Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks rock! I'm a huge fan and this is the start of my Early Bird Cookbook Review relationship with this wonderful company.
This month my review is on Homestyle in a HURRY (click the link to check out the release date and preorder a copy) I have looked and drooled on this book for a few weeks now. I will be cooking from this book this week and will come back and post recipes and photos. When I post, it will link back to this giveaway post so you can get in on the new recipes and earn entry points into the Giveaway.
This book is 220 pages of pure fun! I was impressed with all the simple, quick and easy recipes all in one book. I was familiar with quite a few of the recipes in this book. I loved the fact that some used ingredients that I had not thought of using. I've been cooking for 17 years and really found a lot of new recipes to try out from this cookbook. I kept thinking that this cookbook would make an excellent gift for a new mom, a wedding gift and even for a young person who is getting their first apartment/home.
The table of contents and a few of my favorite recipes include:
*Busy-Day Breakfast with Morning Glory Muffins and Speedy Sausage Muffins
*Quick bites with Lake Charles Dip, Pretzels with an Attitude, Chocolate Chip Dip and Julie's Fresh Guacamole
*No-Fuss Soups & Sandwiches with Spicy Sloppy Joes and Avocado Egg Salad
*Speedy Sides & Salad with Better than Creamed Corn and Veggie "Fried" Rice
*Dinner in a Dash with Garlicky Shrimp & Pasta, Beef & Snow Pea Stir-Fry
*Easy-as-Pie Desserts with Chocolate Sandwich Cookies and Pineapple Pig Cake!
Here is a quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Chip Dip
8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. powdered sugar
2 T. brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
graham cracker sticks
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add sugars and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Serve with graham cracker sticks. Makes 2 cups.
*Note: Ritz Crackers cinnamon honey crackers are good in this, too. I top mine with extra mini chips!