As a Early Bird Reviewer I've been having fun reading through Gooseberry Patches 101 Stove top Suppers. This wonderful cookbook could not of arrived on my doorstep at a better time. Right now in Texas were in the heat of summer. August is typically the hottest month, so turning on the oven on is always a challenge.
Summer is the time of year when I turn to my crock pot or make skillet meals for dinner. Who wants to turn on the oven when it is already 100+ outside. Inside 101 Stove top Suppers, well you guessed it there's 101 recipes inside this spiral bound cookbook.
At the end of each 101 cookbook series cookbooks you will find a nifty conversion chart, volume and weight measurements, baking pan size information, recipe abbreviations and kitchen measurements. That always comes in handy.
My favorite part of the Gooseberry Patches 101 Cookbook series is that each recipe has a beautiful full color photo. After receiving this cookbook it didn't take me long to start dog earring pages and finding so many recipes that I wanted to make.
101 Stove Top Suppers has three tasty chapters to choose from:
- Quick & Easy - Quick and simple recipes that are short on time, but big on taste.
- Slowly Simmered - is packed full of hearty and filling home style meals.
- Serves a Crowd - is a chapter packed full of recipes for when your entertaining family & friends. This chapter has plenty of recipes to feed any hungry crowd.
If you love dessert you won't be disappointed, because each chapter has a pair of dessert recipes. Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, Pineapple Pudding and Skillet Strawberry Jam to just name a few.
One Pot Beef Ravioli comes from Sara Jose in Shreveport, LA. Sara says this is a favorite recipe of hers, because she can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes and she only has one pot to clean. Who doesn't love that?
One Pot Beef Ravioli
1 - lb ground beef 1 - teaspoon oil
1 - onion diced 8 - oz package sliced mushrooms
2 - cloves garlic, minced 2 - 26 oz jars spaghetti sauce (I used one jar)
1 - cup water Italian seasoning, to taste
1 /2 - teaspoon salt 1/4 - teaspoon pepper
1 - 20 oz pkg refrigerated cheese ravioli 1 - cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Brown beef in a dutch oven over medium - high heat; drain and set aside. Add oil to dutch oven; saute onion and mushrooms for 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Stir in beef, pasta sauce, water and seasoning. Bring to a boil. Add ravioli to sauce; reduce heat to medium -low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 - 10 minutes until pasta is cooked. Stir in cheese. Serves 5.
Here are a few photos of this easy one pot meal. This one was definitely one of our favorites.
Next on the list was these easy Barbecue Chicken Kabobs. I loved that I could cook these by using my indoor grill pan instead of going out in the heat to fire up the BBQ. This was a great time saver and they tasted just like I cooked them outside.
This recipe is courtesy of Robin Hill of Rochester, NY. Robin says she uses chicken that she gets from her local farmers market to make these yummy chicken kabobs.
Barbecue Chicken Kabobs
4 - boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 - green pepper, cut into 2 inch wedges
1 - red pepper, cut into 2 inch wedges
1 - sweet onion, cut into wedges
1 - cup barbecue sauce
4 - 6 skewers
Thread chicken, green peppers, onion and red pepper pieces alternately onto skewers. Place kabobs on a lightly oiled grill pan over medium heat. Cook for 12 - 15 minutes, turning and brushing frequently with barbecue sauce until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are tender. Serves: 4-6
I have included a few step by step photos. The chicken browned up nicely on my indoor grill pan.
I enjoyed reading through and testing out a few of the recipes from 101 Stove to Suppers. This cookbook is a wonderful addition to the rest of the 101 cookbooks that I own. If you would like to purchase a copy for yourself you can get a spiral - bound copy for $12.25 or a kindle version for $8.69 at amazon books.
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