October 1, 2013

Hashbrown Skillet Omelet and a Giveaway!



Hey all!  Wow fall has snuck up on us, hasn't it!?!  We've had our share of illnesses and we've also been crazy busy but we've also had a lot of fun so far this fall.  I'll post on the fun stuff soon...fall fair and animal judging/auction...fall fair up in Michigan, and lots of fall decorating has gone on! Fall is my favorite season!  Not only is my birthday in the fall, but I love the sights and the smells of fall!  The beautiful falling leaves, the pumpkins, the spice candles, the creamy spiced chai... 

The folks at Gooseberry Patch have invited me to join the giveaways for their Hometown Harvest Cookbook!   Of course I said "Yes!"!  I love me some Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!  The recipes, decorating tips and homegrown feel to it is something that I just LOVE!

Before we get down to the goods of the giveaway I'll share a recipe with ya'll!  Actually my girls are quite the cooks and bakers lately!  My oldest is 14 1/2 and part of her homeschool curriculum is "Home Ec" which entails menu planning, recipe finding, and cooking/baking quite a few goodies! If you've seen my Pinterest boards lately you've seen a lot of yummy recipes that she's found!  My second oldest daughter is 13 and loves to whip up some yummies in the kitchen!  Tonight she made a double batch of the Hashbrown Skillet Omelet (page 20 in the cookbook).  It was pretty tasty!



Hashbrown Skillet Omelet

2 T. oil (we used coconut oil)
3 c. frozen shredded hashbrowns
1/2 lb. bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
1-1/2 c. shredded Cheddar or Cheddar Jack cheese, divided (we used cheddar...yummy!)
6 eggs, beaten
1/4 c. water
1 T. fresh parsley, chopped ( we used 1 t. dry parsley)
1/2 t. paprika
Garnish: hot pepper sauce, catsup (we skipped the garnishing)

Heat oil in a cast-iron (we used our oven-safe skillet) over medium heat.  Add frozen hashbrowns; cook for about 10 minutes without turning, until golden. Turn carefully; cook other side until golden.  Remove skillet from heat.  Sprinkle hashbrowns with bacon and one cup shredded cheese.  Beat eggs and water; pour over cheese.  Sprinkle with parsley and paprika.  Transfer skillet to oven.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes, until eggs are set in the center.  Remove from oven; sprinkle with remaining cheese and let stand for 5 minutes.  Cut into wedges; garnish as desired.  Serves 6.

Now for the giveaway...



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GIVEAWAY SCOOP!
One winner will win a copy of Gooseberry Patch's 
 Giveaway starts now and ends midnight Tuesday, October 8th (my birthday!) at midnight!
I'll announce the winner Thursday, October 10th!
ENTRIES
EACH ENTRY MUST BE IN A SEPARATE COMMENT, PLEASE
(IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THE BLOG, NOT FACEBOOK) 


1 Entry -  Leave me a comment in comments of the blog...
tell me your favorite thing about fall
(if you don't like fall then share your favorite season and the thing you like most about it)
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1 Entry - Like me on Facebook 
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1 Entry - Pin this blog post 
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1 Entry - Tweet about this post
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1 Entry - Post about the giveaway on your blog
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A new Fall pretty in the shop!




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110 comments:

Sara said...

I love the fall colors and the weather cooling off (littlesillysally at gmail dot com)

Sue D said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I like the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves.
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Anonymous said...

I love Fall because it is Mother Natures way of letting us know it is time to take a few minutes to enjoy what we have been given. The changing of the color of leafs, the crisp Fall air, being able to cuddle up in a nice soft sweater but most of all the taste of warmed apple cider are a few of my favorite reasons why I love Fall. robeader53@yahoo.com

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BumbleBeeLane said...

I love everything about fall..The scents..colors..scents and especially pumpkins. Warm Blessings! Amy
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Anonymous said...

I love the changing colors and pumpkins

Anonymous said...

I love the changing colors of the leaves and going apple picking. Jburkett31. At hotmail dot com

Linda Feldhege said...

I have several favorite things about fall. The first is the beautiful colors and smells of the outdoors. The second is the great cooking with my harvested produce. So many things to make and enjoy and fall makes it all taste even better. I am always looking for new recipes.
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mdgoose said...

