Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gooseberry Patch - Review & Giveaway



Anybody who knows me can tell you that I rarely cook. It's usually my husband that makes the meals. When I get in the mood to cook or bake, it has to be something simple with ingredients that I can easily purchase. Even when it is my husband doing the cooking, I do the shopping and am always on the lookout for new recipes that will feed our large family at a decent price.

Gooseberry Patch has been publishing country cookbooks since 1992. There are over 160 cookbooks to choose from, as well as organizers to keep things in place.



The Dinners on a Dime cookbook is one that I had the opportunity to review. It has more than 200 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly family meals. The cookbook itself is hardcover and comb-bound so that it does not easily fall apart. It can be laid flat for easy viewing. The recipes were submitted by ordinary people, with a short paragraph as to why they submitted the recipe. Recipes are divided into sections such as Slow-Cooker Savings, Budget-Friendly Gatherings, Shoestring Suppers, and more.

We've cooked up a few of the recipes already, with plans to make more. A couple that we really like are the Prairie Bacon-Corn Chowder and the Baked Turkey Wings. The recipes do not require high-dollar ingredients and I've found that it does not cost much as a whole to feed the whole family.

This cookbook is loaded not only with recipes, but also with tips and tricks. I learned that toasted oats can take the place of chopped nuts in cakes and cookies. I also learned how to easily turn canned fruit into cool fruit sorbet.

I'm not a cookbook collector, but I'm sure this is one I will keep and refer to often. There are loads of meals that I can't wait to still try.

Win It!
One person will win a Dinners On A Dime Coookbook.

Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment with the name of another cookbook you like from Gooseberry Patch.

Extra Entries:
Leave a comment with the name of an organizer you like from Gooseberry Patch.
Join Gooseberry Patch's Circle of Friends.
Follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter, gooseberrypatch.
Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).
Add my button to your blog
Add the "Shelby's Sweet 16 Celebration" button to your blog.
Follow my blog.
Subscribe to my blog by email.
Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post (+3 entries).

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA. Giveaway ends 4/17/10 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received product for review from Gooseberry Patch. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

78 comments:

Busy Working Mama said...

summer in the country cook book looks great, too!

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Leah said...

Hi! I think the 30 Minute Quick Easy Family Recipe Kitchen Cookbook - Busy Moms Save Time Tips book would be awesome for my family. I'm vegan, so I can throw together some rice/veggies in about 5 minutes, but the rest of the fam wants 'real food' lol so I end up cooking 2-3 different meals every night. It is okay because I always have leftovers for everyone but it is crazy and some easy recipes would be appreciated!
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Deb said...

I like the 101 slow cooker recipe cookbook.

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I like the coupon organizer

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Gooseberry Patch said...

Thanks for the great review, Terra! If anyone would like to learn more about Dinners on a Dime, follow this link: http://bit.ly/7Poe8U

Be sure to scroll down to read all the reviews too!

For even more Gooseberry Patch goodies, visit our blog at www.gooseberrypatch.typepad.com and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch

Thanks again...and see you there! :)

Bethany said...

I'd love to get my hands on the 101 slow cooker recipe book. We use ours a LOT!

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I like the coupon organizer.

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suburban prep said...

i have the Christmas with Family & Friends Cookbook and reach for it often.

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Donnetta said...

I would like to try the 101 Slow Cooker Recipes .

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Donnetta said...

I could really use the 16 Pocket Grocery Store & Restaurant Coupon Organizer!

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Kim said...

Flavors of Fall is hands down my favorite recipe! It has some of my all time favorites!!! xoxo

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Kim said...

I would love to have the gooseberry coupon organizer!!! xoxo

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Kim said...

Joined Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends! xo

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Kim said...

I am following gooseberry patch on twitter @sparkily

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Donnetta said...

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The Bookworm said...

Ooh, I would love the 101 Slow Cooker Recipes Cookbook!

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The Coupon Organizer Keeper looks pretty neat!

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TXsunlover said...

I'd love to have the Farmers' Market Favorites Cookbook and the Summer in the Country Cookbook.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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TXsunlover said...

I like the My Favorite Recipes Blank Cookbook recipe organizer.
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I'm an email subscriber!
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Laura said...

I would love to look through the farm house kitchen cookbook!

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Laura said...

I like the greetings from the heart organizer

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Holly said...

'Flavors of Fall' looks awesome!

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ColleenMarie82 said...

I would like the Farmers' Market Favorites Cookbook

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joined their Circle of Friends

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following Goose Berry Patch on Twitter as Halleelujahmom

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I follow on GFC

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Merrie L. said...

Another cookbook I like from Gooseberry Patch is:
101 Slow Cooker Recipes Photo Cookbook for Quick & Easy, Homecooked Family Meals for Crockpot Cooking.
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Merrie L. said...

I like the Gooseberry Patch 16 Pocket Grocery Store & Restaurant Coupon Organizer with Room for Notes & Lists! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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Merrie L. said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter. Username: mjl6mom2
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I follow your blog.
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I subscribe via email.
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Monkey Mommy said...

101 slow cooker recipes cookbook is the book that i would like to try also

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I like the coupon Keeper

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Sue said...

"101 Slow-Cooker Recipes" is perfect for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Stephanie said...

I think the Farmers' Market Favorites Cookbook would be great.

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Amanda said...

I like the summer in the country cookbook - I have their backyard gatherings cookbook and it is delish!

Amanda said...

I like their coupon organizer - I seriously need one of those :)

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