Thursday, June 9, 2011

Peppermint Ice Cream, No Bake Cherry Cheesecake & Texas Tumbleweeds}

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
Hi everyone I have a special treat for you today. I know you have heard the saying "Christmas in July", but in my case it's Christmas in June!!!! Yes it's that time again where I bring you another tasty "Gooseberry Patch Early Bird Review". Well in my case not so early bird. I have been a bit under the weather since returning from trip so this post has gone up much later than planned. I apologize in advance.

This ends up being a great thing for you because now you do not have to wait to get your hands on a copy of Quick & Easy Christmas. You can purchase this wonderful cookbook way before the holiday season. I have to say I thought it would be really hard to get into the Christmas Spirit in the dead of summer, but I was wrong. Quick and Easy Christmas brought me back to one of my favorite holiday seasons.

I got a big jump on choosing a few festive ideas for gift giving and yummy ideas for my holiday cookie trays. It's always so hard to choose what items I will be baking up so this book really helped. I added a list inside my cookbook so I will be recipe ready when Christmas time rolls around.

All of the recipes are located at the end of this post
Let's jump right into things and get to a few recipes. I chose Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream from page 182 as my first recipe to try. Seeing that we are in the heat of summer here in Texas I thought some festive ice cream would hit the spot. This recipe was really easy to make and perfect for a small ice cream maker since the recipe makes 1 1/2 quarts.

I have a 4 quart ice cream maker so this recipe doubles easily. This peppermint ice cream tasted just like the ice cream you get at Braums or Baskin Robbins, SO THUMBS UP!!! WE LOVED THIS ONE! Since it was summer I could not find candy canes, so we used Starlight peppermints instead.

During the Christmas season I am known for making lots of holiday treats. Homemade gifts are my favorite to share with family, friends and my kids teachers. I always start early and freeze most it so I have plenty to go around. When I was thumbing through Quick & Easy Christmas I was paying special attention to quick treats to add to my cookie and candy list. Every year I have my favorites, but I love tossing in a new treat from time to time.

These cute little Texas Tumbleweeds from page 180 immediately caught my eye. One because I thought the name alone was eye catching. And two because I am huge butterscotch fan, so anything using butterscotch chips is right up my alley. I usually use pretzels in several of my candy recipes, but this recipe used an interesting treat, potato sticks.

It also called for pecan pieces, but since my nutty kids dislike nuts I kept them pretty big and used pecan halves so they could pull them off, but everyone else could still enjoy them. I loved the sweet and saltiness of this candy and the potato sticks added a nice crunch. These sweet little treats would make a nice Texas themed gesture to send to a loved one. I think the name was very fitting for this candy.

The third and final recipe I chose was titled Fastest Cheesecake aka No Bake Cheesecake from page 157. Over Memorial Day weekend fast is what I needed, so I turned to this recipe as a time saver. I needed one extra dessert to complete my memorial day festivities. Something yummy, but something that I did not have to spend a lot of time and ingredients on. This recipe was perfect.

While mixing up the cheesecake ingredients I was a bit skeptical. You see this was a no bake cheesecake that stated it took 15 minutes to mix up and only one hour to chill. Hmm I thought that was pretty quick by the consistency of the cheesecake I thought for sure it would take overnight to set up.

Well I was wrong.!!! For me this cheesecake took 3 hours of chilling time to set up, but by far still quick and easy in my book. Since I was making all the desserts in the morning this wasn't a big a problem for me. I have to tell you everyone was quite impressed with the taste of this cheesecake. It really tasted like I spent all day on this recipe. This cheesecake earned it's place in the Quick & Easy Christmas Cookbook.


