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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

quick and easy christmas - review and giveaway!


I know, I know...it's not anywhere near Christmas yet.  But, it's almost time for Christmas in July.  And anyway, do we need a reason to try new Gooseberry Patch recipes?  
I think not.


Quick and Easy Christmas is such a wonderful cookbook!  All of the recipes are extremely simple to make, require ordinary ingredients, and generally take 30 minutes or less.  They are all special enough to serve for the holidays and yet practical enough to make any time of the year.  I love that!  There's no need to pack this cookbook away with your Christmas decorations.

The book has 220 recipes organized in six chapters, including a chapter especially devoted to slow cooker recipes.  They all looked so good that we found it hard to pick out what to try.  I imagine this book will get a lot of use in my kitchen!  Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the tips and tricks included at the bottom of each page.  I think those are just about as fun to read as the recipes, and I got so many great gift ideas this time around!

Once again, we picked six recipe to try out and share with you.  Here they are, each given its own "reward"!

Most Immediate Gratification
Buttermilk Syrup from the chapter "Breakfast and Brunch"


The buttermilk syrup was so easy to whip up that I managed to do it in between putting one batch of pancakes on the griddle and taking them off to serve.  I think the total time was less than 3 minutes!  And oh the taste...we loved it!  I have a feeling that we're going to be opting for this homemade syrup over store-bought syrup from here on out.  It was absolutely delicious, incredibly easy, and just an all-around great recipe.

Most Likely to Masquerade as a Cinnamon Roll 
Glazed Walnuts from the chapter "Snacks and Appetizers"

When my husband first tasted these, he said, "Tastes like cinnamon roll filling!"  He's right!  If cinnamon roll filling could be turned into a candy, this is what it would look like.  Made as it's written, the recipe makes clusters of candy-coated walnuts that pack quite a sweet punch.  I think that next time I make it, I'll double the amount of walnuts so that they are more lightly coated...perfect for salads and trail mix.  This is an extremely versatile and extremely delicious recipe.  If you like cinnamon rolls, you'll want to give these a try!

Most Versatile
Walnut-Parsley Pesto Linguine from the chapter "Soups, Sides, and Salads"

This pesto required the use of a food processor...a kitchen utensil that I don't have.  As a result, I almost burned out my blender making this dish and probably didn't get it as finely "pestoed" as the recipe intended.  No worries, though!  It still tasted awesome and made for some excellent pasta.  We considered this the most versatile recipe because of all of the possibilities.  You could change up the pasta, add some veggies, or even throw in some chicken to make it a main dish.  This pesto would also be excellent with spaghetti squash or eggplant.  I just love it when you can use one recipe to make numerous dishes.  Now...if only I had a food processor...

Most Inspiring
Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu from the chapter "Mains"


Why most inspiring?  Because this recipe made me think of all of the other ways you could imitate the flavors of chicken cordon bleu!  This recipe is simple - grilled chicken topped with a ham gravy and melted Swiss.  I'll be honest - it didn't beat out regular cordon bleu for us, and it was not a contender for our favorite recipe from the book.  But, I have a feeling that I'll be pulling this out again and tweaking it.  What if I created a creamier gravy or stuffed the ham inside the chicken?  What if I made a chicken and ham casserole topped with melted Swiss and bread crumbs?  I can't wait to experiment!

Manliest 
Man Bars from the chapter "Desserts"
Haha!  These bars were fun.  We had such a hard time choosing between all of the amazing sounding desserts that we ended up going with these simply because we thought the name was hilarious and the ingredient list intrigued us.  There is no flour or eggs in these bars - they use graham cracker crumbs and sweetened condensed milk!  They actually taste similar to a gigantic s'more!  We took them to Bible study, and all the men loved them...is that why they are called "Man Bars"?  My pregnant friend loved them as well...she must be expecting a boy. :)

Most Surprisingly Delicious
Cranberry Turkey Breast from the chapter "Slow Cooker"



This recipe intrigued me the minute I saw it.  You put a turkey breast in a slow cooker and top it with a mixture of cranberry sauce and onion soup.  Weird!  And yet, SO GOOD.  I always let my husband pick which recipe wins the overall favorite award, but if left to me, this one may have just gotten the prize.  We both loved how easy it was to make, how good our house smelled while it was cooking, and how fabulous the flavors were.  Plop the turkey and gravy on top of mashed potatoes, serve with a salad, and you've got a warm and comforting meal.  The cranberry flavor is subtle but absolutely perfect. 


My husband gets to pick which one of the above recipes I share with you.  It didn't take long for him to decide on his overall favorite...Buttermilk Syrup!



This recipe is so easy that I didn't even take pictures while making it.  There wasn't anything to take a picture of.  You just boil all of the ingredients for one minute...that's it!  The final result is one cup of syrup that looks remarkably like beer.  Don't you think?


Pour warm buttermilk syrup over buttermilk pancakes for a fantastic breakfast.  Make sure you refrigerate the leftovers!


Buttermilk Syrup
from Gooseberry Patch's Quick and Easy Christmas
2 T. butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 t. light corn syrup
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla extract

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, boil all ingredients except vanilla for one minute.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.  Cover and store in refrigerator.  Makes about one cup.

So...how can YOU win a free copy of Quick and Easy Christmas?  Just leave me a comment answering the following question - which of the other recipes featured above would you like me to share?  I'll tally up the answers and share that recipe when I announce the winner!  (Please also make sure I have access to a valid e-mail so that I can contact you if you win.  No contact info, no entry!)  Giveaway ends next Tuesday at midnight (Pacific time).  Winner announced Wednesday, May 18.

PS - Gooseberry Patch gave me a free book to review as well as another to give away, but the views and opinions (and pictures!) presented in this post are entirely my own!   Disclosure...check!

152 comments:

  1. I'll take Christmas in July! I like that Skillet Cordon Blue but they all look good.

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  2. I'd vote for skillet chicken cordon bleu!

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  3. I have to vote for the Man Bars. They just look dangerous--like some men!!

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  4. Great job on this review, Kristin! Absolutely love your categories of "winners" and can't wait to see which other dish you'll share. Our vote is for the Man Bars too! :)

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  5. I'd say the cranberry turkey breast,its like having thanksgiving anytime of the year.

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  6. Either the chicken or the turkey because I can never get enough dinner ideas!!!

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  7. Everything looks wonderful - I think I need this cookbook! And you know how much I LOVE Christmas :)

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  8. The cranberry turkey breast really does look interesting and different. Please share it. We always need new ideas for healthier white meat turkey. Love your blog! violetleo@msn.com

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  9. Oh, me me...pick me. I LOVE Christmas. These recipes look really good, especially the pasta with the walnuts and pesto :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  10. The glazed walnuts are making my mouth water! Please share! I love your special Christmas books!
    lois-l@rocketmail.com

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  11. Yummy. I think the walnuts look scrumptious.

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

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  12. I have several of your cookbooks, and have contributed some recipes too. Would love some new recipe ideas for Christmas ~ and my son would love those Man Bars!

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  13. I'm thinking the Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu. I love the variation of this....Definitely alot easier and faster than the traditional way of doing it! Please enter me in your drawing. My email is : drpom6@hotmail.com. Thanks, Diane :-)

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  14. I'd love to try the Cranberry Turkey Breast! So easy to make for dinner, and I imagine the leftovers make wonderful and healthy sandwiches!!! Worth making in the summertime just for sandwich night, in my opinion. Thanks! (email me at dehart51@comcast.net please!) Hugs to all!

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  15. I'm thinking I like the ideal of buttermilk syrup never had it and see it on here I am going to try it. Something different for us to try. I like to make different things,than the same old, same old.

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  16. I have a recipe in this cookbook: slow cooker potatoes. Check it out!

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  17. I think the chicken skillet cordon bleu. I so would love to win the cookbook. My e-mail is Pumpkin061@aol.com

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  18. I would love to try the man bars! I am obviously not a man, but I am allergic to gluten so I gravitate towards any dessert I can still eat! :)
    lisa.suit@yahoo.com

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  19. I would like the Man Bars recipe. They look yummy!!! :)

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  20. The man bars recipe also. It would be a great dessert for the summer weather and for cook outs.I love baking and cooking and always looking for new recipes to try.Love the web sight!!!!

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  21. The man bars! They look delicious!

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  22. Man Bars...they look so good!

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  23. would love to try all they look 2 good to eat

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  24. "Man Bars"...just the name is pure curiosity!

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  25. Ohhhhhhh this is a really hard decision.. LIke asking me to pull all my teeth out.. I guess..hmmm.. ummm.. I guess I'll go with.. wait..no.. ummm..LOL. I hate having to make decisions amongst all these fabulous looking dishes so i guess I'll just have to say.. Man bars.. Yep that's the one...

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  26. The Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu sounds yummy!

    hmt90a at gmail.com

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  27. Oh my...they all look good. I would like to see the Man Bars. Thanks.

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  28. they all look so yummy. syrups are so fun give as gifts.

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  29. I agree, they all look delicious!! However, I would have to vote for the Buttermilk Syrup. One of my fondest memories are of my girlfriend's mother making us her own syrup for breakfast on a sleepover. I don't think I'd ever tasted anything so delicious!!! Can't wait to try!

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  30. I vote for the Man Bars. They look yummy!!!
    donaleet@gmail.com

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  31. Cranberry turkey breast. Anything with the words slow cooker works for me. Carrieh@lethenrydoit.com

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  32. Hi, I am so excited - I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and have most of them. I'd love to have a copy of this Christmas book. Makes me think of being a kid and all the creative things we used to do to get ready for the holiday. Count me in as the potential winner!!
    thebearwoman2004@yahoo.com
    Katie

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  33. Oh Man they all look so good & Yummy, My vote would be for the Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu, but I am more than willing to give them all a try.
    Please count me in as a potential winner of the Gooseberry Patch Quick & Easy Cookbook.

    Thanks
    lilwiddleone@yahoo.com

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  34. I vote for the cranberry turkey breast...because it sounds so yummy and we are a busy family and it sounds like something good to make in the slow cooker. :)

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  35. I can see Man Bars being a hit with all my male family members! 1 husband, 1 son, one son in law and 1 son in law to be in Sept!

    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  36. Katie said: I'd vote for the pesto pasta and would use fresh spinach leaves in place of the basil for a lighter flavor. Thanks!
    thebearwoman2004@yahoo.com

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  37. I love the sound of the cranberry turkey breast. It sound like an interesting contrast of flavors mixed, my favorite kind of food.

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  38. I vote for the Skillet Chicken Cordon Blue, although those pancakes with the buttermilk syrup looks awesome. :)

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  39. Definitely the cranberry turkey breast. Sounds interesting!
    smehary@comcast.net

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  40. I like the manliest bars and would like to see the recipe. Anything easy is right up my ally.

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  41. the pesto linguine looks so good

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  42. I would love to see you share the Skillet Chicken Cordon Blue!
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    lyuba1118@gmail.com

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  43. Marianamy RobertsonMay 11, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Hi !! Everythink looks so good but I have to pick the cramberry turkey breast and yes the man bars look good too. Pick me as your winner!!!!! I would love to have this cookbook. Thanks I don't understand what url means??????

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  44. I like the sound of ALL of them! I guess in order, I'd say . . . Cranberry Turkey Breast, Walnun Pesto Linguine, Man Bars, and Glazed Walnuts.

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  45. I would have to go with the Manliest Man Bars.....wow they look yummy!!! ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  46. I think the (Manlist)- Man bars from the Desserts Chapter sound very good...would love to try them.
    dstout1@neo.rr.com

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  47. Gooseberry Patch how do I love thee. I would like to see the Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu. But they all sound yummy!
    Blessings,
    Kim

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  48. I will have to go with Cranberry Turkey Breast for dinner, then the Manliest Man Bars for dessert! Yeah that sounds good, but then again, they all sound delicious!
    hapiwyf@hotmail.com

    Christine

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  49. The Skillet Chicken Cordon Blue gets my vote. However, they all sound good!!!

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  50. Wow! What amazingly delicious looking recipes you've featured! :D I'd have to say my vote goes for the Chicken Cordon Blue, though (Hmm, or the manly bars - I do *love* chocolate. And funny I came across this post when I made something similar with graham crumbs and sweetened condensed milk just last night! :D HeHe!).

    Blessings!
    ~Miss Rachel~

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  51. I would like the Walnut-Parsley Pesto Linguine recipe because it looks so good.

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  52. I'm torn between the "man bars" and the Glazed Walnuts. I'll just have to go with "Man Bars". Out of all the new cookbooks Gooseberry Patch has comming out, this one is the one I wanted the most. jcallis69@Yahoo.com

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  53. Great reviews! I vote for the Glazed Walnuts

    jzangardi@gmail.com

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  54. Christy said...
    They all look delicious, but the slow cooker turkey/cranberry recipe gets my vote. I made it last night and not only did the house smell good while it was cooking, but the taste was amazing! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you Gooseberry, please keep the recipes coming!!!

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  55. The Cranberry Turkey Breast is the dish that intrigues me the most. I love simple yet delicious crock pot recipes. However, the Buttermilk syrup sounds great too!
    Thanks for offering the chance to win this delightful cookbook!
    Deb

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  56. They all look delicious, but the slow cooker turkey/cranberry recipe gets my vote. I made it last night and not only did the house smell good while it was cooking, but the taste was amazing! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you Gooseberry, please keep the recipes coming!!! lozano.christy@yahoo.com

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  57. Would definitely love the recipe for Cranberry Turkey slow cooker~ Love Gooseberry so any of them will be great, I'm sure! JillNFilm@aol.com

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  58. Man Bars, definitely!

    amybradsher@gmail.com

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  59. The Man Bars for sure!
    gth@metrocast.net

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  60. The picture of the Buttermilk pancakes with the Buttermilk syrup is making me drool!!! I would love to win the cookbook, I am just returning to the cooking world and love finding new recipes.

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  61. OOoh i so want that cookbook! I vote for the cordon bleu (:

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  62. All the recipes look delightfully delicious and I'm sure they are as I've never made anything from any of my "Gooseberry Cookbooks" that were anything less. Would love to add this cookbook to my collection... and I'm one of those who never puts up their books - they are out on display for all to see and for me to get my hands on quickly! A true Gooseberry FAN! Sylvia

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  63. I vote for the manliest, looks great!
    thefourepps@windstream.net

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  64. Nell said...
    Everything looks wonderful! I love Christmas and have to have this book as soon as possible!

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  65. The Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu looks really good to me.

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  66. I have to pick one!? I vote for the man bars, one because the name is funny, and two because they'd probably go over really well at the school bake sales! alt916@yahoo.com

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  67. I have to have this book, when will it be available? Would LOVE to win it! My vote is for the cranberry turkey breast, sounds light, tasty and delicious, hot the first night, then sandwiches on a great whole grain bread for lunch at work the next day! Yum! ashbyplano@hotmail.com

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  68. Please post the Man Bars! Those sound yummy!
    sewingmom42@yahoo.com

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  69. Ohhhh..they all look fantastic..BUT the Glazed Walnuts!!! You couldn't possibly eat just one!!!
    Delightfully, Delectibly, Delicious!! I wouldn't pout if Santa left a box of those under the tree for me! Nancy tenderheart@echoes.net

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  70. I love recipes...no matter what time of the year!!! I spend so much time looking at them...and my collection of books and magazines is almost sinful...LOL

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  71. Ooops!!! forgot to say that I would love the recipes for the Cinnamon Rolls and the Pesto :)

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  72. OK...I am new at posting. Am not trying to monopolize this blog!!! Not sure if I am to leave an email but will...andrewsgnl@sbcglobal.net

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  73. I would love to see the recipe for man bars. My son is allergic to eggs, so I am always looking for great desserts without eggs.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    aaleland@yahoo.com

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  74. I vote for the cranberry turkey breast.I'm always looking for something for my crock pot.. Sounds so delicious..I love cookbooks.
    deb_kk1@hotmail.com

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  75. Not sure I understand the "select profile" business, but I know I'd love the cranberry turkey breast! Of course, we'd need the recipe for Man Bars, too. Gotta have dessert! ;)ryeseagulls@aol.com

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  76. I vote for the skillet chicken cordon bleu. I would like to try the cranberry turkey breast but am not allowed to eat cranberries.

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  77. Walnut-Parsley Pesto Linguine! That is were my vote is going. I planted a bunch of parsley in my herb garden and would love another recipe to try. Thanks for the chance to win a great book.

    wifeofcop83(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. I love these recipes! I would love the recipe for the man bars! Sounds intriguing! Thanks for the chance to win! peggylea3@hotmail.com

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  79. The MAN BARS! I am the worst at baking though.. I need some practice!
    mommabell4kiddos (at) Aol (dot) com

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  80. Man bars! Those were tasty. :)

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  81. I have to have the manliest man bars recipe!!! : )

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  82. The chicken sounded interesting. I use to make my own maple syrup. I was interested to see how the syrup was made. I'd love the have the new Christmas cook book.

    jlpegram@vcu.edu

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  83. I want to try Most Surprisingly Delicious
    Cranberry Turkey Breast from the chapter "Slow Cooker", because it was made by slow cooker!!

    --yulian

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  84. Yum I would love to know how to make those Man Bars... giant smores... I can't pass that up! Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook!

    vickdn@live.com

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  85. I vote for Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu. Thanks very much for the chance to win the cookbook!!
    lcdubbelman@telus.net

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  86. Those glazed walnuts look delicious!

    kimmyj1962@yahoo.com

    Thank you for the opportunity!

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  87. I vote for the Glazed walnuts, they look Delish! and easy. Bev(meme)

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  88. Man bars look delicious!

    Amy Allen
    amyallen77@comcast.net

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  89. The Man bars look intriguing to me!!
    I love gooseberry patch and have given several as gifts over the years. Would love to have one of my own!!

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  90. Please post the recipe for the man bars!!! And pick me for the Giveaway!!!

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  91. The cranberry turkey sounds intriguing! Sounds like a great thing for leftovers! I'd love to try them all!
    stephaniesstuff@gmail.com

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  92. mmmmmmmmmm the man bars please!

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  93. Please, please, please share the recipe for glazed Walnuts! It looks so yummy. I could smell them from home!

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  94. Since Father's Day is coming up - I think the MAN BARS recipe would be perfect - especially packed in a small fishing basket or toolbox!

    Can't wait to see which one you'll pick!

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  95. mmmm.....glazed walnuts for me....yummy

    Kelly @ gapeachteachkw@aol.com

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  96. Couldn't decide between the Man Bars and the Glazed Walnuts. They both look mouthwatering! Either one would be a winner. pmbeach@insightbb.com

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  97. Darlene PhillipsMay 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    I'd love the recipes for Glazed Walnuts!

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  98. Man Bars and the carmelized walnuts oh my..my..

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  99. The glazed walnuts look fantastic! If they truly taste like the cinnamon roll filling, it would be amazing because it's my favorite part. We love Christmas and are always looking for new recipes! nora_everet@yahoo.com

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  100. The Cranberry & Turkey sounds so really good! I love Cranberries! Please pick me I love these cookbooks.

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  101. My vote is for most likely to masquerade as a cinnamon roll. These are so sinfull,warm and gooey. They will my office's vote.

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  102. Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu souds like a godd and simple company dish. Lillian Lane, jkklane@surewest.net

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  103. I vote for the skillet chicken, I would like to try that and the syrup. I have never saw a recipe for homemade syrup, can't want to try it!! thanks!!

    Deedra

    deedraarogers22@yahoo.com

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  104. Love, Love, Love Goose Berry!! Man Bars with those walnuts. Oh My, my, my. Who says they're man bars. At my house they would be my bars!! Lol. I would also like to try the Skillet Chicken Cordan Blue.

    tammyhammitt@yahoo.com

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  105. Love the combination of turkey and cranberries, so it gets my vote.
    Karen, karbil@sbcglobal.net

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  106. My vote is for Man bars - love the name and that they look like a bar might look if my "man" made them - ha!
    Jill
    kjgagner@hometownsolutions.net

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  107. I really like all the cookbooks, at
    gooseberry patch and would like to enter your give aways contest to win cookbooks. my email address is butterball62@volcano.net my home address is Sandy Mcgarrah
    5624 Red Oak Dr.
    Ione Calif. 95640

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  108. MAN BARS !!! Great name & great taste !!

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  109. My vote is for the masquerade as a cinnamon roll, easy little finger food to send in the mail for Christmas boxes

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  110. Man bars look great! I think all the four men (sons) in my life would love them. sherylrex@hotmail.com

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  111. wamorris@epowerc.net I forgot to add that

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  112. I have to vote for the glazed walnuts..they look fantastic and what wonderful gifts they'll make
    for many on my list. I wouldn't pout if Santa left me a boxful under the tree too!!
    Thanks, Nancy
    tenderheart@echoes.net

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  113. Im thinking the glazed walnuts!! They look absolutly yummy!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    vwmazlady@yahoo.com

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  114. What doesn't look good in this cookbook! Please share these recipes!

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  115. How to choose, how to choose! I want the Syrup so I will always have syrup in my house. Thanks for the recipes.
    circlec82@yahoo.com

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  116. Oh my family would go ga-ga for that Turkey and Cranberries. Definitely gets my vote! :)

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  117. I'd say Man Bars or the turkey, though that syrup looks great! Thanks for sharing.

    holly @ tolman . us

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  118. Cinnamon Roll Glazed Walnuts--They are makin' my taste buds jump up & down! Let's have Christmas everyday!!!
    sandy_blaser@tahoo.com

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  119. I would love for you to share the glazed walnuts or the cranberry turkey breast.

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  120. I think you should share the manliest bars. They look soo yummy. My email is smunger186@gmail.com my name is Susan Munger. I really hope that i win. I just love your cookbooks it takes me back to when i was a teenager and had court appointed guardians and lived on a farm. The work was very hard but the food was always excellent. That was the best time in my life. Thank you for your wonderful cookbooks they bring back the memories when i was living on a huge farm. Thank you Gooseberry Patch. I hope that i win.

