Review: GBP Homestyle in a Hurry & A GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I am so excited to FINALLY get to tell you that my friends at Gooseberry Patch have asked me to be on their team of reviewers for new releases!! It has been so hard to hold that in. I love all my Gooseberry Patch books and have contributed recipes to them for years. To be able to review new books as they come out for my readers is such a treat for me.

Last week the Fed Ex guy delivered to my door.....HOMESTYLE in a HURRY. I was told in advance that this was one of the titles I would get to review. I was very curious about this book. Do you remember me saying that I was a member of the slow food club? How do you get something so wonderful and comforting as HOMESTYLE in a hurry? I approached this book in a very careful manner. I looked over the contents....Busy-Day Breakfasts (sure, we have busy days and rushed mornings around Faithfulness Farm for sure), Quick Bites (someone always looking for something QUICK to nosh on), No-Fuss Soups & Sandwiches (certainly can find occasions for No-Fuss), Speedy Sides & Salads (did someone say, SPEEDY?, I think I can use those this week), Dinner in a Dash (between hustle and bustle I might have time for a dash) Easy-as-Pie Desserts (now they are going for my weaknesses....you all know how I feel about PIE!). As I began browsing the recipes, I see many that caught my eye.

Since we are in the days leading up to Christmas and you all know I have been a bit....behind, I thought I would use this book to help me through a few of my commitments. I have a small brunch to host and a church potluck to bring a couple dishes to. The recipes looked to be the perfect answer to help me thru these events without having to devote more time than I had.

The brunch was simply going to be a few of my dear friends coming over to catch up for a couple hours. I needed a simple to put together menu. I decided on Kicked-Up Eggs (click for printable recipes) from Beckie Apple (Grannis, AR), some fresh berries and Sour Cream Scones from Elaine Anderson (Aliquippa, FL) with some of my homemade strawberry jam and butter and of course lots of fresh, strong coffee. Very simple. The book cover states "Hearty, satisfying recipes for busy families...from fridge to table in 30 minutes or less!". I was really going to test that. My guests were due to arrive at 11:00 and I did not step foot into my kitchen until 10:15. I found both recipes to use basic pantry ingredients. My first thought was to use some fresh mushrooms I have in the fridge in place of the canned one called for in the egg recipe but caught myself. Using the canned ones, was part of the *in a hurry* and I am glad I used the canned. If you really were in a hurry, you could easily substitute pre chopped, frozen peppers and onions in place of the fresh. In any case, I had this all in the skillet within about 5 minutes.


I love scones and was drawn to the Sour Cream Scones my first flip thru the book. A very basic scone recipe with the addition of sour cream and eggs to richen it up. This recipe went together lickity-split and were in the oven just as quick. My only deviation from the recipe was to use parchment paper on my baking sheet.


This scone recipe would also be awesome with the addition of dried fruit and/or some citrus zest but was simply perfect with strawberry jam!



I was out of the kitchen within the alloted 30 minutes and was truly able to enjoy myself. My sweet guests raved about the food. I could not have created a more wonderful brunch even if I had spent the entire morning in the kitchen with more fussy recipes and menu selections.



With brunch complete, I needed to make a side dish and a dessert to take to a church potluck. Again, with some gift wrapping needing done and some bookkeeping chores needing done, I wanted to get into the kichen and get my assigned dishes accomplished so that I could get on with other things.

I had decided on Broccoli-Bacon Toss from Rose Griep (Oil City, PA) and Caramel Apple Cake from Gloria Robertson (Midland, TX).

So back into the kitchen I head and assemble the cake in a matter of about 3 minutes. I had some concerns. You know how *dry* angel food cake mix is...how is 1 can of pie filling ever going to hydrate all that mix? It did and really with very little mixing. I simply used a silicone scaper and did all the mixing with that. Into the oven with that and then I started chopping the veggies for the salad.

I love broccoli salads and this one was a little different than most I've made in the past. The dressing was very simple. The chopping was the most time consuming part of this recipe and that really was not a big deal.


Once together, I got to sample a serving. I noticed when putting this together that there was NO salt or pepper called for in the dressing. Do not be tempted to add some without tasting. Between the bacon, the cheeses and sunflower seeds, it is plenty salty enough. Pepper is a great addition. All said, this is a very yummy version of classic salad.

