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Friday, September 24, 2010

Goode & Gooseberry Project: Mom's Favorite Recipes

It all started with a little idea after watching a big movie.

What if lil' ole me blogged through a cookbook like a certain favorite movie of mine???

I knew I wanted to blog through a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook... well... because we all know that I heart them ;) So I contacted Gooseberry Patch and told them about my idea and they fully supported it!

So then, I asked you--my dear readers-- to help me choose which book to cook through and you responded with a clear front-runner...

I am sooo stoked! Truth be told, this is the one I was secretly rooting for:)

Now, down to business! There is a great task at hand, but I am up for the challenge. 

You can keep up with the latest G & G activities right here on this blog or by clicking the icon on the sidebar that will take you to a current index of all the fun! 

Below is the beginning index of what this mom will be up to for quite some time! Come on in and let's get cookin'...

As you can see, I gots two down already-- Thank you FREEZE-O-RAMAs!

And I already have a couple on deck (coming soon)... I made my first official one last night! Yum!

Mom's Favorite Recipes describes itself as "What Moms are making everyday from all across the USA!"

It includes:

Outta Bed, Sleepyhead
  1. Buttermilk-Cornmeal Waffles
  2. Strawberry Bread
  3. Sunshine in a Glass
  4. Cheesy Potato Bake
  5. Mushroom-Noodle Omelet
  6. Cranberry Scones
  7. Sweet Apple Butter Muffins
  8. Golden Baked French Toast
  9. Sausage & Red Pepper Strata
  10. Graham Cracker Breakfast Cakes
  11. Buttermilk Pancakes
  12. Apple Lemon Pancakes
  13. Come-on-Over Casserole
  14. Egg & Mushroom Bake
  15. Cheese & Chive Scrambled Eggs
  16. Almond Coffee Cake
  17. Pecan Sticky Buns
  18. Upside-Down French Toast
  19. Swirled Coffee Cake
  20. Chocolate Chip Waffles
  21. Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
  22. Sweet Mini Apple Dumplings
  23. Warm Apple Wraps
  24. Southwestern Egg Casserole
  25. Zesty Brunch Quiche
  26. Western Style Quiche
  27. Ham & Cheese Cups
  28. Early Morning Breakfast
  29. Cinnamon Biscuits
  30. French Market Doughnuts
  31. Simple Citrus Coffee Cake
    It's Snack Time
    1. Friendship Cheese Ball
    2. Golden Cheese Puffs
    3. Crunchy Bacon-Cheese Dip
    4. Farmhouse Salsa
    5. Hoboken Artichoke Dip
    6. Sweet Onion Spread
    7. Hot Pecan Dip
    8. Grape Jelly Meatballs
    9. Quick Mini Sausage Wraps
    10. Lemonade with Strawberry Ice Cubes
    11. Cinnamon & Ginger Treats
    12. Pumpkin Dip
    13. Hot & Spicy Cheese Dip
    14. Creamy Dijon-Ham Spread
    15. Sparkling Raspberry Punch
    16. Tropical Smoothie
    17. Frozen Fruit Slush
    18. Always-Requested Spinach Dip
    19. Parmesan Tomatoes
    20. Stuffed Mushrooms
    21. Cucumber Spread
    22. Garden-Fresh Veggie Dip
    23. Zesty Bacon Spread
    24. 7-Layer Dip
    25. Dilly Dip
    26. A Toast for Any Occasion
    27. Veggie Roll-Ups
    28. Cheese Straws
    29. Italian Eggplant Sticks
    30. Hot Pepperoni Dip
    31. Creamy Mushroom Spread
    32. Baja Bites
    33. Pecan Wrapped Blue Cheese Ball
      Hot & Hearty... Soup's On!
      1. Cheesy Potato Soup
      2. Cream of Tomato Soup
      3. Chicken Pot-Pie Soup
      4. Rich & Meaty Chili
      5. Creamy Potato-Ham Soup
      6. Cheesy Corn Chowder
      7. Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
      8. French Onion Soup
      9. Rainbow Pasta Salad
      10. The Best-Ever Potato Salad
      11. Spinach Salad with Strawberries
      12. Marinated Cucumber Salad
      13. Crunchy Cauliflower Salad
      14. No-Peek Stew
      15. Tomato-Beef Stew
      16. Chicken & Dumplings
      17. Old Fashioned Pea Salad
      18. Snap Salad
      19. Texas Ranch Soup
      20. Cajun Corn Soup
      21. Italian Vegetable Soup
      22. Classic Broccoli Salad
      23. Creamy Grape Salad
      24. Corn-Avocado Salad
      25. Seashell Salad
      26. Family Reunion Salad
      27. Strawberry Rhubarb Salad
      28. Glistening Strawberry Salad
      29. Fresh Cranberry Salad
      30. Homestyle Kale Soup
      Don't Forget to Eat Your Veggies!
      1. Mom's Broccoli Casserole
      2. Family Gathering Potatoes
      3. Sweet Potato Crunch
      4. Spoonbread
      5. Cabbage Rolls
      6. Creamy Potatoes & Baby Peas
      7. Mom's Patio Beans
      8. Party Baked Beans
      9. Creamy Coleslaw
      10. Copper Pennies
      11. English Potato Cakes
      12. Garden Vegetable Pie
