Tuesday, October 04, 2011

101 Hearty Recipes: Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway!

I don't think I have words to describe how excited I am about this review and giveaway because I'm like the biggest Gooseberry Patch fan ever.    I have been collecting the cookbooks for a while and have quite a few.

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I think one of the things that most captivates me about these cookbooks is not only the easy and delicious recipes, but the cute and really helpful ideas that are littered throughout the pages.

When I was contacted by Gooseberry Patch and asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their cookbooks, I was so excited that I could hardly wait for the book to arrive in the mail.

Oh this book is full of yummy recipes, the minute it arrived I sat down at the kitchen table and started marking which ones I would try and let me just say that I think there may be one or two pages in the whole book that didn't get marked *snort*

Gooseberry Patch's 101 Hearty recipes is chock full of goodness and if you're a fan of cookbooks with pictures for every recipe, then this one is for you.

Main and Side Dishes, Speedy and Satisfying, Casual and Comforting, Desserts and a bunch of recipes that are perfect for gift giving year round.

So here are the first 3 recipes that I tried.......and trust me, I'll be trying many many more.

Cornbread Chicken Pot Pie
Submitted by Roberta Valella, Minot, ND

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Brown Sugar Barbecue Sandwiches (SO GOOD)
Submitted by Kathy Majeske, Denver, PA

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Bowties and Blush
Submitted by Brooke Sottosanti, Brunswick, OH

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They were all very good but I will say that the one that got the biggest thumbs up from the family, were the Brown Sugar Barbecue Sandwiches. Mmmmm those were delicious!

So here's the deal, the wonderful folks at Gooseberry Patch, sent me an extra copy of the Gooseberry Patch's 101 Hearty Recipes to giveaway to a lucky winner on my blog.

Here's How to Enter:

Leave me a comment on this post, please be sure to include your email address so that I have a way of contacting you if you are the winner.

Follow Full Bellies, Happy Kids on Facebook and while you're there, pop on over and follow the Gooseberry Patch page as well, you won't regret it :)

That's it. 
The contest will run until next week Tuesday,   October 11, 2011.  I will then draw a winner using Random.org.   Contest is open to everyone and by that I mean, everywhere in the world.  :)

If you think your friends or family would enjoy the cookbook, be sure to let them know about the giveaway :)

Good Luck!

76 comments:

  1. Mmm they all look good, I thinkthe bowties sounds tasty right now! I follow you both on FB already. =)

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  2. i just herd of them while picking up a mag today at meijer!! i am in love i so need this cookbook!!!! my email is roxyred609@aol.com thanks again!! cant wait to check ur site put too and see what its all about!!

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  3. Sounds like some very good recipes!! They look so yummy!!! Would love to win this! Since seeing so many of your yummy recipes I have been cooking a lot more and loving it!!

    Follow you on FB and will follow them too!!
    Oh and I think you have my email but..
    nicolyn75@yahoo.com

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  4. mary fanara coleman1:54 PM

    I only have two GP cookbooks right now. Just started collecting. I actually won one and my neighbor gave me one. Thanks so much for the chance to win one of these outstanding cookbooks.....Crossing my fingers. I LOVE GOOSEBERRY PATCH!!!....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  5. The Cornbread Chicken Pot Pie sound yummy. I love Gooseberry Patch also, I have 8 or 10 of their cookbooks. Would love to win this one. clostrander at hotmail dot com

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  6. Yummo. my2andnomore@yahoo.com

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  7. Samantha Nelson2:45 PM

    The brown sugar barbecue sandwich's look amazing!!! I follow you on facebook already and will be following them too now!! nelsonsamantha@yahoo.com

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  8. Jessica C.4:05 PM

    Those recipes sound very yummy! Will have to try them out. Thanks!

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  9. Rosalie6:40 PM

    I follow you on facebook and really enjoy it. I'll be sure to have a look and their page too. The bowties look wonderful. I would love win a cookbook. my email is rosalie564@hotmail.com.

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  10. Khyra7:02 PM

    Looking good, would love to win this :)
    khyra.dure@hotmail.com

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  11. The cornbread chicken pot pie looks so good. Actually all the food photos look amazing. I'm sitting here at 6:25 a.m. and I'm so hungry. I'm off to check out facebook. Take care.

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  12. I love GP! Their recipes are simple and delicious! My email is noahsmom1008@gmail.com. I like Full Bellies on FB and I like GP on FB.

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  13. April V10:38 PM

    I would love to win! I LOVE Gooseberry Patch!

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  14. Mmmm - They all look good - but I think the Brown Sugar Sandwiches, served with slider rolls win! These will be a great addition to the "party food" I will be making later this month.

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  15. opps forgot email! Off for more coffee!

    82kellyp@gmail.com

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  16. Carla W11:38 PM

    Can't wait to try these Gooseberry Patch recipes!

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  17. Autumn J.12:30 AM

    I love Gooseberry Patch. What a fun give away. I'm now a Facebook follower. :)

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  18. Sarah6631:33 AM

    I would love to win, their recipes always sound amazing!

