Friday, February 11, 2011

Come And Get It!


I hope you're hungry!

Because I’ve been cooking from Mom’s Very Best Recipes,
one of the latest cookbooks from Gooseberry Patch.
This book is dedicated to mother’s everywhere who know how to warm the heart and soul with a kind smile, a big hug and a bowl of homemade chicken soup. It contains 250 tried and true favorites from Mom’s recipe box which were submitted by you…the daughter’s, granddaughters, sons, and family alike, who loved Mom’s cooking and have cherished her recipes down through the years.

On the menu for today from Mom’s Very Best Recipes:

Cheri’s Chicken Nuggets
Homestyle French Bread
Fried Dill Pickles
…and Peanut Butter Brownies

Yep…you heard right fried dill pickles…here in the south we will fry anything that flour will stick to! So look out…in this cookbook you will also find: Fried Jam Sandwiches, Midway Corn Dogs, and of course Fried Green Tomatoes *Fannie is smiling*  :)


Here are the delish Fried Dill Pickles...now if you like dills...
you will love these.
Golden bown and crunchy with that zap and twang of the dill.

Up next are the chicken nuggets…These are not your fried chicken nuggets…no ma’am. They are baked in the oven with a coating of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Yumo! 20 minutes in and you can cut them with a fork!

And who doesn’t like love French Bread? It’s crispy and flaky on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. It’s a great addition to any meal where bread is a compliment or if you’re a bread lover…dare to eat it alone.
Awesome! Homemade bread is always a little time consuming but so worth the wait.


And without further ado…Peanut Butter Brownies…a twist to the traditional.

They are a great snack for the kidos as well as adults who love that peanut butter taste.  I even added a little touch of chocolate because everyone knows that peanut butter and chocolate go-together!

 And with only six ingredients it is so easy.

These are just a few of the great recipes that can be found in Mom’s Very Best recipes…tried and true throughout generations. You will also find Home Coming Coffee Cake, Mom’s Cheesy Hashbrowns, Tiramisu Toffee Treat, and Lemon-Teriyaki Glazed Chicken…just to name a few! Ricotta Gnocchi is another one I want to try soon.
Another great asset in Gooseberry Cookbooks is the awesome hints, ideas, and quotes printed on each page. Here’s a sampling:

~Easy hard boiled eggs! Cover eggs with an inch of water in a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. As soon as the water boils, cover the pan and remove from heat. Let stand for 18-20 minutes…cover with ice water, peel and they’re done.

~Be sure to save the red juice from jars of maraschino cherries. Stir a little of it into lemonade, ginger ale or milk for a sweet pink drink that kids will love!!

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
~Rudyard Kipling
You will love Gooseberry Cookbooks for their lay-flat-when-open spiral binding and their beautiful art work thoughout on each page. They are so fun! Although this cookbook has not been released yet…you can preorder and reserve your copy today and save some money. Simply click on the book and it will take you to the link for ordering at Amazon:

 Now for the best part...you get a chance to win this cookbook, right here, right now!!

 Yep...I'm giving away a copy of Mom's Very Best Recipes.  Simply leave me a comment on this post with the name of your Mom's favorite handed down recipe.  That's it...simple as can be!  I will select one name as the lucky winner on Friday February 25th.  Please note that this give-away is limited to US and Canadian addresses only, due to postage costs...so sorry :)  If you are an anonymous commenter or do not have a blog of your own...please leave your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, or some other way in which I can get in touch with you. Although you may have ordered your new cookbook in advance and you happen to be the lucky winner here...you can share this additional book with a friend!  Sharing is fun!

Come and get it while it’s hot!!!

 

102 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Those peanut butter brownies look delish! My Mom was famous for her English Triffle, a true Mum she was. I'd love to add this to my GB collection, please add me! Thanks!

Traci said...

Oh my goodness! Those brownies have me drooling. Thanks for sharing - I'm always on the look out for good recipes.

Holly said...

Hello.......
wow those recipes look so yummy and I sure wish I could taste them! my favorite recipe from my mom would be...Chili, Ham & Egg Pie, or Broccoli Casserole. :)

Julie Harward said...

I love GP cook books and recipes..just so homey and always cheerful! This brownie looks so delish! ;D

Shanell said...

All of these look delicious, especially the brownies :) My favorite recipe of my mother's is her home fries (which are chopped potatoes lightly covered in flour & mixed w/chopped onion fried in a skillet w/ a little oil- Delicious!

Sares said...

