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Brilliant Bites

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What an amazing selection of bite-size food. There are 75 small bite recipes, all look delicious and very enticing. The author has sections on Party Bites; Holiday Bites; Breakfast Bites; Snack Bites and Dessert Bites, as well as a final section on 'Savvy Sips' (cocktails and mocktails). This inspiring book is perfect for anyone who enjoys entertaining. Thank you to Net Galley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.

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Brilliant Bites is exactly that. It is a fantastic book on appetizers and would be a great addition to any entertaining kitchen. Love both the simplicity and diversity in the book. Sone recipes are more complex than others but definitely worth reading. I feel there’s something for everyone in this book l!

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This is a beautiful, well-organized cookbook full of fun ideas for small bite recipes. Organized into sections including Party, Holiday, Breakfast, Snack and Dessert Bites plus Savvy Sips, an index at the front lists every recipe. I appreciate the variety and the photography for each recipe.

Thank you to #NetGalley and #QuartoPublishingGroup for a free copy of #BrilliantBites by Maegan Brown. All opinions are my own.

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I am very impressed with this unique recipe book full of "brilliant bites!" Sadly I don't do much entertaining these days but my family still loves appetizers and small bites on special occasions. Many of these recipes would be perfect for holidays and or dinner parties. This book is perfect for me because I'm a huge visual person and there was a picture for each recipe. There's even a section of cocktail and mocktails. Highly recommend to anyone who does a lot of entertaining or loves to prepare appetizers for all occasions!

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point for providing me a digital reviewer copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.

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I immediately bought this book after reading! Thank you netgalley for letting me have a sneak peak!

Being a military spouse, I am always looking for change to bring to our dinner table especially with boards. Quick and easy recipes that make any kid ready for dinner!!

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"Brilliant Bites: 75 Amazing Small Bites for Any Occasion" by Maegan Brown is a delightful culinary guide that stands out for its diverse and creative approach to small bites. The book impresses with its collection of 75 appetizing recipes, offering a versatile selection suitable for various occasions.

One of the book's notable strengths is its wide range of small bite options, catering to different tastes and preferences. Maegan Brown's creative flair shines through in each recipe, providing readers with a diverse array of options, from savory to sweet. The book's practicality is enhanced by its organization, allowing readers to easily find the perfect bite for any event or gathering.

The author's engaging writing style and clear instructions contribute to a user-friendly experience. Each recipe is presented with attention to detail, making it accessible for both novice and experienced cooks. The inclusion of vibrant images adds visual appeal, inspiring readers to explore the culinary delights within the book.

However, some readers may find the book lacking in detailed tips or alternative ingredient suggestions. While the recipes are well-crafted, additional guidance on customization or potential ingredient substitutions could enhance the book's adaptability to various dietary preferences or restrictions.

In summary, "Brilliant Bites" stands out for its creative and diverse collection of small bites suitable for any occasion. Maegan Brown's culinary expertise shines through in each recipe, making the book a valuable resource for those looking to impress with delicious and visually appealing appetizers. While additional tips for customization could enhance its versatility, the book overall provides a delightful journey into the world of bite-sized culinary creations.

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This cookbook is all about small bites and appetizers. It isn't anything revolutionary, but it is an easy instructional for the at home cook. It gives some solid ideas for how to entertain. The layout and design is solid as well.

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This cookbook is a culinary treasure! The recipes are not only delicious but also easy to follow. Each page is a feast for the eyes, making it a delightful journey for any home chef. Highly recommend for those craving culinary inspiration!

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Brilliant Bites is brilliant! Maegan Brown is a master of the little things
The recipes are easy to follow and very tasty.
Can't wait to make some of them when I have people over

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Loved the recipes! Will be trying some of the recipes for Christmas. I'm excited to try these out! Easy steps (at least to read, so I hope to follow too), and it looks delicious in the photos.

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Super fun for every party planner! Bite size dishes for every occasion including house parties, class parties, birthday parties, holiday parties, wedding receptions, ane more!

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This book contains the different types of eatables. Freshly cooked eatables.

I liked 'Holiday Bites' and egg rolls. Pumpkin Pie Bites were tasty when I tried them. But I found cracker bites more delicious. Rudolph pancake bites seemed easy but I didn't tried yet.
Breakfast Bites were also good, Taco Bites were time taking for me but so good to eat. Burrito Roll-ups I wanted to make someday soon.
Loaded baked paotao chips I tried with Lays way back in time, so does it tastes like nachos that too with Gaucamole, cheese and jalapeños savoured with salsa.

Overall, I found this cooking book interesting and handy, except the dishes in, with Non-veg.

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Get your party on with The BakerMama’s newest collection of seventy-five small bites for any occasion! This will be your new “go to” handbook when planning a kid’s party, a holiday gathering, or figuring out what to take to the next tailgate or book club meeting. The cookbook is divided into six categories: Party, Holiday, Breakfast, Snack, Dessert, and Savvy Sips. Each family friendly recipe includes notes on make ahead tips and how to store-SO helpful for busy schedules. The index is especially helpful since it’s arranged by ingredient, not alphabetical by recipe title. For instance, bacon is followed by ten recipes and page #’s that use bacon! Perfect for fall football, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas-just around the corner!

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This book is beautifully illustrated. It features small portions of food-perfect for snacks at parties. It utilizes a lot of premade ingredients so that can be a time saver but several recipes still take a lot of work for the presentation.

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Thanks to NetGalley and Rock Point for an ARC copy. I was really excited to get this book, as I love to cook and love to entertain with small plates vs. large meals. I'm also a big fan of The Baker Mama. The photos were great, it's so disappointing to see a cookbook with poor photos. I love many of the recipes and I know they will go into my rotation.

Once again, Maegan Brown delivers!!

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We are more snackers than big meal people so this book was right up my alley! There are so many fun, easy and delicious small bites. The pictures make ya want to lick the pages!

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#MaeganBrown has done it again! This book is the book on entertaining with bite size portions as it is easy to try several different ones. She also does a fine job of transforming everyday classics into bite size portions, perfect for today's more grazing way of eating. They are elegantly displayed and attention to details makes each recipe sound and look its appetizing best. These bites are perfect for entertaining, every eats when time is of the essence with busy lifestyles and just an option to try new flavors. My favorites among the recipes include: Elote bites, Cinnamon Sugar Cruffin bites, the Breakfast burrito rollup bites, and my soon to be go to recipe for my entertaining--the Salted Caramel Molton Chocolate Cake Bites. Yes the title is larger than the bite but they are just so good!.

I want to thank #QuartoPublishing and #Netgalley for a proof version of this title in exchange for a honest review

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This is a great book especially if you like to entertain. I love the ways she took easy items and made them bite size. The chicken fajita bites are really good and worth the time to stuff those little peppers. We also loved the chopped kale caesar salad cups, in fact I use her dressing for my caesar salads all the time now. If you want to present things in a small individual portion for a lovely presentation, this is the book for you.

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The idea of this book is so fun, and some of the recipes were great inspiration for snack nights! However, I was quite underwhelmed with some of her ideas. They seemed like an easy Pinterest post, not something worthy of being printed in a cookbook. However, the creativity and heart is there, and I look forward to using some ideas moving forward!

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These all seem fairly time consuming and also use a lot of pre-made ingredients that someone with multiple food allergies, like myself, may not be able to get easily.

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