A birthday cake with swirls of buttercream icing, frosty ice cream on a hot summer's day or warm, chocolatey cookies with a glass of ice-cold milk…it seems sweet treats are simply irresistible!
We've gathered some of our yummiest recipes in Sweet & Simple along with lots of fun tips to make them extra-special. Why not host an oh-so-easy pie party? Just set up a table outside in the shade, fill pitchers with fresh lemonade and ask friends to bring a favorite pie to share…try Glazed Apple-Cream Pie, Caramel-Banana Pie or Fresh Peach Pie, each is delicious!
Kids will love it when you set up an ice cream stand…scoops of Apple Dazzle, Frosty Peaches & Cream or Velvety Lime Squares will cool them down in a jiffy. And an old-fashioned cake walk will be a hit whatever the occasion when you show off Tutti-Fruitti Cake, Apple Blossom Cake or Toffee & Black Walnut Cake. Take a peek inside and whip up a special dessert tonight…it's easy as pie! 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!