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Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Review and GIVEAWAY! 101 Stovetop Suppers by Gooseberry Patch

I am absolutely delighted to share the news about this new cookbook from Gooseberry Patch with you!

In my family, with four boys who are hungry all the time, making quick and easy supper-time dishes is crucial. And having recipes for tasty dishes that don't require a ton of pots and pans to create is crucial for mom and dad too!

"101 Stovetop Suppers" fits this bill to a T!  This spiral bound book is filled with delicious recipes and incredible photographs of each and every recipe.

There are three chapters in this book - but they are three jam-packed ones that are filled with delicious recipes that will be sure to please your family:

  • Quick & Easy- BBQ Chicken Kabobs, One-Dish Speedy Couscous, So-Easy Pork Fritters, Skillet Chicken Fried Rice, Meatball Soup, Kickin' Cajun Tilapia, Shrimp & Orzo Salad, BBQ Shrimp & Pineapple Kabobs.

  • Slowly Simmered- Stroganoff-Style Steak, Ziti with Sausage & Zucchini, Pepperoni Tortellini, Pasta a la Drini, One Pot Beef Ravioli, Beef Chow Fun, Creamy Pumpkin Soup, Spinach & Provolone Stuffed Chicken, Mom's Cola Chicken.
  • Serves a Crowd-Maryland Crab Cakes, Grilled Sausage & Veggie Packs, Coconut Mahi-Mahi, Grilled Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa, Mom's Chicken Riggies, Pineapple Pudding.

  • What I Chose To Try:

    After careful perusing of the many tempting ideas, I choose to try out "Mom's Cola Chicken" - and what a great one to choose!  Simple to make, and absolutely amazing to eat!

    RECIPE: Mom's Cola Chicken
    by Carla Slajchert, St. Petersburg, Florida

    1 to 2 T. oil (we used coconut oil)
    1 - 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    salt and pepper to taste
    20 oz. bottle cola, divided (we used Coca-Cola!)
    1 to 2 cups ketchup, divided

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken to oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and brown on both sides.

    Pour enough cola into skillet to cover chicken. Slowly add enough ketchup to skillet until mixture reaches desired thickness.

    Cover and cook over medium heat for about 45 minutes.

    Add remaining cola and ketchup, a little at a time, every 10 to 15 minutes, until chicken juices run clear.

    Serves 4.

    (My variation: I mixed the cola and ketchup together in a medium bowl, whisking the two ingredients together well. Then poured the mixture over the well-cooked chicken chunks, and allowed the dish to cook over medium heat for 45 minutes.)

    Fresh chicken breasts - we cut ours into chunks for this dish

    The sauce was so yummy - it was hard not to keep "taste-testing" it before adding it to the chicken!

    The result - a rich and delicious chicken dish that was an absolute hit with the family!

    Oh my goodness - this was so good!  The chicken was so tender after cooking for so long, and that sauce - oh my - that sauce!  It was kind of barbeque-y without the overwhelming smokiness of most BBQ sauces.  This was rich and just thick enough to be absorbed by the chicken and was great on the white rice that we served with this.

    We served this dish with a side of fresh green beans and a tomato and onion salad.  It was a recipe that we will definitely serve again and again!  Quick, easy, and delicious!


    The folks at Gooseberry Patch have generously sent me a copy of "101 Stovetop Suppers" to give away to one lucky follower! 

    To enter:  Going to make this one easy!  Just leave a comment here on this post, with your email so I can contact you!  I'll draw for a winner on September 28th.

    This giveaway is limited to U.S. only, please.

    Good Luck everyone!!

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review and giveaway. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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    Linda Kish said...

    I love to check out new cookbooks to get ideas for things to cook.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    Greg said...

    That chicken dish looks good, and I see a few others listed that sound yummy too! :)

    Dorothy Teel said...

    This Gooseberry Recipe Book sound s like one we could use at our house as I hate heating up the house with the oven and like quick put together and taste good meals. I think we could enjoy and use often 101 Stovetop Suppers by Gooseberry Patch

    Mystica said...

    Pity this one is restricted! sounds so good.

    Tabatha Alward said...

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, It looks very delicious. The next time can you give us some recipe that using pressure cooker ? . I bought a new one but lacking the ideas to use it :(

    Sharon Galligar Chance said...

    Don't forget to include your email addresses, folks! I can't get your prize to you if I can't contact you!! :)

    traveler said...

    What a wonderful and special cookbook. Thanks for this great giveaway which is a treasure. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    petite said...

    The Gooseberry Cookbook is one that I would cherish and use greatly. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

    bn100 said...

    Looks tasty

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    Kim Pinch said...

    I made a version of cola chicken in the slow cooker and everyone loved it, which is rare in this family. kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

    Julie said...

    I am in "the mood" to try new recipes
    thanks for the giveaway :)

    Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

    These are my favorite books!!! Thanks so much for the review and giveaway!

    tcrowley122 at hotmail dot com

    whaleyw09 said...

    These recipes look gooood!!! You know I love all your prizes!!!

    Barb K. said...

    This cookbook sounds like it has some easy and tasty recipes. Can't wait to try them.

    Jenn Liden said...

    I like getting new cookbooks as well. I hope there are some pressure cooker recipes on there!

    Lisa Ann Mitchell said...

    love the way that chicken dish turned up!
    LisaAnn from BestfoodMom.com