Everyday Mom's Meals: Take A Cheesy Dip {A Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway}
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Take A Cheesy Dip {A Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway}

It doesn't take much to excite me. As I get older, the little things are what I find the most enjoyment in. And one on the top of the list is getting an envelope or package in the mail from my great friends at Gooseberry Patch.

From getting notified that another of my recipes is going to be published in one of their fabulous cookbooks, to having the honor of reviewing their newest publication, my relationship with the wonderful folks of Gooseberry is one of the things I'm most proud of in my blogging career.

And this time, I have a fun filled, yummy food packed cookbook to introduce you to: Game- Day Fan Fare. If you are sports fanatics like we are, then you are probably always looking for delicious game day fare; but even if you aren't, you will still find such an array of easy, tasty recipes to choose from, you will want to make them any day of the week!

I actually chose a new appetizer to try this time, and I debuted it for my family over Memorial Day weekend when we were packing up the car for a family picnic. We were headed about an hour north of our house to this fabulous "off the beaten path" park that has a wonderful playground for an afternoon full of fun in the sun, with of course, a picnic basket of favorites.

I also love the story that comes with this dish. The reader who submitted it tells of a steakhouse in Massachusetts, that was loved but went out of business. This was the dip they served to people while waiting for their meals to be served. The mother of the lady who gave it to Gooseberry had gotten the recipe from the restaurant back in the 1940's. I not only love the history that comes with that story, but the ability to recreate a restaurant favorite at home. You know how much of that I do with our favorite restaurant dishes too!

It was the perfect new offering to our regular picnic flare. I served it with crackers, but we found it was just as yummy with vegetable dippers too! However you serve it, it will become a new favorite at home or for parties, I'm sure!

Charlie's Steakhouse Cheese Spread 
Submitted by Barb Henderson, Everton, AR, Page 48
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 TBS onion, minced
1 1/2 tsp. ketchup
1 1/2 tsp. sour cream
2 TBS sweet pickle relish
3 green olives with pimentos, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Serve with veggies or crackers.
*NOTE* I put all ingredients in a food processor and pulsed until creamy and smooth. I also added a dash more Worcestershire sauce and garnished with extra olives.


Shared on Make Ahead Meals June 10, 2013
Shared on Mandy's Recipe Box June 11, 2013
Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain June 12, 2013
Shared on The Country Cook June 14, 2013


****GIVEAWAY****


Rules:
1. This contest is open to US Residents 18 and older ONLY.

2. The winner will be chosen by Random.org 

3. The winner will be notified by email and Facebook. He/she will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

4. When leaving comments for entries, they MUST BE SEPARATE ones AND include an email address so it's easy for me to find the winner. If entries are together, it will only count as (1) and if no email, entry will not be considered.

5. If any of the extra entries are items you are already doing, please just remind me!

6. Contest Ends: Monday June 24, 2013 12am EST

One Lucky Winner Will Receive

(1) Game-Day Fan Fare Cookbook



Mandatory Entry:
1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite game day food.

Extra Entries:

1. Follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter. Leave a comment saying you've done so.

2. Become a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook. Leave a comment when you've done so.

3. Follow EMM on Twitter. Leave a comment when you are.

4. Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment.


That makes up to 5 entries per person!!!

Good Luck!


Disclaimer: I was provided with 2 cookbooks for this review. One to keep, one to giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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64 comments:

Susan Broughton said...

My favorite game day food would be either chicken wings, sliders or several kinds of dips.
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Susan Broughton said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook susan.elliottbroughton sbroughton61@yahoo.com

Susan Broughton said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter @susanbroughton5 sbroughton61@yahoo.com

Susan Broughton said...

I follow EMM on Twitter @susanbroughton5 sbroughton61@yahoo.com

Susan Broughton said...

I follow EMM on Pinterest susanelaineb1 sbroughton61@yahoo.com

I Play Outside The Box said...

Our family favorite game day treat is a cheese dip.

Doris Henson
freeatlast@comporium.net

I Play Outside The Box said...

I already follow Gooseberry on Facebook.

Doris Henson
freeatlast@comporium.net

I Play Outside The Box said...

I already follow you on Pinterest.

Doris Henson
freeatlast@comporium.net

I Play Outside The Box said...

Following Gooseberry on twitter.

Doris Henson
freeatlast@comporium.net

Angela said...