Quick & Easy Christmas has 6 yummy chapters:

  • Breakfast & Brunch
  • Snacks & Appetizers
  • Soups, Sides & Salads
  • Mains
  • Desserts
  • Slow Cookers

Here is a peek at just a few of the recipes I have jotted down to try:

Peanut Wonton's, Feta squares, Jalapeno Puffers, Sycamore Farm Christmas Drink
4 Ingredient Breakfast Pizza, Blueberry Muffin Cake, Baked Apples with caramel
Make ahead morning casserole, Man bars, Chocolate coconut bars, Buttermilk syrup
Chicken & Dressing Bake, Old fashioned mashed potatoes, Ham & Potato Casserole, Cola Ham, Cranberry Turkey Breast

I can't wait to start cooking up all those yummy dishes. What I love about this cookbook is that most of these recipes can be prepared in just 30 minutes! And here's another perk most of the recipes require 8 ingredients or less. Now that's what I'm talking about. My thoughts have always been less time in the kitchen during the holiday season is more time for me to spend with family and friends. Isn't that what it's all about?


I also wanted to let you know that Gooseberry Patch has been kind enough to send me an additional copy to share with one of my readers. Thank you Gooseberry Patch. If you can't wait to get your hands on a copy of Quick & Easy Christmas you don't have to. Right now Amazon Books has it for $11.53 and $9.99 for their Kindle Edition. While you're there purchase an extra copy because this will make a great Christmas gift for anyone who loves to cook.


How To Enter The Giveaway:
Just leave a comment on this post letting me know what Christmas Recipe puts you in the holiday spirit? (mandatory entry) For me it's baking a batch of my favorite Holiday Eggnog Bread. It just isn't Christmas until make this yummy treat.

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 are a fan.
2. Join Gooseberry Patch "Circle of Friends" so you can stay Gooseberry Patch updated.
3. Become a New Fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Face book.
4. Mention this giveaway on your face book page. Come back and leave a comment telling me so.
5. Become a New Google Follower to Mommy Kitchen (left side of my blog page)
6. Tweet the following for another entry: Win a copy of @gooseberrypatch Quick & Easy Christmas at @mommyskitchen http://tinyurl.com/3dpam5g #reviews

Last day to enter this giveaway will be Wednesday June 15th at midnight (CST). I will pick a random winner using random.org and announce the winner on this blog, face book and twitter. Good Luck to everyone. Contest open to U.S & Canadian Residents only due to shipping charges.

Review Recipes: 

Peppermint Ice Cream
1- cup milk
2/3 - cup sugar
2 - cups whipping cream
1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 - teaspoon peppermint extract
2/3 - cup candy canes, crushed

Whisk together milk and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Add cream and extracts. Pour into an ice cream maker. Churn about 20-25 minutes until thick and creamy or according to manufacturers directions for one quart of ice cream. Add crushed candy canes, churn an additional 5 minutes. Makes 1 1/2 Quarts. ( I doubled the recipe for a 4 quart ice cream maker)

Texas Tumbleweeds Candy
1 - 11 oz packages butterscotch chips
1/2 - package vanilla almond bark
1/2 - cup creamy peanut butter
4 - cups shoestring potato sticks. (found mine at kroger)
2 - cups broken pecan pieces or you can use pecan halves

Place the butterscotch chips, vanilla bark and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on defrost in 3 minute intervals until everything is melted and smooth. Add the shoestring potato sticks and mix until well coated. Stir in pecans and drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper. Refrigerate until candies are hard. makes about 3-4 dozen candies.


Easy No Bake Cherry Cheesecake
1 - 8 oz package cream cheese + 3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 - cup lemon juice
1 - 9 inch cookie or graham cracker crust
1 - can pie filling of your choice or strawberry or raspberry preserves.

In a medium bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Gradually add half of the condensed milk, beating constantly. When half of the milk has been added, beat in the lemon juice until smooth. 


Beat in remaining condensed milk. Beat in remaining condensed milk until smooth. Pour into crust and cover add pie filling and chill for at least one - three hours. Makes 8-10 servings. 


Disclosure: Gooseberry Patch provided me with a copy of "Quick & Easy Christmas" for the purpose of this review. They also provided me with 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" and for sponsoring this giveaway.

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Susan said... #

I already follow you on Facebook...not a new fan...but a fan! Does that count?

Susan said... #

I shared the giveaway on my Facebook wall. (Susan Brown Hatcher)

Susan said... #

I tweeted about the giveaway on Twitter. (@sebh55)

judygold said... #

I found your site from Gooseberry Facebook post. For me, Christmas is: Aunt Chick's cookies (sugar cookies with almond extract) and 3 C bread, renamed Christmas Bread by our family (carrots, coconut, cherries in a quick bread, baked in vegetable cans or loaf pans or muffin tins). I would love to win a copy of Quick and Easy Christmas.

