Sunday, August 11, 2013

Gooseberry Patch's "Everyday Simple Suppers": Review and Giveaway

by Gooseberry Patch
Published by Oxmoor House
 
Please tell me that I'm not the only one who gets tired of hearing "what's for dinner?" It can be so frustrating to work eight plus hours a day and then be greeted with those words, especially if you have no idea what's for dinner. Gooseberry Patch is coming to the rescue again with another cookbook that is geared towards helping busy people put meals on their table as easily as possible.
 
Everyday Simple Suppers is one of those cookbooks that is compiled to inspire those of us who have reached the "uninspired" stage of life - kids, job, kids, homework, kids... Recipes are divided into categories such as one-dish wonders, sizzling skillet suppers, pronto pizza & pasta, super simple sides, short & sweet desserts. I'm particularly fond of cooking skillet meals at the end of the day.
 
Some of the recipes call for cooked chicken. Let me suggest that you pick up a rotisserie chicken to use in these recipes to simplify your life even more. One rotisserie chicken can stretch to provide you with enough meat for two weeknight casseroles. There are plenty of recipes that incorporate other fast-fix meats: boneless pork chops, ground beef, and smoked sausages.
 
This cookbook is a little different than the traditional spiral-bound Gooseberry Patch cookbooks in that it is paperback and the majority of the 260 recipes are accompanied by taste-tempting, full-color photos. While I chose to feature Lemony Pork Piccata with one of my favorite ingredients, capers, I will also be making Stuffed Artichoke Chicken soon. Keeping ingredients such as capers and artichokes in your refrigerator and pantry can turn an ordinary meal into something special.
 
 
Lemony Pork Piccata
Submitted by Melody TaynorEverett, WA
 
 
Lemony Pork Piccata
 
1-lb. pork tenderloin, sliced into 8 portions
2 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 c. dry sherry or chicken broth
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. capers
4 to 6 thin slices lemon
 
Pound pork slices to 1/8-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Lightly sprinkle pork with lemon-pepper seasoning and flour. Melt one tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of pork and sauté 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden, turning once. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and pork. Place pork on a serving plate; set aside. Add sherry or chicken broth, lemon juice, capers and lemon slices to skillet. Cook 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened, scraping up browned bits. Add pork and heat through. Serves 4.

 

My husband and I love the salty tang of capers. If you haven't tried capers before, this is the perfect recipe to introduce them into your life.
 
***GIVEAWAY***
 
Now, is the time to introduce a copy of this cookbook into your life, too. Gooseberry Patch has not only provided me with a review copy of the cookbook, but they have also provided me with a copy to give away to one of my readers. If you're interested in receiving your very own copy of Everyday Simple Suppers, just leave me a comment below letting me know you're interested in winning a copy of the cookbook. Also, leave an e-mail address where I can contact you if you're the winner.
 
DEADLINE: August 30, 2013
 
Giveaway Closed
 

60 comments:

  1. Love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I'd love to have a copy of this one.

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  2. This sounds like a really great cookbook! Thank you for the entry! :) Sunday blessings to you and your family!
    ~Miss Rachel~

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  3. Love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and I would love to add this one to my collection. melissa@servedupwithlove.com

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  4. laurafelix@yahoo.comAugust 11, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    This sounds great . I work 6hrs a day with special needs then home to take care of my father on topof my own family. So this will help out. I love cooking but it's nice to have easy nights to.

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  5. Would love to have this busy caregiving nana here! Thanks so much! Terri C. itc0002@sbcglobal.net

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  6. I would really love to have a copy of this; work 8 -10 hrs a day, then have a special needs son to care for. This would make things alot easier. Can be reached at bgorden@bmctotalcare.com

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  7. Love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, this one is awesome, would love to own one. Lecia

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  8. I would love to win!! eatcakefordinner{at}digis{dot}net

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  9. I would love to have this cookbook as I'm running out of ideas for dinner = )

    Thank you for the giveaway

    Christine Teo

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  10. I remember my mom having Gooseberry cookbooks. I love the recipes in them so simple but so elegant at the same time. Hope I win(fingers crossed) :)
    Dawn Williams

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  11. Have been thinking of buying this one would love to win. Warm Blessings! Amy
    cottageprims@hotmail.com

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  12. I have given the Gooseberry books as gifts but never gifted myself. This would be a great one for me for ideas for dinner.

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  13. I would love this cook book. I am always looking for great meals for my family, and ways to fix meals quick and easy. My daughter recently graduated from college and this would be a great way to get her cooking more.

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  14. This looks great for busy families. I would love to win this cookbook

    bdmltm at gmail dot com

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  15. I would love to win this cookbook, simple sounds delicious.

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  16. Love your site and Gooseberry Patch. Would love to win. Thanks.

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  17. Like the premise of your blog and would love the Gooseberry Patch cookbook. JanetL621@yahoo.com

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  18. Just picked up grilling last night. I love all my books and use them all the time. I love to share with others your recipes and recommend your books to others.
    grattino@aol.com

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  19. What a yummy recipe. I will be trying this for sure...and hoping to win your cookbook.