My favorite game day food is bbq smokey's in the crock pot....mmmm Love 'em

Angela said...

I follow EMM on Pinterest - poppprincess2

Angela Popp
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Angela said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter

Angela Popp
poppprincess2@gmail.com

Angela said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

Angela Popp
poppprincess2@gmail.com

Angela said...

I tried my very best to follow you on Twitter (I think I do already b/c I recall seeing your posts) but for whatever reason even hitting your twitter button won't take me to your page or anything so if I win with this entry just move to the next person because I even tried to go through another blogger who mentioned you on twitter and scrolled through her 1,000+ people people she follows and never found your name:( Sorry but I really tried...thanks for the opportunity!

Krista said...

@Angela: I'm sorry you're having so much trouble. Both the button on the sidebar and the link above are both taking me right over to my profile, so I'm not sure what's going on. But here is the link also, maybe that will help. Thanks for trying so hard.

https://twitter.com/everydaymomsmls

I Play Outside The Box said...

Now I'm following you on twitter....thanks for the link.
Have a great day!! :-)


Doris Henson
freeatlast@comporium.net

apple blossom said...

love BBQ smokies


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apple blossom said...

Follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter.
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook.
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

Follow EMM on Twitter
@1apple_blossom


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apple blossom said...

Follow me on Pinterest
http://pinterest.com/1appleblossom/


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Margaret said...

Our favorite game day food is smokie links slit down the center, stuff with a little cheese and wrapped in a crescent roll.

Margaret said...

I follow you on twitter.

Margaret said...

I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

Andrea said...

I love wings. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Andrea said...

I am a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Andrea said...

I am a pinterest follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Carol Y said...

I follow EMM on Pinterest carolyemola@hotmail.com

Carol Y said...

My favorite gameday food is pizza! carolyemola@hotmail.com

Carol Y said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter carolyemola@hotmail.com

Carol Y said...

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook carolyemola@hotmail.com

Carol Y said...

I follow EMM on Twitter carolyemola@hotmail.com

Maggie said...

hot dogs are my favorite game day food :)

Maggie said...

I am a fan of GBP on facebook :)

Maggie said...

following you on pinterest...

Beth Hall said...

My favorite game day food is homemade onion dip served with corn chips.

Beth Hall
bethhall87@gmail.com

OnlineGranny said...

My favorite game day foods would be my daughter's recipes for artichoke and crab dip or her buffalo chicken dip...
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Sharon P said...

I love Wings on Game Day!

Sharon P said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter

Sharon P said...

I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

Sharon P said...

I follow EMM on Twitter

Sharon P said...

I follow EMM on Pinterest

Nofearpapertiger said...

My favorite game day food is chicken wing dip!

Angela Rhodes
nofearpapertiger AT Gmail

Nofearpapertiger said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter as Marie1163

Angela Rhodes
nofearpapertiger AT Gmail

Nofearpapertiger said...

I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

Angela Rhodes
nofearpapertiger AT Gmail

Nofearpapertiger said...

I'm following you on Twitter as Marie1163.

Angela Rhodes
nofearpapertiger AT Gmail

Nofearpapertiger said...

I'm following you on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/ellelibrarian)

Angela Rhodes
nofearpapertiger AT Gmail

Gidget said...

I really like spinach dip!
that would be my favorite game day snack

Gidget said...

I am a big facebook fan!

Gidget said...

and I follow on pinterest

Gidget said...

I also follow on Pinterest

keshakeke said...

My favorite game day food is Hot wings and chips and queso.
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keshakeke said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on twitter
keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

keshakeke said...

I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook
keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

keshakeke said...

I follow you on twitter
keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

keshakeke said...

I follow you on Pinterest
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The Mommy said...

I'm a fan of jalapeno popper dip for game day, but this cheese spread sounds pretty good! I'm going to give it a try!

keshakeke said...

My favorite game day food is Chicken wings and queso dip with chips and salsa
keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

keshakeke said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on twitter
keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

keshakeke said...

I am a fan of Gooseberry on Facebook
keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

keshakeke said...

I Follow EMM on Twitter
keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

keshakeke said...

I Follow EMM on Pinterest
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bensonb said...

I love chili cheese dip.

bensonb said...

I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. kathy@brs.omhcoxmail.com