Everyday Mom's Meals: FOOLPROOF Family Recipes Day 1 {A Review and Giveaway}
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

FOOLPROOF Family Recipes Day 1 {A Review and Giveaway}

It's time for another debut from my good friends over at Gooseberry Patch! Their newest cookbook, FOOLPROOF Family Recipes is stuffed full of easy to make, never fail, yummy to eat dishes you are going to love cooking and your family is going to love eating!


From breakfast, to salads, to mains, sides, desserts and appetizers, there is literally something simple to make for every meal of the day! Oh, and did I mention I just happen to have not one, but two recipes included in this collection? Yep, on page 98 you'll find Grandma's Baked Mac n Cheese (Everyone loves this no boil version!) and on page 65 you can see my Quick Tomato and Olive Salad, perfect for a busy summer night!



Now, I have to admit, I wasn't even able to get out of the Cool Refreshing Salads section before I was ready to start cooking and eating. And while there are many recipes I have marked to try, both of the ones I will be sharing with you (be sure to come back on Friday for the next) are indeed salads.

When I first say this, I thought what a great way to combine two of our summer times loves. Pasta salad and garden fresh veggies! I'm telling you what, if you garden and are always looking for ways to use those beautiful fresh vegetables, you're going to love this! It's so fresh, so creamy, so crunch and absolutely delicious...the perfect side dish for any backyard barbecue or picnic!

Summer is in full swing, and I think we've all got refreshing salads on the brain, not to mention easy foolproof recipes...so Gooseberry Patch has us totally covered. Oh, and they just happen to have a copy for one lucky EMM winner too. Just scroll down after the recipe to enter!

Garden Macaroni Salad
Submitted by Ellie Brandel Clackamas, OR Found on page 62
8 oz. elbow macaroni, uncooked
3/4 c. mayo
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried basil
2 tomatoes, diced
1 c. cucumber, died
1 c. celery, sliced
1/4 c. green pepper, diced
1/4 c. radishes, sliced
2 TBS green onions, sliced

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. In a large serving bowl, stir together mayo, salt and basil. Add macaroni and remaining ingredients; stir to coat. Cover and chill until serving time. Makes 8 servings.  *NOTE* The only addition I made was black pepper to taste. 





Shared on The Country Cook June 27, 2014



********Giveaway********
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 Facebook. He/she will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. 

4. When leaving comments for entries, they MUST BE SEPARATE ones AND include an email address so it's easy for me to find the winner. If entries are together, it will only count as (1) and if no email, entry will not be considered.

5. If any of the extra entries are items you are already doing, please just remind me!


6. Contest Ends: July 10, 2014

(1) Lucky Winner will receive:
(1) copy of


Mandatory Entry:
1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite foolproof family recipe. 

Extra Entry:
1. Become a Gooseberry Patch fan on Facebook. Leave me a comment when you have.

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

3. Follow Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest. Leave me a comment when you have. 


GOOD LUCK!


Disclaimer: I was given a free cookbook and one to give away to a fan for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


40 comments:

Cindy Battle said...

My favorite foolproof recipe is broccoli casserole.

Cindy Battle said...

I'm already a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Cindy Battle said...

I already follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter.

Cindy Battle said...

I already follow Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest.

Lita said...

Hi Krista,

I agree the macaroni salad sound delicious. I love these cookbooks. I'd have to try out so many recipes. Family recipes are just my style.

Linda
thecontessa@tumbleweedcontessa.com

Lita said...

Krista,

I follow Gooseberry Patch on FB, Pinterest and in every shop I stop at when on the road. I've discovered some really old ones in out of the way places. Love them all.

Linda
thecontessa@tumbleweedcontessda.com

Denise said...

My favorite family recipe is Ranch Potato Salad. Yummy.

Denise
whiskerkitty1963@gmail.com

Denise said...

I already follow Gooseberry Patch on FB

Denise
whiskerkitty1963@gmail.com

Sandy S. said...

I have been a fan of Gooseberry Patch for years and have several of their cook books. I love them all and love adding to my collection. One of our favorites is simply Sausage Barley Stew or maybe Skillet Dinner. There are just sooooo many. I also follow GB on FB. Thank you for sharing Garden Macaroni Salad. Can't wait to give it a try,

Michelle Miller said...

Oh that looks so delicious! My favorite foolproof family recipe is my mom's meatballs! They are so delicious! YUMMY!
Michelle
jdluckymm at gmail dot com

Michelle Miller said...

I am already a fan of Gooseberry Patch of facebook!

Michelle
jdluckymm at gmail dot com

Michelle Miller said...

I am already a fan of Gooseberry Patch of twitter!

Michelle
jdluckymm at gmail dot com

Michelle Miller said...

I am already a fan of Gooseberry Patch of Pinterest!

Michelle
jdluckymm at gmail dot com

GranChris said...

I am a Facebook fan.

GranChris said...

I make a pasta salad with Itallian Dressing. Just throw in whatever veggies you have, undercook the rotini just a little, some salami and tomatoes and it's wonderful.

Janice said...

I love all the Gooseberry recipes, but I must say I love this Macaroni Salad recipe! Already planning my day with it!

Janice said...

I follow Gooseberry on Facebook.

Jill Faulkner said...

We have 2 versions of potato salad that are family favorites: one a traditional mayo based and the other a room-temp fresh basil and balsamic vinegar style. Mmmm!

love2shell@yahoo.com

Jill Faulkner said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on FB.
(love2shell@yahoo.com)

Jill Faulkner said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest. (love2shell@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

I love the books from Gooseberry and have been getting them for years. My favorite family meal is a casserole of zuchhini and tomatoes with garlic and paramsean it is great.

glxygormet@verizon.net
Nancy Andrews

Anonymous said...

Brownie

I haven't had a chance to see this book yet but I love Gooseberry cookbooks.

ddpeters@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

Brownie

I already follow GB on facebook.

ddpeters@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

Brownie

I already follow GB on twitter.

ddpeters@windstream.net

Melissa Mobley said...

My favorite foolproof family recipe is Goulash! I look forward to seeing what you cook each week!

Denise said...

My favorite family foolproof recipe is Ranch potato salad.

Denise
whiskerkitty1963@gmail.com

Denise said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook forever !

Denise
whiskerkitty1963@gmail.com

Alicia Boyde said...

Taco Salad :)

Alicia Boyde said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook :D

Beth Gilbert said...

following on Pinterest!

Ona said...

Baked ziti with homemade red sauce

donnarily@gmail.com

Ona said...

I already follow Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest.

donnariley@gmail.com

Ona said...

I already follow Gooseberry Patch on FB

donnariley53@gmail.com

KayC said...

I follow Gooseberry on Facebook, love the recipes.

Shannon F said...

My favorite foolproof recipe is meatloaf. I honestly don't know how anyone messes it up! lol

Shannon
shannybakes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shannon F said...

I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook (Shannon Faith).

hannon
shannybakes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shannon F said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter (@MamaMichigan).

Shannon
shannybakes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shannon F said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest (Shannon Faith).

Shannon
shannybakes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Mac and cheese
Judi Kuveke

Jkuveke@earthlink.net

jmouse13 said...

I LOVE GOOSEBERRY RECIPES. HAVE TOO MANY FAVORITES TO PICK JUST ONE.