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Circle of Friends Cookbook - 25 Savory Pie Recipes [Kindle Edition]

Gooseberry Patch
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From Flaky Chicken Pot Pie and Spaghetti Pie to Upside-Down Mexican Pot Pie and Slow-Cooker Sausage Pie, this new collection features 25 savory pies that are sure to get mouths watering and tastebuds tingling!


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Asparagus Shepherd's Pie
 
6 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
10-3/4 oz. can cream of asparagus soup
1/4 t. pepper
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
1 t. dried sage
3/4 t. salt
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
paprika to taste
 
Add potatoes to a saucepan; cover with water. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside; cover to keep warm. Brown beef in a skillet over medium heat; drain. Add onion and garlic; cook until tender. Stir in soup and pepper. Pour mixture into a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Cook asparagus in a small amount of water over medium heat until crisp-tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and arrange over beef mixture. Mash potatoes with milk, butter, sage and salt. Spread over asparagus. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

About the Author

Gooseberry Patch was founded in 1984 by Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin, two moms looking for a way to do what they loved and stay home with kids too. 25 years later, they're best known for their collection of family-friendly, community-style cookbooks. Each book is created with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind and filled with recipes shared by cooks all across the country. Along with treasured family recipes, each book includes the stories the go along with these tried & true dishes.

With more than 200 titles and nearly 9 million copies in print, plus an ever-growing collection of eBooks, Gooseberry Patch has grown from a kitchen-table operation to a nationally recognized best-selling publisher. Check out their books below and visit their website (gooseberrypatch.com) to get thousands of free recipes and lots more free goodies.

Product Details

  • File Size: 543 KB
  • Print Length: 37 pages
  • Publisher: Gooseberry Patch (October 31, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00607KMA0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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Well, most of us here like food. I doubt seriously that if a "food hater" wakes up in the morning and says to themselves, "gosh, I hate food so much I think I will go and read a bunch of reviews on cookbooks." Nope, food is good stuff and with the literally thousands upon thousands of cookbooks we have available to us these days, the availability of millions of recipes via the web and the plethora of food shows on several different T.V. channels, you might ask yourself why on earth would you want to read or buy or download yet another? Hmmm, well I haven't a clue. My wife and I are setting here (we both cook) on several hundred volumes we have collected over the years and about a week or so I download this free one....go figure.

Well I am happy to report that the price of this little work was certainly right and with winter weather coming on the offerings here go right along with the season. Now before I go on there are a couple of things to note.

First, the recipes found in this short little work, as has been pointed out by other reviewers, does indeed rely heavily upon canned and packaged food things such as frozen or canned veggies, frozen pie crusts...you know, the stuff you actually use but don't admit to using most of the time. Now don't get me wrong, cooking from scratch using fresh ingredients and doing it yourself most certainly is the best way to go. I would say that the majority of the dishes we prepare are made this way. But that being said, we have the time and in inclination to do so; alas though, not everyone does. Nor does everyone have all that fresh stuff available all of the time. Life is not perfect.

Sometimes we simply want something fast, relatively cheap, easy to make and filling; along with simply tasting good.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as interesting as other Gooseberry Patch books November 2, 2011
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This is all main dish, veggie, etc. recipes. It's HEAVY on convenience foods (frozen veggies, a can of beef gravy on top of potatoes in a crock pot?, cream of .... soups). There is typically too much of everything in these convenience foods to combine them to the extent they have here, and have any semblence of balance left in a meal.

One tip for anyone who may be interested: Some of these recipes are very adaptable to doing without crusts if you so desire. I make "crustless quiche," etc. all the time, and this is one way to remove some of the "heft" from these recipes. Line the bottom of the plate with the protein (ham, etc.), and you have a good crust substitute. Post a comment here if you want more info, and I'll be happy to get back to you.)

If you're OK with the ingredients, then you may be OK with this book, but I don't find it anywhere near the caliber of the other Gooseberry books I've purchased. Most of their books have wonderful, creative tips in between the recipes. This one does not.

I hope this helps!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recipes for Cold Weather Cooking November 1, 2011
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Are you already thinking about how you can use that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? Well this cookbook has a delicious recipe for "Old-Fashioned Turkey Pot Pie." It is simple to make because you use pie crusts you buy at the store, frozen mixed vegetables and cream of chicken soup. How easy is that? Some of the other recipes that will be great to try out this winter include: Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Quiche, Asparagus Shepherd's Pie (ground beef, potatoes, cream of asparagus soup and asparagus), Spaghetti Pie and Beefy Slow-Cooker Pot Pie. Most of these recipes have vegetables in them which is good for you but they have some convenience ingredients like soups as well. This is a great collection of recipes for family cooking.

