Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Harvest Table Give~Away

Harvest in June?  Yeah I know... we just set our minds into the summer mode…thinking picnics, vacations, swimming, beach time and lake time…..and NO more school for a while!!  So why am I here talking about The Harvest Table?  To shift your minds to fall….get you geared-up and ready for football, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the other wonderful fall and autumn heartwarming things associated with one of our favorite seasons!  But why?....you still ask….. Because there is a new Gooseberry Patch Cookbook out and ready for you! 

THE HARVEST TABLE…..it is jam packed with a bountiful collection of recipes, tips, wonderful ideas and stories!  There are recipes for tailgating, football watching, snacks, and all the way to the Thanksgiving spread….and don’t forget desserts!  I went through the book scouring the pages and marking them with sticky tabs.  I found a Pineapple Cheese Ball recipe that I WILL be making for my daughter’s baby shower in June; a Pizza dip, a Touchdown Pickle dip (how fun is that?), Halloween Popcorn balls that have candy corn in them, a cornbread dressing recipe and many many more! I have tiny green tabs sticking out all over the edges!!
I even found stories, tips, and memories posted at the bottom of each page.  One such story reflecting on home gardening and canning…something I can relate to!  Here’s a good tip for you this summer:  Make your own ice packs for your cooler.  In a gallon-size sip lock bag (I would use the freezer ones) combine 2 cups water, 1 cup rubbing alcohol, and 2-3 drops of blue food coloring.  Seal, leaving room for expansion and freeze.  They can be used several times over and over!

And for you fun crafty people who love glitter, here’s one for you: Lightly coat your holiday pumpkin with spray adhesive and dust with fine glitter. Try using those odd festive colors like purple and lime green or gold!! Fun fun!

And here’s one for all you Halloween cookie bakers that like to frost the cookies:  For orange frosting add 6 drops of yellow and 2 drops of red food coloring to a small bowl of white frosting.  For black, add 2-3 drops of blue food coloring to a small bowl of dark chocolate frosting!!  Now you are ready for orange pumpkins, black cats, bats and witches hats!!

This cookbook really puts you in the fall mood….I can close my eyes and smell the smells of fall….apples, cinnamon, spices, peanuts, grilling, the turkey baking in the oven….OH MY!  So I just had to go ahead and try out some of the recipes and share my thoughts with you on them.  

For this review, I will be making Upside-Down Apple-Pecan Pie, Signature Chocolate Cream Pie, and Ursula’s Breakfast Danish.  Yes I like pie!  I will be making the Pineapple Chess Ball later in June for the baby shower too and many others on down the road.
First up is the Upside-Down Apple-Pecan Pie
This is it before the inversion....too beautiful to mess with huh?
  But the secret here is to turn this bad baby out
 onto a serving plate for the surprise:

A beautiful array of pecans and ooey gooey goodness 
cooked underneath the apple pie!! 
Apples and pecans make a great combination!

Next I tried a Signature Chocolate Cream Pie
for all you chocolate lovers...

It is a cooked custard-pudding pie using the
microwave which makes it quick and easy.
When chilled you top it with a  fattening yummy whipped topping made
from scratch using good ole whipping cream.
Oh for the love of chocolate!!

...and last I tried Ursula’s Breakfast Danish
...I believe this one is going to be a favorite come-back-to recipe.
An easy cream cheese filled danish that you can make
fresh at home using refrigerated crescent rolls!
Top it off with a sugar glaze and pecans and it is so good!!

It was so easy to prepare and with a few tweaks
of my own of the cream cheese filling
I believe this one will be perfect.

So now that I have made your mouth water and have you in the mood for baking…..go order this book!!!  And after you do….don’t put in on the shelf and only drag it down in the fall….there are lots of scrumptious recipes that you can use all throughout the year!

And now for the give-away  …just what everyone has been waiting for!  Gooseberry Patch and I have teamed together to give you a chance to win this wonderful cookbook…..and as with any give away there are a few rules to follow.

~Post a comment below on this blog post only
~You MUST provide your name and an email address if you are not posting a comment as a blogger (otherwise I cannot contact you if you win)
~Give-away is open for US and Canada only due to high postage costs….sorry guys!

~Give-away will close on June 25th and the winner will be announced June 26, 2012.  
 If you do not feel lucky and are not the winner or live outside of the US and Canada......don't fret!  You can pre-order  your cookbook here before they hit the shelves. 

You can go here to this link to order. Just click on this picture...it will take you to the Gooseberry website.

 you can get a sneak peek inside at Amazon and a
great discount off the price for a limited time...
...so what are you waiting for.....GO!

