Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Giveaway with Mom's Very Best Recipes

Last week I felt as though an old friend showed up in the mail!  I was expecting two brand new, not yet released Gooseberry Cookbooks for me to review.  One of the books is hot and fresh with some new, never heard of recipes for me.  The other, my FAVORITE Gooseberry Cookbook EVER, is new, fresh and TASTY and it fit in my hands like the comfort of an old friend holding my hand.

This new book, Mom's VERY BEST Recipes, is the very best of tasty recipes that you can count on Mom making for you.  They are tried and true from Mom's recipe box. Did I tell you that I love this book?  Here are the chapters with a list of some of the recipes I want to try and some I've already tired!  Stick with me through this review because at the end, you can enter to win a copy of my new-old friend!


Breakfast & Brunch: Mom's Cheesy Hashbrowns (no can soup involved here!),  Old-Fashioned Donunts (including a tip on the page about making Doughnut Kabobs!), Butter Rum Muffins, Rise & Shine Sandwiches and Southern Chocolate Gravy by my blogger friend, Mommy's Kitchen!  

Appetizers & Snacks: Pepperoni Egg Rolls, Lemony Iced Tea, Grass Granola, Microwave Potato Chips, Porch Popcorn and Anytime Ham Dip (this recipe has been around for over 30 years).

Soup, Bread & Sandwiches:   Mom's Champion Chicken Soup, Stuffed Pepper Soup, Dad's (yes they let a dad's recipe in this book!) Tomato Comfort Soup, Midway Corn Dogs and Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls.

Sides & Salads:  Homestyle Shells & Cheese, 7-Layer Chinese Chicken Salad, Fried Dill Pickle Coins, Dirty Greek Rice, Old-Fashioned Potato Salad, German Cucumber Salad and Roasted Asparagus.

Main Dishes: Cheesy Pizza Fondue, Alabama Chicken Casserole, Famous White Mac & Cheese, Steak San Marco, Pasta Trapanese, Easy Bowtie Lasagna, Nana's Easy Pot Roast and Slow-Cooker Beer Chicken.

Desserts: Italian Love Cake,  Yellow Layer Cake (by Vickie!!), Merry Mocha Frosting,  Hot Cinnamon Pudding, Hot Milk Cake & Bitter Chocolate Frosting, Best-Ever Bakery Frosting, Dulce De Licious and Tommy's Big Cookie Cake

 Mom's Cheesy Hashbrowns (Click for printable copy)

1/4 c. butter
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 c. shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 c. sour cream
30-oz pkg country-style frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed

Directions:  Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Mix in cheese and continue stirring until melted.  Remove from heat; stir in sour cream.  Gently fold mixture into hasbrowns.  Spoon into a greased 2-quart casserole dish.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes, until heated through and top is golden.  Serves 6-8. 
 Fried Dill Pickle Coins (click for printable recipe)

2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. milk
3 c. dill pickles, thinly sliced
oil for deep frying
Garnish: ranch salad dressing

Directions:  In a bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper.  In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and milk together.  Blot pickles well with paper towels.  Coat pickles with flour mixture, then with egg mixture.  In a large deep fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees*.  Add pickles, about 10 at a time, and cook for 3 minutes, or until golden, turning once.  Drain on paper towels.  Serve warm with ranch dressing.  Serves 6.
*we just fried on the stove top

I made a bunch more recipes from this book and I will post a few more over the next week! Stay tuned!

So do you want to enter to win this awesome book?  Enter below!

Mom's Very Best Recipes
1 copy of Mom's VERY BEST Recipes
USA/Canada only
Ended 3/5/12 (get it before it is released for sale!)

(If an entry below is worth more than one entry that just means you copy and paste it for extra individual entries. So if something is worth 10 entries you leave that same entry 10 times!)

Mandatory Entry:  Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect (right side bar) and leave a comment below with the name of your all time favorite recipe and who you cook it for.  Leave your email address with this mandatory entry. *IF you do not want to leave your email addy, please email it to me at cafescrapper at gmail dot com. 
EXTRA BONUS: If you leave that favorite recipe on my Facebook page, like me and leave the entire recipe and or a link to your blog with the recipe you get 7 bonus entries! Include the photo for 3 more entries.

Bonus entries: (Leave separate comments for each one)

1) Follow my blog:
Facebook Networked Blogs, Twitter, RSS Feed (right sidebar). Leave a comment for each one you do. 2 entries

2) Go check out the Slow Cooker Beer Chicken for 5 entries

3) Tweet the giveaway. "Enter to win Mom's VERY BEST Recipes Gooseberry Patch Cookbook
  "   Unlimited tweeting with 1 entry per tweet and leave link. Follow me on twitter @susieqtpies for an extra entry. 

4) 5 entries each:
Check out Gooseberry Patch Blog: (Leave a comment here on something you read)
Follow Gooseberry on Facebook: (Tell them Scraps of Life sent you and leave a comment on my blog)
Follow Gooseberry on Twitter: (Leave a comment here with your user name)
Watch Gooseberry Video Channel: (Leave a comment here on something you watched)
5) Check out Best-Ever Cookies, Gooseberry Patch Cookbook giveaway and leave a comment there and here for 5 bonus entries!

Disclosure:  I have been selected to be a Early Cookbook Reviewer by Gooseberry Patch.  I received a cookbook for this purpose.  All tasty opinions are my own. They are providing a cookbook for the winner of my blog.

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