October 17, 2010

Homemade Harvest...and a Giveaway!!

EDIT:  A giveaway winner has been picked and comments are now turned off.  Thanks so much!   

Gooseberry Patch was kind enough to send me a copy of the Homemade Harvest cookbook to keep and a copy to give in exchange for a review for ya'll!  Oh I found so many recipes in this book I want to try!

Homemade Harvest is divided into several chapters.  Old-Fashioned Memories has a lot of lovely memories shared by folks from across the country.  I enjoyed the memory of mom who reminisced about how she and her daughters called leaves blowing down the street "giggling" leaves.  And they still call them that today even though they are all grown up!  I though that was super cute!

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Farmhouse Breakfast was one of my favorite chapters.  I'm always looking for new ways to "do" breakfast besides nutrition-lacking cold cereal.  I liked the Overnight Coffee Cake, Rise & Shine Frittata, Apple Raisin Muffins, Farmhouse Sausage Patties, and most of all Breakfast Bars.  I'll share the recipe with you here:

Breakfast Bars
1 c. granola                                                        2T. ground whole flaxseed
1. cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked             1/3 c. canola oil
1/2 c. all-purpose flour                                       1/3 c. honey
1/8 t. cinnamon                                                  1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed                               1 egg, beaten
1 c. nuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. dried fruit, chopped into pieces

Combine granola, oats, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, nuts, fruit, and flaxseed meal in a large bowl.  Whisk together oil, honey and vanilla; stir into granola mixture.  Add beaten egg; stir to blend.  Press mixture into a parchment paper-lined 8x8 baking pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges.  Remove from oven and set aside 30 minutes to one hour to cool.  Slice into bars.  Serves 8 to 12.


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The next chapter is Warm & Inviting Soups & Breads.  I really think we'll like the Pear Bread and Herb Bread recipes as well as the Ham & Potato Soup recipe!  I can't wait to share them with you after our family has tried them!

Savory Suppers is another great chapter in this book!  From Judy's Pot Roast & Gravy to Nellie's Spinach Salad you'll find something delicious to temp the family to the dining table!

Cozy Desserts has plenty of dishes to help you side step that diet!  Oh my!  I can't wait to make Warm Fall Lemon Cake, Pumpkin Squares (more cake-like than the Pumpkin Pie Squares I make), and Quick Apple Dumplings are going to grace our presence at the table soon!

If you're looking for some nummy-nummy dips and spreads look no further!  Fall Festival Favorites is the chapter that will help you host a fun and easy tailgate party or a casual get-together!  Cheddar Apple Pie Dip peaked my interests as well as Cincinnati-Style Chili Dip and Marianne's Cranberry Roll-Ups!
Looking forward to those get-togethers over the fire pit in the back yard or at the campground?  Then Campfire Classics will help you go from boring S'mores to Fireside Banana Splits!  Yumm!  Also to tempt your pallet are recipes for Grilled Peaches & Pineapple, Mom's Muffin Cup Breakfast, Farmhouse Dinner, Campfire Cakes, and more!

If Homespun Halloween is your thing then be sure to check out Spooky-Sweet Candy Corn, Spicy Pumpkin Warm-Up, and Vanishing Pretzels. 

Harvest Pantry shares some delicious recipes for canning.  Some of my favorites include Strawberry-Orange Jam, Blueberry-Lemon Jam, Sweet Freezer Slaw, Apple Pie Filling, and The Best Freezer Pickles!  Imagine how easy it will be to whip up a wonderful home cooked apple pie with home canned filling!  Deee-lish!

If you are thinking of doing some crafting this fall Home Sweet Homemade has something for you!  Harvest Table Runner, Blooming Mum Pin, Apple Wreath, Indian Corn Pin (this one looks super easy!), Sparkly Pumpkins and Tin-Can Luminaries put me in the mood to craft!

I have quite the list of these recipes that I plan on trying!  Oh My!!  I'm going to be a busy little bee in the kitchen this fall whipping up some delicious Gooseberry Patch goodies!  Don't worry...I'll share some of our favorites!

To order, please click on the link below. Thanks a bunch!

     


Now on to the really fun part!!  I have a brand spankin' new copy of this cookbook to giveaway to one of ya'll!  All you need to do is leave your name (like "Carmen from northern Indiana" or "Carmen from Old House Kitchen blog"...something like that).  No need to post a link or comment on FaceBook, etc.  I'm making this really easy.  
Just leave your name in the comment section here!! 

However, I know you'd like to give your friends a chance to get this book so you'll want to post about this on FaceBook or your blog, right?  If they win, then maybe they'll grace your presence with some yummie treats created from this cookbook!!

Contest starts NOW and ends 
WEDNESDAY, October 20 at 9:00 p.m. EST.  
(Each entry receives an ordinal number, total number of entries entered.  
A number is chosen by the number generator at Random.org.)
EDIT:  A giveaway winner has been picked and comments are now turned off.  Thanks so much! 

Blessings!

75 comments:

Natasha Elliott said...

Tasha from New Brunswick, Canada.....love the breakfast bars!!

Angela S. said...

Angela from Eastpointe, MI

marchmarriage said...

Karen from Indy. :)

Alicia said...

Alicia from WS, Missouri
:-)

Anonymous said...

Carolyn fm VT!

Anonymous said...

Kelly from MN!!!!!!!

Oh Sew Good said...

Denise from Canada.

I hope I win but if I don't, I may just pick one up on my own. :)

Heather R. said...

Heather from mid-Michigan!

Karla said...

Karla from down the road! :) NE IN.

Vintage Girl said...