Thirty minutes in the oven and the cake is done. Cooled slightly and I poured over the caramel sauce. I baked a small ramakin as a sample and my daughter hung around until that was cooled enough for a taste! She pronouced it YUMMY but said that a dollop of whipped cream would be a great addition. I'll take some to the potluck.

I very much enjoyed HOMESTYLE in a HURRY. Truth be told, we all have days when getting a meal together is a challenge because of TIME. This book offers lots of tasty recipes to assist you on those days! I will be referring to it again VERY soon!



Whew..are you still with me dear reader? You deserve a metal or maybe a chance to WIN this wonderful cookbook BEFORE you can even buy it and I won't be able to resist sweetening the prize with a homemade apron! Here is what you need to do to get up to THREE chances to win -

1) Leave a comment -- I LOVE comments!
2) Follow or tell me you already do!
3) Friend me on FACEBOOK!

I'll announce the winner on December 27th. Oh, and stay tuned because I am already working on another review (and there will be another book to giveaway).

174 comments:

  1. Tina G said...:

    How exciting to be asked to review their cookbooks! I'm looking forward to hearing all about them! Of course, I buy them all anyway..but it's nice to know what they are like beforehand.
    I have a recipe in this cookbook too. Tater Tot Casserole.
    If I win this, I'm going to give it to my friend Cindy. I've got her hooked on GBP but she can't always afford to buy the cookbooks!

    I am leaving a comment. I am already a follower. And I'm about to 'friend you' on Facebook!

  1. OH Gail...super fun. This looks great. you know...when I get home from a long day at work, I'm super tired...and bless my dad, he does ALL the cooking. I work an early -bird shift. I'd like to do some of the cooking for him!!!...I LOVE "fast", too!!! Your reviews are wonderful and the food looks fantastic!!! Love and hugs from Oregon.

    1. I'm a follower on your blog :) :)

    2. I've left a comment

    3. I already friended you on Facebook :) :) :)

  1. Jackie said...:

    Hi Gail! How fun to reviewing their latest cookbook! It sounds great and just the type of cooking we enjoy...Homestyle and in a Hurry!

  1. Jackie said...:

    I am a follower of your blog and I also live in Nebraska!

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    You have been busy! Everything looks wonderful! And I love their books so much! What a great give a way! Have a good week :D

  1. Dani said...:

    Gail, I am a follower both here on the blog and also on FB...love Gooseberry Patch books and would love to win another one.....these recipe sounds so good...

  1. sayer13 said...:

    I followed your blog to the end and if the meals are as easy as you made them sound, I'm all for it. Here's hoping I win.
    Marsha - sayer13@hotmail.com

  1. sayer13 said...:

    You bet I'm a follower!
    Marsha - sayer13@hotmail.com

  1. Kim McCallie said...:

    I envy your scone-making abilities. Whenever I see the words "knead" and "roll out", I get scared and turn the page. Yours are beautiful. Great review. I've enjoyed getting a sneak peek at this book, too. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  1. Patty Sumner said...:

    How exciting! What a great honour. I love the recipes you shared and would love to have this book. My daughters and I were just browsing through my many Gooseberry Patch books. I love them! I am a follower of your blog and am now a friend on FB. Blessings!

  1. Wow these look so yummy. Thanks for reviewing the cookbook.

  1. lyndaloo said...:

    Gail, that's wonderful! I love GP and another one of their cookbooks in my collection would be nice! I look forward to your reviews.


    .........and I'll follow you anywhere. ;)

  1. Monique said...:

    Loved reading how quick and seemingly easy it was to make the meal. Thanks for including pictures! Everything looked really yummy!

    I have already befriended you on FB, and love following your posts. Keep up the good work!

    Aren't Gooseberry Patch cookbooks wonderful?

  1. Susan said...:

    What a great looking cookbook. I'd make everything that you tried. I read your blog and follow you on facebook.

  1. Kathleen said...:

    Congrats, Gail! How exciting! They all look good! Of course I am a follower, I don't do Facebook though!
    I was just browsing through my GP books. Love looking at the ideas as well as the recipes!

