Sunday, May 25, 2014

Grilling & Campfire Cooking Cookbook Review

Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to all the veterans who have served and all in the military currently serving.

Also sending a congratulations out to those who are graduating! Good Luck!!

So, in time for Memorial Day and the beginning of summer, I'm doing an Early Bird Cookbook Review for Gooseberry Patch. The cookbook is GBP Grilling & Campfire Cooking.  I found so many delicious recipes in just the first chapter! My family loves to cook out any chance we get. But, this summer I've decided to experiment more on the grill, and go a little further than hot dogs and hamburgers. This cookbook really helped me get a start on that.

You can also find this ebook at Amazon for $1.99.

Sweet & Spicy Chicken was my first choice. I cut back on the amount of chili powder, only because I know my daughter would not touch it if it's too spicy. Loved the sweet and spicy combination. I've made this twice now, once on the charcoal grill (we ate them as sandwiches), and another time I made them on our George Foreman grill, and we sliced the chicken breasts up for a salad. You can use this chicken for so many different things!

Sweet & Spicy Chicken
submitted by: Kristen Pittis of Dennison Ohio
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
In a large plastic zipper bag, combine all ingredients except chicken. Pat chicken dry; add to bag. Seal bag and rub brown sugar mixture into chicken. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Place chicken on an oiled grate over medium-high heat. Grill for 8-10 minutes on each side, until chicken juices run clear. Makes 4 servings.
Balsamic Grilled Tomatoes
submitted by: Amy Hunt of Traphill, NC
4 tomatoes, halved
1/4 c. balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
Place tomatoes in a disposable 13"x9" aluminum foil baking pan, cut side up. Drizzle with salad dressing; sprinkle with cheese. Place pan on a grate over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes, or until tomatoes are soft and cheese is golden. Serves 4.

Grilled Portabella Blues
submitted by: Marion Sundberg of Ramona, CA
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed
salt and pepper to taste
4 large portabella mushroom caps
1/2 c. crumbled blue cheese
Mix vinegar, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large plastic zipping bag. Add mushrooms, seal bag and refrigerate for at least one hour. Drain, discarding marinade. Grill mushrooms over medium heat until tender and golden. Just before removing mushrooms from the grill, spoon blue cheese into the center of each mushroom. Let stand until cheese melts, serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Yummy Meatball Skewers
submitted by: Sherry Gordon of Arlington Heights, IL
28 oz. pkg. frozen meatballs, thawed
2 green and/or red peppers, cut into 1-inch squares
2 c. pineapple cubes
1 red onion, cut into 1-inch squares
1-1/2 c. teriyaki sauce
8-10 skewers
Place 3 meatballs on each skewer, alternating with pepper, pineapple and onion pieces. Place skewers on a grill over medium heat. Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning skewers occasionally. Brush with sauce during last 5 minutes of grilling. Serves 8-10.
*I soaked our skewers in water for about 30 minutes before placing them on the grill.

Now for a chance to win a free copy of this cookbook!
Leave a comment here on this post or on our Down on the Farm facebook page,
With summer coming, what is your favorite summer activity you look forward to the most this summer?? My daughter and I are planning on taking a trip to Disney World in August, so I have to say that is what I'm looking forward to. (I'm sure I will be the big kid on this trip!!).
The giveaway starts right now, and I will be choosing a winner on June 21, on the First Day of Summer!!
Please leave an email address so I can let you know if you are the winner!
Good Luck!!




curlyrose49 said...

Good morning, I would love to win this cookbook :) We love to BBQ and we use oak wood here in Ca so I am sure this will be a favorite. email is Sandy

heatherp626 said...

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! You can't go wrong! Your sweet and spicy chicken looks tasty!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this cookbook! We grill at home and use a campfire for cooking when we camp. My email is

Mary said...

I can't wait to try the mushroom caps and chicken that "marinates" in the dry rub!

LJ said...

We are headed to the family cottage...look forward to it all year long!

Connie Lee said...

I looking forward to working in my flower and vegetable garden.

LenaB said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this cookbook! Looking forward to trying out new recipes.

Jan Martin said...

I would love to win this cookbook and I thank you for the opportunity to do so!! Love Gooseberry Patch and Down On The Farm!! Have a Blessed Day!

Beverley Williams said...

This looks like a great cookbook

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try the portabella mushrooms with bleu cheese - bleu cheese is one of my favorites!! My email is:

Kathy Swearingen said...

I would find this very handy for our camping trip which is kind of a family reunion.

Linda Finn said...

I would love to win this and learn more about campfire cooking.
Linda Finn
Faithful Acres Books

Linda Finn said...

Rebekka Wall said...

I would love to win this book! Our favorite thing to do as a family is to go swimming and barbeque! Especially on my husband's birthday on the first day of summer June 21st.

Rebekka Wall said...

My email address is:
rebekkawall@gmail. com

Rebekka Wall said...

My email address is:

For Their Future said...

I look forward to taking my children to a wildlife park!


Anonymous said...

we grill year round.This year with money is tight.It's a staycation.Backyard camping.New recipies would be great.

Michelle Bogie said...

I love these cookbooks, I hope it's my lucky day!

Trin535 said...

Hi. Love Gooseberry Patch. My husband & I love grilling and camping this would be so lovely to have. Everything looks so good.

cookielover said...

I would love to win this cookbook!
Thank you!

chileheaddave said...

Sounds like a good book

chileheaddave said...

Anonymous said...


My favorite thing is to go visit my grandson in Virginia!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I love these cookbooks! Camping and grilling is the best.

Sally says said...

Love gooseberry patch cookbooks. Would love to win this, thanks! Happy summer!

PattiKaye said...

Need new ideas for grilling and camping.. I love GBP books and would be thankful to win this one!

kimpage4 said...

I'm looking forward to swimming at the lake with my husband and son and grilling outside (to keep my kitchen cool).

Jan Martin said...

Hello! I would love to win this cookbook to add to my collection! I've already tried the Yummy Meatball Skewers recipe posted here and it was fabulous! As are all GBP recipes! Thanks and have a great weekend!!

Debbie said...

I love campfire cooking. This sounds wonderful. Hope to be the winner. It would make my day!

Patsy Parks said...

Great giveaway, I would love to win

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