What Can I Bring? Cookbook Paperback – Nov 10 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
Whether off to a friend's house or hosting a dinner party, this collection from Byrn (The Cake Mix Doctor, Dinner Doctor, etc.) gives plenty of reliable, tasty and (fairly) easy-to-prepare standards. Grouped by course, Byrn's recipes are packed with information. Easy-to-follow instructions are garnished with tips for packing and transportation; sidebars like her "10 Grab and Gos" can prove a godsend ("Buy a good deli paté and drizzle a little good brandy over it before serving"); and no-cook recipes like Twelve Layer Taco Dip and Layered Crabmeat Stack (cream cheese, cocktail sauce, seafood, cheddar and scallions) can be assembled in minutes. Can't-miss mains like Chicken Enchiladas; Spinach, Prosciutto and Mushroom Midnight Strata; and Oven-Barbecued Beef Brisket are sure to please (though the brisket, among others, does require some planning). Updates on classic party fare such as a Warm Potato Salad with Rosemary and Camembert, grilled Turkey Burgers with Pesto Mayonnaise and baked beans kicked up with chili powder and hot pepper sauce are hardly revolutionary, but guests should notice the extra effort. Rounded out with tips on everything from dressing up ham to table decorations, Byrn has thought of pretty much everything, leaving guests and hosts with quite a bit less to worry about.
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Getting together over a great meal is easier than ever with more than 200 recipes designed to travel. From party entrées like Oven-Barbecued Beef Brisket and Parmesan Chicken Rolls to desserts like Peach and Blueberry Crisp and German Chocolate Cake, plus 30 appetizers, soups hot and cold, three dozen of the best salads, countless sides, and a chapter on gifts from the kitchen, Anne Bryn offers solutions to recipe block with her delicious answers to that age-old question, "What can I bring?" Now you can R.S.V.P. with confidence.
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It's no surprise that I love her What Can I Bring? Cookbook. And who hasn't had a panic attack when uttering those very words? This book is like looking through your best friend's recipe box--a nice combination of nostalgic favorites and new cool easy recipes. There is plenty of advice for toting food around and I especially like the space to jot notes and make the book truly my own. Anne Byrn's books have a nice tone to them. She sounds like she gets it, like she's living a busy life and having some fun along the way. Her books are good friends in my kitchen.
Many of these recipes will certainly become family favorites. Also, in the combinations of your choice you can have awesomely delicious complete meals. (I'm looking forward to the next chilly day to serve Anne's Cheesy Garlic Bread, Weekend Black Bean Soup, and Peach & Blueberry Crisp (vanilla ice-cream added on top, of course!)
What makes What Can I Bring a real winner is the extra detail of "Tote Notes" to help you transport your masterpiece to the party safely. The dozen "Mini Indexes" are a wonderful problem-solving tool to help you decide which recipe is best for the occasion, such as The Easiest Recipes, When You Want Something Light, Something Kids Like, and my personal favorite, Something Chocolate!
You won't regret having this cookbook on hand!