  1. farmlady said...:

    This book sounds like a real winner. You make it look easy.
    I love the scones and the cake. I'm such a sweet tooth. This is a book that makes sense in our busy lives.

  1. Oh my goodness, I love cookbooks like that. That is definitely my kind of cooking. I would love to be entered.

    Also, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

  1. Oh, and yes of course I am a follower. Sorry, I don't do facebook. Hugs, Marty

  1. Abi's Blog said...:

    THe cookbook review job looks like so much fun. I just bought a GBP cookbook - and now I wish I had bought all 3 sale titles. I do love their books. I would love to win one! Thanks :)
    Blessings,
    Ava
    Oh, PS - I do follow you and I will befriend you on facebook!

  1. Vintage Girl said...:

    Oh Gail, what a wonderful review, I am trying the Sour Cream Scones tomorrow morning! What a great opportunity for you to review this fantastic new cookbook. I am hooked on them now! I am already a follower and don't have facebook. Have a beautiful weekend! Heather

  1. How exciting for you! You really did a great job with this review, you covered lots of the details...they were smart to pick you!

  1. Betty said...:

    Hi Gail
    1, 2, and 3. done I love your blog. I am a follower, I just sent a request to become your friend on facebook and I would love to comment on the beautiful scones. I would love to have this great cookbook. I buy the GB Christmas book every year. It is so much fun to cook and during the Holidays it is more fun. Also thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner. I love to read your comments. Bless you
    xo
    Betty

  1. What an exciting job!! And you are perfect for it!! The recipes you showed us all look delicious and I am always looking for meals that are quick, because of my long work days. And of course I am a follower!
    I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

  1. Debbie said...:

    Oh Gail, these things look delicious! I particularly like the twist on the broccoli salad and those scones. YUM MEEE looking.

    I'm already a follower.

  1. cottageprims said...:

    Oh your a lucky girl! I love Gooseberry patch! All the recipes looked good but the brunch and sconce would be my weekness.Yummm.Count me in for the wonderful giveaway.I'm in for 2 chances.Follower and comment.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  1. I love GP cookbooks, I think I have all of the spiral ones and recipes in several books. WOW, what an awesome honor to be reviewer for them. Congratulations!!!!!!!!

  1. Hi Gail! Sounds like that book is a winner! Everyone could use use a little extra time at Christmas:@)

  1. Yep, I follow! Happy Sunday:@)

  1. I am a huge fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I'd love to add this one to my collection. Lucky girl you are to work with them!

  1. Oh goodness, I am reading this before I have had breakfast and it all looks fabulous!
    Reviewing a new Gooseberry Patch book... what a great job! Well, I say they knew just who to go to for that! You are certainly the right person!
    I am a scone lover too. Those scones look so yummy. I think I just might have to make some this week.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway. I am a "Faithful" blog and facebook follower!
    Have a blessed day!
    Yvonne

  1. Marlis said...:

    COngratulations!!! I love those books too. The recipes look fabulous. Can't wait to see what you whip up for us.. and if I didn't tell you, the white table is grand. I love the white mums and winter greens. Your crystal figures on the mirrors really set the stage.

  1. Oh my goodness what an honor to be chosen to review the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!!! This is so exciting and I know you will have a blast doing it. I just LOVE the cookbooks and would love to entered in your giveaway. I am a follower of your blog and requested to be a friend on Facebook. I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!! :)

    Blessings,
    Dana

  1. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and have quite a collection. This new one sounds wonderful!
    I am a happy follower! Merry Christmas!

  1. Denise said...:

    Everything you made looks soooo good! I follow you...

  1. Claire said...:

    I came over from Country Farmhouse and I'm here to stay!!! Love these recipes and it looks lie I'll love the cookbook. I've had so much fun here - I'll be back! I'll follow you and Facebook you.

  1. Pam said...:

    This is so exciting! Congratulations. That cake does sound yummy.

  1. Ohh ohhh, I love Gooseberry Patch. Do count me in and thanx for hosting such a great giveaway.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU!!!

    Carol :)

  1. Vanssmomc said...:

    Love Gooseberry cookbooks! The broccoli salad looks soo good!! I follow you on my Google Reader and I always love the music you have playing!

