Brilliant Bites: 75 Amazing Small Bites for Any Occasion (Hardcover)

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Brilliant Bites: 75 Amazing Small Bites for Any Occasion (Hardcover)


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WOW your family and friends with miniature versions of all their favorite foods! These 75 appetizers are easy to shop for and prepare, for effortless, kid-friendly entertaining.
In Brilliant Bites, Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama)—the best-selling author of Beautiful Boards—has created and curated visually exciting and deliciously enticing finger foods for parties and special occasions, breakfast and brunch, everyday snacks and meals, dessert, and her specialty—holiday-themed bites.

Designed to be simple from start to finish, these perfectly portioned apps contain minimal, easy-to-find ingredients, can be enjoyed in one or two bites, and require no plates or utensils—so shopping, eating, and cleanup are a cinch. You’ll have time to relax and enjoy the little things…and bites.

Whatever the occasion, these munchies will have everyone oohing and aahing and begging for more. After all, who can resist cute food? Offering a perfect mix of classic comfort foods and clever concoctions, you’ll be coming back to this essential entertaining reference again and again.

With a stunning photo for each recipe, the bites include:

  • Charcuterie Board Cracker Bites
  • Ramen Bites
  • Wedge Salad Bites
  • Mini Manicotti Bites
  • Taco Salad Cups
  • Patriotic Pie Bites
  • Strawberry Shortcake Bites
  • Fro-Yo Bites
  • Banana Split Bites
  • Birthday Cake Cookie Bites with Party Hats
  • And much more!

Including 11 Savvy Sips—creative cocktails and mocktails to pair with your appetizers—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.
Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) is the bestselling cookbook author of Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads, and Brilliant Bites. Her popular food blog,, 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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781631069635
ISBN-10: 1631069632
Publisher: Rock Point
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 200
Language: English
"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

“Delicious and dazzling finger foods” —Us Weekly

"Such a beautifully done book…filled with every bite-sized food you can imagine! The perfect gift!”—Kathryn Schwarzenegger

“Perfect for parties and special occasions” —Morning Honey

“SO delicious” —Good Morning Texas