Remembering the Flavors of Home

New for holiday 2013: 'Hometown Christmas' cookbook helps celebrate the taste of home, even when you can't get there!
 
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - May 21, 2013 - PRLog -- Columbus, Ohio – Busy schedules, travel expenses and just plain distance can sometimes keep families from celebrating the holidays in their own hometowns. Now, thanks to a brand new cookbook from Gooseberry Patch, anyone can re-create the hometown flavors they remember in their own kitchens!

Hometown Christmas is a collection of homestyle recipes gathered from everyday cooks from all over the US, Canada and beyond. Families will love waking up to a hearty slice of Ed's Holiday Bacon Quiche and a mug of Santa's Malted Cocoa before going out to build the perfect snowman. Afterward, they'll snuggle up by the fire with steamy bowls of Christmas Vegetable Soup paired with thick slices of Herby Onion Batter Bread. Recipes like Braised Beef Ribs and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes will bring back warm memories of dinners all together, around the table. As the big day draws closer, they'll love baking cookies together and creating new memories of their own...dozens of Santa's favorites are included!

Even if cooks are perfectly happy celebrating at home, these hearty recipes will be a welcome addition to holiday or year 'round celebrations, while collectors will want to add this highly anticipated title to their Gooseberry Patch bookshelf.

Hometown Christmas

Release Date: June 15, 2013
Hardcover: 224 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62093-028-1
MSRP: $16.95
Distribution: More than 4,000 retailers and http://www.gooseberrypatch.com

Enjoy this sample recipe from Hometown Christmas...just like Mom used to make!

Fruit-Stuffed Acorn Squash


Shared with Gooseberry Patch by Arden Regnier of East Moriches, New York.  

1 acorn squash, halved or quartered and seeds removed
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 c. raisins or sweetened dried cranberries
brown sugar, honey or maple syrup to taste
2 T. butter, sliced
cinnamon and nutmeg to taste


Place squash pieces cut-side up in an ungreased 9"x9" baking pan. Fill squash evenly with fruit; top with desired amount of brown sugar, honey or maple syrup. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with spices. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until tender. Serves 2 to 4.

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, 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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