Wednesday, April 6, 2011

GBP Cookbook Review and Giveaway

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You can just imagine how excited I am to be a part of Gooseberry Patch's Early Bird Reviews.  The opportunity to review recipes from one of my Favorite companies before the book hits the market and give away a free copy to one of my followers....I'm thrilled!  I have always loved their cookbooks and have been collecting them for years.  My family has eaten many meals cooked from the recipes on their pages and they are always a hit.


Well here is my first review...
Quick and Easy Autumn by Gooseberry Patch.  Autumn...my FAVORITE season of all.  I know it is almost spring, but once you see these recipes in this book it really doesn't matter all that much, yes they are that good girls!  Asking their customers to review their books is brave and brilliant, how many companies do you know that chooses to go right to the source for an honest opion?  It could only be the ones that stand confidently behind their products, right? I so love that about them. I also love the whole concept behind Gooseberry Patch-they are so wholesome, sharing great family recipes with each other like women in communities have done for generations.  

How neat is it that they also understand the quick and easy part of todays wives and mothers?  So many of us are juggling families, homekeeping, jobs, businesses and extra curricular activites that we sometimes fall short on time.  Well I know that I don't want to compromise the food I prepare for my family in spite of all that and this book has so many recipes in it that make it possible to prepare great meals that are quick, easy and taste great!   


As far as my family goes, on the days that I work, it's a challenge to find the time to prepare and put a decent dinner on the table let alone add a homemade desert to it.  So for my first review from their brand new cookbook, I have chosen a cobbler prepared on one of those very busy nights.  Now, I don't want to sound like I have to pitch their book for them, because I don't, they do well all on their own, I'm only here for a review. All of the GPB fans out there already know what I'm talkin' about, but I want it on the record, that I am honored to have been asked to do these reviews! 
Let's get down to business now..... shall we?


Quick & Easy Autumn 


Cherry Cobbler
by Carol Van Rooy


This recipe was sooo easy and quick.  Exactly like the title says.  I am a busy momma these days and it was so nice to find a delicious recipe that took no time at all to make and one that my family really enjoyed. 
 
Lets make it together now.  First, you should go put on a cute lil' apron, it makes it more fun cookin' and makes ya good lookin'!  



Here's the list of ingredients......
~ 21 oz. can of Cherry pie filling~ 1T. lemon juice,  ~ 1T. cinnamon,  ~ 1/2 C. melted butter,  ~ 1 1/4 C. flour,  ~  1/2 C. sugar,  ~ 2T. baking powder,  ~ 1 C. milk ~ 
Mmhhm, Seriously that is all you need.


~You probably already have these ingredients in your pantry like I did!~


In a bowl combine the flour, sugar and baking soda.




Add the milk and melted butter to the flour mixture and combine.  It will be the consistency of pancake batter when mixed. 

Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 glass baking dish.  Spread out evenly.

In another bowl, mix the cherry pie filling with


the ground cinnamon.  {I LOVE McCormick's Grinders.  If you haven't tried them yet, do so.  The flavor of the freshly ground cinnamon is
sooo much better, all you do is twist the top}


Add the lemon juice to the cherry mixture and mix well.


Pour the cherry mixture as evenly as possible over top of the batter mixture.


Now, put the pan into a preheated 325 degree oven bake for 25 minutes.  Yes, stand there lookin' pretty, patiently waiting while your homemade cobbler bakes...     


{or not}


now, turn the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 10 mintues or until golden and batter has risen over the top of the pie filling.
Now, go enjoy it with your loved ones!

Serves 8-10
We served our Cherry Cobbler with a scoop of good vanilla bean ice cream while it was still warm. The ice cream starts to melt and Oh My Word is this sooooo yummy Now run over to your pantry and gather these ingredients because your missin' out darlin! 

There are so many great recipes in this cookbook, I can't wait to review more recipes like... 

Peachy~Keen Sweet Taters
Applie Spice Country Ribs
Sticky Bun Toast Toppers
Gingersnap Baked Beans
Janet's Farmer's Pie
Rosemary Pork Loin
Grandma's Apple Nut Dessert
Autumn Cranberry Chicken
and lots more

My family and I discussed some of the recipes over dinner oohhhhing and ahhhing over the titles.  So you will be hearing a few more reviews on this cookbook for sure. 



Now, if you liked this recipe and want to try to win a copy of your own Quick and Easy Autumn of your very own then here's the criteria to enter:


FHCS Gooseberry Patch
Quick and Easy Autumn Cookbook Giveaway:

**Anyone who enters must be a FHCS follower.**

You do not have to have a blog to enter but please leave an email contact in your comment.

