Monday, September 03, 2007

~Gooseberry Patch Recipe Books~

Do you enjoy looking through recipe books? I do! Over several years, I have both purchased and received several Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

Besides recipes, the cookbooks are full of hand-drawn art and they have little ideas sprinkled throughout for decorating and gift-giving.

I got out my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks today and set them on my coffee table. I plan on looking through them in the evenings so I can find new recipes to try.

Here is one recipe that I made twice recently. It is the perfect thing to take to picnics, gatherings, potlucks, and it makes a pretty salad for company!

My Sister's Ambrosia

8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sugar
2 t. lemon juice
2 t. pineapple juice
2 medium bananas, sliced and quartered
14-1/2 oz. jar maraschino cherries, halved
15-1/4 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained, juice reserved
1 c. chopped nuts
16 oz. whipped topping

Blend cream cheese, sugar and juices well. Add fruit and nuts. Fold in whipped topping and refrigerate before serving.


Paula said...

I have a couple of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I only buy them when I find them on sale. :)
Mrs. C

Mishel said...

I don't have any of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, but Ashleigh does and I think they are so cute! And the recipes always sound so yummy!

Amy said...

That recipe looks yummy! I might give that a go at the next church fellowship meal. :)

Sadie said...

Hi Tammy,

Looking through cookbooks is one of my favorite hobbies too! That recipe looks delicious, I'll have to try it one of these weekends.