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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cookbook Review and Giveaway! Hometown Harvest by Gooseberry Patch! Plus a recipe for Green Chile Potatoes!

With the holidays quickly upon us, the folks at Gooseberry Patch have put together a wonderful cookbook, filled with delicious recipes and ideas to celebrate the Harvest season.

This is one book you will want for your collection to refer to again and again. And I have one copy of the book to giveaway to a lucky blog reader!  Check out the giveaway instructions below!

About The Book:

We've captured all those fond fall tastes and memories for you to enjoy no matter where you are. Wake up for an early-morning leaf walk and whip up stacks of Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes or Buttermilk Pecan Waffles. Be sure to chase away the chill afterwards with big bowls of Black Kettle Brunswick Stew served with hearty slices of Joan's Cranberry Nut Bread.

Gather family & friends to watch the big game while snacking on Buffalo Chicken Sliders and Harvest Cashew Popcorn...both are sure to be show-stopping favorites! Coco's Herbed Roast Turkey is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner, served with a big, steamy mug of Hot Caramel Apple Cider. Top the big meal off right with a generous slice of Maple Custard Pie and a sweet plateful of Leslie's Gingersnaps.
Don't worry if you're short on time, because we've included a whole chapter dedicated to quick-fix slow-cooker recipes. Plus, there's even an entire chapter filled with those warm, nostalgic memories of falls past...perfect paired with a cup of hot tea and your coziest chair and blanket. So come with us as we celebrate harvest in our hometowns...places full of breathtaking colors, beautiful memories and delicious dishes.

My Thoughts:

I found the recipes in this book to be both warming and yummy!  I love the fall season, and this book captures the tastes and smells that makes this such a great time of year!

Out of all the wonderful recipes featured here, I chose to try "Brenda's Famous Green Chile Potatoes."  It was easy to prepare and a delicious addition to our supper!



4-5 baking potatoes (depends on size) washed and scrubbed (The original recipe said to leave the skin on, but I peeled mine.)
4 TBPS. butter, sliced
12 oz. container sour cream
1 or 1- 1/2 cups canned or fresh roasted green chiles
6 green onions, chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used Bacon Bits)
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste


Butter or spray a 9x13 oven proof dish or pan.

Slice potatoes, slightly overlapping in layer on bottom of the dish. Sprink with seasonings (salt pepper, garlic powder), then spread 1/2 the sour cream over potatoes. Sprinkle chiles over sour cream, then add onions, bacon, cheese. Then add another layer of potatoes, salt pepper, garlic powder. Sprinkle with worchestershire sauce, and dot with butter.

Before baking!

Cover dish with foil and bake at 375 for 60-75 minutes.

I halfed this recipe, as there were only three of us for supper, but the whole recipe would feed a big bunch of folks!  This dish was delicious - and very filling!  I'll be making it again over the winter, I'm sure!

Would you like a copy of "Hometown Harvest?"  I have one copy to giveaway to a lucky winner!


Simply leave a comment on this post, along with your email address (so I can contact you if you win!)

I will draw for a winner on November 26th!

Good Luck!

My Thanks to Gooseberry Patch for providing the review copy and the giveaway copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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rhonda saenz said...

The green chili potatoes were yummy. I love cookbooks. I am glad you do reviews on them. Thank you.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

That looks like my kind of recipe! I collect cookbooks, so this would great to win!
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traveler said...

What a wonderful giveaway and feature. This cookbook is lovely and special. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Marci N said...

Sounds wonderful - I'd love to try some new comfort food recipes this holiday season

Dorothy Teel said...

I am always on the look out for other ways to fix food, after cooking for 60 plus years you get tired of the same foods and the same recipes, looking forward to checking out this Gooseberry Patch - Hometown Harvest cook book

Linda S. said...

This looks like a great cookbook. I would love to win!

Danielle jones said...

This is my type of cookbook. My family would love it as well. Thanks for the give away! jonesfd@aol.com

Carmen said...

What a delicious recipe, will have to try it soon! Thanks for the chance!


Connie Lee said...

I would love to win, I really like the Gooseberry cookbooks!

Julie said...

Oh I would love to win
thanks for the giveaway

lmurley2000 said...

I bet this is a good cook book they usually make good book, thanks for the giveaway