Saturday, September 1, 2012

Goosey Cookbook Review & Giveaway
{Gooseberry Patch 101 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes}


This giveaway is now closed. The winner is
Comment #29 Emily Wells! Congrats Emily !

It's that time again for another Goosey Cookbook Review & Giveaway. This time I had the opportunity to review another cookbook from Gooseberry Patches 101 Photo Cookbook Series. 101 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes.

It's no secret that my favorite Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks are the photo series books. I love thumbing through all the pages and seeing a beautiful high quality photo with each recipe

I mentioned in my last cookbook review for Gooseberry Patch 101 Cozy Casseroles, that is was my favorite cookbook in their photo series. Well, I find myself saying it again, so I've settled on loving them all.

The newest edition to the 101 cookbook series contains 101 tried and true breakfast & brunch recipes from great home cooks like you and me. This new cookbook has so many awesome recipes that I found it hard to choose as usual.

They have quick and easy recipes as well as a few that would be great for overnight guests. I dog eared a bunch of pages to try out over the holiday season when we have family in town.

Breakfast seems to be the one meal that I struggle with. We have our favorites, so I usually end up making the same things over and over.

There's nothing wrong with that especially if it's a good dish, but it can tend to get a bit boring. I think this breakfast and brunch cookbook arrived at a perfect time for me.

101 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes has 4 yummy chapters to choose from:

Rise and Dine, Leisurely Weekend Mornings, Come to Brunch & Corner Bakery.


I couldn't decide which chapter was my favorite, because this cookbook has so many great recipes to choose from. Here is a little sample of some of the recipes.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole, Butterscotch Granola, Bowl Free Cereal to Go, Steak & Egg Breakfast Burrito, Waffles, Apple Breakfast Cobbler,

Griddle Cakes, Poor Mans Pancakes, French Toast, Brunch Casseroles, Hot Chocolate Muffins, Egg Dishes, Raised Doughnuts, Coffeecakes and Yummy Drinks.
I started off my review with these easy Open House Waffles. This recipe comes from Barbara McCurry in Carpinteria, Ca. Barbara says every Saturday she makes these waffles for her family and they love them.


When I make waffles I usually use my favorite homemade waffle recipe. I was excited to give this one a try. This recipe started with a biscuit baking mix, but in the end you couldn't even tell.

The waffles baked up nice and fluffy and crispy on the outside just how we like them. I did substitute all purpose flour for millet flour, because I don't use millet.

These waffles will defiantly be making another appearance on our breakfast table.
Along with the waffles I whipped up a batch of Frosty Orange Juice from Tiffany Classen. I knew these would be great right off the bat. I have a similar recipe and they remind me of the orange Julius I enjoyed as a kid.

This recipe only requires 6 ingredients and that's it. It's thick, frosty and taste just like a dreamsicle. My kids ask me to make these quite a bit and I can't blame them.

The last recipe that I reviewed was from the Corner Bakery Chapter. Victoria Mitchel from Gettysburg, PA. took her favorite coffeecake recipe and adapted it into a pumpkin version perfect for fall.

This was my favorite recipe out of all the ones I reviewed. We love pumpkin so I knew it would be a hit, but I didn't know everyone would love it so well.

This coffeecake utilizes a yellow cake mix (you gotta love that). Pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice make up the yummy cake. Finally it's topped off with a cinnamon streusel topping.

Goodness it was so good. I will be making this again when Thanksgiving rolls around. All I have is nice positive comments about this new cookbook. If you're a lover of all things breakfast and brunch than this is must have cookbook for your collection.

Right now you can purchase Gooseberry Patch 101 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes for $14.95. That's right my friends this yummy cookbook hit the shelves on August 16th, so it's available right now!

Hop on over to Gooseberry Patch and order yourself a copy. While your there get one for a friend, because these cookbooks make wonderful gifts.

Well my friends it's Giveaway time!!! In usual fashion ♥ Gooseberry Patch ♥ has generously provided me with second copy of 101 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes to giveaway to one of my readers.


How to Enter the Giveaway:
Leave a comment on this post telling me what you're favorite breakfast dish is?(Mandatory entry) For me it's Grandma Macks Breakfast Casserole & my Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents.

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.
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 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes" @kitchenette http://tiny.cc/cs7yjw #giveaway
6. Follow Mommy's Kitchen on Pinterest.

I will announce the winner on September 11th 2012. I will pick a random winner using random.org and announce the winner on this blog, face book and twitter. Link

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!!!


