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Martha Stewart's Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors d'Oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails

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Snacks, Starters, Small Plates, Stylish Bites, and Sips

Hors d’oeuvres made modern: Today’s style of entertaining calls for fuss-free party foods that are easy to make and just as delicious as ever. With more than 200 recipes for tasty pre-dinner bites, substantial small plates, special-occasion finger foods, and quick snacks to enjoy with drinks, Martha Stewart’s
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 8th 2015 by Clarkson Potter (first published September 1st 2015)
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The moment you open a box from Penguin Random House, you remove the bubble wrap and you hear an angelic chorus in your head as you hold Martha Stewart’s Appetizers for the first time!

Martha Stewart’s Appetizers is a wonderful and priceless addition to my bookshelf. Starting with the fabulous cover and back cover photographs, they are absolutely perfect for this book. The appetizers in those photographs are mouthwatering and definitely make you want to open the book and
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Join us for an informal discussion about cookbooks and sample delectable examples, potluck style. Stop by the branch for more details. This month's selection is Martha Stewart's Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Nibbles, Bites, Snacks, Starters, Small Plates and Other Delicious Hors d'Oeuvres by Martha Stewart.
Discussion will take place at Kent District Library's Byron Township Branch, on October 7, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Mar 04, 2016 rated it liked it
I like her other appetizer book better. It has more recipes and variations than this one.
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Pretty wide selection of things to make. Granted, many take time and call for special ingredients, but that's sort of what I expect from Martha Stewart. If it was easy, everyone would think it up and be able to do it. Even though I might not make the recipes, she opens my eyes to new ways of preparing and combining ingredients. I really appreciate her party tips and was pleasantly surprised at the number of simple recipes (edamame, popcorn seasoning, for example) that I will try out.
Dec 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Lots of pretty photographs, but not many appetizers I would actually want to take the time & effort to make. The recipes imply that there is not much work involved, but that is not the way they come across in the reading. These recipes are designed to appeal to modern sensibilities, but enh, a number of them were just not that appealing to me.
Mary Jasen
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great and quick ideas to use for entertaining.
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: food-and-drink

Pretty good, but more about dressing up ordinary appetizers into fancy Hors d'Oeuvres rather than showcasing anything actually fancy to begin with.
MrsK Books
Yum to the fullest! Within these pages you will discover a "bounty" of suggestions, simply delectable recipes, photos, hosting hints, and a feeling of success... an energy that inspires you to begin opening your home to festive evenings with friends and family.

Snacks: Quick snacking is always a favorite touch from the moment your guests arrive, through out the gathering, and well into your cleanup. These appetizers will be a welcomed "nibble":

Frico and Broiled Feta (pg.14): a "light" chip with
Virginia Campbell
An "appetizer" is defined as "a small portion of tasty food to stimulate the appetite". Yes, indeed. An "hors d'oeuvre" is noted as an appetizer served before a meal. Why, thank you--I will accept a nice sampler plate. "Martha Stewart's Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors d'Oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails" offers up tasty tidbits and tempting treats accompanied by lovely libations. This is a glorious graze-fest, done in "Martha Style", and it ...more
Michelle Hankes
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Apps. Mmm...

Not the kind that you download to your phone and use to stare at all the gorgeous foods that you can make, like Pinterest.

No. Straight-up appetizers. Or appeteasers, as some might call them. Something to whet the appetite and get you going, wanting more.

We all know Martha Stewart as the queen of TV, home entertaining, and pretty much everything else crafty and delicious. She's a mega-queen. Some of her most ingenious ideas are simplistic and beautiful. Now, she has a team of experts
Book in a Bar
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
No-Joke, No-Fuss Cocktails (and Laid-Back Eats) From Martha Stewart
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Over two-hundred recipes for bite-size eats, plus thirty cocktails? Girl’s still got it. Martha Stewart’s Appetizers is an organized, impeccably photographed catalog of the “new ‘casualness’ we are all witnessing in home entertaining.”

On that point, Appetizers nails it. The collection is divided into five parts: Snacks, Starters, Small Plates, Stylish Bites, and Sips. (Sips was our favorite ‘S.’) A
C.E. Hart
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
Mini quiches, meatballs, vegetable dips, and slow-baked cracker snacks! Mmm… There are so many delicious snacks in this book, and the illustrations are mouthwatering.

First of all, I was surprised on the thickness of this appetizer cookbook. It is a hardback with 256 pages and over 200 recipes for snacks and cocktails. Though you can get this in an ebook format, I recommend the physical book. The illustrations are beautiful and inspiring, the pages are glossy and thick, and the cover looks great
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Martha Stewart wows her fans once again with her updated Hors d’ Oeuvre’s book, Appetizers. With more than 200 recipes, Martha Stewart elevates the old style of entertaining, reflecting the casual approach in current social circles. It’s broken down into five simple sections of: starters, small plates, stylish bites, and sips of joy. Every avenue of entertaining is explored with full color pictures, make ahead tips and serving pairing guides. Whether your style is chicken wings and sliders, or ...more
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing recipe collection from Martha (as usual). I love the layout of this book, and the section on small plates is fantastic. Recipes range from simple and quick to more involved but impressive tasty tidbits. Beautiful photography as always. I really enjoyed the variations on recipes, like the gougères for example: there's classic, mixed herb, lemon-parsley, bacon-cheddar and manchego-cumin. And many types of bacon-wrapped bites. Instructions are included on nearly everything for make ...more
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any Chef
I really enjoyed reading through this book. The pictures are amazing each one looks so good you just want to eat it right off the page. The recipes themselves are all well written and everything is in easy to understand English. The recipes are so easy to follow that a chef with no prior knowledge could make most of these recipes without much difficulty. I personally greatly enjoyed making and tasting the spiced nuts recipe.

