Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hey All You Sweet, Chocolate, and Cheese Lovers

 
It's review time again…yep another Gooseberry Patch cookbook review of what’s cooking!  I have chosen three recipes from Gooseberry Patch’s new cookbook, 101 Hearty Recipes to share with you.
 
Orange-Peach Dump Cake
Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie
Cornmeal-Cheddar Biscuits
But before we get to these goodies…there is one peeve that I have about recipe books…one thing that really sells me over…Great Photos of the prepared dish! Yep I love that!  In this new cookbook there is just that…a photo for every dish, cookie, biscuit, cake, and casserole! I love seeing how it is supposed to look.  Sometimes that is the determining factor in whether I will prepare this dish or not!  How appetizing does the photo look? How easy…how colorful, how pretty?  This book also has a wire spiral binding that lies flat or folds back….Awesome!  Yes, I am trying to sell you on this cookbook….what’s in it for me?  Nothing other than getting to keep a copy of the book for cooking and reviewing a few recipes and giving a copy away…all compliments of Gooseberry Patch!  And remember... your recipe can be published in a Gooseberry cookbook too. Just contact them on their website with your own original recipe.
First up Orange Peach Dump Cake…easy peasy yes indeedy!
by Elizabeth Wenk from Cuyahoga Falls, OH
14 ½ oz. can peach pie filling, chop the peaches
18 oz. pkg orange cake mix
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup sour cream
Optional: vanilla ice cream
Combine all ingredients except ice cream in an ungreased 9x13 baking dish.  Mix with a fork until well blended; smooth the top with a spatula. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.  Serve topped with the ice cream if desired.  8-10 servings.
 Next: Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie
by Rita Morgan from Pueblo, CO
1 ½ cups pecan halves
1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips
1 T. all-purpose flour
½ cup butter, softened

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 eggs

½ cup dark corn syrup
2 t. vanilla
¼ salt
9 inch pie crust, baked
Garnish with whipped topping
In a bowl stir together pecans, chocolate chips and flour, set aside.  In another bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until well blended.  Beat in eggs, one at the time.  Mix in corn syrup, vanilla and salt, just until blended.  Stir in pecan mixture.  Pour into baked pie crust.  Bake at 325 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with just melted chocolate.  Center will set as it cools.  Cool on a wire rack. Chill until serving time. Garnish with topping.  Makes 8 servings.
 And now for the Cornmeal-Cheddar Biscuits
by Mary Gage from Wakewood CA
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup yellow cornmeal
2 t sugar
1 T baking powder
¼ to ½ t salt
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
In a bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in cheese and milk just until moistened.  Drop dough by ¼ cupfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden.  Makes one dozen.
I made and served these with Hamburger Stew!
In this book you will also find…Pull-Apart Bacon Bread, Frosted Cherry Drops, Lemon Snowdrop Cookies, Divine Casserole, and Texas Two-Step in a Jar!  Now doesn’t that make you want to own this book!  Well you can get it early…either by pre-ordering it at Amazon with a great discount...just click on this picture link here: 
    
Or one lucky person will win a copy in my give-away right here on this post! 
Easy RULES FOR MY GIVE AWAY…. But VERY IMPORTANT!
~Leave a comment on this post only
~IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BLOG OF YOUR OWN….YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COMMENT!  This is so I can get in touch with you if you win.  If no contact can be made with you, then I will have to draw another name.
~Comments will be taken for the drawing up until August 19th
~The winner will be contacted and announced ASAP after Aug. 19th
~ Keep your fingers crossed that your name will be picked
Good luck and happy cooking!

~Cora~


Note: the photos contained here are my personal property...taken by me.
Other graphics are compliments of Gooseberry Patch.

115 comments:

cottageprims said...

Cora~ The chocolate pecan pie looks so yummy.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Brittany said...

The dump cake is calling my name!!! I love how these recipes only call for a handful of ingredients!!! :)

Libby Leatherwood said...

What is your favorite? They all look good to me, and I would love to try them all!!! Imagine that...

Libby Leatherwood said...

Forgot to leave my e-mail address, davidl2@cobridge.tv

Kristeen said...

I guess Iam one of those who can't make up her mind to which one she like the BEST-est -- wink! Can I say I want a taste from them all - all at the same time - jk! yummy - indeed - I'll be baking them all for my Dad..
Hugs..