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  121. My vote is for the killet Cicken Cordon Bleu!! I made the Buttermilk Syrup--It is SO good!! It is a keeper at our house!!
    mkwhiting@q.com

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  122. Please please please the Cranberry Turkey Breast! Turkey heats up the kitchen so badly that doing this in the crockpot would allow us to have our favorite meal in the summer too. I would love to win a copy of the book as well. Thank you so much!

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  123. Most Surprisingly Delicious

    That sounds fabulous!!! I would love to win the copy....looks like another great cookbook!!

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  124. Buttermilk syrup please...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  125. I would like to vote for all of them! LOL I think the skillet chicken cordon bleu. I would LOVE to win this book!
    Thanks
    all_10toes@yahoo.com

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  126. If I didn't work a full time job, I would read about food all day long. I would like to see the redipe for Walnut-Parsley Pesto Linguine. It looks tasty, and would be something new for my family to try instead of the same 'ole boring stuff. Could easily add some chicken breast too!
    I enjoyed your review and liked you on FB............. so now I can read even more............. about food! Yumm
    sjboettch@yahoo.com

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  127. Those man bars look scrumptious.

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  128. The Man Bars look heavenly. It's never too early for Christmas, because everyday is Christmas.......a gift from God. Love your blog and reviews.

    ~~Amy Hunt~~
    travisandamy@wilkes.net

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  129. Hello! I'd love to see the glazed walnuts. They look delicious and it's not just because I'm hungry.

    My email is lisagoestomaui@gmail.com.

    Thank you!!

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  130. The glazed walnuts - always great!
    Carolyn Lyon - clyon@rochester.rr.com

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  131. The Glazed Walnuts! I have a long plane ride this weekend and they would be a great snack:)

    Rena
    vtmom04@yahoo.com

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  132. The Glazed Walnuts caught my eye! They look absolutely delicious, but I fear I would have to ration them.

    jdwujw@aol.com

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  133. Iwould like to see the recipe for Walnut-Parsley Pesto Linguine it looks great.

    luvthemomma13@hotmail.com

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  134. lynhil@comporium.netMay 17, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Thanks for sharing the syrup recipe. Can't wait to try it. I would love to have the recipes for the Man Bars and the Glazed Walnuts. I'm sorry, I couldn't just pick one, LOL!

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  135. Ooh the Pesto Linguine please! I would love to add this cookbook to my GBP collection! (girlwithblog@gmail.com)

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  136. Oh I would like to see:
    Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu from the chapter "Mains"

    Thanks for the chance!

    arounds70@gmail.com

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  137. Cranberry Turkey Breast-yum!! JMCrowley98@gmail.com

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  138. The cranberry turkey breast sounds good!
    kencheryl.keegan@gmail.com

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  139. The cranberry turkey breast sounds wonderful!! mkbreeze59@yahoo.com

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  140. The Man Bars sound amazing! I'd love to try them out =]bobcatsmama@hotmail.com (Julie)

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  141. Can't decide! Can't decide! Either the Man Bars or the Glazed Walnuts. No, wait...the Cranberry Turkey Breast. Hmmmm...ok. My final answer is....Man Bars!! twingat@gmail.com

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  142. I would like to try the glazed walnuts and the man bars. They both sound good.

    seputt@yahoo.com

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  143. I'm thinking the Man Bars look DEELISH and I think my grandkids (3 little men)would agree with me :) I would LOVE to make this amazing cookbook my own and I thank you for this opportunity to make that possible. di.spencer@shaw.ca

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  144. The recipes all sound great and like the others, the man bars gets my curiosity up some. Love to cook and you know ladies the way to a mans heart they say is his stomach. I think they were right.

    shilow37@comcast.net
    http://www.bonanza.com/booths/sparkleize

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  145. I think my first choice would be the Man Bars; they look absolutely delicious.

    The Cranberry Turkey Breast sounds like yummy comfort food, but I'll have to invest in a slow cooker before I can try that recipe. ;-)

    Thank you for having this giveaway.

    wishiwasfishing@hotmail.com

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  146. mmmm everything looks so good, I would love to win this to see what else is in the book.

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  147. Those glazed walnuts look delish and versatile!

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  148. Man Bars, please! You had me with gigantic s'more!!

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  149. I'd like to see the Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu...looks good!!
    clk1000@hotmail.com

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  150. ManBars... look great!!

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