Monday, October 14, 2013

Hometown Harvest Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Review and Giveaway

Gooseberry Patch has released a tasty cookbook bursting full of over 200 Fall recipes, tips and sweet memories. I'm an early bird reviewer for Gooseberry Patch so this cookbook was given to me to review. My own tasty opinions are shared here. My family has a lot of favorite fall recipes and traditions that we do every year but we also love finding and creating new ones. This Gooseberry Patch cookbook is full of new ideas and we have created a few of recipes for you to try, too.

Here are the tasty chapters in this book and some of the recipes that I want to try. One of the cool things about this cookbook you will find are little video icons next to some of the recipes. If you see that, you go to the Gooseberry Patch youtube page to see the recipe being made!

Hometown Pancake Breakfast-Perfectly Pumpkin Pancakes, Maudeen's Blackberry Gravy, Autumn Morning Smoothie, Breakfast Pumpkin Butter

Church Social Soup Supper-Spicy Meatball Noodle Soup, Skinny Pumpkin Soup, Sesame Skillet Bread, Freezer Onion Soup, Layered Asian Chicken Salad

Thanksgiving Dinner to Remember- Fancy Faux Crab, Lemon Parsley Butter, Honey Mustard Slaw, Make Ahead Turkey Gravy, Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Indiana Corn Pudding, Marinated Green Beans

Game Day Get Together- Fresh Harvest Bruschetta, Pesto Pizza Squares, Petite Calzones, Versatile Herb Dip Mix pg 118 (by my friend Kristi and I will share this soon), No Guilt Mexican Dip, Ranch Cayenne Pretzels

Pumpkin Patch Sweets- Apple Bread & Butter Pudding, Mini Apple Turnovers, Butternut Squash Pie, Coffee Can Pumpkin Cake, No Bake Maple Cookies, S'Morelicious Cookies, Game Day S'Mores Bars

Slow Cooker Potluck Pleasers-Layered Potatoes & Onions, Caramel Pecan Rolls, Hula Hoop Hawaiian Chicken, Golden Roasted Veggies

Over the River & Through the Woods-This chapter is full of stories and wonderful family fall memories.

Run out to the store or check your pantry to get the ingredients together and cook this Gooseberry Patch recipe.

BBQ Chicken Chowdown (slow cooker)

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast
24 oz bottle bbq sauce
8 1/2 oz pkg. cornbread mix
14 1/2 oz can corn, drained
8 oz pkg shredded Cheddar cheese
8-10 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled

Place chicken in a slow cooker; top with bbq sauce. Cover and cook on low setting for 6-7 hours, until chicken shreds easily with 2 forks. Meanwhile, prepare and bake cornbread mix according to package directions; set aside. Shortly before serving time, add corn to slow cooker. Turn to high setting and cook for 15 minutes or until warmed through. To serve, spoon chicken mixture over squares of cornbread; top with cheese and bacon. Serves 4-6.


This is a perfect fall recipe to make and take to your next party!

Molasses Baked Beans (slow cooker) pg. 181

2 16 oz pkgs dried navy beans
1/2-1 lb salt pork, cut into strips
3/4 to 1 1/4 c. molasses, divided
3/4 c. dark brown sugar, packed
1 T. dry mustard
salt and pepper to taste
2 onions, chopped
1 whole onion
10 whole cloves

Cover beans with water in a large pot; soak for 2-3 hours. Drain beans, reserving liquid; place beans in a soak cooker. Add salt pork, 3/4 cup molasses, brown sugar, mustard, salt, pepper and chopped onions. Stud whole onion with cloves; add to slow cooker; Pour in enough of reserved liquid to fill half full; stir. Cover and cook on high setting for 4-5 hours, or on low setting for 8-9 hours, until beans are tender. After several hours, if a darker color is desired, stir in remaining molasses; continue cooking as directed. Serves 8.


This cookbook is full of easy recipe including this dip. I doubled the batch and put it all together in a crockpot for a fall party. I went home with an empty crockpot!

Green Chile Chicken Dip pg. 182

12 1/2 oz can chicken, drained
2 8 oz pkgs. cream cheese, softened and cubed
4 oz can diced jalapeƱo peppers
2 4 oz cans diced green chiles
2 10 3/4 oz cans cream of chicken soup
tortilla chips

In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except chips; do not drain peppers or chilies. Stir until well blended. Cover and cook on low setting for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Serves 10-12.

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