Have Yourself a Quick & Easy Christmas, With a Little Help from Gooseberry Patch

New for holiday 2011: 'Quick & Easy Christmas' cookbook, available in stores now!
Oct. 27, 2011 - PRLog -- It's the most wonderful time of the year...and, without a doubt, it can also be the busiest! With all the hustle & bustle of the holiday season, who has time to spend all day in the kitchen?

This year, Gooseberry Patch's highly anticipated Christmas cookbook -- Quick & Easy Christmas -- provides the solution, featuring quick & easy homestyle dishes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, or with 8 or fewer ingredients.

We've simplified the season, with lots of easy recipes and tips for crowd-pleasing Christmas feasts and no-stress New Year's Eve entertaining. Plus, we've sprinkled in plenty of heartwarming holiday memories and clever tips for natural holiday decorating and easy-to-make gifts. So this year, spend more time celebrating with family and friends, and less time in the kitchen!

Quick & Easy Christmas
Release Date: June 15, 2011
Hardcover: 224 pages (209 b&w illustrations; 209 recipes & tips; index)
ISBN: 978-1936283781
MSRP: $16.95
Distribution: More than 4,000 retailers and http://www.gooseberrypatch.com

Take a peek inside this book!

Enjoy this sample recipe from Quick & Easy Christmas: it's simply delicious!

Eggnog Cake
Shared by Jeanette Busby from Dedham, MA...thanks, Jeanette!
18-1/4 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix with pudding
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 c. oil
1 t. nutmeg
1-1/3 c. eggnog

In a large bowl, blend together all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a Bundt® pan that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Transfer to a nice plate. Drizzle Eggnog Glaze over cake. Makes 12 servings.

Eggnog Glaze:
2 c. powdered sugar
2 T. margarine, softened
1 t. vanilla extract
3 to 4 T. eggnog

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except eggnog. Add enough eggnog to reach a glaze consistency.

There are a limited number of advance review copies available; please contact Jill at jillross@gooseberrypatch.com if you would be interested in reviewing Quick & Easy Christmas.

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Back in 1984, Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin were next-door neighbors raising their families in Delaware, Ohio. They were two moms with small children looking for a way to do what they loved and stay home with the kids too. They shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends. After many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born.

Today, Gooseberry Patch is best known for its homestyle family-friendly cookbooks and line of art calendars. With more than 200 titles and nearly 9 million copies in print, plus a new collection of eBooks, Gooseberry Patch has grown from a kitchen-table operation to a nationally recognized best-selling publisher. Affordably priced from 99 cents to $16.95, the books are themed with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind. Many recipes include personal stories from contributors, giving the cookbooks a warm community feel that has proven extremely popular among cookbook fans and collectors.
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