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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Gooseberry Patch Book Giveaway

In celebration of Fall and Thanksgiving, I am giving away this wonderful Gooseberry Patch book called Fall, Family and Friends.It is chock full of wonderful recipes you're sure to love. If you have never heard of Gooseberry patch then I suggest you don't even enter because these books are addicting. The graphics bring you back to times past. The Christmas collection is so awesome, I've already been looking at them for ideas
for Christmas. If you want to peek inside this book go check out here.

Here is what you have to do to enter. You have a chance for 3 entries and I suggest you do them as you will love this book.
First way is to simply leave a comment.
Second is to post about this giveaway on your blog and let me know.
Third is to link me to or post your favorite fall recipe in the comments and with doing that you give me permission to included it in another little ebook I want to put together. If you haven't already downloaded my All About Apples ebook, it's on my side bar.
That's it. The giveaway closes on Nov.13, 2008 so get the word out. Oh and make sure you leave some sort of way to contact you via either your blog or email.

Due to cost of shipping over seas I'm going to have to limit this to the U.S.
Thanks for understanding.

Blessings and good luck!


  1. Cool Kim, I love Gooseberry Patch! Oooh, I hope I win! I used one of their Christmas books about 8 years ago to make some homemade gifts and loved it. No one in my family gets just gift cards anymore! Thanks for the contest!

  2. Kim I couldn't find an emali button for you so I jsut wanted to let you know that I posted the contest on my blog.

  3. Kim,

    Good morning my friend! Happy Thursday. I, of course, have never heard of Gooseberry Patch, which should earn me extra points, in my most humble opinion.

    I link up every Friday to Friday Funnies and have told at least 3 if not 4 more gals so that should count for at least an extra point.

    I've hunted all over the city I live in for coconut oil which apparently is some kind of exotic oil that only the east coast of Florida carries because it cant be found centrally...that should earn me 2!

    Are you laughing yet? If so, there's another point! Dude, I'm golden grahams on this thing! Yep! There's another one!

    I'm cracking my own self up...so rack up another point. And I'll post on my blog later today...so take a gander at the scoreboard..woo 1 more! Nobody else really needs to enter right?

    Love ya, my friend! Hugs to you today.

  4. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway! I love the Gooseberry Patch catalogs and have never gotten one of their cookbooks! Awesome! Two stay-at-home moms started this company and it took off in a big way. It's a wonderful success story.

    Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway. I'll be posting about it in sidebar on my blog. Also, our favorite fall recipe these days is the one for winter squash soup that I posted on Nov. 4 on my blog. I certainly give you permission to include that in your next ebook! Let me know if you want me to e-mail you a Word file of it, OK?

    Thank you so much, sweet friend!

  5. Oh, I have a Gooseberry childrens cookbook and we love it. My kids like to flip through it all the time to see what they can make. They like to surprize daddy with a special dinner from the book from time to time.

  6. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch. Can you ever have too many of their cookbooks? I dont' think so. This is one I don't have, so enter me in.



  7. Ok, confession is good for the soul...no I have not heard of this cookbook. So maybe I will win and will become EDGEMUNKATED in the cooking area!!?? Do you have any of the "StirUp" Cookbooks? I think they might be exclusive in Oklahoma only. Just wondering!

  8. I don't have any of these cookbooks and only heard of them recently. Can you believe it? And I LOVE cookbooks! Please enter me and I'll get to work on the other 2 items and will let you know when they're done.

    Great giveaway! Thank you, friend!

  9. I absolutely love cookbooks. I don't have this one, but have seen Gooseberry Cookbooks at a local gift shop.

    One of my favorite fall quickies is:

    Take whole cranberries and chopped in food processor. I usually add a little bit of sugar to offset the bitterness. Add a bunch of cilantro and if you are daring, add one hot pepper (minus seeds) and get to desired consistancy.

    Pour this over a block of cream cheese and serve with crackers.

  10. That looks like a great book:-)

  11. What a great giveaway! I haven't heard of Gooseberry Patch before, but I am ready to get addicted!

  12. Great giveaway! Please enter me to win - I'm headed over to post on my blog now!

    And here's my favorite fall recipe:

    Sweet Potato Casserole

    5 sweet potatoes, sliced
    1/4 cup reduced fat margarine
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    3 tablespoons orange juice
    1 pinch ground cinnamon
    1 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and mash. Place mashed sweet potatoes in large bowl, and use an electric mixer to blend with the margarine, brown sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon. Spread evenly into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with miniature marshmallows. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through, and marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.