  1. Patti said...:

    I love those cookbooks! They are my favorite!!

  1. Patti said...:

    I am also a follower!

  1. I thought I signed up for this but I guess I didn't, but am now! I'm a fan here and on FB! Sign me up please!

  1. Thanks so much for the fantastic review, Gail...your photos are making us hungry this morning! :)

  1. Shannon said...:

    I would love to enter!! :)

  1. Shannon said...:

    I follow your blog!

  1. Penny said...:

    Pick me! Pick me! ;) Thanks for letting me enter. bubbetta at hotmail

  1. Susie said...:

    How fun, love Gooseberry cookbooks and products. Awesome review, can't wait to find this one.

  1. Farm editor said...:

    I just followed your blog!!

  1. Farm editor said...:

    Loved the review. There are some tasty things! Would love to have this cookbook for my collection!

  1. samisu57 said...:

    Everything looks so tasty!

  1. Shannon said...:

    I friended you on facebook! :)
    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
    Have a great day and God bless,
    Shannon

  1. The Thomps said...:

    Sounds delicious! And with a newborn, I am always looking for new recipes that will allow me to create meals in a hurry! (Our stash of frozen meals so thoughtfully prepared by my mom and mother-in-law are running low...) Thanks for sharing.

    I sent you a friend request on Facebook, too.

  1. Caroleb said...:

    Love the book. All the recipe you made look yummy

  1. Pammie Sue said...:

    Can't wait for this one to come out. Great Review Gail. Thanks for the pics and I am starving now

  1. lacey said...:

    Great review. I think I would love this cookbook. I just sent a friend request on Facebook, and I just started following your blog. Thanks. I hope I win :)

  1. ginger said...:

    I sent you a friend request on facebook

  1. ginger said...:

    I found your blog through GBP facebook - love everything so far & definitely love GPB! :)

  1. *Suzy* said...:

    How fun! And what an honor to test the GBP recipes!

  1. *Suzy* said...:

    I friended you on FB :-)

  1. Renae said...:

    I love all Gooseberry books! I would love to have this book! I have 4 kids and they are all very active in sports and activities. This book would allow me to have homemade meals on the busy nights.
    p.s Great review

  1. SWilcox said...:

    Friended you on Facebook. Love your page and love the GBP cookbook review. Have several of their cookbooks as well. Would love to have this one too! Merry Christmas!

  1. Renae said...:

    I just sent you a Facebook friend request. and I follow your blog through Google reader!

  1. Barbara said...:

    I'm a disabled person and it would be a blessing to have a cookbook like this one. I have a hard time standing up for more than five minutes at a time and this would really help.

  1. Barbara said...:

    I'm friending you on FB.

  1. Roe said...:

    Lucky you to be chosen as a GBP reviewer!! I just sent you a facebook friend request!!...and I do follow you blog!! Love to read your postings...Rosemary

  1. Roe said...:

    Lucky you to be chosen as a GBP reviewer!! I just sent you a facebook friend request!!...and I do follow you blog!! Love to read your postings...

  1. Ann said...:

    thanks for doing this. Your blog was easy to follow along on. i will follow you now and also follow you on face book. this book is one I will want to buy.

  1. Lynne said...:

    I saw you on Gooseberry Patch and checked out your blog and love it!! I will definetly follow your blog and like you on facebook!! Thanks!!! Love cookbooks!!
    Lynne G

  1. Isaiah's Hope said...:

    Looking forward to this one!

  1. Cindy said...:

    I collect recipe books and I am a huge fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! They are my favorites out of all the ones I have in my collection! I have been following you for a while and I added you as a friend on Facebook a while back as well! Thank you for all you share!

  1. Ok, those scones look delicious. I am a new follower and look forward to taking some time to hang out on your blog.

    Heading over to find you on Facebook!!

    Nancy

  1. DeAnn said...:

    The recipes look delicious! Looking at the photos is making me hungry (time to make some breakfast, I guess :) ).

  1. DeAnn said...:

    I just signed up to follow you. :)

  1. DeAnn said...:

    I found you on Facebook :) So, now I'm following you there, too! :)

  1. Sounds great that you were able to review this book. The recipes you described sounded easy and great!!! I just became a follower and will head to facebook to find you there. :)

  1. Debbie said...:

    Please add my name to your wonderful giveaway!