~The Rebecca Review

P.S. I tried the "Upside Down Mexican Pot Pie" and it needed a bit of help. I added 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt (no salt is called for in the recipe), 1/2 teaspoon parsley, 1/4 teaspoon paprika and lots of freshly ground black peppercorns. Also if you use a 2-quart casserole dish as advised you are going to run into an overfill problem. You need a 3-quart casserole dish! I also left out the zucchini. Once you get everything into the frying pan it is a good idea to keep it there cooking for about ten minutes so everything cooks down a bit before you pour it over the cornbread batter. I may also add some tomato paste next time I make it. Anyway it is full of healthy vegetables so I'm glad I was able to adapt it. The words my husband said as he dug into this dish were: "This is really good." I think I'll be making it again. But do adapt it otherwise it will have no flavor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Decent Pies January 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am a big fan of savory pies, and I found this book had some decent recipes (tried one tonight). It was definitely worth the price (free). The only complaints I have is that the table of content is at the end of the book, which isn't very helpful. Also the book did not have proper page breaks between recipes, which made the formatting seem less clean. Will definitely try a few more of the recipes in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kindle book March 13, 2012
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I love Gooseberry books. This was a quick and easy purcahse through Amazon. Love having it on my iphone so that I can shop for the necessary ingredients.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great recipe book! January 22, 2012
By howell5
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I was able to download this ecookbook for free and I was very happy to find lots of recipes I'm interested in trying! I'd been looking for new ideas for meals and this cookbook certainly has lots to offer. Plus I've been a fan of Gooseberry Patch for a long time. Thanks to whomever for the opportunity to get it for free, but it's definitely worth the regular price.
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A wonderful item!
Published 6 hours ago by Barbara Stuessy
4.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes
Some great recipes in this book...Love Gooseberry Patch recipe books...be sure and look for all of them...Love having them on my tablet, easy to use in the kitchen while cooking...
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars can't waite.
we can't waite to try the recipes from this book i like that it is broken into sections that make's it easier to keep your place just place a page marker from your kindle and your... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Carl Thornbrugh
4.0 out of 5 stars it's great!
As normal, Goose Berry Patch has done it again! I great cookbook full of really good recipes to satisfy your hunger!
Published 5 months ago by GothicPoohBear
4.0 out of 5 stars ebook
this book is a great addition to my e-cook book collection. yummy recipes galore, and a free download to boot
Published 5 months ago by Beverly
3.0 out of 5 stars savory pie recipes
Circle of Friends Cookbook Savory Pie Recipes by Gooseberry Patch
As their other cookbooks anybody can submit a family favorite recipe, they make it and put it into their... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jbarr5 (julie Barrett)
5.0 out of 5 stars cookbook
Love the cook book. enjoy the recipes from the book.
Down to earth and easy to follow.
Great recipes for everyone.
Published 7 months ago by Lorraine Peterson
5.0 out of 5 stars savory pie
These recipes are great if you are looking for a change or just starting out. Wonderful even for us old cooks.
Published 8 months ago by susiearwine
2.0 out of 5 stars Common denominators are cream of something soup and frozen veggies
I found only 3 recipes that I would make from this book. I might have thought this book great back in the 80's.
Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as advertised
This is a great collection of simple tasty recipes, no extravagant ingredients, very quick and easy to make. Most of the ingredients you'll already have on-hand. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Suezuki
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Gooseberry Patch was founded in 1984 by Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin, two moms looking for a way to do what they loved and stay home with kids too. 25 years later, they're best known for their collection of family-friendly, community-style cookbooks. Each book is created with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind and filled with recipes shared by cooks all across the country. Along with treasured family recipes, each book includes the stories the go along with these tried & true dishes.

With more than 200 titles and nearly 9 million copies in print, plus an ever-growing collection of eBooks, Gooseberry Patch has grown from a kitchen-table operation to a nationally recognized best-selling publisher. Check out their books below and visit their website (www.gooseberrypatch.com) to get thousands of free recipes and lots more free goodies.




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