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It’s been a long day, you’re tired, and you have to figure out something for dinner. You search around your kitchen and find random, little food items to add to your plate. It’s #GirlDinner, the viral TikTok trend of creating a dinner out of snacks. Check out these books to get more #GirlDinner ideas!

Bar Menu : 100+ Drinking Food Recipes for Cocktail Hours at Home by André Darlington
Re-create the experience of visiting the best bars around the world with crave-worthy food-and-cocktail pairings to make at home. With more than 100 pairings, this book is your bible for stylish and delicious entertaining.

Beautiful Boards & Delicious Charcuterie for Every Occasion by Kate Woodson
Beautiful Boards and Delicious Charcuterie for any Gathering provides endless grazing board ideas for brunch, dinner hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and more. Featuring 29 snack board themes and 37 board recipes - from sweet and spicy to Mediterranean, autumnal, chocolate, and more - 24 pairing recipes are also included for homemade crackers, breads, sides, and nuts, plus 65 dips, spreads, salsas, and glazes.

Jarcuterie : Elevate Your Appetizers and Snacks With Grazing Cups for Holidays, Special Occasions, and Just for Fun by Suzanne Billings
Transform communal eating into a convenient, personal experience with elevated snacks that make you feel like you're splurging without making a fuss. You can assemble a batch in just 15 minutes, and little fingers can help by divvying ingredients. The cups are simple to make ahead of time, infinitely customizable, and a breeze to transport.

Lunchbox : 75+ Easy and Delicious Recipes for Lunches on the Go by Aviva Wittenberg
Say goodbye to the same boring, limited lunch rotation, and hello to everyone's new favorite meal of the day! Lunchbox has literally months' worth of recipes for flavorful, filling, nutritious, and delicious meals--guaranteed to stay fresh until lunch. With chapters on Soups, Sandwiches, Salads, Warm Bowls, Cold Bowls, Handpies, and Brunch for Lunch--as well as simple, satisfying snacks and sweet treats to pack alongside--these straightforward recipes will get you out of your lunch rut for good.

Otsumami : Japanese Small Bites & Appetizers : Over 70 Recipes to Enjoy With Drinks by Atsuko Ikeda
Otsumami is the Japanese term given to snacks and simple dishes, designed to be eaten alongside a drink. There are countless delicious flavour pairings to be enjoyed and included here are small bites and dishes to tempt everyone, from existing devotees of Japanese food to new-comers keen to discover more.

Quesadillas by Donna Kelly
60 sweet and savory quesadilla recipes, plus a bonus salsa and sauces section, will have you ready for a fiesta in no time. Simply put, the quesadilla is a delightful package of melted cheesy goodness-all sandwiched inside crispy tortillas. But this classic comfort food is no longer just for snacks. Quesadillas are also hunger-quelling savory meals and scrumptious desserts that are bursting with flavor.

Snacks for Dinner : Small Bites, Full Plates, Can't Lose by Lukas Volger
The author of Start Simple redefines dinner in this creative cookbook that elevates snacks and grazing foods to main-course status, filled with 100 recipes and 75 color photos.

Tailgating Essentials Cookbook : 150 Winning Game-Day Recipes for Beverages, Snacks, Main Dishes, and More by Anne Schaeffer
The perfect gift for sports fans who love great food, this must-have cookbook contains 153 tailgate-ready recipes, from kick-off appetizers to victory-dance desserts, entrees, snacks, sides, and drinks that are sure to score big.

The Complete Small Plates Cookbook : 300+ Shareable Tapas, Meze, Bar Snacks, Dumplings, Salads, and More by America's Test Kitchen
This complete guide to the wonderfully diverse world of small plates offers practical ways to make spreads that can be sumptuous or streamlined. Making a satisfying array of small plates at home is all about putting the right pieces together. Balance hearty anchor dishes with creative nibbles and bites such as gussied up vegetables, crispy bar snacks, dressed-up cheeses, and more.

Vegan Boards : 50 Gorgeous Plant-Based Snack, Meal, and Dessert Boards for All Occasions by Kate Kasbee
The 50 plant-based boards and platters in Vegan Boards are incredibly beautiful to the eye and deliciously tempting to the palate. Finally, a book of beautiful food board ideas for snacks, parties, and family meals that fit your plant-based diet. Serving artfully arranged foods on boards or platters is extremely popular, but until now, all the books on the subject have been full of meats, cheeses, and other animal products. Vegan Boards is the first book to make this trend accessible to people who follow an entirely plant-based diet.


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