  1. Debbie said...:

    I found you on Facebook and sent a friend request!

  1. First time to visit you! Wonderful blog! I am going to make those scones this morning as it's my daughter's birthday!
    I WILL friend you on FB! I got here from Gooseberry Farm's page!

  1. I am just in time for this, Gail! And I always wanted a Gooseberry Farm cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Best,
    Gloria

  1. For a second entry - Yes, I am a Follower!
    Best,
    Gloria

  1. PatinTenn said...:

    I would love to win this ! Thank you for doing this for us !

    I am following you and I am also going to "Friend" you on FB now.

    Thanks !
    Pat

  1. Sheryl said...:

    How wonderful it is to be a reviewer for GBP. I would love that job. I wouldn't ever get anything done at work or at home but would love it. :) I am a new follower and requested you on facebook already. The dishes you made look very delicious. Have a joyous holiday season.

    Kindest Regards,
    Sheryl Eastman

  1. bj said...:

    It's me...bj...way back in the back where I hope no one else sees me BEGGING to get my name in the hat for this wonderful cookbook because I just received one and everyone is going to think I am sooooooooo greedy. shhhhhhh...
    I am whispering...
    I am a follower.
    I am trying hard not to be greedy.
    OK...HERE'S THE DEAL...
    I am in sort of a PAY IT FORWARD and if I SHOULD be blessed enuf to win this cookbook, I will choose someone very nice to gift it to.
    That will take care of my Pay It Forward AND save my reputation and not be considered a greedy ole lady. :)

  1. nc2751 said...:

    This cookbook sounds great. I am a big fan of anything that allows me to fix a good old-fashioned meal and gets me in and out of the kitchen quickly! Thank you for your wonderful review. I am now a follower of your blog and I placed a friend request on Facebook. Merry Christmas!

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  1. quiltma said...:

    What a wonderful giveaway for a lucky person.
    Congrats to the winner and Thanks to you.

  1. ginger cookies said...:

    I love Gooseberry and have made their books a part of my gift giving every Christmas. My daughters both love to cook and we all love to sit and have a cup of tea and read our Gooseberry Patch cookbooks together! I enjoyed your blog and will definitely be spending more time reading it. I also friended you on facebook and will be encouraging my girls to do the same.

  1. I love Gooseberry and want to be entered in your giveaway.

  1. Susan said...:

    Oh man....that picture of Broccoli salad looks so good...got me wanting it now.

  1. Penny Zokoe said...:

    Wow, I would LOVE to review Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! They are my favorite cookbooks...their recipes are always delicious I have never made anything from them that I did not like (my family, too!). The recipes always use "normal" ingredients that is one of the things that is so great about them. I just signed up so I can follow your blog (my first blog to follow ever!) and I will be "friend"ing you on Facebook. Thanks for this opportunity to win a cookbook! Merry Christmas!

  1. Ginger said...:

    I almost bought this yesterday! Hope I'm not too late to enter the giveaway. I'm following!

  1. This cookbook sounds right up my alley. I'm a "cook it fast" kind of gal.

  1. Sheri said...:

    How exciting to review books for Gooseberry Patch. Can I just say...jealous! This book sounds amazing! The reviews and recipes....makes me want this book even more.

  1. Sheri said...:

    I now follow you via Google! So glad to have found your blog.

  1. Sheri said...:

    I just found you on FB and sent a friend request! Love your blog!

  1. Hi Gail: put me in for three chances.
    1. I would love to win the gooseberry cookbook
    2. I am a follower
    3. I will friend you on FB
    Thank you and Merry Christmas
    patti

  1. Hi Gail! Your review is making me quite hungry this AM lol! I would LOVE to be entered for a book. I adore Gooseberry Patch books very much!

    I follow you and requested to be your friend on Facebook. :)

    Blessings from Jessica

  1. Wow! Congratulations on becoming a reviewer. That is very exciting. I must have 30 Gooseberry Patch books ~ they are simply my favorites.

    Let's see I am a follower and I shared your post with my friends on FB, too!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    Blessings <3

  1. Ooops ~ forgot to say that I'm Delinda Lea on Facebook!

  1. arkie said...:

    Sounds like a great cookbook! Thanks for the information on it. I follow!

