Sunday, April 7, 2013

"Game-Day Fan Fare": Gooseberry Patch Review, Recipe, and Giveaway

Game-Day Fan Fare: Over 240 recipes, plus tips and inspiration to make sure your game-day celebration is a home run!
Game-Day Fan Fare
from Gooseberry Patch
 
Yes! A new Gooseberry Patch cookbook has been released! It's always an exciting time around the McCallie household when a new Gooseberry Patch cookbook lands on the doorstep. This cookbook, Game-Day Fan Fare, is one that you're going to love!

I think party food should be its own food group. It's my favorite kind of food to munch on. If your family is big on tailgating or just hanging out around the television in your own home, you'll find plenty of recipes to make the next game the best game.

The cookbook is divided into six chapters: Kick-Off Brunches, Major League Munchies, Souper-Bowl Soups, Salads and Sandwiches, Slam-Dunk Mains and Sides, Touchdown Treats, and Stadium-Sized Recipes for a Crowd. I have a whole list of recipes that I plan to add to my family's party food rotation: Chase & Brady's Bacon Puffs, Herbed Deviled Eggs, Cajun Boiled Peanuts, Charlie's Steakhouse Cheese Spread, Pizza Muffins, and Red Devil Franks.

Do you have to be a sports fan to appreciate these recipes? No! Although the cookbook has a sports theme, it includes recipes that appeal to all of those Gooseberry Patch fans out there. From recipes like Mashed Potato Salad to Baked Sweet-and-Sour Chicken, you'll find recipes that will put a meal on your table any night of the week. I chose to highlight a recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars.
 
 
 
Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars
 
Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars
Submitted by Coleen Lambert
Luxemberg, WI

2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. powdered sugar
3/4 tsp. lemon zest, divided
3/4 c. chilled butter
2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 c. strawberry preserves

In a bowl, stir together flour, powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest. Cut in butter with two forks until coarse crumbs form. Press flour mixture into an ungreased 13"x9" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool completely. Meanwhile, beat together cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just blended. Beat in lemon juice and remaining zest. Spread preserves over cooled crust. Spread cream cheese mixture over preserves, spreading to edges of pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until set. Cool for one hour on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 4 to 8 hours. Slice into bars to serve. Makes 14 to 16 bars.

 
Bonus preview recipe, Loaded Deviled Eggs, submitted by me and included in the cookbook on page 43 under Major League Munchies.

 
***GIVEAWAY***
Now, here comes the fun part! Would you like to win your very own copy of Game-Day Fan Fare? Here are the rules.
  • The giveaway is open to my blog, Facebook, and Twitter followers. You may follow me here through Google Friend Connect, Network Blogs, Twitter (@wellseasondlife), or on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wellseasonedlife.
  • In the comment section below, let me know that you're interested in winning the cookbook and leave an e-mail address where I can reach you if you're the winner.
  • If you do follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter, you may earn an extra entry by letting me know in a separate comment on this page. So, one comment as a blog follower + one comment as a Facebook follower + one comment as a Twitter follower = THREE chances to win!!! 

My Entry Deadline: 
April 21, 2013
Good luck!
 
 
Here are some other Early Bird reviews, recipes, and giveaways. Stop by and say hello!
{Keep checking back as more reviews/giveaways are added throughout April.}
 
Team A {for Awesome}
 
Team B {for the Best}
 
 
Disclaimer: Gooseberry Patch provided me with review and giveaway copies; however, the opinion expressed here is my own.

73 comments:

  1. I follow via GFC

    I would love to win. I love to find great new recipes.


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  2. Would love this! I'm a follower on Facebook
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  4. We love sports at our house, so this cookbook would be a welcome addition!

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  5. I follow on Facebook!

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  6. Also follow on Twitter!

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  7. I'd love to win.

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  8. Also a FB follower!

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  9. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Also love your blog!
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  10. I'm also a FB follower!
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  11. I would love to win this cookbook! Lynnette ( Nettie) Moore

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  12. I am following you on facebook!Nettie

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  13. Here is my email, nettiemoore11@gmail.com

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  14. I am following you on GFC, Lynnette ( Nettie) Moore, Moore Or Less Cooking

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  15. I am following you on Networked Blogs, Lynnette ( nettie ) Moore

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  16. I am following you on Twitter, Lynnette (Nettie) Moore

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  17. I follow you on FB. Susan Brown Hatcher on FB.

