Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gooseberry Patch Early Bird Review #1!!!

I have received the newest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch to do an Early Bird Review! So, I've picked out 3 wonderful recipes to make! I've already made the first recipe, and it was delicious!

The cookbook, due in stores in January, is called 101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes.

The recipe I've made for today's blog post is called "Luscious Banana Bars". The recipe made about 3 dozen, and guess what?? We ate them all by that evening!! I had planned on saving some to give out with my usual cookie trays. They were so yummy! The best part, they were so easy to put together, and turned out so pretty!

Luscious Banana Bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups bananas, mashed
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa

Beat together butter and sugar; add egg and vanilla. Blend until thoroughly combined; mix in bananas. Set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; blend into banana mixture. Divide batter in half; cocoa to one half. Pour vanilla batter into a greased 13x9 inch baking pan; spoon chocolate batter on top. Cut through batters with a knife to swirl. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool; cut into bars. Makes 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.

This is a wonderful cookbook! I think I could make each thing that is in it, and I most likely will, and my goal is to make many things from this book for my cookie trays next week!

Keep checking this blog over the weekend! I plan on doing the next two recipes soon!

You can also try to win this cookbook! Just post a comment to this blog post and/or the next 2 blog posts that is about the review recipes, and your name may be picked and you will get this cookbook sent to you!
Giveaway! It will end on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Drawing will be 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

So make sure you leave a comment and enter to win this Gooseberry Patch cookbook!


Laurie said...

I LOVE Gooseberry Patch! I can't wait to try these bars because they sound so good and I love anything banana!

kate said...

Those look soooo yummy! I like the idea of the banana and chocolate flavors together! Plan to try this one soon, thanks for the recipe! Kate

Faith Britton said...

Sounds yummy. Finally a new recipe to try for all those cheap bags of over-ripe bananas I pick up at the store. :-D

Aunt lodi said...

Oh wow would love to win this, I'm a big fan of GBP cookbooks and love a brownie, cookie or cupcake. Thanks for giveaway.

Anne F said...

Oh my I would sure love to win this book and I am going to be trying this receipe in the next week. Thanks for sharing and for doing this.

NoGenieInTheBottle said...

Hi! I just love GBP fact I bought several of the Comfort and Joy Cookbooks for my family...this is the season to bake and cook as it is sooo snowy here in Western PA. Very nice site you have!!!

Tammy said...

I would LOVE this cookbook!! Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are some of my very favorite!!!

sherry said...

I would love, love, to win this new book. I have over 50 of their cookbooks and am constantly adding. I love their easy recipes.

Laura from CA said...

Tried this recipe and it was good! Now for the double choc. cookies. I love gooseberry patch! I would love this cookbook for I basically make cupcakes and cookies all the time!

Aubrey and Dale said...

These recipes sound so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Can I just say I am way jealous you got to do an Early Bird review of this cookbook. Here's hoping I win the giveaway :)

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Hi Renae !

Thanks for the reviews, and the recipies ! I'm gonna try them, and can't wait for the cookbook to come out ! Please enter me in your contest, and MAYBE I won't have to wait ! ha ha !!!


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