      13. Fast & Easy Zucchini Pie
      14. Yam Risotto
      15. Cheesy Spaghetti Bake
      16. Old-Settler Beans
      17. Spanish Rice
      18. Grandma Erma's Easy Corn Fritters
      19. Bacon-Spinach Quiche
      20. Favorite Corn Casserole
      21. Broccoli-Rice Delight
      22. Nana's Biscuits
      23. Sweet Potato Biscuits
      24. Sandwich Buns
      25. Wholesome Bread
      26. Hearty Harvest Loaves
      27. Parmesan Bread Sticks
      28. Banana-Nut Bread
      29. Chocolate-Zucchini Bread
      30. Apple Bread Pudding
      31. Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
      32. Scalloped Corn
      33. Old-Fashioned Baked Corn
      34. Buttery Cauliflower Casserole
      35. Crispy Green Bean Bake
      36. Carrots Au Gratin
      37. Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
      It's Six O'clock, Mom, What's for Dinner?
      1. Country Kitchen Beef & Vegetables
      2. Oven-Easy Beef Bake
      3. Skillet Honey Chicken-Coming Soon!
      4. Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken
      5. Cranberry Chicken
      6. Tuna Noodle Casserole
      7. Hot Chicken Salad
      8. Cabbage Roll Casserole
      9. Roasted Eggplant Parmesan
      10. Mom's Macaroni & Cheese
      11. Marvelous Meatloaf
      12. Applesauce Meatloaf
      13. Skillet Supper-Coming Soon!
      14. Broccoli-Ham Ring
      15. Easy Overnight Lasagna
      16. Italian Supper Casserole
      17. Sausage-Stuffing Balls
      18. The Best Pork Chops -Coming Soon!
      19. Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo
      20. Easy Tetrazzini
      21. Cheesy Slow-Cooker Chicken
      22. Slow-Cooker Mac & Cheese
      23. Slow-Cooker Lasagna
      24. Asparagus Pasta
      25. Hearty Pork Chop Dinner
      26. Chicken & Cornbread Bake
      27. Flaky Chicken Pot Pie
      28. Spicy Beef Casserole
      29. Pastisio
      30. Turkey Club Bake
      31. Chicken & Ham Roll-Ups
      32. Freeze & Bake Lasagna
      33. Layered Cheesy Pasta Bake
      34. Confetti Ziti
      35. Inside-Out Ravioli
      36. Zucchini Frittata
      No Dessert 'til You Clean Your Plate!
      1. Lemony Chocolate Chippers
      2. Frosted Orange Cookies
      3. Orange Pound Cake
      4. Missouri Pound Cake
      5. Brown Sugar Pound Cake
      6. Apple Pie with Crumb Topping
      7. Carmel Pecan Pie
      8. Black-Bottom Banana Bars
      9. Makin' My Own Sunshine Cake
      10. Shoo Fly Cake
      11. Rhubarb Robin
      12. Rhode Island Peach Slump
      13. Frozen Fruitcake Dessert
      14. Carmel Brownies
      15. Cocoa-Carmel Cake
      16. Cherry-Chocolate Marble Cake
      17. Aunt Florence's Best-Ever Cake
      18. Cheesecake Tarts
      19. Rocky Road Fudge Brownies
      20. Maple Drop Cookies
      21. Amish sugar Cookies
      22. Giant Chocolate Malt Cookies
      23. Spicy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
      24. Grandma's Teacakes
      25. Banana-Chocolate Chip Cookies
      26. Soft Gingerbread Cookies
      27. Oatmeal Sweets
      28. Peanut Butter Tassies
      29. Corn Flake Chews
      30. All American Trifle
      31. Lemonade Pie
      32. Watermelon Sorbet Pie
      33. Southern Biscuit Shortcakes
      Mom's Prize Winning Jams, Jellies, Pickles & Preserves
      1. Mom's Blackberry Jam
      2. Pumpkin Butter
      3. Colonial Apple Butter
      4. Red Raspberry Jam
      5. Homemade Strawberry Jam
      6. Strawberry Freezer Jam
      7. Slow-Cooker Apricot Preserves
      8. Pear Honey
      9. Slow-Cooker Peach Spread
      10. Gooseberry Jam
      11. Blueberry Chutney
      12. Cranberry Chutney
      13. Strawberry-Jalapeno Sauce
      14. Peach Salsa
      15. Salsa for a Year
      16. Red Pepper Jam
      17. Norma's BBQ Sauce
      18. All-Pasta Sauce
      19. Mom's Pickled Beets
      20. The Best-Ever Tomatoes
      21. Zucchini Relish
      22. Gingerberry Relish
      23. Gooseberry Relish
      24. Applesauce
      Clever Uses for Flea Market Finds
        1. Gelatin Mold Candle
        2. Celebration Cake Carrier
        3. Decoupage Step Stool
        4. Keepsake Frame
        5. Colander Wind Chime
        6. One-of-a Kind Lampshade
        7. Ruffled Lap Blanket
        8. Brown Sugar Scrub in a Jar
        9. Trinket Paperweight
        10. Charming Necklace
        11. Bottle Cap Push Pins & Magnets
        12. Fabric Yo-Yo Push Pins & Magnets
        13. Framed Note Board
        14. Heart Make-Do
        15. Relaxing Lavender Pillow
        16. Clever Peg Rack
        17. Vintage-Style Clock
        Whew! Let's get cookin' & craftin'... I gots work to do! 


