"Our fans have embraced social media, and it's been such a fun way to interact with each other," says Vickie Hutchins, Gooseberry Patch co-founder. "We started building our downloadable Circle of Friends cookbook as a way to reward folks for helping us spread the word about Gooseberry Patch. And, of course, we always love to share recipes...we can't wait to reach 80,000 friends so we can release the next free chapter!"
Circle of Friends Cookbook: 25 Dips & Spreads contains 25 all-time favorite Gooseberry Patch recipes, such as Always-Requested Spinach Dip, Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Spread, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball, Robert's Corn Dip, Salsa Roja and many more.
"All of our recipes are shared with us by our community of family and friends," says Jo Ann Martin, Gooseberry Patch co-founder. "We love to help people preserve their family recipes and traditions in our cookbooks, and we invite people to stop by http://www.gooseberrypatch.com to share their tried and true recipes and to explore our Online Recipe Box. It's loaded with thousands of free recipes! We're also sharing lots more yummy recipes on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/
Find all five Circle of Friends chapters--Dips & Spreads Recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Mac & Cheese Recipes, Meatloaf Recipes and Slow-Cooker Recipes--at http://www2.gooseberrypatch.com/
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Gooseberry Patch is best known for its homestyle family-friendly cookbooks. With more than 200 titles and nearly 9 million copies in print, plus a new collection of e-Books, Gooseberry Patch has grown from a kitchen-table operation to a nationally recognized best-selling publisher. Affordably priced at under $17, the books are themed with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind. Many recipes include personal stories from readers, giving the cookbooks a warm community feel that is beloved by the company's passionate following of loyal fans.