I have a surprise for you! Has anyone been noticing the chill in the air when the sun starts going down? Are your leaves turning and starting to fall off the trees yet? We are noticing a little bit of change.......it is still warm (80's) during the day....but love waking up to a cool breeze coming through our bedroom windows each morning.
Sooooo..... it is time for another
One of my favorite things to do!!!!!!!!
You know what I love about Autumn.......it's so nice to be in my farm kitchen cooking with the windows wide open cooking away. It's so nice that it isn't hot like it was a lot during the summer months. Guess what came in the mail a few weeks ago......just in time for our fall cooking!!!!! I am so excited to say we are going to have a party here on my blog. As you know with all the wedding planning, I have not been able to post as much......this too will pass! Thankful I get to do this party! I will give you all a chance to sign up and maybe you will be the one who wins this........
Hometown Harvest Cookbook, if you would like to check it out
Here is the Contents and a few recipes from each:
Hometown Pancake Breakfast
German Apple Pancake
Perfectly Pumpkin Pancakes
Church Social Soup Supper
Hearty Healthy Potato Soup
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Thanksgiving Dinner to Remember
Thanksgiving Poultry Seasoning
Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Game Day Get-Together
Fresh Harvest Bruschetta
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Pumpkin Patch Sweets
Butternut Squash Pie
Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies
Slow- Cooker Potluck Pleasers
Cheesy Bean Dip
Stuart Family Chili
Over the River and Through the Woods
In this section you will find family stories and memories.
Doesn't it sound wonderful......it is!!!!!
As you know I work in the pizza area at the college.......so I picked this recipe out........
Pesto Pizza Squares
Pesto Pizza Squares
11 oz tube refrigerated pizza crust.....(I used homemade pizza dough)
1/2 c. pesto sauce
2 T. low-fat or regular mayonnaise
8 oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved or to taste
Roll out crust on a greased baking sheet or pizza stone; set aside. In a bowl, mix pesto, mayonnaise and cheese; spread on crust. Arrange tomatoes evenly on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 13 to 17 minutes, until crust is golden. Cut into squares, making sure each square gets a few tomato halves. Makes 8 to 12 servings.
The key........ the kids loved it! If you can get college kids to eat it......you have a winner right?
As you know we are having a wedding on our farm......we have been so busy getting ready for it. We have been writing down all the ideas that we want at the wedding and the reception. I will be fixing up a little area at the reception for all the little people who will be coming. A table that will be just their size. I have been looking for recipes to serve the children and when I got
I looked and found a snack food I think they will like.
Here is the recipe.......I haven't made it up, but will be soon. I will show you a pic when I do.
Reed's Savory Snack Mix
12-oz. pkg. bit-size crispy corn and rice cereal squares
1c. mini pretzel twists
3/4 c. fish-shaped crackers
1/2 c. cashews
1/2 c. canola oil
1-pkg. buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix
1/4 t. lemon pepper
1/2 t. dill weed
1/2 t. garlic powder
In a large roasting pan, combine cereal, pretzels, crackers and cashews; toss to mix and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bow; mix well and drizzle over cereal mixture. Stir well to coat. Bake, uncovered at 250 degrees for 12 minutes. Stir well; bake for an additional 12 minutes. Cool completely; store in an airtight container. Makes about 14 cups.
Okay......now for the party to begin.
It will be simple to sign up for the giveaway to win the
Hometown Harvest Cookbook
Party Starts October 1 and ends on
Saturday at midnight October 6th
You have at least 3 chances to win......but do what is comfortable for you!
leave me a comment.......tell me what is your favorite fall celebration, decoration or food that you always have to make. You can pick one idea or tell me what you would like!
Vote 2 leave me a note on my facebook
page come back and tell me you did this please.
Leave a little love at Gooseberry Patch fb.....please tell
them Prairie Flower Farm sent you, then come back and leave me a comment that you did please!
Thank you so much for participating with this giveaway. I always love a party!
Rembember........we don't want anyone to miss out. If you don't have a blog.....send me an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, put Gooseberry Party in the subject. Easy!!!
Hugs and God bless you all,