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:

Cooking Planit Spices Giveaway Valued At Over $100!


As many of your know, I have been working with Cooking PlanIt for quite a while now.  I love helping out a company that I actually use.  This blog is all about making cooking easier for busy moms (hence my simple directions and not too many ingredient recipes.)  I also love that they love all of you guys as much as I do.  They want to make your lives easier too when you are cooking for your families!

Since its my birthday next week, I thought I’d work with them to give one lucky reader of mine an awesome present — How would you like a chance to win an awesome Cooking Planit spice set that includes 26 of the most commonly used spices that has a retail value of over $100? Now, what if I told you that you will have 50 chances to win?

What’s included in the spice set? Here are the top 26 spices every kitchen should have:

  • Ground Cumin
  • Basil
  • Saigon Cinnamon
  • Bay Leaves
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Thyme
  • Garlic Powder
  • Mediterranean
  • Oregano
  • Onion Powder
  • Rosemary
  • Nutmeg Powder
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Coriander Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Ground Cloves
  • Chinese Five Spice
  • Turmeric
  • Curry Powder
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pepper
  • Cardamon Powder
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Allspice Powder
  • Hill Country Chili
  • Powder
  • Ginger Root Powder
  • Manzanillo Mexico
  • Seasoning

Here are the 49 other blogs offering this giveaway too, so make sure you enter them all!

2013 Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway Participants

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1 3/6/13 3/12/13 Sophistishe Field and Feast
2 3/7/13 3/13/13 The Wicked Noodle The Cooking Planit Blog
3 3/8/13 3/14/13 The Aliso Kitchen Slow Down & Savor
4 3/9/13 3/15/13 Chicago Foodie Sisters Jessiker Bakes
5 3/10/13 3/16/13 My Happily Ever After the End The Food Yenta
6 3/11/13 3/17/13 Notes from Maggie’s Farm Food Fash
7 3/12/13 3/18/13 My Kitchen Addictions What Jew Wanna Eat
8 3/13/13 3/19/13 Bite Sized Blog Nicole’s Nickels
9 3/14/13 3/20/13 A Busy Mom of Two Food Squeeze
10 3/15/13 3/21/13 Kasey’s Kitchen Kitchen Concoctions
11 3/16/13 3/22/13 Daily Ups & Pounds Lisa Cooking
12 3/17/13 3/23/13 Ditch the Box Huppie Mama
13 3/18/13 3/24/13 Hungry Hutch Food Fetish
14 3/19/13 3/25/13 Cook the Blog Three Diets. One Dinner
15 3/20/13 3/26/13 Sugarfoot Eats Gear Live
16 3/21/13 3/27/13 CopyKat Recipes The Mouthy Housewives
17 3/22/13 3/28/13 Burnt Apple The Butterfly Mom
18 3/23/13 3/29/13 The Mama Report Ancestral Chef
19 3/24/13 3/30/13 A Food Centric Life We Like To Cook
20 3/25/13 3/31/13 Dixie Chik Cooks Baby Boomster
21 3/26/13 4/1/13 Unorganized Mommy of 3 Much Ado About Fooding
22 3/27/13 4/2/13 Better with Butter The Primlani Kitichen
23 3/28/13 4/3/13 Mother Would Know California Country Gal
24 3/29/13 4/4/13 Yi Reservation NY Foodgasm
25 3/30/13 4/5/13 ME Redone Creative Cullinary

So without further ado, 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.

I did not receive any compensation for this post except the prize for the giveaway winner.  All opinions remain my own.


Thanksgiving Sides

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Sweet Potato Cauliflower Mash [paleo]

Spiced with paprika and pureed with cauliflower, this dish is a great accompaniment to any dinner.
[recipe created by Brittanie Duncan, from Three Diets. One Dinner.] 

Cooking Planit Recipe: Sweet Potato Cauliflower Mash, Alternative Thanksgiving

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  • Cauliflower – 1 Cup
  • Sweet Potatoes – 1 Pound
  • Butter, Grass-Fed – 1 Tablespoon
  • Coconut Milk, Unsweetened – 3 Tablespoon
  • Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Garlic Powder – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Paprika – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 Tablespoons
  • Balsamic Syrup – 2 Tablespoons


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into 1 inch pieces. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Trim the cauliflower florets and some of the stalk to measure the indicated amount.


  1. Place the pot of sweet potatoes over high heat. Proceed with next step as water comes to a boil.
  2. Once water is boiling, cook sweet potatoes until they are almost fork-tender, about 8-10 minutes. After that, add the cauliflower florets and stalks and cook until both veggies are fork-tender, another 3-5 minutes.
  3. Once sweet potatoes and cauliflower have been strained, return them to the pot. Add butter, coconut milk, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth.
  4. Transfer the sweet potato cauliflower mash to a serving bowl or dinner plates. Serve warm!