Homestyle Family Favorites gives you more than 200 tried & true recipes from home cooks across the country. These wholesome recipes are raved about at potluck dinners, inherited through generations, or swapped over the backyard fence. From mac 'n' cheese to meatloaf, heartwarming chili to chocolate chip cookies, the recipes in this book offer today's updated versions of all your favorite comfort foods. Plus, the personal stories from recipe contributors woven throughout make this one cookbook that you'll want to curl up with on the couch for a good read!
As you flip through these pages, you'll find classic homestyle recipes for breads, soups, and desserts, plus casseroles so ooey, gooey and cheesy that your friends and relatives will want to borrow your new cookbook for the recipes! And you'll enjoy our best holiday recipes, from Watermelon Slice Cookies for the perfect Fourth of July treat to Scalloped Oyster Stuffing for a Thanksgiving gathering.
You'll also get the best collection of homestyle menus for all occasions... 6 in all. From Beef & Broccoli Wellington and Glazed Carrots for a Cozy Winter Supper to a Spring Celebration of Blue Ribbon Ham Casserole and Skyscraper Banana Splits, each menu features a photo sure to inspire perfect results.
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!