I have some recipes, and even though the cookbook is Christmas, these will be extra yummy for your holiday weekend.
I'm doing a review for Gooseberry Patch, and the cookbook is called The Christmas Table. This is a really good cookbook! And everything is made with ingredients that I have on hand.
The first recipe I made is called Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese. All I can say is YUM! And so easy! I think this recipe is perfect for a cookout. In fact, I may end up making this and taking it to a get together next weekend.
Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese
2-1/4 c. water
2 c. elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/4 c. butter
16-oz. container sour cream
2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
In a saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil. In a greased 13"x9" baking pan, stir together uncooked macaroni, butter, sour cream and cheese. Pour boiling water over top; stir to combine. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Serves 4-6.
*I used Dreamfields penne pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. It was what I had. :)
Francie's Greek Salad
1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 onion, diced
2 tomatoes, chopped
4-oz. pkg. crumbled feta cheese
1 c. pitted black olives
In a large serving bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss with Greek dressing just before serving.
1/3 c. canola oil
1/3 c. olive oil
1/3 c. red wine vinegar
1 T. dried oregano
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper
1 t. garlic powder
Combine all ingredients in a tightly covered jar; shake well.
Cinnamon Roll Cake
18-1/2 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1 T. cinnamon
2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk
1-1/2 t. vanilla extract
Prepare cake mixture according to package directions; spread half the batter in a greased 13"x9" baking pan. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter. Run a table knife through the layers to create swirls. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. In a bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, adding more milk if needed to reach desired consistency. Spread over warm cake. Cut into squares and serve. Serves 10.
How would you like to have a copy of this cookbook?? Leave a comment on this blog post and you will be entered! Please leave an email address so that I am able to contact you. :) Giveaway starts now, and will end June 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. I'll announce a winner at 7:00 p.m.
Have a great holiday weekend!