We were lucky enough to be regaled with her wisdom, as well as sample some tasty tidbits from her book. Our favorite piece of advice is, when bringing a dish to someone’s home or event, don’t make it difficult on the party planner. Come with a serving dish, spoon, or whatever else is needed. Don’t challenge your host by requiring a lot of prep at the location either. They may not have extra refrigerator, counter or oven space. In other words be as self contained as possible, for your sake as well as the sanity of everyone involved.
Delicious treasures abound on these pages, including Ali’s Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, which really pops with its lemon, butter and egg yolk dressing. The recipes found in Bring It are practical, fun and foolproof, which is a style that fits just about everyone.
Ali’s Quickest, Most Flavorful Bolognese tops any pasta that floats your boat. And every dish travels and keeps well. So no matter what the event, picnic, PTA meeting, lunch with the girls or extended family dinner, there’s a recipe ideal for the occasion.
Like Snap Peas with Parmesan and Bacon, which combine the crisp sweetness of the season with the salty and savory, a winning combination every time. Keep an eye out for each recipes side bar which shares exactly how the dish travels, stores or reheats best.
Strawberry Sandwiches bring back childhood memories of Wonder Bread and honey, two essential ingredients. And the kids will love them too, if you share.
While Snowy Chocolate Cookies are the perfect hostess gift for any invitation, even when the host says “Oh don’t bother, I’ve got it covered”. Everyone will love this thoughtful goodie. Because who couldn’t use an extra little sweet, especially after a long day prepping for company. Thank you Ali for Bring It, with your guidance we certainly will now.