GBP Quick & Easy Autumn Review 1 of 6

Monday, April 4, 2011

Well, I guess I was a little distracted when I was working on this post to publish only the pictures, lol.

I knew last week when I got my review copy of Quick & Easy Autumn, that I wanted to go about doing my review just a little bit different than I have in the past -- yes, there is still a copy of the book for me to giveaway AND there will be a bonus Faithfulness Farm apron for the winner also but I wanted to approach the review and giveaway in a slightly different manner. It took me all of last week to figure those details out.

Firstly, this is a book in true Gooseberry Patch form -- a beautifully illustrated, community-style cookbook which has been contributed to by you and me -- their faithful readers and some of the best cooks in the country. Since the theme of this book is AUTUMN, it was sure to be a favorite for me and I simply love the selection of recipes featured. I was touched by the dedication in the book -- For those who love all the flavors of fall...and having the time to savor them too! This book will not disappoint, especially if you love fall like I do.

Over the next 6 days, I will be posting a dish from each of the 6 chapters --Breakfast & Brunch, Snacks & Appetizers, Soups, Sides & Salads, Mains, Desserts and last but surely not least, Slow Cooker. To enter for the giveaway, you need to be a follower (you can start following now) and then just leave a comment on each post for each of the 6 days. That gives you 6 chances to win! Yippee -- I LOVE giveaways!

Day 1 ~ Breakfasts & Brunches

The recipe I prepared was Crustless Ham & Spinach Quiche. I actually made this dish for supper and not breakfast or brunch. I was looking for something new to take to our annual Easter Breakfast at church and I am looking no further. This recipe was easy to prepare and positively delicious. I am sure I will make it again and again.

Tomorrow's recipe will be from Snacks & Appetizers. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in for the giveaway!


  1. Shug said...:

    This looks delicious and the recipe sounds pretty easy.

    Gonna try it!

  1. Kathleen said...:

    It looks delicious! Did you like it?
    I used to go through that area where the recipe author lives on the way from NY to Ohio when I was in college. A tunnel right through the mountain there!
    Hope you are well, Gail! Has Spring arrived? If so, send some this way, please!

  1. No words needed, just a lot of lip smacking!

  1. That recipe look delicious. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing it!! :)

  1. Looks beautiful Gail! I look forward to seeing what else you make:@)

  1. OhPioneer1806 said...:

    Gail I used to make a hamless version of this recipe all the time. This version looks delicious and now I know what we're having for dinner here tonight!

  1. Gail that looks so delicious. I love GP. I miss their catalog with all it's hand drawn pictures. It was like a little piece of art in your mailbox.

  1. That looks easy enough... and I appreciate when the recipes have ingredients that I have on hand. Thanks for reviewing!

  1. Denise said...:

    I will have to try this recipe since I have 5 dozen eggs in the fridge. My girls are outdoing themselves lately and I cant seem to catch up!

  1. Sue D said...:

    This looks delicious! Did you use the whipping cream or milk? If the "girls" are good I usually have plenty of eggs . I am a follower.

  1. cottageprims said...:

    Autumn is my favorite time if year! Love the comfort of home and the hearty foods.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  1. Don said...:

    Sounds good!!!

    Enjoy all your cookbooks!!

    Thanks for all you do!!

    Charlotte W.

  1. The Real Me! said...:

    I love quiche!!! Especially crustless quiche because it cuts down on "some" of the calories.

  1. Tammy said...:

    It looks delicious!! I would LOVE to win the cookbook. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch!!

  1. Paula said...:

    I love quiche! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to get my hands on this book :)

  1. sle53 said...:

    Mmmmm! Looks good and I'm gonna try in the morning!

  1. The Wotring's said...:

    This looks yummy. I can't wait to try it.

  1. sandy said...:

    Looks yummy! We're gonna have to give this one a try!

  1. Marcia said...:

    Great recipe! All my favorites rolled into one!

  1. Myra said...:

    I love all the recipes except for quiche, I am not a fan....

  1. Rhonda said...:

    Looks delish!!!!! I'd love to add this cookbook to my GBP collection!!!

  1. Debbie said...:

    This looks just perfect for a pot luck brunch. I'm going to try it.

  1. lahenry said...:

    Not a huge fan of quiche but this looks quite good!

  1. Lori said...:

    That is so pretty! I LOVE me some spinach.

