Are you looking for a cookbook to help you feed a crowd? From game day treats to church potlucks to family cook outs and Memorial Day grilling, Gooseberry Patch’s Game-Day Fan Fare (affiliate link) has you covered.
Now before we dig into all of the deliciousness, you have to know that my dear friends at GP sent me a copy of this lovely book and another copy for one of you lovely readers… and believe you me, you are going to want this one!
Which says a lot coming from this non- sports fan… GASP!
While I am not a sports fan, I am a cooking fan and this book did not disappoint. Truth be told, I was really surprised at how much I took to this book.
It starts out with Kick-Off Brunches where I found my from-now-on go-to Breakfast Pizza.
The entire family LOVED this recipe (coming soon to the blog) and it was so easy to make AND lighten up for my On the Lighter Side Series. I will be making this many a weekends to come I do believe.
Major League Munchies
The next section is full of all kinds of appetizers perfect for those Major League Munchies 😉 I am already planning to try the yummy Black Bean Salsa recipe and I am eyeing the Herbed Deviled Eggs as a solution to the dozen hard boiled Easter Eggs in my fridge begging for something to be done with them!
And, dude… there is a Bruschetta recipe in there that is totally calling my name.
Souper-Bowl Soups, Salads and Sandwiches
In the next section, Souper-Bowl Soups, Salads and Sandwiches, there is a fantastic Red Skin Potato Salad that will be making its way to my picnic table this summer. And currently, my fridge is brimming with the ingredients for an On the Lighter Side version of the Sensational Sausage and Kale Soup recipe- YUM! And, I may just have to save a splurge day and try out the Chicken Bacon Quesadilla recipe.
Slam-Dunk Mains and Sides
Slam-Dunk Mains and Sides is where we find Puddie’s favorite recipe we tried- Enchilada Lasagna.
This section also has a fantastic Chicken Wings 4 Ways recipe that gives you four different options for wing flavors- Buffalo, Tex Mex, Sweet & Spicy and Asian– that I am pretty sure I am going to use on chicken legs at my next cook out.
Touch Down Treats
The Touch Down Treats section is home to the Hoosier Cake that my fellow Early Bird Teammate Brandie from The Country Cook brought to my attention.
As a life-long Hoosier, I had never heard of this Oatmeal Raisin Cake with Brown Sugar Pecan Icing, however as I made this for our Easter gathering, the smell of the batter baking definitely reminded me of baking at Grandma’s house. And, although none of my family knew of such a cake either, it was a HUGE hit at Easter and my grandma was one of its biggest fans.
Stadium-Sized Recipes for a Crowd
In the last section of the cookbook, Stadium-Sized Recipes for a Crowd, you will find Miss Add’s favorite recipe in the book, Mini Pie Bites (recipe coming soon).
My little baker loved making all of these little pies for our Easter gathering. The best part was we could make various flavors so everyone could have their favorite pie flavor.
What a great collection of recipes! How would you like to win a copy of Gooseberry Patch’s Game-Day Fan Fare (affiliate link)?
We are simplifying giveaway entries to comments only (no Rafflecopter) now with two ways to enter.
1. Comment on the blog and let me know your favorite thing to fix for a crowd or potluck.
2. You can earn a bonus entry daily by pinning a recipe from this site to Pinterest and leaving a comment letting us know which recipe you pinned.
Winner will be chosen randomly after 11 PM on April 15, 2013. Winner will be notified by email and must respond within 48 hours. Cookbooks will only be shipped within the continental U.S.
More Ways to Win
The Gooseberry Patch Early Bird Reviewers are having a little fun with this review and giveaway. We have created teams to cheer each other on and give you more ways to win this fabulous cookbook– I told you it was AWESOME 😉
So head on over and check out my teammate Carmen’s giveaway post for another great glimpse of the book and chance to win and make sure you drop by Brandie’s for a great recipe and ANOTHER giveaway of this fantastic fan-fare book.
Edited to add: And now you can check out Team B’s recipes and giveaways too! Check out Kim’s post on Strawberry-Lemon Shortcake Bars and giveaway too!
Edited to add more current giveaways:
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