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Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A very thorough guide to appetizers and small bites and they all look super tasty. This book is broken up into five sections: Snacks, Starters, Small Plates, Stylish Bites, and Sips. I love the variety of recipes. This cookbook covers everything from small snacks for when guests first walk in the door to larger appetizers that can actually serve as a meal, to drinks to pair them with. The recipes range from ingredients you can simply throw together to more complicated apps. I really like the ...more
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely a notch above any other appetizer book I’ve used. Martha Stewart certainly adds a touch of class, with elegance, to the more than 200 recipes included. And the illustrations of the finished products are absolutely beautiful!

The contents include Snacks, Starters, Small Plates, Stylish Bites, and Sips. My favorite section is the Stylish Bites where I have marked many recipes to try. Also included are Golden Rules for Hosting a Party and Party Planning: Tips and Strategies.

Oct 26, 2015 rated it liked it
How can you go wrong with any Martha Stewart cookbook? I have several of her books at home on my overburdened book shelves. They are usually my go-to books when I need meal planning.

While I have made many of her dishes that go on our regular meal rotation menus I have not tried any of the appetizer recipes. This book is devoted to appies but some are so robust you could make a tapas type meal out of them.

These are mostly easy-to-toss-together party fare that have a big return on flavor. Over 200
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I am a fan of food. I'm not the best cook, and I really like to have some kind of guideline to go by when I cook new meals. This book is fantastic!! A few of the items I would not ever make, but this book has me gearing up for the holiday season. Here are some of my favorites: stuffed mushrooms, salsas, cheese balls, pull apart lobster rolls, dumplings, multiple ideas for deviled eggs (who knew!?), and mini crab cakes. In the back of the book is also a selection for cocktails, the cranberry
Dec 11, 2015 rated it liked it
A 3 1/2 star review:

I love that there are pictures for each recipe because I like to see what the finished product looks like. The recipes are pretty easy to follow and make. Some of the shortcuts I am not a fan of. Ex: Seasoned Potato Chips- A bag of plain store bought potato chips that get seasoned and heated in the oven. Really... Why not buy flavored potato chips? There a lot of basic recipes and not a lot of NEW appetizer recipes, which is what I was hoping for.

If you are new to
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was really surprised to love this book. The name Martha Stewart totally intimidated me. while I have not tried any of the recipes, I found them clear and easy to follow. I loved that each step was broken down into smaller easy to follow increments. As a novice cooker any cookbook that writes the whole recipe in one paragraph scares me! The pictures were incredible and made me want to try them. I always find recipes more enticing when I can see the finished product.We do appetizers for ...more
Apr 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a beautiful book, with a photo for every recipe. Most of these recipes are pretty basic - for Martha- but very solid. She offers several variations. I liked the progression, and it's well organized. I also thought the entertaining tips were helpful by telling you how much to prepare.

The end of the book also includes some drinks recipes, which are also solid. In all, this is kind of what we would expect from Martha - classy, helpful, but not breaking any boundaries or pushing the
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: food, nonfiction
I think this could have been so much better if the editors would have taken out the entire section of cocktails and used the space for more food recipes. The cocktail section did not seem to fit with the formatting of the rest of the book...each cocktail recipe should have had a list of ingredients, just like the food recipes; however, the reader had to search out the bold words in a paragraph, which made it clunky.
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
A beautiful book filled with many fantastic recipes for appetizers, snacks, drinks and somewhat heavier fare (sliders, the genius lobster pull-apart rolls). I thought there were lots of fresh new ideas, along with old favorites, and nothing was too difficult, unlike the Martha of the past.
Apr 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I guess it's OK to count a cookbook; I didn't read every word, but I looked at every page.

A good mix of easy retro appetizers and a few more demanding updated twists. I made quite a few checkmarks!
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-and-drink
I made the aged goat cheese and cherry tomato bruschetta for a dinner party last night and may have tasted heaven. Loses a star because many of the recipes include expensive ingredients (i.e. a seafood platter with every seafood imaginable), but has plenty of quick-fixes too.
Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can really never go wrong with a Martha Stewart recipe book -- they all have such good attention to detail.
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cook-books
Want to try the Hot artichoke Dip and the Green Goddess Dip recipes, yum!!
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Adorable. I want to get a copy just for perusing purposes. If I could make one small complaint, it would be the lack of non-alcoholic drinks.
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-non-fiction
Gorgeous !!! Very useful tips. Really enjoyed just reading through this book. Lots of recipe I want to try; will update when I do.
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Martha Stewart is an American business magnate, author, editor and homemaking advocate. She is also a former stockbroker and fashion model. Over the last two decades Stewart has held a prominent position in the American publishing industry; as the author of several books, hundreds of articles on the domestic arts, editor of a national homekeeping magazine, host for two popular daytime television ...more