Gooseberry Patch The Harvest Table Cookbook Review and Giveaway

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The cool crisp air, the fall festivals, the colors, and all the yummy treats to make in the kitchen. After my Grandmother was placed in a nursing home due to illness I spent a lot of time with my Popa. I remember one time he took me to an orchard and we picked apples. It may not have even been an orchard but just a friend who had apple trees but I remember the excitement and the fun I had. I do not remember what we did with all the apples, just that slight memory that I carry in my heart of our special day. Yep, fall would be my favorite time of year!

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.

Thank you Gooseberry Patch for allowing me to review The Harvest Table.  I have really enjoyed this cookbook. Gooseberry Patch also gave me an extra copy just for you. You really need this cookbook and you have five chances to win!

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The winner will be chosen on October 17th and notified by email, so please leave your email address so I can contact you. If the winner has not responded in 24 hours, I will pick a new winner.

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