This meal sounds delicious! Looks mighty appetizing too! One of my favorite family recipes is homemade maple bars. I haven't had them in a few years and I really should fix that!

Marydon said...

I so love those cookbooks, the recipes are wonderful!

Happy Valentine's ~
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Char said...

I would love it!!! and the thing with the eggs - I do it all the time from a Rachel Ray tip. But it only takes really about 10 minutes for the eggs to be done perfectly with no hint of green on the yolk. Perfect for egg salad.

Julze said...

Yum! That bread looks great!

Have a great weekend :-)

Tracy said...

LOVED your review!! The photos are to die for and the recipes, well they're self explanatory!!

My Mom's best handed down recipe, her banana bread!! I have her recipe card with her hand writing on it, which in itself is priceless!! Good memories every time I bake up a batch!!

Cindy said...

Cora ..girl I am cracking up!! I assumed everyone knew how to fry pickels...lol They are a summer favorite at our home.We always serve them with fresh homemade buttermilk Ranch dressing.

Now for my mom's tried and true recipe..Real...Lemon Meringue Pie.

It makes my mouth water just thinking of it.

I saw recently someone fried Collards Greens. I plan to try this someday!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

PS. What is the heart made of in your banner? It is soo cute.

Southern Cinderella said...

Those of "Mom's Best" foods look so yummy! I hope you are doing well Mrs.Cora and having a great 2011. I love my momma's chicken casserole, chicken croissants, pot roast, and rocky road fudge!!

Leann said...

Hi Cora

Well first let me say that I LOVE fried pickles - we get them with a cajun sauce the is soo good!

My Mum and my Gram gave me the secret to the worlds moistest chocolate cake - Miracle Whip Cake!

Thanks for the fun giveaway!
Leann

Bonjour said...

Would LOVE to own this book !

My favorite recipe was actually handed down to me from my Dad. Altho my Mom is a great cook, he was the main chef in our home since my Mom was a nurse who worked the night shift. My Dad made the absolute BEST chicken spaghetti! OMG I miss him so much : (

Christina said...

i love it! all of it!
... now for just one of her recipes, smothered curried chicken. yes mam! pass it with the biscuits, for soppin. cora, i don't have to explain what soppin is on your blog, do i? lol!
xo

Heidi said...

The book sounds good, and the ones you made LOOK delicious! My mom's recipe for Gingerbread Cookies is still one of my favorite recipes she gave me!
Hugs, Heidi

Anonymous said...

Cora,
How were the brownies? I bet they are for peanut butter lovers! The chocolate made me want some!!
The recipes sound very easy to make which is one reason I love
Gooseberry cook books!
Janan

Cinner said...

My Moms favorite recipe was her homemade buns, to die for. love all your pictures. quite intriqued by the fried pickles. who would have thought. take care. hugs.

jackie said...

everything looks so delicious. wow! i am itching to get that cookbook. my favorite recipe is from my dad, it is chicken with veggies.

Anita Kehn said...

Oh, I'd love to win this cookbook. I collect Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. My favorite recipe from my Mom is chocolate Cheese Pie. It is at least 45 years old but seems quite modern for then. I've not seen the recipe anywhere and because of that I'm not very willing to share!!

Margo said...

oh wow!!! These all look AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Murray said...

Those recipes all sound so delicious but especially those peanut butter brownies!
My favorite recipe handed down from my mom is her doughnuts - loaded with nutmeg and hot from the pan, they are scrumptious! Mmmm! Time to make some doughnuts!

Sonia said...

My favorite of my mom's recipes is her Spaghetti Bolognese - just the smell of it brings back birthday dinner memories.

Melinda said...

My favorite recipe that I got from my mom was scalloped potatoes cooked in the microwave- so yummy and so easy to do!

jmdanials (@) gmail. com

Lynne said...

My favorite recipe that was handed down to my mother is my grandmothers bread pudding! I love it! Yummy!!
Lynne
vwmazlady@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Mom was a good cook, but I think her mac and cheese was my favorite dish.
mkonk@kci.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite recipe from my mom is homemade vegetable beef soup, which I made just yesterday! This book sounds wonderful and I would love to win it.

Thanks, Donna

luckypookers9213 said...

these looked so yummy. i would love to win this book so i can try the recipes.

robinktoney said...

The recipe my Mom handed down to me is her peanut butter cookie recipe, but those peanut butter brownies look delicious !!

grizz said...

looks great, Mom always had a great Banana Nut Recipe.

Jacstew said...

