Don’t you love shortcuts? I do! Especially with recipes. I never plan enough time for making dinner, especially on busy weeknights. Having a cookbook with a shortcut in each recipe would be great, right? I was able to review Gooseberry Patch‘s newest recipe book, Simple Shortcut Recipes! Every recipe has a shortcut to save you time!
Gooseberry Patch Simple Shortcut Recipes Video
Simple Shortcut Recipes book offers you more than 225 simple recipes for busy cooks like you. What makes this recipe book unique is that it is compiled of recipes submitted by busy cooks like you too. You can even submit a recipe and maybe you’ll be featured too.
In this cookbook, there are recipes for every meal and occasion. Choose from breakfast recipes, soups, salads, sandwiches, sides, breads, dinner, entertaining, and desserts. Like I said, each recipe includes at least 1 shortcut like mixes, prepared meats, rolls, seasoning packs, and more.
Gooseberry Patch Deep-Dish Pizza Recipe
We don’t eat a lot of pizza in our home, not even monthly. When I saw the Deep-Dish Pizza recipe, it looked yummy so I gave it a try. For this recipe, it uses simple ingredients that most would have on hand like ground beef, veggies, and cheese. The shortcut in this recipe was to use pizza crust mixes. I made it even a bigger shortcut and used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust.
I’ve never made a pizza with ground beef before, we added lots of veggies to it. The picture above shows the toppings, I added the rest of the cheese and baked it. See picture below. It turned out yummy!
Gooseberry Patch Chunky Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe
Last night, my son came home sick from school. He wanted chicken soup. I normally make a pretty typical chicken soup with carrots, celery, chicken, broth, and noodles. Last night, I tried the Gooseberry Patch Chunky Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe. This recipe included an onion soup mix and rice, making it a totally different chicken soup recipe for my family!
Earlier yesterday, a friend of mine said that you can shred chicken in a KitchenAid mixer, so I tried it. Opps, it worked too good and shredded it very fine! I’ll remember this the next time. So, my chicken soup wasn’t really chunky chicken but shredded chicken but nobody seemed to mind! The recipe was good and quick to make – just 20 minutes!
I will be trying many more recipes on the busy weeknights ahead! Shortcuts rule! 🙂
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