Gooseberry's Patch's 101 Easy EVERYDAY Recipes & A Giveaway!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

I recently got my reviewer's copy of the soon-to-be released (June 1st) Gooseberry Patch cookbook 101 Easy Everyday Recipes -- this is another in the 101 Photo Series Cookbooks. I have fallen in love with these photo series books. I didn't think I would because I just adore the combbound, illustrated books we've come to know and have collected for years from Gooseberry Patch. Other titles in this series include 101 Homestyle Favorites, 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes, 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes, 101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes, 101 Autumn Recipes and 101 Christmas Recipes. This latest one is a gem! We all need help from time to time getting a meal on the table on weeknights -- this book is chocked full of solutions to the daily dilemma -- WHAT'S FOR DINNER?!!

I have made 3 different recipes from this book and will be sharing them all with you this week. The first one up is from the chapter, No-Fuss Desserts. I took these to a Memorial Day get together and brought home an empty plate....and I wrote the recipe out for 3 different people. This is so simple and yet so very, very yummy! I will be making this recipe again!!

Quick & Easy Nutty Cheese Bars

18-1/2 oz pkg golden butter cake mix
1-1/2 c chopped pecans or walnuts, divided
3/4 c butter, melted
2 8-oz pkgs. Cream cheese, softened
1 c brown sugar, packed

On a bowl, combine dry cake mix, 3/4 cup pecans and melted butter; stir until well blended. Press mixture into the bottom of a greased 13”x9” baking pan. Combine cream cheese and brown sugar in a separate bowl. Stir until well mixed. Spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until edges are golden and cheese topping is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Makes 2 dozen.

Now for the important stuff -- you can enter in to win a FREE copy of this book before it is released (June 1st release) AND 2 hand-embroidered Faithfulness Farm Dish Towels. For 3 chances to win -- 1. Leave A Comment on this post. 2. Follow Faithfulness Farm (or tell me you already do). 3. Friend Faithfulness Farm on Facebook. And watch for posts this week which will include bonus entry information. The winner will be announced on Monday June 6th.


  1. FABBY'S LIVING said...:

    Gail, hon...this is just yummy! I'm hosting in a month a baby shower for my niece, so I'm getting ideas collecting new recipes for sweet stuff and yours are just wonderful! Thank you for sharing and hope to see you soon with more! Your give away sounds terrific! I love the book, I have a soft spot for cookbooks. Have a nice week.

  1. Aloha Jennifer said...:

    Gail, great to have you back posting. The cookbook looks great!

  1. barb pfister said...:

    I like that you only have to have 5 ingredients. I like simple recipes sometimes just to be different. I also like the fact that they look so good.

  1. Erin said...:

    Yummy, can't wait.


  1. Erin said...:

    I am a follower and a friend on FB.

  1. What a wonderful blog! I'm also now following you via yahoo mail.
    Thanks so much for offering this great giveaway too!

  1. cottageprims said...:

    Love gooseberry patch! Count me in on the wonderful giveaway.Love the reviews and recipes you share as well.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  1. cottageprims said...:

    I've been a follower.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  1. The Wotring's said...:

    This cookbook looks great! I love Gooseberry Patch.

  1. The Wotring's said...:

    I'm a follower on Facebook

  1. Brenda said...:

    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I follow you on this blog and also on Facebook.

  1. Thanks for sharing that recipe!! I will have to try it sometime. :)

  1. Denise said...:

    I am a follower & FB friend who lOVES your blog and Gooseberry Patch.

  1. I follow Faithfulness Farm blog.

  1. I follow Faithfulness Farm on facebook. :)

  1. darla said...:

    Love your site and gooseberry patch! Can't wait to make the yummy bars!

  1. Amy said...:

    Looks yummy!

  1. Amy said...:

    I follow you.

  1. Amy said...:

    I sent you a FB friendquest.

  1. I was a follower but couldn't find me so I followed again to make sure! Lol I'm also a fan on FB and I'm trying these soon, they look sinful! Would love a chance to win, thanks!!

  1. Susan said...:

    Love Gooseberry Patch and would love to win. Thanks for giving us the chance.

  1. Susan said...:

    I love Gooseberry Patch and would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  1. Susan said...:

    I sent you a friend request on FB. (Susan Brown Hatcher)

  1. Susan said...:

    I am a follower of your blog.

  1. Martha said...:

    I've got your blog bookmarked so I check it often. It is one of my favorites. The cookbook looks like a great one to have. Thanks for sharing one of the recipes.

  1. Shug said...:

    Hey Gail...
    You bet, I'm a follower! Love these cookbooks!
    This looks like a YUMMY dessert and I do want to give it a try...Thanks for preparing the dessert for us all to see...

  1. Kathleen said...:

    That looks delicious! I am a follower but I don't do Facebook.
    How have you been Gail?

  1. OhPioneer1806 said...:

    Gail: I love the 101 series of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and this recipe looks awesome. I follow you here and am a friend on Facebook as well!

  1. Ginger said...:

    I'm a follower! I love this series and keep checking them out from our local library!

  1. Sue D said...:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe--it sounds delicious and easy--my kind of recipe.

  1. Sue D said...:

    I am a follower.

  1. These bars looks great Gail, I'm sure folks loved them! Thanks for the fun give-away:@)

  1. Cindy said...:

    I will be trying this one this weekend!!!

