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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gooseberry Patch Book Review and Giveaway!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*


When Gooseberry Patch asked if I would review some books for them I totally jumped at the chance. I have a slight obsession with their books for those of you who didn’t know.
So I officially became an
foryourblog
and this is my first official
foryourposts
I was so excited about the book they sent me.
BEC
HELLO? Cookies? Heck yeah!
But I knew I had to be good when choosing a couple of recipes to try, as we had just come off of Valentine’s Day and if I’m not careful I’ll gain 100lbs. LOL! So I went directly the chapter entitled Light and Healthy Cookies! Aren’t I a good girl?
I loved all the healthier choices in this chapter but 2 recipes stood out to me.
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(You won’t believe the missing ingredient in this one.)
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With permission I have posted the recipes over at my cooking blog. Just click on the pictures or the links above.

One thing I love about this book is that it caters to everybody. I don’t think there is a person out there who couldn’t find a bunch of yummy recipes in this book.
Just look at the Table of Contents:
Cookie Jar Cookies
Holiday Cookies
All-American Cookies
Old-Fashioned Cookies
Best-Ever Brownies and Bars
Fast and Fun Cookies
Light and Healthy Cookies
Big-Batch Cookies
Seriously, they have your cookie needs covered in this book. I was pleasantly surprised with the selection of gluten free recipes to. They are scattered through out but they are in there. Plus one thing I’ve learned is that if it’s truly a good recipe it can be altered to your taste.
I still have a list of ones I still want to try.
There’s Pumpkin Pillows, Lemony Almond Macaroons, Coconut Kisses, Coconut Mounds and so many more!
You want to know what else I love? The little helpful tips that they put on the pages with the recipes. Take this one for instance.
“If you need a round cookie cutter and there isn’t one handy, just use the open end of a clean, empty soup can to cut the dough into circles.”
Love that!
So are you in love with this book yet? If so I have some exciting news. Gooseberry Patch sent me an extra copy to share with YOU. So that means one of you lucky people can win a copy of BEST EVER COOKIES before it’s even released in the stores. BUT if you don’t want to take any chances and insure yourself a copy you can click here to pre-order your own.
Giveaway Rules!
1. Leave a comment telling me whether or not you have a Gooseberry Patch book or books of your own and which is your favorite.
2. Facebook about the giveaway and come back and leave another comment.
3. Blog about the giveaway and leave another comment.
That’s it! You have 3 chances to win.
You have until Sunday, February 20th at 3 pm EST. A winner will be chosen using the random number generator and announced Monday morning!
Open to U.S. residents only please.

I have another book review in the works and yet another giveaway. Be looking for that next week.
HAVE A GOOSEBERRY PATCH KIND OF DAY!
*Gooseberry Patch sent me a book to review and one to giveaway in exchange for an honest review .*

67 comments:

  1. How cool!!!! You are the perfect choice for the job. Yes! I adore GB cookbooks almost as much as you do. I have too many favorites to pick just one, but I'll try. Hmmm, I think the one I use most often is "Fix it and Forget it." It keeps my crock pot full and happy.

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  2. I am crazy about GBP! I really love their Christmas books. I started collecting them and have several other cookbooks, my favorite being "Mom's Favorite Recipes".

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  3. I love Gooseberry Patch! I have several cookbooks, but I don't have a particular favorite one as I love each of them equally. :)

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  4. At this time I do not have a book.
    I would love to have one.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  5. I do not have any of their books, but I have heard they are wonderful!

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  6. Yes, yes, YES! I own several Gooseberry Patch cookbooks (38 at last count!), but not this one! :) I would love to own it.

    LyndaLoo

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  7. I just Facebooked about this drawing!

    ..... a P.S. too many favorites to choose but I think "Farmhouse Christmas" is a goodie!

    Lynda

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  8. Nope, I don't own anything Gooseberry Patch. In fact I think the first time I heard about it was right here on your blog? Have I been missing out all this time? :)

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  9. I love gooseberry patch. i love there cookie and slowcooker recipies. i wish I had more of them.

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  10. Only just discovered GBP cookbooks 6 months ago while on a short trip to the USA (I live in Canada) They are now my favorite but are hard to come by up here. I only have a few but managed to pick up some extras at Christmas to give to my two daughters. Would love to add this one to my small collection. Thanks
    colleengb@hotmail.com

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  11. Lemony Almond Macaroons! Oh, be still my heart! Would you believe that I don't have a single one of their books! Shame on me!