*1 Entry:  If you leave a comment for this post
**2nd Entry: If you blog about this on your blog and link it up to mine (be sure to link it up to this post)
***3rd Entry:  If you link to this giveaway on your sidebar
****4th Entry:  If you LIKE the new FHCS Facebook Fan Page

Leave the same comment for each entry adding to each one which you qualify for.  The winner will be chosen by random number generator on April 30th.  Announced The first week of May.  This giveaway is open to US residents and Canada only.


If you absolutely cannot wait for the giveaway to end you can pre-purchase your very own copy HEREIt won't be available until May but you can pre-order on Amazon now.

Good luck to you all, I will post another recipe from this book very soon.  Happy Spring Gals!

Take good care
xo,
Dee

107 comments:

  1. Oh goodness... cherry cobbler. Have not made that in years and almost forgot how much I love it until I saw this post. Apple cobbler pretty much rocks too!

    DI

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  2. Autumn is my favorite cooking season and this cookbook sounds yummy, please enter me, I follow here and on FB.

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  4. What fun, I love Gooseberry Patch books, I can't resist their Fall books. I will follow on facebook.

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  5. I have posted about your wonderful giveaway on my blog~
    Here is the link~
    http://farmingonfaith.blogspot.com/2011/04/gooseberry-patch-cook-book-giveaway.html

    Have a wonderful day!
    Blessings~
    Carrie

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  6. P.S.~
    I follow your wonderful blog and have it on my side bar. I just joined your facebook too.

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  7. You're right...I think I have all these ingredients already, and I should make this delish sounding dessert soon! I'm already a follower. Thanks!

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  8. I liked the fan page, and I also want this cookbook!!! (pretty please, while I bat my eyelashes??)

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  9. That recipe sounds delicious! I love GP books, especially the fall and Christmas ones. Please enter me. I'm a follower of your wonderful blog :)

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  10. Yummy! I love GP books and fall is my absolute favorite season! I love the warm cozy harvest recipes. Please enter me in your drawing. If I could figure out how to do links I'd post on my farm girl blog! I am a follower and your blog is on my side bar!

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  11. I love their books and website. great photos and post. Have a wonderful yummy day !

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  12. Autumn is my favorite time of year! Would love to win this.I'm in for 2 entries.Commenting and posting to my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  13. Fun yummy pictures. I could almost taste it!
    How much fun it must have been to review for Gooseberry Patch. I love Autumn anything, count me in!

    Love Carissa

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  14. LOVE your blog and facebook page!! Beuatiful pictures & wonderful recipes!!! My blog and facebook page are just getting started but I'm adding your link to both places today!! If you have a minute stop on in at Bluejeancountry on facebook or bluejeancountry.blogspot in a bit and I should have you added:) (I have just a wee bit of baking to do first!

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  15. Oh that looks yummy....and just fanned ya on facebook...

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  16. Would love to be entered in your giveaway!
    I'm going to blog about it AND put it on my sidebar!!!!!!!!
    Tanya

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  17. Cherry Cobbler sounds delicious! I would love to be entered to win the cookbook so that I can make it too! Thank you!

    Julie
    jaforslev@aol.com

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  18. Looks delish. I love GBP. Please enter me.

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

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  19. I can just taste a bite of that Cherry Cobbler right now, thanks to your great step by step photos. I love your site and always tell other girlfriends about you. That would be great if you could enter me in your give-away. Thanks Dee!
    Lots of Love from Texas~Donna

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  20. I'm not familiar with these cookbooks, I'll have to check them out. The recipes look delicious! I'd love some of that cherry cobbler! Have a great day!

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  21. Hi Dee, What a delightful post!I love your illustrations and step by step recipe directions.You are so delightful and a joy to read your posts! Thanks for the chance for cookbook.

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  22. Dee thanks for GPC review and giveaway....I liked your FB site and will post it on mine. thank you for your warm and gracious blog.Hugs, Emelia.

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  23. This is so great, and man I could eat the screen, it looks so good.

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  24. I am a gooseberry Addict. Glad to have found your blog!

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  25. I have also just posted about your giveaway on my blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. Now also "like"ing you on Facebook <3

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  27. I signed up for gfc.
    I've read your blog for some time. I have a link to your blog on my sidebar. Do drop in sometime for a visit!

    Laura

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  28. I love GBP & have collected their cookboks for years! I would love to win this one to add to my collection. We will be trying this Cherry Cobbler tonight. Thank you!!!

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  29. Thank you for the chance to win - - the cherry cobbler looks divine!

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  30. I would like to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you.

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  31. I "liked" the new FHCS Facebook page!

