Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's Time For A Party.....Prairie Flower Farm and Gooseberry Patch!


I so wanted to get this up this Thursday morning ...........internet died.........I was so sad........but had to trust the here I am........getting it up on Thursday night instead........but it is never to now.................

Hope everyone is ready for some fun after the holidays!!!!!!!!

Hello sweet ladies,

Gooseberry Patch has been a huge part of ALL of our LIVES......... some for a long long time!!!!! I can't believe all the hard work that THEY do all year long to bring us so much JOY.....which in turn blesses all of our HOMES! When I am out shopping and see a new cookbook........ I always have to pick it up...............peak inside to see what is new..........some times I can just look....... but so many times I have to go to the checkout it..........they put it in a bag........ and I read it all the way HOME........anyone out there relate and do the same thing? Their photos.........ideas...........crafts........little helpful hints.......gets me every time! As you know many recipes come from Grandma or Momma's Kitchen........heirloom recipes I call them............ the ones that have been passed down from one generation to another and some of the recipes have come from "your" own kitchen . It doesn't matter to me if I find an older cookbook at a store.........they never go out of date, because "a recipe is a memory that lasts forever" right?! Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks has been decorating our HOMES by the cookbooks just sitting on our shelves........or in a handmade cupboard that was made especially for all the cookbooks that we have collected over the years!

With that said............I have been holding this surprise in for sometime now and I had to wait until I had CHRISTmas behind me and the Snowman Party finished. Now I am ready!!!!!!! Sometime back a "sweetie" from Gooseberry Patch asked if I would like to help by being an Early Bird Reviewer and reviewing some of their new cookbooks that will be coming out this year. Now............ can you imagine my excitement? Did you hear me squeal? I am sure you must have......I was also doing a little dance.........I wrote back and said..."are you kidding?” Well maybe I didn’t say it quite like that.......maybe something like “oh my............I would love to! My excitement always gets the best of me!

Here it is!!!!Isn't it beautiful?

I received my very first set of 101 Cupcake, Cookie and Brownie Recipes Cookbooks for me and one for someone else. I knew this cookbook was going to be fun! When I opened the package and looked at the front picture of the cookbook......... I thought it was beautiful! It had every "occasion" for my baking was going to be helpful throughout this whole New Year. At the time I received the books...........I was working on a CHRISTmas gift for someone that lived far away. I came upon this wonderful biscotti recipe on page 48 called Simple Almond Biscotti. It said simple and that was what it was........also it tasted very NUMMY!
Simple Almond Biscotti
2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 T orange zest
(we had only lemons on hand worked great)
1 t. almond extract
2-1/4 c. all purpose flour
1-1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
3/4 c. slivered almonds, toasted

In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar; add eggs. Mix in orange zest and almond extract until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. On a floured board, divide dough in half: roll and form each half into a 10” by 1 1/2” (I made mine about 3 1/2 wide instead). Arrange rolls on an ungreased baking sheet 1 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Slice each roll diagonally into /2: thick slices. Lay the slices cut side down on the baking sheet; bake for an additional 8 minutes. Turn slices over and bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. Makes 2 dozen.

After they were cooled I slipped 4 Simple Almond Biscotti’s into a cellophane bag.............. tied with a ribbon and tag around the top. I also went and bought 2 coffee mugs.......Starbucks Via instant little coffee packets.........some little candies and a few tea bags, soooooo simple and it made such a sweet little fast gift. This doesn't have to be for just could be any occassion!

I kept flipping through the 101 Cupcake, Cookie and Brownie Recipes eyes were not disappointed............I was enjoying everything I saw............on the very last page was this adorable recipe called:

"Frosty the Cupcake"

Frosty the Cupcake

8-1/2 oz. pkg. favorite flavor cake mix
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
24 round buttery crackers
2 6-oz. white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 pieces candy corn,
24 pieces red coated candy coated chocolates.
.68-oz. tube red decorating gel
16- oz. container of white frosting

Follow the package directions to prepare cake mix and bake in paper lined muffin cups; let cool. Spread peanut butter over half the cracker; top with remaining crackers. In a microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate for one to 2 minutes; stir until smooth. Dip each sandwich in chocolate and let excess drip off; set on wax paper. Immediately place chocolate chips for eyes and mouth and candy corn for nose. Place a candy-coated chocolate on each side of the face and connect with a line of red decorating gel. Let set. Frost cupcakes with frosting and garnish with sprinkles. Top with a snowman sandwich Makes one dozen.

