Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude Giveaway!

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 10.36.58 AM

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
 
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

SONY DSC

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:

Refresh Wine Giveaway! #WineOverIce

IMG_2531

I’m slowly starting reviewing wine. That’s why I was glad to try Refresh Wine. I was able to bring it to a birthday party, so I got a few people’s thoughts about this wine. The first thing I have to tell you is that Refresh Wine got 2 thumbs up from everybody.

IMG_2532

Refresh by Turning Leaf comes in four light, refreshing wine options: Crisp White, Red Moscato, Moscato and Pink Moscato. All are $8. (Love how affordable these are!) These slightly fizzy wines are best served chilled, over ice, with a slice of orange or lime. They are also excellent with birthday cake. Refresh is a great option if you’re looking for something fizzier than still wine, less filling than beer or lighter than a cocktail.

IMG_2533

Since this is not like your typical wine, we had the grandma’s trying this. My SIL’s mom may have gotten a buzz, and she never drinks wine at parties! That’s how much these Refresh Wines were a hit! I too don’t drink a lot of wine, and I love these too! I may have had 3 glasses that night myself!

I also am “Refreshing It Forward” to a reader and friend. Her name is Samantha, and she blogs over at The Peanuts Gang. She just moved into a new house and what a great housewarming gift. Plus, who can’t use a bottle of wine while moving with a 4 year old and a 2 year old (and let’s not even talk about the fact that she also works and blogs!). She’s also just a great friend who deserves it.

You all are my friend too! That is why I have arranged for one lucky reader to win a “Wine Over Ice” kit valued at $50. The gift pack will include a gift card that the winner can use to purchase Refresh. The gift pack will also include additional items to help you enjoy Refresh anytime. Here’s what you need to do:

Refresh Wine Giveaway

Dexas Giveaway!

I love Dexas products.  We’ve been using them for years here, and they just do what they are suppose to.  They last.  I don’t ask much more out of my kitchen stuff than that.  I have several products I want to tell you about, and I’m giving away a Dexas prize pack to one lucky reader!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.41.54 PMThe Chop & Scoop cutting board has an innovative design ideal for cutting juicy fruits and vegetables. The curved edges keep juices contained, and the unique shape and grip handle make it easy to chop, lift, and scoop foods into pans and bowl. It is made with 100% virgin polypropylene.  This cutting board is non-stick, non-absorbent, odor resistant and will not dull knives.  Best of all, it is dishwasher safe!

I love this cutting board.  For my house, it is the perfect size.  Besides using it to cut fruits and vegetables, it is the perfect size for grilling outdoors.  Granted, that’s not a cutting board use, but I love products that can be used for many things.  Bill’s grilled hamburgers many times, and we used this to bring the burgers back in the house!  I really like this and can only recommend it!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.48.00 PMI absolutely love this KlipScoops. These scoops literally help with your portion control. The pre-measured volume helps avoid overfeeding! The attached clip allows you to seal your pet food or bag of chips depending on how you are using it. They collapse flat for storage savings and while using as clip. These too are dishwasher-safe.

As someone who is watching her weight, I love these. They allow me to snack while still maintaining my weight loss. They come in 1/2 cup, 1 cup, and 2 cup varieties, so there are many things you can use them on and with! I do think they are pretty sweet.

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.53.45 PMThese Salad Hands are ideal for tossing, scooping, and serving salads, pasta, and more! These uniquely designed salad hands with rubber grip handles keep hands from slipping into the bowl. They are non-porous & non-absorbent and made from a durable poly with grip handles. Best of all, they are dishwasher-safe & food safe.

As somebody who eats salads daily, I love this! It beats using my hands to get my lettuce out! It also works super great for parties!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.56.51 PMThis generous size 5 quart salad bowl has a color accent non-slip grip handle and non-skid base. It sets a beautiful complement to salad and pastas. This too is dishwasher safe.

Love this product. I love that I can use it both for salads or chips! It is truly an all purpose bowl especially when you add the Klipkup. It is just the perfect size for so many things! Its great for chips at home with your family or for a party.

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 10.01.09 PM The Klipkup is awesome. It has a 8oz./1 Cup capacity, and its sturdy clip securely attaches to most bowls and serveware. It is perfect for dips, salsa, salad fixings, ice cream toppings, and much more! It has a stainless Steel spring, is made of safe ABS, and best of all, is dishwasher safe.

Love this! It is the perfect size!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 10.11.26 PMTurbo Fan Salad Spinner is an in sink salad spinner with turbo fan air dryer. Unlike conventional salad spinners that use centrifugal force only, the DEXAS turbo fan spinner also adds large volumes of air to actually blow water off greens and vegetables. The DEXAS Turbo Fan lever spinning handle gears up to high speed quickly and effortlessly engaging the fan with every spin cycle to pull air in and push water out of the basket.

Now, you have to use this in your sink or you will have water everywhere. My only complaint is that I have to transfer my lettuce out of here to store. However, it definitely performs as advertised! Your lettuce definitely comes out dryer, and it is easy to take apart to throw into the dishwasher.

Like I said, Dexas just has so many great products which is why I am giving away a Dexas Prize Pack. Now, I know that all of you can’t win, so I have arranged for you to get free shipping if you order from Dexas. Just use promo code lisacooking! Here’s what you need to do to win:

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.