Monday, September 19, 2011

Recipes for Warming Hearts.........It Is Time To Celebrate!

Party is closed......we will have more though! Keep coming back!


Hello sweet ladies...........are you ready for a little party? 

Now, you know that our son's family just adopted a little boy from the Ukraine who is now our GRANDSON. I have been waiting for this day to do some celebrating! About 3 weeks ago I received an Early Bird Update from Gooseberry Patch........I am so so excited to announce that Gooseberry Patch has some new recipe books and I get to review 3. The first one is called............


Recipes for Warming Hearts

You are going to enjoy this one so much. It is small, but it has so many "fun ideas to inspire you to show kindness all year 'round".  

Here are the head titles:

Tips for Sending Heartfelt Thanks
Recipes for Warming Hearts at Home
Heartfelt Deliveries
Whimsical Wrapping
Freezer-Friendly Gifts
Homemade from the Kitchen Small Gestures, Big Impacts.

Doesn't that just make you want to know what is on the inside? This cute recipe book is 48 pages and measures 5 3/4" x 5 3/4", it might be small, but it is full of really really fun ideas and recipes.  

We will start the party today September 19th and will end on Sunday September 25th at noon central time.

I will announce the winner on
Monday September 26.  

I am sure you would like to see what is inside the cookbook. You know all the art that is one of Gooseberry Patches cookbooks? This one will not disappoint you!!!!!!!!!

click the picture for the recipe.

The first recipe I  chose was the Apple Scones.


After I cut the scones I placed a slice of an apple with the peel still on and place it on the top of each scone. Bake and then placed them on a plate, then shake powdered sugar on the scones and serve them on a pretty dish. 

The second recipe, which ended up being my favorite was......... 


Glazed Lemon Bread
Oh NUM!!!!!!!!


The glaze made the bread look beautiful!

"Serve one for your family and deliver the second loaf to a friend."


In the Recipe Book you will find cute little tips found on a lot of the pages. 

Need a cake stand in a jiffy for your special creation? Simply turn a bowl over and set a pretty plate on top. 

Welcome newcomers to the neighborhood by hand-delivering a basket of breakfast goodies! Tuck in a list of your suggestions for the best local destinations too. 

Next time you're giving a gift from the kitchen, decorate a lunch bag with stencils or cheerful rubber stamps. Fill with treats, fold the top over and punch two holes in the top. Slide a candy stick or a long-stemmed flower through the holes for a sweet gift bag!

Giving a cookbook or another gift they'll use in the kitchen? Wrap it up in a new apron or tea towel, and the wrapping becomes a lasting gift too. 


This giveaway will be really easy for you to sign up for. 

First Vote.
Leave me a comment, on anything you would like to say. 

Vote Two
leave a sweet comment on Gooseberry Patch's facebook (please if you wouldn't mind...........say I sent you) then
come back and tell me you did!


IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BLOG........BE SURE TO LEAVE ME your EMAIL ADDY! You can use my email addy up at the top right hand side of my blog to contact me. Please put the name of the cookbook in the subject line!  Thank you!

If you would like to buy one you can go HERE


Hope you enjoy the party!!!!!!!!!!! There will be an extra surprise gift that goes with the Recipes for Warming Hearts. I will make it special..........promise!

Thanks for joining in on the party!!!!!!!

Hugs from my farm to your HOME,

Linda


131 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new grandson so happy for you and your family Linda!

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  2. Congrats on the new grandson. I know you will be so happy to have all your family back in the states. Thanks for having the giveaway party. Just love your site and the blessing you are to me.

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  3. Congratulations on your new Grandson! I really enjoy following your blog. You are a true inspiration! May God bless you and your family!

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  4. I wrote on GP FB wall and told them you sent me.

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  5. I left a comment on Gooseberry Patch's facebook wall.

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  6. Congratulations on your new Grandson..What a Blessing he will be to your family! The Glazed Lemon Bread looks so warm and delicious!! Just right with a cup of tea. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I win the book..Love, Love, Love Gooseberry Patch!!
    Nancy Narma tenderheart@echoes.net

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  7. Went to the Gooseberry Patch Facebook Page and left a message saying you sent me.. :-)
    Nancy Narma tenderheart@echoes.net

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  8. What a blessing! Congratulations!
    The Glazed Lemon Bread looks AMAZING!

