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--Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gooseberry Patch Book Giveaway!!

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a giveaway and today I am giving away one of my favorite things. A Gooseberry Patch Cookbook: Slow Cooking All Year Round.
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If you’ve hung around here long enough you know that I am a big fan of Gooseberry Patch. The obsession started many years ago with their Christmas book series but it’s since evolved into many of their other cookbooks as well.

Here’s one thing I love about their cookbooks. They are composed of real recipes from real people like you and me.

I also found that the recipes are easily converted to suit many needs. We for one are a gluten free family. I can easily take a recipe and make it gluten free by simply replacing a few ingredients.

Do you cook from scratch? I do. So if it calls for a can of cream of chicken soup or something just replace it with your homemade. It’s as simple as that. Don’t let ingredients scare you. You’re the boss. Who’s the boss? You’re the boss. *wink*

This particular cookbook was right up my alley. I don’t use my crockpot as much as I would like, so when I was sent this book to review, I got all excited.

If you like using your crockpot you’ll love the abundance of recipes in this book. Take a look at the Table of Contents:

Warming Winter Dishes
Simply Speedy Springtime
Slow and Easy Summer
Hearty Harvest Favorites

As you can see it will take you all through the year with their delicious recipes.
I’ve already tried a few that were easy peasy and got 5 thumbs up from my family.
Here’s one of them.

Thai Peanut Chicken
3/4 cup salsa
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 c. light coconut milk
2 T. lime juice
 1 T. soy sauce
1 T. sugar
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 T. fresh ginger, peeled and grated or 1 T. ground ginger
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into pieces (I used chicken breasts and it came out fine)
Cooked Rice
Garnish: Chopped Peanuts and Chopped Cilantro
Combine salsa, peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger in a slow cooker; mix well. Add chicken; stir to coat. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 hours (I did high for 4) or until chicken is very tender and sauce has thickened. Serve over rice; garnish as desired. Serves 4.
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It was really good. I’ve also tried the Skinny Italian Creamy Chicken. That was super good and easy too. The next recipe on the list is Crockery Chicken Parmigiana.

So what I’m saying is, if you love your crockpot you’ll love this book.  Use the rafflecopter below to submit your entries to win. Open to U.S. Residents and Canada.

You can also find Gooseberry Patch on their blog where they share more recipes and keep you up to date on their giveaways.

Gooseberry Patch provided me with a book to review and a book to giveaway in exchange for an honest review.
XOXO,
Kim

94 comments:

  1. My favorite thing to make in a Crock pot is Beef Tips and Noodles

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  2. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I had recipes published in two of them so far. :-)

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  3. My favorite thing to make in the crockpot is chicken stock... and chili. :) You know where to find me! :) hee hee

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  5. My favorite thing to make in the crock pot is stew! Thank you for the giveaway! I love GB books.

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  6. I love to make chilli in my crock pot
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Okay, not working, I'll try again. My favorite thing to make is pork loin with dried onion soup mix, then served with egg noodles. Yum!

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  8. I love these cookbooks, I only have three, since they are pricey, but I did get one for Christmas. So excited! and hope I win :)

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  9. My favorite thing to do in a crockpot is a whole chicken. It gets so juicy and tender. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveway, hugs, Lecia123@verizon.net

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  10. My favorite thing to make in my slow cooker is beef barley soup.

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  11. Love using crockpots! Use one for lunch almost daily

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  12. I really like Italian Beef Roast where you put a jar of pepperoncini in with the roast and slow cook it. I believe it's another GP recipe. nannyrae2003@yahoo.com

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  13. My favorite thing to make in my Crockpot slow cooker is organic chicken and organic chicken stock. It's tasty good and the broth is so good for my body :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather

    p.s. I have to eat gluten free, too. So I when I read that your family is gluten free, that made me smile :) :)

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  14. My favorite thing in the slow cooker is Beef Burgundy - love to come home to this delicious aroma in the house!

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  15. I'm going to pass on the giveaway because we don't own a slow cooker! DH, the resident chef, uses a cast iron French oven on the gas stove to cook anything slow.

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  16. There is a recipe I have for chicken and wild rice and cheese soup...it is so yummy...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  17. One of my favorite things I have ever made in the crockpot was a pork loin with cranberry sauce and chili sauce. I was skeptical at first but it was delicious!

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  18. jenn.cap@gmail.com is the address to reach me at (Jenn / pork loin with cranberry)

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  19. I love Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese!