I found your facebook page and am now a fan. I subscribed to your blog and am looking forward to emails from you.

Anonymous said... #

Making fudge is a sure sign Christmas is coming!! GREAT giveaway!! Thanks!

apple blossom said... #

fools fudge we love it

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hennies.pennies said... #

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without my grandmother's Danish Applesauce Cake. It is the only time of the year that we make the cake and even though my grandmother has been gone many years now, I still can't imagine a Christmas without that delicious ending to our feast!!

hennies.pennies said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

hennies.pennies said... #

I am also a member of Circle of Friends!

Anonymous said... #

My Mom's applesauce cake it smells so good when it is baking and tastes great when it is done

d said... #

Fudge and snowball cookies make me think of Christmas. Just love that stuff.

Joan said... #

Hi Tina! First of all I love the Gooseberry Patch books! I have gotten so many ideas from these books! I am not just a fan on facebook but one of your hugest fans!

Joan said... #

Hey its me again, I am also a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook!

Joan said... #

I am also a Circle of Friends member with Gooseberry Patch!

Joan said... #

Christmas begins when I make red velvet christmas cookies!

Joan said... #

I have retweeted this giveaway! And your page!

Joan said... #

Now I am a new google follower! Loving this!

Keeper of the Home said... #

Christmas just isn't Christmas for me without having a batch or two or three of Pecan Sandies. This is the first cookie that I learned to make with my Mom growing up and it's the first one I bake especially for her every year.

Keeper of the Home said... #

Already a fan of GBP on Facebook

Keeper of the Home said... #

Already a member of "Circle of Friends" and love it!!

Keeper of the Home said... #

Linked your giveaway to my FB wall. ~ Nichole

Keeper of the Home said... #

It's been Tweeted!!! @frugalhomelivin

Anonymous said... #

I am a fan of gooseberry patch on facebook.

Lori said... #

Hey! Joined Gooseberry Patch and Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook. Also signed up for circle of friends!

Susie Yarbrough said... #

I have to have Orange Cranberry Bread before it truly feels Christmassy to me! Thanks for the giveaway Ho, Ho, Ho!

Space Monkey 1138 said... #

Magic Cookie Bars. My mom made them every year. :)

Anonymous said... #

Pans of homemade chocolate and peanut butter fudge!!

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The Better Baker said... #

Tina - I got sidetracked yesterday and didn't take time to come back to tell you I posted this giveaway at my Recipes & Recollections FB fan page, so I'm a'tellin' you now...=)

becka said... #

My favorite Christmas goodie that we have to have every year is Mexican Wedding Cookies. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Rhonda said... #

Wassail, Mom's Banana Nut Bread, and spending the day with family making homemade hard cany that we give at Christmas.

Rhonda said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. I love GBP and have collected their books since their beginning.

Rhonda said... #

I belong to GBP Circle of Friends.

Rhonda said... #

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

Rhonda said... #

I follow Mommy's Kitchen through GFC. I love your blog!

Rhonda said... #

I shared this link on my facebook page.

Kelly said... #

For me the holiday season starts when I make sugar cookies, we always made a ton of these at christmas growing up so they always make me think of the holidays.

Margie Huddleston margie@thehuddlestons.org said... #

We enjoy making peppermint patties at Christmas time! They are better than store bought, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tennille said... #

My favorite holiday "mood" recipe is gingersnaps! Yum!!!

Anonymous said... #

The Christmas recipe that puts me in the holiday spirit is for Snowball Cookies--I love those things!

Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers said... #

making anything pumpkin puts me in the holiday mood. I love the smell of pumpkin wafting from the oven.

My favorite (to make AND eat)? Pumpkin Roll.

Anonymous said... #

One thing, that would put me in the Christmas spirit, was the many Christmas cookies my mother would make every year. She would let us "help". That was a special time, and meant Christmas was coming soon.

