5 Ingredient Family Favorites features the best of Gooseberry Patch's homestyle recipes that are made with the fewest items. This latest cookbook from the popular brand brims with over 200 handpicked recipes that are simple, delicious, and family friendly. These are simple and delicious favorites from the best home cooks around. Each recipe is made with 5 main ingredients or less with the exception of a few pantry items like salt, pepper, or oil. Over 100 full-color photos show you exactly what the finished dish should look like, ensuring perfect preparation and presentation each time. Playful chapters cover every stage of the meal including delicious quick starters like Sweet Onion Dip or Cheery Cherry Punch. You can also take your pick from dozens of winning sides and salads like Pepper & Corn Salad or Cheesy Ranch Potatoes. Five ingredient main dishes, such as Italian Mini Meatloaves, get dinner on the table with ease and are sure to make suppertime delightful. As a bonus feature, Make-it-Easy Menus make meal planning and entertaining a breeze-whether you're preparing a weeknight meal for family or a game-day get together-16 menu ideas take the guesswork out of meal planning and gets supper done in a snap. Along with clever kitchen tips and heartwarming stories from recipe contributors, this cookbook makes cooking for family or friends a little easier with great-tasting recipes that don't require a pantry full of expensive ingredients.
Back in 1984, we were next-door neighbors raising our families in the little town of Delaware, Ohio. Two moms with small children, we were looking for a way to do what we loved and stay home with the kids too. We had always shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends and so, after many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born.
We put together our first catalog at our kitchen tables, enlisting the help of our loved ones wherever we could. From that very first mailing, we found an immediate connection with many of our customers and it wasn't long before we began receiving letters, photos and recipes from these new friends. In 1992, we put together our very first cookbook, compiled from hundreds of these recipes and, the rest, as they say, is history.
Hard to believe it's been over 25 years since those kitchen-table days! From that original little Gooseberry Patch family, we've grown to include an amazing group of creative folks who love cooking, decorating and creating as much as we do. Today, we're best known for our homestyle, family-friendly cookbooks, now recognized as national bestsellers.
One thing's for sure, we couldn't have done it without our friends all across the country. Each year, we're honored to turn thousands of your recipes into our collectible cookbooks. Our hope is that each book captures the stories and heart of all of you who have shared with us. Whether you've been with us since the beginning or are just discovering us, welcome to the Gooseberry Patch family!