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  19. Jenny1:52 AM

    These recipes look great. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to be entered. PekletMom@gmail.com

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  20. kathy collins2:07 AM

    my name is kathy. the recipes look really good. can't wait to try them. i love your blogs and i love gooseberry patch. i would be so happy if i won this book and was able to add it to my collection.
    luckypookers9213@yahoo.com

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  21. i would like to enter to win a book..thx

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  22. Love cookbooks especially gooseberry.

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  23. Sounds like a good collection. Wouldn´t mind winning one... lol
    I Just love cooking!
    Best wishes to all here from Portugal !

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  24. Tammy Gates2:47 AM

    Oh! Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are wonderful! I always get them from my library! By the way, the meals look amazing! Your blog is fantastic. Our favorite is your cheeseburger and bacon meatloaf- just love it!

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  25. Casey3:02 AM

    I am soooo in love with Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I went on a serious Gooseberry buying spree a few months ago I literally didnt have a single one and went from 0-8 in one month haha! Yes, I guess you could say I am a little obsessed!! I am also a facebook follower of yours!

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  26. Lisa Smith3:12 AM

    I have a couple of their books myself...would love to win this one.

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  27. Susie D.3:15 AM

    I was just admiring a GP cookbook at Sams Club last week. Nice giveaway!

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  28. Rebecca McMullen3:15 AM

    I've been downloading the free Gooseberry Patch cookbooks on my Kindle for months now. This book sounds wonderful and I can't want to check it out also. Of course I've been following you and your food blog for a while now and was thrilled to see that Gooseberry Patch also has a FB page that I just "liked"

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  29. tasha3:17 AM

    enter me purdy please

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  30. You always make me drool! My husband thinks there is something wrong with me. LOL! I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I just had a recipe published in their new cookie cookbook.

    My email is: jenbrandes@gmail.com

    I already follow you on FB.

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  31. I love Gooseberry Patch books but lately have decided not buy cookbooks for awhile but I'd love to win one. My email address is sueannames@gmail.com.
    Sue

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  32. Love trying new stuff and I haven't ever used a Gooseberry cookbook before! I would love to check it out!

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  33. How exciting!
    I have never heard of Gooseberry Patch - I will start keeping an eye out. I love books that have pictures for every recipe. As they say - you eat with your eyes first. I have to know what something looks like before I'm interested in making it.

    Heehee...we are down to the very last pork rib from the honey chipotle crockpot recipe, and I think my husband and I are going to get into a knock-down-drag out over who gets to eat it tonight. :)

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  34. YUMMY! Recipes look awesome! Love your recipes and blog as well and would love to be entered in this Giveaway! :)
    My name is Kimberly and my email is sleepykim22@rochester.rr.com

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  35. I have never heard of these books, but they look awesome! I would love to enter.
    And now I am going to find you over on Facebook. :)

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  36. Georgia5:09 AM

    Everything looks tasty and I LOVE Gooseberry Patch.

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  37. I would LOVE to win too! I don't have any, but they are on the wish list.....

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  38. Meagan7:23 AM

    Love Gooseberry Patch. I just came in to my computer room to get their Gifts in a Jar book to get ideas for Christmas this year and checked your site!
    mchovik@yahoo.com

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  39. I enjoy your blog.I have never checked out the Goosberry Patch page but will tonight. Thanks for the great recipe
    Kara
    Kara7811@msn.com

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  40. Judith8:26 AM

    Yummy pictures, easy recipes and a very nice giveaway. What's not to 'like'?

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  41. Jennifer Grizzell8:39 AM

    I love my Gooseberry Patch cookbook. It has seasonal recipes and tips for decorating for various holidays. Super cute! I love your blog too :) my email is jennifer.grizzell@yahoo.com

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  42. I would love to win, I really like Goosberry Patch cookbooks. I have bought quite a few you have recommended over the years. :)

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  43. I like FB, HK on Facebook. :)

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  44. Masen9:31 AM

    I love Gooseberry Patch!
    masenbruce@ymail.com

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  45. Shana Jacobs10:29 AM

    I don't have a Gooseberry Patch cookbook, but if this is where you get a lot of your recipes....then sign me up! I follow you on FB and I will check Gooseberry Patch out tonight. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    tobynandzoe@gmail.com

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  46. marie steedle10:53 AM

    the cookbook looks very nice. i would like it very much if i won a copy ! - thanks for the chance!

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  47. Andrea D.11:25 AM

    I love Gooseberry Patch's cookbooks. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  48. couponclippingfun@gmail.com2:35 PM

    My mom had a gooseberry patch cookbook that I adored! I appreciate all the helpful ideas and interesting little crafts they add in between the recipes. Thanks for the chance to win! couponclippingfun@gmail.com

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  49. Jenny Hart2:48 PM

    I had never heard of Gooseberry Patch before, but the cookbooks sound wonderful! coloradoharts@msn.com

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  50. I have two Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to win this one.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. I have liked `Full Bellies, Happy Kids` on facebook.

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  52. Wonderful sounding recipes as usual coming from you Sandra. This looks like a delightful cookbook that is for sure. I'd love to enter and hopefully win. I don't go to FB, but I am a follower of you here and your other wonderful blog too.

