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Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Home Cooking and Recipes

Calling all Gooseberry Patch Cookbook fans! Is this you? Even if you are just finding out about Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks you can enter to win this HUGE cookbook which is co-published with Gooseberry Patch and Oxmoor House. This book will be released for sale 9/20/2011 and you can find it on Amazon. (giveaway over)

Big Book of Home Cooking which to say the least is BIG! I thought big would be 200 pages but no this book really is BIG. It has over 350 pages, over 450 recipes, hard back with over 200 beautiful, mouth-watering photos. I really had a difficult time narrowing down what recipes to try first. Here is a picture of all my sticky tags on the pages AFTER I removed over half of them:

As with all my Gooseberry Patch reviews, below you will find a list of the Chapters in this book as well as some of the soon-to-be tested recipes for my family and for you! Hope they sound good to you, too!
  • Munchies & More-Daffodil Banana Crush Punch, Summer Sparkle Punch and Healthy Hummus
  • Breakfast Anytime-Farmhouse Quiche, Sunrise Granola, Apple Cider Syrup and Sugar Plum Bacon
  • Weeknight Favorites-White BBQ Sauce, Salmon Patties and Risotto with Asparagus
  • Casseroles Galore- Easy Cheesy Enchiladas, Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna) and Hashbrown-Pork chop Casserole
  • Slow Cooker Sensations-Spicy White Cheese Dip, Russian Beef Borscht, Hot Fudge Spoon Cake
  • Scrumptious Soups & Sandwiches-Pumpkin Chowder, The Ultimate Shrimp Sandwich and Grilled Cuban Sandwich
  • Savory Sides & Salads-Fried Okra Salad, Melon Salad with Honey Dressing and Mom's Antipasto Salad
  • Blue-Ribbon Cakes & Pies- Caramel Cake, Easy Pumpkin Roll and Peaches & Cream Cheesecake
  • Cookies & Candies- Blackberry Lemon Squares, Butterscotch Candy and Caramel-Coffee Tassies
  • Bountiful Breads- Autumn Spice Bread w/ Glaze, Soft Bread Pretzels and Blue Cheese Cut-Out Crackers
  • Potluck Pleasers- Gruyere Rolls, Layered Cornbread & Turkey Salad and Creamy Banana Pudding
  • Gifts from the Kitchen- Carrot Cake Jam, Savory Popcorn Topper Mix and Toffee Peanuts
  • Menus for all Occasions- over 40 menu ideas!
For this review, I made Healthy Hummus, Easy Cheesy Enchiladas, Fried Okra Salad and Vickie's Gazpacho Dip. The Fried Okra Salad is below. Click each recipe to go to the other recipes.



Fried Okra Salad 

Ingredients

2 lb pkg. frozen breaded okra (or use your own okra recipe)
10 slices of bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
6 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. sugar
2 T. vinegar

Directions

Fry okra as directed, drain. Combine okra, bacon, tomatoes, and green onions; set aside. Mix together remaining ingredients; pour dressing over okra mixture. Serve immediately. Serves 8.

My Kitchen Notes
This  has to be one of the tastiest salads that I made this summer. It was a huge hit with everyone in my family and I can't wait to make it again. It will always be on my recipe list of salads.

I do not like to crumble bacon after it is cooked so I cut my bacon into pieces with kitchen scissors before frying. For the vinegar, I use balsamic vinegar which went perfect with the salad. No other changes were needed. You do need to eat this once you pour on the dressing. It is not as good the next day because the okra is no longer crispy. So plan on eating all of it!

Thanks to Gooseberry Patch and Oxmoor House for providing the cookbook for my early book review. My own tasty opinions are expressed here!

77 comments:

  1. Our fav. home cooked meal is mexican!! This looks awesome, thanks.

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  2. I haven't heard of these books. The recipes look delicious. Thanks for posting.
    Ann

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  3. My favorite home-cooked meal is my mother's roast beef with gravy and all the fixins! :)

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  4. My favorite home cooked meal is beef stew. Yummy!! :)

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  5. We love making fettuccine alfredo! Yum. Lisa

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  6. Our families favorite homecooked meal is Cheeseburger Meatloaf with mashed potatoes...