Thanks so much!! Heather from Ontario Canada here....LOVING your blog, your posts are so full of goodness! Have a wonderful day!

Julie said...

Julie from SD....love a chance to win a new cookbook....

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Don't have this one YET!!

Gail Prather from Hastings, NE

Thanks for hosting Carmen :)

Blessings!
Gail

Anonymous said...

Lois, with hope from Minnesota!

The Happy Little Homemaker said...

I'd love to win a copy! My cookbook collection is just in the beginning stages (we've been married for two years with baby #2 on the way) and I think this would make a great addition for our growing family!

Jacinda from ON, Canada

Kimberly said...

Kimberly from Homeschooling A Handful

Jann said...
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Jann said...

oops, Jann from West Michigan
meant to say, Love YOUR blog! :-)

Vicki said...

Vicki from NE IN!

I hope that overnight coffee cake makes on here too:-)

Family Cakes said...

AR from Texas

Anonymous said...

Colleen French Vermont

Squirtb17 said...

Erika from Mid-Michigan!

Diana O. said...

Diana from Downey, CA!!

Susan said...

Susan from NC!

NO REASON NEEDED said...

Carol from "Earth"... heheheh

Just keepin' it real.

Seriously though, you may check out my blog at NO REASON NEEDED...http://noreasonneeded.blogspot.com

Thanx again for putting up just a great giveaway and thanx to the wonderful folks at GBP for thier generosity.

Keep Smilin'
Carol

larakaye76 said...

Lara from over yonder! hehe

Gooseberry Patch said...

Thanks for your kind words about our book, Carmen...we appreciate them and are so glad you're enjoying it. Good luck to all who enter! :)

Naomi's Mom said...

Sandra from south Mississippi

Anonymous said...

Terry from Michigan. Love your blog!

suburban prep said...

Maureen from Illinois.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

The Real Me! said...

Wow! Happened across your blog doing a search and I'm glad I did. I adore Gooseberry Patch. They are such wonderful girls. I hope you don't mind me entering.
I'm Kim from Homesteader's Heart.
Have a blessed day.
Kim

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great cookbook. I am not very creative when it comes to cooking and I told my husband a few days ago that I have decided to try one new recipe a week. So this would be very helpful with that!

Blessed Mommy

Stephens Family said...

Lacey from Virginia :) I love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks!

Ruth M said...

Ruth from Estcourt, South Africa

TruthSeeker said...

Cindy from OKC. :)
http://everydaylifetogether.blogspot.com/

Tahl said...

Tahlia ...I'd love to enter!

Mama Hen said...

MamaHen from Alabama...
Please enter me-I collect cookbooks and would love to have this one!
clarksrfun at gmail dot com

Amy Kempf said...

I love trying out new recipes! What a great give away!
Amy from Misouri

Angela Paganelli said...

Thanks so much for writing this cookbook!!! Have a blessed day!! Angela Paganelli

Nancy Mosley said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a Gooseberry Patch cookbook from Nancy Mosley in Adairsville, GA.

Ax Lady said...

I *love* Gooseberry Patch!!

Kelly from Missouri, soon to be Texas

Sweet Apron said...

Susan from Illinois:)

Debbie said...

Debbie from lower AL

Danielle said...

Danielle from Fort Wayne:)

The Mejia's said...

Holly here from the North Georgia Mountains. Fall is in the air, what better thing to do but try out some wonderful yummies! I've got one of your receipes in the oven right now...tried several last week...thanks for all of your sharing! Hope I can make my hubby happy with this great cookbook!

Sheri Graham said...

I would love to win this! This is Sheri from Kansas!

christy said...

Christy from Oklahoma
http://momof2girlygirlz.blogspot.com

wannabegodly said...

Kim needing more variety in recipes!

Apryl Y. said...

Apryl from Canton, Ohio

Hope said...

Hope from rejoiceinhisword.blogspot.com

free indeed said...

I am not familiar with Gooseberry Patch, but the content you show looks so inviting and it covers so many areas. Would love to give it a go! Oh, I'm Shelley from northern Maine.

reformedredhead said...

Wow, this cook book sounds awesome!

Hollie from reformedredhead.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Jennifer from Kentucky!

Anonymous said...

Ivett from Spain. Thanks so much!

smithnml said...

Michelle from Michigan!

Ohiomom9977 said...

Allison from Wayne, Ohio

Anonymous said...

Amanda from Georgia

Anonymous said...

Annie from Massachussetts

Mrs. B said...

Amy B in Idaho would love a copy!

Kelli said...

I would love a copy of this. Thank you!

Sherrill said...

Sherrill from Ohio ~ what a perfect Christmas girt for my married daughter.

Joy said...

I'd love to win this!

Joy from Graceful Words. :)

collettakay said...

Colletta from PA!

Shonna said...

Shonna from Moorhead, Minnesota

kristina-mom said...

Kristina from Ohio

Mama Chocolate said...

Johanna in Oregon! :-)

deborah said...

Debbie in GA
I bet your cookbook is great for big families.

Rebekah said...

Rebekah from GF, North Dakota here.

Anonymous said...

Luella from good 'ole Indiana! :)

Carmen said...

Denise from Maryland

Carmen said...

Charlene from FB

Anonymous said...

Leda Wolitzky from Colorado
I can't wait to try the breakfast bars always looking for something to entice my girls to eat a healthy breakfast!! Thanks!!

Kelli said...

Kelli from Huntertown, IN

PamelaK said...

PamelaK from Hodges, SC :-)

Michelle said...

I would love to look more at this book

Barbara said...

Barbara from Trieste, Italy :-)

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