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  9. Ooo, those recipes look fabulous, and I just picked 100 pounds of apples, so may have to make those scones! :-)

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  10. Oh what fun! Their books are hard to beat. Great photos too!

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  11. Congrats to you and yours for a blessed family...May God be with you all.

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  12. Congratulations for your new grandson!!!! I'm so happy for you. I love the Gooseberry' books. I will try the apple scones this afternoon this will be a nice after school snacks for my children. Be blessed my dear Linda

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  13. CONGRATS on your NEW GRANDSON!! Yipppeeeee!!
    Bushels and barrels of LOVE!!
    Blessings Granny Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  14. YAY Linda ~ I actually get to enter one of your giveaways ~ usually I read about them too late, but that's my fault because I don't have time to read each day.
    This recipe book looks fantastic ~ I get the gooseberry patch emails & I love all their stuff!
    Have a wonderful day dear friend
    Congrats again on V entering into your family officially ( I know he's been in your hearts for a while now)
    Love to you
    Renata:)

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  15. Congratulations on a wonderful new addition to the family. I know you are already cooking up ideas to warm his heart!!

    I went to Gooseberry Patch's FB page.
    Hugs,
    Regina

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  16. Congratulations on the new member of your family. That is reason to celebrate! Your bread looks so good especially with the glaze. Thanks so much for a chance to win.
    wifeofcop83(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Linda I have posted some love on Gooseberry's facebook. :)

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  18. I want to say congratulations on your new grandson and sending you a great big hug!
    Thank you for this opportunity with this give away.

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  19. Hello Mrs Linda,

    I am so happy for your family and the new addition to your family, I am praying for
    their safe return and the adventures this
    little boy is going to embark on. P.s When
    you look at the picture of your son and his
    family it looks like V has always been a part
    of your family.

    Love and Prayers always,

    Angie

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  20. Linda,
    I'm so excited for you and your family and your new grandson! What a blessing and I look forward to the post where you say they are all back home safe and sound.
    Thanks for the give-away. I look forward to seeing what recipes they have for the freezer gifts. Yum!
    Nancy

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  22. Congratulations on your new grandson! I am so happy for you and your family!! :-)
    Blessings,
    Shannon

    novel.thought@yahoo.com

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  23. I left Gooseberry Patch a comment just now! :-)
    <3,
    Shannon

    novel.thought@yahoo.com

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  24. Congratulations on the new bundle of joy! I left a comment on Gooseberry's Facebook page (and send that you referred me). Thanks!
    sneff14@hotmail.com

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  25. LOve your blog and GBP!! Would be super excited to win this cookbook!!!

    Thanks,
    Sara saraanncst@hotmail.com

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  26. Congratulations to *all* of you, Linda! It has been so neat to sort of be on this journey with you and your family, having the privilege to be praying along with you. It's been so very encouraging to see how God has answered prayer.

    Have been looking at some of your college bakery recipes on your Pinterest. Oh, my, how decadent some of these sound ... the white chocolate s'mores bars and the Goo Goo Cluster® brownies. (We can often find packs of Goo Goo Clusters in our Dollar Tree store!)

    Love your blog and Gooseberry Patch too ... have many of their cookbooks but would love to win another one!

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  27. Your blog is beautiful and so encouraging! I would love to win the cookbook and bake all those goodies, too.

    jegagle@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Your blog is great! Love Gooseberry cookbooks.
    ~Abigail
    ajnicholson9@hotmail.com

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  29. Congratulations on the addition of your new Grandson!Thank you for giving children across the world an opportunity for a more stable, comfortable, and happy life.

    emc9889@hotmail.com

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  30. I just love Gooseberry Patch cookbook giveaways....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  31. I left a message on Gooseberry Patches' wall....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  32. congratulations on your new grandson...thanks for the chance to use this cookbook :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  33. I hope win!. Now to finish reading your blog.
    Judy

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  34. Oh Linda we are soooo happy to read that you have a new "grandson"..welcome to your new blessed family V!

    Blessings,
    xoxo Gert

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  35. I just left a note on Gooseberry Patches FB page!

    Blessings,
    xoxo Gert

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  36. What a wonderful blessing!! I'm adopted as well and love how God works out all the details to bring families together!!

