Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Meatball Stuffed Shells and Bubbly Cheese Garlic Bread

These are the last two recipes for this
Early Bird Cookbook Review.
But, I can guarantee that it's not the last recipe I prepare
from this cookbook!
Oh my!
There are so many to chose from.
It was hard to decide which recipes to
make for this review.

This cookbook is full of delicious recipes,
for the oven, stove top and slow cooker,
 that are sure to fill up the bellies of your family!
Just take a look at the chapters!
Meatless Monday
Tuesday is Tex-Mex Night
Wednesday is Italian Night
then there's 
Comfort Food Thursday
Just for Fun Friday

Don't want to wait to see if you win the giveaway?
I don't blame you!
Head on over and pick up your copy today

Tonight's recipes come from the chapter
Wednesday is Italian Night

Meatball-Stuffed Shells
12 oz pkg jumbo pasta shells, uncooked
28 oz jar pasta sauce, divided
36 frozen Italian meatballs, thawed
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

Cook pasta according to the package directions; 
drain and rinse in cold water.
Spread 1/2 cup pasta sauce in a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
Tuck a meatball into each shell; arrange in pan.
Top with remaining sauce; add cheese.
Cover; bake at 350* for 35 minutes.
Uncover and bake 10 more minutes.
Serves 6 - 8

There is one thing that I can guarantee about my recipes.
They don't look like they would in a cookbook!
My dishes are definitely prepared in a Gramma's kitchen!
But....are they ever delicious!
You can't go wrong with a recipe from Gooseberry Patch!

I knew I couldn't have a pasta dish without some cheesy bread!
So, I just I flipped a few pages over 
and found the recipe for

Bubbly Cheese Garlic Bread
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 - 2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 to 1 cup creamy Italian salad dressing
1 loaf Italian bread, halved lengthwise
1 cups shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack cheese
2 tsp dried parsley

Blend butter, garlic and salad dressing together in a small bowl.
Place bread on a baking sheet, cut-side up.
Spread butter mixture over both halves.
Top with shredded cheese and parsley.
Bake, uncovered, at 375* for 10 to 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Slice each half in to 8 pieces; serve warm.
Makes 16 servings.

This recipe can be easily cut in half.

A Quick and Easy Italian Dinner...
your family will think you've 
been slaving in the kitchen all day!

How do you enter this giveaway?
Two comment.

Head on over to the
Gooseberry Patch facebook page
and 'like' their page.
Then, come back and leave a comment telling me that you did. 



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Giveaway winner will be announced

Wednesday evening, February 27th!

Giveaway is over!


  1. Love your blog and recipes and am a fan of both you and Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

  2. I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch, this sounds yummy!

  3. Made this and all I can say is that this is sooooooooo GOOD!!! Easy and delicious.

  4. This looks really good. I am going to try it when my son comes home on break. I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch.

  5. Love as much Gooseberry as I can get!!! This recipe will be a big hit with our family!! Thank you, Muriel Vlahakis (

  6. just looking at the pictures of the dishes you post, makes me hungry!! Thanks for all you do!

  7. Looks like a great hearty italian meal. Will have to try this one soon. Thanks for sharing all your recipes, on here and on facebook

  8. I liked their facebook page (renee grandinetti)
    These stuffed shells look yummy.

  9. I love Gooseberry Patch. I am a follower on their FB page...and follow you too. Would love to win. Thanks.

    1. Here is my email...elaine1255(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. Ihave always liked Gooseberry Patch and their books due to the ease of the recipes and I like Gooseberry on my facebook page. I also liked your page and enjoy getting recipes from you page. I look forward to more recipes.Iwould love to win this

  11. Your blog is just the best! Not only love the recipes, but your pictures are the bomb! Thanks for sharing everything!

    Yes, I have liked Gooseberry Patch. I have at least 100 of their cookbooks (can't have too many). My favorites are the Christmas books.

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