My mom made wonderful home-made bread. We loved when she tried out any new recipe.

I'd also love to to win this book. ;-)

Laura said...

This look wonderful and sound simple enough to make - thank you for sharing (and of course I would love a copy if chosen)!! A relative of yours recommended your blog and I've enjoyed reading your entries. :)

~~THE GONZALES TRIBE~~ said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win Mom's Very Best Recipes!! I absolutely love to cook & bake for my family and Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are my favorite!! The recipe that I have loved the most, from my mom is her recipe for frosted cut out cookies... yummers!!
Nicole
luv2teech71@hotmail.com

sharon said...

My mom'sfavorite is banana nut bread. My favorite.


purple27@mail.com

patsy said...

Being a Southern gal as well, I'm so glad I found you. What a cute blog. My Mom's recipe which remains a favorite with us is lime chocolate mousse.

Shari said...

Cora, I enjoy reading your blogs and seeing the pictures you take. You are so talented. My Mom is known for Beef Strogonoff. The whole family loves it. She just doesn't make it enough though.

Anonymous said...

Cora is one of the most talented people I know, plus she is sweet and sincere (but don't tell her I said that)....So glad that you are loving to cook...I read cook books like novels!

Libby Leatherwood said...

Oh, the above comment, is from davidl2@charter.net Libby Leatherwood....sorry I forget to put it in the original post....

Becca said...

OMG! I grew up on all of that fried food, and I still love it! Yum, those fried pickles are making my mouth water!

Liz said...

My mom ( Bridget T. Brennan) is famous for her amazing Irish Soda bread. She was born in Charlestown Count Mayo Ireland- never lost the warm irish accent! The days before ST Paddy's day her oven is rarely empty. She supplies soda bread for the entire neighborhood!
Would love to win this book for her!
Sign me- Liz Orletzkiy ( married name... at least it starts with an "O"
orletzkiy@sbcglobal.net

Colleen said...

My mom's Sweet and Sour Rib recipe was always requested. Still one of the best I have ever tasted. Please enter me in your giveaway, GBP books are hard to come by in Canada....Thanks

Mama Rodz said...

Oh my goodness! I just LOVE fried pickles! MMMMM!

It is hard for me to pick my favorite recipe that my mom passed down. My top three are chocolate gravy, Mexican chicken, and shredded beef sandwiches.

I would LOVE to win!
Blaire - jblaire.rodriguez@verizon.net

J & A said...

I would probably say crab salad

I would love this book.

Anonymous said...

Love your background music! Mom was a great baker, and she made all kinds of Christmas cookies each year to decorate and share with family and friends. This was her favorite -- Swedish Christmas Cookies (Gammaldags Peppakakor)

mvcourt@comcast.net Mary Jones

Mitchell4 said...

Mom's favorite recipe is her egg burritoes. Light and fluffy eggs. Oh I could live off of those. I lub lub lub Gooseberry Patch Books. I hope I win.

Anonymous said...

It was my moms Sunday dinner pot roast that I remember the most.

tylo@tds.net

Dianne said...

I enjoy reading a cookbook and you make this one sound so good! Your comment about the fried jam sandwiches brought back childhood memories of when I used to walk down to Mrs. Paynes house and she would make me grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They were the best!!

Angie Berry said...

Well first of all, I've practically fallen off the blog-wagon... I didn't know GBP did early bird reviews! Congrats to you for being chosen (I'm assuming this is how it works?). You are an awesome fit for this, that's for sure! You are always cooking up something delicious and those danged beautiful photographs you always take make my mouth water!! Every thing here looks delicious and I don't even like pickles! That's how good you are, hehe!

Please enter me!! Whew, barely made it, huh? In the month of February, I've been seeing lots and lots of recipes for Red Velvet cupcakes and it makes me want to dig out my mom's recipe for Red Velvet Cake. It is so delicious, so moist. I love it so much!

Thanks Cora!

cottageprims said...

Count me in! Those recipes look yummy.I've tried fried pickles before and loved them.My mom didn't hand down alot of recipes but gradma did my favorite is rice pudding which is a baked version.Warm Blessings!~Amy
cottageprims@hotmail.com

The Southern Fried Bride said...

My grandma's chicken and dumplins! She passed down her recipe to me and it is a treasure!

KassKass said...

Love your blog just started my own a few days ago!!! Very excited! I have also tried the dill pickles on of my favorites!!!YUMMO! I love GP cookbooks too! I would love to win!

Jill said...

