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 on Holiday Cookbook Giveaway Part 2

  1. Megan Ginsberg
    December 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm (5 years ago)

    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.

  2. Sara
    December 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm (5 years ago)

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

  3. Liene
    December 9, 2012 at 10:54 pm (5 years ago)

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

  4. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies
    December 9, 2012 at 11:28 pm (5 years ago)

    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!

  5. Sarah
    December 10, 2012 at 12:06 am (5 years ago)

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

  6. Sara
    December 10, 2012 at 12:33 am (5 years ago)

    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!

  7. marissa bognanno
    December 10, 2012 at 3:21 am (5 years ago)

    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. 🙂

  8. Carla
    December 10, 2012 at 9:32 am (5 years ago)

    I love Brazilian cheese bread. And tiny pettit fours.

  9. Carla
    December 10, 2012 at 9:33 am (5 years ago)

    I love Brazilian cheese bread and this book looks amazing!

  10. Christine
    December 10, 2012 at 9:47 am (5 years ago)

    Definitely anything that gets dipped in hot cheese!

  11. Elin Woods
    December 10, 2012 at 10:29 am (5 years ago)

    I love cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon!

  12. Sand
    December 10, 2012 at 10:43 am (5 years ago)

    Mini quiches!

  13. Cathy
    December 10, 2012 at 11:31 am (5 years ago)

    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.

  14. Helene Peloquin
    December 10, 2012 at 11:45 am (5 years ago)

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

  15. suburban prep
    December 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm (5 years ago)

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

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  16. Lacy
    December 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm (5 years ago)

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

  17. Amanda Thompson
    December 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm (5 years ago)

    I love fancy cheeses with crackers!


  18. A. Rivera, Librarian
    December 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm (5 years ago)

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

  19. bakingbeardy
    December 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Deviled eggs. I am OBSESSED with deviled eggs!

  20. Colleen
    December 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm (5 years ago)

    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.

  21. gdwmsu
    December 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm (5 years ago)

    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!

  22. Deb
    December 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm (5 years ago)

    I am overly fond of cheese and crackers!

  23. Bea Masters
    December 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm (5 years ago)

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

  24. Camilla Mann
    December 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm (5 years ago)

    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.

  25. Suzanne Perazzini
    December 13, 2012 at 5:23 am (5 years ago)

    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.

  26. Anj Shan
    December 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm (5 years ago)

    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.

  27. Manda
    December 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm (5 years ago)

    Deviled eggs!

  28. davita
    December 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm (5 years ago)

    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.

  29. davita
    December 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm (5 years ago)

    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

  30. Beth
    December 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm (5 years ago)

    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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