Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Autumn in a Jiffy {A Gooseberry Patch Review & Giveaway}

Autumn is in full swing here in Indiana. I realize some out there are lucky enough to still be enjoying those summer temps you are blessed with year round; but here in the Midwest, the chilly days are becoming more frequent and this past weekend we woke up to our first frost. Yep, fall is here ya'll!

What better way to celebrate than with my good friends at Gooseberry Patch? They have just released their brand new seasonal cookbook, and I know you're going to love it as much as I do!


Autumn in a Jiffy is full of terrific, tasty recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert, and everything in between! Oh, and if you're looking close, you might just find a couple of your favorite Everyday Mom's dishes in there too!

When I started to look for the recipe I wanted to make and share with all of you, this one stood out above all the rest! First off, new slow cooker meals are always welcome on my menu plan. This time of year I find myself using it more and more. Secondly, anytime I can use some of our freezer beef and save some money on the grocery bill, sign me up! And third, I knew with the Mexican flavors and rice, it would be a hearty meal my boys would gobble down; and it did not disappoint.

This is the perfect meal if you've got a hungry crowd, big or small! It makes a simple weeknight meal, or would be great to entertain with too. It would be so simple to keep in the crock pot, rice ready to go, and a whole slew of toppings to choose from. It's a party waiting to happen!

Autumn in a jiffy....what a great concept. Recipes that are quick and simple, so you can feed your family and still have plenty of time to get out there and enjoy all the things the season has to offer!

Oh, and I just happen to have an extra copy of the book for one lucky winner! Just scroll down to enter!

Crock Pot Fiesta Beef on Rice
2-3 pound chuck roast, fat trimmed
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, with juice
1 (14 oz.) Mexican stewed tomatoes, with juice
1 packet fajita seasoning
4 cups cooked white rice
3/4 c. water
1 TBS dried parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
Canola Oil

Rub roast with oil. Season with 1 tsp. seasoning packet on each side, with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over high heat, Brown roast for 2-3 minutes on each side. Place in Crock Pot. Add both cans tomatoes, water and rest of seasoning packet. Stir to combine. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours. Reduce heat to LOW and cook 3 more hours. Remove meat and shred. Return to Crock Pot, stir and keep warm until serving. Mix rice dried parsley. To serve scoop meat and tomato "gravy" down over rice. 














***GIVEAWAY***

To Enter: Leave a comment telling me your favorite autumn time recipe; and your email address so I can find the winner!

US Residents 18 and older ONLY

Contest Ends: November 4, 2015 



Disclaimer: I received a free cookbook in exchange for this review. All thoughts & opinions are my own.  


Shared at Weekend Potluck

45 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.
    I have many favorites but my favorite autumn time recipe/recipes are my pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing and also enjoy a good soup bowl of chili or beef stew.
    Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity

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  2. Chili comes back on the menu in Fall.

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  3. I love making a hearty beef stew in the cooler fall months! I love GooseBerry Patch!!

    heatherp626@msn.com

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  4. My favorite autumn dish is my homemade pumpkin marble cheesecake! I'm making it Friday for my husband's birthday!

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  5. My favorite is Chicken Dumplins! YUMMY patsynicholson@yahoo.com

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  6. My favorite food to make this time of year is sweet potato pie, it is something my whole family loves!

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  7. My favorite autumn dish has to be broccoli rice casserole. We've been having it for holiday dinners for years and years. Close second is pecan pie! I adore the GBP cookbooks, I've had 2 of my recipes featured in 2 different cookbooks. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. My family's tradition is chili on Halloween. It sits in the crock pot until er are done trick or treating. Yummy! Maggiewillert@gmail.com

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  9. My family's tradition is chili on Halloween. It sits in the crock pot until er are done trick or treating. Yummy! Maggiewillert@gmail.com

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  10. We love a good thick beef stew

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  11. My favorite fall dish is sausage, kale and sweet potato soup.
    bevwilliams1991@gmail.com

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  12. Made a simple apple crisp the other day. Has always been a fave of mine. The chocoholic hubby,normally does not make a big deal over any dessert unless chocolate is involved, had a bird over my crisp!HE ate the whole pan and thanked me for again feeding his "muffintop"!

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  13. Kathy Johnson jkathy38@yahoo.comOctober 24, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    I love fall soups and stews

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  14. My favorite fall recipe is homemade chili with seven different types of my homegrown peppers, my own canned tomatoes and a deep dish homemade apple pie from my own apples in my yard..southern comfort at it's finest.

