Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Favorite Cookbook?

Yesterday I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets and got all my cookbook out. I decided they needed to be in a handier location than on the top cabinet shelf. As you can tell I love Gooseberry Patch books. They have wonderful recipes made with everyday ingredients, I dislike cookbooks that use things I can't even say. I would love to know if any of you have a favorite cookbook or recipe.

Here are all my Gooseberry books. Eric took a look at the shelf and said "And you want more?"
My entire collection of cookbooks (for now) . Here is one of our favorite recipes from the book Almost Homemade by Gooseberry Patch.

Fiesta Taco Pie
8-oz. tube refrigerated crescent rolls

8-oz. can tomato sauce

1 c. nacho cheese chips crushed and divided

1-1/4 oz. pkg. taco seasoning mix

1 lb. ground beef

3 T. sour cream

1 onion, chopped

1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

Separate crescent rolls and line an ungreased 9" pie plate with them; press together to form a pie crust. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup crushed tortilla chips and set aside. Brown ground beef and onion in a skillet; drain. Add tomato sauce and taco seasoning; simmer for 5 minutes. Pour into pie plate. Spread sour cream over top; sprinkle cheese and remaining chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy!


Julie Moyer said...

I LOVE gooseberry patch cookbooks!! I have some and would love to have them all.
The Taco Pie looks really good.

Charity said...

Hmmm... who doesn't love Gooseberry Patch? :) They have some great recipes with normal ingredients! :) I also like cookbooks with pictures of the finished recipes.

Candles said...

Ooooh, I LOVE Gooseberry patch!!! I agree about using stuff you can't even pronounce. that's a little annoying!

Gillian said...

hey! where is your spirit of adventure? I happen to think that cooking with things you can't pronounce is fun...but then, everybody says I'm a little strange!:-) I like pretty much any cookbook, but my favorite isn't really a book, it's a website, I like it because, if I decide I want to make something I can just go search for it and don't have to dig through all of my books. However, if I just feel like looking at recipes, you can't beat a book!