  13. http://magnoliaheartbeats.blogspot.com/2008/11/kim-at-homesteaders-heart-is-hosting.html

  14. I haven't heard of Gooseberry Patch but I collect recipe books so I think this sounds like a grand idea. Thanks for all that you do - you are amazing! -Blessings, Laurie

  15. Kim,

    That is so sweet and thoughtful!

    I love your thankful and generous heart!

    Have a blessed day!

  16. Hi Kim:

    This is the 1st giveaway that I have entered...so here goes...I can only hope that I might win.

    This is exciting...ok...so that sounds corny but little things make me happy :)

    I have posted it to my blog site:


    I have my fingers and toes crossed!!!

  17. Kim, what a fun idea! I love, love, love those cookbooks! I have a new favorite recipe that I just tried this morning. I thought of our friend Erica who adores anything pumpkin. I found this recipe on the Crock Pot lady's blog and I just had to try it. It's delicious...reminds me of Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte. Here is the recipe for:

    CrockPot Pumpkin Spice Latte

    --2 cups milk (I used 1%)
    --2 T canned pumpkin
    --2 T white sugar
    --2 T vanilla (not a typo. it asks for tablespoons)
    --1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    OR: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and a teeny tiny pinch of ground ginger
    --1/2 cup brewed espresso or 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee

    --garnish with whipped cream (optional)

    The Directions.

    This will make enough for 2 people to have a big mug with a bit leftover. If you are having friends over, adjust the recipe accordingly. I used a 4-quart crockpot, but as small as a 1.5 quart will work with these amounts.

    Add the coffee/espresso and milk to the crockpot. Whisk in the pumpkin, spices, sugar, and vanilla.

    Cover and cook on high for 2 hours if everything is cold. Whisk again.

    Ladle into mugs, and garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon. Delicious!!!!

  18. Im so happy!! I put a link to your blog on my site!! Here is a recipe for pumpkin cake.
    2c.flour 1tsp.baking powder
    2c.sugar 1c. cooking oil
    2tsp. cinnamon 2c.pumpkin
    2tsp.soda 4 eggs
    1/2 tsp.salt

    mix oil, pumpkin and eggs in a large bowl. sift all dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mix. mix well. bake at 350 for 40min in a bundt cake pan, greased and lightly floured.


    3oz. cream cheese 2tsp.vanilla
    1 stick butter(melted)
    1/2 cup pecan halves
    1 box confectioners surgar

    Mix all except nuts until smooth and creamy. Spread over cake.Place pecan halves over iced cake wherever desired. Enjoy and God Bless!! _Amy Phillips

  19. 1. Oh I love Gooseberry Patch AND recipe books...woo-hooo! What a great giveaway!

  20. I think that Kristi's pumpkin spice latte just became my favorite recipe also. I love that stuff! Also, what a great idea on the book, although I have not heard of the book, I am going to say throw my name in that hat! You never know..even a blind squirrel gets a nut sometimes! Good luck to all the other ladies who enter also!

  21. Great giveaway! I adore Gooseberry Patch, and don't have this cookbook!
    Please enter me in your drawing. I'll be adding you to my sidebar to help spread the word as well!
    "I'll be thinkin of a great recipe to share for my third try as well!
    Thanks so much!

  22. I'm adding another comment to say that I've blogged about the give away and also to give you my recipe you can use in your e-book, I posted this recipe on Oct. 22 on my blog but I'll post here as well.

    Missy's Autumn Apple Cake
    5 Apples (peeled, cored and sliced thin)
    1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
    1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
    1/2 tsp Salt
    1 Tbl Cinnamon
    1 Tbl Baking Powder (aluminum free of course)
    4 Eggs
    2 cups Sugar
    1 cup Coconut Oil, melted (could use Butter)
    1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
    2 tsp Vanilla

    2 Tbl Sugar
    1 tsp Cinnamon

    Grease and Flour 9x13 cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl whisk together Flours, Salt, Cinnamon, and Baking Powder. Set aside. In large bowl beat Eggs and Sugar for 8 minutes on high. Blend in Oil and Vanilla. Work dry mix into batter and then fold in the Apples and Walnuts. Pour batter into cake pan and sprinkle with Cinnamon Sugar topping. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. This cake is pretty sweet by itself but it's still nice to serve it warm with a scoop of ice-cream!

  23. How fun!!
    I LOVE these books! I get the Gooseberry Patch catalog all the time and just dream of buying stuff.

    I will be posting and sending a recipe soon. It's getting late, but I do have a recipe to share!

  24. thanks!!! I love Gooseberry Patch and would love to win this edition. I will be posting about the contest on my blog.

    Here is my fav fall recipe:

    Gramma's Cherry Dessert
    1 yellow cake mix
    2 cans cherry pie filling
    2 sticks butter
    1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
    1 cup pecans
    1 cup flaked coconut
    Melt butter and pour into 9x13" casserole. Add crushed pineapple, pecans, & coconut. Sprinkle cake mix over layers in pan, then top with cherry pie filling. Bake at 350 until hot and bubbly throughout, about 25-30 minutes. Great served hot with vanilla ice cream.

  25. Good Morning from Atlanta Georgia
    I have just found your blog but will be everyday now. I have entered many contests on blogland but never won anything. I would LOVE to have this cookbook. Thank you.
    God Bless you.
    Miss Lila

  26. Count me in...I need all the help I can get in the kitchen:)

  27. So how come I've never heard of Gooseberry Patch?? This looks like a great book to get my feet wet with though, so please enter me to win! Thanks so much!
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

  28. I'm embarassed to admit it, but this mommy of two isn't much of a cook. I'd love to enter to win this for my step-dad for Christmas though. He loves to cook, and is always looking for great new recipes. As for the Gooseberry Patch name, I've never heard of it before. Going to have to ask my step-dad if he's heard of it before.


  29. Hi Kim,

    I have never heard of the Gooseberry Patch books and I need a new addiction, so please enter me in your giveaway. I want to increase my odds at adding to my collection of addictions, so I will be posting about your giveaway on my blog today.

    And here is a family favorite dessert recipe:

    Sopapilla Cake

    2 cans crescent rolls
    2 pkgs Cream Cheese
    2 cups sugar
    1 ½ tsp Vanilla
    1 stick butter or margarine

    Unroll 1 can of rolls in bottom of 9 X 13 inch cake pan. Mix together 1 cup sugar, vanilla and both packages of cream cheese. Spread over rolls. Unroll second can of crescent rolls and lay them over cream cheese mixture. Melt butter and mix with other cup of sugar. Pour over top layer of crescent rolls. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Can be served warm with ice cream.

  30. Oooh, what a great giveaway! I really need to have a giveaway myself - it's been a LONG time! :)

  31. I just posted about your giveaway and included some favorite fall recipes! Fun, fun!

  32. Have loved Gooseberry but never had one of the books. Enter me in.
    Thanks for offering this.

  33. So I thought I would comment and leave a recipe all at the same time. I am very interested in the book you are giving away...I haven't heard of it before but it sounds neat.
    Cranberry Chicken
    1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
    1 can whole berry cranberries
    1 sm. bottle Catalina dressing
    Mix together and pour over 4-6 chicken breasts.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr.
    Serve over rice!

  34. I love this line of cookbooks. Thanks for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

  35. Hey Kim I think I had one entry left so I just posted a recipe for a Loaded Baked Potato Soup over on my site.

    thanks ofr the contest,

  36. I love Gooseberry Patch stuff. I know I'm getting some for Christmas...LOL. I'd love to add this to my collection. Thanks for the chance.

  37. Here is a recipe for Pumpkin Crisp. IT is a favorite all year in our home.

    Pumpkin Crisp

    1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix (1 cup reserved for topping)
    1 egg
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2/3 cup evaporated milk
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup butter, softened

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Set aside 1 cup cake mix for the topping. Combine remaining cake mix, 1 egg, and melted butter or margarine. Pat into a 9x13 inch baking pan.

    In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, 2 eggs, spices, 1/2 cup sugar, and milk. Pour pumpkin mixture over the cake mix crust.

    In a small bowl, combine 1 cup cake mix and 3/4 cup sugar. Cut in 1/2 cup softened butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle mixture on top of pumpkin mixture.

    Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 minutes.

  38. I've never heard of it, but would love the chance to win a cook book, so enter me in. Thanks:)


  39. Kim:
    Here is a fall favorite recipe for the up coming Thanksgiving celebration.

    Streusel Pumpkin Pie

    1 can (15 ounces) solid pack pumpkin
    1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
    3/4 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 allspice
    1/4 tsp. ground cloves

    Blend all together and pour into one big pie dish or it will make two small pumpkin pies. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake pies for 15 mins. In the meantime mix up the crumb topping.

    Streusel Topping:
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1 Tb flour
    1 Tb melted butter

    Mix up well and sprinkle on the of the pumpkin pies after 15 mins. Then reduce oven to 350 degrees and continue baking 40 to 50 minutes or until filling is set and knife inserted near center comes out clean.

    Eat & Enjoy:)

    I also will post on my blog to let more people know about your give away.


  40. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, but I only have one. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  41. I just downloaded your Apples ebook and can't wait to try out the recipes with the apples I have in my fridge. I already posted a new fall favorite soup on my blog:
    http://stacytilton.blogspot.com/ with a link to your book giveaway!


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