Beautiful Boards 50 Delicious and Family-Friendly Snack Boards for Any Occasion

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-09-24
  • Publisher: Rock Point

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Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards.

Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, these snack boards by Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think orange- and black-colored snacks arranged into a smiling jack-o’-lantern shape for celebrating Halloween and a fruit-and-veggie rainbow with cracker clouds to brighten any day).

The variety of foods on each board will delight everyone, and the stunning presentation will encourage kids to try foods they might normally refuse. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for anytime family meals and snacks, seasons and holidays, breakfast and brunch, desserts, and entertaining and special occasions.

Impress your family and friends with artful masterpieces, including:
  • Pancake Board
  • After School Board
  • Fall Feast Board
  • Pumpkin Board
  • Turkey Board
  • Build-Your-Own Taco Board
  • Football Board
  • Dim Sum Board
  • Birthday Dessert Board
Along with The BakerMama’s tips to get you into the board mind-set, every board is accompanied by a gorgeous, large photo and step-by-step instructions to make each one easy to recreate. Beautiful Boards is an entertaining game changer that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun.

Discover even more inspiring food presentation ideas from The BakerMama in her Beautiful Boards follow-up, Spectacular Spreads.

Author Biography

Maegan Brown is the best-selling author of Beautiful Boards. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 500 original recipes on her The BakerMama blog. She started the blog to share her love for baking, and it has since grown to also share easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food finds, life as a family of 6, and all of her delicious snack board creations. 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. You can follow her at her blog, thebakermama.com, or on Instagram, @thebakermama. She lives with her husband and four children in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Meet the Brain Behind the Boards 9
The Snack Board Mind-Set 13
What’ll You’ll Need (Boards and More) 16
Building and Serving the Boards 19
Any Time Boards 23
Everyday Board 25
After School Board 27
Chips and Dips Board 29
Fruit and Dips Board 31
Gluten-Free Board 33
Vegan Board 35
Date Night In Board 37
Entertaining and Special Occasion Boards 39
Charcuterie and
Cheese Board 41
Rainbow Board 43
Birthday Dessert Board 47
Unicorn Board 49
Princess Board 51
Engagement Party Board 53
Take Me Out to the
Ball Game Board 57
Football Board 59
Game Day Board 61
Movie Night Board 63
Dim Sum Board 65
Seasonal and Holiday Boards 67
Springtime Board 69
Summer Fun Board 71
Fall Feast Board 73
Winter Wonderland Board 75
Valentine’s Day Board 79
Mardi Gras Board 81
St. Patrick’s Day Board 83
Easter Candy Board 85
American Flag Board 87
Pumpkin Board 89
Turkey Board 91
Hanukkah Board 93
Santa Board 95
Candy Cane Caprese Board 97
Christmas Tree Board 99
New Year’s Eve Board 101
Breakfast and Brunch boards 105
Pancake Board 107
Build-Your-Own Parfait Board 109
Bagel Board 111
Bloody Mary Board 113
Mimosa Board 117
Meal Boards 119
Pizza Lovers Board 121
Build-Your-Own Taco Board 123
Mediterranean Mezze Board 125
Grilled Cheese Board 129
Cobb Salad Board 131
Build-Your-Own Sandwich Board 133
Barbecue Board 135
Dessert Boards 137
S’mores Board 139
Cupcake Board 141
Chocolate Fondue Board 143
Build-Your-Own Sundae Board 145
Recipes 149
Resources 160
Index 161
Acknowledgments 166
About the Author 168

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