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I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

My Hoosier Cabinet

My Hoosier Cabinet
I love decorating my hoosier for the different seasons.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

New Christmas Cookbook

I am a big fan of  "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks, I am honored to have recipes in five of their cookbooks,
one is the new Christmas one for this year. "Hometown Christmas".
I would like to share the recipe with you from this cookbook.
(These yummy taco crackers were a gift from my sister Lina one year for Christmas. They were so good that I just had to have the recipe). I know you will enjoy them too. Very nice for gifts too.

Lina's Taco Crackers

3-10 oz. pkgs. oyster crackers                        
3/4 cup oil                                                       
1-1/4oz. pkg. taco seasoning mix                     
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. chili powder
Place crackers in a large roasting pan: drizzle with oil, Combine seasoning mix and spices
in a small bowl: sprinkle over crackers and toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 15- 20 min.
until golden brown, stirring once. Cool: store in an airtight container, Makes 16 cups.

I have been working really hard, almost every day in my salon and my school nursing job,
my crafting is very limited as well as my blogging time. And the holidays are coming so fast.
 I was able to finish a Santa I was working on.
I am also working on a snowman for a friend swap.
I am not going to show the finished snowman, since my friend is a blogger and may look at my blog,
I will show the finished snowman after she receives him. Until now the headless snowman.

Inspired by an Olde Homestead Barn pattern.


  1. I love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks too! I will have to look for your recipes!

  2. Afternoon, love those books, I have a few Gooseberry your creations to, Blessings Francine.

  3. Hi ,
    Are you and Tammy from NC swapping again?? I am so jealous!! I met Tammy a few years ago and have several of her pieces in my home! Enjoy your holidays!

  4. Congrats again! I bought 3 new gooseberry patch books today. The Hometown Christmas is on my wish list but not finding it local. Of course you know I love black santas yours is so sweet. Hugs! Amy

  5. I love Gooseberry cookbooks too and have several!! neat that you have recipes in them, I've never tried that!
    Love your new Santa doll! cute!!


  6. Ummm the crackers sound yummy, sort of like the ones made with ranch dressing. I may have to try this variety. congrats for having your recipes in the cookbooks.


  7. the crackers sound wonderful!
    love the Santa, and mr. headless for the moment!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. You're a hard worker darling. Time for you to enjoy the holidays now.
    I've had me a couple of the Goose Berry cookbooks in my lifetime. They are fun and I love the presentation.
    Take care and Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. I have a collection of Gooseberry cookbooks. I'll have to check and see if I have any with your recipes! That is exciting! I'll have to check our local farm supply store. They are the only ones who carry Gooseberry cookbooks!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  10. Woo Hoo! My Recipe was Published in Gooseberry Patch Hometown Christmas, too!


  11. Congratulations on being included in the Gooseberry Patch cookbook and thank you for this yummy recipe! Love your Santa, he is wonderful and your friend will love her snowman, I'm sure.


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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.