Fans are Raising the Game on Tailgating

Forthcoming cookbook features more than 240 recipes for cheering on the home team year 'round!
COLUMBUS, Ohio - March 14, 2013 - PRLog -- With fans going way beyond burgers and dogs for the big (and little!) games these days, Game-Day Fan Fare couldn't arrive at a better time. This forthcoming title from independent cookbook publisher, Gooseberry Patch, offers over 240 tailgating recipes, plus tips and inspiration worth cheering for!

From pre-game brunches to main dishes and snacks, food plays a big part in every game-day get-together. Whether it’s a hearty meal or just an array of appetizers, these recipes give fans something to enjoy right down to the last exciting minutes, and desserts will provide a happy ending, no matter which team comes out on top. There’s even a chapter filled with dishes to feed a crowd! Game-Day Fan Fare is an essential cookbook for hosts and party-goers alike.

“There are just certain flavors that go hand-in-hand with the big games, whether tailgating and cheering in person, or enjoying the game from the best seat in the house…your living room!” co-founder of Gooseberry Patch, Vickie Hutchins says. “We wanted to create a collection of recipes that fans could use no matter which game, which season and what size their party!”

Co-founder Jo Ann Martin adds, “Tailgating isn’t just for football these days…we love to root for our hometown teams all year ’round, and the food has to be unforgettable too!”

Chapters include Kick-Off Brunches, Major League Munchies, Slam-Dunk Mains & Sides, Touchdown Treats, Stadium-Sized Recipes for a Crowd and more.

• Release Date: March 15, 2013

• Hardcover: 224 pages

• (218 b&w illustrations; 249 recipes & tips; index)

• Publisher: Gooseberry Patch

•Distribution: Retailers nationwide and

• Language: English

• ISBN-13: 978-1-62093-015-1

• MSRP: $16.95

Enjoy this free sample recipe from Game-Day Fan Fare:

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Rachel Hodges from Omaha, Arkansas shared this delicious recipe with Gooseberry Patch. She writes, "These yummy nachos are a savory, spicy treat and it's a breeze to make them in the slow cooker. Make it even easier by using tenderloins instead of chicken breasts...just cut the cooking time in half!"

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

garlic salt to taste

salt & pepper to taste

12 oz. bottle buffalo wing sauce

1/2 c. ranch salad dressing

1/2 lb. pasteurized process cheese spread, cubed

10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles

12 oz. pkg. tortilla chips

Place chicken in a slow cooker; sprinkle with garlic salt, salt & pepper. pour in enough buffalo wing sauce to cover chicken. Cover and cook on low setting until very tender, about 4 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks and drain off any excess liquid. Stir in salad dressing. In a saucepan, combine cheese and tomatoes with green chiles. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Layer tortilla chips on a large serving plate. Spoon cheese sauce over chips; top with chicken. Serves 6 to 8

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About Gooseberry Patch

Back in 1984, Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin were next-door neighbors raising their families in Delaware, Ohio. They were two moms with small children looking for a way to do what they loved and stay home with the kids too. They shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends. After many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born.

Today, Gooseberry Patch is best known for its homestyle family-friendly cookbooks and line of art calendars. With more than 200 titles and nearly 9 million copies in print, plus a new collection of eBooks and instructional cooking videos, Gooseberry Patch has grown from a kitchen-table operation to a nationally recognized bestselling publisher. Affordably priced from 99 cents to $16.95, the books are themed with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind. Many recipes include personal stories from contributors, giving the cookbooks a warm community feel that has proven extremely popular among cookbook fans and collectors.
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