Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Garfield...Recipes with Cattitude": Gooseberry Patch Review andGiveaway


 

You do remember Garfield, don't you? I am a fan from back in the day. I used to have a stuffed Garfield suction-cupped to the back window of my first car back in the late 80's. I hope I didn't reveal my age in that confession. And, while Garfield never really went out of style, he's back. He's current. He's in the kitchen. He's teamed up with Gooseberry Patch and written a cookbook, Garfield...Recipes with Cattitude!

Contrary to popular belief, Garfield is NOT a lazy cat. He's been busy developing, and definitely testing, recipes in these categories:
  • Breakfast is Served...Time to Get Up!
  • First Lunch, Then a Catnap
  • Snack Attack!
  • Lotsa Lasagna, Pasta and Pizza
  • It's Dinner Time...Now!!!
  • Dinner is Over...What's for Dessert?
     
In addition to the recipes, you'll be entertained by Garfield, John, and Odie graphics throughout the cookbook. The comic strips bring back happy memories for me. Those of you who know Garfield know what his favorite food is - lasagna! As you can see, there is a chapter dedicated to lasagna. There is a lasagna recipe to satisfy every Italian craving from traditional dishes such as Classic Lasagna, Bow-Tie Lasagna, and Cheesey Lasagna Rolls to updated versions such as Tex-Mex Chicken Lasagna and Creamy Chicken Lasagna.

Garfield has been known to eat a pizza or two...or three..so I chose to feature French Bread Sausage Pizza from the chapter, Lotsa Lasagna, Pasta and Pizza. My sons were in awe as I prepared this pizza. I guess I should make homemade pizza more often. They thought it was a sandwich and wanted a piece before I put it in the oven. I had to insist that they wait until it was cooked through. The pizza turned out perfect! My husband and sons quickly tore through it leaving nothing behind. It's definitely something I'm going to make again in the future.

French Bread Sausage Pizza
 
French Bread Sausage Pizza

1 loaf French bread
15-oz. can pizza sauce
1 lb. ground pork sausage, browned and drained
3-1/2 oz. pkg. sliced pepperoni
8-oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese

Cut loaf in half lengthwise. Place both halves on an ungreased baking sheet, cut-side up. Spread with sauce; top with sausage, pepperoni and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until golden and cheese melts. Slice to serve. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
 
My take: I added some diced red and green bell peppers because I already had some chopped up for another recipe. I also sprinkled on a little Italian seasonings before adding the cheese.


I think Garfield would approve.
 
Now, you know what's coming next. Do you want your own copy of this cookbook? You just have to have it! Whether you're a Gooseberry Patch fan, a Garfield fan, or both, you'll get a kick out of this cookbook. {Please allow a few moments for the widget to load.}

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Disclaimer: Gooseberry Patch provided me with a copy of this cookbook; however, the opinion expressed here is my own.


 
 

93 comments:

  1. I'd love to see a Dagwood cook book! I would totally buy it! It should have a huge sandwich section. :)

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  2. So many cartoon characters to choose from!! Hmmm...how about Snoopy!

    Sharry M. shysaver2@yahoo.com

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  3. I think Hello Kitty, she's so cute and the artist always has her doing such cute things

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  4. Smurfs, with all kinds of smurfy recipes!

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  5. Bugs Bunny b/cthey could make all kinds of carrot recipes. -LORI wifeofcop83@Yahoo.com

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  6. Would love to see Peanuts cartoon characters cook book...fun!

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  7. This French bread pizza looks really good! I think I might have to try that! Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. And Dennis the menace might be fun ...easy recipes for kids who are picky, and full of energy and mischief! :)

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  9. How about Shaggy from Scooby Doo? :) Cindy cinphil40@yahoo.com

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  10. The flintstones. I always wanted to try a brontosaurus burger.

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  11. I 2nd the Dagwood idea..,that would be great for Dad's too.

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  12. Would love to see Betty Hoop.

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  13. I'd like to see Dagwood and the Flintstones

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  14. I'm thinking a Flinstones theme since the Paleo diet is all the rage now.

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  15. Dagwood would be great. Now that one knew haw to eat!!

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  16. Would love this Book would be a nice Birthday present... Its the 17 th of May :)
    Looks great :)

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  17. Gotta have it .........
    Gloria @gm3@shaw.ca

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  18. Well, if Garfield can have his own cookbook, then by all means, Odie should have one also!!!

