Wednesday, December 14, 2011

GBP 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches~Cookbook Review & Giveaway!

Yes! Another review and  giveaway! Another chance for you to win a cookbook! I'm having so much fun doing this, and enjoy meeting new blog friends and getting great feedback!

I love to make soup, especially during the fall and winter. I know I've mentioned that before...many times. And I think in every review I have picked at least one soup recipe. How exciting when I was asked to do an Early Bird Review on a cookbook that has so many yummy soup recipes! Plus, the Salad and Sandwich recipes are great too! Let's just say, it was very hard picking the recipes for the review.

What I love about the recipes in 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches, they are so easy to put together in a pinch. I'm always looking for recipes that I can make in very little time, with ingredients that I will have on hand. Makes my day so much easier!

~~Beef Stew & Biscuits~~

1 lb. ground beef
1/4 c. onion, chopped
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/8 tsp. pepper
3-1/2 cups frozen or canned mixed vegetables
2 8-oz. cans tomato sauce
1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, cubed
12-oz. tube refrigerated biscuits

In a skillet, brown beef and onion, drain. Add seasonings, mixed vegetables and tomato sauce; mix well.
Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Fold in cheese cubes; pour into an ungreased 2-quart casserole dish.
Arrange biscuits on top. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until biscuits are golden. Serves 4 to 6.

~~Macaroni & Cheese Chowder~~

14-oz chicken broth
1 cup water
1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 cup milk
8-oz. pasteurized process cheese spread
1 cup cooked ham, diced
1 cup corn

Over medium heat, bring broth and water to a boil in a saucepan. Add macaroni
and cook until tender, about 12 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add milk, cheese, ham and
corn. Simmer and stir until cheese is melted. Serves 4-6.

~~A Little Different Macaroni Salad~~

16-oz. pkg. elbow macaroni, cooked
4 carrots, peeled and grated
1 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 c. red pepper, chopped
1/2 c. green pepper, chopped
2 c. mayonnaise
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 c white vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Combine macaroni, carrots, onion and peppers in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl,
whisk together mayonnaise, condensed milk, sugar and vinegar. Pour over macaroni and
vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Chill at least 8 hours to allow dressing to thicken. Mix well before serving. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

I have an extra copy of this book to give away to someone!
Giveaway starts today, and ends December 28, 2011. Two weeks to
leave your comments! I will announce a winner Dec. 28, 8:00 p.m.
All you have to do for a chance...leave your comment either on this blog post, follow our
Facebook blog page, or leave a comment on the FB page. Or, do all 3 for 3 chances! Don't forget
to leave your email so I am able to get in touch to let you know if you've won!
This is a really great cookbook, and I'm looking forward to finding a home for my extra copy!
Good Luck!!



Lori said...

That stew looks so thick and hearty! Just the way I like it! And that macaroni salad is so colorful I just wanna take a bite! Thanks so much for a chance to win. Blessings!

Ruth Naylor said...

I sooo want this book! I love soups!

beetlebug said...

the recipes look yummy! Wish me luck!

Unknown said...

I am in "LOVE" with Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I have collected them for years and read them all the time! Our family loves the recipes and we enjoy making them. All my daughters collect them now as well! :o) Makes mama happy.

Vanessa Ray
Springville, UT

Lillian Child said...

I am a HUGE lover of soup! And I am so intrigued by that mac salad recipe ... sweetened condensed milk? I will have to give that a try for sure.

I am also a new follower. So nice to meet you. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

Thanks for a chance to win one of Gooseberry Patch's fabulous publications!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Unknown said...

I love your blog and love Gooseberry Patch. The recipes look so yummy. I'm gonna try the Macaroni and Cheese Chowder. I would love to win this book and add to my collection.

Angela R. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to try the recipes in this cookbook. :-)

Anonymous said...

Susan says...
My first time visiting your blog. I like it. I also love Gooseberry Patch. Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook.

Amy H said...

I LOVE SOUP & I LOVE Gooseberry Patch! I'm always looking for new soup recipes for me and my family. Can't wait to try this ones on this page!
Amy Hassett

M.j. said...