    Amy
    amyallen77@comcast.net

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  7. I love making homemade baked pasta with lots of cheese and veggies

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  8. My favorite home cooked meal is grilled steak, baked potatoe & salad.
    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

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  9. Wow, I'm not sure I could say for sure what is my VERY favorite. Two weeks ago, however, I 'accidentally' made THE BEST lasagna ever! I found a recipe somewhere for crockpot lasagna, and even though I didn't have ricotta, mozzarella or even cottage cheese, I was still able to somehow frankenstein enough stuff from the fridge to make the most wonderfully moist and flavorful lasagna with a delicious fluffy 'cheese' layer. It was incredible...and I fear I'll never be able to recreate it.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  10. love meatloaf

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. GBP has a new tiny tips book collection.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. I would have to agree with my mom's pot roast with vegetables and gravy

    robsnest60 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  13. My favorite home cooked meal is roast baby potatoes carrots in a crockpot that has cooked all day and when you walk in the house the aromas surround you...yum!

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  14. My favorite home cooked meal is my moms pigs in the blanket..love the combination of the cabbage and sauerkraut and tomatoes..yummy and great on top of mashed potatoes.

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  15. I'm so excited for this new cookbook, I'm not sure how many Gooseberry Cookbooks I have in my collection but they are great.
    My favorite home cooked meal is Homestyle Meatloaf with Creamy Mashed Potatoes YUM YUM Lori

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  16. My favorite meal..hmmmm...probably a toss up between pot roast with veggies or lasagna..decisions, decisions..Hope I win the cookbook!!
    Nancy Narma tenderheart@echoes.net

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  17. My favorite homecooked meal is probably pot roast over creamy mashed potatoes! I am dying to get my hands on this cookbook!

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  18. I jumped over to the GBP website and looked over all the delicious recipes in the recipe roundup. Have several bookmarked! YUM!

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  19. I cant wait to see this cookbook! Love gooseberry!
    Sue
    buzzbrian@aol.com

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  20. What a fantastic book, would love to win it.

    Linda
    lindasusan4951@hotmail.com

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  21. My favorite home cooked meal is tuna and noodle casserole. Actually I like any thing with pasta. :)

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  22. It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  23. Autumn in the Country is the featured cookbook this week

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. My favorite is apple cider roasted pork tenderloin. We use and love this recipe -
    http://www.relish.com/recipes/cider-braised-pork-loin-with-carrots-and-onion/

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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  25. My favorite home cooked meal is roast beef with sour cream/clove gravy. Cooked with carrots and onions. with a fully loaded baked potato, a good fresh salad of romaine, cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes,onions,shredded carrots topped with ranch dressing; a glass of Kendall Jackson white wine; and the GBP tiramisu for dessert! or flavored coffee. Meal wouldn't be complete though, if it wasn't served to good friends in a candlelit atmosphere w Kevin MacLeod playing in the background. sigh. arlene Marie Pitts, email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  26. Looked at the Cheezy Enchilada Recipe, looks good, even better with the beef and shredded cheese you added. I learned the difference between enchiladas and burritos. I never knew that! arlene Marie Pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  27. I looked at the Gazpacho, wonderful. I love Gazpacho,but i didn't know it came as a soup and a sauce. arlene Marie Pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  28. I have always loved Hummus! I know of a great restaurant that serves all kinds of hummus and my favorit way to have it, is to have it served on very thin pita-like bread, that has flavors, made in or by people from India. arlene Marie Pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  29. I jumped over toGoosebery Patch and read that they are sponsoring a treasure hunt for readers to go to a store that sells the tiny tips books,take a picture of themselves w the tiny tips books they bought and to post it on Gooseberry Patch to win another set of autographed books! nice arlene Marie Pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  30. they are having a contest on winning a set of TT books

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  31. My most favorite home cooked meal is chicken and dumplings. They are delicious and I could eat them every day.

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  32. My favorite home cooked meal is my mom's meatloaf with mashed potatoes & gravy,green beans. YUMMY!!!

    chubbiegrl at gmail dot com

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  33. I would love to share this with my son who loves to cook!

    jegagle@sbcglobal.net

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  34. My favorite home cooked meal is roast turkey...like Thanksgiving! :)

    I'm a follower, and I would love to win the GBP book!! :) Thank you!!

    kris_lammers@yahoo.com

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  35. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! Favorite homecooked meal...that's hard. My mom always did a pork roast with mashed potatoes & black eyed peas when I was a kid that I loved!

