Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Gooseberry Patch 101 Cozy Casseroles {Review & Giveaway}

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gooseberry Patch 101 Cozy Casseroles {Review & Giveaway}


Gooseberry Patch has added another cookbook to their 101 cookbook series. The latest addition is "101 Cozy Casseroles".

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the 101 cookbook series, so here's a little background. Each cookbook is a spiral bound photo cookbook with a durable soft cover. Each cookbook has at least 100 tasty pages.

The best part about the 101 Cookbook Series is that each recipe is paired with a beautiful, full-color photo. I think the photos are my favorite part. I love being able to see what each recipe looks like instead of trying to imagine them in my head.

101 Cozy Casseroles is the 4th cookbook I own in the 101 cookbook series. This new cookbook is packed full of tried and true recipes from readers and home cooks just like you me and you.


Who doesn't love a hot bubbly casserole right out of the oven? My husband that's who, he isn't big on casseroles, but I love them. I'm not saying he won't eat them I just have to choose wisely when it comes to casserole choices.

I have always loved the simplicity of one dish meals. Casseroles are budget friendly, easy to prepare and a comfort to enjoy. Just pop them the in the oven and you have dinner in a flash.
Pair with a salad and rolls and you have a perfect well rounded meal.

101 Cozy Casserole has four yummy categories:
  • Quick- to - Fix Casseroles
  • Mom's Favorite Casseroles
  • Potluck - Perfect Casseroles
  • Hot & Bubbly Sides
I think my favorite chapter is Moms Favorite Casseroles. Most of the recipes in that particular chapter remind me of home. Kickin King Ranch Casserole, Chicken Broccoli Divan, Beef Burgundy, Eggplant Parmesan, Hobo Dinner Packets, Daddy's Shepherd's Pie and Ham & Cheese Spaghetti just to name a few.

The Ham and Cheese Spaghetti reminds of a dish my mom always made with leftover spaghetti, but minus the ham. She would mix the sauce and the noodles together and then top it with American cheese. Add it to a casserole dish and bake.

I know it was only leftover spaghetti, but it sure tasted like a new dish. My mom was great with leftovers and never let anything go to waste. If she could make it into a casserole than that's just what she did. Don't you just love that about moms?


It was hard deciding on which casserole recipe to make. Mom's Texas Hash popped out at me, so that was the first dish on my list. We had just harvested fresh bell peppers and onions from our garden, so I knew they would be perfect for this recipe.


This particular casserole calls for only 6 ingredients and isn't complicated at all. Just saute the veggies add in the tomatoes and spices and pop into a casserole dish and bake. The end result was quite tasty and reminded me of Stuffed Bell Peppers. I served this easy Texas Hash over a bed of white rice. This recipe is defiantly a keeper.


Next on the list was Taco Filled Pasta Shells. I knew this one would be good because I have actually made this one before. Pasta shells stuffed with a mixture of taco meat and cheese. Three cheese to be exact, cream cheese, cheddar and Monterey jack. Lawrdy you know it's good with all that cheese.


When stuffed shells come to mind I tend to think of the Italian version. Well, these are the same concept, but Mexican inspired instead. This recipe uses salsa and taco sauce instead of the traditional marinara sauce. To add a bit more variety I think the addition of black beans or Mexicorn would be a nice touch.

Well as usual Gooseberry Patch has hit a home run with another great 101 recipe cookbook. If you're a casserole lover than this cookbook is for you. Right now you can purchase it through Amazon for $13.95.

That's right my friends this yummy cookbook hit the shelves on June 16th, so it's available right now! Hop on over to Amazon because they're also offering free super saver shipping on orders over $25, so go ahead and buy two. This cookbook would make the perfect gift.


Now for a little Goosey Fun!
My friends over at Gooseberry Patch have been generous enough to include an additional copy of 101 Cozy Casseroles to use in a reader giveaway! I have to say Gooseberry Patch is always awesome like that. Thank you Vickie and Jo Ann : )

See below for the complete details on how you can win a free copy for yourself.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
CONGRATS
TO: COMMENT 114 DEB C.



