I am super excited to share my next Gooseberry Patch Giveaway with you- mainly because I have had so much fun whipping up all kinds of things from the pages of the book I am sharing this round.
Mom’s Very Best Recipes is very appropriately named and as it turns out, very easy to adapt for our Year 2 Change lifestyle.
So I got to pulling out my lightening up tricks and my family got to enjoying all the fruits of my labor 😉
Miss Add’s favorite?
So simple and so adaptable.
What a quick an easy lunch idea!
Another lunch favorite?
These Open-Faced Ham Bagels left me thinking why didn’t I think of that?!
I cannot wait to serve these up this summer with a big ole Indiana tomato slice on top!
The recipe that gets the most surprising award are these “Soup”er Burgers (recipe coming soon)!
You will never guess the secret ingredient in these babies!
This lightened up Skinny Banana Pudding.
And that says A LOT for this recipe because my man is a Banana Pudding nut.
He LOVED this recipe.
These Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls (recipe coming soon) are so fantastic you won’t believe that they have been lightened up – AT ALL 😉
I have fallen in love with this cookbook all over again.
I just love finding great recipes!
But don’t just take my word for it… check out some of the great recipes some of my bloggy buds have found in the pages of this book!
Want to enter to win a copy? (click through if you are reading via email)
Disclosure: Affiliate links were used in this post. Gooseberry Patch provided me a copy of this book and one to giveaway. My admiration for them, however is all my own.
I am the mama behind GOODEness Gracious and the owner of Cris Goode Solutions. Here at GOODEness Gracious, we like to keep it light and fun as we cook up family meals, share our super mommy secrets and chat it up about the GOODe life:) So come on in and sit a spell.
Debbie Wimberly Caraballo says
DeThis cookbook sounds great – as do all the GBP cookbooks! I can’t get enough of them! Loving your posts, Cris; I too, lighten things up now. Thanks for the chance to win!
Thanks so much! I just love that we can drop the weight without having to eat nothing but rabbit food as they’d say back home 🙂
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Alicia Jordan says
Homemade spaghetti sauce. I used to love helping smash the tomatoes through the china cap and then stir the sauce every time we went into the kitchen. We kept a tea cup and a spoon next to the stove so we could taste it when we stirred.
Love memories like that! I remember always checking the pork roast when I was a little girl.
Cindy Myers says
Some of those I think “why didn’t I think of that” too.
That is why I just love their books!
Heidi Giacoletti Markhart says
Love all the Gooseberry patch cookbooks!! I even have a recipe published in one!! =)
Awesome! Which one?
My mom is the ultimate fudge maker! Her recipe “Mamie’s Million Dollar Fudge” is wonderful. To this day, I still can’t make that fudge like she does!
Isn’t it funny how those recipes never quite taste the same 🙂
Alesia Patterson says
Chocolate cake with boiled icing! My mom passed on when I was in my teens so I never got the recipe, been in search of it but haven’t had much luck.
Aw man! I have a couple of those recipes that I am constantly in search of… was it a chocolate icing or a vanilla?
Alesia Patterson-Royer says
It’s hard to explain, it was an old fashioned recipe, it was whiteish slightly tan in color, sticky, it would be considered more vanilla then chocolate. I’m from Nova Scotia, I’ve only ever seen it on cakes there so it might be a local thing I’m just not sure lol
Interesting! I will keep my eye out for it
Summer Price says
My mom was not much of a cook but my Grandma made the best lemon cake, she would make it for me every time I came to visit!
Yum! My Grandma made a killer grilled cheese 😉
This is a book my mom could have written. She was a wonderful cook and when it came time to take a dish for some get-together, she couldn’t take just one. She tried to supply the whole meal.
Love it! What were her specialties?
Homemade spaghetti that took 8 hours to cook the sauce. That was one recipe that my sister and I still use quite often.
But she was always game to try something new. I remember Cream Puffs. I’ve never made them, but for some reason she never used a mixer to mix the dough, she always did it by hand and her arms were very wore out by the time she was done.
I bet! Wow!
This is a book I can’t wait to see. Many of the recipes look like recipes I want my family to ask for over and over.
Indeed! I am so impressed with it!
Misty Wotring says
These sound great!! I can’t wait to try these recipes. I love Gooseberry Patch!
Oh me too! If ya couldn’t tell 😉
Andrea Dorn says
I love her spaghetti.
I loved my mom’s too. She used to make it on family vacation.
Jo-Anne Bougie says
OMG.. this is soooo what I need.. I’ve been on a weight loss program since January and have lost over 8 pounds.. This will definitely fit into my life style..
Congrats on your weight loss! We have been lightening up great recipes for almost 6 months now for our own Year 2 Change. Welcome!
Sheryl Mehary says
My mothere mad old fashioned baked macaroni and cheese. Any leftovers we would fry in butter in a skillet. Oh my, heart attack in a pan, but oh so good. I lightened up a little and no longer fry the leftovers but it is still a favorite dish.
Mac and cheese! The ultimate comfort food. Yum!
Good ole Mac and Cheese… the ultimate in comfort food!
Terri Conner says
Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy. Mmm
favorite dinner as a kid was spaghetti – my mom make a spaghetti bolognese recipe that she got on her honeymoon trip to Italy
Tracey Monroe says
My mom made so many yummy, comforting meals, but one of my favorites was her delicious Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots. So great!