  1. Cindy said...:

    Following you :)

  1. Cindy said...:

    Friend request sent for FB :) Thanks, I think I will be enjoying your blog.

  1. Margaret said...:

    I love all things Gooseberry Patch! Thank you for reviewing this new cookbook for us. I'd love to win a copy!

  1. That really is a quick & easy recipe - love it. I'm sitting here listening to the music you have posted on your blog. I love it. Greensleeves holds so many memories for me. I used to play violin many moons ago and our orchestra played it for the holidays one year and I remember getting so emotional while playing it. It just does something to you...

  1. StillyBee said...:

    Oh my.. that recipe looks delish!! I follow you here and on Facebook too. Will now share this post as well on FB to. Have a great day!

  1. Rhonda said...:

    I can hardly wait to try this! Sounds yummy! I follow your blog through GFC.

  1. Rhonda said...:

    I love Gooseberry Patch and would love to add this book to my 35+ collection!!!

  1. Rhonda said...:

    A friends request has been sent on Facebok.

  1. This sound so delicious! Thanks for the opportunity!

  1. I am also your facebook friend :)

  1. Mippy said...:

    I am in need of a cookbook & ideas for everyday recipes!
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  1. Mippy said...:

    I am a new follower of Faithfulness Farm via GFC! :)
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  1. Mippy said...:

    I sent a friend request to you on Facebook!
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  1. Dragonlady said...:

    The recipe sounds yummy and I will try it out for a family reunion....thanks

  1. Dragonlady said...:

    I just became a follower!
    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

  1. Dragonlady said...:

    I just sent a friend request to friend you on FaceBook!

  1. Kris said...:

    Your recipe sounds wonderful. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I collect them. I think I have friended but will check and do so.
    Thanks for a chance to win 101.

  1. Vi said...:

    I love Gooseberry Patch!

  1. kjtrr said...:

    Looks yummy!!! I am a follower and I sent a friend request on facebook. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Thanks for the chance to win.

  1. Mandie said...:

    Great giveaway! I would love to be entered... I LOVE Gooseberry Patch!! You have a wonderful blog!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Mandie said...:

    I am now a follower!! Blessings

  1. Sherre said...:

    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, found your blog because of their Facebook page. I love your blog! I just became a follower of it, and am headed over to Facebook to look for you. Thank you for having this giveaway!

  1. Jill said...:

    Thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe! I love bars so I will definitely be making these :) and thanks for the chance to win this fabulous cookbook too!!!

    Have a wonderful day
    ~Jill (

  1. Jill said...:

    And I just sent an add request on Facebook :)
    ~Jill (

  1. seputt said...:

    Sounds very good.

  1. Deb said...:

    Well, everything just always looks delicious from Gooseberry Patch!

  1. Deb said...:

    I already follow you!

  1. sassy2 said...:

    Would love to win this. It would be my "first".

  1. Patricia P. said...:

    Looks like a great cookbook, judging be the yummy bar cookies.

  1. Thank you for the invite and chance to score my fav cookbook! I just logged on to your blog..thanks for the hospitality

  1. RoseD said...:

    Gail, thank you once again for a chance to win a fantastic giveaway. I am a follower of your blog (which I love) and a friend on FB.

    Have a blessed day!

  1. carpediem5790 said...:

    Ok, i tried to enter earlier this week, but my comment didn't post, (i didn't say anything naughty lol) Please enter me in the contest for a giveaway Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Thank you and I love your blog. Marie

  1. Beautiful blog! I just found it through Gooseberry Patch.

  1. I just became a follower and am going to look for you on Facebook. Looking forward to your posts!

  1. carpediem5790 said...:

    I went to Gooseberry Patch and mentioned that you sent me on their blog! thank you Marie my email:

  1. Lori said...:

    These look so good I think I will make these for a get together coming up!

  1. Lori said...:

    I follow your blog!

  1. Lori said...:

    I follow you on facebook!

  1. thefourepps said...:

    Hoping I win this time! Love all your cookbooks!

  1. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch Cook Book's...I have 36 of them....So this can be my 37th! :)

  1. run4joy59 said...:

    I have loved Gooseberry Patch for years (and years and years)...I'm so happy I came across your blog..delighful! And yes, i'd love to win the new cookbook...really, who wouldn't?

  1. lynn.timmons said...:

    I always love the recipes in the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I enjoy reading them and adding them to my collection. But most of all they make great gifts for other collectors and for new cooks! Can't wait to read this latest addition.

  1. Aunt Missy said...:

    Love you site and would love ot win the cookbook!

  1. bonnie said...:

    Love your recipes! Love this site! love your Cookbooks! May God bless ya with more recipe Ideas!

  1. Marion said...:

    Great cookbooks, great recipes; would love to win!!

  1. Lori said...:

    I am so excited to have found you! Please enter me in your cookbook contest. Can't wait to try your recipes- they all sound so fab! Thank you! Blessings from my family to yours...

  1. Jean said...:

    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! I hope to make it sometime this week, and may add mini chocolate chips. Please enter me into your cookbook contest! I am looking forward to further explorations on your blog site.

  1. stef42678 said...:

    What a great prize, I would love to win! Please enter me and hopefully I can win this great book!

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