How to Enter the Giveaway:
Just leave a comment on this post telling me what you're favorite casserole is? (Mandatory entry) For me it's Chicken Divan or my Friendship Casserole.

Additional Entries:
You can do any or all of the following for extra entries. Please leave a separate comment for each one.

1. Become a Fan of Gooseberry Patch on Face book. When you have done that, return to this post and leave a separate comment letting me know that you're a fan.
2. Join Gooseberry Patch "Circle of Friends" so you can stay Gooseberry Patch updated.
3. Become a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Face book. (If you're already a fan that counts too)
4. Mention this giveaway on your face book page. Come back and leave a comment telling me so.
5. Tweet the following for another entry: Win a copy of @gooseberrypatch "101 Cozy Casseroles" @mommyskitchen http://tiny.cc/d6n5fw #giveaway

Last day to enter this giveaway will be Midnight on Friday June 29th (CST). I will pick a random winner using random.org and announce the winner on this blog, face book and twitter.


Contest is open to U.S & Canadian Residents only due to shipping charges. If you leave an anonymous comment please include your email address in your comment. That way I can contact you in the event that you're the winner. Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck to everyone that enters!!!





Gooseberry Patch provided me with a copy of "101 Cozy Casseroles" for the purpose of this review. They also provided an additional copy to use in a reader giveaway. With that being said the opinions & comments stated above are entirely my own. I would like to thank Gooseberry Patch for choosing Mommy's Kitchen as a "Early Bird Reviewer"


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Jennifer Clair said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Jennifer Clair said... #

I am signed up with Gooseberry Patch's circle of friends.

Jennifer Clair said... #

Already a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on FB.

Jennifer Clair said... #

I shared the giveaway on my facebook.

Anonymous said... #

i love the Heavenly Hash and Eggplant Parmesan!

ChristyR. said... #

My family loves shrimp and wild rice casserole!

ChristyR. said... #

I liked Gooseberry Patch on FB.

Lisa Barrera said... #

Favorite casserole is chicken and rice casserole.

Lisa Barrera said... #

Already a fan on Facebook of Mommys Kitchen :)

Tracy said... #

I am doing a lot of canning this year and my favorites are the Zucchini Relish & Pickles recipes. Thanks

suburban prep said... #

cream of Chicken and hash brown casserole.

stellaravery said... #

My favorite is Don Meridith casserole.

stellaravery said... #

I like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook

Jennifer said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook and my favorite casserole is Penne Pasta Bake. Easy and yummy!

Debz said... #

Hash brown casserole

Debz said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch

Debz said... #

I am a member of the circle of friends also

Debz said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen

Debz said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

~*Sharee*~ said... #

I have to say I love my Grandma Brewsters homemade Mac & Cheese casserole..:) Please enter me in your drawing...

Hugs, Shar

~*Sharee*~ said... #

I follow Gooseberry Patch on FB..LOVE their stuff!!

Hugs, Shar

emt817ftw said... #

Just tried a casserole from Pinterest, "country chicken casserole". Hands down, best chicken/noodle casserole I've ever made.

~*Sharee*~ said... #

I "like" Mommys Kitchen on FB..:)

Hugs,Shar

Monica Alonzo said... #

My family loves chicken Dorito casserole!

Missy said... #

I love Shepard's Pie:-)

Missy said... #

I already am a Fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB:-)

Missy said... #

I "liked" Mommy's Kitchen on FB

Tammijo said... #

Hello I am a friend of Mommys Blog on fb

Tammijo said... #

I liked Gooseberry patch on fb

Tammijo said... #

Joined circle of friends!!!!!

Tammijo said... #

I shared the giveaway on my fb

Patty C said... #

I love spicy enchilada casseroles!

Missy said... #

I already joined Circle Of Friends:-)

Missy said... #

I left a comment on FB

seputt said... #

Facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch

seputt said... #

Like hashbrown cassarole

seputt said... #

Fan of Mommys Kitchen on facebook

seputt said... #

Circle of frends member

Randy and Tasha said... #

I love a good mexican casserole. MMM! Who doesn't love taco seasoning and cheesy goodness?

Kristi C. said... #

A chicken noodle cassarole which is like chicken spagetti. Yum!