  1. suburban prep said...:

    So so yummy all looks.
    I love new ideas because I have a tendency to fix the same thing and I would love variety in our meals.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  1. Ben said...:

    I can't wait to get a copy! Maybe I will win!

  1. I love GP Cookbooks, I love the broccoli raisin salad, looks yummy!

  1. Aloha Jennifer said...:

    Hey Gail, I think I am already doing all three things! I will post this to my FB page as well!

  1. LDH said...:

    Thank you entering my name! I thinking I just might make the broccoli toss for Christmas Dinner!

  1. LDH said...:

    I am a follower!

  1. Hi Gail...

    My friend, I would love to be entered in this sweet giveaway! Please count me in!

    Well dear lady, a heartfelt Congratulations to you for joining the team to review the Gooseberry Cookbooks! This is just sooo exciting...I'm just tickled pink for you, sweet friend!!! I'd say that the folks at Gooseberry Cookbooks just got them a great lady for their team!!! This totally ROCKS!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  1. Lisa said...:

    I *just* learned about these fabulous Gooseberry Cookbooks recently and have been buying them every chance I get - even used on Amazon! In fact, I found your blog by searching for a Gooseberry Patch review! Congratulations on joining their team, I'll bet they're a fantabulous company to work with. :)

    Lisa Hammond
    www.CrazyCowCountryFarm.com
    crazycowcountryfarm @ gmail.com

  1. Marie said...:

    How lucky you are to be able to review their cookbooks! I would jump at the chance. They're my favourite of all cookbooks! This one looks like a dandy. Oh how I would love to win it! xxoo

  1. goatmilker said...:

    I love the gooseberry patch books! What a great giveaway. I do follow your blog and will friend you on facebook. Thanks Rebekah

  1. JeeperWeepers said...:

    This sounds just like the kind of cookbook I need to add to my collection. I am now a follower of your blog - heard about you through akagramma's blog. I will friend you on FB, and share this on my blog!

  1. Aliene said...:

    You make it all sound so simple. I don't have any of the Goose Berry books but I sure will make use of these recipes that are free. You are a busy bee. Have a blessed Christmas. Enter my name and I also am a follower.

  1. Kim said...:

    I made chocolate truffles, for my office buddies, from a Gooseberry Patch Christmas book. They were a huge hit! Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. TZel said...:

    I love these books! Thanks for sharing!
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

  1. TZel said...:

    I am your follower as bridgestranslation
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

  1. dlgilbert said...:

    I love new cookbooks! I like to try new recipes and trying out new items to cook and bake. I am a follower on facebook.

  1. JenW!~ said...:

    WOW how exciting to get to review Gooseberry Patch books.I love their cookbooks. I am now a follower.

  1. Mary Burn said...:

    I love the Gooseberry books. Thanks for including me in this giveaway. Happy New Year!!!!

  1. Sue said...:

    The recipes sound great! I will be trying them. I too am a fan of Gooseberry Patch. Thank you for including me in the drawing. Merry Christmas!

  1. Sue said...:

    I am now a follower.

  1. Sue said...:

    I sent you a facebook friend request too.

  1. free indeed said...:

    I hadn't heard of Gooseberry Patch until recently; and everything I've heard has been good. I'd love a copy and a go at trying great recipes. THanks.

  1. Gert said...:

    Oh how exciting.. I love Gooseberry Patch and was published in the last Christmas one!! Linda from Prairie Flower Farm sent me over:)and I'm so glad! I will be following you and would love to be your FB fan. I will note this give away on my blog also!

    Can't wait for the drawing!
    Blessings...
    xoxo Gert

  1. Rae said...:

    Linda from Prairie Flower Farm sent me too!
    Please enter me and I would love to be a follower of your blog.
    Rae

  1. Julie said...:

    Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity! Linda sent me over from Prairie Farm, and she said to tell you, you are very special!!! Love your site! Signing up to become a follower.
    julie@binkleyranch.com

  1. Martha said...:

    Variety - the spice of life. How fun to review these cookbooks. Hope I win one.

