Girl Dinner on Boards

By Kat La Mantia | July 17 2023 | BlogAdultsGeneralAll

After a long day of work, errands, and chores, it can be exhausting to whip up a whole meal just to feed yourself. Enter “girl dinner.” Otherwise known as a snack assemblage that lets you collect all your favorite things into one no-prep spread for an easy throw together dinner. Yes, it’s casual and quick. But it also feels a little bit fancy. What is girl dinner if not an excuse to splurge on some good cheese and charcuterie, or indulge in finds from your local farmers market?

The great thing about snack spreads, or “girl dinners,” is that they can become as elevated or as casual as you want, but they’ll always be tasty. For tips on making the most of your girl dinners, check out our books and decks all about meals on boards, and take your snack game to the next level.

On Boards
Simple & Inspiring Recipe Ideas to Share at Every Gathering: A Cookbook
The #1 bestselling cookbook you don't want to miss—with 200,000+ copies sold! Transform simple foods into beautiful boards with 100+ easy and achievable recipes and ideas, perfect for beautiful, stress-free summer entertaining.
$20.00 US
Oct 30, 2018
7-5/8 x 10-5/8
192 Pages
Appetite by Random House

Boards and Spreads
Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal
Go beyond cheese with 65 recipes for delicious boards and epic spreads for dinner, appetizers, breakfast, snacks, and more.
$24.00 US
Aug 23, 2022
7 x 9
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Wine and Cheese Board Deck
50 Pairings to Sip and Savor: Cards
Learn how to expertly pair wine and cheese with this beautiful, accessible deck of 54 cards featuring 50 delicious combinations, from the author of The Cheese Board Deck.
$20.00 US
Oct 10, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
54 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Around the Board
Boards, Platters, and Plates: Seasonal Cheese and Charcuterie for Year-Round Cel
Gather around the board to celebrate all of life’s occasions!
$24.99 US
Mar 29, 2022
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
192 Pages

Stylish Spreads for Casual Gatherings
Fun, flexible, unique holiday spreads, weeknight meal boards…even drinks and dessert options!
$30.00 US
Apr 26, 2022
7-7/8 x 9-5/8
288 Pages
America's Test Kitchen

Inspiration for Small Plates and Meandering Meals: A Charcuterie Cookbook
An accessible, mouthwatering collection of more than 80 recipes for small bites, tapas, and charcuterie spreads “Graze is the most useful cookbook I’ve seen in a long time. It’s perfect for the way we eat now: simple food, big platters, big flavors.”—Diana Henry, author of Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavours Grazing is an enchanting way to eat. It means skipping from dish to dish, tasting different things without committing to a single one. It’s about creating multiple dishes that work together as a meal, that all share a theme, an aesthetic. When she entertains, or even pulls together a quick dinner for just two, food stylist Suzanne Lenzer enjoys this tapas-style of eating—and with her guidance, you can too. In Graze, chapters are organized by level of involvement, from simply slicing veggies (“Mostly Chopping”) to cooking up lavish spreads (“Worth the Effort”). Whip up fast and easy Prosciutto, Asparagus, and Arugula Rolls and Three-Tomato Panzanella on a busy weeknight or indulge in Flaky Cheddar Biscuits with Heirloom Tomatoes and Peaches, Shredded Potato Cakes with Ramps, and Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Skewers on the weekend. And to finish off the meal, try desserts like Brown Butter Brownies and Lemon-Lavender Posset. Making delicious, beautiful dishes and snacks for grazing, whether for two or twelve, doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. With simple, no-nonsense tips on how to stock your pantry, sample menus, and easy-to-modify recipes, Graze is the ultimate resource for preparing healthy, wholesome, and appetizing food without spending hours in the kitchen.
$27.50 US
Jul 11, 2017
7-1/2 x 9-1/8
240 Pages
Rodale Books

That Cheese Plate Wants to Party
Festive Boards, Spreads, and Recipes with the Cheese By Numbers Method
It's time to party! This how-to guide will turn any gathering into a cheese-filled opportunity for connection and self-care—from the bestselling author of That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life.
$30.00 US
Apr 11, 2023
6-1/2 x 8
288 Pages
The Dial Press

The Cheese Board Deck
50 Cards for Styling Spreads, Savory and Sweet
Elevate your next gathering with this beautiful, helpful card deck that offers 50 creative ideas for styling and presenting food platters for any occasion--no cooking skills required!
$20.00 US
Nov 02, 2021
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
52 Pages
Clarkson Potter

That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life
Creative Gatherings and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method
A how-to guide for crafting beautiful and delicious cheese boards for entertaining and self-care, from the creator of the Cheese by Numbers method and the Instagram phenomenon That Cheese Plate"[Marissa Mullen] takes the guesswork out of the coolest, most solid thing to bring to any party or potluck: the cheese platter."--Rachael Ray
$28.00 US
May 12, 2020
6-1/2 x 8
304 Pages
The Dial Press