Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Garfield Recipes with Cattitude Cookbook Review

Meow! I always think of lasagna when I think of Garfield the cat. His favorite foods are clearly pasta, lotsa lasagna and pizza! Gooseberry Patch created a cookbook with over 230 recipes just to featured Garfield's favorite recipes!
I'm an Early Bird Reviewer for Gooseberry Patch. I love getting early sneak peeks at their cookbooks before they are for sale! This allows me to post a review of some of their recipes and offer one as a giveaway to one of you!

This cookbook is unlike any of their other cookbooks that I have reviewed. Instead of a particular food or event theme this book is based on a fat cats love of food! The dedication page states, "To fans of Gooseberry Patch and Garfield everywhere...brought together by a common love of yummy homestyle food!" You will find quite a few pizza and lasagna recipes in this book!

Below you will find a chapter by chapter review of some of my favorite recipes that I will try or have already tried.

Breakfast is Served...Time to Get Up!-Creamy Scrambled Eggs & Chives, Cheesy Scramblin' Pizza, Brown Sugar-Glazed Bacon, Cinnamon Sugar Mini Doughnuts (recipe coming soon), Kitchen Cafe Mocha (recipe soon), Upside-Down Apple Muffins, Lazy Cat Pancake, Breakfast Banana Split

First Lunch, Then a Catnap-Happy Burgers, 5 Alarm Chili, Lazy-Does-It Beefy Lasagna Soup, Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly, Baked Chili Fries, Horseradish Dill Pickles, Jim Davis (Garfield's creator) Spicy Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Pizza Sub

Snack Attack!-Garfield's Pizza Bites, Chef's Surprise Tangy Meatballs, Yummy Tuna Spread, Pizza Pretzel Nibblers, Peanut Butter People Chow, Pull-Apart Pizza Bread, Mexi-Corny Popcorn Shake, Pizzeria Popcorn Sprinkle, Chocolately Moo Cow Shake, Sweet Rainbow Popcorn

Lotsa Lasagna, Pasta & Pizza-Classic Lasagna, Bachelor Style Skillet Lasagna, Bow-Tie Lasagna, Emergency Lasagna, Creamy Chicken Lasagna, Ravioli & Meatballs Pronto, Upside-Down Pizzeria Pot Pie (making soon!), Hot Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Fresh Bruschetta Pizza, Cheesy White Pizza

It's Dinner Time...Now!- Delicious Drummies, Crispy Chicken Nuggets, Newfangled Tuna Penne Casserole, Chicken Chimies, Smoky Grilled Corn, Salad on a Stick (making soon), Mustard Glazed Carrots

Dinner is Over...What's For Dessert?-Garfield's Birthday is June 19th so pop back in to get his Golden Birthday Cake & Best Ever Bakery Frosting Recipes, Picnic Basket Cake, Luscious Strawberry Pie (post recipes in a few days), Frosty Butter Pecan Crunch Pie, Jumpin' Java Soda, Fizzy Milk Punch, Odie's Peppermint Bark

Animal Snacks- Garfield's Tuna Treats for real cats (we are making these) and Odie's Sit Up & Beg Biscuits for real dogs

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Chef's Surprise Tangy Meatballs (sub)

2 lb ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1 1/3 c. chili sauce, divided
1/2 c. grape jelly

In a large bowl, combine beef, eggs, salt, oats and 1/3 c. chili sauce. Mix well with your hands; form into one-inch balls. Place in an ungreased shallow 13"x9" baking pan. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes, until meatballs are browned; drain. 
Meanwhile, combine jelly and remaining sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until mixture is well blended. Add meatballs; simmer until heated through. Meatballs may be kept warm in a slow cooker while serving. Makes about 5 dozen. 

Kitchen Tips: These are great to make sub sandwiches. Make them ahead of time and wrap in aluminum foil to keep warm.
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Chocolatey Moo Cow Shake

2 c. milk
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
1 scoop chocolate ice cream
3 T. chocolate syrup
optional: crushed ice

Combine all ingredients except ice in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into 2 glass over ice, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Kitchen note- We crushed our ice with the shake.

(Photo by Anna)
The cookbook is full of Garfield cartoons, pictures, freezer meal and kitchen tips! Even Garfield has tips on how to cut calories and fat without giving up flavor! What a fun cookbook for teens, newlyweds, new moms and any Garfield fan! Never forget that that the four basic food groups are meat, vegetable, dairy and catsup.

(OVER) Want to win your own copy of this mouth-watering cookbook? I'm keeping this super easy for you to enter. Giveaway ends 6/7/13


  1. My favorite pasta recipe is:

    Very quick and easy!!

    I already subscribe ~ Kelley

  2. My brother really adores Garfield, this would be an excellent present for him!!:) My favourite pasta recipe is Japanese style pasta:

    The site has tons of recipes and is a really fun site to browse!:)

  3. Lasagna recipe:

  4. These are always great cookbooks and who doesn't love Garfield.

  5. tostada casserole

    1 15 oz can tomato sauce
    1 15 oz can refried beans
    1 pound ground beef
    packet of taco seasoning
    Shredded cheddar cheese (as much as you desire)
    Corn tortilla chips

    With seasonings added in, brown the ground beef. Set a 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce aside, and add the rest to the ground beef. Simmer until beef is tender, and in a separate container, mix the 1/2 cup tomato sauce with the beans. Next, layer the tortilla chips (crushed) on the bottom of an 8×8″ dish. Then add the ground beef, beans, and more chips on top. Put in stove at 350 degrees for 25 mins. Add cheese, and place back in stove until cheese is melted. Let cool for a few minutes, and enjoy!

