Sara of I Like To Cook has come up with another wonderful theme for this month's Weekend Cookbook Challenge. It's obviously appropriate given the time of year - Party Foods!!
Since doing the Tapas Cooking Class Party, I've been thinking about doing a recap of all my quick and easy party foods (mostly finger-food appetizers because they're always my favorite thing to eat at get togethers - casual or formal). So I'm particularly excited about this WCC.
In keeping with the tradition of using a cookbook, preferrably one that hasn't seen the light of day for a while, I'll focus on a few sources: Fast Appetizers, a great little book to help you be a star at your own parties. You won't even break a sweat! Every recipe is quick, easy and impressive. South Beach Diet Parties & Holidays Cookbook is not only great for those of you on a diet, your non-dieting guests will never know the difference and you can eat and not feel guilty. Naturally I had to include some samples from my own book Every Kitchen Tells Its Stories - recipes that warm the heart hopefully available within the next few weeks - shameless self promotion - sorry!
I was going to actually link to each recipe, but since there are too many to go that route, you can check out a ton of options here and here . I did decide to showcase some of my favorites.
hummus or spinach & artichoke.
Vicious Ange (not so vicious from what I can tell) inspired these.
And how could there be a party without some fun beverages.....
interviewed her about her wonderful tea shop - the Tea Emporium.
Time Life Foods of the World Series, unfortunately no longer in print....pity!
And last, at least for this post...dessert!
So what's your favorite party food?
Related links: Food and Drink recipes South Beach Diet weekend cookbook challenge appetizers party food