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.
Click, Simple Shortcuts to find out more and to order this new cookbook!
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)

OVER Enter to win a copy of this brand new cookbook. You have to enter it below in the Rafflecopter entry form. It is REAL easy to enter and I am giving you a lot of different entry options. Do as many as you want! Contest ends March 31st, 2012. 

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40 comments:

debbie said...

There was no spot to leave an email address on the gfc entry.
My kitchen tip is- if you have extra celery, don't throw it away. Chop it up, put it in a baggie and freeze it. That way you always have it on hand for soups, stews, etc.
debbie
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

apple blossom said...

love my food chopper/shredder processor when canning season comes around

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

Add lemon juice to regular milk if you need quick buttermilk!

apple blossom said...

entered pirates booty chips giveaway
and
Popcorn giveaway

apple blossom said...

breaded chicken patties, mashed potatoes and country gravy yummy and simple

Susan said...

Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up.

Susan said...

My easy recipe is dirty rice using Zatarain's dirty rice mix. Just brown some ground beef and add to the cooked rice mix. Serve with a salad and garlic bread. I can have this meal ready in about 30-40 minutes.

Cindy B. said...

There was no place to leave my email. Kitchen Tip: Use canned biscuit dough for dumplings.
cindyskitchen@yahoo. com

Cindy B. said...

My favorite Simple Shortcut recipe is Chicken and Dumplings using canned biscuit and frozen vegetables.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

I love to put leftover coffee in ice cube trays and make iced coffee on a warm day :)

Rachel said...

My favorite shortcut recipe is shrimp in coconut oil with some spices. Super quick and easy and tasty!

eclairre said...

I put leftover lemon juice in ice cube trays to use!

M.j. said...

I put a couple slices of bread in the cookie jar to keep those home cooked cookies soft...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

chrystal utley said...

i am facebook fans of all, but i dont blog, tweet, or pin.

cheeseandicecream said...

Buying cheese in bulk that is on sale and freezing, and then cutting it off/using as you need it is a must for cheese lovers

Stacie said...

I put lemons in my garbage disposal to take out the icky smell

dstoutholcomb said...

use canned biscuit dough to make monkey bread!

dstoutholcomb said...

I use Uncle Ben's Spanish Rice as a shortcut when I make jambalaya

dstoutholcomb said...

entered pirate's booty giveaway

Tricia50 said...

Hi. Thanks for sharing about the recipes in this cookbook. I have been adding to my Gooseberry Patch cookbook collection and wd love to win this one, too! Congratulations on having your recipe included!

Kristin said...

You can't go wrong with bacon. I can't wait to try both the pasta and the pizza! (Found you at It's a Blog Party!)

nightowl said...

My kitchen tip is to do as much prep ahead of time to save me time through the week.

ginny101 said...

my kitchen tip is when storing green bananas to ripen them; put them in a paper bag and put them in a cool dark place for 2 days

Tina said...

To easily chop up and mix frozen juice concentrate in water,use a potato masher.
~Tina

angelhomemaker at yahoo com

Bee W Bedard said...

use lemon juice to keep things from turning brown

carpediem5790 said...

Always keep a bowl of basic salad such as lettuce with shreded carrots in the fridge. You can always add other vegies at the spur of the moment. But keeping the salad on hand, cuts the time down to make a complete salad and adds to the meal in case you have 'sudden' guests. marie

carpediem5790 said...

I love the Jezebel Sauce in Simple Shortcuts. I do not have this on my blog but I found it on wellseasonedlife.com's blog.

mrsshukra said...

Use whole wheat flour to replace all purpose flour whenever possible!

Elena said...

My tip is to clean stains on pots and pans with baking soda

elena150980@yahoo.com

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

My tip is to make bananas last longer separate them instead of keeping them in a bunch.

kluckingbear said...

Freeze chopped onion in a doubled ziploc bag. Don't even need to defrost before using.

kluckingbear said...

I entered the Pirate's booty, sw air, Michele's popcorn and ntl. craft month giveaways

Susan said...

I entered the Meals in Minutes Gooseberry Patch giveaway.

agatewood1 said...

leftover grilled chicken makes a "new" great meal for the next day toss it on salad or make up a pasta salad!

apple blossom said...

entered meals in minutes

sariegirl1989 said...

my mother gave me the idea to take coffee flavores and put some in pancake mix! Makes them tast enummy!

Chrissy said...

Put a slice of bread with your cookies to keep them soft! :)

shielas elluski said...

I use leftover/expired yogourt for muffins. Expired and soured egg nog is great in bran muffins.

Bette said...

Burn a candle on your counter when cutting onions and you won't tear up.

Not sure if I am eligible for the prize because I do not twitter.......well at least not electronically, LOL!

crochetmama51 at yahoo dot com

Miz Helen said...

Looks like a fabulous pizza and a great recipe! Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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