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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Gooseberry Patch's Homestyle in a Hurry: A Review, A Surprise & A Giveaway

Hello Readers!

I'm baa--aack ;) My kitchen is still in the final stages of remodel--mainly painting, painting and more painting. That and a little plumbing issue that should be taken care of next week... but for the most part it is done and I just can't WAIT for the big reveal :)

In the meantime, I thought I might share with you a great little cookbook that my GOODe ole friends at Gooseberry Patch sent me:

Gooseberry Patch asked me to review Homestyle in a Hurry (to be released Jan. 3), a lovely quick fix cookbook, as one of their Early Bird Reviewers.


I was tickled pink to receive this book. It is so perfect for those nights when you want something homemade but you don't have a lot of time or energy to make something elaborate. The book is full of great recipes that are quick and simple, but totally delish.


Recipes like Parmesan Crust Pork Chops... YUM!!!


Oh, and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes...


You simply cannot go wrong with rosemary...just sayin' 

I just love all the great combination of flavors in this book that are simple and fast, yet provide great flavorful options for my family.


And then there is a REALLY familiar recipes right there in them there pages...one that, truth be told, came as quite the surprise to the Goodes...


Hmmm... that looks A LOT like our Super Easy Puddin' Cake... which looks really fancy, but is super easy... thus the name...


Wait a minute, that is what they called it too...


Surprise! I was totally shocked to see my name right there in a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook! 

Ya see, I hadn't received notification yet, since the reviewers receive their copies so early, so it was such an awesome surprise to learn all on my own :)

I literally screamed out loud... Miss Add didn't know what the heck was going on :)


Puddie was excited too..about the cookbook, but even more so about the fact that he knew I would be making another Puddin' Cake ;)


Now while I can't give each of you a piece of this 3 ingredient family favorite, I will share the recipes to all three dishes mentioned above later this week.

In the meantime, my GOODe friends at Gooseberry Patch sent me a copy of Homestyle in a Hurry for one of my lucky readers!

To enter to win, you can use as many or as little of the entry opportunities below as you would like--don't feel pressured to do them all. You DO need to leave a separate comment for each entry though.
Not interested in the giveaway? Visit their store to reserve your copy today.
Winner will be chosen at random after 9 pm EDT on Monday, January 10.
GOODe Luck!

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258 GOODe Thoughts:

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Would love to win a copy of this cookbook! I've tried several recipes that you posted, and they were wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

I would love to win this awesome cookbook.....I love trying new recipes and the ones you show here look so GOOD!!
I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook, I will be checking out The Real Farmerwives of America & Friends on facebook, I recieve your emails and also fan you on facebook :)
Thanks for the chance to win this book it will make my day.

Happy New Years!!
Patti

I follow, like a shadow stuck to your side.

Thanx for hosting such a terrific giveaway alongside with Gooseberry Patch.

You girls ROCK!!!

I follow, like a shadow stuck to your side.

Thanx for hosting such a terrific giveaway alongside with Gooseberry Patch.

You girls ROCK!!!

I sooooo know you missed me. RIGHT?!? That's why I'm back to leave a comment. Oh and too also tell you how I'm a silent follower that stalks your blog for food Goodeness!!!

Keepin' it real.

I'mmmmm backkkkk!!!!

Decisions, decisions. I pretty much live on the Gooseberry Patch blog and store site, drooling over their fares; though I couldn't possible choose just one. Seriously, their cookbooks are like an addiction for this girl though I often fare well to hit up my local library to help from breaking the bank.

That said, I'd so LOVE to win this cookbook!!!

Carol :)

No doubt, I'm already a fan of the Gooseberry Patch Facebook page. Here's to more promotion and possibly another chapter revealed...WAH HOO!!!

•Subscribe to GOODEness Gracious through feed or email (see right column)I follow here to keep my email free
•Fan GOODEness Gracious on Facebookyet to do
•Follow @crisgoode on TwitterI don't twitter...sigh
•Fan my bloggy pals--The Real Farmwives of America & Friends --on Facebookyet to do
•Blog about this giveawayyet to do
•Share this giveaway on Facebookyet to do
•Tweet this #giveaway (include @crisgoode and @gooseberrypatch in the tweet).again I don't twitter
•Follow @gooseberrypatch on Twitterecho the last comment

HERE'S TO HOPING!!!

Oh, I would so love to win this cookbook!! As someone who works way too much, this sounds like something my family would really appreciate!

I also subscribe through email.

And I follow with google friend connect. See, I really do like this site!!

congrats on getting featured in this cookbook!!!

