Savory Pies

savorypiesWhen you think of pies you most likely think of desserts? However, this cookbook is full of Savory Pies you can eat for dinner instead!

Savory Pies is a full color cookbook that is packed with mouthwatering recipes for seasoned meats vegetables, and cheeses baked in flaky pie crusts. Tarts, galettes, cobblers, and hand pies are among the 60 savory pie recipes.

Delicious dishes include:

• Tomato Caprese Tart
• Braised Short Rib Shepherd’s Pie
• Chicken Pot Pie
• Asiago Mac ‘n’ Cheese Pie
• Duck Confit Taquito Pies
• Jerk-Spiced Caribbean Meat Patties
• Bite-Size Beef Wellingtons
• Chickpea Samosas with Spicy Mint Sauce
• Sweet Potato Tarte Tatin
• Crawfish & Corn Turnovers
• Chicken & Pistachio Phyllo Triangles
• Garlic and Rosemary Pizzettes
• Sausage and Red Pepper Polenta Cobbler
• Panang Vegetable Curry Pot Pies

There is literally something for everyone in here. I can only recommend this cookbook. Savory Pies shows that making mouthwatering meals sure to please any palate is as easy as pie.

The Christmas Table Giveaway!

The Christmas season is brimming with festive reasons to gather with family & friends…holiday open houses, cookie swaps, trimming the tree and of course the traditional Christmas dinner. The newest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch, The Christmas Table, offers recipes to celebrate every joyful occasion! Brunch recipes like Candy Cane Cocoa and Whole-Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes will give days spent decking the halls a cheerful start, while Festive Fireside Meatballs, Orange Swirl Fudge and New Year’s Nut Roll will offer inspiration for potlucks and parties. Sit down to Mom’s Perfect Prime Rib, Snowy Day Chicken Casserole or a bowl of Cheesy Lasagna Soup and you’ll have a meal to remember. Over 220 mouthwatering recipes in all make The Christmas Table a must-have for the holiday season. As all of the other Gooseberry cookbooks I own, The Christmas Table does not disappoint! I recently made the Cheesy Lasagna Soup for my family:

Here is the recipe:

1 lb Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed.
2 cups onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
4 cups chicken broth
15 oz can Italian seasoned diced tomatoes
15 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup mafalada pasta (bowtie or rotini noodles can also be used)
2 cups fresh spinach chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Garnish: 4 T fresh basil sliced

In a soup pot over medium heat, crumble sausage and cook until no longer pink; drain. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Add broth, tomatoes with juice and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; add pasta. Simmer until pasta is just barely tender, about 11 minutes; stir in spinach and cheeses. Remove from heat; allow to cool. Garnish individual servings with basil. Serves 6.

This soup is awesome. You have to make it. It is our new winter comfort food. This is just one of so many good recipes.

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Grace’s Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli

As many of you know, I have a bit of a sweet tooth. That’s why I was happy to review Grace’s Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli.

This cookbook is full of mouthwatering recipes.  I personally was super excited to find a Tiramisu recipe. (That is one of my favorite desserts.)  There are over 50 photos in this book, so you can see what the desserts are suppose to look like.  The chapters also make easy to find what you need like Pies and Tarts and Cakes and Cheesecakes.  Bill would like me to make almost all the cheesecake recipes in here! (Bill’s favorite dessert is cheesecake).  The only thing difficult about this book is deciding what recipe to make from it!  The recipes are written so every experience level can follow them.

If you want a great dessert cookbook, I recommend checking out Grace’s Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli.