Everyday Mom's Meals: Gooseberry Patch...In a Pickle {Review and Giveaway}
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gooseberry Patch...In a Pickle {Review and Giveaway}

I can not even begin to tell you how excited I was when I was contacted by the wonderful people at Gooseberry Patch wondering if I would be interested in reviewing a cookbook and then offer one to my readers. To quote how I answered the email, "YES YES YES". I was driving down the road w/ my mom and we were both squealing w/ delight! Do you own any of their cookbooks? Well, until about a week before they approached me, I didn't, and now I'm so excited to have 2. The first was an autumn one I won through a contest and now, I get the pleasure of cooking from "Quick and Easy Christmas", the perfect holiday cook book for this everyday mom! As soon as I received my copy in the mail, I started thumbing through trying to decide which two recipes I would share w/ all of you. It wasn't easy!!! There are over 200 recipes that are exactly what they advertise-quick and easy-in categories such as breakfast & brunch, snacks & appetizers, main dishes and desserts, just to name a few. This cookbook is easy to follow, and I think would be perfect for both the experienced cook and novice. (Do you have a new bride on your Christmas list? This would be GREAT for her!)  For my first recipe, I chose to do an appetizer b/c there are so many opportunities that arise during the holiday season for me to take a "little nosh" for family gatherings, parties, or celebrations right here at home. When I saw this dip, I knew it would be a hit w/ our family. We love pickles; and I loved the fact this was a brand new way to use them! This is absolutely delicious and while they suggested serving it w/ potato chips, I found it's also lovely w/ crackers. If you aren't a fan of Gooseberry yet, please head over to their blog or Facebook fan page, check out everything they have to offer, and tell them thank you from EMM! (See below after recipe for giveaway details) Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what other yummy treat I made!


Dill Pickle Dip
5-6 whole dill pickles, chopped
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 c. sour cream
1 1/4 tsp garlic salt, or to taste (I used 2 tsp)
Pickle juice for flavor, optional

Mix all ingredients until well combined. Chill for 24 hours before serving. Serve w/ potato chips or crackers.



Shared on The Country Cook Dec. 2, 2011
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Gooseberry Patch has been so generous to give me an extra copy of Quick and Easy Christmas to giveaway to one lucky fan! 



RULES: 

1. This contest is open to US Residents 18 and older ONLY.

2. The winner will be chosen by Random.org 

3. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

4. Contest Ends: Thursday December 8, 2011 at 9pm EST. 

5. When leaving comments for entries, please include an email address so it's easy for me to find the winner.

To Enter:

1. Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling me what your favorite appetizer to eat and/or cook during the holidays is! 

2. Extra Entry: Follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter. Leave a comment saying you've done so.

3. Extra Entry: Become a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook. Leave a comment when you've done so.

4. Extra Entry: Leave a comment on Gooseberry's blog. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me you've done so.

5. Extra Entry: Join the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends email club. Leave a comment here when you have.

So that is up to 5 entries per person. 

Good Luck!

If you are interested in purchasing this cook book, it would make a GREAT gift. Just visit Gooseberry Patch's product page here for very easy ordering! Or you can find it on Amazon, too!



*DISCLAIMER* Gooseberry  Patch provided me with (2) cookbooks, one to keep and review and one to giveaway. The opinions and thoughts are all mine. 

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69 comments:

AngieSC said...

My favorite is my family's corned beef dip, but I don't have a recipe. Next would be my Mom's cheese ball that I've learned to fake fairly well!
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raquel said...

So sad I cannot join I am from Asia...anyways I like the dill pickle Dip and like to try it too.

apple blossom said...

we love egg nog

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Faith Nettles said...

1. My favorite holiday appetizer is definitely the cheese dip my sister makes. Its so simple but so good (cream cheese, green onions & dried beef.)Spread it on some crackers and add a pickle on top if I'm in the mood; yummy!

2. Following gooseberry on twitter.

3. Became a fan of theirs on facebook.

4. Left a comment on their newest blog.

5. Joined their circle of friends.

(Loooove their cookbooks, I own 2 of their earlier ones already!) All my accounts are under my name for verification purposes :)

faithnettles@yahoo.com

apple blossom said...

gooseberry patch twitter follower

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

gooseberry patch Facebook fan

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

gooseberry patch circle of friends member

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

left a comment on Gooseberry patch blog: Picturing Christmas

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sherr guel said...

my fav appetizer is either my moms deviled eggs or mom in laws tameles!
sherriguel77@gmail.com

suburban prep said...

My husband and I love to make a Southwestern Cheesecake dip. Oh so tasty.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

I receive the Gooseberry patch email.

suburban prep said...

I made a comment on the Gooseberry patch posting regarding cinnamon rolls.

Janel said...

I would have to say crab stuffed mushrooms are my favorite appetizer to make, but I love our taco dip as well.
jlaufman@santel.net

Janel said...

Joined circle of friends and also became fans on FB
jlaufman@santel.net

MamaMonki said...

My mom makes a mean smoked salmon cheeseball - hard to beat. But i'll be trying the pickle dip. beckymonki@gmail.com

MamaMonki said...

became a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch beckymonki@gmail.com

MamaMonki said...

joined circle of friends beckymonki@gmail.com

MamaMonki said...