We enjoy fall the most. The trees put on their fashion colors, it gets cooler so the AC isn't running, and no more cutting the grass.

Anonymous said...

I love everything about fall. Being outdoors with my family, hayrides, bonfires and pumpkins.

Lisa
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mdgoose said...

mdgoose forgot to leave the email address. It's:dgosey@verizon.net
We still like fall the best though.

Farmerlady2 said...

I love the crisp, cool mornings.

Farmerlady2 said...

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Anonymous said...

I love fall because of the beautiful colors of the fall leaves...the vibrant sunsets...the bountiful harvest...how God tells the plants it's time to sleep for a while...joanneengland50@hotmail.com

Khristy Boring said...

I love Fall for several reasons: the beautiful colors, the wonderful recipes, FOOTBALL, pumpkins, pumpkin recipes, and oh, did I mention FOOTBALL!

Khristy Boring
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Lisa Gonsalez said...

That we aren't having 100 degree day and that time with the family sharing great food is just a round the corner at Thanksgiving..I can smell it now..

sue g said...

I LOVE falls olors- picking apples and drinking hot cider!! yum!!

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Dandydo said...

I love the changing colors of the leaves in fall! dandydew at gmail dot com

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Countrysidegirl said...

The beginning of fall reminds me that the holidays are right around the corner!

Countrysidegirl said...

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Anonymous said...

I love the colors of fall and all of the seasonal dishes. Vicky Ferriell VFerrll@aol.com. The hasbrown omelet loos so delicious! I will make it.

Anonymous said...

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Elizabeth G said...

I used to hate fall, but as I've gotten older I love it. I think it's become my favorite season. Plus, my birthday is also in October! I love the smells, the feel of the outdoors, snuggling under a quilt, building the first fire in the fireplace, & the colors!

Elizabeth G said...

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Sherrie S said...

I like fall because it is finally cooling down. Plus it is leading into all the Holidays that I love!

Sherrie S said...

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Rhonda Stephens said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. Everything cools off, leaves change colors and I get to start baking and cooking more soups, casseroles and chili! What's not to love!

Kay said...

When I lived in the Midwest, I loved the change of season and all the colors. In Florida, I like when it finally starts to cool off and we see the end of hurricane season.

Anonymous said...

I love the color and the temperatures, the night skies, the frost in the morning. It's a beautiful time of year, as well as the other three :)

Cindy, thedelong5@juno.com

Connie Lee said...

I live in a farming community and I love the smells of farmers harvesting crops. I like the cooler weather and the bright color of the changing leaves. lclee59@centurylink.net

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Jennifer said...

My favorite thing about fall is thinking about life slowing down from summer outside work and gardning. sunrigs@yahoo.com

WYO Di said...

Spring is my favorite season; but the flavors (canning, pumpkin, turkey dinner, etc) of fall are my favorite thing about it.

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M.j. said...

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Mom of 4 said...

What I love most about fall are pumpkins! I go crazy making pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin soup, pumpkin cake pops, and whatever else I can find using pumpkin!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a fun blog to follow. I love the recipes.

Anonymous said...

Great blog! I love the recipes and your signs are very nice. And I just saw that your a Fort Wayne girl...I just live aross the line in Ohio.

Shelly Holverson said...

I love everything about fall! For us it is a busy time bringing in the harvest from off the farm. Everyone working hard together and enjoying each others company.

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Gert said...

I love all the beautiful fall colors and the cooler temps! Of course, who doesn't enjoy baking and the smell of a cozy fire?

Thanks for this wonderful give away!

Gert

mamajuliana said...

My favorite thing about fall is being able to bake and cook again! (We have no air conditioning in the kitchen!)

mamajuliana said...

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dwatson4036 said...

I love fall because it has all of my favorite colors!

dwatson4036 said...

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dwatson4036 said...

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Ruth N said...

I love the colors of the fall, apples and sweaters!

Kathy said...

Summer is my favorite time of year because I can get out and enjoy my yard and garden. My next favorite is fall because of the beautiful trees and I enjoy cooking/baking on a crisp day. It's also still usually warm enough for just a sweatshirt and jeans for a while before winter starts to take over. hunnies04@frontier.com

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Brenda Peterson said...

I like Fall because of the changing colors of the leaves. I enjoy getting in the car and driving by the river to see all the beautiful colors.

