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Back to Basics with Comfort Food & Canning: Gooseberry Patch releases 101 Farmhouse Favorites
The love of old-fashioned farmhouse dinners runs deep at Gooseberry Patch, where both co-founders remember some of their happiest times gathered around that big table, loaded with food. No matter what was served, these meals were made with love.
"I can remember it like it was yesterday...pulling up a chair to the counter and helping Grandma cut out biscuits for Sunday dinner. She always had room for a little helper and I loved being in her kitchen. These warm memories were the ones in mind when we selected recipes for 101 Farmhouse Favorites." says Vickie Hutchins, co-founder of Gooseberry Patch, an independent cookbook publisher located in Ohio's heartland.
"101 Farmhouse Favorites is filled with recipes like the ones we remember, gathered from everyday cooks who've shared them with us. We've included a whole chapter of canning favorites too," says Jo Ann Martin, co-founder of Gooseberry Patch."Each recipe is paired with a beautiful, full-color photo, so cooks will know just what to expect."
Filled with hearty, homestyle dishes like BBQ Pork Ribs and Grandma's Buttery Mashed Potatoes, with Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie or Root Beer Cake for dessert! Cookbook collectors will love sharing these old-fashioned dishes with family & friends all year 'round.
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Spiral-bound: 112 pages
Publisher: Gooseberry Patch
Distribution: Retailers nationwide and www.gooseberrypatch.com
Enjoy this free sample recipe from 101 Farmhouse Favorites:
Cayenne Fried Chicken
From co-founder, Vickie's own kitchen, this is a family favorite and a spicy twist on this farmhouse classic.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2-1/2 c. milk
2 T. plus 4 drops hot pepper sauce
1 t. salt
3/4 c. all-purpose flour, divided
3/4 c. butter, melted
6 T. oil
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 t. fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Place chicken in a deep bowl. Cover with milk; add 2 tablespoons hot sauce and salt. Let stand for one hour. Remove chicken and coat with 6 tablespoons flour; set milk mixture aside. Heat 1/3 cup butter and oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken in butter mixture until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the middle; set aside. Drain skillet, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Add remaining butter and flour; stir until browned. Pour reserved milk into skillet. Add garlic powder, chives, remaining hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Spoon sauce over chicken before serving.
About Gooseberry Patch
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 and instructional cooking videos, Gooseberry Patch has grown from a kitchen-table operation to a nationally recognized bestselling 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.