Monday, October 26, 2009

Gooseberry Patch Christmas

I’ve been enjoying a new Christmas magazine by Gooseberry Patch.  PA260987 The first recipe I tried was Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake.  A great dessert to make when you need the oven free for a turkey, or a ham, etc.  It was very rich and delicious.

PA260972 Next was Grandma’s Date-Nut Bread, which can be made in three small loaf pans (great for giving).  The bread turned out very moist and nutty.  I used walnuts and I think next time I’ll use only one cup instead of two and maybe substitute raisins.  I like nuts, but don’t want them to overpower the dates and other flavors. 

PA260975 There were ideas for tea gifts and crafts as well.  This mint tea would make a nice gift packaged with a little tea for one pot.

PA260974 Making a tea cozy from an old sweater is not something I would have thought of, but it is cute and could easily be customized. 

PA260977 There are several more recipes that I plan to try.  These little spiced  applesauce cakes look delicious. 

PA260976 How about easy microwave candy for quick gifts?

PA260973The $10.99 price tag is a little steep, but I think that this magazine will be used for many years.  It’s fun to pull out a big stack of these Christmas books and magazines each year and select a few new recipes and crafts to try.

8 comments:

Hootie said...

I bet you WILL get a ton of use out of these recipes! It looks like a peanut butter pie in the top photo! Yummy! And the toffee on the bottom looks great too!

Jason Witt said...

The sweater tea cozy idea is what I like. Not that I could do one myself but it gives me the idea I could have a custom cozy made for my silver teapot. --Spirituality of Tea

Jen said...

where'd you find this magazine? i want one!

Marilyn Miller said...

That really does sound like a fun magazine even for the price. I think you will get your money's worth.

Angela McRae said...

Hey, I just bought that issue myself the other day, and isn't it great? I think those Gooseberry Patch publications are always full of great, do-able ideas. And I'm with you in that the price is a bit much, but I do think I'll keep this one from year to year.

Southern Touch Catering said...

Very nice. You'll get a lot of enjoyment from this one I'm sure. Those pictures make my mouth water.

Duchess of Tea said...

This certainly is interesting, I will have to look it up darling, thanks for sharing.

Duchess

Rosemary said...

Ohh.. thanks for alerting me to this! I'll have to try and find it... everything looks yummy!
Nancy

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