Hometown Christmas – A new Gooseberry Patch Review & Giveaway

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hometown christmasOut of all the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks that I have owned, the Christmas cookbooks are my favorite.  There is something about the way that Gooseberry Patch cookbook can make you feel wrapped up in a warm blanket with a hot cup of cocoa in front of a fire.

I don’t know if it is the fact that the recipes are reader submitted and seem totally doable.  

Maybe it is the little tips and tricks to help you put on a holiday worthy of a magazine spread.  

Or maybe it is the illustrations that remind you of a time when Christmas meant ripping the paper off the presents and then spending the day snacking on foods made by family while a loved one helped you take all the toys out of that ridiculous packaging.  

Whatever it is, Gooseberry Patch knows how to do Christmas and the newest Christmas cookbook is no exception.

Hometown Christmas has over 190 pages of recipes to help you pull of the perfect Christmas holiday for your friends and family.  The book starts with recipes that are perfect for a breakfast with Santa: pancakes, compotes, coffee cake and more.  The Sledding Party Warmers and Old Fashioned Christmas Dinner sections have soups, salads and main dishes.  Open House and Tree-Trimming Treats shares lots of dishes to take with you to that holiday party.  The book also has a slow cooker section full of easy throw together in a few minutes and cook all day recipes.

Each recipe that I have made is easy, full of ingredients that I had at home (well, mostly!) and fun to make.  I am looking forward to continuing to put this book through its paces as the holidays keep creeping up on us!  

Last week, I shared my favorite recipe from the book.  My children and I had the best time in the kitchen making these easy homemade soft pretzels.  Take a look and try them out for yourself!

soft pretzels

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147 Responses

  1. Charlene Green

    Every year I must fix scalloped pineapple. Our family has carried on this tradition for over 30 years.

  2. Kay Mc

    I love to make Mexican Wedding Cake cookies & only make them at Christmas, because I would eat them all of the time.

  3. Jo

    Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

  4. Pamela VanDeburgh

    A favorite treat to make together are Lindzer tarts.

  5. Mary

    Christmas brunch with Quiche & Mammossa’s!

  6. Nancy

    I love my grandmother’s apple pie. She made it with apple sauce. I have never had another apple pie like hers.

  7. Pam Durham

    My mother’s homemade date nut candy. Always a treat and sooooo sweet!

  8. Kathy

    Our Favorite Christmas Dish Is Our Traditional Breakfast Casserole On Christmas Morning!

  9. nswunder

    Chez mix and peanut butter blossoms.

  10. Linda King

    Cornbread Dressing

  11. Mary Duchateau

    I love Christmas cookies. I do an exchange every year. It is fun to get a bunch of different kinds of cookies.

  12. gretchen in ky

    Love making sugar cookies with the kids!

  13. Kate Cook-Wood

    I love when my sister makes pecan tassies! I always eat more than my share of those!

  14. Diana S

    Pumpkin Dump Cake is my favorite holiday dessert.

  15. Michele

    Making home made holiday cookies with the family.

  16. Melinda

    star shaped shortbread cookies with sprinkles

  17. Debi

    A traditional family favorite is Christmas Ribbon Salad

  18. Sandra Ledford

    I love Christmas recipes. This one looks terrific.

  19. CAB

    I love making and eating Strawberry Pretzel Dessert / Salad. I can’t wait!

  20. terri

    I love to bake soft sugar cookies and let the kids decorate them.In the Merry Christmas edition on page 198 are the best.My thanks to the lady that submitted it.

  21. Mary Tullila

    Love Christmas cookies and eating em!

  22. Jan Capstick

    Love candied yams and sweet potato casserole…..Yum :-)

  23. Evelyn Jefferis

    I love the Christmas holidays and all the candy my two sisters make! I’m not one for making candy so any time I can eat and enjoy the fudge and almond roca candy that they make is a treat! I would love to have this cook book and maybe I would start my own baking of cookies and candies!

  24. Alice

    Cut out sugar cookies with icing are my favorite cookie.

  25. karen dysarczyk

    Cookies of any kind. Christmas or any day cookies.

  26. Michelle Bowers

    One of my favorites is No Bake Cookies!

  27. Pam Gurganus

    My family does a lot of baking and cooking for the holidays. We each have a favorite “Christmas” cookie that gets baked just for this one time of the year! My favorite is orange slice cookies!

  28. Karen Barnum

    I love to make my great grandmothers sugar cookies, and I use my great, great grandmothers cookie cutter

  29. Margaret

    When my husband fries the turkey. Love his turkey

  30. Laurie friestad

    Love the christmas cookies! These cookbooks are the best!

  31. Erin Hinton

    For Thanksgiving: Sweet potato casserole with brown sugar, butter and marshmallows. For Christmas: beautifully decorated sugar cookies. I love the holidays and Gooseberry Patch <3

  32. Linda

    Mocha Punch! yum

  33. Sam

    Decorated cut out cookies

  34. Rebecca G

    My favorite treat used to be my Grandpa’s Fudge. Wish he was still alive to teach us how to make it right.

  35. Joan Fazio

    My favorite is the deserts.

  36. Renee C

    My favorite is Sweet Potato Pie!!

  37. BevE

    I can’t wait to make marshmallow fudge & peanut brittle.

  38. Carol M

    I love Pecan Pie!

  39. Kim Bennett

    My favorite that I look forward to is pumpkin pie . We could make it year round and should , but for some reason it only gets made Thanksgiving and Christmas

  40. Nell A

    My favorite dish is sweet potato casserole.

  41. Beth Tellefsen

    I love Christmas cookies! The more elaborate, the better!

  42. Meredith T

    Love any of cheeseball

  43. Arisa M

    I love any Pecan Pie recipe!!!

  44. Patty Lewellen

    I would love to win one of your cookbooks.

  45. tonia baldwin

    I love Christmas cookie recipes.

  46. Jane Thorndike

    I love my mom in law’s layered-cranberry salad!

  47. Rebecca G.

    Praline Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake