Create lovely and delicious food boards that bring everyone around the table and spark meaningful family-time meals.
Through stunning recipes and hosting tips from Sandy Coughlin, founder of the recipe and hospitality blog, Reluctant Entertainer, Big Boards for Families shows you how to artfully craft and serve food boards to your close friends and family. Piece together these bountiful spreads with a variety of ingredients and options that allow you and your guests to customize every dish.
Whether it’s for a morning brunch or movie-night get-together, you and your family will find over 50 splendid food boards to create and enjoy together, including:
- European Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- Sweet and Savory Trail Mix Board
- Summer Burger Board
- Nori Temaki Shushi Hand Rolls Board
- Festive Taco Dinner Board
- Thai-inspired Chicken Dinner Board
- Pistachio Lemon Salmon Board
- Scoopin’ Ice Cream Donut Sundae Board
- Berry Crumble Board
Big Boards for Families shows you how to casually host in style with minimum effort and maximum impact, allowing you to focus on spending time together, rather than being stuck in the kitchen. Everyone will feel comfortable digging in and helping themselves to their own personalized portion.
These plentiful charcuterie boards will impress your guests and delight your family, even those picky eaters! Choose the right spread for your family from a selection of food boards for dinner, lunch, after-school snacks, breakfast, or brunch. They’re also perfect for special occasions and game days too.
Invite friends, neighbors, and family over to your home and discover a new way of bringing those dearest to you around the table with Big Boards for Families.
About the Author
Sandy Coughlin writes about food, travel, and hospitality on her popular blog, Reluctant Entertainer. Her mission is to help readers feast on life by providing easy and tasty recipes, time-saving tips, and inspiration to help reluctant entertainers open their hearts and homes to others through great food and great conversations. Coughlin is the author of The Reluctant Entertainer: Every Woman’s Guide to Simple and Gracious Hospitality and Big Boards for Families. She has been featured by Woman’s Day, Rachael Ray, Better Homes and Gardens, Taste of Home, and more. She enjoys hosting parties that create lifelong connections and memories. She is a mother to three grown children and lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband, Paul. You can find her on social media @ReluctantEntertainer.
"Sandy’s board creations are nothing short of incredible, and as you turn the pages of this cookbook, you will be amazed at the various themes and combinations she presents. Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or just feeding your family, Sandy will inspire you to up your board game!"
—Ree Drummond, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
“Everything looks prettier on a board, and since we eat with our eyes, I’m so excited for this book. If you need inspiration for beautiful charcuterie boards, this book is for you.”—Gina Homolka, New York Times best-selling author of The Skinnytaste Cookbook
“Is there anything better than a big, beautiful board full of food? I think not! Sandy’s book is the perfect guide to not only entertaining with ease but making everything truly gorgeous! I’d like every party to come complete with a board from here on out!”—Gaby Dalkin, author of What’s Gaby Cooking
“Big Boards for Families is literally the book of my dreams! Sandy’s delicious recipes are a staple in this house. Whether it’s a brunch board, taco night, or a spread of fondue you can’t go wrong!"—Jessica Merchant, founder of How Sweet Eats and author of Everyday Dinners
“Sandy’s love for food and entertaining is contagious and this book is full of fun and creative ideas. I can’t wait to recreate these special spreads for future holidays, parties, and special occasions.”—Maria Lichty, author of Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook
“In Big Boards for Families, Sandy Coughlin masters how to create stunning charcuterie boards that are approachable and absolutely delicious. I guarantee everyone will run to the table for these.”—Jocelyn Delk Adams, award-winning cookbook author of Grandbaby Cakes
“Sandy has mastered the art of effortless entertaining by seamlessly marrying creative, wholesome foods with the joy of dining and gathering together. Her boards are inspiring, easy to customize, and the perfect way to mix up mealtime for kids and adults alike.”—Kelly Senyei, author of The Secret Ingredient Cookbook and founder of Just A Taste
“Simplifies every meal while making you look like a cooking genius! You’ll refer back to this book forever.”—Myquillyn Smith, New York Times best-selling author of Welcome Home
“Sandy’s creative boards are not only gorgeous, they inspire you to gather precious hearts and souls around the table to celebrate life together in a simple yet memorable way!”—Melissa Michaels, New York Times best-selling author of Simple Gatherings, Dwelling and The Inspired
“Sandy’s magical gift is bringing people and especially families together surrounded by big boards of gorgeous food.”—Catherine McCord, author and founder of One Potato
“If you’ve ever wondered how to put together a big, beautiful, welcoming spread of food for family or friends, read this book!”—Elise Bauer, founder of Simply Recipes
“The creativity contained within Big Boards for Families is truly inspirational! This is an instant classic that will bring people to the table to create memorable meals.”—Lori Lange, founder of RecipeGirl.com