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  32. All I can say is YUMMY! I've also liked you on FB!
    Gina
    AngelKDT@aol.com

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  33. My husband LOVES cherry cobbler, I will be trying this very soon! Thank you for the opportunity to win a free copy of "Quick and Easy in the Autumn."

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  34. So easy and looks awesome...Can't wait to try this out!
    Linda
    starrayhill@aol.com

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  35. Cherry cobbler, one of my favorite memories of food my mom made. And, we now live at the house where my mom grew her sour cherries and we still baby the seven old trees now. Love your recipes and cookbooks and would be so proud to win this new edition!!

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  36. I started reading anything about cooking, mags, cookbooks( gooseberry patch or any thing that was farm style cooking) while my 20 year old daughter was fighting cancer at IU cancer center in Indianapolis IND, she pasted away Oct 29,2010 at home... we would read the cookbooks and the try and change it up. she was not eating because of the chemo, but we would pass the many long hours soing that. it took her mind off things. well i have decided to keep doing it as a reminder of her short but very hard battle aginst cancer... I have run completely out of cook books would really like to buy or what every from anyone to help me carry on... thank you and god bless every one stay healthy and eat well... Kelly Martin 7435s 65e Hamiliton, ind 46472. I would love anything you have to offer... it keeps me sane to do something that we did together......

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  37. Cherry Cobbler!! Could eat that every day; so good. Have 'liked' the new FHCS FB page - looking forward to spending some time on that page.

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  38. I like everything there is about FHCS Facebook page!!!Would love to be entered in your giveaway I have several of these cookbooks and would love to add this to my collection. Thanks! JCarver130@aol.com

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  39. Awesome! I love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks! I had the pleasure of meeting JoAnn and Vicky at the Country Living Fair last Sept! I am now following your fun blog and FB page! (as Tina Ray)

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  40. I'm looking forward to this book either way. I have a growing collection of GP cookbooks haha. I think it's about time we got back to country basics...and we may not too much of a choice with the way things are going. Thank you! :)
    Lydia Gray

    I don't haved a blog so: lydiathompson75@hotmail.com

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  41. love your cook books and recipes thanks love to enter your give away!

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  42. Hi there! I am new to your blog. So CUTE! I am like you, I gotta have vanilla ice cream with my cobbler (and pies and cakes!) I just love Gooseberry Patch and I actually have some cookies in the oven from there latest Best Ever Cookies as we speak. :)

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  43. I have a weakness for cookbooks! I don't know why...especially if they have pictures! Love your website and will "like" your facebook page too!

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  44. i have not had this since i was a kid thank you very much for bringing back memories
    tks judy hutson

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  45. I am a new follower of your blog and also on Facebook! Can't wait to see what you make next!

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  46. I can't wait to get the book! This brings back so many great memories growing up.

    Rita

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  47. YUMMO. CHERRY COBBLER is the best. Can't wait to try the sneak peek!!

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  48. oh my goodness! the cherry cobbler looks so yummy. i follow you and gooseberry patch. please enter me, i would so love to win this book.

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  49. Would love to win the cookbook. That recipe looks so yummy. I found your blog from Gooseberry Patch's FB page. Love your blog...so now I'm a follower. Thanks for chance to win.

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  50. Oh my goodness, that recipe looks wonderful! I am salivating over here, lol. I am a follower and love visiting your blog!

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  51. I "Like" your new FB page. (Susan Brown Hatcher) Thanks for another chance to win.

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  52. MY son loves cherry cobbler I will have to make this for him. Please enter me to win the cookbook. seputt@yahoo.com

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  53. This cobbler looks amazing! I'm a new follower on here and your facebook! So glad I found your blog via Gooseberry Patch :)

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  54. Love this! Do you use baking powder or baking soda in this recipe? Let us know, I want to make it this afternoon. Thanks.

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  55. What a happy little blog. The cookbook looks like it has some super food too. I'm new here but sure I'll be back regularly

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  56. I'm a huge fan of GBP cookbooks and own several. This cherry cobbler recipe looks heavenly.
    mkonk@kci.net

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  57. I will be making Cherry Cobbler. I so love anything cherry!

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  58. So want that new cookbook. I have used a recipe similiar to that for years. This one has a few extras....cinnamon and pie filling instead of fruit in juice. Looks yummy. Blessings!

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  59. I love Cherry Cobbler. Looks wonderful. I would love to have a chance at winning the cookbook.
    I am a follower on your blog. Would love for you to follow me too. Thanks for a chance to win. Have a wonderful week.

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  60. I love cookbooks especially farm style. I would love a chance at winning this.