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  12. I don't have a Gooseberry cookbook, but I am excited because I collect cookbooks!!

    Love you my friend

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  13. I don't have any of those cookbooks, but the two recipes you shared with us sure do sound good. I think I could use either of them for a snack at my ladies Bible study.

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  14. You are the bomb, Lil' Lady! Congrats - I'm so happy for you! I wish we lived closer and I'd come to your house for some goodies! :)

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  15. You crack me up! You are SO perfect for this review. :)

    They are great, though, aren't they? I have several GBP books that I enjoy. My favorite is all about Christmas traditions.

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  16. Nice job my friend! Your cookies look delish!! You are the prefect reviewer for them! Believe it or not - don't faint - I don't own a Gooseberry Patch book! But they do sound fabulous! What a fun giveaway!

    Big it-must-have-been-so-hard-to-force-yourself-to-make-cookies-for-your-review size hugs to you!! Have a super day my friend! Love ya!

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  17. I think that would be fun to review the books.... I have several and really cannot narrow it down to just one.

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  18. I don't think I have any Gooseberry Patch books! But the one you got sounds awesome!! Thanks for the cool giveaway! :)

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  19. Kim,

    I love this post because you are always wanting to try new cookie recipes or add a variation from one to another. I personally have never read a Gooseberry Patch book so this would be fun for me and the girls to experiment with. Please include me in this.

    I love that they are now offering gluten free recipes.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  20. I only have one Gooseberry patch cookbook which is a Christmas one, but I love it!! I need a lot of help with cookies, would love to win this!!

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  21. I don't own any Gooseberry cookbooks & would LOVE to have THIS as my very first! I have 5 children half grown & a few remaining but no matter how big they get, a plate full of homemade cookies always brings them HOME!
    THANKS for giving someone a chance to win this great cookbook!
    (((Hugs)))Carolee=Homer,Alaska

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  22. Yes I have GBP & I'm in a few too.
    Would love to win :-)

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  23. Hello there! I just ordered their 101 cookbook. So excited to get it! I love to bake so this would be an awesome addition to my collection!

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  24. My sister just turned me on to Gooseberry Patch, so sadly, no, I don't own one yet. I have been all over their website and gathering some recipes and love them.

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  25. I have multiple books. I love the quaint drawings. I don't have a favorite per se, but I have one my recipes included in Comfort and Joy, so we'll go with that one. ;)
    I would love another for my collection!

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  26. I have all of the GBP books and love them all.

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

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  27. would love a Gooseberry Patch cookbook because I don't have any and I love cookies! thank you!

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  28. Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks are the only cookbooks that I use... I absolutely love them and have several!! My favorite changes depending on the newest releases, but right now I would have to say that Homestyle in a Hurry is my fav!!
    Nicole
    luv2teech71@hotmail.com

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  29. i have the easy slow cooker recipes book by gooseberry patch love it! m.danielson5@yahoo.com

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  30. Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks are the only cookbooks in my kitchen... I absolutely love them and have several. My favorite one changes often, depending on the newest releases, but at this moment I would have to say that Homestyle in a Hurry is my fav!!
    Nicole
    luv2teech71@hotmail.com

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  31. What a great thing to review - cookbooks! I'm not sure how you narrowed it down to 2 recipes to try - you must have a lot of will power. lol
    I have one Gooseberry Patch cookbook. I believe it's a Christmas one. (I just moved and it's still packed!) I have so many on my wish list, including the cookie one!

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  32. I have just ordered my first Gooseberry Patch cookbook. I haven't recieved it yet but I'm sure it will be my favorite cookbook. I love the recipes I've seen on facebook and downloaded for free. God Bless everyone on here and at Gooseberry Patch. God is Good!

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  33. I have the Christmas and Casserole books and I love them both...i try to buy one everytime I go to Cracker Barrel....

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  34. I just shard on facebook and it will be on my blog page heartofherhome.blogspot.com...thanks

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  35. I do not any of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks yet but I am a bride-to-be and I would love to win this to begin my newlywed cookbook collection!

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  36. Please enter me to win!
    I, too, am a HUGE Gooseberry Patch fan! I only own about 75 of their cookbooks, but one day I will own them all! :-) I've been published a few times also.

    PS..you have a new follower!

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  37. I do have Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. My favorite is "Gooseberry Patch Christmas 6". I've used so many of the recipes. Love it!!

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  38. I do not have any Gooseberry Patch cookbooks yet but would love one!