  1. regina said...:

    Two of my favorite things, cookbooks and aprons! Linda sent me over from Prairie Farm. She sure thinks you are special!

    I would love to follow and become a FB friend.
    Regina

  1. lori said...:

    Thanks for offer this giveaway! I love Gooseberry Patch. Have a Blessed New Year.

  1. Brenda said...:

    Love anything from the Gooseberry Patch and would love another one of their cookbooks!

  1. OhioLori said...:

    Linda, at Prairie Flower Farms "sent" me over here.....she says you're Special! She's right!! Your Blog is Grand!

    Only have email, but am leaving a comment.......and thanks, for chance to win this cooool cookbook! :)

    Hugs!
    Lori :)

  1. pg7476 said...:

    I love, love your gooseberry patch books!

  1. Carra said...:

    What fun to be able to review Gooseberry Patch!!!
    Love your blog, thank you for insight and fun.
    have a Blessed New Year.

  1. Carra said...:

    Just sent a friend request on FB!!!
    Thanks!

  1. Cathy said...:

    Judging from the recipes you've shared with us I know I would love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

    I am indeed a follower, Gail, and would love to be entered in this giveaway.

  1. Alyssa said...:

    Oh I hope I win! I love cookbooks and aprons ;) Alyssa of Boston Bee

  1. Sherry said...:

    I almost missed your great giveaway. I just love Gooseberry Patch books. I also visit Linda at Prairie Flower Farm on a regular basis. Thanks for the opportunity.

  1. Sherry said...:

    Oh yes, I am a follower of your blog, that is how I knew to come and enter.

  1. momawake said...:

    What a fun giveaway.

  1. momawake said...:

    I'm your friend on FB. :)

  1. I am a follower. :)

    Those recipes you made sound yummy, and you're right, who doesn't need a meal in a hurry every once in awhile?

  1. Juanita said...:

    WOW!!! A Reviewer for Gooseberry! What an honor!! Thanks so much for the giveaway. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.I just started collecting these cookbooks this summer and would be so honored to have this one. Thanks again and have a blessed day!
    Juanita

  1. Juanita said...:

    I'm a follower also.
    Juanita

  1. Juanita said...:

    I also sent a friend request on FB! Thanks again!
    Juanita

  1. I'd love to be entered in this contest - the apron is adorable, and the cookbook sounds wonderful! Thank you!

  1. I already follow your blog (Basicliving) and we're friends on Facebook (Penny Adams).

    Happy New Year!

  1. Janelle said...:

    Love anything from Gooseberry Patch. Those scones and broccoli salad look sooooo good!!

  1. Janelle said...:

    I'm already a follower!

  1. Janelle said...:

    And I'm a pending friend on Facebook! :)

  1. barb pfister said...:

    New to this blog. I will definitely be back. I love the recipes and inspiration found here.

  1. JLKing said...:

    I'm new to this also but I'll be back

  1. Beth said...:

    Everything looks great!

  1. Beth said...:

    Just started following your blog.

  1. vickijocox said...:

    So glad to have found you!

  1. vickijocox said...:

    ...and "friended" you!

  1. Laurie said...:

    All these recipes sound so yummy!

  1. Laurie said...:

    I am a fan on facebook.

  1. Barbie said...:

    Love your blog! Looking forward to checking out your other book reviews...I have the Kitchen Linens Book. It will be fun to recreate some of those stitching projects. I am now your friend on FB. Thank you for offering these giveaways! Blessings to you and your family.

  1. nancy/mom said...:

    I am a fan on FB but have been a fan for many years as well!

  1. Wanda said...:

    Thanks for offering a chance to win this!

  1. dogsmom said...:

    I love all my GooseBerry books.

  1. dogsmom said...:

    Have sent you a FB friends request

  1. Ann said...:

    I love Gooseberry cookbooks. I would like to own this one also.



    nancymomof4@gmail.com

  1. Sue D said...:

    This sounds like a cookbook I would use a lot. The cake sounds delicious.

  1. Sue D said...:

    I am a follower.

  1. Rose D. said...:

    I realize I'm probably too late for the contest but I figured it wouldn't hurt to try, I'm following your blog and requested to friend you on FB. Congratulations on being invited to review in advance the GB books - what an honor.

    Rose in Washington

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