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  61. Please enter me. Looks yummy :).

    Thanks
    Kristen
    searchforgod@yahoo.com

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  62. My mouth is watering already. Please sign me up !!!

    Margie

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  63. My mouth is watering already. Please sign me up and I am linking to my sidebar !

    Margie

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  64. I love gooseberry patch cookbooks, I am obsessed with them. I collect them. I would love to have the new fall one. I am a follower, please enter me in your giveaway! Lecia

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  65. Hi Dee! This is the first time for me to come to your blog! Thank you for becoming a follower! Oh, my tiny mouth is just a waterin'! Yummy, that looks good and so easy! I'll be you could even swap out different pie fillings. I love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks and would a chance to win!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  66. I LOVE Gooseberry books! I don't have Facebook but I would love to win this book.

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  67. I love Autumn and Gooseberry Patch! Sounds like a great cookbook! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Johanna, Bittersweet Cottage

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  68. Hi again! I linked up on my sidebar!

    Thank you again!

    Johanna, Bittersweet Cottage

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  69. mmmm! This looks so tasty! Please include me in your giveaway! I've been a follower of your blog for awhile.

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  70. I blogged about your giveaway & added you to my sidebar :)

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  71. oh & I'm following you on Facebook as Beth Shepherd

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  72. Thanks so much for this great review, Dee...really appreciate your kind words about our little company. :) Good luck to everyone who enters!

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  73. Thank you for entering me into the giveaway!

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  74. Your blog is just so darling!
    Thank you for following mine. :o)
    I am now a follower of yours.
    This recipe sounds just heavenly
    and I am putting the cherry filling
    on my shopping list. :o)
    What a special treat to serve my family.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  75. ps. You are on my side bar. :o)

    pss. Do we use baking soda or powder for the cobbler? The ingredients read baking powder, the directions read baking soda. :o)

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  76. i love to read cookbooks and these are some of my favorite to read!

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  77. Sure would love to win this cookbook! Gooseberry Patch are my very favorite cookbooks, and autumn is my very favorite season!

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  78. Thank you for this give-a-way! You have a fun blog.

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  79. I also like the new facebook page! (girlwithblog@gmail.com)

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  80. I am a new follower of yours on facebook.And thanks for the chance to win my first cookbook!!
    ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  81. I love those country farmer's cookbooks....everything I need to cook with.

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  82. oh this looks wonderful!!!! I've got to try it!

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  83. I am a new follower,
    jhoorm01atyahoodotcom

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  84. Oh, the Cherry Cobbler recipes looks yummy. I will have to try it sometime. :)

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  85. I "like" ur FB page.
    Joy
    jhoorm01atyahoodotcom

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  86. I posted a link to the giveaway on my blog.
    jhoorm01atyahoodotcom
    Joy at Books and Life

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  87. I like the new FHCS Facebook Fan Page. :)

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  88. I didn't leave my email address in my previous posts. Here it is if you need it: lcdubbelman@telus.net

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  89. Michelle BlanchetteApril 29, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Autumn is my most favorite season. I love these cookbooks and I'm so excited for this one to come out. Excited to see more recipes and reviews. :) kingjamesgirl@hotmail.com

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  90. OMG A RECIPS BOOK WHO COULDENT USE ONE OF THEM, I LOVE THE OLD ONES AND I TRY TO MAKE THE OLD TIME ONES BUT MINE NEVER TURNS OUT LIKE IT DID BACK THEN, BUT HAY MY FAMILY DONT MIND EATING ANY OF IT...:> )
    here s my e-mail
    foreverlastinghome@yahoo.com

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  91. Cherry Cobbler looks YUMMY!! Love the blog.

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  92. I am now a FHCS fan on Facebook :)

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  93. I FOLLOW you here. Great post btw & thx for the recipe!

    angeldove7dt@gmail.com

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  94. I want to try this recipe. It looks delicious!! I love your cookbooks!!

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  95. I'm a new follower, please enter me in your giveaway, I love Gooseberry Patch!

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  96. My mouth is watering, I love cherry cobbler, might as well say cobbler of anykind. Yummy! Would love this cookbook. I am a follower!

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  97. I like the new FHCS Facebook Fan page. Vickie Grigsby Riddle

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  98. This sounds delicious. Lillian Lane, jkklane@surewest.net

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  99. I really like the cherry cobbler recipe. Thanks. I also love the rose pot holder. I have been looking for the pattern for it by have not been able to find it. Did you make this one?
    Marie

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  100. Carol here.... Thanx for highlighting my recipe. It's definitely family favorite of ours. Do feel free to pop over to my blog and say let me know you stopped by.

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