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Anonymous said... #

Making Peanut Butter Fudge puts me in the Christmas spirit!
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Anonymous said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!
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Anonymous said... #

I am in the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends!
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Anonymous said... #

I posted Mommy's Kitchen's Gooseberry Patch Quick & Easy Christmas Giveaway on my Facebook page! Thank you for the opportunity to win a great book!
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Anonymous said... #

Homemade fudge. My mother always made this and my two brothers and I would fuss about who got to lick the bowl and spoons. :) detodd73@yahoo.com

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said... #

Making sugar cookies puts me in the Christmas mood :)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said... #

I'm a new google follower.

Anonymous said... #

We get in the Christmas spirit by making all kinds of cookies. My 3 kids and our kids all get together and just bake bake bake. But my Grammy's Kiefle recipe is always what we start with.
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Erin said... #

I love to make peanut butter balls. I give them away at Christmas.

Erin
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Erin said... #

I am a GBP fan on Facebook.

Erin
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Lisa said... #

Pumpkin pie and cranberries always get me in the mood. Well, in the holiday mood. :)

Katie said... #

Fudge is a favorite here!

Katie said... #

I am a Gooseberry fan on FB.

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Katie said... #

I tweeted!

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Anonymous said... #

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Sheila said... #

Thumbprint cookies, filled with homemade strawberry freezer jam I made in the summer before. Everyone loves them

Anonymous said... #

Holiday Eggnog Bread sounds delicious! For me, it is a black walnut cake and traditional Christmas cookies--press, sugar, and gingerbread.

Wanda
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Valerie Gardner said... #

The recipe I make ONE time a year....and that's at christmastime....is boiled custard! Yum!!

Anonymous said... #

I'd love to win a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook and be able to make some of the yummy things you talk about :)

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Valerie Gardner said... #

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I Am Nacho Mama said... #

Any kind of almond bark candies.

I Am Nacho Mama said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook.

Amber said... #

In our home, it's not Christmas time unless we have my hubby's favorite chocolate covered peanut butter balls! (amber@normandinphotography.com)

Amber said... #

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Anonymous said... #

For Christmas, I love making peanut butter balls and the another one. I don't remember the name of them. It's a pretzel on the the bottom, then a rolo on top of that. You put it in the oven just long enough to make the rolo soft and then add a pecan on top. They are so addicting!

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Anonymous said... #

I already follow you on FB.

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Anonymous said... #

I just "liked" Gooseberry Patch on fb.

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Anonymous said... #

When I start to make fudge and cookies

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Dianne said... #

The minute I smell cookies in December is the time that all the memory's of Christmas start flowing. I remember my Grandma baking her heart out with tons of cookie..

Liz said... #

Have my 8 yr old granddaughter for a few days. She wanted pizza sandwich for lunch, I said "a pizza sandwich??" She said, "can we take pizza dough, roll it out like a little pizza, put stuff in it and fold it over and bake it?" So we did and had pizza sandwiches for lunch.

Unknown said... #

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Unknown said... #

The recipe I always associate with Christmas is baked cider apples! :) I love them. I make them every year!

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Anonymous said... #

Making my mom's White Fruit Cake - only cherries, pineapple, and walnuts in it, Yum! That and starting to decorate puts me in the Christmas spirit.
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Nicole Christine said... #

A week or two before Christmas, the ladies of the family get together and spend one whole day baking. We usually make almond bark pretzels and ritz sandwiches, frosted sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, peppermint meltaways and so much more:) I look forward to that day every year! caldyswife@gmail.com

Kathy said... #

Christmas recipe is oatmeal choc. chip cookies.

jannybelle said... #

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without iced sugar cookies cut out in all different Christmas shapes!

jannybelle said... #

I tweeted!

jannybelle said... #

I mentioned this great giveaway on my facebook page!

jannybelle said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook!

jannybelle said... #

I am a member of Gooseberry Patch's "Circle of Friends"!

jannybelle said... #

I'm not a new fan of Mommy's Kitchen - I am a long-time fan of yours on facebook!