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  21. Follow you on twitter.~Amy
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  23. I'm a big fan of Gooseberry Patch! Would love to win the new cookbook! My email address is rrbinns@q.com.

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  24. Love to find new recipes and try them out. Would love your cookbook purplebon@hotmail.com

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  25. Your blog is wonderful, and am head-over-heels thrilled that you shared this recipe - it's scheduled to be our "Family Teatime" this coming Sunday. With 2 teens and now 1 adult child, I would so treasure winning this cookbook! Blessings for your week! Dori pdvanw2@gmail.com

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  26. I follow you on facebook. Love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Would make a nice addition to my collection. gabbyrose1968@hotmail.com

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  27. I would love your new Gooseberry Patch cookbook. I am an avid sports fan and love to add new tailgating recipes to our football get-togethers. :) jsjobes@gmail.com

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  28. I am a cookbook collector. I love cookbooks because you can always find great recipes from everywhere. My email address is Martha.winders58@gmail.com.

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  29. love food and sports they go together

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  30. I would love to win this cookbook to go along with my other Gooseberry Patch books. I have been seeing some yummy recpies from the book and would love to check out the rest.

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  31. I follow you on Facebook.

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  32. Love this strawbeery shortcake recipe Can't wait to try more recipes like this.. Following them all on facebook

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  34. I follow you on Facebook! And I love all the Gooseberry patch cookbooks!!

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  35. You are my first food blogger I have followed and I like what I see! Laura -and suiter4kids@gmail.com

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  36. Do I need another cookbook? Probably not. Do I want another cookbook? Of course. Those bars look yummy! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win. rkjbfarms@gmail.com

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  37. I would love this cookbook - I use several Gooseberry cookbooks at home and love everything out of them!

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  38. I would love to win this cookbook. I have already pinned several recipes from other blogs about it. christyc2193@gmail.com

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  39. Tailgating Saturdays are my favorite days of the year! I would love to win this cookbook!


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  42. I follow you on FB

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  44. I love Gooseberry Patch. I would really like to have some good recipes for game days when everyone gets together. pittman@stic.net

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  50. I would love a gooseberry patch cookbook to add to my collection. My email is elaine@me4jc.com

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  52. Iam a very big fan of the Gooseberry Books and all the blogs and people associated with them....they are so full of Americana and love for other people and their cultures... I would love to win this so I can pass it on as a gift to someone else.......and introduce them to Gooseberry.....thanks....Judy mrsfwc82@yahoo.com

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  53. I would love to receive the GAME-DAY Fan Fare cookbook!
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  54. I would love to win this cookbook.I collect cook books,and would love to have this one.
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  55. I follow you on Facebook
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  56. I follow you on twitter.
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  57. I would love to have this wonderful cookbook, it reminds me of my grandmothers great cooking
    thanks for the memories
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  58. I would love to win - big SEC football & NASCAR fan so it would be a great book to have. Thanks for the chance. andmelhodge@aol.com

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  60. just love all your cookbook, love the great recipes you have, so easy to make and my son and husband would love it too.
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  61. maryleigh7@aol.comApril 20, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    this book looks awesome!! would soo enjoy it!!! thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win! Maryleigh7@aol.com

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  62. I would love to win the Game-Day Fan Fare cookbook my email is tammydee76@yahoo.com

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  63. I would love to receive the GAME-DAY Fan Fare cookbook! I follow you on Facebook too! tammydee76@yahoo.com

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  64. I enjoy your updates through Facebook.
    I only have a few GB Patch cookbooks, but my family loves the recipes, so I would like to add some new ideas to our family time!
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  66. I would love to win the Game Day Fan Fare cookbook. I follow via Facebook

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  67. I am SO excited at the chance to win the cookbook... I bake with my two grand children to share "QUALITY" time with them and this would be fantastic!! Thank You for sharing the opportunity to win! kleells@yahoo.com...

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  68. I love to cook and love your recipes also collect cook books, would love to win one. prettybabymary458@gmail.com i follow u on facebook

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