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.

From The Hymnal ~ He Leadeth Me and A Faithfulness Farm Update

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

I want to extend a BIG Thank-you for all the lovely comments, emails and most especially prayers. God is so gracious! Things are better and I had a HUGE wake-up call. My son was involved in a pretty devastating car accident -- and God was good enough to allow him to walk away with only minor injuries. That puts things into perspective. I am reminding myself often that without a TEST, there is no testimony. Life is still a trial some days, but thru it all, He Leadeth Me!!

He Leadeth Me

He leadeth me: O blessed thought!
O words with heavenly comfort fraught!
Whate'er I do, where'er I be,
still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, he leadeth me,
by his own hand he leadeth me;
his faithful follower I would be,
for by his hand he leadeth me.

Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom,
by waters still, o'er troubled sea,
still 'tis his hand that leadeth me.

Lord, I would place my hand in thine,
nor ever murmur nor repine;
content, whatever lot I see,
since 'tis my God that leadeth me.

And when my task on earth is done,
when by thy grace the victory's won,
e'en death's cold wave I will not flee,
since God through Jordan leadeth me.

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