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  20. Contact me at: rhondaarwood@gmail.com

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  21. I love to cook in my crock pot! My newest recipe is my new favorite,pork roast with cabbage.

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  22. Anything! Scandinavian Dill Pot Roast, Chicken n Rice, Beef Stroganoff, etc., etc., etc.

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  23. My favorite thing to make in the crockpot is classic chuck roast with carrots and potatoes--and it's my hubby's favorite thing to eat, too!

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  25. I love my crock-pot and I was just thinking two things that would make the cookbook a lifesaver. One - I need more crock-pot recipes, and two - I was considering writing a cookbook using basic ingredients. It's true so many cookbooks use ingredients most of us don't have. I really need cookbooks that have recipes that are easy and simple with ingredients I already have at home. I would love to win this!
    Ok - my favorite thing to make is a bean and ground beef taco mix for taco salad.

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  26. I love the crockpot! I need to use mine more again. I guess my faves right now are chicken chili and applesauce.

    Big crock-pots-are-slow-cookers-but-are-all-slow-cookers-crock-pots size hugs to you!! Love you sweet friend!!

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  27. I need to make better use of my slow cooker. :) I love to make chicken and dumplings, too.

    That peanut chicken you tried looks really good!! I might have to try that with the boys. I wonder what they would think?

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  28. My favorite thing to make is creamy chicken soft tacos...yummy!

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  29. My favorite thing is my husband's shredded beef that we use for burritos! Yum!

    My email is:

    diddlesanddumplings@hotmail.com

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  30. My favorite thing to make in the crockpot is beef stew.

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  31. I love cheesey potatoes in the crock pot. I also make a Mexican casserole that my husband loves!

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  32. Love collecting these books. Great recipes!1

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  33. I love making many things in the crockpot ... stew is a given (both beef and venison) but bbq chicken is awesome ... falls apart to make bbq chicken sandwiches/sliders perfectly.

    kathie1126 @ gmail dot com

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  34. My favorite thing to cook in the crockpot is beef stew, which goes so well with homemade bread, that I have to make that too.

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  35. ATAZDEVIL1953@YAHOO.COM

    I LOVE CROCKPOT CHILI OVER MACARONI.

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  36. Even when it's not so cold outside, winter seems to bring out the favorite crock pot recipes to our table & I am a big fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Wishing everybody a flavorful winter with these recipes from our friends in Gooseberry Patch land:))

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  37. My favorite thing is Baked Potato Soup

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  38. My favorite from my crockpot is old fashion Beef Stew with Dumplings. Nothing is better on cold winter nights.

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  39. My favorite crock pot thing is chili. pria35@comcast.net

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  40. I use my slow cooker for lots of things...most recently, Chicken Tortilla Soup. I made a double batch and we ate on it for several days!

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  41. My favorite food to make in the crock pot is roast beef.

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  42. Rebecca G (rgdowski77@yahoo.com)January 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    I always make a roast with potato, onions and carrots in the crockpot.

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  43. I love to make pot roast
    flagler1965 at gmail.com

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  44. I would love to have this cookbook. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I would love to add this one to my collection. Hope you have a very blessed day ! !

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  45. My favorite thing to make in the crockpot is lasagna!

    ~ Kim Lake

    lakefamily @ eastlink . ca

    (remove spaces)

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  46. My favorite thing to make is a pulled French dip.

    Amy G. amyanita2003@yahoo.com

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  47. I like to make pot roast in my crock pot.

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  48. Love to make Split Pea Soup with Rice! Lovin' the Crock Pot life!
    Thank you!
    pdqolson@izoom.net

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  49. My favorite thing to do in a crock pot is Chicken Tacos ! So easy and sooooo good !!!

    bmeacham12@gmail.com

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  50. Beef Stew is my favorite thing to make in the crockpot!

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  51. Farmer sausage or pork buttons in homemade BBQ sauce, and for the mornings....steel cut oatmeal with apples and cranberries

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  52. My favorite thing to make in a crockpot is roast..

    jasonandcrystal2@yahoo.com

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  53. I love Ggoseberry Patch cookbooks and have bee published in them before. This recipe sounded wonderful..we really enjoy using our crockpot.

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  54. My favorite crockpot recipe is apricot chicken with stuffing....soo good!

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  55. Most favorite crock pot meal is pulled pork. So easy to make and family loves it.

