Monday, March 19, 2012

Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Recipes with Simple Shortcuts

Hi Friends! I'm super excited to bring you another Gooseberry Patch Cookbook review and giveaway! This cookbook is super special to me because one of my recipes is in the book! I actually forgot that I was in this book. Imagine my surprise when I was going through it to pick recipes to review and ran across my name! Whhoohooo! Thank you, Gooseberry Patch. It is fun to have my recipes in your beautiful cookbooks.
My recipe in this book is the famous Cookies & Cream Cake Balls. This recipe has been in the top 10 hottest links on my blog since I posted it. Click the link above to go to the recipe.

The BLT Pizza (photo at top) was by far our favorite item that we made. It for sure will go into my regular cooking schedule.

BLT Pizza
Ingredients
8 oz tube refrigerated crescent rolls
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1 T. Dijon mustard
9 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
8 oz pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
2 green onions, finely chopped
2-3 c. lettuce, shredded
3 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped

Directions
Roll out crescent rolls onto a lightly grease baking sheet, pinching seams to seal. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from oven; cool. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and mustard. Spread over crescent rolls Top with remaining ingredients. Cut into squares. Makes 10-12 servings. 
We must have been in a bacon mood when going through this Simple Shortcut cookbook! I also made Ranch & Bacon Pasta Salad. It is another keeper in my recipe box!

Ranch & Bacon Pasta Salad
Ingredients
8 oz pkg. rotini pasta, uncooked
1 1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 T. ranch salad dressing mix
1 T. bacon bits (sorry we used 4 cooked and crumbled real bacon!!!)
3 green onions, chopped

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients until well blended. Fold in pasta. Cover and chill before serving. Serves 4.
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Simple Shortcut Cookbook review: True to the Gooseberry Patch tradition this is another tried & true tasty Cookbook. All of the recipes are very simple to make in no time. I could not believe how many of the recipes were new. I loved some of the fun names, too! 

These recipes were created by smart moms. The book is full of  almost homemade, short cuts, advanced prep ideas and mom-test tips and tricks! Here are the chapters and some of my new favorite recipes. I will post more recipes soon from this book.

Chapter 1:Beat-the-Clock Breakfasts-Sour Cram Coffee Cake, Crustless Spinach Quiche (I made it and will share soon), Breakfast Pizza (made it and will share soon!), Speedy Huevos Rancheros, Rabbit Scones (so awesome and no they aren't made with rabbits.)
Chapter 2:Simple Soups, Salads & Sandwiches-Rancy & Bacon Pasta Salad, Hawaiian Ham Sandwiches, Shortcut Stromboli (very yum), Asian Slaw & Meatball Calzones
Chapter 3:Fast-Fix Sides & Breads-Skillet Corn Saute, Zesty Mac & Cheese, Slow Cooker Broasted Potatoes, Cheddar Biscuits, Sweet Sugar Rolls and Crescent Quickies
Chapter 4: Dinner Express-Mexican Pizza, Enchiladas Suizas, Tortellini Blue Cheese Alfredo, Working Barn Stew, Chicken Fajita Fettuccine, White Pizza (we love pizza)
Chapter 5: Oh-So-Easy Entertaining-Kid-Friendly Kabobs, BLT Pizza (yum), Stuffed Pizza Snacks, Texas Salsa, Corn & Avocado Salsa, White Pizza Dip (made it and will share!), Fruit Cheese Ball and Cinnamon Dip
Chapter 6: Piece-of-Cake Desserts-Layered Caramel Coconut Pies, Creamy Lemonade Pie, Red Velvet Pound Cake, Hornet's Nest Cake, Juicy Orange Juice Cake, Banana Split Dessert, Chocolate Bread Pudding and Oreo & Cream Cake Balls (yum)

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