Welcome to GOODEness Gracious

We're cooking up all kinds of GOODe things with a side of life! Come on in and check out our recipes, freezer cooking, super mommy secrets and common sense commentary on the GOODe life.


Come chill with me, baby, as we cook up a month's worth of family meals in just one day. So come on into my kitchen. We'll give you all the freezer cooking tips, tricks and recipes.

Goode and Gooseberry Patch Project

Join me as I cook my way through Gooseberry Patch's Cookbook--Mom's Favorite Recipes a la the Julie/Julia project.

Super Mommy Secrets

The world is full of Super Moms just like you that make the world go round. From play rooms to board rooms, check out how my Super Mommy friends make it all happen.

It's a GOODe Life

Life is made up of moments. The funny. The ordinary. The frustrating. Join us as we share a few of ours while we live the GOODe life in the hills of Indiana.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Goode & Gooseberry Project: Corn Flake Chews


This Goode & Gooseberry Patch Project recipe is super sweet: Corn Flake Chews.


You start out by bringing your corn syrup and sugar to a boil.

Then you grab your butter and peanut butter and toss ‘em in.

1 T Butter


and 1 Cup Peanut Butter to be exact.


Stir ‘em up until all melty…


Now remove from heat and add 6 cups corn flakes to coat.


Then spread them in a 9 x 13 pan


After they cool, cut into 24 squares.


Now prepare for the kiddos to be bouncing off the walls Winking smile 
These babies are SWEET and sugary.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Goode & Gooseberry Project: Zesty Brunch Quiche

Miss Add calls this Goode & Gooseberry Patch Project recipe "Morning Pizza".

It is otherwise known as Zesty Brunch Quiche.

You start with a frozen pie crust... 

Now my Mother-in-law makes the best from scratch pie crust ever... 


I make Pillsbury...just sayin'

Add 1 Cup of Shredded Cheese

And crumble up 4 slices of bacon... I was out of "real" bacon after making my Zesty Bacon Spread, so I opted for some turkey bacon. (Also note, I was making a double batch to freeze one up ;) )

Now slice up a couple green onions

And sprinkle them on top

Now take 1/2 Cup of your favorite salsa

And pour it into a bowl

Add 1/2 Cup of Milk

Add 3 eggs 

And wisk 'er up

Now pour on top of the cheese

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.

Let set 10 minutes before cutting.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Goode & Gooseberry Project: Cheesy Corn Chowder

There are few soups I enjoy more than a GOODe Corn Chowder... that is why I was stoked to find this Cheesy Corn Chowder recipe as one of the soups in my Goode & Gooseberry Patch Project!

Cheese and Corn Chowder!?! I can handle that combo...just sayin'

Pardon my bokeh (intentional fuzzy parts of the pic). 

I got some new glass (lenses) for my camera and I am learning how to use them... and it kind of makes me giddy ;)

Anyhoo... you are here for the recipes, not the macro lens... so I will get back to bizness ;)

Chop up one clove of garlic.

And one onion

Now throw 1 T of Butter into a hot stock pot

And saute until translucent. 

Add two peeled and chopped taters... and just cover with water... oh and ignore little bits that you missed with the peeler... it's called fiber folks ;)

Bring your taters to a boil, then reduce and let them simmer for 10 minutes.

Add in 2 cups of milk

1 can of corn (drained) and 1 can of creamed corn

And 1 can of Cheddar Cheese Soup

Add some salt to taste... (and get super excited about your macro's ability to capture salt granules mid-flight)

Add I added fresh cracked black pepper instead of cayenne... because I have the most awesome flavorful black pepper I have ever tasted and I am not so "hot" on the cayenne... just sayin'

Now add 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar, mix 'er up and cook until taters are tender.

Then, serve 'er up

Yummy fall warm-up in a bowl.


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You're Invited: Chill with the FREEZE-O-RAMA Mama

Ok ladies (and gents ;) )... have you ever said:

"Self, I'd really like to give that freezer cookin' a try, but I just have never got around to doing it."

Well here is your chance.

Some of my bloggy gal pals and I are getting together in November to Chill, baby...

Freezer Cook that is...

And, you dear reader are invited to chill with us!

Now don't leave us hangin'...

You are welcome to freeze up a month's worth of food or just freeze a single dish... the only requirement is that you "Chill out" (or "Chill up" according to Miss Add ;) ) in some form or fashion?

Once you "Chill out/up", plan on linking up a frosty post with us on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 right here with the FREEZE-O-RAMA Mama and friends with our very first "Chillin'"

Need some freezing tips or recipes? Check out our FREEZE-O-RAMA page.

Stay tuned!


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