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  37. Congratulations on your new grandson. He is so lucky to be part of such a loving family. Best wishes to all of you.

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  38. Congratulations on your new grandson, Linda!! He is one blessed little boy to be joining your godly family!

    I also left a comment on Gooseberry Patch's Facebook page - would love to win this adorable litte book!

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  39. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway. I went to Tonya's blog yesterday...very moving. I loved reading her examples of God being in the details. :)

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  40. "Prairie Flower Farm" blog sent me over here for a chance to win your cookbook, "Recipes for Warming Hearts"! if i win it will be my 1st book..i learned Gooseberry Patch on facebook ..and been enjoying ur facebook page and great things u post.. fonso_tubb@yahoo.com

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  41. Just posted on the Gooseberry Patch FB page. Thanks Linda! :)

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  42. Posted on Gooseberry Patch's FB page.

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  43. The new Gooseberry Patch book looks great. Thanks for the party! So happy that you have a new grandson.

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  44. I'm glad all the prayers and love helped bring V home.Congratulations Gradma! Soo exciting for your family...I read every day don't always have time to comment but appreciate the warmth...Count me in on the lovely giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  45. Happy day, you have a beautiful new grandson, a heritage gift from the Lord!
    I would like to win this book!
    The recipes look wonderful!

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  46. Congratulation on your grandson! Children are a blessing. I love Gooseberry Patch's cookbooks so I'm interested in this giveaway.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  47. You have a AWESOME Blog.Thanks for the Give-A-Way and I posted it on GooseBerry Patch FB Page :)

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  48. I commented on Gooseberry Patch's Facebook page.
    I made a mistake and posted it three times instead of one. Sorry.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  49. I would love to be considered for the cookbook.warming Hearts I do alot of things with my Grand daughters and the church this would be a great book to have

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  50. Just got home from the college.........thank you so much for signing up for the cookbook. It really is the sweetest little book of fun ideas!!!!!!!! All your comments have been tucked in my heart for a rainy day for sure. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Can't wait to see who wins!!!!!
    Hugs, Linda

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  51. Thanks for the fun party Grandma Linda! I love Gooseberry Patch, so please throw my name in too!

    Blessings, Jessica

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  52. I left a note on the GB FB page!
    https://www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch/posts/10150287039295667

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  53. I love Gooseberry cookbooks and would love to win.
    christinaburrell@hotmail.com

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  54. oh, that lemon bread does look ever so yummy. I love gooseberry patch recipes.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  55. left a message on GBP facebook wall.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  56. Don't know how to sent you a gmail.com, but still I like your blog & love reading your posts.
    Luludou@blogger.com

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  57. Congratulations on your new grandson what a great thing to be able to celebrate. So happy for all of you. The lemon bread looks great, my sweetie will like this one for sure. Thanks for the great give away!

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  58. Thanks for sharing the glazed lemon bread photo. It reminds me how much my honey loves lemon poppyseed anything especially with a sweet glaze dripping over it. I have figured out how to adapt recipes to be dairy & corn free so he can eat them.

    jcrichey {at} G mail {d*t}com

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  59. What a great little book! So glad to hear all the good news on your grandson!

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  60. It looks like others had the same comment in mind. Congratulations on the new addition to your family! He will be a blessing.

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  61. I left a message on the GBP facebook page.

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  62. Susan said,
    Good day! I also love the Gooseberry Patch books. I do not have the one in your give-away. Please enter me in your drawing.
    Have a blessed day.
    Susan
    craftybikerbabe@live.com

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  63. Hey there Linda, Congrats on the new grandson. How absolutely wonderful for your family. I'm looking forward to seeing new photos of when you all are together again. Take care.

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  64. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Thanks for having this great giveaway!

    Crystal Jo

    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  65. I post on Gooseberry Patch that you sent me. Although, I've been a fan of them for a while.

    Crystal Jo
    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  66. How exciting to have finally reached the end in this adoption process! God bless you and yours! V is coming into a family which shares and shows much love. My son's adoption process seems to be on hold; the agency in Ethiopia is allowing fewer children out or something. They say it will be next year more than likely before my new little grandson will be here :( But all in God's timing...He makes no mistakes and knows the beginning from the end!
    Those recipes you shared sound so luscious!

