Review of The Easy Appetizer Cookbook

The Easy Appetizer Cookbook

Sarah Walker Caron

October 29, 2019

Rockridge Press


Blurb:

When these appetizers show up, your party gets cooking

Do you want to throw a get together with appetizers that will blow your guests’ minds and taste buds? Imagine the look on their faces when they bite into your shrimp satay with peanut dipping sauce. Enjoy super easy, delectable recipes, tips, and tricks from this appetizer cookbook that will take your dinner party game to a yummy new level.

From cooking tools and wine pairing suggestions to tasty recipes, The Easy Appetizer Cookbook has everything you could ever want. Learn how to make traditional appetizer dishes for the big game and creative combinations for holiday feasts. There’s also a section in the appetizer cookbook that shows you how to assemble the best cheeseboard possible.

In The Easy Appetizer Cookbook you’ll find:

  • Recipes aplenty―Enjoy 60 recipes that are easy and savory.
  • Party planning like a pro―The party planning tips in this appetizer cookbook include choosing a menu, party timetables, and serving essentials.
  • Simple, but elegant―The recipes use common ingredients but will still wow your guests with their incredible tastes.

Discover recipes from The Easy Appetizer Cookbook that are simple, scrumptious, and dinner party game-changers.

I love that The Easy Appetizer Cookbook by Sarah Walker Caron came into my life just before the holidays. One of the things I love best about having folks over is the finger foods, the appetizers, all of those gorgeous little munchies before the main course. Frankly, I love them more than the main course!

The Easy Appetizer Cookbook has plenty of recipes to get my heart beating. For one thing, all of my vegetarian and vegan friends, the recipes are marked as to whether they are vegetarian, vegan, or not, and most of the recipes are vegetarian. A definite win-win.

Many of the recipes can be made ahead so you aren’t fussing in the kitchen when your guests arrive.

At the beginning, Caron has a section on party planning and choosing a menu, suggesting that the planner be mindful that guests at an afternoon party probably will eat less than at an evening party. Also, she provides times as per how long certain events would take. Some of her suggestions like don’t plan a bunch of recipes that should be cooked all on the same day sound like common sense unless you’re planning a party and become enamored with yummy recipes. Her advice is well heeded.

Unlike some recently reviewed cookbooks that suggest you buy the latest gadgets, Caron is a minimalist, which I love, especially since I have a small kitchen without a lot of storage space for all the latest gadgets. She lists of few must-haves, most of you which probably already have.

Her pantry items are also good. Items that you should have on hand for just in case events. And, again, if you’re like me, you probably already have those on hand: olives, puff pastry, nuts, beans…

A very useful section, especially if you’re new to hosting, is the menu ideas. She’s put together items that are suitable to the occasion and also ones that can be made ahead and on the day so fuss is again minimal.

Some of the recipes are as simple as pairing different cheeses with fruits (she offers pairings) and drizzling balsamic vinegar over them. Also there are veggie kabobs with garlicky goodness.

The recipes are sectioned into: Light Snacks, Dips & Spreads, Finger Foods, Savory Plates, Fancy Bites, and Something Sweet. There are definitely tastebud tantalizers here for whatever gathering you’re hosting. And, just in time for the holidays!

I am so excited to try some of these recipes out during the holidays and into next year!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can access The Easy Appetizer Cookbook for free! You can purchase a paperback copy from Amazon here.


rating: 

5-butterflies

5 out of 5 butterflies


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