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 :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks

    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. My favorite one is Quick & Easy Christmas. Great giveaway!

  • Marlys @Thisand That

    I haven’t really ever used their cookbooks.. Mostly just read them for ideas.

  • Lisa Cummings

    Nice! Looks yummy!

  • Melissa @ Served Up With Love

    I just love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. My favorite at the moment is The Harvest Table since this is my favorite time of year. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  • Marla

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

  • Michelle

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

  • Francesca

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

  • Susan Rea

    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Thanks for the chance to win on,

    • Susan Rea

      * one! Whoops!

  • Dana Quednau

    <3 Gooseberry Cookbooks

  • Jessica White

    Would love to try out some new dinner ideas!

  • Kayre

    Shoot…the Rafflecopter won’t open!

  • aimee @ shugarysweets

    I have their Church Suppers cookbook from years ago and LOVE it!!

  • Christy

    Love new ideas!!

  • Barbara Blanton

    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 :)

  • marilyn carroll

    They are not sold anywhere near me but would love to win one.

  • Teri Q

    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.

  • kari shifflett

    Would love to try to win this but the Rafflecopter isnt’t working….

  • Jessica

    Love Goosberry Patch books! I own 30 of them and would LOVE to have this one as well!

  • Amy

    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!

  • Jennifer

    I love Gooseberry Patch!!!! :-)

  • Brandalynn Johnston

    super fast slow cooking cookbook

  • Andrea

    would love some new ideas to feed 4 children on a “0” time schedule!

  • Mrs. D

    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!!

  • Brenda

    Would love to make some new soup recipes this winter.

  • Liz

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

  • Andrea T.

    I am stuck in a rut with dinners for my family, so this would really help!

  • Lisa Cummings


  • Kelly

    Love new ideas for cooking. And love gooseberry patch!

  • Deborah H. Bateman

    All of the recipes sound delicious. If you get a chance check out my blog Recipe for Life where I share some of my family favorite recipes at: http://deborah-bateman.blogspot.com You may find some you would like to try.
    Deboerah H. Bateman-Author

  • Terri

    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!

  • Amanda @ Amanda's Apron

    I haven’t ever had one of their cookbooks, but I am wanting to learn how to start canning. I may pick up their Homemade Harvest canning cookbook! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Heather!

  • Karen Taylor

    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.

  • Susan C

    Would love to win as I adore all their recipes.

  • Christy

    Kids in the Kitchen Year ‘Round Fun Cookbook is a favorite!

  • Molly Garza

    What an awesome cookbook. Love the Gooseberry Patch books. Thank you for an exciting contest.

  • Gigi

    Love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Down to earth stories and recipes!

  • Sandy

    Would love to win a Gooseberry Patch cookbook.

  • Lindsay W.

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

  • Jessica

    Would love to win this :) deff need help with new dinner ideas!

  • Rhonda

    I love Gooseberry cook books. They are the best. Love to collect them.

  • Doris Koeberl

    I love Gooseberry Patch books!!! I’d love to have a new one!

  • Anett

    I would love to win this great book!

  • Linda Law

    I have a couple that I downloaded from Amazon. I like their gingerbread cookbook.

  • Susan Edsall

    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!!!!!

  • Nicole Glickman

    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to win this one!!!

  • Heather

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

  • Diane Bearden

    I love these cookbooks. The recipes posted sound great.

  • Cindy B.

    I LOVE ALL Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. My most recent one I own are Simple Shortcut Recipes Cookbook and Comfort Foods!

  • aprila

    I love Goosebury Patch cookbooks they are my favorite. My favorite recipe is inside out stuffed peppers

  • Jennifer Wilson

    The Christmas Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are my favorite!

  • Carole Brown

    Love anything Gooseberry. Thanks for shareing this giveaway.

  • Carole Brown

    Nothing better than Gooseberry. Their collection of recipes in their cookbooks rocks!

  • Tabetha Moore

    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!

  • Lisa

    Oh Awesome I love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks and I Love to Cook

  • SandyN

    I love the Gooseberry Patch Christmas cookbooks!

  • Tina

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

  • Shana E.

    I love gooseberry cookbooks. Love the Crockpot meals book for this busy mom!

  • apple blossom

    made Beef and Rice recipe from quick autumn cookbook this weekend. yummy

  • Anne

    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

  • Brenda Combs

    Would love to try this cook book.

  • Rhonda

    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!

  • Becky V

    I would love this to be my first gooseberry patch cookbook!

  • Patty Minger

    Love Gooseberry Patch Cookbook. Would love to win this one.

  • Patti Keil

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

  • Emily Hanback

    I love Gooseberry Patch!

  • Deb C

    Love the GBP cookbooks! This one sounds amazing…thanks for the chance to win.


  • barbara foti

    I’d love to win!!