JUST in time for our Snowman Party! Vitaliy our little orphaned boy from overseas.......loved
decorating his snowman!

I saw some other recipes that I want to try as I was flipping through.....
Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes
made by “Jennifer from Gooseberry Patch”
(a real sweetie that girl is)
great idea for any kind of party!

Red Velvet Bars,
Coffee Cream Brownies
Scrumptious Cranberry Blondies
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Squares
Triple-Layered Brownies

The cookbook will come in so handy when we go back to work next Monday. The college kids are going to like.......alot!!!!! I am always looking for new recipes....this cookbook will be sitting on "my little country shelf " with some of my other Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks at work!

Thank you Gooseberry for letting me do this. I will continue to review and show my readers the things we cook here on the farm and at the college using the...........

101 Cupcake, Cookie and Brownie Recipes Cookbook!
if you want to

pre-order click Here.

Ladies you are going to just enjoy this cookbook sooooooo much!

Now for some more fun!!!!!!!!!


Prairie Flower Farm/Gooseberry Patch Giveaway!

starting today until January 11th NOON (central time)

Anyone can join in........even our sweet oversea ladies and Canada!

If you need to send me an email (say "contest" in the subject)
if you don't have a blog! We don't want anyone to miss out!

This is what someone will win:

101 Cupcake, Cookie and Brownie Recipes Cookbook
Cute cute cute!!!!!!!

New, (sold here)

"A Winter Thyme Notebook Keeper "
pocket on the front (to store recipe cards)
used some of my fabric designs.

size 8 1/2" x 11"

you can tape ideas........... whatever on the inside
then you will be ready for your holiday by the time it comes around next year!
You can even use it as a MEMORY KEEPER! You decide if you win it!

Also in the giveaway will be...........

Winter Thyme Recipe Cards
(designed by me)! New, sold (here)

6- 3"x5" & 6- 4" x 6"
The contest is really really SIMPLE!!!

1. Leave me a comment............


2. Tell me if you are a follower on my blog (side bar)

2nd VOTE

3. Tell me, if you are a subscriber to Prairie Flower Farm

3rd VOTE!

4. Leave a note on Gooseberry Patches blog or their facebook and please tell them I sent you......
let them know one special thing you think of ..........when you hear the name "Gooseberry Patch!"
Come back and tell me that you did it. It will make them smile!

4th VOTE

5. If you would like to blog or facebook about our party.............please take any picture off this
post or use the button along the side bar!

5th VOTE
So you can have a total of 5 votes.

If you are interested in buying the

Winter Thyme Notebook Keeper

or the

Winter Thyme Recipe Cards
they are for sale Here

Hope you enjoy our party!

Trusting and asking the Lord to BLESS your new year like only He can do!

Love you ladies make my days and heart smile.............

a lot!!




  1. I think I am technologically confused.
    I follow you in Google reader. Now what does that make me...LOL.
    But I would love to be your Aussie reviewer.

  2. That will work....... Ozjane! It makes you a follower!
    Thanks for signing up!
    Hugs, Linda

  3. Hi Linda,
    I absolutely love gooseberry patch cookbooks. I like you find myself having to purchase them and read on the way home. I have many and would love to win this one. I am a follower of your blog and just signed up for your subscription. I'm adding this great giveaway to my sidebar on my blog. I left Gooseberry patch some love on their facebook page. I blieve that's 5 chances.
    Thank you for such great offerings, Happy New Year!

  4. Putting up for Patty
    Great posting today.

    And I am a follower

    and I do follow on FB

    Happy New year!

  5. Dear Linda... How fun :) :) When I purchased my first Gooseberry Patch cookbook...and right now, my only far ;) :)...I never knew how big they are ;) :)

    1. I left a comment here :) :) vote

    2. I'm a follower of your blog..another vote :)

    3. I subscribe to your blog via email, too..third vote :) :)

  6. Hi Linda...

    I left a note on Gooseberry Patch's page on Facebook...fourth vote :) :)

    Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  7. Linda I have to say that I dont have a Goosebery cook book and would love one!!!

    I am a scriber and a follower as well!!! I am excited to here all you had a great party with your grand kids.

    I left a note on face book and my blog!!!!

  8. I posted on the Gooseberry Patch Facebook page!

  9. linda, I am squeling over here...I am so excited and love Gooseberry Patch books.Thank you for the offer and your kindness....I am a follower, a subscriber and leaving a comment...i will also go over to Gooseberry Patch right now and leave a comment...Happy New Year to you and yours..Blessings,Mica/The Child's Paper

  10. I'm not the least bit surprised that they asked you to review ~ what a delightful place to showcase their cookbooks!

    AND I didn't know you had fabric designs??? How did I miss that? And where can I find more? You amaze me!