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  56. I want to make my fish chowder on the crock pot versus on the stove top this year. I hope I can get this cookbook to try out new recipes, bon a petit!!
    My email:sixthsense1955@hotmail.com

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  57. My favorite thing to make in the crockpot is spaghetti sauce or sloppy joes

    babykf629 at gmail dot com

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  58. I like to make crockpot lasagna and chocolate covered peanuts.

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  59. I have never cooked in the crockpot, but I would like to start. I have an old one around here somewhere. Need some recipes.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  60. My Favorite thing to cook in a Crock Pot is a Chuck Roast. I love how tender and juicy it is and the taste is wonderful! I just found your site from Gooseberry Patch and will take a look around. Thanks for having a giveaway!

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  61. I love to cook everything from Beef, to Chicken, to Pork in the Crock Pot. I especially love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and also their Christmas series!

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  62. I love cooking and I've used my crock pots for years. I also love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

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  63. Roast and potatoes! Chicken and Noodles too! I can't decide!

    Michelle
    mmwright@bex.net

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  64. Whatever did we do before slow cookers/crock pots?? I use my four for soups; stews; pulled pork; bbq beef; bread;etc. I'm always looking for something new to cook in them. Thanks for having a giveaway!!

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  65. There are several things, but, one of my all time favorites is pork and sour kraut! When i cook those two things in my slow cooker and their flavors marry and get all happy together, i say, "the only thing this meal needs is our mouths!" :-):-):-):-)

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  66. I like to make beef roast with carrots and potatoes in the crockpot. Love the GB cookbooks.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  67. A whole chicken. Then when I pull out the chicken I add brown rice to the broth and let it continue to cook. Chicken and rice. Yummy!

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  68. I love to cook a roast in the crockpot. fishingjan@aol.com

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  69. I make cube steak in a mushroom gravy and serve over rice... mmm yum!!

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  70. Thanks for chance to win - love slow cooker.

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  71. I love to cook in my slow cooker! Need new ideas as I have been married for 29 years. So I will be looking forward to better ideas on cooking in my slow cooker!

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  72. I love to make hearty soups and desserts in my slow cooker and winter usually sees them being used a great deal.

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  73. I Love to cook a Chicken Breast with garlic cloves under the skin, then smothered with herbs! Slow Cooking is probably my most favorite way to cook. No Muss, No Fuss.....:0)

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  74. I love my crock pot to make my venison stew in! Chunks of pre browned venison, then add carrots, potatoes, onions and corn too! I add a little beef base to the slow cooker and salt and pepper and add the lid and leave it alone till done! Biscuit go well. Such a hearty meal on a cold Michigan day!

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  75. My favorite thing to do in the crockpot is beouf bourguignon,

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  76. My favorite thing to cook is Beef Stew

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  77. My favorite thing to cook in the crockpot is enchilada soup.

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  78. A chili recipe that my family loves.
    Cathy Griffith

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  79. White Chicken Chili! Mmmmm! marc1615 AT gmail DOT com

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  80. I love making a beautiful rebeef roast with baby red potatoes, carrots and onions around it and let it cook slow Is always so tender and tasteful along with any spices that you choose to add to your taste

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  81. This would be a great cookbook to have!

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  82. I love to use my crock pots. I have 2 of them. Would love this book too.

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  83. Just beginning to use more and like to make beef roast with all th veggies and puule dpork for sandwiches

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  84. I'd love this cookbook, I'm new to slow cooking :)

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  85. I have 3 crockpots for everything from small to party size options. My favorite to make in a crockpot is Italian Beef. That is one awesome sandwich!

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  86. hi! my fav thing to make in the crockpot is beef stroganoff! big hit with thte kiddos! thnks!!

    zgobilu212@yahoo.com

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  87. My favorite things to make in the crockpot are Pork Chop Suey and Chili!! I just love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks...this would be a great addition to my collection!

    Sharry M. shysaver2@yahoo.com

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  88. chili

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  89. Thank you for the chance to win an awesome cookbook. My favorite thing to make in the crockpot is homemade applesauce. We made it for Christmas and the house smelled wonderful!

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  90. What I make most in my crockpot is a pot roast...and love to add the veggies, which mostly, I am the only one to eat...and the more it cooks the more tender it gets..great when you are expecting out of town guests and dont know when they will come...doesnt ruin just gets better....
    Kris 3gah1152@gmai.com

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