I tweeted about this giveaway!

I follow Gooseberry Pattch on facebook.

I follow @gooseberrypatch on twitter.

I also follow Gooseberry on Facebook and liked your page also. I can't wait until this book comes out!!

i follow goodeness gracious through GFC!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

i like goodeness gracious on facebook!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

What a lovely surprise for you. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your recipe this week.

i like gooseberry patch on facebook!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

I subscribe to your blog through email. Thanks!

i wanted the newest christmas cook/craft book, but i didnt get around to ordering it, that would be my favorite to get right now so i can use it for next year!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

I fanned GOODEness Gracious on facebook. Thanks!

i subscribe to your emails!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

I fanned The Real Farmwives of America on facebook. Thanks!

Those recipes look yummy. Looking forward to seeing the recipes. Please enter me into your giveaway. :)

Thanks for the sneak peeks! I would so love to win this cookbook. I've been collecting them for a long time and need a new one to add to my HUGE collection.

Love your blog! Would love to win this cookbook :)

Congrats on becoming a reviewer for GBP...that's so exciting. I NEED to try your pudding cake recipe...it was IN the book...that's way too cool!! Huge fan of their books I'd love to have another one!

Would LOVE to win this cookbook, sounds like me kind of book. I am a full time employee, mother and attend classes in the evening. I need some inspiration to keep supper fast, simple yet homemade for my husband and children

I follow GOODEness Gracious through Google Friend Connect.

I subscribe to GOODEness Gracious via email.

I can't wait to try the pudding cake. Looks yummy.

I "Like" you on Facebook. (Susan Brown Hatcher)

I follow @crisgoode on Twitter.
(@sebh55)

I shared this giveaway on Facebook.
(Susan Brown Hatcher)

I so love GooseBerry patch and the pork chop recipe sounds dreamy...just became a follower...love to be entered...

I tweeted about this giveaway. @sebh55

Just started following blog... would love to win.

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

I follow @gooseberrypatch on Twitter.

Just subscribed to Goodeness Gracious by email

This cookbook sounds like it would be perfect in my collection of cookbooks and recipes! I love to cook and often need something in a hurry. Thank you for the chance at winning! Congratulations on finding yourself in this cookbook! How fun that must have been. :-)

Just liked The Real Famwives of America & Friends

I follow Gooseberry Patch on FB.

I visited Gooseberry Patch's Store and would love to have the Quick & Easy Family Favorites Cookbook.

The cookbook on Gooseberry's Store that I would love to have is the new Cupcake, Cookie and Brownie recipes. Went to their site to check it out!!

This cookbook sounds wonderful! Of course all the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks do! Would love to win it!

I'm following GOODEness Gracious on Facebook

I'm following your pals, The Real farmwives of America on Facebook

I visited the Gooseberry Patch store. I would love to have any of the slowcooker cookbooks, but particularly the "Slow Cookers, Casseroles & Skillets". (I would love to have any of them, to be honest with you.) ;-)

I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

I now follow you on FB, too. :-)

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

I've subscribed to GOODEness Gracious thru email! Look forward to it!

I'm with you, gotta love rosemary!! Recipes look scrumptious!! Can't wait to try those chops!!

Glad your kitchen is just about ready! I applaud your ability to stay sane during all of this!

Love your blog! I'm now following via Google Friend Connect.

I've subscribed to your email now too. :)

...aaaaand "liked" you on Facebook. BTW, I was first sent to you by Gooseberry Patch via Facebook.

I shared this on Facebook.

That cake looks AMAZING -- can't wait to try it!

Congrats on making it into the book. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Fan on FB now.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to win Homestyle in a Hurry.

I subscribed to your emails.

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook.

I went to gooseberrypatch.com and would like Slow Cookers, Casseroles & Skillets Cookbook.

A gooseberry patch cookbook giveaway, a great way to start the New Year!

Wow, how exciting to have a recipe in their book! i'm a big fan of gooseberry patch. thanks for the opportunity

Love these cookbooks!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Thanks for the chance to win this cookbook!! I love love love Gooseberry Patch and am a fan of theirs on facebook, also I will be a fan of yours on facebook as soon as I send this comment. I agreed to follow you as a google friend and accepted you for emails. Hmmm lets see, I will post you to my facebook page, I don't have a blog so can't do that and I will twitter you and also Gooseberry Patch! Is that it? This is my first visit to your blog and I do love it! I have found alot of nice blogs via Gooseberry Patch!!
Thanks and Happy New Year!!
Lynne

Oh and I will also fan the Real Farmwives of America on facebook!!