Oh I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks...thanks for the

Joan said...

I'd love to win a copy of this and start making some delicious meals.
joosbornenc at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love Gooseberry Patch books! Would love to try this one out!
lisa.otis6 at gmail dot com

Molly said...

I would love to win this for my mom
since she loves gooseberry patch cookbooks.
My email is

Kim said...

I love Goosebury Patch cookbooks. This one sounds perfect for winter nights!

kwhorton (at) bellsouth (dot) net


Ruth said...

Love your cookbooks! Keep up the good work!!

Diane said...

I love making soups in the winter and especially soups from Gooseberry Patch recipe books!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great cookbook. I hope I win. I have a lot of Gooseberry patch cookbooks and have tried a lot of recipes. They were all good.

Mom said...

I have some of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and I always like to try new recipes. The 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches cookbook looks like something that would fit into my schedule and budget.
Thank you for posting some of the recipes. I'm anxious to try them.

Willow Lake Stitches said...

HI !
Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook ! Love soups and this is sure the season for them. Looking forward to reading your blog...

Merry Christmas,

Beth in ND

Anonymous said...

I want that book!!!

KBV said...

Would love to win this book and the macaroni and cheese chowder is making it on to my Christmas Eve dinner menu!

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

Would love to win Gooseberry Patch's 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches. Thanks, Teri

KarenR said...

Sandwiches to pack for my husband and I for work, and soup to come home to ...winning combination!

KarenPB said...

I am a new to your blog and I am enjoying it. The recipes you posted sound delicious an I can't wait to try them. I would love a chance to win.

Cathy P said...

I would love to win a GBP cookbook. I purchase them for gifts frequently but my own home has only one. Why is that?

Farmchick said...

Love the recipes...thanks for sharing. Hope you can stop by my farm and say hi! :)

Cheri Castillo said...

Recipes sound wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win that book.

ybags said...

pick me pick me your books are awesome

Carolyn said...

I love soups and love recipes that use ingredients I'm likely to have at home...

Kelb said...

Love trying new things

papel1 said...

I would love to win this cookbook. Nice blog.

Deanna said...

This book could help me perk up my daughters lunch box!

Anonymous said...

Soup for a cold Alberta winter day and Salads & sandwiches for lunches.

All sounds so good to me,

Hilda Huser said...

I would love to win this book, I love soups and it is winter time now and soups sound wonderful. Hilda Huser

Anonymous said...

Forgot to give my email.

Melissa said...

Its that soup time of the year. LOL.

A Nest in the Rocks said...

Oh, those recipes sound yummy!

Brenda said...

Just saying I want to make more soups!!! Yum!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love Gooseberry cookbooks (actually pretty much Gooseberry anything!) I live on a five acre ranch in Florida and raise horses so I am always looking for meals that are "quick and easy." But they DO have to have a bit of a "country" flair as well...guests wouldn't expect anything else! :) Thanks for taking time to visit with us.


nannyrae2003 said...

I do like Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I have never seen a macaroni salad recipe that included sweetened condensed milk before - plus sugar! I love recipes that are different like that one and will try it once for sure.

BettyLou said...

I, too, love and collect the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I probably use them more than any other recipe books I have. I love soups but have to say that I don't have a lot of recipes for soups, so this cookbook would be a wonderful addition to my collection!!

nannyrae2003 said...

Sorry - forgot to leave my email:

Anonymous said...

That mac n cheese chowder looks fantastic! Looks like a great cookbook.
laurieclark46 at gmail dot com

Petunia Applebee said...

I liked your page on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win a new cook book :D
laurieclark46 at gmail dot com

Brandy said...

First time to your site~ beautiful! & thank you for the contest:)Looking forward to coming back for more ideas real soon!

Anonymous said...

Soup and Sandwiches are always such a great combo.


Anonymous said...

I would love to enter, if not too late! Thanks Renae!

Ruth said...

I can't wait to try these recipes. Would love to win the whole book.

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