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Now that makes me want to bake...maybe, but at 110 outside I will wait until it cools down.
I will put this on my wishlist.

Bonjour said...

Pecan Pie and Chocolate? OH MY! Doesn't get much better than that!

Rachel said...

I too like pictures in cookbooks, yes, because I wanna know juuust how it's supposed to look like! ;)

Thanks for sharing!!

Carey's Farmhouse Kitchen said...

That pie looks really good, I love chocolate and pecans!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, the biscuits will go good with Sunday dinner.
LaRonda

Lrondiz@hotmail.com

Lillian Child said...

It's ALL about 'eye' candy and fabulous photos when it comes to food. These recipes look so amazing and tasty! And what a delightful blog you have! I am now a follower. Pop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

AlisonE said...

The dump cake looks yummy = making it for dessert tonight!

smehary said...

I can't wait to try those biscuits. All the recipes sound good.

Matthew and Kelly said...

All 3 recipes sound sooo good! Hope I win this so I can try out all the recipes. I'm always looking for new things to try to spice up our sometimes mundane suppers! :)

Michelle Vandergrift said...

Can't wait to try them all! I love Dump Cakes and I'm sure the family will really love this one.
(vplus10@earthlink.net)

Matthew and Kelly said...

forgot to add my email address to my comment :) matt.n.kel.cook@gmail.com thank you!!

barb pfister said...

They all look so good it would be hard to pick just one, but the dump cake I think wold be really good for a hot August cookout. Thanks for sharing. bfister_5@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Their recipes are always wonderful and used quite a bit in my home! The cornmeal-cheddar biscuits look especially good - Thanks for sharing!

Email Address- tickledpink2792@aol.com

Rhonda said...

Oh my, they all sound yummy! I just added to my grocery list as I am getting ready to go. I'll be picking up an orange cake mix for the dump cake. I already have everything else for the dump cake. That's what we'll be having for dessert tonight.

rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes! I can't wait to try them! My husband is excited to try the orange peach dump cake :) ~Bianca

erickson@logicalnetworking.net

Lisa said...

I agree 100% with your peeve. I too love great photos and the dump cake just looks extra delicious.

I am new to your blog and see that your grandbaby is due on December 27th. I am so fortunate to have a grandfather, son, and granddaughter born on that day. Such a beautiful time of year to welcome a new little one. Congratulations and best wishes.
lisa2254@aol.com

Erin said...

Please enter me. I LOVE GBP.

Erin
eparker@arkwest.com

Anonymous said...

love the pictures also- tugs at my heart and stomach-lol- just might try that orange peach dump cake- this weekend- love your blog- and GOOSEBERRY cookbooks
Pam- pamsfamily2006@yahoo.com-

Linda Keller said...

The hardest decision is which one to try first! I think the dump cake would be my first choice after looking at that beautiful picture with the ice cream. Yum! I'm a big fan of dump cakes and this one sounds enticing.Thanks for the great recipes! ldbk@comcast.net

Sharon said...

Sharon @ petmama@hotmail.com.

ALL sound mouth watering! Will serve the Choc. pecan pie during the holidays. The peach cake is a no brainer! We've used apples in that type of pie, and peaches are so plentiful now! Quick and easy, then you get all the compliments! Hope I win the copy! Have several functions in the fall, and these recipes will be used for all! Thanks.

The Wotring's said...

I love, love , love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. Can't wait to make those biscuits.

misty-mouse@cox.net

Irene said...

I love Goose Berry Patch cookbooks. All of the recipes you posted look delicious. I think I might try the cornmeal cheddar biscuits. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win. Thanks.

Irene
iwbennett@yahoo.com

Sarah's Flowers & Gifts said...

I will definetly have to try the Dump Cake - looks wonderful! Thx for sharing!

Sarah
sarahtaylor@sarahsflowersandgifts.com

Roxanna Hegglund said...

I love reading your recipes, browsing through your catalogs and reading your blogs..each and everyone of them bring a smile to my face and lift my heart. Thank-you for Brighting my Days!

Londra Fleming said...

YUM YUM It all looks good!
Londra Fleming

Anonymous said...

The Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie looks delicious. I would love to make it! How much brown sugar do you use? pmbeach@insightbb.com

p.s. Thanks for the chance of winning this lovely cookbook!

Cheryl said...

Love your blog!!! I'll be back often!!!! Can't wait to try your recipes and I love your music!!!
Cheryl

Angie said...