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  67. Nancy (wolffpac@vermontel(dot)net)September 21, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Such wonderful news about your new grandson! I always enjoy your blog and the picture of the lemon bread looks delicious!

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  68. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You are a very creative lady! I love Gooseberry Patch books because they exemplify all good homey things as do you. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Cori
    getoverit80@hotmail.com

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  69. I left a message on FB for Gooseberry Patch for you.
    Cori
    getoverit80@hotmail.com

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  70. I am so happy V's adoption is going well.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  71. This looks like a fun cookbook! And such a fun way to celebrate your joy!

    Blessings,
    Sharon

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  72. Linda,
    Finally saw my first Gooseberry Patch Recipe Book at the store :) Dropped them a note on FB to tell them so too :)

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

    Blessings on your day,
    Connie

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  73. You ladies are the best.........woohoo!!!!!! Thank you all so for signing up. I can't wait to see which sweet lady will win!

    II have 3 new baby chicks that were hatched a few days ago. They are new to Prairie Flower Farm!!!!!!!!!! Love em!
    Hugs, me

    I put up a video on my facebook.

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  74. I already visited Goosberry Patch on Facebook! Told 'em you sent me, like I always do! Hugs Anne

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  75. Linda I am drooling over all these recipes! I love it! Yummy! I always get into the baking mood when the weather cools down! Love you! Anne

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  76. Linda, You have the most interesting country site I have ever seen. I think I will be coming here alot to have a cup of tea and cookie or two. I am arlene Marie Pitts, carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  77. I went over to Gooseberry Patch on FB and told them again, how very much i love what they do! arlene Marie Pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  78. Sooooo much to see and do and experience here! I faved you on FB. arlene Marie Pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  79. I subscribed to your email newsletter and requested so many of your wonderful patterns. Thank you. arlene Marie Pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  80. Linda, before i wrote my first post....about coming here often with a cup a tea and cookies...i had not read what you wrote about sitting down with a cup of tea...wow thank you and God bless you. arlene Marie Pitts email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

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  81. Congratulations! It will be so nice to have everyone home again! I love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! God bless you & your family!

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  82. Linda,
    It warms my heart each and every day when I see your posts each day!
    I bet you can't wait to have your family home from Russia.What a sweet christmas this is going to be !!!!!
    Love You Sweet Lady!!!!!!!

    Hugs and Blessings,Anita

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  83. Linda...I LOVE Gooseberry Patch books...your baking pictures were Yummy looking just wanted to stop by and let you know that...and that I'm praying travel mercies still for your daughter and her family...bless you friend...

    Karena A Loblolly Life

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  84. Hi Sweet Linda,
    #1 I'm so excited to FINALLY have a minute to get signed up for the Party!!! Woo Hoo!
    #2 I'm heading right on over to Gooseberry to leave a message and mention sweet YOU!

    Loving those recipes you are putting up! YUM YUM! Thinking about you lots this week...
    I owe you a call .... :0)
    Love,
    T

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  85. I'd love to win this cookbook , have always been a fan of Gooseberry Patch . I enjoy reading your posts and love the little chickens , too cute.

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  86. I so enjoy reading your blog. Also, congratulations on the new additions to your family, grandson & chicks!

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  87. Just left a commnet at Gooseberry Patch!

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  88. Linda, I just want to tell you how much of a blessing you have been to me over the past couple years. I know that no matter what is going on in my crazy life, I can always check on your blog and Facebook page to find an uplifting note from you or a beautiful photo of God's wonderful creations....thank you from the bottom of my heart *hugs*

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  89. I just posted a message on the Gooseberry Patch FB page about your giveaway - Thank you for the many chances you give to all of us following you!

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  90. Linda, I'm sorry, I did not leave my email

    rosalinddickinson1@gmail.com

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  91. I left a comment on Gooseberry Patch's fb page.
    Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks, Teri
    jtbrian@wavecable.com

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  92. I love your web-site. We have similar likes.
    Please enter me in the drawing for the Gooseberry Patch Book. Thanks, Teri
    jtbrian@wavecable.com

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  93. I would love to win one of your books. I just noticed some of the books around town...Hobby Lobby and Walmart have them in our town. So cool. Thank you for the opportunity to win. oxo

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  94. So happy Vitaly now has a wonderful family to be a part of!

