Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Foolproof Family Recipes~Review & Giveaway!

I love coming across that one cookbook that seems to have not a few "go to" recipes, but all are "go to" recipes. This cookbook that has just been released by Gooseberry Patch has recipes that are perfect for busy families. (I also like it when "foolproof" is in the title! ;)  ).
This book is full of recipes that are easy to put together, with easy-to-follow directions.
Hawaiian Salad
Shared by: Sharry Murawski from Oak Forest, IL
1 cup pineapple chunks
11-oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 Tbsp. sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
Combine pineapple and oranges in a bowl. Gently stir in sour cream. Fold in marshmallows and coconut. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 4.

Carolyn's Toscana Soup
shared by: Carolyn Deckard from Bedford, IN
1/2 lb. spicy Italian pork sausage links*
2-3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 cups kale, chopped
2 russet potatoes, quartered and sliced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. salt
Grill or sauté sausage until browned. Drain and cool; slice sausage at an angle, 1/2 inch thick. Combine broth and cream in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add sausage and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about one hour, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender. Serves 4.
*I used ground sausage for this recipe. I browned it and then drained it.

Italian Zucchini
shared by: Stephanie Gegg from Sainte Genevieve, MO
1-1/2 zucchini, cubed
15-1/2 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
1 cup sweet onion, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Combine zucchini, undrained tomatoes and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Makes 4 servings.
Enter for a chance to win a copy of Gooseberry Patch Foolproof Family Recipes!
Leave a comment on this review/giveaway post.
What is your favorite "go to" recipe that is a family favorite?
Giveaway begins today, July 8, 2014 and a winner will be chosen on August 1, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST.  Please be sure you leave an email address so that I can contact you if you are chosen!
Winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond.
Thanks! And Good Luck!!


Gayle said...

would love to win a cookbook..one of my favorite "go to" recipes is pork chops with peppers/onions

email: gdaniel5@comcast.net


Margy said...

That looks like a great cookbook. My old go to that everyone seems to love is roast chicken and baked potato wedges, but I definitely need to branch out a little more:)

Anonymous said...

Love your site and recipes.My favorite go to recipe is chicken and noodles in a slow cooker.

Granny Val said...

Absolutely Love Gooseberry Patch and would LOVE to have this awesome looking/sounding cookbook !

Karen L. said...

I would love to win this cookbook thanks for the opportunity. My favorite go to recipe is bacon wrapped pork tenderloin.

Jodi said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a foolproof cookbook. I think it would make my husband happy. Lol

Anonymous said...


I love Gooseberry Patch. Our go to meal is spaghetti and meatballs! Thanks


Anonymous said...

pork chop, potato & carrot casserole.
would live to win!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win=-) My "go to" recipe would be a pot roast chicken with potatoes and carrots.


Anonymous said...

I love Gooseberry!!! My "go to" recipe is a venison meatloaf.


Jan Martin said...

I love Gooseberry Patch and your site, too! My usual go-to recipe is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and either corn or peas. I need to be a little more challenged so I would love to win this book! Thanks!

Jan Martin said...

Ooops!! Forgot to include my email address on the above post. It is:


Sorry and thanks!!

Michelle Miller said...
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Michelle Miller said...

My mom makes the best no bake cookies! They are definitely fool proof and delicious!
jdluckymm at gmail dot com

Jody said...

For the hubby it would probably be hamburger gravy and mashed potatoes.

Anonymous said...

Would love a cookbook. Recipe looks wonderful. Favorite go to dinner fried chicken.

Anonymous said...

forgot e-mail address

Glenda White said...

I would love to have this cookbook. I love recipes that are simple and delicious. My favorite go to recipe is Chicken Alfredo.

lydia said...

Would love this cookbook... I'm a gooseberry patch cookbook addict!!

My go to recipe is Easy Italian Wedding Soup out of the Gooseberry Patch cookbook "5 Ingredients or Less!" Page 144

My email is cubsiny2k@aol.com

Alison said...

My go to recipe for a busy weeknight is that everyone loves is Broccoli Pasta..just medium shells, broccoli, heavy cream or half & half, and Parmesan cheese...viola...dinner! For extra protein I just saute chicken breasts or some salmon. Easy peasy.

My email is ajm21car@aol.com


Amy C said...

My go to recipe is White Bean Chicken Chili. Yummy!

campbellamyd at gmail dot com

Jodi Hall said...

Would absolutely love winning this Gooseberry cookbook.
Our favorite goto recipe is Creamed Chicken and Dumplings.Just awesome!!!!!!!!!

Jodi H


My heart is here said...

My go to recipe is Chicken pasta with tomato sauce. Yummy!

Karla said...

My favorite go to food is a meatball, rotini pasta dish. I would love to win a cookbook.

Denise said...

My go to recipe is spaghetti and meatballs yum.


Dawn said...

What a great collection. love to have this cookbook.

Judy said...

I already have two of their cookbooks and would love to add this one to my collection. Our foolproof dish is just a ghoulash we throw together but it's very good.

shannon said...

My favorite go to family recipe is for no bake cookies. They are so good.

Brenda Combs said...

favorite go to meal is Veg. beef soup

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this wonderful cookbook. My favorite go to meal is baked chicken, potatoes , corn .

Anonymous said...

I collect Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and enjoy each and every one of them, really would LOVE to add this to my wonderful collection!!

Sandy L said...

This cookbook sounds wonderful, would love to own it.

Heidi Gagliardi said...

Baked Ziti is our family/to go favorite111 I love your website keep it coming...heidiaurora1961@yahoo.com

Connie Lee said...

My meatloaf recipe is a favorite of my family. lclee59@centurylink.net

Jenn said...

My mom's stroganoff is my go-to recipe. Eatcakefordinner[at]digis[dot]net

Nanetta said...

My go-to recipe is chicken and noodles. Nangrow@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the recipes. So good!

Anonymous said...

My go-to recipe is salmon and mushrooms.

Wanda Cocciardi said...

I am in the hospital...right now...after having had surgery yesterday...looking at some of your wonderful cookbooks. My reading material has been the 4 books I brought from home...I just love anything Christmas and I believe I have just about every one...I want to thank you for each and every one...now about this new one...hum..looks yummy

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