50 Amazing Food Spreads for Any Occasion
by Maegan Brown
There are loads of spreads in this title. They cover Breakfast & Brunch; Lunch & dinner; Special Occasions; Holidays; Desserts, and Drinks.
The book opens with some helpful sections as, for example, How to Use This Book, What You’ll Need, and Planning. Then come the spreads beginning with a Continental Breakfast that includes cinnamon swirled coffee cake, mini banana muffins, blueberry streusel quick bread, and mini cinnamon rolls. These recipes are followed by suggestions for accompaniments. Some of the recipes that follow are familiar crowd pleasers; there are soups and sandwiches, tacos, pizzas and more. Holiday spreads include one for a family Valentine’s Dinner, an Easter Brunch and more.
This cookbook has many illustrations that may well inspire those who are planning gatherings…once we are again able to do so.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.
From the publisher:
In this stunning book, you will find spreads for special occasions, holidays, breakfast and brunch, lunch and dinner, dessert, and drinks, including:
|Breakfast & Brunch Spreads Rise and shine with exciting morning spreads that will get everyone up and going for the day. From savory tacos to sweet waffles, everyone will start the day happy and satisfied. Treat overnight guests, invite friends for brunch, or just gather your family with these spreads that make fueling a crowd easy. Top Your Own Waffles Few things are better than the perfect waffle, crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. And now your family can put their own spin on perfection with this spread! Are you easy to please and like yours classic with butter and syrup? Feeling fruity? Try a cascade of fresh bananas, blackberries, and rich whipped cream. Or really go for it with chicken and waffles. There’s something for everyone and plenty of room to mix it up for your family or guests.||Lunch & Dinner Spreads Take the stress out of pleasing everyone at mealtimes with these delicious spreads that can easily be prepared in advance for a great family meal on a busy weeknight or made with the entire family on a slow Sunday for supper. Your family and friends will be delighted with the variety they offer, while you will be dazzled by their versatility and customization. Fill Your Own Chili Bowl Meet your new favorite meal! This spread truly elevates the chili-eating experience, and the star of the show is Brandon’s Best Darn Chili. Seriously hearty and perfectly seasoned, it’s craveable all on its own. Top it off with some crunchy corn chips, avocado, cheese, and green onions, and you’ll be back for seconds. And probably thirds.||Special Occasion Spreads These delightful spreads will have you looking for a reason to celebrate! Whether you’re toasting an exciting milestone or having friends over just for fun, you want to serve something that’s memorable and delicious. These wow-worthy spreads feature small bites, manageable mains, and satisfying sweets for hosting your favorite folks—all without a ton of fuss. Baby Shower Lunch Celebrate the parents-to-be with this fresh, easy, and gender-neutral spread. Choose from a selection of bright salads, flavorful sandwiches, and sweet little bites, but be sure to save room for dessert. The Mixed Berry Vanilla Layer Cake is just subtle enough not to upstage the guest of honor, but it won’t soon be forgotten.|
|Holiday Spreads Holidays are busy enough, so let me help take the stress out of what you’re going to serve with these creative spreads that are not only special but delicious. Each spread in this section has the perfect balance of festive eats and adorable treats, and is your cheat sheet for a pitch-perfect holiday celebration—from a meal with just the family for Valentine’s Day to a fancier soiree for New Year’s Eve. Most important, there are lots of ideas for you to treat your family and friends to an unforgettable holiday celebration! Christmas Eve Snacks Fuel up for the big guy’s visit with all the deliciously festive snacks in this spread. Kids and kids-at-heart will be charmed by the Rudolph cheese ball, Santa’s hat made of pepperoni pizza bites, veggies shaped into a Christmas tree, and a caprese candy cane. This spread is merry and bright and an absolute delight!||Dessert Spreads Wow your crowd with unforgettable sweet treats! From build your own ice cream sandwiches to cookies served with milk and cocktails, all you have to do is set the spread and let everyone have a blast bringing their dream dessert to life. This is such a savvy way to serve desserts and allows you to enjoy the gathering and build your own tasty concoction too. Easy yet unforgettable, these delicious spreads are ones that you will want to recreate again and again. Build Your Own Ice Cream Sandwich Make celebrations even cooler with this spread! With everyone’s favorite ice cream flavors, an array of chewy cookies, and colorful roll-ins, kids and kids-at-heart will go crazy for the endlessly delicious options. Don’t forget the extra napkins!||Drink Spreads Whether you’re throwing a shindig for kids or adults, the variety of thirst quenchers here will satisfy everyone! And with the opportunity for guests to customize their own drinks, from blending their own milkshake to mixing their own margarita, the creative possibilities are endless. Plus, any of these spreads can be easily paired with the food spreads for the ultimate gathering. Mix Your Own Margarita It’s hard to beat a classic margarita, but with this spread, it’s certainly worth a try, with its gorgeous array of fresh fruits, tangy juices, and spicy rimming salts. Go on a taste adventure with charred pineapple or turn up the heat with smoky red pepper. Who knows? You|