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.