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  20. I would love to win a copy of the Gooseberry Patch's "Everyday Simple Suppers". You also did a great review of the new cookbook.
    burn1ember@aol.com

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  21. I will def be making this for supper soon. I work in a group home with cerebral palsy residents, so they always get to sample my new cooking and baking projects, they are my life. I love to cook and they love to have new adventures instead of frozen food or hamburger helper type foods some staff make as they are kinda lazy. This would give me plenty of new ideas. Thank you,Kim My email is baborsk@comcast.net

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  22. I would love to win one of the cookbooks, the recipes sound good!a_stonecipher@yahoo.com

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  23. Being of Italian descent, I learned to love ingredients such as capers, anchovies, and herbs. Italy does not have enough land for grazing lots of cattle, so a most of our entrees were pork, chicken,veal, fish, and lots of vegetables. I would love to have a copy of your cookbook! Thank you. Also known as P8triotMom.

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  24. Who wouldn't want to win a Gooseberry Patch cookbook? Recipes for good simple meals are a must in todays life. I would love to win, Thank You for the chance!
    gcridelich@sbcglobal.net

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  25. This looks like a great cookbook! I think we all need "simple" meals. :)

    Angela Rhodes Ingles
    nofearpapertiger AT Gmail.com

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  26. I would love to win this cookbook. I love trying new recipes and a new cookbook is to be treasured, read through with visions of what each recipe will look like and taste like and then.........then to try those recipes. revbev@ns.sympatico.ca

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  27. I would love this cookbook.

    karenb6261@gmail.com

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  28. I could always use ideas for meals. I get in a rut and cook the same boring things. :)

    Marion Clark
    clarkdsr@aol.com

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  29. After 42 years, I am in a rut and need help. This cookbook looks as though it would have some great new ideas for me. I would love to win it.

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  30. Oh, how I'd love to win this cookbook! I know Gooseberry Patch's cookbooks are the best and what a great idea they have come up with now!! We're always looking for these kind of recipes!

    Thank you for offering this giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Gert

    PS my e mail is on my blog!

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  31. I would love to win a copy.

    laroyal06@gmail.com

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  32. I would love to win a copy of the gooseberry patch cookbook, I have been wanting one for quite some time.
    Sharon Tinin
    bengefamily@yahoo.com
    https://www.facebook.com/sharon.campbellbenge

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  33. I don't have any Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, and would love to win.

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  34. I would love to win this cookbook, yummy recipes and easy to read instructions, from mjs at momanddad00@clear.net!

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  35. Hi Kim, You have a lovely blog, and I've enjoyed reading about Your Cookbook Review section.
    This book sounds great, I would really love to win a copy! Thank you, and wish you a wonderful week!
    joyceeong@yahoo.com

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  36. I would love to win this cookbook. I love Gooseberry Patch. They are the best.
    SimplyCountry79@outlook.com

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  38. I love Gooseberry Patch Cook Books,they are awesome.I love the recipes and little stories& pictures inside.Cynthia Zeh (ghicynthia@gmail.com)

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  39. I love Gooseberry Patch Cook Books,they're awesome.I love the recipes and little stories & pictures inside.Cynthia Zeh (ghicynthia@gmail.com)

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  40. Love Gooseberry Patch CookBooks. I would love to win this one. taam21(at)live(dot)com

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  41. I would love to win this so I could get some new ideas for supper. I am tired of that question too, "what's for supper? ' powellkc@msn.com

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  42. I am very interested in winning this receipe collection I am always looking for new meal ideas to try. My email address ktkats@juno.com.

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  43. I don't have a hard copy of any of the Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks but sure would love to! I have a few kindle editions buy they are not the full cookbook, just excerpts. I'd love to win this!
    bcj7442@hotmail.com

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  44. I would love to own an actual copy of a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook! I have a few excerpts in kindle format but no hard copy. bcj7442@hotmail.com

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  45. I would love to have this cookbook. It would be so nice to surprise my husband with something different instead of the same old stand-bys. Thanks. bunny0415@att.net

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  46. i need this to start my gooseberry patch collection!!!

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  47. Thanks for the opportunity to receive a copy! The recipes look so good.

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  48. Love too cook and love trying new recipes. The Gooseberry Patch Everyday Simple Suppers would be a fantastic start to trying new recipes. yumyummyrecipes@gmail.com

    Good Luck everyone.

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  49. I would love to win a copy! humblefaith_0406@yahoo.com

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  50. Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks are the best. Never have trouble finding something to cook in any of them. Many times in other cookbooks you find the same old recipes but in Gooseberry Patch cookbooks the recipes are different and making one recipe from it draws you back to it for another as they are that good. Would love to have this Everyday Simple Suppers cookbook!
    alwall2@yahoo.com

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  51. I love Gooseberry Patch! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of what sounds to be another great cookbook! morton.laurie@yahoo.com

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  52. I am always looking to try new recipes for my family. The Gooseberry Patch Cookbook looks like it has recipes that my family would enjoy.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  53. I would love to win a copy of Everyday Simple Suppers.
    Thank you,
    Sherry Surbrook
    emailis country_gal41361@yahoo.com

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  54. I would love to win a copy of Everyday Simple Suppers!
    Thank you,
    Sherry Surbrok
    email me at: country_gal41361@yahoo.com

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  55. I almost bought this book last week but it just wasn't in my budget..
    I would love to win!

    Pattikaye5258@yahoo.com

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  56. Would love this cookbook for those frantic weeknights when I don't know what to make and don't want to order a pizza... Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win it, I would be thrilled! Maryleigh7@aol.com

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  57. Would love a copy of this. alexisj55@yahoo.com

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  58. I love to read recipe books like a regular book. Would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance.
    sunflowersrcool10502@yahoo.com

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  59. I would love a copy of this great book! Mmeghanmarcos@gmail

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  60. I love cookbooks. I hope I am not too late to get put in the drawing. Thanks
    sewing4fun2@aol.com

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