Here are the review recipes that I made from this yummy cookbook. Enjoy ♥




Barbara's Open House Waffles

3 - cups biscuit baking mix
1 - cup millet or all - purpose flour
1/8 - teaspoon baking soda
1/4 - cup canola oil
3 - eggs, beaten
3 - cups buttermilk
2 - tablespoons water
Garnish with maple syrup, fresh strawberries, whipped cream or any fruit

In a bowl, whisk together baking mix, flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients except garnish and mix well. Drop batter by 1/2 cupfuls onto a heated waffle iron; cook according to manufacturer's directions. Top with maple syrup, strawberries and whipped cream. Serves 6-8.




Frosty Orange Juice

1 - 6 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
2 - cups milk
1 - cup water
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 - cup sugar
12 - ice cubes

Process all the ingredients together in a blender until frothy. Serve in tall glasses. Makes 4 servings




Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

1 - 18. 5 oz pkg yellow cake mix
1 - cup canned pumpkin (NOT Pumpkin pie mix)
3 - eggs, beaten
3 - tablespoons oil
1/3 - cup water or buttermilk
1 - teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/3 - cups brown sugar, packed and divided
1 - cup all - purpose flour
1/2 - cup butter, softened

In a bowl, combine dry cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, oil, water or buttermilk and pie spice. Pour half the batter into a greased 13×9 baking pan. Set aside remaining batter.

Mix together 1/3 cup brown sugar and 3/4 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter in the pan.
Carefully spread remaining batter over the cinnamon mixture.

Combine flour with remaining brown sugar, remaining cinnamon and butter and mix well. Spread evenly over the top.

Bake at 325ยบ for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Makes 10-12 servings.

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341 comments:

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shelly said... #

The morning glory muffins are my favorite!

Beckt Landis said... #

My favorite breakfast is sausage and blueberry pancakes!

Beckt Landis said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberr Patch on Facebook

Beckt Landis said... #

I like Mommys Kitchen!!

Cyndi C. said... #

My favorite breakfast dish is Sausage and Mushroom Quiche!

Cyndi C. said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

Cyndi C. said... #

I joined "Circle Of Friends"

Cyndi C. said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook

Cyndi C. said... #

I mentioned this giveaway on my Facebook page

Cyndi C. said... #

I tweeted about this giveaway!

Cyndi C. said... #

I followed Mommy's Kitchen on Pinterest

Anonymous said... #

Biscuits & Gravy! Yummmm!!!!

Anonymous said... #

My favorite breakfast food is Cinnamon Coffee Cake with a big cup of freshly brewed coffee! pmbeach@insightbb.com

Anonymous said... #

I am a Gooseberry Patch facebook fan! pmbeach@insightbb.com

JaxBarr said... #

Oh my, made this Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake and I think that is my favorite now. Yum!!

JaxBarr said... #

Oh my, made this Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake and I think that is my favorite now. Yum!!

Anonymous said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook. pmbeach@insightbb.com

Anonymous said... #

I am in the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends. pmbeach@insightbb.com

Eric Bluebaugh said... #

eggs benedict is my favorite breakfast food. Too bad I can't find a local restaurant that serves the dish. It's almost too hard for me to do it at home.

Anonymous said... #

Coffee cakes & eggs. I belong to Gooseberry Patch on FB
Thanks

Anonymous said... #

I just became a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on facebook. pmbeach@insightbb.com

Anonymous said... #

I like oatmeal or breakfast burrito for breakfast for the protein before exercising.

Eric Bluebaugh said... #

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Anonymous said... #

I like oatmeal or a breakfast burrito before exercising.

Anonymous said... #

My fav breakfast food is biscuits and sausage gravy!

Lisa S.
Jimbolisa@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said... #

My favorite breakfast is food is apple pancakes I make with the grandkids.

shermcar@rochester.rr.com

Lisa Sims said... #

I already like mommy's kitchen!

Jimbolisa@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said... #

I like blueberry pancakes, scrambled egg with toasted bread or oatmeal.

Anonymous said... #

Joined GP circle of friends

Lisa Sims
Jimbolisa@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said... #

I'm a fan of circle of friend, fan of Gooseberry and Mommy's kitchen.

Anonymous said... #

I liked GP on fb

Lisa sims
Jimbolisa@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said... #

Follow Mommy's kitchen on pinterest

Lisa sims
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Anonymous said... #

Retweeted the giveaway
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Anonymous said... #

Shared link on fb

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Kris said... #

Big fan of yours on Facebook!

mia z said... #

Mmmmmmm mmmmm- I love strawberry & cream cheese stuffed french toast. Yummy!

Kris said... #

I am now an official member of "Circle of Friends"

Kris said... #

And now a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook

Anonymous said... #

My favorite are pancakes with Apple Jam, YUM !