Joansy said... #

We love Chicken Ala King Casserole - yum!

BumbleBeeLane said... #

My favorite casserole would be chicken enchilada's with cream sauce and cheese.~Amy

BumbleBeeLane said... #

Signed up with Gooseberry Patch circle of friends.

BumbleBeeLane said... #

Tweeted user name cottageprims

Bev said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB. My favorite is Chicken Rice Divan.

Katie said... #

My fav cassarole is anything with potatoes and cheese! mmmmm mmmm!

Katie said... #

Fan of gooseberry on Facebook!

Katie said... #

fan of mommy's kitchen on facebook!

Christensen family said... #

I love Poppy seed Chicken Casserole.

flowerchild said... #

Fan of Gooseberry Patch on Face book.
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flowerchild said... #

Joined Gooseberry Patch "Circle of Friends
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flowerchild said... #

fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Face book.
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flowerchild said... #

shared on facebook
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tracylynne said... #

lazy perogy casserole only because I don't have time to make the real thing

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said... #

I love a shepherds pie!

Sarah said... #

Tator Tot Hotdish for me!

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mandy said... #

Spaghetti chicken!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said... #

My favorite casserole will have to be poppy seed chicken casserole. It must be giveaway day - stop by and enter to win some peanut butter!

RCRMom said... #

My families favorite casserole is shepherds pie. I switch the topping from cheese to fried onions for a different flavor. I also make it with multiple veggies, not just one.

Kathy Ballard said... #

Chicken cassorole is my favorite!

Melody said... #

Am a fan of Gooseberry Patch!! :)

Wendy said... #

I love French Toast casseroles, nothing like getting up in the morning and popping breakfast in the oven to have it cook while we are all waking up for the day.

Anonymous said... #

I am a fan of all but I don't tweet. Kindof stinks to have all these options when all can't be applied. would love to win regardless.

regards, bonnie

Krista Goss said... #

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I have been a fan for a few months I have 1 of the cookbooks and love everything

Connie Bolick Lee said... #

I like Green Bean Casserole, especially around the holidays.

Connie Bolick Lee said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook

Connie Bolick Lee said... #

I'm a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on facebook

Connie Bolick Lee said... #

I tweeted your giveaway https://twitter.com/ConnieBolickLee/status/215181792884436993

Connie Bolick Lee said... #

I shared your giveaway on my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/#!/connie.b.lee/posts/438708466160760

Cheryl said... #

shepherds pie is a favorite of my family

Mandy B said... #

My favorite is my mother's goulash.

Mandy B said... #

I like Gooseberry Patch on FB.

Maggie said... #

My teenager likes to make hasbrown casarole..which is exactly why I need this cookbook because I volunteered to work with our keepers of the home girls next fall!!!

papel1 said... #

I am a fan already

Anonymous said... #

My favorite is pizza casserole made with penne pasta.

Danielle said... #

Hi!! I love casseroles! So easy and always yummy! One of my family's favorites is stuffed green pepper casserole. Brown rice, spaghetti sauce, chopped green peppers, and cheddar cheese! So simple and hearty!

Thank you so much for sharing this opportunity! I heart Gooseberry Patch!!

Danielle said... #

I am a member of Goosberry Patch's "Circle of Friends"!! :)

Danielle said... #

I tweeted this giveaway!! :) @dmcovert06

Jennifer Gail said... #

I love sweet potato casserole. Thanks

Juliannajones said... #

My favorite casserole is chicken spaghetti casserole :)

Juliannajones said... #

I am a fan of gooseberry patch on facebook

Juliannajones said... #

Have been a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on FB :)

annemarie said... #

I love tater tot casserole.

annemarie said... #

I follow you on FB.

Dorothy said... #

My favorite casserole is lasagna!

Dorothy said... #

I "liked" Gooseberry Patch on facebook.

Susan said... #

My favorite casserole is a creamy chicken noodle one. It's nice because it's not just yummy, but very versatile. Love it!

Anonymous said... #

I like a galosh casserole my mother-in-law use to make. It is great to take almost anywhere. I'd love to have a copy of this book.
Jennie
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Susan said... #

I became a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on FB.