  6. i subscribed to get your emails thanks

  7. shared on twitter

  8. greeneyesamytolley subscribed

  9. I love pizza casserole :
    1 pkg. noodles
    2 jars pizza sauce
    1 pkg. pepperoni- cut in half
    1 pound Italian sausage- cooked and crumbled
    1 cup shredded cheddar
    2 cups shredded mozzarella- divided

    Mix all but one cup of mozzarella together and pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. For the last 5-10 minutes add last cup of mozzarella to melt.

    Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.

  10. I am an email subscriber of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.

  11. My favorite pasta is just a good pasta salad with ham, cheese,veggies, and mayonnaise. Thanks for chance to win.

  12. I shared on Twitter.

  13. I shared on FB. Susan Brown Hatcher

  14. love chicken alfredo pizza

    pretty basic
    pizza crust of choice
    alfredo sauce in jar (easy)
    cooked chicken breast cubed
    green peppers
    moz. cheese

  15. tweeted giveaway

  16. My husband is Italian and this is his favorite pasta recipe that we make.

  17. current email subscriber

  18. My favorite pizza dough made in my breadmaker

    topped with fresh mozzarella and basil!

  19. NO DOUGH PIZZA!!!!!!! This one is a WINNER!!!!
    Gluten Free, Low Carb, Diabetic Friendly!!!!!!
    For when you absolutely want pizza but not all the carbs!!!!!!!

    1 (8 oz) package of full fat cream cheese, room temperature
    2 eggs
    1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

    1/2 cup pizza sauce
    1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    toppings - pepperoni, ham, sausage, mushrooms, peppers
    Garlic powder

    Preheat oven to 350.

    Lightly spay a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. With a handheld mixer, mix cream cheese, eggs,

    pepper, garlic powder and parmesan cheese until combined. Spread into baking dish. Bake for 12-15

    minutes, our until golden brown. Allow crust to cool for 10 minutes.

    Spread pizza sauce on crust. Top with cheese and toppings. Sprinkle pizza with garlic powder. Bake

    8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.

    Got this recipe from sharing Cheryl-Ann Porter's picture of recipe for this pizza on my FB page. It was delish!

  20. Would love this cookbook .. looks like a lot of good recipes.


  21. tweeted today

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  22. Here is my favorite lasagna recipe, it's very rich, so we don't have it often, but it's so yummy! --1st entry--

  23. 2nd entry for sharing recipe.

  24. Love a classic lasagna recipe, but can't wait to try all of them in the new Garfield cookbook.

  25. My favorite pizza recipe is French Bread Sausage Pizza.

  26. My favorite pasta recipe: Creamy Macaroni and Cheese by Paula Deen

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  28. Already an email subscriber -

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  29. I subscribed. Love your site. I really like the bachelors skillet lasagna recipe. My church group loves it for our monthly potlucks.

  30. I only like lasagna that I make myself. I boil the noodles. In a bowl I mix a 32 oz container of cottage cheese, a bag of (3 cups) mozzerella. I make my own sauce from a semi homemade recipe( mix can of spaghetti sauce, can of tomatoes, can of tomato sauce and 2 spoons of italian seasoning) layer the noodles, cheese mix and sauce. Bake 35 minutes at 400 degrees.

  31. One of my favorite pizza recipes is one I actually haven't tried yet! Funny thing is, I went to my Pinterest board to pull the recipe, and lo and behold (no joke) - it's YOURS!

    I really want to make this one!!

  32. My favorite pasta is a great meatballs & marinara from Cooks Country. Just subscribed to your newsletter (jmeinhardt).

  33. one of my favorite pasta recipes is the Mac and Cheese from Cooks Illustrated magazine. I made it a lot when we lived overseas and Kraft boxes were hard to find.

  34. sndaily subscribed

  35. cass699@hotmail.comFri Jun 07, 03:17:00 PM 2013

    I subscribed.

  36. My favorite Lasagna & LINK:

    I love all the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

  37. cheese stuffed shells

  38. I love this pizza.

  39. A very easy and yummy lasagna recipe comes from Kraft Foods - my favorite - even better than my homemade or my mother's (who is 100% Italian):

    Simply Lasagna
    1 lb. ground beef
    2-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
    1 container (15 oz.) POLLY-O Natural Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
    1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    1 egg, beaten
    1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
    1 cup water
    12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
    make it
    HEAT oven to 350°F.

    BROWN meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Meanwhile, mix 1-1/4 cups mozzarella, ricotta, 1/4 cup Parmesan, parsley and egg until blended.

    DRAIN meat; return to skillet. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Add 1 cup water to empty sauce jar; cover with lid and shake well. Add to meat mixture; stir until blended. Spread 1 cup meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; top with layers of 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup meat sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and cheeses. Cover with foil sprayed with cooking spray.

    BAKE 1 hour or until heated through, removing foil after 45 min. Let stand 15 min. before cutting to serve.

    I also subscribed - e-mail address begins with kathymay. thank you!

  40. With tomato season in full swing, I've been canning my own stewed tomatoes. They are wonderful to add to a pre-made spaghetti sauce for a chunkier sauce or just add on top the hot spaghetti.

  41. I had a cat named Peanut (RIP) who loved spaghetti sauce! He would smell when we ate something with spaghetti sauce and would literally sit and wait until we were finished so he could lick the plate clean.

  42. My favorite lasagna is a seafood lasagna from

  43. I shared the recipe on FB

  44. I subscribe to the newsletter: jendgrimm


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