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Margaret said...

Hi, I love cool nights, warmish days, and fall colors!

Margaret said...

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Diane Nidever said...

I love fall. I believe it is the best because of the changing colors of the leaves. No other season can give us the beauty that fall does!

Anonymous said...

I love fall my fav season. Love stews soups and pumpkin everything. Warmer clothes cooler weather.

Kay Macy said...

I love fall because it is the time to make all the delicious soups with a lot of the fall vegetables. I love the cooler weather and really enjoy sitting outside with a warm drink in my hands looking at he "changing of the guards".

Anonymous said...

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Rhonda said...

I love the changing colors and smells of all the baking of fall.

Anonymous said...

HI, This is my first visit to your blog and I love fall! The leaves, the smells of pumpkin and baking and spices and getting cozy under a quilt with a good book.My name is Kathy Colby, snowbirdkc54@gmail.com
I also posted on facebook but I don't know how to do links. Thanks for an opportunity to win a Gooseberry Patch cookbook!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the book . Love the cooler weather to warm my kitchen up and the hearts of my family with great food. Linda Brittin
. lbrittin1@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I love fall cooking. The savory recipes. Eating and drinking hot chocolate and apple cide by the fire. Decorating the house. I just lover everything g about fall.

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Anonymous said...

I love it because my wedding anniversary usually ( falls ) on the 1st day of Fall! Lol I also love the cooler weather and it starts the baking season. Paula Rosse; paularosse@yahoo. Com

Diane Nidever said...

So sor ry I forgot to give you my email. bobndiane2@gmail.com Thank you!

George Eskholme said...

I like the fall with its bright colors, crisp mornings and all the activities. Apple and pumpkin picking. Drinking cold fresh pressed apple cider. The anticipation of the Holidays !!

George Eskholme

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Anonymous said...

I love cozy fires and hot cider! I never used t enjoy fall, reminded me of school starting and shortter days but I've grown to appreciate its beauty and get excited about pumpkin or butternut squash soup and cooler weather. Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy Birthday by the way! Maryleigh7 at aol dot com.

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Anonymous said...

Love the fall season for the cool temps and fall colors. Love Gooseberry cookbooks! (Dixie...dlqpunkin@yahoo.com)

Jennifer Mitchell said...

For as long as I can remember Fall has always been my favorite time of year. When I was young it was the season we spent a lot of time at my great-grandparents farm. The leaves falling, going out to the hen house to get eggs each morning and soaking in a tub sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor in the evening. I adored my great-grandparents and still sense the smells and feelings that I also had when I was there. Fall always meant hunting season and even though I gave that up many, many moons ago - I still feel the excitement and the thrill of the season. Thank you for letting me share some memories <3

Kathy Lane said...

My favorite thing about Fall is the changing leaves.

Kathy Lane said...

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Kim Walker said...

This would be great to have my own copy of this cookbook

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Cindy said...

I love the fall colors and cooler weather! :)

heavenlyink said...

I love the cool crisp air and the colorful leaves? This is my most favorite season of them all.

Margaret C. said...

I just love Fall. It is my favorite season, the colors, the cooler weather, even the smells.
Margaret Chesney -- margaretches@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love your receipes! I would love to win this cookbook!! Carolyn G.

Anonymous said...

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I love the fall colors and the cool weather makes cooking more fun


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Anonymous said...

I love the colors of fall. geahlenjennifer@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

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Kim Kilonsky said...

I love Autumn.I look forward to it every year.It puts me into nesting mode.I love to cook hearty meals and bake wonderful sweet fall goodies.It is so comforting to me

Sandy Toes said...

I love fall because it will bring our first break from the summer weather in Florida. Our summer weather is usually 90 high for days and 79 low nights and we are hoping by the time Oct. hits to have our lows in the 60's and our highs in the low 80's. And we can cook some good food once it is cool so I hope I win the cookbook!

robinns said...

I love Autumn because of the deep beautiful colors of leaves on the trees and the crisp mornings, warm days and cool nights!

robinns said...

I liked your page on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

Of course I love the colors of fall, but also I love that when the cool temps arrive, I can really start some baking! Pumpkin bread, apple bread etc!

Sharry M. shysaver2@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a fan on Facebook.

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