Anonymous said... #

I also love the Spritz Cookies. Mama used to make oodles of cookies at Christmas, but the Spritz was far and above my most favorite. Thanks for the giveaway. jfayemar@aol.com

The Steady Bunch said... #

Gingerbread houses! Making and decorating! I love the smell that fills the house as it bakes. It kicks off the Christmas holiday for our family.

straykat said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

straykat said... #

The recipe that means Christmas to me is my Grandmother's Spice Snap recipe, which is a soft, chewy molasses cookie.

Janelle said... #

Making fudge always puts me in the holiday spirit.

Big Kid Powersports said... #

My favorite Christmas tradition recipe is just a family bread recipe! My girls have such fun shaping the dough into snowmen and Christmas wreaths and watching to see how big the bread will rise!

Jessica Kittleson said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB....my favorite Christmas Recipes are Homemade Krumkaka & Homemade Lefsa....

Anonymous said... #

Oreo Balls--gotta be the Oreo balls!
i know when i start making them my fav time of year is just around the corner!

My son and his friends wait EXPECTANTLY for them--the first batch is gone within hours!

My daughter is blessing me with my FIRST grandbaby next month--cant wait until she is old enough to help make them!

i <3 Christmas!!!

Lori
lori@engpsi.com

Jo Ellen said... #

I love to bake pecan pie! Homemade suger cookies!

Anonymous said... #

I want to enter the giveaway My name is Sandy Mcgarrah my email is butterball62@volcano.net

Debbi said... #

I have always done a lot of baking over the holiday season, but I think the favorite of my family and friends are my homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries. For the adults, I have even soaked my cherries in rum for about a week before making the candy, which gives them an extra special and different touch.

Peggy Martinez said... #

Im a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch :)
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Peggy Martinez said... #

I'm following your blog :)
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Peggy Martinez said... #

I am a facebook fan of Mommy's Kitchen
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Anonymous said... #

I "like" Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

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Shanon Pindell said... #

My favorite holiday recipe is either homemade fudge or scotchies (not sure how to spell it)I remember spending the day in the kitchen with my mom making these with her.

3isles said... #

Shortbread cookies cut into stars and hung on the tree, they never make it to Christmas eve, but just seem to mysteriously disappear. All the christmas cookies are special but those are the ones I think of first

Janelle said... #

I liked Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Lisa said... #

It just would not be Christmas without baking sugar cookies and then decorating them...my favorite!

Peggy Martinez said... #

mentioned giveaway on my Facebook page :)
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Bonnie Bee said... #

Sugar cookies cut out in Christmas shapes & iced in Christmas colors mmmmmmm.

Alesia Sauls said... #

My sister shows up at my house with a laundry basket of ingredients to start baking all kinds of cookies and candies .... I know Christmas has begun! We have the most fun ..giggling and remembering past Christmas'. We are a complete tired mess when we are finished but we have fun!

Alesia

Anonymous said... #

I would love to win this cookbook, my favorite to make for the holiday is my Kringle recipe, filled with fruit, its so yummy. My mom taught me how to make it. everytime I make it it puts me in the mood for Christmas!
my email, zippymom04@yahoo.com,
thanks, Sherri

Aunt Missy said... #

The smell of Christmass cookies in the oven does it for me!

Bonnie Bee said... #

I have LIKED GBP on FB for quite some time now...

Anonymous said... #

Can't wait to try the haystacks! Neither my husband nor I can eat chocolate and believe me it is hard to find non chocolate recipes that are good. I make candy and cookies at Christmas and every once in a while just get in the mood for any Christmas cookie! Just making one batch will put me in the mood for shopping and making lists!
Debi Lyon

Anonymous said... #

Classic roll out sugar cookies. Growing up, mom would bake and frost the cookies. My brothers and I would decorate with colored sugars, red hot candies, etc.

Anonymous said... #

I love holiday egg nog! :)
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Renee R, said... #

The recipe I love to make the most to get in the Christmas spirit is my family's 150-year-old Gingerbread loaf recipe... sooo yummy, and never fails me. I make several small loaves as gifts for my neighbors as well and they all love it!
By the way, I love Peppermint Ice Cream best of all! My birthday is in January, and that seems to be the only time of year I can find it in the grocer's freezer. If I use this homemade recipe you mention on here,,,I can have it in the summer as well! Whoo Hoo!

