

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  58. I would love to win this cookbook. I love to cook, bake and cookbooks. I am a follower on facebook and enjoy the posts. herrerajan@sbcglobal.net

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  60. Hi,
    Love your facebook posts, and would enjoy sharing the dinners made from another great Gooseberry Patch book. It's like the best accreditation there is, when you know it comes from a GP collection. Thanks for your blog and sharing recipes and ideas. Find me in your Facebook friends list, Theresa Meyer. I'll watch my messages to WIN! Happy New Year too!

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  62. I love cookbooks and have quite a few. My husband and I like to cook together (we are married 31 years and sometimes I think food is the secret to a long marriage). Winning a new cookbook would be so wonderful, as I am always on the lookout for different ones!
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  63. I'd love to try out this cookbook! I've never used any of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, but keep hearing awesome things. Thanks for the chance!

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    - Rachael

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  66. Love your site and love Gooseberry Patch. Would love this cookbook. Thanks for chance to win.

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  67. Looks like another great Gooseberry Patch cookbook! I would love to win it and I thank you for the chance!
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  68. Well, as an avid cookbook collector, I can't believe I don't own a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Maybe this drawing can help correct my oversight. Thanks for the Chance.
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  69. Love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to win this one!
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  70. I love the Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks...I am a cookbook collector as well...I sure would love to win this one...please add me to the contest and my email is AutumnAngel57@gmail.com
    Thank you
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  71. I'm a follower via Facebook. I love these cookbooks and would really enjoy having this one in my collection. Thanks for the offer!

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  72. I would love to have this one! I need an incentive to get cooking again!

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  73. This is my first visit to your website. I've been to your Facebook page. The recipes look yummy and luckily, I have most of the ingredients on hand. Those are the kinds of recipes that I love. Please put me on your interested in 101 Farmhouse Recipes. Thanks clynns43228@gmail.com

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  74. I follow you with gfc (flower_child_23)
    I would love to win this cookbook, I am a huge fan of Gooseberry patch cookbooks
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  78. I love Gooseberry Patch recipes! I would love to win this cookbook. Thank you for the offer!
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  79. Just discovered your wonderful blog! I love Gooseberry Patch, but don't own any of their cookbooks yet. I'd really like to, though! :)

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  83. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one! My family is generations deep into loving this kind of comfort food...and winning over those who just don't get it!

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  84. I remember as a little girl going to my mom's friends farmhouse and it always smelled so good! I love to cook and love making homemade food for my family. Also love Gooseberry Patch! booklady45@hotmail.com

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  85. Great blog! I found you through Gooseberry Patch. I would love to win your cookbook. My email address is christaks@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  86. Would love a new cookbook. Love to cook for my hubby, kids and grandkids. Absolutely love being in the kitchen. Please email at j628f@midlands.net

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  88. Love the blog and this cookbook looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win! God bless you and your blog and your family!
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  89. I love to cook and bake. Like to try new recipes. :)
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  90. I would love to win a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook, I have a couple and would love to have another.
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  91. Would Love to win the the cookbook , I have a birthday coming up .I Love the recipes from Gooseberry Patch and try to get them when they come up on Face book. My family loves them.

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  92. Love to cook,wpold really enjoy to win a cookbook from Gooseberry Patch.

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  93. Hi, I would LOVE to win this cookbook. I am a cookbook freak LOL. I collect Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I always tell someone if they are going to give me a gift make it a cookbook or a candle. I love to cook! Thank You
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    I follow on FB
    I would love to win this cookbook!
    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  95. I follow you on Facebook and would love to win this cookbook Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are my favorite ones!
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  96. I would love a new cookbook.My granddaughter adores all the cookbooks I give her. I get one she gets one
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  98. I would love to win this cookbook! Gooseberry Patch are my fav!!

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  107. Looks like a great cookbook. We have a local restaurant called The Farmhouse. What wonderful meals we have had there, especially their brunches. Hope this cookbook shares great recipes that will remind me of The Farmhouse Restaurant.

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  108. I collect cookbooks would love this one!

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  109. LOVE LOVE LOVE cookbooks! I would love to have this one in my collection!

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  114. Love cookbooks! I have been collecting and using them heavily for years! Much to my surprise one day I woke up and thought about collecting something. I really wanted to collect something. Then it hit me, I already do...I love cooking from my collection of cookbooks..

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  115. I love cooking and cookbooks. I woke up one day and thought about how much fun it would be to collect something! Then it hit me, I already collect something..Cookbooks! I love cookbooks!

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  117. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. We are a homeschooling family so on one income we don't get to eat out very much so trying new recipes and even repeating the ones we love from the cookbooks are an extra special treat! Who would want to eat out when we can enjoy such awesome, unforgettable meals! :)E-mail address is kathyh0409@hotmail.com

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  118. Would love to win ! Rockwell76@hotmail.com

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  119. I love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks! I miss their catalog so much. I'm always looking for new cookbooks to add to my collection. If I win, I may give it to my daughter who just moved out on her own and is discovering the art of cooking. Thanks so much for this opportunity to win such a great cookbook! debbiecakes2042@hotmail.com

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  120. I would so love to win this book so many good recipes I bet. I love gooseberry patch

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  125. We are crazy busy @ our house & I would love to have an idea for every night (I hate thinking of ideas for dinner!) and I love Gooseberry Patch. I am new to your blog & am hooked!

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