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  19. Well,if Garfield can have his own cookbook, then by all means Odie should have one also!!!

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  20. Blondie - after all, she is a caterer...

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  21. I would love this Garfield cookbook to give to my daughter, she was born premature, she ha a stuffed Garfield in her incubator/ she only weight 3 lbs.sh grew up loving Garfield. now she will be turning 30 0n June 5th. this would be an awesome gift to give her along with her Garfield she had at birth. so yes Id love to win this cookbook.

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  22. I want a Peanuts cookbook! They are loved by so many!

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  23. I second a Dagwood book! All Sammies!

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  24. You've made my day... twice!! First of all, thanks for the blog comment about the creme brulee. I've sort of forgotten about that one, but I think it's high time we made it again. I really appreciate the comment.

    And second, Garfield!! Sounds like we may be the same age, I had one of those suction cup Garfield's too, but mine was cupped to my bathroom mirror. LOVE Garfield and his humor. And yes, I'm absolutely certain he would approve of your pizza!! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face!!

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  25. I think Blondie would be great...or the Peanuts Gang...or Tom and Jerry!!!

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  26. I think it would be so cute to see Strawberry Shortcake team up with Gooseberry Patch to make a berry themed cookbook! Cute, huh?

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  27. MAYBE PEANUTS WOULD BE NEAT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  28. You just have to have a Scooby-Doo & Shaggy version!

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  29. Shared and commented!!!

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  30. What about Porky Pig?? Thanks for chance to win.

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  31. cabbage patch kids... they used to be a cartoon for a very short time.

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  32. My husband would just love this cookbook!

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  33. Maybe Popeye?

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

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  34. Flintstones! Talk about paleo...:)

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  35. I just handed down my "stuffed Garfield suction-cupped to the back window" to my son! He has a Garfield colored car (orange ? pumpkin? colored) and it looks great! But now I feel old! *sniffle*

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  36. Road runner?

    eric s.

    babyfacezxzx(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. I think the concept is super cute and I love Garfield!

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  38. How about the kings of the munchies...Scooby Doo and Shaggy? =]

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  39. Scooby and shaggy:) good luck everyone!

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  40. cookie monster's cookie jar cookbook would be cool :D

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  41. looking forward to trying new recipes

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  42. A Hannah Barbara cookbook, with all of the classic characters. :D

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  43. A Hannah Barabara cookbook, with all of the classic characters. :D

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  44. Snoppy and the peanuts crew!!

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  45. I think Hello Kitty should do a dessert cookbook and everything should be cute and fluffy.

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  46. Me and my daughter Kenda would love to see a Scooby Doo cookbook, he loves food, we love food and we love making it together!

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  47. Just about any Disney character would be great as well........we would love them all.

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  48. Can't wait to see what Garfield cooked up for us

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  49. Hmmm I think Garfield was perfect. He has alway been my fave cartoon character!

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  50. Strawberry Shortcake

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  51. Calvin and Hobbes! Those would be some intresting monster creations!

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  52. you should have something with maybe one of the princess from disney and also shrek and his family he is a really big hit. kids would love to see him on diffret.. food items :)i would by them i just got the kid friendly recipes in the mail its pretty nice im in wa love the diffrent ideas

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  53. dagwood would be great

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  54. Thanks for the chance Love it.

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  55. the Flintstones or Charlie Brown

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  56. Would love to see Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner!!!^_^

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  57. I would like to see Miss Piggy

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  58. I would like to see one with Marge Simpson.

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  59. I think Scooby Doo and the gang. They are still as popular as ever and boy do Shaggy and Scooby love to eat, probably even more than Garfield!

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  60. I think Scooby Doo and the gang! They are still extremely popular and Shaggy and Scooby sure love to eat, probably even more than Garfield!

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  61. Peppermint Patty!!!!!

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  62. Flinstones could be grand also!! Imagin the ribs!!

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  63. I would love to see Charlie Brown & the rest of the peanuts gang

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  64. Strawberry Shortcake!

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  65. I loved Garfield growing up, and my daughter loves the cartoons now. What a fun cookbook!

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  66. Pick me Please

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  67. Bakey Smurf-he was always putting pies in his window and baking cakes :)

    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  68. I'd love to see Mickey Mouse and Minnie have a cookbook!

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  69. Mickey and Minnie. My kids love them!!

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  70. Minnie Mouse and Daffy Duck!

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  71. Minnie Mouse and Daffy Duck

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  72. Sponge Bob is one I'd like to see.

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