I am so thrilled to be able to review The Harvest Table for Gooseberry Patch. I have been a fan of Gooseberry Patch for many years. I love the fact that the recipes they share are from home cooks just like me. Tried and true recipes with many handed down for generations. I read cookbooks like novels and I enjoy all the little tidbits of wisdom that is given throughout the book on the bottom of almost every page.
"Serving soup to little eaters? Cut out Jack-o'-Lantern faces from cheese slices. After spooning soup into bowls, top servings with the cut-out shapes. How fun!" page 52
The Harvest Table has six yummy chapters:
Hearty Autumn Brunch, Soup Supper with Friends, Simple Harvest Supper, Thanksgiving with All the Trimmings, Festive Fall Flavors, and Save Room for Dessert.
I will admit I wanted to try every recipe but my first recipe I tried was the Glazed Apple Cookies.
These little gems were the perfect taste of fall, little bits of apple with plump raisins throughout. I would recommend these to be small as they are more like a cake cookie and the bigger you make them the more they fall apart. I decided to share these with my family when I made them. I took these cookies and placed them in a disposable plastic clear cup, stacked them six deep, added a clear cellophane treat bag and a ribbon and they were the perfect little gift. When I delivered to my sister, her family was enjoying a fire in the backyard. Perfect fall treat on a cool night.
Glazed Apple Cookies
1 Cup Raisins
1 1/2 Cup Shortening
1 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 egg, beaten
2 Cups All Purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup milk
1 Cup chopped walnuts
1 Cup apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped.
Place raisins in a microwave safe dish; add water to cover. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, until raisins are soft and plump. Drain well; set aside. In a separate bowl, blend flour, baking soda, and salt. Add half of flour mixture to shortening mixture. Blend in milk and remaining flour mixture; fold in raisins, walnuts and apples. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. 2 inches apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 9 - 10 minutes. Drizzle warm cookies with glaze. Makes 2 dozen.
1 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon salt
Stir together all ingredients in a bowl.
The Oh So Good Crispy Chicken was the next recipe I tried. This was the perfect Sunday dinner at our house. The butter kept this chicken really moist and the parmesan cheese with the bread crumbs gave this an outstanding flavor without a lot of work. Simple throw together meal, which is what I like. This will for sure make it's way onto our dinner table for years to come.
Oh So Good Crispy Chicken
1/4 Cup Margarine
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Cup grated parmesan cheese
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 Cup Italian flavored dry bread crumbs
Melt margarine in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in garlic power and Parmesan cheese. Dip chicken in margarine mixture; arrange in an ungreased 9 x 9 baking pan. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for one to 1 1/2 hours, until golden and chicken juices run clear when pierced. Makes 4 servings.
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