  11. Hi Linda! I would love to join the party.

    I am also a subscriber.

    Thanks, Heather

  12. I so love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and was lucky enough to have a recipe in two of them :)

    1. I left a comment here

    2. I'm a follower of your blog

    3. I subscribe to your blog via email

  13. How fun! Count me in. Thank you, Linda!

  14. Oh, how lovely! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway!
    Absolutely love your blog!
    May the Lord bless you immensely,

  15. I have you on my google reader....and am a blog follower!
    This is so exciting!

    Smiles, Dolly

  16. Yes I am a subscriber too!
    Thank you for all the freebies Linda!
    I always leave here inspired!

    Hugs, Dolly

  17. Thank you for the great giveaway! I love Gooseberry Patch and have one of their Christmas craft books. Some of those recipes look so yummy! I also receive your updates via email. Bless you,

  18. What a great giveaway! Please enter me.

    Irma :)

  19. Linda, thank you once again for a wonderful review and another great chance to win something as special as a GB cookbook and your items.

    I believe I have 5 entries as I am a follower, a subscriber to your blog, I'm leaving a post here, I posted about you on my FB, and I left a message post on the GB FB page.

    May you be blessed in the coming year!

  20. What a sweet offer to share. I am a follower, subscriber, commenter and off to post on the facebook page.

  21. What a lovely party. I didn't know goosberry patch before I saw it on your blog. But I really love it and I also ordered a book from them (still waiting for it to come...). Love also your creations , they are so sweet! Thanks so much for doing this!

  22. Love to follow your blog
    and I am a subscriber too!

  23. Linda,
    I LOVE Gooseberry, I even have a recipe in one of them! I read your bolg everyday, subscribe as well, going to Gooseberry blog next, would love your recipe cards and holder, just have to be frugle right now....
    Mostly want to say how much I enjoy your post and hope to get my blog started soon....
    Yours will be my top favorite!
    Blessing! Lynn from S Hutch!
    PS Stay Warm......

  24. Dear Linda, I'm so happy to enter in this giveaway!!! I'm a Gooseberry blog suscribers too!! Love so much what they make (but in France is hard to order their books!!!).
    Blessings from France

  25. Hi Linda, What a wonderful giveaway!!! Thanks for letting me join in on the fun. I am a follower, a subscriber, I commented on Gooseberry's facebook and I'm going to go and post this on my blog at

    Happy New Year!!!


  26. Dear Linda, sorry I don't have understand all I have to note so I'm one of your followers, I been your suscriber too. I will take your button to grab him on my blog and go to the gooseberry facebook page to live a comment about your party.
    Have a nice day

  27. I am a subscriber and a follower, and I think it would be delightful to win a Gooseberry Patch cookbook! Thanks for the opportunity!

  28. Oh what fun! I love gooseberry patch books.I'm in for 3 chances.Comment,follower and posting to my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  29. I love Gooseberry anything! And I love your blog. Thanks for all the freebies. You are sweet to spoil us. :)

  30. And I am a subscriber to your blog. :D

  31. And I left a comment on Gooseberry Patch. :)

  32. Hi Linda, here's my comment. :) Looks a great giveaway. I'm also a follower & think i'm a subscriber as i get emails from you. Happy New Year.

  33. Hi Linda, me again. :) Just being to Gooseberry Patch blog & left a comment.

  34. I am also a subscriber to Prairie Flower Farm. :)

  35. Thanks for this very generous opportunity. I am a follower and also subscribe. I hope you have a very blessed new year!

  36. don't know where I've been, but I only heard about Gooseberry Patch within the past year. I have read about them on other blogs. I would love to try the goodness within it's pages! I'll have to keep my eyes open; maybe they just don't have them in this part of the country???

  37. I would absolutely love to win this cookbook, I have a thing for cookbooks and own two of the Gooseberry books , it was the covers that made me take that second look and who could possibly leave it on the shelf. I am a follower and I will post about this on my blog as well as visit the Gooseberry blog .Thanks so much for the chance .

  38. I am sad to say that I've never heard of Gooseberry Patch. After going to their blog, I know I would LOVE this recipe book and any of the others! Thank you for the chance to win.

