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Friday, September 5, 2014

Giveaway: Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites from Gooseberry Patch

This giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to #2 LaughingLady,Picked by random.org.

I’m so excited to have another Gooseberry Patch cookbook to giveaway. This one is Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites. (affiliate link)Slow Cooker Christmas

Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites will usher you right into the holidays with a bunch of tantalizing and tempting recipes. Just think, when you’re out Christmas shopping you could have one of these yummy recipes cooking away in your crock-pot ready for you when you get home. I love that!

And trust me, there are TONS of recipes to choose from.  Something for everyone. I’ve made a few already.

Make-Ahead Chipotle Burritos

Chipotle burritos

Slow Cooked Meatloaf

Slow Cooked MeatloafI also made the Festive Pumpkin Bread Pudding and took a bunch of pictures of it and everything, but let’s just say it wasn’t very photogenic. In fact my kids kept saying that it looked like chicken. LOL! I think I chopped my bread cubes a little too big, BUT let me just say that it tasted really good regardless of its looks. *smile*

I can’t wait to try the Seasoned Turkey Breast, Italian Mozzarella Chicken, the Holiday Cider, Spiced & Sugared Nuts and so many more.

If you want to check out even more yummy recipes from this cookbook you can check out the pin board HERE.


Now don’t think that this cookbook is only full of delicious recipes, on no, it’s also filled with those wonderful tips that’s Gooseberry Patch if famous for. So make sure you take the time to read those wonderful little tid bits on each page.

A peek inside SSCF

Here are a few of the great ideas: For lots of sparkle, set a plump candle in a clear dish and surround it with rock salt.

Pull out your oversize coffee mugs when serving soup. They’re just right for sharing hearty servings, and the handles make them so easy to hold onto.

For a simple winter centerpiece, arrange mini figurines on a cake stand, dust with glittery mica snow, then add the clear glass cover…charming! 

Now that I have you all excited about this cookbook, how would you like a chance to win it? I always try to make this as easy as possible so read carefully on how to enter.

First off this giveaway is for the Gooseberry Patch cookbook; Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites. I will select one winner using Random.org. This is open to the U.S. and Canada only.

PLEASE leave me some way to contact you in case you win.

Giveaway will end Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm EST.

All you have to do to enter is answer this question.

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Have a lovely day my friends.



Gooseberry Patch has blessed me with a copy of this cookbook to review and give away. All opinions are my own.


  1. Hearing the Christmas story read from the Bible and listening to the Christmas hymns: Silent Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, We Three Kings, Hark The Herald Angel Sings, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. A calmness is coming over me as I just think about it. :)

  2. Oooo, pick me, pick me!!!! My favourite "new" tradition is taking a picture of my girls decorating the tree or admiring it when all the house lights are off and only the tree is lit. LOVE those silhouette shots! My favourite tradition from my own growing-up years that still carries on is enjoying my grandma's special Pepper Molasses Cookies. She only ever made them at Christmas and now my mom and a couple of my aunts make them too... but only at Christmas! (and they sound weird, but they are AWESOME!)

  3. Making Buckeyes, White Chicken Chili and roll- ups with my, precious ( now aged 25) daughter for our Christmas eve dinner.

  4. Having our Christmas Eve feast with lots of different appetizers and sweets that we only have during the Christmas season. Also have to watch all the classic Christmas specials during the season!

  5. Having our family at our house on Christmas Eve, Christmas play at church, and Christmas Caroling are all my favorites. Lecia

  6. Oh, my friend, can one EVER have too many Gooseberry Patch cookbooks? I think not, and this is one I don't have, so please enter me in your giveaway.

    My favorite Christmas tradition is one that is fairly new to our family. We've struggled with living far from family and not spending Christmas with them. For the last 3 Christmases we've taken our eyes off ourselves and opened our home on Christmas Eve to other family-less families. We look for people at church or work, who also will be away from family, and we have them to dinner and give them gifts. It has become the best part of Christmas for us.

    Happy weekend to you.


  7. I think any Gooseberry cookbook is the best!!!! My husband and I never had children, so every Christmas we "adopt" kids and help where we can. Being married for 28 years, we see no need to exchange gifts...I think Christmas is for kids with the presents but the food...oh yeah that is for all to enjoy!

  8. Family get together on Christmas Eve. We have our Ham dinner then exchange family gifts followed by last gift of new PJ's for everyone. We then go put them on and have dessert. So fun!

  9. Too many to choose. I love Christmas! One of my favorite things to do is riding around looking at Christmas lights at night. It still brings the kid out in me.

  10. I can still picture my father reading to us on Christmas Eve. Brings the warmest thoughts.

  11. My favorite Christmas Tradition is making Christmas Cookies with my hubby and kids! Since the family has gotten smaller we now limit to 4-5 cookies and 1 candy.

    Sharry M.

  12. My favorite Christmas tradition is the 12 meatless dishes for Christmas Eve. It is part of our Ukranian heritage. Some of it are things you only have once a year so its very special. Angandcolin(at)hotmail(dot)com

  13. One favorite Christmas Tradition is setting up the decorative Manger scene on the mantle but leaving Baby Jesus out. Each day we get closer to Christmas, Baby Jesus moves closer to the manger and eventually the scene is complete on Christmas Eve.

  14. My favorite Christmas tradition is my mom getting us all Christmas Pajamas to wear when we go to bed Christmas Eve. I loved it when I was a kid, but now that I am an adult and a mother to my own two girls, I truly appreciate seeing everyone in nice new Christmas pjs instead whatever ratty or unmatched pjs they chose to wear to bed! I know that lots of people do this, but I really love being excited to see what style and pattern my mom got for me this year!

  15. Since it is my birthday as well, my kids start the day off with "happy birthday" and cake with candles before we start our Christmas celebration

  16. My favorite Christmas tradition is gathering with family for a wonderful holiday meal and sharing favorite memories of Christmases past.

  17. My favorite is church service on Christmas Eve and family time after it. My email is dstierwalt@gci.net

  18. now that my grandmother is gone, i carry on her tradition of making her famous molasses cookies. i box them up for family members. they are sooo good. this year i might look up some of her other favorite recipes and add another to my box of goodies i give out

    1. i collect gooseberry patch cookbooks. they are fun to just read for fun too!


  19. My favorite Christmas tradition is making cut-out cookies with my grandkids.

  20. I love our Christmas Eve family get together. We have foods that my husband and i grew up with and now our daughters-in-law now share foods they love making for traditions for the next generation plitch1957@gmail.com

  21. Favorite Christmas tradition: horse-sled ride with the family for about 1and half hours with big fur blankets and a little something to drink and music.

  22. watching It's A Wonderful Life with my husband on Christmas eve.

  23. My favorite Christmas tradition is putting up the Nativity and Creche. When I was little my Grandparents had a very large Nativity. The Creche itself was about 30 inches long and about 12 inches deep. Mary, Joseph and Jesus were made of ceramics. The 3 wise men, angel, donkey, cow, sheep and camel were all made of paper mache. The earliest memory I have was at 5 helping my Grandmother to set it up. I loved helping her with this. When she died in 1972, even though it wasn't in the will, everyone said it was mine. Unfortunately in 1975 we were in a flood and it was in the basement. The basement had 7.5 feet of water. We lost a lot of things, and the Nativity was one of them. :( It still saddens me to think of it. auntsis59@comcast.net


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