 Get it…you won’t regret it!

Credit where credit is due:  graphics are from Gooseberry Patch and photos are mine!!
Have a great day!


Lily said...

This post made me very very hungry.
Lily Adams lilyandchad@gmail.com :)!

suburban prep said...

The cookbook looks enticing with your description and the photos.

msgb245 at gmail dot com


Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Oh those all look so good!! Looks like a great cookbook!

Anonymous said...

Pintrest led my to your awesome blog! I would love to win this GBP cook book!


~Tracey in Kentucky

Anonymous said...

would love to win :)
Andrea Harrison in MA

Cyndy said...

I love GP and would love to win this!

scrib2448 @ msn.com

Tiffany & Chad said...

I love Fall and I love Goosberry Patch! I can't wait to experience this fabulous cookbook!

Anonymous said...

Love it! The food looks so delicious and your photography is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

Cinda McLendon

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea! In my opinion, it's never too early to start thinking about Fall!
Now I just need to find a way to bottle the smell of burning leaves!

Brenda Wadkins said...

Brenda Wadkins
love the blog, and would love love the cookbook! thank you

Maggie S said...

Those rolls look delicious. I mean. Is there a more intense word for a multi-sensory experience? They look unbelievable.

Harvest-anything makes my antennae come up.

Anonymous said...

I am a collector of cook books, not only do i collect but i actually use the recipes as well. This would be an awesome one to have. Gooseberry patch is full of warm and comforting recipes and great little ideas and stories.

Gloria Huse

Jenna said...

I love fall and I love gooseberry patch! Perfect giveaway!


Anonymous said...

Gooseberry Patch Books are fantastic. Autumn is my favorite time of year so this book would be a fabulous add to my collection!


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try some of these fall ideas and recipes!!

Lauryn LDItalia@mail.com

BumbleBeeLane said...

Yes made me hungry..smile...Luckily hubby says dinner will be ready in 5 minutes so I'm good.LoL.Love Gooseberry patch and would love a chance.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Megan said...

The Gooseberry Patch fall cookbooks are my weakness. I love them and would love to have the new one!!!

Terry Love said...

would love to have this book

crystal shook said...

First, I want to say..I love your name (it's my daughter's name as well) Secondly, It makes my mouth water to read and look at your wonderful blog. Last but not least, I LOVE GOOSEBERRY PATCH!!!!
Gods Blessings to you :)

Erin said...

Please enter me. GBP is my fave.


judy martello said...

Can't wait to try some of these recipes, they look so yummy and i have a good size garden.

Laurie said...

Cream Cheese and Crescent rolls...OMG. I can't wait!!

Anonymous said...

Apple and pecan pie... my two favorite pies together! I will have to try this one....


Anonymous said...

I am soooo excited about this new cook/craft book!!! Count me in for the giveaway. Debra Bussey

Joan said...

I cannot wait to do some fall baking with this new Gooseberry Patch cookbook! It's my favorite time of year, and my favorite cookbooks!


Julia said...

ooooh YUM!! What an awesome book! Shame I don't live in the US :0)

Susan said...

Love the looks of these recipes. Thanks for chance to win.
Susan. elaine1255(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bonjour said...

This post made me yearn for FALL! Its my absolute favorite time of year! I would LOVE this cookbook!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love fall; Would love to win:) thanks for the give away...betty.huddleston1@frontier.com

Leann said...

Oh I do LOVE Fall it is my absolute favorite season. The cool crisp air, sweater weather, football, apples, the smell of fallen leaves and woodsmoke...

I'd love to win a copy Cora, thanks to you and Goosseberry Patch for the opportunity!


PS Hope all is well with your daughter.

Janie said...

Last week I bought a vintage turkey platter and my husband and kids laughed at me because Thanksgiving is so far away. I could fill this dish with wonderful recipes from the Fall Cookbook. Wouldn't my family be surprised!


curlyrose49 said...

I just love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to win this book. All of the recipes look yummy! curlyrose49@bak.rr.com Thank you, Sandy

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I'm always in the mood for fall and GB never fails me!! I'd love to win the new cookbook to add to my collection!! THanks!

Debbie Teague said...

Great recipes!!

Debbie Teague

flowerchild said...

thanks for the giveaway
I love gooseberry patch cookbooks
Angela M

Kristin Patterson said...

I bought my first few gooseberry patch cookbooks a week ago and fell in love with the recipes in it! Kristin Patterson
Thank you!