  39. I love Gooseberry Patch! I have been collecting since their first Christmas cookbook! I'm a subscriber!

  40. OH Linda how exciting!!! I own just one cookbook. However I LOVE it so much and have made SO many of the recipes. I am what you would call a Gooseberry Patch "late blommer". It took me a little longer than others to discover them. I even use their desktop images on my laptop. I think one of my favorite things about GBP is the design and bright colors. It just pulls me in.

    Of course I'm a long time follower.
    I'm a Prairie Flower Farm Subscriber.
    I don't do facebook, but I will place your button on my sidebar.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway Linda, the Winter Thyme keeper and cards are such a fun design Linda, great job!!

  41. I left a note on the Gooseberry Patch FB page and became a fan. :-)

  42. I love their cookbooks. I don't own any though so I'm hoping to win one from you ")

  43. I also subscribe by email to your Prairie Farm posts.

  44. Oh, *squeals*! :D I would soo LOVE to win this! *sigh* Of course I heart GBP and their cookbooks. :) But the additions you added make this giveaway so sweet indeed! :D

    Blessings and Happy New Year!
    God Bless!
    ~Miss Rachel~

  45. I'm a follower. :) I love your blog!

    ~Miss Rachel~

  46. I'm a follower, and a Facebook friend! I also receive your e-mails! Enjoy your posts so much! The giveaway is so tempting, I wnat it all!!

  47. I love Gooseberry Patch and snowmen. Thanks for the opportunity to sign up for the giveaway.


  48. I'm also an email follower.


  49. Put me down for the first 3 for sure and will work on blogging about it soon. I'd love to add to my collection! Thanks!

  50. New Year's Blessings, Linda!! Thank you for the yummy recipes to try and for entering me.

  51. I went and commented on GBP FB page. :)

    ~Miss Rachel~

  52. I Fb about your giveaway...included the picture. ;)

    Thank you for the entries!
    ~Miss Rachel~

  53. oh i love Gooseberry Patch books. i have for years. thanks fro the great giveaway.

  54. Oh Linda what fun!
    How exciting they asked you to review their new cookbook. It looks awesome. I love their cookbooks and products. The best part about the cookbooks for me, aside from the recipes of course are the great little tips they give at the bottom of the pages.

  55. I am a follower to Linda and I left a comment on GBP's page on facebook.

  56. I also posted this on my facebook page, so that makes 5 for me.
    God Bless Linda!

  57. Love love love GooseBerry patch and would love to have this one!!!

  58. I am a happy follower and have loved all of the fun patterns you blessed me with this year

  59. What a thrill to be asked to review that cookbook! I agree...Gooseberry Patch is such a great company, and I love their history. Thanks for sharing these goodies!

  60. All I can say is OH MY!!!!! Look at everyone who has come to our party!!!!!!! I just read through all the sweetness and my heart is happy........thank you soo much for coming! I am so excited that you left kindness on Gooseberry Patches Blog and their facebook........that will encourage them and they were so kind to give a cookbook to giveaway to some happy winner!

    Again I am such a blessed lady! Hugs, me

  61. Adding for Becky:

    I would love to be entered in your give away. I enjoy your blog!
    Thank You and God Bless
    Becky Guy

  62. Adding for Sue:

    I look forward to your "stories" every day and I do subcriber to you! Thank you

    Sue Yowell

  63. Okay....I have to say that this email made me laugh so hard......I think she is saying by needing to have a "whole" coffee pot that maybe I talk a lot. Yesterday when I was writing my book (smile post) I knew it was an over amount of words. Didn't know how else to say it. This note made me giggle so much! Thank you Vivian for all the sweetness. You are.... so funny!

    Adding for Vivian:
    I need a pot of coffee every time I visit your blog....LOL. I love love love the recipe cards! It's your snowman cookie!!!

    Who wouldn't want to win your Gooseberry book and Peace Creek prizes??? I still enjoy visiting and drooling over your creations.
    Many New Year holiday hugs to you and yours.....thank you for sharing your talents with us!!
    In Christ......

  64. Adding for Gail,
    Hello Linda,

    It's New Years Eve here on the South Coast, New South Wales, Australia.
    I've enjoyed your blog so much this year and look forward to all the lovely words you will write in 2011.
    May you and your family be truely blessed in 2011 and may you have good health and grow in God's Wisdom throughout the year.
    We are in the middle of summer here and the weather is quite warm 38 degrees celsius (not sure what that would be in farenheit, probably about 85 degrees, but only guessing). All children are on summer holidays here, which lasts till the end of January and then they return to school. My husband looks forward to that time when he has his favourite fishing spots back to quietness and solitude. We are in our late 50's and early 60's and enjoy a quieter lifestyle now.