Kathie from California said... #

I joined the circle of friends on the Gooseberry Patch site and my favorite breakfast treat is Apple breakfast coffee cake.

Kris said... #

Shared the give away on my Facebook page :)

Kris said... #

Am following you on Pinterest :) Don't have a twitter account.

Kris said... #

My favorite breakfast is French Toast made with San Francisco Sour Dough and sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with warm maple syrup :)

Deb U said... #

I'm not a big breakfast eater but when I do want breakfast, I have to have biscuits.

Amy L said... #

I love cinnamon rolls, french toast with real maple syrup, blueberry muffins...I love breakfast foods!

Amy L said... #

I'm already a fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook (Amy Masters Leach)

Amy L said... #

I'm already a member of the "Circle of Friends"

Amy L said... #

tweeted
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Anonymous said... #


My favorite recipe would be the pumpkin coffee cake. Yummy!

Linda said... #

Pancakes! But that pumpkin coffee cake is sounding real good!

Dorothy said... #

Favorite breakfast is my mom's waffles.

Dorothy said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Donna said... #

My favorite breakfast recipe is my grandma's coffee cake. We don't ever give it out as it is like the glue that holds my family together!! Made from scratch, it takes only minutes, never fails and is requested for me to make at every family gathering!

Nan S. said... #

I love breakfast pizza.

Donna said... #

I am a fan of Goosebery Patch on Facebook!!

Lambie said... #

Favorite breakfast: 2 egg omelet:

* Saute finely chopped zucchini, red onion & red pepper

* mix in 2 eggs (beaten with a fork)

* Top with garlic pepper, Parmesan cheese & cheddar cheese.

When cheese melts, fold over and serve :)

Lambie said... #

Did my previous post work?

My favorite breakfast is my 2 egg sauteed veggie & cheese omelet.

Lambie said... #

This post has been shared on FB :)

Lambie said... #

Liked:

https://www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch

Betty Vereen Hill said... #

My favorite breakfast food is Cream Cheese Danish.

Melissa said... #

My favorite breakfast is French Toast ( with Gravy and Biscuits ) =)

Melissa said... #

Im a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook - ( Melissas Favoritebooks )

Melissa said... #

Im a fan of Mommys Kitchen on Facebook ( Melissas Favoritebooks )

Melissa said... #

Im following you on Pinterest
( Melissa )

Thanks for the giveaway! =)

Samantha Remington said... #

My favorite breakfast dish is vegan pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes with real maple syrup. Yum!

Tari Millis said... #

My favorite breakfast includes pancakes, bacon and eggs. Yum! (I often have it for lunch or dinner as well!)

Tari Millis said... #

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Tari Millis said... #

I am also a member of Gooseberry Patch's Circle of Friends.

SavannahsSmiles said... #

I love homemade cinnamon rolls.

augrad95 said... #

I have a recipe for a French Toast Casserole that we have on Christmas morning and it is the best breakfast ever!

Glenda Sublett said... #

I think my favorite breakfast dish has to be omeletes. You can do so many different things with them.

Glenda Sublett said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

Anonymous said... #

Try a slice of toasted banana bread with some butter melting into it, much better than boring toast.

Melissa said... #

My Family;s Favorite breakfast is scrammbled eggs withdiced ham with cheese melted ontop

Melissa said... #

Im a fan and am following on twitter and reposted a few tweets, I have liked aliked all pages it asked me too..... I haope I have done everything I was supposed to for the extra entries... I really really want to win this awesome cookbook!!!

Janelle B said... #

My favourite breakfast is oatmeal topped with fruits :)

Janelle B said... #

I have become a fan of gooseberry patch on facebook. :)

Janelle B said... #

I have joined Gooseberry patch "Circle of friends".

Janelle B said... #

I have become a fan of Mommy's kitchen on facebook. :)

Janelle B said... #

Mentioned giveaway on facebook (shared the post), tweeted and followed on pinterest! Love your blog :)

MaryB said... #

I love biscuits and sausage gravy for a breakfast treat.

MaryB said... #

I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.
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MaryB said... #

I joined Gooseberry Patch circle of Friends.
dabmab2010 @ gmail.com

MaryB said... #

I like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

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MaryB said... #

I follow Mommy's Kitchen on Pinterest.

Mary H said... #

My favourite breakfast is scrambled eggs, rye toast, bacon, fried potatoes & a cup of coffee!

Mary H. said... #

I'm also a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook and Mommys Kitchen

mamajuliana said... #

Overnight crockpot oatmeal made of steel cut oats is my favorite breakfast food! I love the way I can change things up and experiment with different flavor combinations!

mamajuliana said... #

I am a member of Gooseberry Circle of friends.

mamajuliana said... #

I also 'liked' you on Facebook.

mamajuliana said... #

And finally, I already 'like' Gooseberry on FB. :)

Carey's Farmhouse Kitchen said... #

My favorite breakfast food is a Belgian waffle with fresh fruit to a lemon crepe!

