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Spectacular Spreads: 50 Amazing Food Spreads for Any Occasion

Spectacular Spreads: 50 Amazing Food Spreads for Any Occasion

by Maegan Brown


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Take your snack boards to the next level—filling a table or kitchen counter—with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-put-together food spreads and DIY bars for all occasions.

The BakerMama is back! In this follow-up to her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Maegan Brown has created not just a cookbook, but an entertaining resource. Spectacular Spreads features over 250 recipes, gorgeous photography, and endless ideas that you can follow to a tee or mix and match.

Discover even more of the BakerMama’s 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 and bars are comprised of a combination of yummy recipes and easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods.

In this stunning book, you will find spreads for special occasions, holidays, breakfast and brunch, lunch and dinner, dessert, and drinks, including:

  • Parfait Bar
  • Luau Birthday Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Patriotic Picnic
  • Grilled Burgers & Hot Dogs
  • Top Your Own Nachos
  • The Big Game
  • Build Your Own Ice Cream Float
  • Mix Your Own Margarita
  • And much more!

Once again, the BakerMama has innovated the world of entertaining, guaranteeing fun and memorable gatherings with your family and friends.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631067426
Publisher: Rock Point
Publication date: 09/28/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 56,700
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Maegan Brown is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on her The BakerMama blog. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. She has partnered with a number of brands, including Sur La Table, Gold Medal Flour, Tillamook, Sub-Zero, Hershey’s, and Kroger, and her recipes have been featured by Cooking Light, Taste of Home, feedfeed, Williams Sonoma, and Better Homes & Gardens

Maegan is a mother of four children, Baker, Bryce, Barrett, and Brookie, and is married to her best friend and fellow foodie, Brandon. The kitchen is the heart of their home and they love welcoming others into it. You can follow her at her blog,, or on Instagram, @thebakermama.

Table of Contents

A Message from Maegan 6

Spread the Love 8

How to Use This Book 10

What You'll Need 11

Planning a Spread 13

Breakfast & Brunch Spreads 19

Continental Breakfast & Coffee 21

Top Your Own Toast 26

Build Your Own Breakfast Tacos 29

Omelet Bar 32

Top Your Own Waffles 35

Parfait Bar 38

Lunch & Dinner Spreads 41

Top Your Own Mac 'n' Cheese 43

Make Your Own Pasta 46

Top Your Own Pizza 49

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches 53

Grilled Burgers & Hot Dogs 58

Fill Your Own Chili Bowl 61

Stuff Your Own Baked Potato 64

Build Your Own Burrito Bowl 67

Top Your Own Nachos 70

Special Occasion Spreads 73

Charcuterie & Cheese for a Crowd 75

Cocktail Party 79

Bruschetta Bash 85

Appetizers Only Dinner Party 91

Tea Party 97

Baby Shower Lunch 105

Graduation Party 111

Kid's Birthday Party 117

Luau Birthday Party 125

Popcorn Party 132

Slumber Party 135

Tailgate Brunch 141

The Big Game 147

Holiday Spreads 153

Valentine's Day Kids' Party 155

Valentine's Day Family Dinner 159

Galentine's Brunch 165

Easter Brunch 171

Cinco de Mayo 179

Father's Day Dinner 187

Patriotic Picnic 193

Halloween Snacks 203

Thanksgiving Pre-Feast Snacks 209

Holiday Cookie Decorating 214

Holiday Cookie Exchange 217

Christmas Eve Snacks 225

New Year's Eve Snacks & Sweets 231

Dessert Spreads 239

Caramel Apple Bar 240

Cookies, Cocktails & Milk 243

Build Your Own Ice Cream Sandwich 246

Build Your Own Ice Cream Float 248

Drink Spreads 251

Smoothie Bar 253

Hot Chocolate Bar 256

Blend Your Own Milkshake 258

Be Your Own Bartender 260

Mix Your Own Margarita 265

Basic Recipes 268

Index 282

Acknowledgments 287

About the Author 288

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