    Thank you for your friendship.

    Blessings Gail.

  65. What a lovely, fun giveaway! Gooseberry Patch books are popular in our house too. My kids love to look through them at all the country artwork. I am one of your email subscribers. Have a very delightful, blessed New Year!

  66. Adding for Marco:

    I love getting your emails. Its like opening a christmas present. Thanks so much for the winter thyme all year patterns. I love them!!!!!!!!


  67. OK...I've left my comment on Gooseberry Patch's blog. Those New Year's recipes look sooooo good!

  68. What a wonderful giveaway! I love Gooseberry Patch!!

  69. Oh Linda, what a fun cookbook. Thank you for the review and recipes. Sure would be GREAT to win the cookbook with your added goodies.

    Have a God Filled Day

  70. Thanks for having the contest. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!

    -I'm posting
    -I posted on GP facebook
    -I am a subscriber
    -shared on my facebook page

    That's 4 total! Happy New Year.

  71. Linda,
    Your blog is such an inspiration.
    Thank you for the time you give to all of us :)

    I also get you e-mails/subscriber.

    happystamping (at)yahoo (dot) com

  72. I am a Prairie Flower Farm subscriber!

  73. What a great giveaway! Thank you! :0)

  74. I'm a follower too! Thanks again! :0)

  75. And I'm a subscriber too! Love your blog! Thanks! :0)

  76. I love this giveaway.
    I am a follower
    I posted on Gooseberry's Facebook page
    I am a subscriber
    I will post on my blog.
    Thanks for sharing
    Happy New YEar

  77. I absolutely LOVE the Gooseberry Patch! Such fun cookbooks! Congrats of being a reviewer for their books.
    I loved your post about the snowman party for the grands. How fun! They will remember it always and hopefully when they have their own families, they will carry on the tradition.
    Please put my name in your drawing for the cookbook.
    I am a follower too!
    I so enjoy your is like an in person visit!! So warm and cuddly!
    Happy New Year...hugs, Sue K

  78. Oh how I love Gooseberry Patch.
    Please enter me in your give away.
    I am a follower.
    I am a subscriber.
    I'm leaving a comment here.
    I commented on Gooseberry patch on facebook.

  79. Oh Linda,
    another party!! who hoo!!! Love your new stuff!!! I am a follower, I get your blog everyday, I have you on my blog, I am leaving a comment here, Who hoo a party!!!! yipee!!!Bev baggett

  80. And may God bless your day!!
    Thanks for such a wonderful site. I am right at home every time I visit. We must be kindred spirits.
    Thanks for the opportunity to receive these treats. Have a wonderful year!
    Marci Kay

  81. Hi, Linda: I hope you believe all of us when we say how much we look forward to seeing Prairie Farm on our e-mail. I flip out....can't wait to open it and read it all and see the pictures of what you are up just makes my day. You are so talented but what I love about you the most is that you share everything. I actually know a woman who won't give out a single recipe because she wants all the glory when she makes it (especially at Church gatherings...that really bugs me)....and I have worked with people who won't give you a hand when after trying to figure something out on your own you just can't seem to get it is like they enjoy seeing you squirm or enjoy seeing you mess up, but you have a kind giving spirit and get enjoyment in sharing. I love that about you. I have left a comment, I am a follower on blog, I subscribe to Prairie Farm, I will leave a post on Gooseberry (that'll be a piece of cake) and I will try to do it on Facebook but I am not very good at it. So please enter me in the contest and keep those cards and letters just fills me with Joy. Jesus knows me..this I love. Mary Skeslock :-)

  82. Hi Linda, I'm glad you had a fun Snowman Camp. We have plenty of snow where I am. How wonderful to review the marvelous GP cookbooks! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

  83. I left a comment at Gooseberry Patch. I haven't won anything yet--maybe 2011 will be the year : ) Thanks again!

  84. I love gooseberry books. thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  85. I'm a follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  86. I'm a subscriber too

    ABreading4fu [at] gmail [dot] com

  87. left a comment on gooseberry patch: 3 dip recipes post

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  88. posted about your giveaway on my blog

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  89. I love Gooseberry patch and have several of their books.I am already a follower.

  90. What a great giveaway!
    Gooseberry Patch books are so full of ideas and recipes plus the pictures are so pretty.
    I'd love to be entered! I have been a follower for quite some time!