Anonymous said... #

I love french toast and follow on FB.

tarter95 said... #

My favorite breakfast is French Toast and Bacon.
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tarter95 said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry on FB.
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Cooking Tammy said... #

Our favorite fall breakfast is Cinnamon Apple French Toast. It is so warm and inviting and makes our home smell so good. Thank you for all you do! Many Blessings.. Tammy in Alabama

Machelle said... #

I can eat breakfast for any meal. I love french toast.

Nancy E said... #

Favorite breakfast.. pancakes to fit the season, blueberry, apple, pumpkin etc.

Nancy E said... #

I follow Mommy's Kitchen on Pinterest.

Nancy E said... #

Like Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook
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Anonymous said... #

I like Dutch Babies. Simple to make and hot.

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Anonymous said... #

my favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs with cheese sauce and mushrooms,and of course coffee
sue g
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Anonymous said... #

i am a fan of gooseberry patch on facebook
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buzzbrian@aol.com

Lynne said... #

My favorite breakfast is breakfast cassarole with eggs, sausage and hasbrowns! Yummy!!

Lynne said... #

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on fb!!

Lynne said... #

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

Lynne said... #

I am a member of Mommys Kitchen on fb!!

Lynne said... #

Posted about your giveway on my fb wall!!

Lynne said... #

Tweeted about your giveaway at my twitter @cabinchick!!

MaryC said... #

My favorite breakfast is my Aunt's and mom's recipe for Shrimp Strata. We have it every Christmas and it is soooo good!!

Lynne said... #

I am following Mommy's Kitchen on pinterest!!

MaryC said... #

I am already a fan of Goseberry Patch on Facebook! Love them!!

MaryC said... #

I follow you on Pintrest!

smehary said... #

My favorite breakfast is pancakes and eggs over easy.

smehary said... #

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

smehary said... #

I joined "Circle Of Friends"

Anonymous said... #

My favorite breakfast a cup of coffee and warm coffee cake.

Anonymous said... #

I would love to win the Gooseberry Patch cookbook. My favorite
breakfast is one someone else
cooks!!


aylward2 at nemr dot net

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

My boys love it when I make Monkey Bread for breakfast! Easy to make and it could feed a crowd....if we did not like to eat so much! :)

Anonymous said... #

I like to make pancakes with chocolate chips in them. My daughter says it is like having cookies for breakfast. Doesn't even need syrup!

Quilttops said... #

French toast with syrup and powdered sugar, a serving of link sausage and some fresh fruit. Yum!

Quilttops said... #

French toast with syrup and powdered sugar, a serving of link sausage and some fresh fruit. Yum!

Anonymous said... #

Hi I'm Patti, I liked you on FB

Anonymous said... #

Patti here: I like GP already on FB

Anonymous said... #

I am already a member of GP circle of friends. Patti

Anonymous said... #

My fav breakfast item is my daughter's caramel apple french toast. I would love to add another GP book to my collection. Thanks. Patti

Patti: said... #

duh. just saw where I could add my name. Just joined in on your site and am liking what I see.

Pat Acker said... #

My favorite breakfast was my Mother's homemade biscuits with eggs, bacon and fried potatoes. I'm from the South. I can make everything like she did except the biscuits. I can make biscuits, but they never taste like Momma's did. I really miss her cooking.

Pat Acker said... #

I'm already a fan of GB Patch on FB.

Pat Acker said... #

I'm already a like Mommy's Kitchen on FB.

Pat Acker said... #

I already follow Mommy's Kitchen on Pinterest.

Pat Acker said... #

I already follow GB Patch on Pinterest.

Pat Acker said... #

I am in the Circle of Friends.

Pat Acker said... #

I shared this give away on my FB post.

Just Desserts N More said... #

Liked Goose Berry on Face Book!

Just Desserts N More said... #

Liked Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook

Just Desserts N More said... #

Joined the Circle of Friends

Just Desserts N More said... #

Following on Pinterest

Anonymous said... #

My favorite breakfast is creamed chipped beef gravy.

Jennie
rmc18mom@gmail.com

Amy said... #

I love Sausage and Egg Casserole with lots of picante sauce.

Carole said... #

Hi there, there is a new collection of book links going down at Carole's Chatter. This time we are collecting links to posts about your very most favourite cookbooks. Here is the link Your Favourite Cook Books Please do pop by and link in – maybe this nice one? Have a lovely day.

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