Janelle said... #

I also am a fan of you on Facebook.

The Scorpio Woman said... #

What puts me in the Holiday is when my mother bakes small breads. They're so yummy fresh out of the oven with butter yummy!

The Scorpio Woman said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook

Anonymous said... #

Spritz reminds me of christmas too. My Mom only makes this time of year. My daughter now loves them too when I make them at the holidays. My email is : jghutchings@roadrunner.com

*Suzy* said... #

When I make Russian Tea ... that is just the beginning of a delightful season. It is a must when baking, going through my holiday idea books & my celebratory drink.

The Scorpio Woman said... #

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

Mandie said... #

My mom always made her grandmother's gumdrop bread, a sweet yeast bread with gumdrops throughout. That bread, my mother's fudge, and peanut butter blossom cookies. Mmmm.....is it Christmas yet?

The Scorpio Woman said... #

I twitted : http://twitter.com/#!/thescorpiowoman/status/81085303665868801

Anonymous said... #

The recipe that puts me in the Christmas spirit is Pumpkin Pancakes! I have served them for guests and my family for years! merlakfamily@gmail.com

SimplySoleSearching said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook. Thank you for doing this contest! I would love to win the cookbook.
I have to say it's not Christmas until I bake gingerbread cookies.

Anonymous said... #

Terry said : I love Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook, follow your blog through e-mail,Member of Circle of Friends and fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. I really don't know how to twitter so that leaves me out on just one . I bet I could learn if I tried to Twitter.

Jennifer Wright said... #

Hello Dollies for sure.... most people call them 7 layer bars my grandmother always made these and so now I carry on the tradition... It always reminds me of her and now I have grandbabies of my own to pass the tradition on too.
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Anonymous said... #

I have to say just starting my list of cookies I am going to make each year puts me in the Christmas Spirit!

Jennifer Wright said... #

I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Suzette said... #

Pumpkin bread smells like Christmas to me!

Jennifer Wright said... #

I'm in the Circle of Friends

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Rebecca W said... #

I get in the Christmas mood thinking about gingerbread and sugar cookies!
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Anonymous said... #

The recipe that puts me in the Christmas spirit is my candied pecans. Always a favorite as gifts and at parties!
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Jennifer Wright said... #

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

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Debbie White said... #

I have a recipe for lowfat eggnog that I love. It's one of my favorite Christmas recipes! Please enter me....

Rebecca W. said... #

I am a Gooseberry Patch fan on Fb.
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Rebecca W. said... #

I am a new fan of Mommy's Kitchen
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Anonymous said... #

The recipe that puts me in the Christmas spirit is candied pecans. Always a favorite at parties and as gifts.
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Anonymous said... #

I love to make my favorite peanut brittle for Christmas each year. And love your cookbooks!!

Renee R. said... #

It's Renee R. again (the one that talked about the gingerbread recipe for Christmas just a minute ago on here....
I have now completed all 6 of the steps for the entry to the cookbook contest...
my email address is rrtraining8@gmail.com
Please enter me (twice? since I did the Tweet one too?) into the contest. =)
By the way I just noticed on your blog page or maybe it was the twitter page, that you live in Mesquite Texas....I graduated from Mesquite High School and was a majorette in the band my freshman year, then the rest of the years I was on the All Stars Drill Team there.. GO SKEETERS!
It was many moons ago though, since I graduated in 1976.
My hubby and I have 8 children (the three oldest are grown and married, the oldest is 30 and the youngest is 11) and a hubby and two cats, and we moved to Memphis Tn 12 years ago.

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Anna said... #

The recipe that always gets me in the Christmas spirit is for my grandma's Norwegian sanbakkel cookies! Almondy, chewy and SO good =)
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Anna said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!
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Anna said... #

I'm a member of Gooseberry Patch's Circle of Friends!
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Krista said... #

Dishes that put me into the Christmas spirit?? There are too many to list! My Grammy's cinnamon apples are a must, fudge, and these days holiday treats I make w/ my son.

Jennifer Wright said... #

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Krista said... #

Liked Gooseberry on Facebook.

Krista said... #

Mentioned on EMM Facebook page!