  91. Hi Linda! Thanks for the chance(s) ; )
    I love Gooseberry Patch books, they make great gifts too and are just sweet to look at. I have a few decorating my shelves right now.
    I am a subscriber and a follower, too. So 3 votes for me! Blessings to you and yours in the new year. - staci

  92. Oh my goodness Linda...what a giveaway. I am so excited and hope to win!! Gooseberry Patch is one of my favorites! I was looking at all the books I have this morning including the latest Christmas one that I have a recipe in:)
    1. left a message
    2. follower
    3. subscriber
    4. heading to Gooseberry patch to leavea a comment
    5. will put this up on my blog! you and your family!
    xoxo Gert

    PS Enjoy the *Snow*

  93. I recently found your blog and love it. I also am a fan of Gooseberry Patch. I have a couple of their cookbooks and have given some as gifts.
    I am also a new subscriber to your blog.
    This is off the subject, but do you have any other homemade ornaments for sale, besides the flag ornaments? They were a big hit with my grandsons.

  94. Linda, the "Notebook Keeper" turned out sooooo cute! Please enter me in the giveaway. I subscribe and I follow. The recipe cards are very cute also! Blessings to your day!

  95. This is a great party. I love the Snowman Notebook. Your designs are cute and fun. They brighten my day.

    Congratulations for being chosen to review for Gooseberry Patch. Enter two votes for me - comment and subscriber.

    Lots of hugs,

  96. What fun! I love Gooseberry Patch anything and would love to win. ♥♫

  97. What a darling giveaway...Love it...Thanks for sharing these yummy recipes.


  98. I follow on GFC


  99. I subscriber to Prairie Flower Farm


  100. Maureen Shea Timerman I love gooseberry Patch..I am being sent here from Linda at Prairie Flower Farm..reminds me of Home on our farm!


  101. Posted this giveaway on my Facebook Profile.


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  103. I really like Gooseberry Patch books and this one looks fabulous. Your Frosty cupcakes are adorable and perfect for your Snowman party.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  104. I am a follower of your wonderful blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  105. I am a subscriber.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  106. Hi again Linda just posted about your party and left a comment over at the Gooseberry blog.

  107. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  108. My first comment for some reason didn't show up.
    I love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, just received one for Christmas from my daughter. Thanks for the great party! I am a follower and a subscriber of your blog. Enjoy it so much. Also posted about the party and stopped over to the Gooseberry blog and left a comment. Thanks again for the party!!
    Happy New Year!

  109. Hello.......just had to check in with you..........I was gone for the afternoon and came home and saw that the party had grown!!!!!!! Wanted to say thank you for leaving all the are so appreciated! I want also to wish you all a very Blessed & Happy New Year!

    Made another recipe from the cookbook turned out wonderful! I will put another post later.......I can tell you though they were easy to make and very NUMMY!

    Have a safe evening! Me

  110. Hi Linda! I'm a follower on Facebook and on blogger also. I also subscribe to your emails. I think I get your information anyway I I am soooo hoping that I might win this book from Goosdberry Patch!!!

    Hugs XX

  111. Hello, Ms Linda!
    First, I must say - I love♥ your lil' notebook cover and recipe cards, too cute!!♥ and ... yum! I'm going to try the Biscotti recipe, thanks for sharing it!
    1. I am a follower - I hope you know that :) lol!
    2. I'm also a subscriber.
    3. I commented on GP's blog
    4. I posted your party button on my left sidebar on my blog and I posted on my FB page :)
    Thank you for the FUN!!
    Happy New Year to you and your family, sweet Ms Linda:)

  112. I left a comment on Gooseberry blog on their post about You'll Flip for these 3 Dips and told them I know I would like it if it came from Gooseberry patch.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  113. I love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and have a few myself! How wonderful you found the cupcake recipe just on time.

  114. If the fact that I get your posts via e-mail means I am a subscriber, a subscriber I am!

  115. Hi putting this up for Sharon:

    love love love your blog. I check it often and am never disapointed. I too have grandchildren and we have used so many of your ideas when they come. You are so talented and are such a blessing to me. Please enter me in the contest as theres nothing better than baking and cooking with my grand children. I live in the beautiful mountains of north carolina.

  116. Hi, Linda!
    Thanks for keeping me posted on the goings on here at the Prairie Flower Farm.
    1. I would love to be entered into this contest.
    2. I am a follower.
    3. I am a subscriber.
    4. I am posting on my Facebook page.
    5. I did visit the Gooseberry Patch blog and left a comment, mentioning your blog.
    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. My husband buys them for me at the farm store. lol
    Happy, happy new year!

