Reluctant Entertainer's Big Boards and More: 100 Mix-And-Match Recipes to Make Any Gathering Great
DescriptionHost any size event with ease, whether it's a big holiday gathering or a picnic for two, with this fun, flexible cookbook featuring 100 recipes from charcuterie board guru Sandy Coughlin (@reluctantentertainer). As the original Big Board influencer, Sandy Coughlin reimagined the charcuterie board as a stunning surface for special occasion spreads, family get-togethers, delicious desserts, and more. Now, she expands her repertoire with individual recipes for any occasion, large or small, indoors or out. Organized by season and size of gathering and including gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based options for customizable convenience, Reluctant Entertainer's Big Boards and More will spark your culinary imagination with the endless possibilities of boards. Elements include:
- Seasonal celebrations and special days: For holidays, weddings, or just a birthday bash, try Winter Solstice Charcuterie Board, Baked Brie Dinner Board, Broiled Al Pastor Tacos, Tiramisu French Toast, Fudgy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, and more.
- International inspiration for the curious cook: Regional recipes from around the world to light your travel fuse, including Baba Ghanoush with Poblano Chilies, Tikka Masala Tender Bowls, Miso Parmesan Udon Noodles, and Caffe Mingo's Sugo di Carne.
- Just close friends: Smaller boards for 2-4 people, whether it's date night or game night, such as Roasted Apple Crispy Prosciutto Crostini, Oven-Roasted Caramelized Onions and Chicken Thighs, Corn Bacon and Cheddar Waffles, and Pear Puff Pastry Tart.
- The great outdoors: Portable, sustainable recipes for camping, road trips, and outdoor entertaining all year round, including Warming Hut Brothy Quinoa Bowls Board, Hot Chocolate Firepit Board with Buttermilk Rough Puff Pastry Ribbons, and Poolside Pina Colada Poptail Board.
Whether you're a board enthusiast already or a first-time host, Reluctant Entertainer's Big Boards and More has everything you need to make a serious splash--all year round.
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About the Author
Sandy Coughlin writes about food, travel, and hospitality on her popular blog, Reluctant Entertainer. Her mission is to help readers feast on life by providing easy and tasty recipes, time-saving tips, and inspiration to help reluctant entertainers open their hearts and homes to others through great food and great conversations. Coughlin is the author of The Reluctant Entertainer: Every Woman's Guide to Simple and Gracious Hospitality and Big Boards for Families. She has been featured by Woman's Day, Rachael Ray, Better Homes and Gardens, Taste of Home, and more. She enjoys hosting parties that create lifelong connections and memories. She is a mother to three grown children and lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband, Paul. You can find her on social media @ReluctantEntertainer.