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

This is such a generous giveaway!!! I absolutely love Gooseberry Patch books and Fall is my favorite time of year so I'm excited about this one!!! :) Hope you have a great week,


apple blossom said...

I love Gooseberry patch cookbooks they are so easy to make and yummy too

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Janan said...

That pecan/apple pie looks delicious. We love pecans in a pie!
PS - Glad you're back!

Cindy B. said...

Wow, Apple Upside Down Pecan Pie sounds delicious!

christina said...

i just need this cookbook! looks so yummy! i am adding it to my list to order.
I miss you and think of you often.

Danielle Currence said...

Love the blog and would love the opportunity to win the cookbook!

Anonymous said...

knowing that autumn is coming gets me through the hot summer days! those gooseberry recipes sound awesome! I'm inspired!


Melanie said...

Harvest-- my favorite time of year. They have places where it's 'Summer' year round...there are even places that have 'Winter' January thru December---- Don't you wish there was the land of Autumn---- Fall colors, pumpkins, Bittersweet and crows 12 months of the year;).... I'd love to be lucky enough to win.....

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Gooseberry Patch has the absolute best cookbooks. I'd love to win.
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Lauren said...

That danish looks sooooo delicious

Diana said...

Looks really good! Diana d.dysart5@gmail.com

Louise said...

I would love to enter!
Fall is my favorite time of the year. We just moved back to North Carolina from Florida..I am very excited and looking forward to seeing all the beautiful colors of the leaves this Autumn!
I love Gooseberry Patch, it makes my heart smile! Thank you so much for the chance,
Wishing you Blessings today!
Louise in North Carolina

Unknown said...

Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are my favorites! Thanks, Gooseberry Patch, for introducing me to Heartfelt & Homemade :)

Debbie Castle dcastle@mcsi.org

Sweetbtpsycho said...

I'm interested in seeing what other fall recipes you have! I got my favorite Crock-Pot Apple-Butter recipe from one one of these books!

Anonymous said...

I love the cookbooks for different times of year :)- Heather O. Rckstrmus@yahoo.com

Gina said...

Love GBP books and would love to win this one


Anonymous said...

I would love to have this cookbook. I just love everything about Fall. Margaret Chesney

Anonymous said...

The cookbook looks like it would be a fun one to own. I love the fall and love to bake and decorate for fall. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
Brenda bkd154@aol.com

Jessica Isaac said...

I LOVE Goosberry Patch Cookbooks!! I also LOVE fall its my fav. season! Hope I win!!

Jessica Isaac

Carolee Herechski said...

I love the gooseberry patch cookbooks. They have the homemade feeling that I love. I have downloaded some from amazon to my kindle and love them! This harvest cookbook looks great. Fall is my favorite time of year and this feels like fall to me. My email is carolannher49@gmail.com

martha said...

martha says
love gooseberry patch cookbooks and love fall!!!!! reall want to win!!!!! can't wait!!!!!

debra said...

debra,,,this all looks sooo delicious,,I would love to win this cookbook

sherry_beckner@yahoo.com said...

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. They take me back to my childhood when I'd watch my aunt Ginny prepare huge meals on a woodburning cookstove. She was the greatest cook and I loved the smells of the wood and her apple pies. I would love to have the cookbook but, if not, still enjoy your delightful webpage.
Sherry Beckner

nitareeny said...

I love your books... Fall is one of my favorite seasons!

Anita Toss

Marla said...

I would love to win this fabulous Gooseberry Patch cookbook! I dream about it being Autumn since the temperatures are now in the 100's! I went to Amazon and looked at all of the yummy recipes and would love to make the Autumn Pumpkin Bars! Thank you for the opportunity to win! ♥
tews (at) satx (dot) rr (dot) com

Donna S. said...

I just saw this giveaway on my Facebook wall. So glad I did. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and welcome the opportunity to win one. Your pictures just whet my appetite.

Thank you,


Melody Sprung said...

I just saw your cookbook giveaway on Facebook...I so love cookbooks. I enjoy trying all kinds of recipes. I also like that you share all of your ideas on your blog...thanks for sharing!!!


Melody Sprung

Tonya said...

I would really love to have a Gooseberry Patch cookbook.

Sandy said...
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Anonymous said...

Would LOVE to own this cookbook!
Love to bake for my Grandchildren and my Daughter in Law's 3rd grade classroom! Not a blogger so here's my info .. would Love to win this!!!

Hope Stevens

Sandy said...