    FlowerLady

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  53. Weird, I thought I posted a comment, but it didn't show up. Anyway, these recipes sounds wonderful as usual coming from you. This cookbook looks delightful and it would be nice to be the winner. I am not a member of FB but do follow you here and your other wonderful blog.

    FlowerLady

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  54. I love Gooseberry Patch and would love to win a book. Winter is coming.
    email is sueannames@gmail.com.
    sue

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  55. Sylvia4:49 AM

    I am a huge fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! The Bowties and Blush sound yummy!

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  56. Sebrina5:00 AM

    I would love to have a cookbook! I already follow Gooseberry Patch!!

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  57. I love Gooseberry Patch Books! Always full of "real" recipes that real families will eat! I love how cute that make everything too! There holiday books are always so so good! The newest GBP that I bought is their "Sunday Dinner at Grandma's" and I love it! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  58. i have never heard of gooseberry patch, but love to win one. email: busyuk1977@yahoo.com

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  59. Katie5:36 AM

    Wonderful giveaway!!

    wife2one_mom2five@yahoo.com

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  60. Please enter me in your draw. I don't have any Goosepath books, but the recipes sound yummy.

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  61. Sounds like a wonderful cookbook. Count me in!
    anitaphilipps@yahoo.com

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  62. I would love to win a "Gooseberry" cookbook. I don't own any and I always think they look very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win one. Debbi

    faustx2@yahoo.com

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  63. Okay, now I have to go try that pasta this weekend! Yum.

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  64. Carrie5:13 AM

    Please enter me into the drawing. I LOVE their recipes!

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  65. I would love a copy of Gooseberry!!

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  66. Melissa castro7:22 AM

    The pasta looks amazing!

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  67. Nikita3:09 PM

    First time hearing about it, but if you're using it, recipes must be great.. because I can't seem to stop making your recipes. nmvs1984@hotmail.com

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  68. Melissa Slusher4:51 PM

    I have had to start working nights, so my husband has been learning to cook. Winning one of these would truely help him out and win with our kids too.

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  69. Amy Monteiro1:24 AM

    I would love a chance to win a cookbook, I look at your blog faithfully for family dinners! amysangel10102@gmail.com

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  70. Hannah3:32 PM

    count me in! Thanks

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  71. Hannah3:33 PM

    oops forgot to give my email address: hanniieee@gmail.com

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  72. Shirley8:43 PM

    Just found your blog and I will be returning again and again. Thanks for all the yummy recipes!

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  73. Pick me Pick me!!

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  74. Excited to follow ur post!! thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!

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  75. Debra Disney-Dior3:38 PM

    Oh no! It's been a dreadful week and when I say, dreadful...I can't even talk about it because it's heartbreaking and this is a happy place but still my heart is breaking and how can so many things happen in the course of "one week?' If I wrote what about the events of my "one week" -- I'd have a best seller.Kleenex would go out of business -- so would Visine. It IS October 11th, in Tucson, Arizona, It's 10:17 mst -- I THINK Arizona is on mst, or maybe they are on the "Arizona, and a portion of Indiana, share the same time zone -- " time zone." Indiana isn't a mountain state neither is Arizona,so maybe Arizona is something else? If I wasn't a blonde I'd have no excuse! Am I supposed to say something happy? Like, ummm, I wish I were visiting Disneyland.Well,maybe if I wore a red polka dot dress, I'd be happy.Gosh, do polka dots make ones butt look big? Bigger? I love Goose Berry Patch everything-- especially the "best friends" whom always seem to have "bad hair days." Not the REAL FRIENDS -- THE DRAWN ONES. If you want to sigh,take a look at the cover of book 13! i ADORE cake.OMG! I don't like gooseberry pie. I had ONE bite of it at Knott's Berry Farm,or was it at Marie Callenders? I am thrilled I forgot where I ate it because I won't do THAT again! My emaill address is ...DebraDisney-Dior@comcast.net,and you ARE welcome to ask about my week, :(

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  76. Debra Disney-Dior4:08 PM

    Oh no! I forgot to say, "Thank you, for ALL your great recipes -- all the time -- always the best recipes and more often than not -- never saw the recipes before recipes." Really. They are SO good,it is a wonder that no one has been tempted to "steal them." :) <----------- Happy face, YAY! My ALL time favorite recipe is your BOLO MARMORE cake,which I call " the best unbirthday,or belated birthday cake that I've ever had."That was back in October 2008 after the 9th,or early November 2008. OMGoodness,I DID have 2 birthday cakes that year -- I guess that makes up for my not having one this year -- and I am NOT complaining because that would mean I couldn't be sad that no one wished me a happy birthday or sent a card or a smoke signal. Well, no need for smoke signals because I went to the reservation, alone, and lost -- no I gave a donation to the casino! There are times, when one can be SO alone in this world -- even though there are 10 little Indians in the corner. Oh woe is me. Ummm, how does one write a happy ending? I apologize. I do. I saw the contest and all I wanted to do was enter happily and make a happy exit. I am NOT a party pooper. Sometimes one just needs a pooper scooper. I AM happy! Remember this? :) <----------------- me being. Night all!

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