  117. "Happy New Year!" I have loved Gooseberry
    Patch since their inception...
    This is one great giveaway to start the
    new year!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  118. I follow your blog via Google Friend
    Again...many thanks,

  119. Also, I left a comment on the Facebook
    Page of Gooseberry Patch ~!/cindi512/posts/475560345666.
    Merci, Cindi

  120. "Facebook Post!"!/cindi512/posts/182048568491606.
    Thanks, Cindi

  121. Hi sweet Linda,
    How exciting and sweet of you!!!!!!!!!
    Count me in! I don't own even one of their books so will be excited to start collecting!

    #2 I'm a follower
    #3 I'm a subscriber to Prairie Flower Farm
    #4 Going over to Gooseberry to comment
    #5 Can't wait to blog about your giveaway

    Got my fingers crossed!!

  122. Oh Linda, how lucky for you to be asked to review the Gooseberry cookbooks. Love all the sweet things in your giveaway. Count me in.

    I'm a follower.

    I subscribe

    I left a comment on the Gooseberry Blog, told 'em you sent me.

  123. I LOVE YOU!!!! Thank you so much for the phone and a half hours with you...yippee!!! Okay, I love Gooseberry Patch (just short of a collecting addiction), I'm a follower,, and I have no idea what a subscriber is (not so sharp over here). so, count me in for two...maybe tomorrow I'll figure out more.
    Hugs to you~

  124. Soooo glad I found you. I too love Gooseberry Patch and have highlighted a few recipes in the right hand sidebar of my blog under ***gooseberry patch. Do pop over and say hello. Matter of fact I currently have a gooseberry patch recipe setting in the fridge for "ribbon salad" that I'll be posting in the next day or two that I'd copied out of book of theirs at our local library.

    Thanx again for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

  125. I can't get your follower option to work...sigh, though I so badly want too.

    Help?!? PLEASE!!!

  126. Left a sweet little piece of joy over at the Gooseberry Patch Facebook page. :)

  127. I got the follower to work after all... WOOT WOOT!!!

  128. Entry 1 - Thank you for hosting such an awesome party/giveaway!

  129. Entry 2 - I am a Prairie Flower Farm subscriber!

  130. Entry 3 - I left a comment over at GP!

  131. Linda, you are one of the best! I follow your blog as well.

    Happy new year to you and everyone on the farm.

  132. Hello Linda! Thanks for reviewing the cookbook and sharing a few recipes. Can't wait to try them. Thanks also for sponsoring a give-a-way -the recipe cards and notebook keeper are adorable!

    I follow your blog.
    I'm subscribed as well.
    I left a post on the Gooseberry Patch FB wall.
    I do not have my own blog, but I did post about your blog and give-a-way on my FB wall as my status.

    Happy New Year and May God continue to bless you, your family, and your blog throughout the new year!


    i subscribe!

    I love your decorating & pics. The chickens must looooove their decorated house! Karla

  134. http://5pineknoll.blogspot.comJanuary 1, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    How lucky you are to get to review the books! I am putting your link on my blog and am a follower and suscriber. Happy New Year to you and God's Blessings on you, your family and your followers!

  135. I follow you

  136. An awesome looking cookbook. I'm a follower and I subscribe to your blog :) I'll share on my blog. Thanks for including Canada <3
    Now I'm on my way to Gooseberry to comment
    Your blog is a blessing <3

  137. I love Gooseberry Patch stuff! They are the ultimate in "warm and fuzzy". Thanks for sharing this with us!

  138. That looks like a wonderful cookbook and I just have to enter.

    I am also a follower :)


  139. I would love a Goose Berry Cookbook. Please enter my name. I am already a follower.
    thanks for this chance.

  140. Oooh so much fun, I love recipe books so much!!

  141. I am a follower :)

  142. I am a subscriber:)

  143. I am a HUGE collector of the gooseberry patch... I get a new one every year for christmas from my MIL :)

  144. Just checking in.....thank you for all those that signed up since I wrote nice to have you.......and noticed that we have some new followers!!!! Yea!! I am trying to get over to see everyone You are loved I know me!

    Hugs and have a wonderful SONday!!!!!! Hug, me

  145. Oh, Gooseberry is a little piece of heaven dropped down for us to enjoy!! I would love to win! I follow you on blogspot. Just started doing this and giggled right out loud when I found you.

