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Small Plates & Dainty Desserts

About the Author: Barbara Stafford is a wife, mother, canine mom, and dental professional living in beautiful Colorado. She is an eclectic entertainer who will assume no rules. She delights her guests with a variety of flavors, textures and colors woven through the menu, all presented in a very relaxed fashion. She firmly believes that the host/hostess should enjoy their own party and sprinkles tips and tricks throughout her books to help the reader to the same. Has it been awhile since you hosted a dinner party? What are you waiting for? These books are truly entertaining without stress. Elegant entertaining is only a click away!

Barbara loves to entertain in their Highlands Ranch home, on Chatfield Reservoir while boating, at Red Rocks Amphitheater for pre-concert tailgating, and even at Belle’s Camp in Vail, elevation 11,478’. Yes, that’s right, we pack lunch in backpacks, ski to the Back Bowls and grill at that amazing venue! That is a favorite of mine.

About Small Plates & Dainty Desserts: Small Plates & Dainty Desserts is literally “Cooking 101.” It contains 101 recipes and photos. There is something for every palate in this unique cooking book as it includes Salt Block Cooking, Vegetables, Meats, Seafood, Cheeses, and Desserts. This cookbook is packed with helpful preparation and shopping tips. It even includes some vegetarian and/or gluten-free options.

Barbara is also the author of Eclectic Entertaining. Click the link for more on it.

Purchase a Copy: Both Eclectic Entertaining and Small Plates & Dainty Desserts retail for $30, are hard-covered, and packed with 200 pages of recipes and glossy photos. They are available on Barbara’s website as well as on Amazon, Kindle, and iBooks.

Visit Eclectic Entertaining for more information. Email Barbara at

Both books were printed proudly in the USA!

Listen to Barbara’s Podcast with host Jerry Fabyanic here.

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