  1. LyndaLoo said...:

    I know this is intended for Autumn, but it sounds like a Spring dish to me. :) Salads & simple meals like quiche ....... love them. Thanks for sharing this with us Gail.


  1. Deb O said...:

    I also love that it is crustless. I am going to make this soon...maybe this weekend.

  1. pretzman1 said...:

    I do like quiche, but not spinach. I wonder if it could be substituted? I'm sure it could! I'm excited for tomorrows recipe. I enjoy seeing new ones, I get so tired of my same old-same old. Thanks!

  1. Carra said...:

    I'm a very busy Mama of 3 kiddo's 4 and under,
    so anytime I can find a recipe that is Healthy & Easy I snatch it up!!!
    Can't wait to try it.
    thanks so much

  1. Deb said...:

    I just realized I missed this 1st review post so came back to comment. Thank you for a new quiche recipe...I don't often make quiche unless I've invited friends over for lunch. I will have to try this one out!

  1. This looks so delicious. I love spinach anyway. I am definatly going to try this one. I've never read a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. I am going to have to check into that. :) Thanks for posting these recipes. I love your blog...and your house.

    Mrs. T.
    Acorn Hollow

  1. Michele said...:

    Yet another GP cookbook to tempt me them all! I'm always looking for new and easy egg dishes to feed my crowd...can't wait to try this one!

  1. Nancy D. said...:

    Looks great, I'm going to have to try this on Sunday. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Tina said...:

    I've just recently started cooking with spinach. We usually eat it fresh in a salad. Can't wait to try this!

  1. My family will love this one!

  1. Abi's Blog said...:

    I love Gooseberry books! Your reviews are great! Blessings,

  1. Gwen (Pooh) said...:

    This looks great, Gail! Thanks for sharing! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway drawing, please. Thanks! :) Gwen

  1. StillyBee said...:

    That recipe looks and sounds delish!! Gooseberry is the best...and these reviewer blogs are the icing!

  1. Carmen said...:

    That quiche looks yummy! Fall is my favorite time of the year!!


  1. Kay said...:

    I can't wait to try this one. Looks so delicious.

  1. Valarie said...:

    I love to fix breakfast for dinner - my family calls it "brinner"...hahaha. This looks very good!

  1. Amy said...:

    Looks great! I'll try it!

  1. Crystal said...:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to add this one to my collection! :) Especially since Fall is my favorite season! Thanks again!

  1. Gailanne said...:

    My FAVORITE books, Gooseberry!
    Thanks to them, I found your blog, lookin' forward to it...stay blessed!

  1. Crys said...:

    Everything looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  1. Jaymie*Nachole said...:

    looks good! I love Gooseberry favorite!!!

  1. Greg said...:

    Can't wait to try this recipe...looks delish!

  1. Sharylin said...:

    I'm going to make this for our next family brunch, it looks delicious!

  1. Farmchick said...:

    Looks yummy! I have many, many, many Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. LOVE THEM!! I am now a follower. Hope you can come on over to my farm and kitchen and visit me. :)

  1. rrpowers35 said...:

    I have made this recipe many times for my family! Great recipe...wonderful dish...we add mushrooms to ours! Love Gooseberry Patch!

  1. Sherri said...:

    Thats a great healthy looking choice Yum YUM yum!

  1. rosalind said...:

    I agree, definitely a fantastic dinner quiche.

  1. Lee Family said...:

    I'm a first time visitor, and your blog is GORGEOUS! I also love cookbooks and Gooseberry Patch! Thanks for the opportunity:) Blessings!

  1. Tracie said...:

    This happens to be my recipe (I am Tracie from Kittanning) and am so glad to see that so many people have enjoyed it. I created it back when I was on the Atkins diet plan and looking for a way to reduce my carbs. We still have it all the time for breakfasts or lunch and our extended family/friends love it too. It is great cold as well for a quick summer lunch in summer months with a green salad.

    And to the one that inquired above about veggie subs, you can put any combination of veggies/meats/cheeses that you enjoy. I have done broccoli instead of the spinach lots and it's really good. A bacon cheeseburger version with onions is a winner, as is the beef taco version made with taco seasonings, black olives, tomatoes, onions & peppers. :)

    Anyway, thanks for trying it. They have published it in two different Gooseberry cookbooks now and I was tickled pink when it was chosen, I had never had anything published before this.

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