    Farry Owens

    fdowens@roadrunner.com

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  15. My favorite is a fresh apple pie made from a new crop of fall apples.
    lclee59@centurylink.net

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  16. Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are always filled with wonderful recipes I have enjoyed cooking over the years. I'm excited to see a new cookbook is out. The recipes in your books are for real food, the kind you can't wait to make for you family. In the fall I love making pies and cobblers, and can't forget the pot of beef stew.
    Annettekelly57@yahoo.com

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  17. Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are always filled with wonderful recipes I have enjoyed cooking over the years. I'm excited to see a new cookbook is out. The recipes in your books are for real food, the kind you can't wait to make for you family. In the fall I love making pies and cobblers, and can't forget the pot of beef stew.
    Annettekelly57@yahoo.com

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  18. Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are always filled with wonderful recipes I have enjoyed cooking over the years. I'm excited to see a new cookbook is out. The recipes in your books are for real food, the kind you can't wait to make for you family. In the fall I love making pies and cobblers, and can't forget the pot of beef stew.
    Annettekelly57@yahoo.com

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  19. My favorite fall meal is Bean and Barley soup like my dad used to make this time of year.

    Denise
    whiskerkitty1963@gmail.com

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  20. I love baked acorn squash halves filled with a little butter, brown sugar and chopped walnuts. Brings back memories of my mother's fall dinner table.

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  21. My sweet potato casserole and my husbands homemade chili. Both are so delicious!!
    ewalker1974@att.net

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  22. I hate to cook so anything that I can put in a crock pot and comes out a good meal is great with me and it feeds my hubby! I love your cookbooks!

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  23. I love anything with apples..apple dumplings, apple roll ups, apple pizza pie. We love apples all year long, but especially this time of year!!

    pastorwifenancy@hotmail.com

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  24. I love sweet potato pie or pumpkin bread!
    keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I love making a dish that my aunt made for me when I was little and that being Steak and Noodles. Hearty enough for cool nights, but easy for Florida evenings.

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  26. My favorite autumn food to make is pumpkin bars with LOTS of cream cheese frosting.
    momofzandp@aol.com

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  27. I love a big pot of chili with some jalapeno cheese cornbread! We love this along with soups & stews when the weather gets cooler (although sometimes that is not until late December here in my part of Texas!).

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  28. Pumpkin muffins w cinnamon butter is a must in this house come fall!!! We love our gooseberry patch books and finding new recipes has become a favorite past time here.

    Back2me09@hotmail.com

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  29. I dont have much luck with cooking so i dont have a recipe to share :/ but looks like a good book!

    Holliestokes123@gmail.com
    Mommy to Brynna & Christian

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  30. I don't have much luck cooking so I dont have a recipe to share :/ but looks like a good book!

    Holliestokes123@gmail.com
    Mommy to Brynna & Christian

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  31. Pumpkin roll!!!! :) nenamorton@yahoo.com

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  32. My favorite fall food is white chicken chili!

    rcdanglasskat@gmail.com

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  33. My favorite fall food is white chicken chili!

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  34. My favorite fall food is white chicken chili!

    rcdanglasskat@gmail.com

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  35. Love chicken and dumplings! Favorite comfort food!

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  36. I love some good chili in the fall. This is the recipe I use and my while family loves it.... Don't tell him that it's healthy.


    One and a half pounds of turkey burger
    Half a yellow onion
    1 green bell pepper
    1 teaspoon of garlic
    One and a half teaspoons of cumin
    1 tablespoon of chili powder
    Half tablespoon cayenne pepper
    1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes no salt added
    2 15 ounce cans of black beans
    1 15 ounce can of corn

    I had everything but ground beef in a crock pot and let it cook all day. An hour before I'm ready to eat my brown the burger and then added to the crock pot to cook for an hour. Very delicious.

    Optional add cheese and sour cream


    Anndavis529@Gmail.com

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  37. My family and friends love the good and glossy sugar cookie recipe, the smell of fresh baked cookies are a big part of the holidays here!
    bettyjones41858@gmail.com

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  38. So many..lol But one of them for sure is chicken and dumplings!

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  39. My favorite is butternut squash soup' just thinking about it makes me want to make it now. Sincerely ruby

    Piperilla72@gmail.com

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  40. My favorite is butternut squash soup.Just thinking about it makes me want to go make one right now.

    Piperilla72@gmail.com

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  41. Homemade chicken noodle soup!

    Leighann@logantele.com

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  42. Homemade chicken noodle soup!

    Leighann@logantele.com

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  43. My favourite recipe is actually a year round recipe. My family loves my homemade spaghetti sauce and I love to please them so that is our favourite recipe.

    Much thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

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  44. Apple Cinnamon Bread! It makes the kitchen smell sooooo good and the hubby and kids all love it! (Me too)!!!! Thank you! :)

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  45. I love.. love.. love GBP....and my fav recipe is spaghetti squash chicken Alfredo...YUM-O!

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