Gooseberry Patch Slow Cooking All Year' Round Recipe Review and Giveaway


I am so excited to be doing another cookbook giveaway for Gooseberry Patch. Especially this one since I use my slow cooker all the time. It was really hard to just pick a couple recipes to try. I will tell you I have a few more on the menu plan within the next few weeks. With two kids in school, working full time, and my husband working different hours my slow cooker is my best friend.  Just a few minutes prep in the morning or even the night before and dinner is done when you walk in the door. What could be better than that. 

There are four chapters in this book, just like the seasons. Just love that!


My favorite thing about Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are all the little tidbits that are sprinkled 
on most of the pages.  A Valentine making party is just brilliant, my daughter would be tickled with this. 


The first recipe I tried was Ultimate White Chicken Chili. I have always wanted to try this but had never found the right recipe. I knew this was perfect to try. This was a winner in our house and I will say this was even better the next day. This will grace our table again soon. 




Ultimate White Chicken Chili

2  14-1/2 oz cans chicken broth
4  cups chicken, cooked and chopped
2  4 oz. cans chopped green chiles
3  15 oz cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
2  cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
16 oz container sour cream

Add all ingredients except sour cream to a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Shortly before serving, stir in sour cream, heat through. Serves 8


The next recipe I tried was Chicken and Dumplings. I knew this one was going to be hard to please my family as we make my husband's Grandmothers recipe and it takes a good while to make it.  I had to reassure them it was good just not the same ole recipe we usually have.  It turns out they liked it and so did I. This is a great weeknight fix when I want something warm and comforting on a long, cold day. This recipe will also grace our table again.


Chicken and Dumplings

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2  10 3/4 oz cans cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
2 cups water
1 cube chicken bouillon
2  10 oz tubes refrigerated biscuits

Combine all ingredients except biscuits in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours. About 30 minutes before serving, tear biscuit dough into one inch pieces. Add to slow cooker, stirring gently. Increase setting to high. Cover and cook on high setting for 30 minutes longer, or until biscuits are fluffy and cooked through. Serves 4

**I did do a few things different than what the recipe called for. I just placed frozen whole chicken breasts in the slow cooker and when I came home from work I just put two forks in the crock and shredded the chicken before doing the dumplings. This just skipped the step of cutting the chicken in cubes and the end result was still the same.  I also just took the can of biscuits and cut each biscuit in fours. That seemed simpler to me.  Next time I will add a little extra liquid, I like mine a little on the soupy side. 

Gooseberry Patch has given me a copy to give to one of you. I will pick a winner on Feb 4th. Good luck!


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37 comments:

  1. You know I LOVE Gooseberry Coobooks!! I would love to win!

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  2. i received a large and a small slow cooker for Christmas,lol! so i need this cookbook really bad!!

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  3. i need this cookbook because santa brought me a large and small slow cooker,lol!

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  4. I love slow cookers, cookbooks, and Gooseberry Patch! I need this!! :)

    emilybreeding@ymail.com

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  5. I love the Gooseberry Cookbooks and slow cookers. I would love to have this cookbook! rhondaarwood@gmail.com <3

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  6. don't have a slow cooker cookbook of any kind, would love fot yours to be the first

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  7. I have a chili recipe that I use for my slow cooker.
    amyc

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  8. I have heard sooo much about your wonderful cookbooks and I surely hope I win one-I want in on the FUN!!!!

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  9. I love Gooseberry Patch!! I would love to win this book and add it to my collection!

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  10. I love to make my vegetable soup in my crock pot. Actually, any chicken dish or soup. I use my crock pot all the time and could sure use this cookbook for some new ideas!! Thank you!!

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  11. I love making soup in the crockpot. Especially chicken and rice soup. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

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  12. My favorite recipe recently is Salsa Chicken and have shared it with others who have LOVED it!

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  13. Just used my slow cooker today for ranch chicken. I have many other favorites!

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  14. Crockpot cooking is absolutely my favorite!! In the last week I made chili and split pea soup. I am doing cranberry pork chops this week for sure! I can't imagine life without crockpots... I have 3 here at the house!!!
    Thanks for the contest... this book is right up my alley, and I like the way it uses the seasons.
    dmh5858@msn.com

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  15. I would love to win this...love to use my slow cooker!

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  16. what we call cabbage delight, potatoes, cole saw mix and smoked sausage ;0

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  17. My favorite is a chicken and wild rice creamy soup for the crock pot...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  19. I love making brisket in the slow cooker. It turns out moist and tender every time!
    Ruth
    majors_family@lycos.com

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  20. I would love, love, love this cookbook!!! I love slow cookers and gooseberry patch!!

    emilybreeding@ymail.com

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  21. I love to make chilli in my slow cooker
    thanks

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  22. Love Gooseberry Patch! I made a slow cooker Chicken and Dumplings yesterday for dinner! It was SOOOO good!!! Definitely a keeper! Certainly not scratch made but I think that's okay too.

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  23. Love slow cooker recipes! Can't wait to try some recipes out!

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  24. Love gooseberry cookbooks and MY FAVORITE recipe for my slow cooker is Apple Butter!!!!

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  25. I really needto try the chicken and dumplings!

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  26. I love barbequed ribs in my slowcooker! I love all the cookbooks and have MANY!

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  27. I would love this cookbook!

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  28. Last year ,family give to me for Christmas a New Slow Cooker!!! and now I need new books with the delish recipe !!! thank you for this giveaway!!!

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  29. Would Love To Win!!!

    jmisaac525@hotmail.com

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  30. I tried to leave a comment, but couldn't get it to work, soooooo.... Love the Gooseberry books! Momma got me one just about every year when she was still with us for 6 or 7 years before she got sick. Love using my crockpot! It's very handy to start in the morning, we have a farm that keeps us pretty busy, always good to come in for Supper to a nice stew/chili/soup or more! I guess our favorite is a good BBQ pulled pork, TEXAS style!!!!

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  32. LOVE Gooseberry Cookbooks and haven't had a new one in ages. Since I'm really just starting out with crockpot cooking what a wonderful thing this would be for us!

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  33. This cookbook would take my love affair with my slow cooker to a whole new level!!

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  34. I love gooseberry! My favorite slow cooker is chicken and dumplings :)

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  35. I would love to own a. Gooseberry patch cookbook!
    Jennifer Dailey

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