Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: Finger Foods

About the book:
Taste your way to deliciousness, one little bite at a time. These scrumptious and sensational finger foods are the perfect way to impress your guests for parties, receptions, and more. Try the Coconut Butterflied Shrimp, Orange and Honey Meatballs, and Lemon Tassies. Packed with recipes and tips from an expert caterer, this book is sure to make your next party a giant hit from the first little bite.

About the author:
Joyce has spent the last 40+ years catering weddings and events as a part-time hobby. She does the cooking while her daughters, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters help with everything else. Catering events range from family dinners under the locust tree to 500 guest events. Events include wedding breakfasts, dinners, and receptions, anniversary parties, prom dinners, class and family reunions, church suppers, and business luncheons.
Joyce and her husband currently live in Springville, Utah, where she cooks, gardens, and hugs grandkids.

Reidhead Randomness:

If CUTE were a category to rate cookbooks, this would win the blue know, because everything LITTLE CUTE!  This book is packed with fun, little eats!  Some of the recipes are common (egg salad, for example), but the nice thing about them being included is that we tend to forget about the "common" things when trying to plan the food. But, some of the recipes are new to me!  I have never seen anything like it.

There are LOTS and LOTS of tempting recipes.  They are broken down into many categories ( Beverages, Meats & Sandwiches, Cheese, Fruits & Vegetables, sweets, THEMED celebrations, basics, and an index. 

The instructions are very clear, and the recipes....delicious!  Just inside the Cheese section, is a page of CHEESE TIPS that includes some very helpful and interesting information.  I can't wait to try some of the sweets recipes!  The picture of the "spread" of treats is so exciting, it makes me wish I was invited to THAT party!    BTW...."Spudnuts" recipe is included!  (Does anyone remember Spudnuts?)  There are recipes for every level of expertise...."cake mix cookies" to Cream puffs!

The photography of the food is amazing!  It entices you to NEED to make them! 

I can't wait to host a party and be able to make a WONDERFUL spread from this book!


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