    Please enter me in the drawing! I LOVE GBP!!!

    Carmen
    www.oldhousekitchen.com

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  95. Bless your family and this new grandchild!!
    I would love to be in your drawing. What a lovely web site!! I really would like mine to be updated and more feminine-looking.
    Thank you for such a great job!!!
    prairie_writer@yahoo.com

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  96. Congratulations on your new grandson! What a sweet giveaway. Those recipes look so scrumptious. Gooseberry Patch never fails to delight!
    God bless.
    Denise

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  97. Congratulations on the new grand son! Love your blog and the wonderful patterns and recipes! Will head over to FB too :)

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  98. Left a comment on GBP's facebook page!



    mrsladybug25@yahoo.com

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  99. Good Morning from Kentucky and congrats on your new grandbaby. We just learned that there
    is a 1st GB on the way. DIL is 7 weeks so excited too. BTW I love your blog. So much info. I am a GBP Collector too and would love to add this to my collection. Not a blogger myself. Here is my email addrss and I am off to FB world too. Have a great Sunday.
    cgd4603@msn.com

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  100. I love their cookbooks!

    HSlater351@aol.com

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  101. I posted on their facebook wall.

    HSlater351@aol.com

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  102. Just found your site, love the new recipes. I will be coming back to visit with my cup of tea.
    Thanks,
    K in Texas

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  103. How wonderful to have a precious new member of your family!

    ...and I would love to win this little treasure of a cookbook!

    xoxo
    Deborah in NC

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  104. Hi Linda! I just posted on Gooseberry Patch Facebook page.

    xoxo
    Deborah in NC

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  105. I entered a comment about you on Gooseberry Patch's FB!

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  106. Gooseberry rocks!!!! I'm a fan here and there!

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  107. Can't wait to try the Glazed Lemon Bread!

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  108. Congratulations! Isn't being a grandparent just the best thing?
    Laurie

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  109. VERY pretty Blog! Violet Martin Martinfamily2004@yahoo.com

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  110. Hi there, again! I left a comment on Gooseberry Patch's site saying you sent me over there. I don't see your email address for me to send you mine, so here it is (I also sent u a note above). Laurie
    taylor_laurie@hotmail.com
    Have a nice day!

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  111. Posted your wonderful site on my facebook wall!...cant wait to see if i win your cookbook!..your recipes look simply delish!
    **Paula Tillett..paulatillett@aol.com**

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  112. I love these cookbooks. There's always something new to try. email address: frankklynn1@frontier.com

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  113. I just posted on GBP facebook :)

    colleengb@hotmail.com

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  114. I will have to try the Lemon Bread, it looks amazing..

    colleengb@hotmail.com

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  115. Looks like a great book...would love to win
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

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  116. Just found your blog through Gooseberry Patch blog. Love all there cookbooks. I have about 25 of them already. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  117. I can't ever remember if central is one or two hours ahead so I'll take my chances! Congrats on your new grandson- and the recipes look delicious!

    ~Jill (luvcooking2@yahoo.com)

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  118. Congratulations on your new grandson, you must be so excited!!

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  119. Hey Linda! Just went to Gooseberry Patch's facebppk page and told them how much I love their cookbooks, and that you sent me, of course!! Thanks!

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  120. Great giveaway and congratulations on the new addition to the family!

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  121. Yummo! I'd say both recipes look like winning recipes to me! That lemon loaf is calling to me!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  122. These recipes look so very yummy......I can't wait to try them out. I love baking, but it's much more fun when we can do it as a family.

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  123. This book looks yummy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  124. I just love Gooseberry Patch, don't you?


    lane dot family@yahoo dot com

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  125. I just found your site, thank you. Congratulations on your new grandson...how exciting! I look forward to exploring more on your pages. God bless <><

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  126. Mentioned you on Gooseberry patch FB page :)

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  127. Sounds like it has some great ideas for gifts! Mention my entry to win a book. I am a little 'person craft. Your pot recipe ingredient layers seems super! It is a craftsman in you. It starts as low as that!

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  128. Those recipes look so good! We love scones and I have never heard of Apple scones. I guess I should try 'em...!

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