Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude Giveaway!

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Is there any cat who enjoys comfort food more than Garfield? Creator Jim Davis has teamed up with homestyle cookbook experts, Gooseberry Patch to create the first Garfield cookbook in more than a decade! Filled with lasagna and hundreds more recipes that stick to your ribs, Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude! will be a treat for fans of both brands. They’ll love the lighthearted artwork, in Garfield’s signature style, and the simple recipes, inspired by all the foods Garfield would love.

As you all know, I am huge fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. This one does not disappoint! The ingredients of these recipes will easily be found in your pantry. The instructions are easy to follow. There are also so many choices in here that there is something for everyone!

Here is one of the recipes:

Bachelor Style Skillet Lasagna
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 14-oz cans beef broth
  • 14-1/2 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cup rotini pasta, uncooked
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • Garnish: Grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Brown meat in a skillet over medium heat; drain.
  2. Stir in broth, undrained tomatoes, and seasonings; bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in uncooked pasta. Cover and simmer for 12 - 14 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  4. Stir in mozzarella cheese.
  5. Top with parmesan cheese and serve.


Since I am such a fan of Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win their own! Here’s what you need to do:

The Meatloaf Bakery Cookbook Giveaway!

The Meatloaf Bakery is a Chicago hot spot, providing Lincoln Park’s busy moms and young professionals, with creative and crave-able meatloaf “cupcakes” that are topped with mashed potatoes, stuffing, or pasta, and require only a few minutes in the oven before they hit the dinner table. They feature meatloaf-cupcake versions of everything from spaghetti and meatballs to Buffalo wings to turkey and stuffing, and offers up creative sides like Yukon Smashers and Cheesy Taters.

Many people have asked, and now these delicious recipes can be recreated anywhere and anytime as this colorful, recipe-loaded cookbook breathes new life into the classic family mealtime staple. The popular recipes that line The Meatloaf Bakery’s display cases are all in here! With recipes, preparation tips and a peek inside a day in the life of The Meatloaf Bakery, readers will experience all the creativity of The Meatloaf Bakery in their very own home.

I love that the majority of ingredients used in The Meatloaf Bakery Cookbook, you will find right in your pantry. The directions are fairly easy to follow even for the beginner cook. The explanations of what and why you are doing things are excellent. I also love how they give you tips for what goes well with each recipe and the side notes of why they included each recipe in the cookbook.

The Meatloaf Bakery Cookbook: Comfort Food with a Twist hits shelves on November 18th, just in time for those cozy, holiday get-togethers, and offers a variety of dishes for meat lovers and vegetarians alike, such as:

  • Herby Turkey Loaf for Thanksgiving —Loaded with flavor, texture, and nutrition, serve with a side of fresh cranberry sauce, and this favorite will soon become a staple on your plate.
  • Sassy Turkey Sausage —This zippy blend of turkey, spicy turkey sausage, and fragrant herbs and spices raises turkey to a new level.
  • The Mother Loaf® —This is where it all started—Cynthia’s mom’s “recipe,” — she created this version from memory, and it’s so good, it was featured on Food Network’s “Sugar High.”
  • The Father Loaf —If you’re going to have The Mother Loaf, you’ve got to have The Father Loaf. Add some barbecue sauce, and top with Cheesy Taters. Here’s to dads everywhere.
  • “No Buns About It Burger Loaf®”—What’s a meatloaf cookbook without a meatloaf that tastes just like an All-American, bacon-cheddar, cheeseburger?
  • The Falafel-ly Good Loaf— For those vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table, or holiday table!

This is such a fun cookbook, so I have arranged for one of my lucky readers to win a copy for themselves! Here’s what you need to do:

Additional Contest Rules:
This contest is open to US residents.

There is no cash value prize equivalent for this contest.

Winner will have 48 hours upon notification being sent to claim the prize, if winner does not respond within 48 hours, then the winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen.

101 Cozy Casseroles Giveaway!

Budget-friendly and easy to fix, hot and bubbly casseroles are a busy family’s dream come true. With most coming together in under an hour, a scrumptious, quick and filling meal is only minutes away with this new book from Gooseberry Patch, the latest addition to its bestselling photo cookbook series. Alongside each recipe is a tantalizing, full-color photo that is sure to get mouths watering and tastebuds tingling.

I will warn you.  If you weren’t hungry before you look at this cookbook, you can’t turn more than 5 pages without being starving.  The pictures are awesome.  The ingredients for all the recipes are easy to find.  You should have most in your pantry.  If not, you will easily find them in your local grocery store.  Some of my family’s favorite casseroles out of this cookbook include Johnny Marzetti, Zucchini Boats, Meatball Sub Casserole, and Taco Filled Pasta Shells.

Casseroles are the very definition of comfort food. They’re super-simple to prepare…just pop it in the oven and out comes a hearty dish the whole family will love. 101 Cozy Casseroles is packed with tried & true recipes that will have a scrumptious dinner on the table in a snap which is why I am giving away a copy!  Here’s what you need to do:

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