There's nothing like the breezy days of summer...the freshest produce, grilling outdoors, swaying on the porch swing and watching the kids chase fireflies. A trip to the farmers' market, or a short walk to your own backyard, give us reasons to share the most flavorful dishes with our family & friends. We're celebrating all these memories in the making with Summer in the Country. Breakfast is a breeze when serving Aunt Emma-line's Strawberry Muffins, and packing a picnic or toting a dish to a reunion couldn't be easier...just pair up Confetti Coleslaw with Beverly's Fried Chicken. Firecracker Grilled Salmon and Sizzlin' Chicken are perfect for the grill, while Toasted Taffy is a fast-fix campfire dessert. With a whole chapter of sweet treats, whipping one up is so easy...choosing between all the yummy choices is the hardest part! You'll find recipes for old-fashioned favorites like Lazy Daisy Cake, Flowerpot Cupcakes and Watermelon Slice Cookies inside. We've also included a chapter of food gifts to give...straight from your summer kitchen. Aunt Marj's Violet Jelly and Pioneer Day Blackberry Jam are two of our favorites.
The weather is perfect, so set a date and call your friends, family & neighbors. It's time to celebrate summer...in the country! Hardcover, 224 pages. (9-1/4" x 6-1/2")
Back in 1984, Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin, next-door neighbors raising their families in the little town of Delaware, Ohio, started Gooseberry Patch. They were two moms with small children looking for a way to do what they loved and stay home with the kids too. They shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends. After many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born. They put together the first catalog & cookbooks at their kitchen tables and packed boxes from the basement, enlisting the help of loved ones wherever they could. From that little family, Gooseberry Patch has grown to include an amazing group of creative folks who love cooking, decorating and creating as much as Vicki and Jo Ann. Hard to believe it's been over 25 years since those kitchen-table days. Today, Gooseberry Patch is best known for homestyle, family-friendly cookbooks. They love hand-picking the recipes and are tickled to share their inspiration, ideas and more with you. One thing's for sure, they couldn't have done it without their friends all across the country. Whether you've been along for the ride from the beginning or are just discovering Gooseberry Patch, welcome to the family!