Would love this cookbook! My mom was an old-fashioned type of cook but so very good at it. My favorite has to be her turkey stuffing/dressing. Love love love it! JillNFilm@aol.com

majors_family@lycos.com said...

MMMMMMMMM!!!!!! Peanut Butter Brownies - well Peanut Butter ANYTHING!!
My Mom's bestest recipe was her Carrot Cake. I asked for it for my birthday every year. (Some years I got it - I was born in summer and often it was too hot to bake it!) I make it for myself now since my Mom is no longer here with me:( Missed every single day!

Shelly B said...

Love Goose berry Patch Cook Books, Just tried 2 recipes this past weekend for the fast fix meals. These desserts will definately be made again. along with others we want to try!!!:):)

sharon jackson said...

What can be better than peanutbutter brownies? I would love to win so I can try new things for the family.

Anonymous said...

My Mom and my Grandma both fixed a delicious and easy soup from back in the Days of the Depression,they called it "Slumgullion"...... and the family and guests still love it to this day. Lu Plonski, facebook

Jerie Armentrout said...

My mom makes the very best Rubarb Pie! I've never had any better!! My dad was also an excellent cook. Now all 7 of us 'kids' are cooks and love it. Your book looks fantastic; very homey. Just the kind I like. Your recipes look yummy!

Anonymous said...

Cora, I love your name~(It is my daughter's name). Can't wait to try the recipes you have posted. My mother was never a cook, but my Grandma is the best, she has taught me so much about cooking and has passed recipes on to me, the best one is her "Icebox Pickles"
God's Blessings to you :-)Crystal
crystalshook@charter.net

MamaJen said...

Our favorite thing my mom made homemade was her yeast bread fruit braid. We were happy campers when we smelled bread cooking!

Catherine said...

New to your blog...can't wait to explore. My mom's Vegetable Soup and Hotdog Chili are a favorite of mine.
kittenb@suddenlink.net

Linnie said...

My moms best recipe is her homemade chicken and dumplings,She is sick now so she can't cook very often.I try to duplicate her recipe,but it just doesn't taste the same.Guess there really isn'nt anything like moms home cooking.

Jackie said...

My mom's best recipe would have to be her Cobbler. Whether it is made with fresh peaches or berries, it is absolutely delicious! And it's oh-so-simple to prepare, too. Yum! :)

Lisa said...

Love your blog, a nice feeling when looking through it. Thank you for sharing!

*Suzy* said...

OMGosh!!! I love your blog!!! It is going on my daily reads. Fun recipes & lucky you to be able to test the recipes.

Anonymous said...

Ya know I never thought about making my own fried dill pickles! I will have to try that! I would ove to win this book. My moms best handed down recipie was her cole slaw. The only thing is, I never figured out how she made it before she passed away :(

Anonymous said...

My mother's favorite recipe is for sho-fly pie that was passed down to her from her aunt. Mom taught me well to cook and bake from scratch. And, of course, she introduced me to GPB books.

dhgreen1@embarqmail.com

Meg said...

MMMmmm, love her butterscotch brownies!

Anonymous said...

Boy everything looks so GOOD.... I'd love the recipes... thanks for the chance...
Melissa in WI

Grammie2DJ&Kota said...

I love Fried Dill Pickles!!!!

Michelle's Blog said...

Those brownies look fabulous. Nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate.

My mother used to make a very easy, delicious stuffed bell pepper. In fact, we just made them a week or so ago for dinner.

Susan said...

My mom's handed down recipe we all love is her Chocolate no bake cookies. We loved them as kids and still do. Now my kids who are now grown still love them too. Sometimes when we are at mom's hanging out in the pool she will go missing...and we just grin and say..."I bet she's making chocolate no bake cookies." Sure enough, she'll be bringing them out to us in a little while after that.

Bella said...

Mom had many, however two that we really love would be her Galumpkis (stuffed cabbage) & Beer Cookies they are delish!!~ <3

RUA2J said...

My mom had me cookin in the kitchen when I was 10. We had to make lunch for all the farm workers. But if I had to pick it would probably be her fried chicken & mashed potates.

Contessa said...

These are some delicious looking recipes! I will be making the peanut butter brownies :)

Contessa said...

Silly me I forgot to leave ymy favorite recipe from my mom. I would have to say her gumbo...or her fried cube steak..delicious!

Melanie in Nebraska said...

Company potatoes

ulatowski said...

