Mom's Best Crowd-Pleasers: 101 No-fuss Recipes for Family Gatherings, Casual Get-togethers & Surprise Company

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Mom's Best Crowd-Pleasers: 101 No-fuss Recipes for Family Gatherings, Casual Get-togethers & Surprise Company

by Andrea Chesman

Storey Books | February 6, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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From a hungry group of kids looking for munchies to a potluck office party to a barbecue for the neighborhood, today''s gatherings are often casual occasions that need hearty, delicious, homemade food. Mom''s Best Crowd-Pleasers delivers more than 100 recipes specfically tailored to feed eight or more people. Cucumber Sandwiches, Quesadillas, and Sweet and Sour Meatballs are perfect for after-work get-togethers, book club meetings, and informal baby showers. Muffalettas, All-American Hamburgers, Summer Fruit Salad, and Broccoli-Rice Salad are delicious at backyard cookouts, tailgate parties, and pool parties. And Three-Cheese Noodle Bake, Cuban Black Beans, and Baked Barbecued Chicken will attract happy fans whenever you need a hearty hot dish. There''s something here for every occasion.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 7.87 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: February 6, 2014

Publisher: Storey Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580176291

ISBN - 13: 9781580176293

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Mom's Best Crowd-Pleasers: 101 No-fuss Recipes for Family Gatherings, Casual Get-togethers & Surprise Company

by Andrea Chesman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 7.87 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: February 6, 2014

Publisher: Storey Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580176291

ISBN - 13: 9781580176293

About the Book

Today' s crowd can be anything from a few extra teenagers for dinner to a wedding reception for 100 friends and relatives. Whatever the occasion demands, Mom' s classic recipes and tips for keeping guests happy take the stress out of entertaining. Cold Sesame Noodles, Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Squares, Big Crowd Pasta Casserole, Grilled Chicken Wings, and Chocolate Mint Ice-Cream Pie are just a few of the offerings that ensure your success as a crowd-pleasing cook. Even if your contribution is only Old-Fashioned Lemonade for 60 thirsty picnickers, your friends and loved ones won' t soon forget that someone made that extra effort to make it from scratch.

Table of Contents

Preface: viii
Introduction: How to Handle a Crowd: 1
Finger Foods, Snacks and Drinks for All Occasions: 9
Celebration Brunch: 33
Salads for Potlucks, Buffets & Picnics: 59
Potluck & Buffet Hot Side Dishes: 75
Main-Dish Crowd Pleasers: 91
Grilling Fun: 141
Desserts and Bake Sales: 165
Metric Conversion Chart: 190
Index: 191

From the Publisher

From a hungry group of kids looking for munchies to a potluck office party to a barbecue for the neighborhood, today''s gatherings are often casual occasions that need hearty, delicious, homemade food. Mom''s Best Crowd-Pleasers delivers more than 100 recipes specfically tailored to feed eight or more people. Cucumber Sandwiches, Quesadillas, and Sweet and Sour Meatballs are perfect for after-work get-togethers, book club meetings, and informal baby showers. Muffalettas, All-American Hamburgers, Summer Fruit Salad, and Broccoli-Rice Salad are delicious at backyard cookouts, tailgate parties, and pool parties. And Three-Cheese Noodle Bake, Cuban Black Beans, and Baked Barbecued Chicken will attract happy fans whenever you need a hearty hot dish. There''s something here for every occasion.

From the Jacket

Today''s crowd can be anything from a few extra teenagers for dinner to a wedding reception for 100 friends and relatives. Whatever the occasion demands, Mom''s classic recipes and tips for keeping guests happy take the stress out of entertaining. Cold Sesame Noodles, Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Squares, Big Crowd Pasta Casserole, Grilled Chicken Wings, and Chocolate Mint Ice-Cream Pie are just a few of the offerings that ensure your success as a crowd-pleasing cook. Even if your contribution is only Old-Fashioned Lemonade for 60 thirsty picnickers, your friends and loved ones won''t soon forget that someone made that extra effort to make it from scratch.

About the Author

Andrea Chesman is a food writer and gardener and the author of several cookbooks, including Recipes from the Root Cellar, Serving Up the Harvest, and The Pickled Pantry. A resident of Vermont, she has been a contributing editor for Vermont Life and Edible Green Mountains.

Editorial Reviews

" These are homey, hearty creations with modern, updated twist - and they' re simple and accessible to any cook." - Natalie Haughton, "Los Angeles Daily News"
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