The Easy Appetizer Cookbook Review

The Easy Appetizer Cookbook Review

Title: The Easy Appetizer Cookbook: No-Fuss Recipes For Any Occasion
Author: Sarah Walker Caron
Published: October 29, 2019, Rockridge Press
No. of Pages: 132
Cover Price: $14.99 Paperback, $6.99 Kindle

Everybody loves appetizers, but everybody doesn’t have time to prepare dozens of kinds for a single party. However, with Sarah Walker Caron’s The Easy Appetizer Cookbook: No-Fuss Recipes For Any Occasion, an appetizer party with a unique variety of luscious appetizers is actually doable. This excellent cookbook is filled with mouthwatering appetizers that are quick and easy to prepare and that are not your run-of-the-mill boring bites ( i.e., no recipes for little wieners in barbecue sauce!).

Most everyone is very busy, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t entertain. The recipes in this excellent cookbook have minimal ingredients, use convenience foods like premade tart shells (which are quite good), and utilize very little hands-on time. Whether you have guests that drop in and you need something quick to serve, or send out invitations for 25 friends and plan on a dozen or so luscious bites, this cookbook has everything needed.

One helpful aspect of this cookbook is that Caron lists several menus that work well for a party. She has thought this through, and her suggestions include some that are made ahead, some that are done the day of the party, and some that are last minute – which makes for a workable party. The different appetizers sound so good, it would have been nice if there were pictures of every recipe, but there are few photographs; the photographs that are included are excellent, but most readers will want more.

The book includes excellent dips (the Spicy Black Bean Dip is great as well as the Spinach Artichoke Dip), fun appetizers on skewers such as Balsamic-Drizzled Fruit and Cheese Bites, and Chef's Salad Skewers, meatballs with several sauces, Shrimp Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce, California Turkey Burger Sliders – the list goes on. The book includes a few yummy desserts, too.

All told, this is a book with something for everyone, with quick, easy recipes that can be made by beginners, as well as those with more experience. This cookbook is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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