The Chocolate Pecan Pie makes my mouth water!! I can see it now on my Thanksgiving table!!

Laure Vincent said...

Hi =)
I just discovered your website thanks to the Gooseberry Patch twitter.
I'm from France and I looooove American cooking recipes, I have discovered great meals that we aren't use to eat here =)
I can now add your blog to my favorite website !

harleyquinnzy@aol.com

Marilyn Robertson said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipes and for the chance at winning the Gooseberry Patch cookbook! :)

6fe422a0-3a31-11e0-83cd-000bcdcb471e said...

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie! That is going on my to do list for this weekend!

Anonymous said...

MARY STOTT
I JUST GAINED 10LB. MY 1ST IS CORNMEAL-CHEDDA BISCUITS.
pelicanmom@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the design of your blog! The dump cake sounds very easy and delicious :)
delaniakay@suddenlink.net

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try the cornbread-cheddar biscuits, thanks for the recipe! tonipaige01@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

These are ALL awesome ! Thanks for the chance to win : ) I love reading your blog
grgsbuny2@yahoo.com

Robyn said...

Cora

I just clicked over to your blog from Gosseberry Patch. Wow, you have a beautiful site.

I look forward to doing some more searching on your site and reading your posts.

The cake and pie recipes you shared look yummy.

suz said...

Thanks for the recipes! Look forward to trying them once it cools off enough to turn on the oven. Also - thanks for the music player! It's provided a nice soundtrack to my afternoon of spreadsheets and emails.

carpediem5790 said...

Peach Dump Cake!! Love your blog, all the little homey graphics, make me feel all country cosy! Please put me in the drawing for the Gooseberry Patch Book. Arlene Marie Pitts email: carpediem5790@yahoo.com My blog isn't quite finished but i am at blogger, Carpe diem seize the day to create!

Jessica said...

I love this blog and gooseberry patch cookbooks! The recipes you have made all look so yummy! I would love to win to try some of these out!

jmi6389@sru.edu

Anonymous said...

Will love to try the orange peach dump cake..and with homemade vanilla ice cream on top??!! Who could ask for anything more! I'm also crazy about it because I'm not fond of frosting. A little goes a long way in my book.
I'm hoping you'll pick me..I love Gooseberry Patch Books!
Nancy Narma tenderheart@echoes.net

lynn1959 said...

I love all your recipes, and thank you so much for sharing some of them........would be so pleased if my name was drawn for the cookbook!!!!
My email is geralyn2@eastlink.ca

karen said...

I absolutely love your pictures and recipes! I am very curious though where I would get orange cake mix. I have never heard nor seen anything such as that.
And I just love Gooseberry Books as well! Would love to win!
Blessings!

Karen M
kmarshall@zeiss.com

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try out the cheddar biscuits! They look and sound fabulous!

e.aoki@verizon.net

Jill said...

Lemon snowdrop cookies sound yummy! And the orange peach dump cake looks divine - but I have never seen an orange cake mix ... time to go hunting! lol Thanks for sharing these yummy recipes, beautiful photos, and an opportunity to win this fabulous cookbook! :)

~Jill (luvcooking2@yahoo.com)

Diane said...

I am making that chocolate pecan pie for my husband's and son's birthdays that are tomorrow. After reading that recipe, I have lost my taste for cake!
dihughes1@comcast.net

Michelle said...

Going to try the Orange Peach Dump Cake. I love dump cakes..Need to find the orange cake mix.

Thanks for sharing!

chateaudumichelle@gmail.com

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

These recipes look divine! Please enter me to win. I, too, am hosting a giveaway now through tomorrow. Pop on over if you are interested ;-)

❁Velma❁ said...

I just found your blog thanks to Gooseberry's FB page! That dark chocolate pecan pie looks like it's absolutely to die for!!!
I love the fact that Gooseberry is now including pictures...that is definitely another reason to own their wonderful cookbooks!

Julie Harward said...

Love these recipes....got my fingers crossed along with my eyes..hurry! ;D

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Should I keep my fingers crossed until Aug. 19? Just kidding! Thanks for this chance to win what looks like a fun cookbook filled with some yumptious recipes!

Sares said...

Oh, you just HAD to show these delicious looking pictures! I love a picture in cookbooks too, I want to know what it's supposed to look like. Whenever I see these cookbooks I always think of you! Have a great week and I'll keep my fingers crossed I win, if not I may have to break down and buy it!

