Thursday, May 10, 2012

Early Bird Review and Giveaway - Angelic Scampi

When I sit down to look at a cookbook,
I read by page, cover to it's a novel.
I even read who submitted the recipe and where they're from.
I especially love to read about the recipe...
if it was handed down in the family and why it's their favorite.
You'll find all of this in

But, delicious, tried and true, home cooked recipes 
aren't the only thing this wonderful cookbook has to offer
There is so much more.....

There is 218 pages full of

handy cooking tips

crafty tips

 beautiful artwork

 and great family memories sent in 
from Gooseberry Patch readers
 ...well, how about that? This one is from me!
 I apologize for the dull photos....
 I'm definitely putting a new camera on my Christmas list this year!

 Now, wouldn't you love to own a copy of this cookbook?

You can pre-order your copy now at 
for a very low price!
The Christmas Table is set to release on June 16th!
You can enter for a chance to win this giveaway! 
Details on how to enter for your 3 chances to win 
are at the bottom of this post!

But first....I want to share this delicious recipe with you!
I just purchased 5 lbs of Shrimp and 
had been looking for recipes to use it all.
I was happy to find the recipe for  
Angelic Scampi 
submitted by Cyndy DeStefano in 
the The Christmas Table

Angelic Scampi

16 oz pkg angel hair pasta, uncooked
2 tsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 lb shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1/4 cup white cooking wine, or chicken broth
2 tsp cornstarch
3/4 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and keep warm. 
meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
Add garlic; saute' one minute. 
Add oregano; stir to coat in oil.
Add shrimp; saute' until pink, about 3 minutes. 

Pour in 1/4 white wine/chicken broth; reduce heat and simmer one minute.
In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 3/4 cup chicken broth; add to skillet.

Simmer about 2 minutes, until sauce thickens; season with salt and pepper.

Transfer cooked pasta to a large serving bowl; pour shrimp and sauce over top.
Toss before serving. Serves 4

I thought I had angel hair pasta, but didn't. 
I used thin spaghetti and it turned out perfect!
You just don't need to use as much.

I doubled the recipe tonight. 

I knew, even though there was only going
to be three of us at the table tonight, 
it would be eaten up fast! 
Oh, how right I was! We couldn't get enough of it!

 So, how do you enter for your three chances to win?

1. Leave a comment on this page telling me you would like to be entered...but PLEASE (if you are not a blogger) leave your name and/or your email address so I know how to reach you if you win.

2. Head over to the Gooseberry Patch facebook page and 'like' their page and tell them Gramma sent you, then come back and let me know.

3. Leave a comment on my facebook page also..but PLEASE leave your comment under the post about this giveaway.

Find even MORE from Gooseberry Patch online!

Winner will be announced  THURSDAY, MAY 17th. 



  1. Looks absolutely delicious! Gooseberry Cookbooks are my "guilty pleasure!"
    Linda Dietz

  2. I would love to be entered please....thanks so much....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

  3. I like GP fb page and left them a message that you sent me....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

  4. I left you a message on your fb page post about the giveaway.....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

  5. Yes I would love to be entered.
    That meal looks delicious!

  6. I went over and told them Grandma sent me!

  7. I left a comment on your Facebook page.

  8. Oh please enter me to win this fabulous cookbook! Thanks Gramma!!

  9. I told em the Gramma sent me!! :)

  10. I left a comment under the giveaway post on your FB page :)

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