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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

GOOSEBERRY COOKBOOK CHRISTMAS GOODIES.....

MERRY CHRISTMAS...!!
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I have been blessed to win TWO beautiful GOOSEBERRY COOKBOOKS...
They are, without a doubt, the most amazing cookbooks....filled with delicious sounding
recipes, little bits of this and that....
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I just read them like a novel, with my morning cup of DUNKIN DONUT coffee...
If you plan to buy a new cookbook anytime soon, consider looking at
the GOOSEBERRY PATCH ones....
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I made this recipe tonight...
We go to BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER'S house early on CHRISTMAS morning for
a light little breakfast and to see what SANTA brought everyone....
I wanted something nice and delicious and pretty to take and this
sounded so good....
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Our sweetest- in -the- whole- wide world son in law, JENT, doesn't like
pecans very much......
This bread loaf has pecans...
So I made him a few muffins WITHOUT them....
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I had some left over cranberry sauce and, not wanting to throw them out,
I mixed a little powdered sugar and a touch of milk and made a great
CRANBERRY glaze to go over this good-looking loaf.
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Once we visit and see all the kids treasures from ole ST. NICK,
we head out for HANDSOM SON'S house, 22 miles away from his sister.....
There, we have a light brunch and ooo and ahhh over all the goodies left for everyone.
so..I made this recipe to take to his house..
Kathy always makes sausage balls and I thought this might be
good with those...
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YULETIDE COFFEE CAKE...
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Both treats are in the freezer....they will have their
glazes added the night before we go and
I'll wrap pretty saran wrap tied with a holly berry bow around them....
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If we don't get in too big a hurry, I'll take a quick photo of them for you..
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we WILL be in a hurry, however...
because I JUST CAN'T WAIT to see all their..............LOOT !!
:o)
I am linking with

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I PRAY FOR A BLESSED AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS FOR ALL OF YOU.
JUST LIKE YOU, WE WILL REMEMBER WHAT THIS HOLIDAY IS ALL ABOUT...
OUR SWEET JESUS CHRIST'S BIRTHDAY...
love and hugs to you..
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Well, it seems I can't get finished cooking...
KATHLEEN told me how to do these little cookies, dipped in the BESTest chocolate dip...
I was so proud of my silly self, I had to share them with you..
O, the grands are gonna love these...
and so will MR. SANTA..errr, MR. SWEET !
just little store-bought cookies, dipped in 2 sticks butter and a 12 oz. package of GOOD chocolate...ummmm..UM...GOOD..

SEE YA !

32 comments:

rosie's whimsy said...

Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family! I can just smell all the wonderful things you will be baking this year....sigh...

Cathy Miller said...

I love Gooseberry Patch! I even used the catalog to make Christmas decorations! glad the recipes turned out so well! Have a very Merry Christmas! Stop by the Hamlet sometime!

CC said...

Tho I only have 2 Gooseberry Patch books in my cookbook collection..the Christmas one you have is one of them..and I love,love them. The colors are just gorgeous and the recipes are wonderful.
Merry Christmas..

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I also read cookbooks just like novels. I spend hours looking for new ones. How fun to get 2 new ones!

Sue

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I have rediscovered Gooseberry Patch in the last couple of years. They do have THE BEST recipes. I am kicking myself now because I was at Costco yesterday and there was a large Gooseberry Patch cookbook in a binder that I decided not to purchase and now I am sorry I didn't. It was only sixteen dollars and some change. It retailed for $30.00! Maybe I will go back tomorrow. Well maybe not. It is getting crazy out there. I will go the day after Christmas. :) :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Jeanette said...

I know you will enjoy cooking wonderful things out of those books. Merry Christmas.

Dreams and Decor said...

Thanks for the recipes. They look yummy! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Patti

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ...
You had me at Gooseberry's. I love those darn cookbooks. I am always checking the thrift stores and the garage sales for these wonderful books of love. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you also for the dipping tip passed along on the cookies. I will be trying those out this week. Sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing sweetie. I love it when you do. The grandkids will love them.

Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

Bearly Sane said...

Lots of YUMMIES there BJ...you have made me feel hungry and I have not long had lunch! LOL!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Dirkjogt said...

Looks delicious. Greetings from Belgium. Merry Christmas and enjoy the Holidays !

Theresa said...

Merry Christmas BJ! It sounds like you have been really busy getting all that baking done:) I wish I could get mine done early like you! Enjoy your visits with the kids and take pictures:) Have a blessed day!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Yum!!!!
I took all day making little gingerbread men and thought I was done with the holiday baking 'til I saw your bread recipe. I must try that too.


I have a Christmas wish for you along with my usual Wednesday post today. [the Wednesday issue of posting is below my 'card' posted just for you....]

HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY.

...for the permalink to my day's post, click here.

Eden said...

I have collection of different kinds of cookbooks but I haven't got any Gooseberry Patch yet but love to get one. Your cake and cookies look so yummy.

Merry Christmas !

Angela said...

I just adore those books. How exciting to get two of them..What an awesome Christmas blessing...

Lillie Mae Acres said...

LUV LUV LUV Gooseberry Patch. I have a few of their craft books as well as cookbooks and I like to decorate with them. Don't just leave them on the shelf, use them as decoration according to what season it is. Their covers are always adorable.
Have a very Merry Christmas, God bless your home.

My name is PJ. said...

I love cranberries and pecans!!! It all looks and sounds fantastic and festive, BJ!

Enjoy time with your family and the many blessings therein! Merry Christmas!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

mmmm....all the goodies without all the calories...perfect!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Stacey said...

Merry Christmas BJ! Hope you and your family have a wonderful time together. Hugs, Stacey

Darlene said...

I LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Your goodies look delicious!! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!♥

Gooseberry Patch said...

BJ, thank you SO much for featuring our books in this post...your kind words really warm our hearts on this cold Ohio day! We're so glad you're enjoying them and wish you and your family the merriest of Christmases.

SmilingSally said...

Ooo, I wish I lived close enough to drop in for a visit.

Merry, merry Christmas!

Light and Voices said...

Greetings and Salutations! Ah the sweet smell of the goodies baking in the stove. Save me a piece and I'd like a cup of tea to go along with these sweet morsels. Happy Holidays from our house to yours.
Joyce M

Beverly said...

These looks so delicious. And, I haven't had any lunch. Wah!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Oh my, more Christmas presents from my blogging buddy — new recipes to try and another cookbook to be on the look out for.

Merry Christmas BJ to you and yours! Looks like lots of fun plans, so bundle up and enjoy!

LV said...

No doubt everyone had your house will enjoy a wonderful meal. Wish I had your left overs. Best wishes for the holiday season.

...... Kristina ...... said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wishing you lots of love and a wonderful Christmas!
Big hugs from our house to yours!
Kristina XxX

Kathleen Grace said...

I just recently discovered the gooseberry Patch Christmas books. Gorgeous and great decorating and cooking ideas. I think I may have to collect them all! Merry Christmas Sweet friend and a happy Christmas to your entire family!

Pat@Back Porch Musings.com said...

Just stopping in to say, Merry Christmas!!

Kearsie said...

Oh wow, I feel like I gained about 3.7 lbs just reading this post!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello BJ!

I can just imagine how wonderful Christmas is around your home.:o) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Smiles...

Beverly

eileeninmd said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I love scanning thru different cookbooks. Your baked goodies look delicious.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy New Year dear friend!

Hugs,
Debbie xo