Sunday, August 28, 2011

NOOK Cookbook review with @GooseberryPatch *101 Christmas Recipes*

101 Christmas Recipes (Gooseberry Patch)
Did you know that I"m a HUGE fan of Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks? YES most of you, regular readers, know this and are probably TIRED of me telling you this, right? No I don't think so because you keep coming back to read about their cookbooks, get new tasty recipes and when I have them, enter to win their cookbooks CLICK HERE to learn about a giveaway! I think some of you are as addicted or even more so addicted to their cookbooks than I can ever claim to be on this blog!! Someone left a comment on my blog post telling me that they own over 40 Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. She wins for most addicted!

This is a quick post to remind you that you can purchase quite a few Gooseberry Patch cookbooks (and a few free ones) on Kindle and NOOK. We have both the Kindle and NOOK in my home. The NOOKcolor is mine and only mine so I have a nice collection of Gooseberry Patch on my NOOK. The Kindle books work great for all of their cookbooks except for the "101" type cookbooks because those have pictures AND you can't see colorful tasty pictures on your Kindle, sorry! On the Nook you can see the tasty pictures just like you would if you owned the paper copy of the cookbook. Here is a shot I got of my cookbook:
In real life, the picture quality is much better because it looks just like the actual picture in their cookbooks. I really love having recipes on my NOOK. Either way, Kindle or NOOK, you can't go wrong loading up on these ebooks. I love that I can take the recipe right to the store with me and get what I need!

The 101 Christmas Recipes cookbook by Gooseberry Patch is just the book that I was looking for to help me prepare for my annual Christmas Open House. We host one every year and I always add in new dips and sweets. I have a few that will always be served but for the most part I enjoy new recipe hunting for this occasion.

Here are the chapters in this book and some of my favorite recipes:
  • Holiday Open House- Jalapeno Cheese Spread, Greek Spread (heads up Open House Guest I am making this one for sure), Gingered Coconut Chicken Fingers, Garlic-Romano Dipping Sauce, Chocolate Eggnog,(yep making this one, too) and Cranberry & Blue Cheese Ball. 
  • Snow Fun- Christmas Eve Soup, Ham & Swiss Cheese Rolls (yum), Mexican Albondigas Soup, Pizzawiches, Twiced-Baked Sweet Potatoes and Tomato Bisque.
  • Christmas Day- Apple-Glazed Pork Chops, Bruschetta Chicken Bake and Fire & Spice Baked Ham.
  • Sweets of the Season- Graham Pralines (making these for sure), Peanut Butter Fudge (I make this but I'm trying this new recipe), Raspberry-Marshmallow Cookie Pizza, Buckeyes, Christmas Crunch, GiGi's Cranberry Cobbler (yum), Peppermint Snowballs, Minty Candy Canes (From Jen @ Gooseberry Patch), Gumdrop cookies (very cute) and Lemon Icebox Cookies
I do love the Index on my Nook with all the recipes in the book. They are broken into sections such as Appetizers, Beverages, Breakfast & Brunch,etc. The wonderful thing is each recipe has a link that once clicked it will take you right to the recipe in the book. Love it!

One of the recipe worth trying is Peppermint Punch. Here it goes:
Peppermint Punch

1 quart peppermint ice cream, softened
1 cup milk
2 liters gingerale, chilled
Garnish: peppermint sticks, finely crushed or whole

In a large punch bowl, blend together ice cream and milk; stir gently. Slowly add ginger ale; stir until combined. Moisten rims of glasses with water and dip into finely crushed candy. Serve with peppermint sticks stirrers, if desired. Serves 8-10.

Get it today on NOOK or Kindle!

1 comment:

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