        18 GOODe Thoughts:

        Love that movie too! These are some of my favorite cookbooks. Have fun with it!
        Enjoy your weekend, now get busy cooking! LOL

        Can I come live with you for the next few months? I can beg!!

        I need to get a move on this baking i've been wanting to do so badly each weekend with my girls...enjoy this journey! have a good weekend!

        What a great idea! You have a new follower now. Linking up from NFF.

        Loved that movie. So glad to have found you on the New Friend Friday follow. I'm looking forward to following your progress!
        Kathleen from

        HI there! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Blog Hop! Lovely Blog!You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

        thanks so much for coming to my blog today! I am now a new follower and look forward to reading more from you :) I also have just been learning to cook and LOVE it! Wish I did it earlier!

        What a fun idea! I have never heard of these cookbooks, I'll have to check them out. I will look forward to hearing about your cooking adventures!

        That was a great movie.
        That cookbook you have a picture of sounds like a good one to me.
        Thank-you for the follow.
        I am following your awesome blog too.
        Have a blessed weekend.

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        nice post! :)
        following back from

        I love that you are doing the Gooseberry challenge! I love love love their cookbooks!

        Thank you for visiting my blog today and following me! I hope you will stop by again!


        Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love you idea! I also love Goooseberry Patch.

        I'll definitely be following along to see your progress!

        How fun this will be! I am especially looking forward to the frosted orange cookies, the lemony chocolate chippers (can hardly believe it!) and those pound cakes.

        Follow you right back, and have fun with your project!

        For real? You're going to cook them all?

        Now, for some friendly teasing...is this going to be like Tice Talk Thursdays or 90 days to read the Bible? :) :) :)
        (You know I'm the same way. Have you seen the frequency of Turkey Tuesdays?)

        Thanks for joining us over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's fun to see everyone! Come on over tomorrow and sign up for our Spotlight Giveaway! We would love to have you!! xoxo

        Marni @ Sassy Sites!

        Thanks for joining us over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's fun to see everyone! Come on over tomorrow and sign up for our Spotlight Giveaway! We would love to have you!! xoxo

        Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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