Janan said...

Cora,
I think I must try the orange-peach dump cake! I love easy peasy!! Would love to win this new cook book. Gooseberry Patch are my favorites!
Tell me about the fabric for the baby high chair? So much excitement!

Leann said...

Ummm - gulp! The photos do it for me too! Plus I try to compare my version with theirs. I'm itchin to buy the new Christmas book.

Enjoy!
Leann

A Joyful Chaos said...

I love trying new recipes and would be thrilled to win1

ajoyfulnoise(at)live(dot)com

Cheyenne said...

I think I'm the same as you---I just love a photo of the recipes! Such fun stuff! :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I would love to win this cookbook! Thank you so much for the opportunity! My fingers are crossed! Enjoy your day! Twyla

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I adore the "Gooseberry" ladies and I adore to bake & cook in my kitchen...thanks for the chance to win this fabulous new cookbook!

Kathleen Grace said...

How did I miss this giveaway? That peach dump cake is calling my name:>)

Country Whispers said...

Pictures in cookbooks are the best....that is until you compare their picture to what dish actually looks like.
(Sometimes no so good!):0)

Janet said...
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Anonymous said...

All you recipes sound so yummy!! A cookbook would be awesome :)) Have a Blessed Day!
Missy

kakihara said...

Oh yes please---they all sound so yummy!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

mercedes said...

Those teaser recipes are making me drool! The look delicious! And the pics are gorgeous, thanks for posting them! -Mercedes mercdownl@aol.com

Marie said...

it all looks so yummy and doable!!!

Marie

Shar41 said...

I would love this.

That dump cake is calling me.

shar41le@gmail.com

Mary said...

The recipes look so scruptious! I am a cookbook collector and anything I've ever made from any of your cookbooks has always been such a success due to the easy directions. Thanks!!
maehsweet@yahoo.com
http://excellentthoughts.blogspot.com/

Treehugger said...

These are recipes worth trying! Since my fiance' is a much better cook than I am, I need all the help I can get! :-)

Erin said...

These look great.

Erin
eparker@arkwest.com

Jenny said...

Thanks for bringing such a beautiful website and tasty recipes!!!

Jodie said...

I do not have a blog but enjoy reading sevaral thru Google Reader. I found you from a post on Gooseberry Patch....thanks for sharing the recipes with us!

Jodie
Ditzyjj@live.com

Carie said...

Cora, love your blog it definitely is full of heart and home. Thank you for the opportunity to join in on the give-away.
Carie :)

hernandez@njit.edu

Lissa said...

That Chocolate Pecan pie looks so yummy! & I am totally with you on the pictures thing. I am always annoyed when there are no pictures. Sometimes, I just flip right passed them. Thanks!

Elissa
lissaslittlestitches@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Homemade is always best!! This world is getting too commercial, takes the joy out of giving presents when you have to purchase things. Gretchen - tickle_grandma@yahoo.com

daisyever said...

These recipes look so delicious! I just love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks for their yummy and easy recipes, as well as the neat tips they include.

daisyever(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Jo Bruns
randcburns AT kci.net

Lori said...

Your blog is the prettiest I have ever seen! LOVE IT! And I love your choice of desserts, I just wanna dig in with a fork. Especially the peach one. Yummy! Thanks so much for the chance to get another awesome cookbook.
Lori wifeofcop83(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Jo Bruns
randcburns AT kci.net

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! That chocolate pecan pie is like heaven in a crust!! Yum!

Joni said...

I love your site !! I cant wait to try all your goodies. I have shared your wonderful web site with all my friends.Paula & Martha etc..Have nothing on you !! Beautiful web site.Thank you for sharing

joni_rh@yahoo.com

smileymeggy said...

I love your blog! These recipes look so good! I will be printing these out!
megan.mueller1265@yahoo.com

carpediem5790 said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh, i am hoping to win a copy of the GBP book. Everything you showed us looks sooooo good. Love your site, makes me feel home down cosy! Love the music too, didn't know where it was coming from (i had too many windows open! lol) then i realized it was you! Thank you Marie (arlene Marie Pitts, email carpediem5790@yahoo.com love and hugs, Marie

Mary said...

They all look yummy!

Anonymous said...

How does one choose between these 3 wonderful recipes. I think I shall try all of them but will try Peach Dump Cake first!

Ruth

rschamber@frontiernet.net

Lorelei said...

