Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks
May 03, 2012
Since I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes, I’ve started reading cookbooks from the Gooseberry Patch collection. These fun books have a comb binding and are illustrated throughout with pen and ink drawings that give them a charming country feel. They are filled with simple, down-home recipes made with basic ingredients. The recipes are collected from cooks across the country and include personal comments and memories from the recipe contributors.
I just finished one called Homestyle Family Favorites. It is different from their previous books since it is a true hardbound book. This one features full-color photos, but also retains some of those fun little drawings. I like the beautiful photos, but I think I actually prefer the homespun charm of the original books. Besides, those comb bindings allow the books to lay flat and stay open while you’re reading or cooking. Homestyle in a Hurry is one of those original books. It contains quick and easy recipes that take just 30 minutes or less to make.
Other titles in the collection that I really enjoyed include:
Blue Springs South Branch