    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  39. I love gooseberry patch cookbooks however at this time have not be able to afford purchasing one. I would love to win one though.

    kykitty@att.net

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  40. I love all the gooseberry books, i have 6 of them so far and they are wonderful. I would like to get more at some time to add to my collection.

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  41. I have many, many Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. Blue-Plate Specials and 101 Slow-cooker Recipes.

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  42. LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookbooks! I have several of them, but have not seen this one yet! Would love to win it :)

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  43. Just bought my first Gooseberry cookbook...101 Homemade Favorites...waiting for it to come in the mail :)

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  44. I do have a few Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I love them all equally so can't choose a favorite. Thanks for chance to win.

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  45. Love gooseberry patch cookbooks. Would sure love to add this book to my collection!!!

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  46. Thank you for your review of this cookbook. Have several Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. The latest one, Christmas Cookies, was received in a Christmas gift exchange. It has many good cookie and related recipes. With this one and the latest, Best-Ever Cookies, don't think I would need any of my other cookbooks to find a good cookie recipe.

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  47. I not only have most of the GBP cookbooks but also duplicates as I plan to pass them down to my daughters one day. The Christmas books are dearest to me as they are rich in ideas, warmth and love from woman everywhere. I count myself fortunate to live in the Delaware, Oh area which is home to Gooseberry Patch.

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  48. Hey!
    I do not own any of the books ,because I can't buy them anywhere in Ontario where I am!

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  49. I love Gooseberry books. I reall love the Christams ones. There are great recipes and wonderful ideals!

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  50. My husband & I love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks and are saddened that some we wanted to get we can't anylonger. Every recipe we have tried we like. And the best thing is my husband was actually published in the Home Made Christmas book. Can't wait to see this new one!!!!!

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  51. I had a house fire going on 6yrs ago now and lost my collection of books. ( The whole house was a lost) So since then I've been slowly collecting again!!! I LOVE GOOSE BERRY PATCH COOKBOOKS!!! I would love to add this one to my shelf!!!

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  52. Our niece, Holly, has a Christmas birthday. Many years ago, I started giving her the 8 1/2 X 11 softcover Christmas series, the Christmas 2010 was this years. So these are my favorites, though I own about 12 cookbooks and pamphlets. Love my GB Patch! Thanks for this opportunity - if I win, will I give it to Holly or be selfish LOL???

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  53. I have:"gifts from your kitchen, Gooseberry patch Christmas, Home for the holidays... I love GB!!

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  54. I have several GP books. One I enjoy is "Breakfast & Brunch" I have some real favorites in it that I use when our Sunday School class has a brunch.

    jlpegram@vcu.edu

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  55. I have many GB cookbooks.. my hubby thinks I'm nuts lol. Always on the lookout for more of course! A homespun gal is not complete without her family, her apron & her cookbooks! One of my favorites is the Farmhouse Christmas.....reminds me of the many holidays we had before my 1st husband died. I'm nostalgic that way 8) Thank you for the opportunity to win! Bee blessed...

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  56. Love the GP books esp the Christmas ones.

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  57. I love the Gooseberry Patch books!!
    I have about 1/2 of the books and add to my collection as frequently as possible!
    My favorite is Farmstead Christmas (as I see a lot call this thir fave as well) It fits in so well with what I do during th eholidays, adn I have even found I use the book throughout the year.

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  58. What can I say, but WOW!!! These cookbooks never fail in pleasing or serving a purpose in everyday life!!

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  59. I love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. One of my favorites is "Sweet and Simple". I'd love to add the Best Ever Cookies to my collection!

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  60. My recent favorite is Sunday Dinner at Grandma's. I just received it for from my grandchildren!! Thanks for the entry.
    Jane
    guileys at bellsouth dot net

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  61. I totally love GBP books! I hope to add this to my selection! Thanks for the reviews - love your site.
    sewingmom42(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Have been buying from GBP for years and LOVE the cookbooks. I have most of the Christmas and all of the Seasons, as well as a variety of others. I especially like the 5 Ingredients or Less one. Don't have this one and hope you will enter me into the drawing! Thanks! I'm on Facebook.
    Judie

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  63. How I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I have several of them (!) and love them all: The Cozy Home Cookbook, Made from Scratch, Five Ingredients or Less, Country Baking. I'd love to add to the collection:D

    Aim (jennabuena[at]gmaildotcom)

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  64. My favorite is Get-Togethers with Gooseberry Patch but I've never met a Gooseberry Patch book that I didn't like!

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