So good to hear from a "Southern"cook. I love the Gooseberry Patch recipes books; would LOVE to own them. And by the way, the Dark Choc Pecan (puh con) Pie IS delicious! Got my fingers crossed I win! lwalkerdean@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love the recipes, can not wait to bake the chocolate pie, and the cake.

Fptcb@hotmail.com

Kathy said...

Your site is new to me and I am glad I found it on a FB link. :)

Great review. I love GBpatch cookbooks and have many. Would love to own this one as well.

Kathy
kprice@cbpu.com

Barbara Almen said...

I am interested in the biscuits. They sound like the biscuits served at a chain restaurant-very yummy!

Ann M. said...

That pecan pie looks delicious! I can't wait to try it out. I also love to have pictures in recipe books :o) I sure would love to win one. my email is tmmzet@hotmail.com

myfbil said...

I'm LOVIN' these recipes and photos. Nothing makes me want to create a dish like a great photo of the finished dish. Thanks for this great site!
d_lmurray@yahoo.com

di.spencer said...

I'm making the Cornmeal-Cheddar Biscuits as soon as I get off my computer. They look wonderful and should go great with butter and afternoon tea :)
I would love, love, love to win this cookbook. Please contact me at di.spencer@shaw.ca and my name is Diane. Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

I love Gooseberry Patch! These recipes sound so yummy. Thanks for sharing them with us :)

Darla
(darlacaye@yahoo.com)

janene said...

I would love this cookbook! Trying new recipes is my favorite thing to do :) scramkitty2004@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

I probably wouldn't go looking for peach pie filling. The biscuits look and sound wonderful HOWEVER I think chocolate and pecans are awesome together. Dark chocolate is even better! I want to try that pie.
goldennarri@gmail.com
Barbara

Brandi Thompson Hall said...

my daughter dont care for pie a great deal but when she saw the picture of the dark chocolate pecan pie, she said "that looks really good. can we make it?" i have to say, pictures in a cookbook make it much easier to get my picky eater to try new things!

brandihall2007@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Yummy peach dump cake tonight. MUCH THANKS

Anonymous said...

Just glanced at these recipes today, but think I will be making a couple real soon. Orange and peach cake?, sounds awesome!
robin4848@sbcglobal.net

Lynda Auten said...

Oh my goodness all three of these recipes are great! I will definately be making all three of them. I love Gooseberry Patch books and cookbooks, I would love, love to win this one.
Lynda
laauten@sbcglobal.net

Lynda Auten said...

Oh my goodness all three of these recipes are great! I will definately be making all three of them. I love Gooseberry Patch books and cookbooks, I would love, love to win this one.
Lynda
laauten@sbcglobal.net

Marianne said...

All the recipes look so yummy!! I have so many Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks and especially like the Christmas ones that come out each year from Oxmoor House! Thanks so much for letting me participate in this contest :-)

Anonymous said...

can't wait to try the dark chocolate pecan pie! All the other recipes look great too

Carolyn
clyon@rochester.rrcom

Lynds said...

Thanks for the opportunity!! LRE108@gmail.com

suebeebunny said...

my BFF collects GBP cookbooks, so this would be wonderful if I won!!! We share recipes alot!!! suebeebunny@hotmail.com

gardening grammie said...

I love anything Gooseberry Patch, always on the lookout for a new cookbook to add to my growing collection, and this one would fit right in!!! Happy Cooking from my kitchen to yours---Cheryl

grammiesleeth@gmail.com

Patti Keil said...

I love what I've seen so far on your blog and I'm looking forward to exploring more here! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome cookbook, too!!

pattikaye5258@yahoo.com

Debbie Powell said...

Anonymous:
Here goes???
debbie.powell@cobridge.tv

RubyKat said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Gotta try the Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie.
Love you blog.

Gooseberry Patch said...

Good luck to everyone entered in the giveaway! If you're testing out the pecan pie, note that there are 3 eggs called for. They're missing from the ingredient list. :)

Lillian Child said...

I've been looking for an easy peach recipe to use up our bushel of peaches from the orchard - this looks absolutely YUMMY!

lillianchild at cox dot net

Christina said...

you had me at gooseberry!
oh that peach dump cake looks yummy!
i am so keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

; )

Cora said...

The entries for this giveaway is NOW CLOSED! I have a winner...

Thanks for your interest and for visiting my blog. Please come by again!