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Episode Info: If you board it, they will come. And if you put snacks, appetizers, and nibbles on a board, everyone at your table will eat and enjoy every bite! Whether you call them cheese boards, snack boards, appetizer boards, or charcuterie boards, Maegan Brown, author of Beautiful Boards, has the complete scoop on creating irresistible boards for every eating occasion. Maegan Brown is The Baker Mama and author of the stunning new cookbook, Beautiful Boards. She has tips for everything from creating a sensational Cobb Salad Board piled high with all the fixings to a make-your-own Pancake Board, complete with colorful berries, maple syrup, and bacon on the side! Tune in for my delightful conversation with Maegan. If you’re looking for a new way to serve food that’s fun, interesting, and easy, then this is the show for you! Show Highlights: The story of Maegan, The Baker Mama, who is the mom of four kids under age 8 and is married to her fellow foodie husband, with whom she makes her home in Dallas, TX How Maegan’s blog began in 2012 with a focus on baking but branched out into family-friendly original recipes and entertaining How Maegan’s background is in family-friendly meals that have people gathering around the table to enjoy great food Maegan’s food philosophy revolves around helping kids to have an appreciation for food and the work that goes into growing and preparing it How boards give everyone the freedom to pick and choose the foods they want Why the 1970’s Lazy Susan was the precursor to today’s board meals A look inside Maegan’s book, filled with 50 creative snack, appetizer, holiday, breakfast, dinner, and brunch ideas Why Maegan’s boards are produce-centric, loaded with fruits and vegetables How to start with a small collection of boards and grow your collection as you go Where to get boards: www.boardsbythebakermama.com, World Market, Crate & Barrel, Target, and Trader Joe’s Maegan’s dad’s boards, which are handcrafted from start to finish How to clean a board properly with dish soap and warm water The secret to great boards is that there are no rules; be creative and learn as you go Why boards are approachable and interesting to everyone Maegan’s Cobb Salad board components: hard-boiled eggs, lettuce, pecans, roasted chicken, tomatoes, red onion, croutons, cheese, bacon bits, avocado, and dressing Maegan’s Candy Cane Caprese Board components: mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinaigrette Some of Maegan’s other boards include a Game Day Board, Rainbow Board, New Year’s Eve Board, Princess Board, Vegan Board, and Gluten-Free Board How you can ask the bakery experts in your supermarket to help with your board A behind-the-scenes look at the photography procedure to make the boards look fresh and delicious What’s next for Maegan? “We are enjoying the ride, and we’re working to grow the board business and take it to the next level.” A random question from the Mason jar about the one foo...
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