Kedith Blair said... #

Fudge of all different kinds in a Christmas must at our house also fruit cake cookies and cranberry salad

Anonymous said... #

I make fruitcake cookies at Christmas and they are so good; and it wouldn't be a Christmas meal without cornbread dressing. Paula

Anonymous said... #

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Mom's coconut cake!!!!!

Anonymous said... #

At Christmas time my mother would make Chocolate Crinkles every year. I still make them for Christmas every year because it reminds me of her. I just love the Gooseberry Patch Books.
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Brandi Thompson Hall said... #

i have to say christmas morning bread really gets me ready for the holidays. i start making it the day after thanksgiving. my family absolutely loves it!

Anonymous said... #

Baking Pumpkin Cranberry Bread puts me in the Holiday Spirit.
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Jenny Plummer said... #

Hands down it would be my grandmothers custard pie...Yum!

Anonymous said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB.
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Anonymous said... #

I am a member of gooseberry patch circle of friends.
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Anonymous said... #

The recipe I love to put me in the Christmas spirit is making the Kolchki recipe that my mother-in-law always made at the holidays. The recipe she shared with me has ice cream in it and is tricky to make turn out, but after 32 years of trying, I finally succeeded this past year and they were as mouth watering and light and airy as hers! Finally success! I change up the filling for the cookies a tad bit, too, and not only use a variety of jams, but I also love lemon curd in them and nutella! The lemon curd was a huge, huge hit last year! (To be quite honest - what puts me in the Holiday Mood is Thanksgiving. I want to begin my baking, wrapping, decorating and everything holiday as soon as Thanksgiving is over! The smell of turkey just brings back such wonderful memories of past holidays.) Since I'm submitting this anonymously, my email is: danmarfrary@frontiernet.net Thank you so much for offering one of the Gooseberry Patch magnificent cookbooks! (And, to further add, I had the honor once of having a recipe published in their "One Pot Meals" - it's for Mexican Manicotti! I was thrilled beyond words when I received the letter from them announcing I was being 'published'. If you have tried the recipe, I hope you enjoyed it. Since the book came out, I've tweaked the recipe and feel it's much better than what was published, too.)

Anonymous said... #

My favorite holiday recipe is for peppermint fudge, made with a can of chocolate frosting and and can of vanilla frosting (and some other ingredients)...with crushed candy canes on top!
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Anonymous said... #

I am a FB fan now too!
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Anonymous said... #

It's christmas when we make my mother-in-law's chex party mix. earied@yahoo.com

Anonymous said... #

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Anonymous said... #

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Anonymous said... #

i mentioned the give away on my facebook page.
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Lisa D. said... #

I'm a Facebook Fan of Gooseberry Patch,that's how I found you! I'm in the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends. Christmas to me means St. Louis Gooey Buttercake Cookies. I start buying yellow cake mixes along about October so I can begin baking these cookies to give as Christmas presents. I've just found your blog today! My first impression was, my how colorful and tasty looking this site is and promptly made it a favorite.

SharonInOK said... #

The holiday season starts for me when I make candy cane cookies...just like Mom used to do!

SharonInOK said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

SharonInOK said... #

I Tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter.

SharonInOK said... #

I became a member of the Gooseberry Circle of Friends!
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Terrea said... #

Anything peppermint puts me in the holiday spirit! I can't wait until the time of year when I start seeing it in everything... peppermint lattes, peppermint ice cream, chocolate-peppermint thumbprint cookies!

Terrea said... #

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Terrea said... #

I'm a member of the Circle of Friends

Terrea said... #

I am a Gooseberry Fan on Facebook

Vi said... #

Sugar cookies that you decorate with the kids are what I think of at Christmas.
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i'm following you on google connect.
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kitchen koala said... #

Christmas cookies. Any kind, but gingerbread especially sets me in the holiday spirit!

MAG said... #

My family knows it time to start the Christmas season when I start making batches of my Christmas Crunch Candy! The colors of the red-white and green candy just gets us all in the holiday mood.

Amy said... #

Making snowmen out of Nutter Butters dipped in almond bark and decorating them! YUM and so fun!

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