  146. I would love to win this cookbook of treats.

  147. I love gooseberry patch. I would love to have this.
    I am a gfc follower.

  148. Hi,
    Just found your blog.
    Sweet giveaway.
    I just became a GFC follower.
    I signed up for your email updates.
    thanks for the giveaway.
    Trinity Rose
    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

  149. i just discovered your blog...hope you don't mind if i visit often. a fabulous giveaway!

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  150. email subscriber :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  151. I follow you! And I adore Gooseberry Patch! They are the best cook books, and then some!

  152. Hi Linda you know I would follow you anywhere! I am posting about the giveaway and using a pic from your blog. I subscribe by e mail too. I have 2 GB cookbooks I have given away and need to get in the mail. The move is still weighing us down a bit. With other phamily issues, my BIL. Pray. Pray Pray
    I am always loving your giveaways. Pick me! Pick Me! Hugs Anne

  153. Hi Linda, I am a follower and I read your blog every day. I love ,love, your writings and look forware to reading everyday. I am a subcriber also.
    I have been collecting Gooseberry Patch for a long time and I have started my Grandaughter on them too. I guess I have about seventeen or so now, Don't have this one but will soon. Love you. Hugs Juanita Massey

  154. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a Gooseberry Patch book! I love them and collect them! I've also had a few stories/crafts in a few of them! I have subscribed to your blog and to your website. I wrote a comment on Gooseberry Patch about your site. And am leaving you this comment. I would love to post to my facebook page since I don't have a blog but I can't figure out how to! Happy New Year to you and yours!! Today was my first time at your site and I truly love it! Thanks!

  155. I love Goddseberry Patch cookbooks! I'm a follower, I subscribe, I just blogged about the giveaway, I posted on Gooseberry Patch's FB wall and I'm commenting. That's five! Thanks so much!

  156. What a wonderful give-away - and thank you for including us Canadians!! :-)

  157. Oh, and I'm a follower too!! :-)

  158. Left a post on Gooseberry's Facebook page!!

  159. I am a huge fan of Gooseberry Patch, this is looks like a great book that I would love to have!

  160. I'm a follower and a subscriber. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!!! Thanks!! :)

  161. Great give a way! I am a follower and a subscriber. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch books!

  162. I love Gooseberry Patch books. I am a follower and subscriber.

  163. Wonderful post and giveaway, Sweet Linda!! -Tammy

  164. (hope I'm doing this right :)). Yes, I am a happy follower here!! Thanks, Linda! Also have to say that I just (finally) got my first Gooseberry Patch cookbook for Christmas, and also their 2010 Christmas book. Heavenly!!

  165. Putting this up for Anita:

    I would love a chance to win this Gooseberry Patch Cookbook please. I'm just beginning to check out your blog and loving it all.

    Love and Prayers always,
    Anita L. Mullins

  166. What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to win.

  167. I follow your blog through Google.

  168. I am a subscriber to your blog.

  169. Linda,

    We've enjoyed your emails each day! You're one busy woman:) Please enter me in your contest four times for this post, being a follower & subscriber, and leaving a comment on today's Gooseberry Patch blog post.

    Lord bless you!

    With warm thoughts of you,

  170. I love Gooseberry Patch books and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    I am not a follower of your blog but,
    after reading your blog today I will be a subscriber.

    I just posted on The Gooseberry Farm FB page :)

  171. I posted on Gooseberry's Facebook wall telling them you sent me and that I think of cookbooks when I think of Gosseberry Patch. (Susan Brown Hatcher on FB)

  172. Whooopsss....sorry....Gooseberry Patch. Can't spell today.

  173. I posted about your giveaway on my FB wall.
    (Susan Brown Hatcher) on FB.

  174. I love Gooseberry Patch books and would love to be entered in your giveaway!!

    I NOW a follower of your blog!

    I just posted on The Gooseberry Farm FB/my FB!

  175. Gooseberry Patch--my favorite cookbooks and craft books!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    guileys at bellsouth dot net

  176. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and I follow your blog!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  177. Just commented on Gooseberry's facebook! I left it on the link that tells of your giveaway.
    guileys at bellsouth dot net

  178. I just subscribed to your email updates! Thanks, Jane
    guileys at bellsouth dot net

  179. Also wanted to let you know that I posted this contest to my facebook page via Gooseberry Patch!

  180. 1. I'm leaving you a comment to let you know how wonderful this new cookbook looks, can't wait to look through one & make some yummy goodies!

    2. I am following your blog.

    3. I've subscribed to Prairie Flower Farm

    4. I left a note on Gooseberry Patches facebook.

    5. I facebooked about your party.

  181. Great giveaway! I Love your creations and GB! I am quite a fan of theirs.


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