Gooseberry Patch's Rush-Hour Recipes Review & ONE MORE RECIPE!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

One LAST recipe from RUSH-HOUR RECIPES and one more BONUS chance at the GIVEAWAY! Besides, it's Friday and I have to have SOMETHING for my Old-Fashioned Bake Sale feature.

Before going any further I have to show you what showed up at Faithfulness Farm recently....

Isn't this just the CUTEST apron you've ever seen? I participated in Miss Sue's December Apron Swap and was fortunate enough to get partnered-up with Kimberly from Camp and Cottage Living. I am simply loving this apron -- the red and aqua colors - the rick-rack -- she *gets* me! Thanks Kimberly! If you click on the link to her blog you'll see the Grandmomma and Me apron set I sent her.

I also want to show off my new casserole -- It's JUST my color -- I WON this at Mari's Once Upon A Plate -- if you are not following Mari, you should be. She posts the most wonderful recipes AND hosts some of the BEST giveaways in blogland. I am planning to use this baby this weekend.

Okay, on to the business of baking and reviewing :)

When I spied this brownie recipe, I just couldn't help myself. I LOVE brownies and have NEVER seen a recipe like this one. I was intrigued. I knew I would be able to have a small sample and then serve the remaining to a friend coming to supper tonight and the folks at work -- I'd be safe from HAVING to eat it ALL! Good-thing I had a plan because these brownies are BETTER than most and certainly worth making again and again.

Better Than Brownies
GBP Rush-Hour Recipes (contributed by Gladys Kielar)
(Printable Version)

3.4-oz pkg cook & serve chocolate pudding mix
2 cups milk
18-1/2 oz pkg chocolate cake mix
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (I wanted to festive these up a bit so I skipped the nuts -- maybe the ONLY time you read those words from me, lol -- in their place, chopped peppermint candy canes -- VERY FESTIVE and YUMMY)

Prepare dry pudding mix with milk according to package directions; cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in dry cake mix. Spread batter in a greased 13x9-inch baking pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Cool; cut into squares. Makes about 2 dozen.

To WIN this fabulous book AND the Faithfulness Farm Apron & Tee Towel Set......

1. Leave a comment on THE ORIGINAL review post.

2. Follow Faithfulness Farm (new followers are good - leave a comment saying you follow).

3. Blog about the giveaway (leave a comment so I can visit your blog).

This is your LAST BONUS entry for the GIVEAWAY -- leave me a comment on THIS post telling me one MUST bake item for you at the holiday. For me it is my Momma's Russian Tea Cakes! Happy Baking!


  1. Gail
    You look adorable in my apron!
    I just love the one I received from you too. I am just waiting for my g'daughter to come next week to model, since you sent one for her too.
    I just have one question. How do you stay so thin with all these yummy recipes you share with us?
    I would be twice your size if I had all the goodies you bake around
    I'm looking forward to visiting Mari soon. And I would enter your sweet give away but I don't want to be greedy. Someone will love their gifts!

  1. Lynnie said...:

    MUST bake item at Christmas: COCONUT CAKE!! Merry Christmas Gail! Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!

  1. Love your apron!
    We always havae to have pecans balls. these have many names, it's basically flour, pecans and butter, roll into balls, bake and dust with powdered sugar with them are cooled.
    do you make them?

  1. Sandtarts! Gotta have simple sugar cookies to decorate with egg and sprinkles. Yum!

  1. Quilting "b" said...:

    Thanks for the bonus entry. A must for me is Cinnamon buns, My Son just called to make sure I would be making some Soon!!!

  1. This brownie recipe looks so yummy just like you in that cute apron! My bonus entry: I have to make cranberry, oatmeal cookies each year!

  1. Rhonda said...:

    A must bake for me is my banana nut bread recipe. I get requests for it all the time. I would so love to win Rush Hour Recipes! I'm lovin' the apron too!

  1. BumbleBeeLane said...:

    The brownies look yummy,my weekness must bake is a southern Liquer Cake so yummy and everyone assumes I'll be making it.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  1. LOVE the apron and casserole...lucky girl!! And the brownies look delicious! I think they are my favorite sweet! I have to try this recipe.

    Happy Holidays, Gail!


  1. Mrs.T said...:

    The apron is simply adorable and the casserole very nice as well. Oh, and the brownies look fantastic as well. I like the idea of the candy-cane pieces.

    Must-bake items for our family include three types of cookies: Whipped Shortbread, Sacher Torte Cookies, and Eggnog Logs. I usually bake many other kinds as well and make fudge and candy, but these three cookies are the "musts". You can find any of them on either one of my blogs by simply doing a search for the name of the cookies.

    Happy Baking!

  1. Amish Stories said...:

    I love brownie and they must have those walnuts in them! Richard

  1. Hi Gail,

    That apron is super cute :) :) I can tell you like your apron with your big, beautiful smile :) :)

    I'll go check out that Camp and Cottage blog ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  1. linda said...:

    My Must bake recipe-per my adult children's request-is chocolate covered cherry cookies. I have been baking these for 25 years and they still request them!

  1. Gypsy Heart said...:

    A darling apron! You were really a big winner with these items.

    I'm off to visit Mari ~ thanks for telling us about her.


  1. Gypsy Heart said...:

    A darling apron! You were really a big winner with these items.

    I'm off to visit Mari ~ thanks for telling us about her.


  1. Gypsy Heart said...:

    My "must make" recipe is a breakfast cinnamon roll recipe which I form into a wreath and decorate.


  1. ProjectHope7 said...:

    must bake holiday item? Would have to be Christmas Cookies!
    sweet aprons!
    Cathy B pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com
    palmbreezeliving dot blogspot dotcom

  1. ProjectHope7 said...:

    well guess that didnt go thru!
    Sweet aprons.
    Must bake holiday fave? Christmas cookies and brownies with crushed peppermint candy canes.

    Cathy B
    pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com
    palmbreezeliving dot blogspot dotcom

  1. kitty said...:

    The apron swap sounds like do you get in on it???

  1. Hi, That brownie cake looks yummy!!! Must try it some day.
    A must I have to bake: Pumpkin Nut roll.
    Merry Christmas,

  1. Sallie said...:

    Cranberry scones for breakfast are a must and so are sugar cookies. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. JustPam said...:

    I haven't had Russian teacakes in forever. One of my favorites. I love Pecan Tassies too. One of my favorite holiday cookies from my grandmother.

  1. LyndaLoo said...:

    I don't know how I missed this recipe the first time, but am looking forward to trying it soon! Thanks for sharing Gail.

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