Left a comment on their blog. Also following them now. Who knew they had a blog!

Anonymous said...

I love bacon wrapped smokies. I could eat them all the time if they wouldn't backfire my working out. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said...

I am a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I am a Circle of Friends email club member. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Lynn said...

I really like to make a sweet pepper relish and serve it on crackers with goat cheese. Very easy and elegant.

Dragonlady said...

I always love making Chocolate Chip Cheeseball to take to parties...I would love to win this cookbook
Brenda

bvdragonlady1@aol.com

Dragonlady said...

I already LIKE Gooseberry Patch on Facebook
Brenda

Dragonlady said...

I am already an email club member of Gooeberry Patch
Brenda

Pam H. said...

My family's favorite is ham & cheese dip....it has become a tradition at Christmas

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Pam H. said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on facebook

pamhwkns55@yahoo.com

Pam H. said...

following Gooseberry Patch on Twitter

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Cindy B. said...

My favorite appetizer is sweet and sour meatballs.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Cindy B. said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Cindy B. said...

I'm a a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Cindy B. said...

I commented on Gooseberry's blog.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Cindy B. said...

I join the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends.
cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

My family loves Hot Artichoke Dip. stark_d@msn.com

Clare Cantwell said...

Cheese Balls - so many variations!

Anonymous said...

I like chips and dip. My favorite dip is Bacon Horseradish dip. The holidays is the only time of year I indulge.

Suzie Perplies
nanook166@hotmail.com

jahree said...
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jahree said...

We have a shrimp dip we love to eat on Christmas day! I've joined Gooseberry's Circle of Friends, commented on their blog, friended them on Facebook and I already have YOU in my Google Reader! So excited! Thanks for the chances!
jahree@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite for Christmas is cream cheese covered with a homemade cranberry sauce, which includes apples and orange zest..yummy!

StillyBee said...

Appetisers at Christmas.. such fun!!
I follow Gooseberry on Facebook
I am a part of Gooseberry Circle of Friends

Bev said...

I absolutely love Jezzabell ... I was introduced to it when I lived in Tennessee..... so simple, yet so good... Pineapple preserves mixed with horseradish and then spread on a brick of Cream Cheese .... serve with your choice of crackers or chunks of ham and cheese..... yummy

Kimber_froggy said...

I love ham and cream cheese wrapped dill pickles.

Kimber_froggy said...

Liked gooseberry on FB.

Kimber_froggy said...

Joined circle of friends email club.

Kimber_froggy said...

I left a comment on gooseberry's blog.

Kimber_froggy said...

Sorry forgot my email, kimber_froggy@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

My favorite holiday appetizer is the cocktail sweet and sour meatballs and crab dip. Yummy!
Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Aunt Carla said...

My favorite holiday appetizer is cream cheese topped by green pepper jelly. I know...it doesn't involve much cooking on my part because a friend's church makes the green pepper jelly as a fundraiser each year. A great way to support them and get something yummy!!

Aunt Carla said...

I've become a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Mippy said...

Hi Krista!
My favorite Appetizer to eat during the holidays has to be chips & dip, veggies & dip and of course olives and pickles!!! LOL I'm a pickle lover as well so I'm very happy you shared this recipe! :)
Thanks so much for the chance!
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Mippy said...

Hi Krista!
I follow Goosberry on Twitter (MippyFoofalina)
Thanks so much for the chance!
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Mippy said...

Hi Krista!
I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB
Thanks so much for the chance!
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Mippy said...

Hi Krista!
I posted on Gooseberry's blog post Picturing Christmas :)
Thanks so much for the chance!
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Mippy said...

Hi Krista!
I joined the Gooseberry Patch Circle Of Friends email club :)

nmh001 said...

Mini meatballs are my favorite appetizer :]

nmh001@lvc.edu

nmh001 said...

I follow GP on Twitter (nicole_howell)

nmh001@lvc.edu

nmh001 said...

I like GP on Facebook (Nicole Howell).

nmh001@lvc.edu

Lady Dy said...

My favorite appitizer to make is pigs in a blanket. Easy peasy and everyone loves them. Would LOVE that cookbook!!!

ladydy911(at)cableone(dot)net

patti keil said...

My sister-in-law makes a beefy cheese ball that is my favorite thing EVER! This is the only time of year that we have it!
FYI...I had the opportunity to page through this book when I was at Cracker Barrel last week. I sure would love to add it to my collection!

Pattikaye5258@yahoo.com

patti keil said...

I already LIKE Gooseberry on facebook.

Pattikaye5258@yahoo.com

patti keil said...

I already subscribe to Circle of Friends email.

Pattikaye5258@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I make a ton of Chex mix during the holidays...some with pretzels, some w/o to try to keep everyone happy ;) ~ I think my family would really like this dip too ~ reslerfarms@hotmail.com

Julie said...

I already follow GP on Twitter

Julie said...

I am already a fan on FB

Julie said...

I have joined the Circle of Friends email club

Julie said...

I commented on the GP blog

Anonymous said...

I love hot artichoke & spinach dip. I followed GP on Twitter. I had already liked them on FB. twolfmom (at) gmail (dot) com

Kristina said...

Relish Tray

Kristina said...

Follow Gooseberry on FB