Susan said... #

I liked Gooseberry Patch on FB.

Susan said... #

I joined GP's Circle of Friends.

Susan said... #

I Tweeted (I'm @bbbforme)!

Anonymous said... #

I am part of GP's Circle of Friends.
Jennie
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sunnystylegrl said... #

My favorite is a creamy chicken one!

jengd said... #

Tuna Casserole has been a favorite of mine since forever.

jengd said... #

I'm a Gooseberry Patch FB fan.

jengd said... #

I'm in the Gooseberry Patch "Circle of Friends"

jengd said... #

I'm a FB fan of yours.

jengd said... #

I tweeted this: https://twitter.com/jengd1/status/215253359907717120

Anonymous said... #

Hearty Chicken Bake!
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CuseSLP said... #

Green bean casserole :) my fav standby!

Anonymous said... #

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I love the friendship casserole dish!

Anonymous said... #

heatherroy0916@yahoo.com

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

Courtney said... #

I recently made Gooseberry Patch's Cheeseburger and Fries casserole and my family loved it!

Courtney said... #

I'm a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Anonymous said... #

heatherroy0916@yahoo.com

I'm a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook!

Courtney said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Courtney said... #

I'm a member of Circle of Friends.

Julie said... #

My favorite is the tater tot casserole but instead of tater tots I use fried onions on top.

jderouin55 said... #

mac and cheese

Anonymous said... #

I love gooseberry patch cookbooks.
My favorite casserole is Hamburger Hot Pot, a yummy mixture of hamburger, potatoes, onions, and golden mushroom soup. Yummy served with peas

Anonymous said... #

My husband makes 2 recipes, only 2. One is a very good mac and cheese, and the other, my favorite, is "green chile rice casserole" made w/brown rice, green chiles (of course) and pepper jack cheese. Looks like glop on the plate, but so, so good!

Kimberly

Beth L said... #

Our favorite casserole is called Italian Goulash.

Anonymous said... #

My all-time favorite casserole has to be chicken and rice - although I've rarely met a casserole I didn't like!

Deb C
DebNJoizee919@aol.com

Anonymous said... #

I'm signed up for Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends.

DebNJoizee919@aol.com

Anonymous said... #

I've been a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook a good while now.

Deb C
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Anonymous said... #

Already a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

Deb C
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growinowen said... #

anything with noodles, I'm not picky :)

growinowen said... #

I'm a fan of MK on FB

Megan B. said... #

My favorite casserole is cheesy hashbrown casserole with ham (or smoked sausage)! And I have been a longtime fan of MK on Facebook!

Anonymous said... #

I really like the Texas Hash. It's different from the usual stuff. Whole family loved it.

Squince said... #

My favorite casserole is Tator Tot Casserole!!

Squince said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook!

Squince said... #

Also a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on facebook...because I'm cool like that.

Squince said... #

Aaaand finally, I tweeted about the giveaway @squince

apple blossom said... #

oh, both your recipes sound oh, so yummy I may have to try them both. we like cheesy broccoli and rice casserole

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apple blossom said... #

Gooseberry patch FB fan

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apple blossom said... #

joined circle of friends

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apple blossom said... #

tweeted

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Anonymous said... #

I'm with you! Chicken Divan!
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Marla said... #

I am a Gooseberry Patch Fan on Facebook!
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Marla said... #

My favorite casserole is King Ranch Casserole!
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Marla said... #

I am a member of Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends!


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Marla said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook!


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Marla said... #

I shared the Gooseberry Patch 101 Cozy Casseroles Giveaway by Mommy's Kitchen on my Facebook page!
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mrsmgmmattman said... #

My favorite is Shepards Pie.

mprednails said... #

My favorite casserole is taco casserole or anything with a Mexican theme!

Julie said... #

I love Green Chile Chicken Casserole...yum!

Julie said... #

I am a MK facebook fan.

Julie said... #

I am a Gooseberry Patch facebook fan.

Joyce Ann said... #

My favorite casserole is cheesy potato casserole yummy!

Diane said... #

Your Friendship Casserole is one of our family favorites around here!
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Diane said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook...

