Saturday, June 8, 2013

Garfield....Recipes with Cattitude!

I was asked to do a review on Gooseberry Patch's newest cookbook, Garfield...Recipes with Cattitude! I was so excited! I LOVE Garfield. He's my favorite cat! We have a lot in common, we both love good food.

The hardest part, choosing the recipes to make. That is always the hard part, GBP cookbooks have so many yummy, easy recipes, and this book is no different.

I chose 4 recipes to review...however, I could have kept going.

The first recipe I made was Garfield's Pizza Bites. Emily came home from school and she loved having these to snack on. I will admit, I snuck a few before the bus came. ;)

Garfield's Pizza Bites
8-oz. tube refrigerated crescent rolls
1/3 c. pizza sauce
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
16 slices pepperoni
1/3 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Unroll rolls but do not separate, press perforations to seal. Spread pizza sauce evenly over rolls, leaving a one-inch border. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Roll up dough jelly-roll style, starting with one short edge.Cut into 16 slices. Place slices, cut side down, on a greased baking sheet. Top each slice with one pepperoni slice and one teaspoon mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes, until edges are golden and cheese is melted. Serve warm. Serves 6-8.
Hawaiian Pizza Sub
11-oz. tube refrigerated crusty French loaf
2 T. oil
1 t. Italian seasoning
1/4 t. garlic powder
8-oz. can pizza sauce, divided
1/3 lb. sliced deli ham
8-oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Place loaf seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Cut slashes on top, about 1/2 inche deep. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until golden; remove from oven. Combine oil, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in a small bowl; brush over hot loaf. Let loaf cool for 10 minutes; slice in half horizontally. Hollow out bottom half of loaf, leaving a 1/4 inch shell. Spread bottom half with 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce. Layer with ham, pineapple, cheese and top half of loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for and additional 6-8 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining pizza sauce. Serves 4-6.
Creamy Salmon Manicotti
8 manicotti pasta shells, uncooked
2 5-oz. pkgs. pink salmon, flaked
16-oz. container ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
15-oz. jar Alfredo sauce
Garnish: dill weed
Cook manicotti shells according to package directions, drain. Meanwhile, remove any bones or skin from salmon. In a bowl, combine salmon, ricotta cheese and egg; mix well. Spoon mixture into shells. Arrange shells in a lightly greased 11x9 inch baking pan. Spoon any extra filling around shells. Top with Alfredo sauce; sprinkle with dill weed. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until heated through. Serves 4.
*I spooned the filling into a Zip-Loc bag, cut a corner from the bottom, and squirted the filling into the manicotti shells. Easy, and very little mess!
Farmers' Market Fettuccine
12-oz. pkg. fettuccine pasta, uncooked
1/2 c. creamy Italian salad dressing
1 c. broccoli flowerets, cut into bite-size pieces
1 c. zucchini, sliced
1 c. red pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/2 t. dried basil
1/2 c. butter
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 c. sliced mushrooms
Garnish: Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss warm pasta with salad dressing; stir to coat and set aside. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat; cook broccoli, zucchini, onion and basil in butter until tender. Stir in tomatoes and mushrooms; cook just until heated through. Toss vegetable mixture with pasta mixture. Garnish with cheese. Serves 6.
Who would like to win this cookbook?
It's easy to enter! Leave a comment to this review post, along with a way to contact you if you win.
I also want to know, who is your favorite
Garfield comic strip character?
I do love Garfield, but I have a soft spot for Odie too! :)
Giveaway starts today, June 8th and ends on June 29th at 9 p.m.
Good Luck!!


Anne Lewis said...

I love Odie. He never lets anything bother him.

Anonymous said...

Love Odie, Recipes all sound really good!
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purrfectjewel said...

Garfield is my favorite...he doesn't let anything deter him.

Cheri Moses said...

I love Odie. I can be contacted at

purrfectjewel said...

oops, my email is

Anonymous said...

Of course my fave is Garfield, he loves my fave food "LASAGNA"!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

my favorite has to be Odie!!!

lisa shifrin bridges on facebook said...

We have catattude at my house love Garfield! said...

I love all the characters but my fav is Nermal :-)

Daisy Gordon Low said...

Garfield's Pizza Bites ~

Dawn Endres said...

I Love Garfield Because He Is A Lasagna-Loving, Dog-Punting, Monday-Hating... Fat-Cat! :)

Anonymous said...

I Love Garfield But My Fave Odie

Anonymous said...

I love Garfield! He has always been my favorite.

Ann said...

I love Garfield. The other characters are great but Garfield has charisma!

Connie Moore said...

Why Garfield Of Course.:)

Ruth said...


staci said...

Garfield is sassy and straight forward just like me, so he is my favorite! Has been for years. But, his bear Pooky is also a favorite. There to comfort.

Lynne said...

Hi Renae-

If I have to choose I guess my Fav would have to be Odie! Maybe it's the dog lover in me?!?

The recipes you chose look wonderful!

SO did you have a favorite out of what you made?

Lynne from GLU

Amy C said...

Garfield, of course!! My daughter loves to watch him in the mornings.
campbellamyd at gmail dot com

apple blossom said...

we are dog lovers but I do love Garfield.

thanks for chance to win this

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Gotta love lasagna and Garfield!

Anonymous said...


Linda M said...

Garfield is the best! Then there is Odie!

Amy said...

I like Garfield because he's funny, but there's something about Odie ... I think I feel bad for him because Garfield's so mean!

Lisa Ramby said...

garfield! i love you!

nancy roda said...

Garfield is my favorite. I also relate to John as I have a dog and a cat ...I never know what they are up to. Thanks for the preview recipes.

Anonymous said...

I have loved Garfield since the first time I saw him and I would love to have a copy of this cookbook to add to my collection! He is an original and I love him!

Homestead Hopes said...

Garfield! Love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks & collect them but only have a few so far. Could use this one in my collection!

Tammy Freeman said...

This would be an amazing addition to my oh so many recipe books...I'd love to win it!!! I love me some Garfield...The fat cat with an attitude!!!

Anonymous said...

The pizza bites sound very yummy and an easy afternoon snack. Odie of course! My email is

Gerri said...

Looks so yummy.. it's the cats meow
Garfield is the best... love his attitude

Jen D. said...

My favorite character is Jon...he is just so pathetic and I love his reactions. My email is

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