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Showing posts with label Buy It Now. Show all posts

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:

Voila'
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.
YummY!!
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.

SIMPLE BUT NECESSARY RULES FOR THE GIVE-AWAY
~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.

OR
 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!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Review

Its review time again….yep Gooseberry Patch cookbook review time.

Boy have I been having fun…a sweet sweet kinda fun! I’ve been baking from one of the newest Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks ~Best Ever Cookies!! Yum YumO!


Cookies…Cookies…Cookies…

Glancing and drooling through this book I wanted to bake something right away. A recipe that I would have the ingredients for without going to the store *mostly because I couldn’t wait!*   So first up on this baker’s list are Nut Gems. They are so simple, with ingredients that one would more than likely have hanging around in the pantry and what baker does not keep a supply of butter handy? * Paula would be so proud*
For this recipe you only need six simple items. I’ll share them with you here:
1 cup of butter, softened
¼ cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 teaspoons water
Garnish: powdered sugar
Blend together butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in flour until well combined. Stir in nuts and water. Form into one-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and roll in powdered sugar while still warm. Makes 3 dozen.
Talk about melt in your mouth! So soft and buttery…the only thing that would make these cookies better is a tall glass of cold milk! Of course you could just drink it out of my tea cup if you want. These cookies are delectable enough for wedding and baby showers because of their charming bite size beauty and impeccable taste!
Double whammy!

Here’s a helpful hint from one of the many pages of this cookbook~
Have you ever baked a batch of cookies too long?  No… not me! Haha. Well here’s a simple solution opposed to breaking a tooth and throwing them out the back door: If they’re a little too hard, but not burnt, slip a slice of fresh bread into the cookie jar overnight. Cookies will soften like magic!  If they are burnt...throw them out the back door!  Thanks Gooseberry!
What makes an oatmeal raisin cookie even more special? When it is filled with chocolate covered raisins! Oh yeah!!  Who would have ever thought?  Well Katie Majeske from Denver, PA did and boy did she have a great idea!! YumO! Her recipe for Hannah’s Oatmeal Cookies is divine!  With a hint of cinnamon and almond too… Your taste buds will be happy dancing! They are definitely a cookie jar classic with a surprising twist!



You'll have to get the book for this recipe!!

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Next up are Amish Buttermilk Cookies. Most of you know that the Amish are also known as Plain People, noted for their plain dress and simple life style. Well these cookies are the same… A simple yet mildly sweet fluffy soft cookie, with a cake like texture.

Eat them plain or throw a couple of these in a bowl and top with sweetened strawberries and whipped topping and man-o-man. I gave mine a light dusting of powdered sugar as eye candy. My husband loves these…good thing too, as this recipe makes a LOT of cookies!!
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Now that I have got cookies galore, I’m gonna wrap some of these fine eatables up and ship them to New Orleans! My daughter and her husband will love them and I’ll be glad to share them *so me and hubby don’t eat them all*.



And now for the excitement….drum roll please…pay attention now…you get a chance to win this cookbook, right here, right now!! Yep...I'm giving away a brand new copy of Best Ever Cookies.

Boring but IMPORTANT DETAILS TO ENTER THE DRAWING ~ If you are an anonymous commenter or DO NOT have a blog of your own…please leave your name and e~mail address along with your comment and also tell me what your favorite homemade cookie is. Your e-mail address is for the sole purpose of getting in touch with you when you win!! Please note that this give-away is limited to US and Canadian addresses only, due to postage costs...so sorry :) That’s it...simple as can be! I will select one name as the lucky winner on Wednesday March 9, 2011.

If you are not the winner...don't fret!  You can pre-order your cookbook here before they hit the shelves.  Once you are on the Gooseberry Patch page, just click on the Amazon button for a savings discount!

SIDE NOTE:  To read my review of Gooseberry Patch's "Mom’s Very Best Recipes" cookbook …go here

i LOVE doing Cookieography!! 
i also love Gooseberry Patch graphics…so cute!!

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!!!

 

Friday, July 30, 2010

This and That with Some Rules

This is a day for sharing…

A cookbook that I got for my birthday…one that I had been wanting~
Homecooking with Trisha Yearwood.
I also have her first cookbook Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen.
I love them both.

Some beautiful earrings with that antique look that I like.
From Hissyfits Boutique

An awesome Scentsy wax warmer
Jadestone with Sticky Cinnamon Bun, Baked Apple Pie, and Sugar Cookie wax squares….Yum! Makes me hungry.
So now I’ll have to get out that cookbook and flip through all the
wonderful pages with photos and stories to find something to cook.








Baked Spaghetti...Crockpot Candy...Don't they look and sound good?









Low-Country Boil and Key Lime Cake..one of my faves!
I want to bake something with walnuts and orange cranberries…

Now for some rules...


This is one of the crafty things I have done several of.

Family Rules

These are for sale by custom order with you listing the rules you want. $35.00 plus some shipping. Trays vary in style and design. Please be sure to list your own rules when ordering, if desired.  Each tray should hold 8-10 rules. Please keep them short~ If no rules are listed I will choose for you. Please contact me by email if you have any questions: snapshotie@yahoo.com.  Allow 3 weeks to custom complete your order. Simply click on the buy it now button below to place your order. Thank you!








What I’m likin’ today~

Roasted Garlic Hummus with pita chips

Pink Lemonade

Piano music~

The 12 Shiny Brights I found in the original box at the thrift store for 99 cents

Clear thoughts

Clean sheets that I just took out of the dryer

Hummingbirds at my window

Peace