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What Can I Bring? Cookbook

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Potlucks and picnics, dinner parties and church socials, fundraisers, toasts to the teacher, reunions, cookouts--it's the busy age of shared meals, which means with every invitation comes the question: " What can I bring?" Anne Byrn, an inspired cook, problem solver, and bestselling author of "The Cake Mix Doctor" cookbook and other books with over 2.6 million copies in pr ...more
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Published November 10th 2007 by Workman Publishing (first published 2007)
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Oct 10, 2015 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, this is a conventional cookbook. And, yes, it's great. I have never gone wrong with Anne Byrn's books that aren't the Cake Mix Doctor ones, but I'm glad she wrote those books, as they were her first. The fact that those sold well got her book contracts for her other cookbooks, which I do love. I'm actually never eaten any Byrn recipes yet (dietary restrictions) -- but everything I have made from this one has been a crowd-pleaser. Yesterday's experiment from this book: Black bean tortilla ba ...more
Sheila DeChantal
I purchased this book recently on a trip to the North Shore. Browsing through the books being offered in one of the many (MANY) touristy type gift shops... my eyes landed on this book. It was pricey, (I can tell you I paid over double what I see it is on sale for at Amazon now...) but I really was drawn to this book.

I am that girl who has a stand by item or two that I bring to every outing we are invited too. One is my baked bean dish. You know the one that has baked beans, bacon, lima beans, ha
Oct 12, 2013 Crystal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a solid cookbook. clearly conventional in style, so I didn't expect a lot of recipes I could use, but I liked the idea of more recipes that I could easily bring to events, so I picked it up from the library anyway. As I expected, there were plenty of dishes that involved dairy, eggs, and meat. I wouldn't buy a book like this. But there were a number of simple recipes, mostly salads and condiments, that were appealing and I'm going to try making. Orange Glazed Nuts, Oven Roasted Tomatoes ...more
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Dec 09, 2009 Angie Windheim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The dilemma: Grandma is hosting Easter potluck and asks that I bring a “cooked vegetable.” Whoa. A cooked vegetable? Time to get creative. Well, I just opened trusty What Can I Bring? Cookbook, by Anne Byrn (aka The Cake Mix Doctor). I picked the Spinach and Feta Pie recipe. Yu-um. It had all the magic of spanakopitas with a lot less work. I chose to make the feed-a crowd version that filled up a 913 pan. Everybody loved it.

Over the years my mom has gifted me with the Cake Mix Doctor Cookbook, t
Anne Byrn, known to millions of fans through her Cake Mix Doctor and Dinner Doctor cookbooks, shares tips for entertaining year-round in her new cookbook What Can I Bring?. Cutting through menu block-a condition familiar to everyone who cooks-Byrn offers over 200 delicious suggestions for crowd-pleasing food that's designed to travel. And, as a special treat for our listeners who belong to book clubs, Anne highlights her menu for hosting a book club luncheon.

We met Anne Byrn when she visited the
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Dec 29, 2015 Eva Gogola rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I would cook SO MANY of these recipes. Strangely enough, the reason I picked this up was to find a good appetizer to take to a party. Though many of the recipes were great, I couldn't find one that would suit this crowd. Nonetheless, I'm adding this book to my ownership wishlist. I was particularly tickled with the margins for notes. I even saw some baking recipes that I wanted to dabble with. In conclusion, I need a Bundt pan.
May 26, 2010 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My rule is I check a cookbook out of the library and test a few recipes before I buy it. I really don't need to do that with Anne Byrn, who is well known for her "Cake Mix Doctor" series of cookbooks. Her recipes are easy and you will find an abundance of tips here. I'll be adding this one to my collection soon.
Julie Davis
#90 - 2010.

All things potluck with simple but delicious sounding recipes, tips on how to make ahead, and ideas for packing and transporting. Knowing Byrn's cookbooks as I do, these are probably foolproof. I'll be trying out some of these to see if the book would be one to add to my library.
Kathy McC
Jul 02, 2013 Kathy McC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know how many of the recipes I will ever make, but I loved the information at the beginning of the book. There were tips for choosing what to bring, ideas for containers, presentation suggestions, guest "etiquette".
Sep 25, 2010 DixieJo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a no-glam cookbook, but I am always looking for new ideas to take to potlucks or luncheons. Nice to get some new ideas.
Jan 19, 2016 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have not made many of the recipes but the ones I have made have been good. Useful tips throughout.
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