Spectacular Spreads, a review by Tanya

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Spectacular Spreads: 50 Amazing Food Spreads for Any Occasion
Maegan Brown

288 pages
Publishes Sept 28, 2021 by Rock Point

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About the Book:

The BakerMama is back! In this follow-up to her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) takes her super-popular snack boards to the next level with 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate spreads and build-your-own food bars for all occasions.

In Spectacular Spreads, The BakerMama shares even more of her tips and tricks for effortless, stress-free, and foolproof entertaining that will impress your guests and feed a hungry crowd, all while allowing you to relax and enjoy the occasion. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, the spreads are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods and are arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways.

In this stunning book, you will find spreads for entertaining and special occasions, seasons and holidays, breakfast and brunch, lunch and dinner, and desserts and drinks, including:
Build-Your-Own Omelet Station
Build-Your-Own Breakfast Tacos
Build-Your-Own Baked Potato Bar
Top-Your-Own Pizza Station
New Year’s Eve Appetizers Spread
Cinco de Mayo Spread
Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Spread
Graduation Party Spread
Ladies Night In Spread
Tailgate To-Go Spread
Make-Your-Own Ice-Cream Sandwich Bar
Blend-Your-Own Smoothies Bar
Craft-Your-Own Cocktail Bar
and much more!
With every spread accompanied by a gorgeous, large photo and simple step-by-step instructions, Spectacular Spreads is an entertaining game changer that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun.

My Review:

Did I enjoy reviewing this Cookbook on NetGalley? Yes I did.

Did I love it so much that I went right out and bought it? Yes, yes I did!

I love Cookbooks anyway but this is part Cookbook and part party planning (which I’m horrible at, btw) and I just fell in love with it.

There are certain occasions that I try to have big spreads for, one is Thanksgiving and one is New Years Eve.  Big dishes for Thanksgiving and a bunch of appetizers on New Years Eve.  But I never thought about all of the other occasions that this book dives in to.

The spreads that Brown has created are so much fun and so beautiful.  If you want to have the work off your shoulders for coming up with the ideas and be shown a beautiful way of presenting foods to impress your friends and family, then this book is for you!

I loved all of them but the ones that I’m most excited about are Valentine’s Day, The Margarita and the Hot Cocoa spread.  So many great ideas. I can’t wait to start putting some of these together.

There are some recipes within the book that need to be cooked or prepared ahead and the recipes are all easy to follow.  The other ideas Brown gives are for additional ingredients to include in your offerings.

I loved everything about this one and I can’t wait to get my hard copy later this month when it comes out!


Thank you to #RockPoint and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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