Today is Launch Day for my newest cookbook, Small Bites!
This book was a joy to develop and write, because appetizers are my favorite. I especially love hors d’oeuvres that feature great flavors and fresh ingredients in just a bite or two.
The 75 easy recipes in this book include skewers, sliders and bite-sized snacks. They all have elements that can be prepared in advance so that you can have fun with your guests during the party, instead of being stuck fussing in the kitchen.
More and more, I find myself preparing a selection of appetizers for gatherings instead of dinner. The hors do’oeuvres in Small Bites are as good to look at as they are to eat, and your guests will know that you made an extra effort to prepare something special.
I can’t wait to share Small Bites with you! Thanks to my wonderful publisher Gibbs Smith, I have a special signed copy to give to one lucky reader.
But first let’s take a peek at some of the pages, which were so beautifully photographed by Jessica Nicosia-Nadler.
These are bite-sized Baby Eggplant Parmigiana:
Crispy, cheesy Artichoke Cheese Wontons:
Prosciutto, Pear, Fig and Brie Toasts:
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rounds with Lemon Dill Cream:
Mini New Orleans-style Muffuletta Sandwiches:
Deconstructed Bacon Jalapeno Poppers:
Mini Kobe Beef Sliders – plus a recipe so you can make your own fresh slider rolls!
Baby Mexican Tostadas:
Mini Crab Cakes with Mango Chile Salsa:
Small Bites: Skewers, Sliders, and Other Party Eats is a 128-page hardback book that retails for $14.99, and you could win your very own signed copy. Simply answer this question in the Comments section at the bottom of the page on this post:
What happy occasion would you like to celebrate?
Perhaps you have a loved one’s birthday or holiday coming up, or maybe you’d love to throw an impromptu weekday gathering with your best friends. Anything goes!
Be sure to include your e-mail address on the form when you post your comment (it won’t show to anyone but me). The giveaway is open to anyone with a shipping address in the U.S. and Canada, and you can enter between now and midnight MST on Friday, August 25.
UPDATE: This giveaway has closed. Congratulations to Alicia, who won a new copy of Small Bites!