Blog Tour Review: Finger Foods by Joyce Tanner Whiting


Finger Foods: Elegant Treats and Bite-Sized Eats for Every OccasionFinger Foods: 
Elegant Treats and Bite-Sized Eats for Every Occasion
by Joyce Tanner Whiting
Paperback, 224 Pages
January 1st 2015 by Front Table Books


Taste your way to deliciousness, one little bite at a time. These scrumptious and sensational finger foods are the perfect way to impress your guests for parties, receptions, and more. Try the Coconut Butterflied Shrimp, Orange and Honey Meatballs, and Lemon Tassies. Packed with recipes and tips from an expert caterer, this book is sure to make your next party a giant hit from the first little bite.


My Review

Finger Foods was such a fun cookbook! I liked how there were simple recipes to more extravagant and time-consuming ones. There were recipes for comfort foods to those with more complex taste. There was a section at the back of the book that included some basic recipes and techniques for cooking and preparing meat for some of the recipes that I really liked. I also really liked that almost every recipe included a picture. I liked that there were ideas for preparing pasta and potato bars, sandwiches, and veggie and fruit trays. The recipes definitely made me feel like entertaining.

The recipes we tried were: Raspberry Lemonade (would have used about half the sugar), Mini-Calzones (everyone loved these and the recipe made a ton), Chicken Fritter with Zippy Orange Sauce (these were fabulous), Classic Meatballs (easy and good - liked the Spicy Apricot Sauce over the Sweet and Sour Sauce), Carrot Cake Rounds (these were really yummy), Grandma Lottie's "Spudnuts" (the kids loved these as did us adults - messy, fun, and a little time consuming, but worth it), Chocolate Cups (these I need to practice more, but they turned out), Caramel Cracker Bars (extremely easy and divine), Jill's Chocolate Mousse (just plain easy and delicious), and Vanilla Custard (will definitely be making again).

I realized when I was putting this together that I only took pictures of some of the desserts, but here is what the Spudnuts, Chocolate Cups with the Mousse, and the Caramel Cracker Bars kind of looked like: 

I'll definitely be using Finger Foods in the future for dinner, snacks, lunches, brunches, and entertaining. It's a great resource for making small delicacies for small crowds and there is plenty of variety in the recipes that you can easily make a great spread. 

Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort and Front Table Books for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Joyce has spent the last 40+ years catering weddings and events as a part-time hobby. She does the cooking while her daughters, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters help with everything else. Catering events range from family dinners under the locust tree to 500 guest events. Events include wedding breakfasts, dinners, and receptions, anniversary parties, prom dinners, class and family reunions, church suppers, and business luncheons.

Joyce and her husband currently live in Springville, Utah, where she cooks, gardens, and hugs grandkids.


  1. Looks yummy! I'll have to check this one out...

  2. Looks like you've read some good books. I personally love Windows 8. I hope it works out for you too :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I liked the review, thank you.

  5. I think I've had those Caramel Crackers bars or something very much like them and they are yummy good.

  6. Cali Willette3/16/15, 7:43 PM

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  7. Everything looks so delicious!

  8. Lots of fabulous reading there.

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  10. That was a hard one. Mixed feelings for me I did post my review and I think you commented. I'll go see what you had to say... Playing catch-up after all the computer issues. :/

  11. Thanks, Mary! Hope you're having a great week!

  12. It was yummy. Lots of little pieces of food for lots of people that we enjoyed. :)

  13. You wouldn't think they would be so good, but they are! I just heard a variation with cranberries and white chocolate that sounds delightful as well. They're also easy.

  14. They all pretty much were. :)


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