Weeknight Dinners~ A Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway

I am all about getting dinner on the table fast yet not sacrificing taste and quality.  I feel like many, many of us are in the same boat here.  Working in or out of the home all day, kids are going here and there, personal projects, homework-who has time to be a weeknight gourmet?  I sure don’t!



What I can appreciate is having a handy book of ideas at my fingertips and I have found that in Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks.  These kitchen tested recipes have been created by 2 wonderful ladies that my family and I had the pleasure of meeting earlier this year.  Not to mention that many recipes in their cookbook collections have been created by many of my foodie friends as well!

Recently I was asked by Gooseberry Patch to review a few of their new cookbooks and the first is Weeknight Dinners.  This collection of recipes is sorted into fun categories like Meatless Monday, Fun Friday…

I was able to go through and in 15 minutes completely plan my menu for the work week.  I made a quick list and was happy to see a lot of what I needed I had on hand already! Now my return to work after the holidays will be a smooth one.  I dread going back to the daily grind but at least my meals are taken care of!

Check out what I have made so far here: Mexicali Chicken Stack Ups (pg 48), White Chicken Chili (pg 162), Light and Healthy Fish Tacos (pg 81), Tropical Salsa (pg 80), Cheddar Dill Bread (pg 19), Cold Soba Noodle Salad (pg 32), Yummy Chicken Italiano (pg 112), Secret-Ingredient Mexican Beef (pg 67) ,No Bake Oatmeal Bars (178), and Upside Down Pizza Casserole (pg 212)


I am giving away a copy of this cookbook and all you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter link. Easy-peasy.  From NOW-January 21st at 9 pm EST you can enter! As many times as you want, too :)

I will draw one winner at this time and you will have 24 hours to respond.  Good luck to you!  I was given this cookbook to review and giveaway to one lucky reader but ALL opinions are my own :)
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  1. says

    I’m real excited about your giveaway, I have been real interested in these cookbooks, since I have been reading your posts.

  2. Michelle says

    I’ve looked at these cookbooks often, but never purchased one. Quick & easy would be great to try!

  3. Francesca says

    I heard good things about this book,and i need new ideas for my three kids’ weeknight dinners!!!

  4. Barbara Blanton says

    I only have one of their cookbooks its called Sunday dinners at grandmas I love making the potato soup in there it reminds me of my mom and grandma :)

  5. Teri Q says

    I love Gooseberry Cookbooks and I don’t have any but have purchased a lot of them for gifts, especially for wedding showers and Christmas presents.

  6. Amy says

    As a new stay at home mom, I’d love some ideas to help with what is now MY responsibility – having the evening meal ready EVERY night!

  7. Mrs. D says

    I’m ready to start expanding my culinary skills (or lack of ) since my husband gave me a KitchenAid mixer for
    Christmas!!! Gooseberry Patch would be a great cook book
    to start with!!

  8. Liz says

    Looks like a great cookbook for a busy family. Thanks for sharing some of the recipes you have tried.

  9. Terri says

    I appreciate this opportunity! I have Gooseberry Patch Gifts for giving – it’s a ‘go to’ for last minute gift ideas or quick Welcome Wagon ideas!

  10. says

    I love the Gooseberry Cookbooks I have been collecting them as I can get them I try to find them at the thrift stores or on line when I have the extra money to buy them. I would love to win a new one. They are very easy to read and simple which I love that in recipes.

  11. Lindsay W. says

    Looks like a good cookbook to help me get out of our boring rut. Supper is always such a rush. I love anything Gooseberry!

  12. Susan Edsall says

    Gooseberry Patch have been my fav since they were a shopping site! I still have one of their catalogs. I love the fact that all the recipes are people’s favorites!!

    Thank You!!!!!

  13. Heather says

    I just love these cookbooks, they make my life so much easier. I need help feeding three teens, thank you heather,

  14. Tabetha Moore says

    I love Gooseberry Patch! They put a couple of my recipes in some of their cookbooks. I think the last one was harvest table or something like that. I need to go look!

  15. Tina says

    I have a few GP cookbooks.I love them! I would love to win this one,too.Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. says

    It is so hard to cook after a long hard day at the office! Today my hubby was off for the MLK holiday and he cooked up a storm. SO I was tickled to see this cookbook! Always fun to be in a great giveaway! Thanks

  17. Rhonda says

    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, also. They have the BEST and easiest recipes ever that are truly very simple to prepare. Hope to win this new cook book!

  18. Patti Keil says

    I own just a few of Gooseberry Patch books but love them all; I would live to add this to my collection!
    Thank you.