Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday Cookbook Giveaway Part 2

The holidays really seem to have taken over in our house. Although I grew up in a half Jewish household, we've always had a Christmas tree - there's something so festive about decorating a tree, and for me it's just a symbol of taking the time to reunite with family.

Being here in Toronto and an ocean away from my family in France, it's small traditions like these that make this month of the year feel special (albeit a little stressful at times!). After a trip to Toronto's Christmas market in the Distillery district, I can feel the countdown to a lovely holiday dinner approach. I'm still etching out my final menu. but I know there will be figs, chocolate and good cheese involved!


Christmas Market in Toronto's Distillery District
Now for a little added cheer! Second on my list of holiday cookbook giveaway is Tiny Party Food. This book is perfect for entertaining and filled with clever ideas to make impressive bite-size treats. A few of the recipes that caught my eye are the Tiny Potato Salad Bites, Teeny Chicken Parmesan Crostinis and One-Bite White Chocolate Cheesecakes.


To enter the contest, simply leave a comment and let me know what kind of finger food you usually most enjoy.. The contest ends on December 19th, at midnight. The winner will be drawn at random and you must be a Canadian or American resident to enter. Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you!

33 comments:

Megan Ginsberg said...

I love all tiny foods and am kind of surprised I didn't come up with this book idea! Stuffed mushrooms, mini caprese skewers, anything that can be called a shooter, and of course mini desserts like tartlets.

Sara said...

Mmm...I think I love tiny tartlets the best because you can try more than one dessert!

Rachael Hardison said...

I've gotta be honest, I LOVE mozzarella sticks... do those count?

great giveaway! thanks for the chance!
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Liene said...

Chocolates, truffles, with or without peanut butter, fudge, brittle... Do you see the trend?

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

I've lived in Toronto all my life and I have no idea where the distellery district is!!! Looks pretty...must make a trip soon..

My favourite has to be samosas!

Sarah said...

My mom makes these homemade veggies rolls with soft flour tortillas, cream cheese spread, and chopped veggies that are my favorite finger food!

Sara said...

My fav little party food is caprese salad skewers - you skewer basil, little mozzarella balls, and cherry tomatoes, and then dip in balsamic vinaigrette. Fun and delicious!

marissa bognanno said...

i love "pigs in a blanket" (mini hot dogs wrapped in puff pastry) and spanikopita! they remind me of holidy parties when i was little. :)

Carla said...

I love Brazilian cheese bread. And tiny pettit fours.

Carla said...

I love Brazilian cheese bread and this book looks amazing!

Christine said...

Definitely anything that gets dipped in hot cheese!

Elin Woods said...

I love cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon!

Sand said...

Mini quiches!

Cathy said...

Good morning.... my favourite finger food.... I think that a well done stuffed mushroom is it. Our family loves them so they usually are the first to go.

Helene Peloquin said...

I like a platter of cheese and pâté for appetizer. Nice giveaway

suburban prep said...

i like little quiches or I also like a hummus dip with fresh veggies or I alike small spinach balls.

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Lacy said...

Many, I have to pick just one? Cheese. Sushi. Charcuterie. Sweet pickle and cream cheese rolls. Brie tarts. I could keep going for hours!

Amanda Thompson said...

I love fancy cheeses with crackers!

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A. Rivera, Librarian said...

I find all kinds of miniature finger foods fascinating. However, I personally like simple things. Crackers with cheese, some wine and I am happy.

bakingbeardy said...

Deviled eggs. I am OBSESSED with deviled eggs!

Colleen said...

I love those tiny cocktail meatballs that you make in the crock pot! They only ever come around during the holidays, which is one of the many reasons I love this time of the year.

gdwmsu said...

Tiny tomato, bit of mozzarella and basil leaf threaded on a pick and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. A platter of these are pretty, easy and go over very well with a crowd!

Deb said...

I am overly fond of cheese and crackers!

Bea Masters said...

I agree with someone above- devilled eggs! They're the best. So basic and so good!

helen and elaina said...

i love ANY dessert!!! <3 :)

Camilla Mann said...

I hosted an amuse bouche party last year and am game for any bite-sized treat. But I lean towards the savory,though I think that my lavender truffles were the hit of the party.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

I would love to have this book because I make finger food each week for our Friday glass of wine but I live in New Zealand so that's me out.

Lindsay Adams said...

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Id love to win!!!

Anj Shan said...

I am always amazed with tiny food items, as it has to bring the same satisfaction of eating a larger portion.

My favorite type of tiny food is petit fours.

Manda said...

Deviled eggs!

davita said...

i really really enjoy things made with cheese! almost anything really.... but if i had to pick one at this moment it would be cream cheese wantons.

davita said...

i really love things made with cheese. i know, there are so many things, but if i had to pick right at this moment, i would say cream cheese wantons

Beth said...

I love the distillery district at Christmas! Last year I went down to hear my friend's daughter sing in a choir, and it was just magical. And the tree is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

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