Everyday Mom's Meals: Mom Knows Best Day 1 {A Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway}
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mom Knows Best Day 1 {A Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway}

Mom knows best. Well, duh!! Of course she does. And if I'm talking to my son, of course I do! It's truly one of those things we can depend on 100% in life. When it comes to cooking, the adage definitely runs true for so many of our favorite dishes and meals. After all, there will always be things that no matter how many times I make them, will forever taste better when mom makes them. So, with that in mind, I'm super excited to share the latest cookbook from my friends at Gooseberry Patch with all of you, Mom Knows Best.



"Easy recipes for modern moms feeding their families well." That pretty much sums it up. This cookbook is filled with super easy recipes busy moms (and dads!) can get on the table fast that their loved ones will not only gobble up, but ask for again and again. This is my kind of cooking! And I know yours too! This book was made for this everyday mom, and all of you who read this blog on a daily basis! Good food fast! Oh, and I just happen to have a recipe in this one too! Check out page 143 for my Slow Cooker (Alex's) Meatball Subs

When I sat down to decide which recipes I would feature, I really wanted to find a stove top soup. So many of my greatest soup recipes are for the slow cooker, and they are fantastic, but I really wanted one I could do completely stove top, but still fast. Well, I found exactly what I was looking for, and even something to go with it too! In fact, I found them on the same page! Talk about making easy even easier! 

If you have some veggies hanging out in the crisper drawer that need to be used before they end up in the trash can, this is the perfect way! You could easily add or subtract depending on what you have. But don't think because it's all veggies, it's not filling. After all, it does have a little bit of bacon and pasta in it too! 

If your mom always knows best when it comes to cooking, and everything else in life, you are not alone! Now we have an entire cookbook of mom approved recipes for your hectic schedule. Feeding your family food they will love shouldn't have to be a hassle, and the folks at Gooseberry Patch understand that very well! 

Stove Top Minestrone 
aka Mmmm- Minestrone
Found on page 186
Submitted by April Jacobs Loveland, CO
3 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 3/4 c. water
1 (14.5 oz) can Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14.5 oz) can beef broth
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can bean and bacon soup
1 c. zucchini, peeled and diced
1 c. cabbage, chopped
1/2 c. elbow macaroni, uncooked
Salt to Taste

In a soup post over medium heat, cook bacon with onion, celery and garlic until bacon is crisp; drain. Add water, tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer until macaroni is tender, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Serves 6. *NOTE* I used ditalini pasta instead of elbows. I also added 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, 2 tsp. dried parsley and black pepper to taste. I garnished with a little shredded Parmesan cheese. I also left the peel on the zucchini because I think it holds up better in soups.





Shared on The Country Cook Mar. 13, 2015





***Giveaway***

To Enter: Leave a comment telling me your favorite recipe from YOUR mom!

Bonus Entry #1: Become a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Bonus Entry #2: Follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter.

Be sure to leave an email address so I can find you!

Contest Ends: March 25, 2015


US Residents ONLY please.

(1) winner will receive (1) copy of Mom Knows Best.


Disclaimer: I received 2 cookbooks in exchange for this review. One to keep. One to giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

30 comments:

heatherp626 said...

My favorite recipe from my mom is definitely her meatloaf! All of her kids love it!

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heatherp626 said...

I am already a fan of GooseBerry Patch on Facebook! I have followed them for a long time!

heatherp626 said...

I follow GooseBerry Patch on Twitter!

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Heather B said...

My favorite recipe from my mom? Her old-fashioned Banana Nut Bread.

Heather B said...

I am a fan on FB.

Heather B said...

I follow Gooseberry on twitter @MissHeather522

Debbie Caraballo said...

My favorite recipe from my mom would have to be her Chicken and Rice Casserole. I still make it quite often myself, but it just doesn't quite taste like hers! Thanks for the chance to win, I love GBP!!

Debbie Caraballo said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

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Debbie Caraballo said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter.

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Andrea said...

I love my mom's spaghetti. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Andrea said...

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

Andrea D.
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Andrea said...

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

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite recipe from my mom is her spare ribs and onions, I love it!! I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on fb and follow on twitter, I love their cookbooks. ddspitale@yahoo.com

Connie Lee said...

My favorite recipe from my mom was her creamy mashed potatoes.
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Connie Lee said...

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook. (Connie Bolick Lee)
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Connie Lee said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on twitter.(@ConnieBolickLee)
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Angie Church said...

I was lucky to get many recipes passed down to me among them my moms frozen fruit salad but one I would have loved to get but never did was a recipe called a streak of gravy
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Angie Church said...

facebook fan of gooseberry patch
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Angie Church said...

follow gooseberry patch on twitter @shopannies
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Anonymous said...

My favorite meal of my momma's is Mushroom gravy & chicken over rice. I have the recipe but it is never the same as when momma use to make it. I think it was the love she put into it!!

I follow on Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!!
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copycat_2029 said...

Love my mom's zucchini rice.. it's the bomb!
Already a fan of gooseberry patch on facebook.. and I refuse to twitter..
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Lynnette Moore said...

My Favorite recipe would be lasagna, hands down amazing! Nettie

Served up with Love said...

My moms Lemon Meringue Pie is the bomb! Great giveway and the minestrone sounds great!

Danielle Spitale said...

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook, love their recipes. ddspitale@yahoo.com

Danielle Spitale said...

I also follow on twitter ddspitale@yahoo.com

Antoinette Marie said...

My favorite recipe from my mom was her boiled dinner with ham, potatoes, carrots, and cabbage...delicious!
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Antoinette Marie said...

My favorite recipe from my mom is her boiled dinner with ham, carrots, potatoes and cabbage! Delicious! ❤️

Barbara Matylewicz said...

Love Gooseberry patch,
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Alicia Null said...

Loved her potato soup with rivels. Yum!!
I have been following GP for quite some time on FB. Love them!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite recipe from my mom is Crazy Cake. One of the first things I learned to make and so easy to do - 3 wells, no egg whip it up and go!