Brilliant Bites: 75 Amazing Small Bites for Any Occasion (Hardcover)
Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama), the best-selling author of Beautiful Boards, continues her quest to share her tips for effortless, stress-free, and foolproof entertaining with 75 small bites with big flavor for easy grazing.
In Brilliant Bites, The BakerMama has created and curated appetizers that are visually exciting and deliciously enticing for family-friendly entertaining, parties and special occasions, breakfast and brunch, snacks and meals, dessert, and her specialty—holiday-themed bites.
With a stunning photo for each recipe, the bites include:
- Eggs Benedict Bites
- Mini Manicotti Bites
- Ramen Bites
- Jack-o’-Lantern Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites
- Thanksgiving Cracker Bites
- Santa Hat & Rudolph Pancake Bites
- Taco Salad Cups
- Banana Split Bites
- Salted Caramel Molten Chocolate Cake Bites
- And much more!
Including 11 Savvy Sips—creative cocktails and mocktails to pair with your finger foods—these easy-to-make recipes can be enjoyed alone or mixed and matched to suit the occasion. Whatever you choose from this treasure trove of entertaining ideas, it is guaranteed to make a big impression on your friends and family.
Discover even more inspiring food presentation ideas from The BakerMama in Beautiful Boards and Spectacular Spreads.
About the Author
Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) is the bestselling cookbook author of Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads, and Brilliant Bites. Her popular food blog, TheBakerMama.com, features hundreds of her tasty recipes and creative meal ideas. She loves to entertain with ease and is passionate about inspiring others to create delicious moments with their loved ones. Maegan lives in Dallas with her husband and four children. The kitchen is the heart of their home and they love welcoming others into it. You can follow her on Instagram @thebakermama.
"Bite-sized food is described by The BakerMama blogger Brown (Beautiful Boards) as "meant to be enjoyed in one or two mouth bites" and "eaten with your fingers or decorative food pick." These tiny treats can be used for snacking, for parties, or for children. The food presented here goes beyond the typical charcuterie board fare, and there are many unique and adorable recipe ideas. The book is divided into thematic sections, such as "Breakfast Bites" and "Dessert Bites" and also includes a selection of inventive cocktail recipes. While some of the recipes require slightly more finesse and the skills of someone with a degree of experience in the kitchen, most are pretty straightforward and simple, so they will not be intimidating to cooking or baking novices. The ingredients tend to be common items that can be found in standard U.S. grocery stores and won't require readers to hunt them down at specialty stores. The pictures are colorful and exciting as well. VERDICT This book is an excellent addition to any collection, a standout in a vast sea of snack and charcuterie board cookbooks"—Heather Sheahan, Library Journal Starred Review