I love all of Gooseberry Patch things, books, calendars and organizers. I would love to add this book to my collection. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to add this cookbook to my collection!
Tina Beaucage, Ontario Canada

Anonymous said...

ohmygoodness - another comforting Gooseberry Patch book! Every book seems like an old friend you want to spend time with! I LOVE love LOVE these books! Thanks for the chance to win in this giveaway!

nikki said...

My name is Nikki. I must say I LOVE Gooseberry patch cookbooks. they are easy to read. The things in the reciepes are things that are in the grocery store NOT sending u to specilty stores! The stories and crafty ideas on the pages add a personal touch to the books. If not for them my family would be hungry. I use them all the time! Thank you for your time.
email: 2011cale@gmail.com

pmh said...

so love gooseberry patch cookbooks. would love to win this great book. thanks so much for your hosting this awesome giveaway.

penny hyde


Anonymous said...

My name is Dan. I absolutly love goosberry cookbooks....I know what u are thinking a guy that loves these but it is true...I like that there are quick and easy things in these books (yes even us guys can figure them out..ladies) as a single father they have been a lifesaver more than once!

Anonymous said...

Can one ever have enough cookbooks? They are friends who give us new adventures with every reading.

Traci said...

I love GP & would love to have this book to add to my collection.


Anonymous said...

I so love gooseberrry cookbooks!They are the best. My daughter and I have tried so many recipes throughout the years. I have many fond memories of our times cooking and baking together!! I live in FL right now, but I grew up in Ohio and this makes me miss autumn! So so many delicious looking recipes to make all year.....I hope I am lucky enough to win, and can continue the tradition with my girls!

Victoria Downes

Jill J said...

Oh my those look so good and we love pie in our house!!

luvcooking2 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

The recipes sound absolutely great, cannot wait for the fall and everything it brings, the smells and all the baking. I just love to bake and collect cookbooks.


Kay5160 said...

I love these books, wish I could win one. karentaylor2009@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like lots of delicious recipes to try. Some say Christmas in July so why not Fall recipes in June? :-) Thanks for this opportunity to get a new cookbook.

Debbie Wells

Anonymous said...

Sounds like lots of delicious recipes to try. Some say Christmas in July so why not Fall recipes in June? :-) Thanks for this opportunity to get a new cookbook.

Debbie Wells

Sue Drake said...

After reading this, I'm going to have to go make a pie!

Sue suedddrake@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Autumn is my favorite time to cook, this looks perfect.

Anonymous said...

Fall is my favorite season. I love to bake and that breakfast danish looks fantastic.



Anonymous said...

I love fall and gooseberry pat h. What a great giveaway
Sue gibson

rhonda said...

I love your cookbooks,have been collecting them for years.
Would love to add this to my


JoyceL said...

That upside-down apple-pecan pie looks absolutely decadent. I would love to get the cookbook, if for no other reason than the recipe for this pie.

Carolyn said...

I bet there is something new and yummy to try in that book!

Brandi said...
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Brandi said...

please pick me!!


carpediem5790 said...

I so look forward to fall, the cool weather, the crunchy leaves, all the colors...and delicious fall foods! Please enter me for the giveaway of Harvest Table. arlene marie pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com thanks for the giveaway

MizWasy said...

Oh! How I love Fall! Turning leaves, cooler weather, pumpkins, Halloween, hay rides, fires in the firepit and so much more!

Everything Gooseberry Patch is . . . (angelic chorus) . . . Awesome!

Hope W.

Sarah's Flowers & Gifts said...

Now I am ready for some caramel apples and pumpkin pie. Autumn is my favorite time of year - and Gooseberry Patch has the best fall recipes!!


Laine said...

Oh my gosh your pictures made me hungry. I really love these cookbooks. They are the best. The recipes have ingredients that I have in my pantry so I don't have to go out and buy stuff that I will only use for that recipe. Thanks for your giveaway - hoping I am lucky.


mjmccoy64 said...

really need another cookbook. especially one that looks this good!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How delightful...my favoriye time of year and grandchildren to cook for, what fun!

Anonymous said...



lizabeth said...

Would love to win! liz@sparkbark.com

Unknown said...

I haven't seen this one. It looks like it would be packed with wonderful ideas and recipes

Unknown said...

I'm not sure why it put me as unknown but I'm Manda D

Jen D. said...

I think the Upside-Down Apple-Pecan Pie sounds wonderful!

Jen Grimm - jendgrimm@gmail.com

Maggie said...

Love the fall...the foods...the colors...the smells...

Edith said...

The food looks delicious! I can't wait to try some of the recipes, especially the upside-down apple pecan pie.

Anonymous said...

Need I say more???