Oh and I also visited the Gooseberry Patch online store today and bought a few things from their after Christmas clearance sale! I love ALL their cookbooks and have a bunch already but a girl can never have too many Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, am I right?!!

The Parmesan Pork Chops & Rosemary Roasted Potates sound sooo yummy together...can't wait for the recipes!

I would LOVE to win a copy of this cookbook!! Of course I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch ...and you too. My family loves the recipes. Please, please give me a copy of the cookbook. You will make my family and me oh so happy! Thanks for all you do. xo

How awesome to have your recipe featured in one of their cookbooks. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect.

Thanks for having a tie-in to The Real Farmwives of America & Friends. I'm a fan of them on Facebook. :-)

So excited for a new Gooseberry Patch book...your pictures of the recipes previewed look so yummy...thanks for sharing them...congratulations on your recipe being published!!!

I'd love to win this book! Thanks

I want that cake!!! Yummy!

I subscribe to your feed!

I also like Gooseberry on facebook!

I'm always looking for new recipes to try! I would love to win a copy.

I would love this cookbook. It's just what I need.

I subscribe through atom feeder.

I follow through google friend connect.

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook.

wtg Cris!!!! I can't wait to check out the cookbook myself.
Happy Monday.

This book looks great....please enter me in the giveaway! :)

I just subscribed to GOODEness Gracious through email! :)

And I just 'fanned/liked' GOODEness Gracious on Facebook! :)

And I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook! :)

And I just visited Gooseberry Patch's Store and I would love to have the '101 Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook' or the 'Slow Cookers, Casseroles & Skillets Cookbook'! :)

And I just visited Gooseberry Patch's Store and I would love to have the '101 Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook' or the 'Slow Cookers, Casseroles & Skillets Cookbook'! :)

I would love to win this cookbook! Thank you for the chance to win. Your blog is just awesome, love all the wonderful recipes with pictures you post!

So cool. I know someone who is published now! I feel so lucky to call you friend. Can I have an autographed copy? I am buying this puppy just so I can make you autograph it. Please remember your dear friend Leah when you are rich and famous. Love you!

I follow you via google friend connect!

I would love to win this giveaway!!! Gooseberry patch is my go to source of recipes for all of my weekly meals...my family loves them! Thank you for this great giveaway!

I "liked" you on facebook!!! :):):)

I "liked" gooseberry patch on facebook.

I shared this giveaway on my facebook!

I "Liked" your bloggy pals--The Real Farmwives of America & Friends on Facebook.

I follow gooseberry patch on twitter.

I visited the gooseberry patch store and looked around...I love it!!! The cookbook I would love to have would be this one!! It looks like it contains some fab recipes!

I would love to have this cookbook. It would be great for those nights I get home from work and don't really want to cook. I friended you on Facebook.

I would love to get this cookbook. I already "liked" Gooseberry Patch and I just now "liked" your facebook account and I signed up for your emails. Thanks!

Love Gooseberry Patch! Thank you for the giveaway! I just signed up to follow through GFC. :)

lampuntomyfeetemail(at)gmail(dot)com

Now follow through email.

lampuntomyfeetemail(at)gmail(dot)com

I would love to have the book "Slow Cookers, Casseroles, and Skillets". I love all your recipes!

I would love to win this copy of Gooseberry's Homestyle in a Hurry Cookbook. I love Gooseberry Cookbooks. I followed all the requests.
•Follow GOODEness Gracious through Google Friend Connect (at the top of the right column).
•Subscribe to GOODEness Gracious through feed or email (see right column)
•Comment on this post.
•Fan GOODEness Gracious on Facebook
•Follow @crisgoode on Twitter
•Fan my bloggy pals--The Real Farmwives of America & Friends --on Facebook
•Blog about this giveaway.
•Share this giveaway on Facebook
•Tweet this #giveaway (include @crisgoode and @gooseberrypatch in the tweet).
•Fan Gooseberry Patch on Facebook
•Follow @gooseberrypatch on Twitter

Would love to win this cookbook. Your Puddin Cake sounds wonderful!

Following your blog. Thx for the chance to win.

I wish I could subscribe to your blog but I get so many emails as it is. However, I visit the blogs I follow as often as possible. Thx again for another chance to win.

"seperate comment for each entry" Leaving my comment for antoher entry. Thx again for another chance to win!

Liked "GOODEness Gracious" on FB. Thx again for another chance to win.

I don't Twitter. :-( I can't figure the whole thing out. FB is enough for me. Thx again for another chance to win.