My favorite recipe from my mother is something that she called Kapusta, which in Polish means cabbage, but doesn't come close to the melding of flavors that spare ribs, salt pork and sauerkraut stewed in a awesome gravy. Not to be eaten often, but I make at least twice a year and feast on with salted boiled potatoes, but that's another recipe.

4*KowBoys said...

My favorite recipe from my mom was t.v. dinners! lol However, my stepmom is a great cook, and my favorite from her is her Creamed Chicken and Biscuits!! YUM!

Triciasfabulosity said...

I would love to have a copy of this recipe book ;)

The Wotring's said...

My favorite recipe from my mom is her lasagna.

Cassandra said...

My mom's fluffy waffles! Absolutely love them.

Cathy said...

I LOVE GooseBerry Patch Recipes! My favorite recipe that my mom made was spaghetti...simple but always a favorite!

RISE'N SHINE said...

A favorite recipe from my Mom's collection would be her Hawaiian Hamburgers. A recipe I would truly enjoy adding to one of those Gooseberry Patch books someday.
Thanks for drawing this book. Looking forward to winning.... LOL
Dorothy

Bethtour said...

The brownies look yummy!!!

Anonymous said...

Would love to have the recipe for those brownies. They look yummy!!

Karyn Bryant said...

I am so excited to try the deepfried dills! They look amazing! karynmoore68@yahoo.ca

Lori said...

Those recipes look amazing! I can't wait to try those brownies on my family. We all love peanut butter! My mom is always making German Apple Cake as well as many other great things. This one sticks out in my mind the most.

Colleen said...

Can't wait to try the Brownie recipe, looks yummy. My mom was an amazing cook and their were so many favorites to choose from so I will pick my favorite entree, Baked Beans and my favorite dessert, Peach pie... Would love to add this cookbook to my collection. Thanks.
Colleengb@hotmail.com

Susan Shilo said...

I am sure the recipes in this upcoming book will be amazing! My Mom wasn't a super good cook, but she made the VERY BEST Banana Cake with a wonderful frosting that she lovingly called her "S.O.B." frosting! (You can fill in the blanks.) I have made her cake and frosting many times, and I know she is in heaven, laughing and shaking her head, saying...."I told you so!" My Mom used a hand mixer and it took so long for it to be just right. I used a stand mixer and just "let it rip"!! Thank you for this upcoming book!

Tina at akagramma said...

The recipes you chose look delicious! I can't wait for this book to come out. I have two recipes in it...Herbed Corn and Italian Rolls!
I have a Fried Dill Pickle recipe published in the 101 Easy Entertaining book also.
I've enjoyed reading your blog. I'll be back to read more!
You have a new follower!

Pat Clark(pa-rdclark@att.net said...

My mom was a great cook, but for me it was her soft pudding pies that was my most favorite and her crust was to die for!!! I sure would like to win the Mom's Best Recipe Book! I'd sure like to make those Peanut Butter Brownies! They sure do look delish!!

MaxDuva said...

Also share your love of southern cooking. My mom's recipe for cinnamon rolls is my very favorite memory. I would love to try the recipe for the peanut butter brownies. Please enter my name in the drawing for the free copy of the Mom's Best Recipe book.

Thanks for spreading the love of cooking.

Jodi said...

Oh my! I have to get this cookbook! My daughter has been begging me to make fried dill pickles for her. And the other daughter would love the peanut butter brownies.
Going to add this to my wishlist now!

Karen said...

All these recipes look so good. GP recipes are fabulous and I love the hints and tips in the books. Great job!

LyndaLoo said...

Oh, my these recipes looks yummy! I would love to add this book in my GP collection.

And one of my mom's recipes......I think I like her corn fritters the best.

LyndaLoo

Janet said...
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Cora said...

Entry for this give-away is closed!

Thanks to everyone who read my review and entered! Good Luck to you all!

Please come back and visit me again!

nanapeggy said...

Hope I win! This looks like another amazing cookbook from our friends at Gooseberry Patch. Love it! pegbeut@cox.net

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks!!! One of my favorite recipes lovingly handed down is grandma's meatballs...delicious!!! Thank you for sharing! God bless! caseyandcrystal@yahoo.com

Kristine said...

Mom made a sour cream chocolate cake (with "farm" sour cream)that is amazing. We all (6 daughters) cherish the recipe!

kristines30@hotmail.com

Debbie Powell said...

Anonymous:
Love fried dill pickles...on of my favorites!!!!

debbie.powell@cobridge.tv

Flowers said...

Wow peanut butter brownies!!! YUM!