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  37. My favorite homecooked meal is my moms pot roast and veggies. My mouth waters just thinking about it. :-)

    Shannon
    swalter411@yahoo.com

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  38. My favorite home cooked meal is my Hungarian Paprikash handed down from my great grandmother from Budapest....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  39. That dip would go great with my chimichangas.....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  40. I checked out the Easy Cheesy Enchalada recipe. It is easy ...looks yummy and I am getting hungry now...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  41. I checked on the Healthy Hummus recipe. Although I am not a fan of hummus this looks pretty good...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  42. I also shared this giveaway on my fb. page...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  43. I just started reading your blog and have finally started following you more often.PLEASE enter me in this contest.I am dying for this Cookbook.Thanks :)

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  44. I forgot to add my favorite cooked meal.I LOVE Chicken Fried Steak,mashed potatoes,corn,hot biscuits and gravy.Oh I feel like I am in heaven when I eat this.Thanks for the Give-A-Away :)

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  45. I love homemade chicken and dumplings.
    christinaburrell@hotmail.com

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  46. My fav home cooked meal is fried chicken, butter beans, creamed corn, and sliced tomatoes.

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  47. My favorite home cooked meal is lasagnas and 5 cheese garlic bread!
    barb babergbower@Gmail.com

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  48. featured cookbook this week is 101 autumn recipes cookbook

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  49. GFC follower w/ kaqtklaw777
    email addy in RC form
    Fav home cooked meal would have to be mac n cheese from scratch baked w/ that crunchy crumb topping, homegrown tomatoes on the side and fresh caught lake perch!

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  50. Gazpacho Dip Recipe looks like a great way to use my homegrown tomatoes, thanks!
    I left a comment...

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  51. Easy Cheesy Enchiladas recipe sounds yummy...they are enchiladas as per my Chicano Hubby.
    I left an explanation on post...

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  52. Hummus recipe looks interesting, but I like tahini in mine.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    I left comment...

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  53. Left comment on your "Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Home Cooking Cookbook debut and giveaway info" post.
    Great giveaway, thanks!

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  54. My favorite homecooked meal is roast and potatoes.

    fmd518(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. 101 autumn cookbook is on sale for 50% off

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  56. My favorite homecooked meal is French Onion Soup (topped w/ mozzarella cheese and croutons)and then Beef Tips with mushrooms, mashed potatoes and green beans!

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  57. My favorite home cooked meal is roast cooked with potatoes and carrots. my email is fdcj82@yahoo.com

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  58. My favorite family meal is
    Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie.
    Everyone loves it and will come with smiles ready to eat.

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  59. susanvalley-putt@hotmail.comFri Sep 23, 01:52:00 PM 2011

    I would LOVE to win the Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Home Cooking....

    I work f/t and enjoy cooking/baking for my family!!

    'Tis the season to be in my nice warm kitchen and enjoy the aroma of wonderful baked goods, casseroles, slow-cooker recipes ....and try new recipes!!

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  60. Our family loves home-made Swedish Pancakes with 'berry syrup' and home-made Mac N Cheese - both are quick to make, fill you up with yummy deliciousness and are good on both hot and cold days.

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  61. My favorite homemade meal is a chicken dish that was passed down to me without a name. It was my daughter's favorite (until she became vegetarian!) so I always called it "Kim's Chicken" and still do! I serve it with rice and usually green beans or broccoli! Love it!

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  62. Love your blog and would be thrilled to win
    Connie

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  63. Keep up the good work... Love your blog

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  64. Hi! Just found your blog. I have about 25 Gooseberry Patch Cook Books. ! Love them. I would love to win the giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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  65. Love the cookbook . Would love to win it.

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  66. Favorite meal...meatloaf and fried potatoes and onions. Any veggie as a side. Ok..now I'm hungry!

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  67. Checked out the Vickie's Gazpacho Dip recipe...cant handle avocados....looks pretty though!

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  68. At the Gooseberry Patch site, you can get a link to a free App for your phone.

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  69. Checked out the enchilada recipe....yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  70. The hummus recipe looks SO easy!!

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  71. This is my first time on your site. I like it!!! I'll be back.

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  72. I would have to say the turkey dinner with stuffing and mashed potatoes

    sweetpea0861@yahoo.com

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  73. Thanks to all of you who entered. Stop back as I'll have more up and coming Gooseberry Patch giveaways, recipes, reviews and more.

    The winner was picked by rafflecopter and it is posted.

    IF you have a blog I will or might have already visited you. THanks again, susieQTpies

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