"The Real Farmwives of America and Friends?" Sounds like my kind of gals! Liked on FB. Thx again for another chance to win.

I have two current blogs... one is a business site for my business only (paper crafting) and the other is a Community Bible Study site for my youth students. I only blog business on my business site and only blog about our CBS lessons on the other. However, I can post a button for your site along with a link about the give-away. I hope that is alright. Here is the link to the CBS site... http://cbsnewalbany.blogspot.com/ Thx for yet another chance to win!

Since I'm not sure how to "share" the giveaway on FB, I did "like" it from your blog. I hope that counts as another entry, he he. Thx again for another chance to win!

Once again, I don't tweet. FB is enough for me to keep up with. Thx for another chance to win (I hope.)

Already a Gooseberry Patch fan on FB. Love it Love Love it!!! Thx for yet another chance to win!

Sigh... I don't twitter. I hope this counts as another chance to win though. (Are you laughing at me yet?! eh he he)

"Super Fast Slow Cooking" Thx for another chance to win!

I was already a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. LOVE their cookbooks!

And the cookbook I'd most love to have (besides "Homestyle in a Hurry"?) is "Super-Fast Slow Cooking." I guess I know what to ask for for my birthday! :)

Throwing my name into the hat! Thank you for the chance!

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Oh this looks like a great cookbook!

~ Blaire

I follow your blog too!

Wish I did FB and Twitter just so that I could get extra entries. Oh well... :)

~ Blaire

... The only bad thing with the Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks is that with so many delicious recipes you try and try and try... and finally you get two things for sure: a bigger belly and a thinner pocket! Don't you think? Ha ha ha ha ha. I'd love to win this book!

LOVE TO WIN THIS COOKBOOK!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

MY FAVORITE WOULD BE "HOMESTYLE IN A HURRY"! THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Great pictures!! Would love to win a copy of the cookbook. Thanks for the opportunity.

I came from the Gooseberry Patch blog and would love to win a copy of the cookbook!

I'm a Facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch, too!

I absolutely love, Love, LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!! I love cooking great meals and desserts for my family and Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are the only cookbooks I will use!! They are the BEST!! Winning a copy of Homestyle in a Hurry would be so wonderful!! Thanks for offering this special opportunity to own a copy!!

We just finished remodeling our kitchen and it is wonderful. I would love to have another cookbook from Gooseberry Patch. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

Great post! Love Gooseberry Patch and your cake looks delicious!

I have subscribed to GOODEness Gracious through email.

I'm following you on Twitter.

I already follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter.

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Looking at the Gooseberry Patch store I want the Slow Cookers, Casseroles & Skillets cookbook...and of course this Homestyle in a Hurry cookbook.

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Oh, I'd love to win this cookbook. thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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all of gooseberry books look wonderful. But since I have to choose one I'd choose
crafts and gifts

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big gooseberry fan

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blogged about your giveaway.

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-have-to-tell-you.html

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Always happy to find another Foodie on line!
I am following your blog now and look forward to many heartwarming stories and recipes.
lindanuts@yahoo.com
★Linda★

I am a Gooseberry Patch Facebook fan.
★Linda★

I am a Facebook fan of Real Farmwives.
How cute is that? Love it!
★Linda★

I am posting this giveaway on my Face book page.
★Linda★

I love all Gooseberry Patch cookbooks but I am really interested in Sunday Dinners at Grandma's.
★Linda★

The book I would love to purchase is the Grandma's Home Cooking... which I think comes out later this month.

I follow Gooseberry Patch on FB!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

would love to win a copy of this cookbook... love all of my gooseberry cookbooks. Always great recipes!

Thanks!

I follow you on twitter! (i'm @anna_r)

I follow Gooseberry Patch on twitter!

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook!

I would love to win this cookbook! GBP's recipes are all so yummy, and these look just right for our busy family.

One title I don't yet have from GBP is their Homemade Harvest. This one looks so sweet and fun!

Following via google friend connect - I'd love to win the cookbook!

Public follower on Google Friend Connect. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Comment on this blog: I love the upbeat attmostphere! The need to contribute to the busy housewife to make her day better is what attracted me to you blog. ybutler@oppcatv.com

I am a fan of GOODEness Graclous on Facebook. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Fan on Real Farmwives of America & Friends on Facebook. Thanks for all the entries on this great giveaway
ybutler@oppcatv.com

I like GP and this cookbook!!

I love your blog and you have gotten me totally hooked on Gooseberry Patch! That cake lookes amazing!!

I love gooseberry patch- have several of their wonderful cookbooks-
your cake looks very yummy!

following your blog with GFC

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