Diane said... #

Already a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on FB.

Anonymous said... #

I think the Taco-Filled Pasta Shells looks really good. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said... #

I am a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said... #

I am a Circle of Friends member. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Anonymous said... #

I am a facebook fan of Mommy's Kitchen. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Lisa stark_d@msn.com said... #

My favorite casserole is Chicken Spaghetti Casserole. I am a fan of Mommy Kitchen and Gooseberry Patch on facebook.

Lillian Child said... #

My "go to" casserole dish is tatertot casserole - always a hit at our house!

Lillian Child said... #

I am already a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Lillian Child said... #

I am already signed up with Gooseberry Patch's circle of friends.

Lillian Child said... #

I am already a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on FB.

Lillian Child said... #

I shared the giveaway on my fb page.

Kimi said... #

My fav is eggplant parm

mjmccoy64 said... #

Tamalae Pie!!!!!!

mjmccoy64 said... #

fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Face book

mjmccoy64 said... #

Fan of Gooseberry Patch on Face book.

Mary said... #

My favorite is tuna noodle casserole.

Stacey said... #

My favorite is chicken and rice with peas!

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Stacey said... #

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Lisa said... #

I love Chicken Divan and also a chicken rice and wine casserole. thanks for the contest. Lisa

Laine said... #

Our favorite casserole is Pizza Casserole. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cookbook.

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Laine said... #

I am a friend of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

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MamaBoz said... #

Copy cat cracker barrel hashbrown casserole is a favorite in our house! We eat casseroles 3x a week....I need new ideas!
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Laine said... #

I have joined the Circle of Friends

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Laine said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

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Katie V. said... #

I am a facebook fan of Mommy's Kitchen. :)

Katie V. said... #

I love so many casseroles, buta favorite would probably be chicken spaghetti.

Katie V. said... #

I am a Gooseberry Patch fan.

Katie V. said... #

I have joined Circle of Friends!

M.j. said... #

I like GP on fb...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

M.j. said... #

I belong to GP circle of friends...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

M.j. said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's kitchen on fb....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

Rebecca D. said... #

I am a friend of Mommy's kitchen on FB. rdewey17 at yahoo dot com.

Rebecca D. said... #

I am part of Gooseberry Patch's circle of friends. rdewey17 at yahoo dot com.

Rebecca D. said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB. rdewey17 at yahoo dot com.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite would be my mother-in-law's chicken and broccoli casserole especially when she puts toasted bread crumbs on top.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
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mommytoate said... #

Cowpoke Casserole
from 101 Cozy Casseroles

mommytoate said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

Melissa said... #

Chicken and rice is our fav casserole at the moment :)

Melissa said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB!

Melissa said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on FB!

Melissa said... #

I shared this giveaway on my FB page!

Melissa said... #

I am a member of the gooseberry patch circle of friends!

Tiffany M. said... #

a big casserole favorite in my house is Tater Tot casserole....it's super easy to make and I am constantly getting requests for it!

Tiffany M. said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry patch on Facebook!! ;)

Brenda said... #

My favorite casserole is probably lasagna but I do have a chicken divan frozen in case I am too lazy to make dinner some night, I love freezing meals.

Brenda said... #

I am a fan of GB on FB

carpediem5790 said... #

My favorite casserole is Taco Casserole, love Mexican food, just sayin' :) arlene marie Pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

carpediem5790 said... #

I follow Gooseberry Patch on facebook arlene marie Pitts

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carpediem5790 said... #

I am in the Circle of Friends by GBP carpediem5790@yahoo.com Arlene Marie Pitts

carpediem5790 said... #

I faved Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook
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carpediem5790 said... #

I mentioned your giveaway on my facebook page, Marie Pitts, carpediem5790@yahoo.com

Shannon said... #

Generally, my kids are leery of casseroles. But right now we all love chicken and dumplings casserole (recipe from plainchicken.com)!

keshakeke said... #

My family LOVES hash brown casserole! They like it with a dash of Texas Pete!
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keshakeke said... #

I am a Fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook
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keshakeke said... #

I Joined Gooseberry Patch "Circle of Friends
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keshakeke said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Face book
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