Monday, October 13, 2014

Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway: Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites

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Cooler weather is on its way. In fact, it has already arrived in many parts of the country. With the weather cooling down and the holidays on the way, now is the perfect time to pull out a slow-cooker (or two) and try out some new recipes along with your old family favorites. Gooseberry Patch wants to help you to discover those new recipes in this year's holiday cookbook, Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites.

~Table of Contents~
  • The Magic of Christmas ~ Sweet & heartwarming memories
  • Brunch Open House ~ Hearty breakfast & brunch dishes
  • Festive Fuss-Free Party Food ~ Appetizers, sandwiches & beverages to share
  • Come In & Warm Up! ~ Satisfying soups, stews & breads
  • A Cozy Christmas Dinner ~ Best mains & sides for the season
  • Sweet Endings ~ Warm, scrumptious desserts
There were several recipes for side dishes that I was attracted to and am going to try out for Thanksgiving dinner, including the rolls I've featured here. Recipes such as Cornbread Dressing, Old-Fashioned Scalloped Corn, and Grandma's Cranberry Sauce should have my kitchen smelling like the holidays. Fortunately, I have more than one slow-cooker to put into action. Using the slow-cooker for my side dishes will free up space in the oven for the turkey, casseroles, and pies. 

When I was trying to decide which recipe to test out for the review, I wanted to do something a little out of the norm from your typical slow-cooker recipe. When I saw this simple "recipe" for Fresh-Baked Dinner Rolls, I knew that this would be the one for me. I would consider it more of a process than a recipe. I followed the directions precisely and the rolls turned out exactly as they should. Working with yeast rolls/breaks is not my speciality so I loved this easy method of making rolls. You definitely need to give this one a try!
























Fresh-Baked Dinner Rolls
Submitted by Virginia Watson
Scranton, PA

Fresh-Baked Dinner Rolls
8 to 10 frozen dinner rolls
Garnish: softened butter

Line the bottom of a large slow cooker with a circle of parchment paper. Lightly spray with non-stick vegetable spray. Arrange frozen rolls in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for about 1-1/4 hours, until rolls have thawed and risen. Turn slow cooker to high setting. Cover and cook for 1-1/4 hours, until set. For a more golden finish, remove rolls to a baking sheet; broil for 90 seconds, or until golden. Makes 8 to 10 rolls.

***GIVEAWAY***

Gooseberry Patch has generously provided me with a copy of Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites to give away to one of my lucky readers. Enter at the widget below. Please be patient as it may take a few moments to load. Deadline: November 9, 2014.

Disclaimer: Gooseberry Patch provided me with a review copy of the cookbook; however, the opinion expressed here is my own.

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42 comments:

  1. My favorite dish would now be chicken and dumplins.

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  2. My favorite slow cooker dish would be roast with carrots and potatoes!
    Michelle

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  3. making Christmas dishes in the slow cooker would be awesome so I could free up the oven for the other items!! Gonna try the fresh baked rolls in there now too! thanks for the opportunity!!

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  4. My favorite dish is Sunday pot roast with carrots and onions. Seved with mash potatoes covered with the rich gravy.

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  5. There are so many recipes I use my slow cooker for. Late summer my favorite would be fresh pasta sauce made with our garden tomatoes and fresh basil and oregano. My grandkids love chicken tacos made in the slow cooker-- chicken breast, peppers, onions, and even black beans. You can use taco seasoning, but I like to use my own blend.

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  6. We love to make sage dressing in our crock pot for the holidays.

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  7. I love slow cooker soups, would love to try this book

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  8. My favorite thing to cook in the slow cooker is roast, either pork or beef, with new potatoes, baby carrots, onions, and celery. Mmmmmmm mmmmm.

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  9. I love to make pulled pork in the slow cooker!

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  10. Chicken soup from my dehydrated foods.

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  11. My favorite dish in cooked in the crockpot is my Award Wining 8 hour Chili!

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  12. Roast with potatoes and carrots, also Hobo Bean Soup :)

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  13. I love to cook chili in the slow cooker

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  14. There's nothing like a slow cooker full of roast, potatoes & carrots on a cold fall & winter day! Pat B.

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  15. There's nothing like a crock pot full of roast, potatoes & carrots on a cold winter & fall day! Pat B.

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  16. I love making chicken for a pasta dish.

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  17. My favorite is a chicken vegetable soup. Also chicken and dumplings.

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  18. I can't wait to try those polls for Thanksgiving!!!!!

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  19. I love making baked beans,corn beef and cabbage and my new favorite is roasted whole chicken. comes out good every time

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  20. I really love to cook soups in my slow cooker. They hit the spot on a chilly day!
    Michelle
    jdluckymm at gmail dot com

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  21. I like to make vegetable beef soup in my slow cooker.

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  22. My favorite slow cooker meal is pot roast

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  23. I love so many recipes. Right now I'm making chicken and rice. I guesse my favorite would be mac and cheese. Amy

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  24. Hmm, probably pot roast, pulled pork or chicken tortilla soup!!!!!!

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  25. Tomorrow's slow cooker meal.....French Dip sandwiches! YUMMY!

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  26. Our favorites are pulled pork, easy swiss steak, chicken noodle soup, and loaded baked potatoe soup

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  27. Chili- both red & white, pot roast,

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  28. I like to do my holiday ham to free up oven space in the slow cooker.

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  29. Favorite recipe came with my first crock pot years ago. Always makes my husband very happy...scalloped potatoes and ham!

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