Effortless Entertaining During the Holidays with The Baker Mama
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Effortless Entertaining During the Holidays with The BakerMama – Podcast Ep 123

In this episode, we chat with Maegan Brown, aka The Baker Mama, all about entertaining with ease during the holiday season!

Updated April 2, 2024

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert

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The holidays are upon us! This means creating special memories, holiday parties, and delicious food. If you’re the one who is hosting the holidays this year, or you need to bring a dish or two to a party, it can be daunting to know where to start. Maybe you want to make a tasty but healthy dish. And perhaps you want to make something kid-friendly so everyone can enjoy. Today, we have a special guest on the podcast, The BakerMama, who is answering all of our questions and is serving some fantastic tips to help make hosting and entertaining easier!

Who is Maegan Brown?

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Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) is the best-selling cookbook author of Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads, and Brilliant Bites. Her popular food blog, TheBakerMama.com, features hundreds of her tasty recipes and creative meal ideas. In her latest book, Brilliant Bites, Maegan continues her quest to share her best ideas for effortless entertaining with 75 charming and delicious small bites for all occasions, such as parties, family meals, breakfast, snack-time, dessert, and holidays.

Maegan loves to entertain with ease and is passionate about inspiring others to create delicious moments with their loved ones. She lives in Dallas with her husband and four children, and in their house, the kitchen is the heart of their home, and they love welcoming others into it!

What Did We Discuss?

In this episode, we chat with Maegan all about entertaining during the holiday season! Here are several of the questions that we covered:

  • Have you always loved to cook?
  • What inspired you to start The BakerMama?
  • What are your top tips for entertaining during the holidays?
  • If you are hosting a party, how do you begin to plan out a menu?
  • What are some of your favorite recipes for entertaining?
  • What are your favorite kid-friendly recipes?
  • What are your tips for keeping it easy in the kitchen?
  • Do your kids like to help you in the kitchen? How do you recommend including kids in the cooking process?
  • What tricks do you have up your sleeve for keeping dishes both healthy and delicious?
  • What’s your go-to sharable appetizer to take to a party?
  • What must-have products do you have in your kitchen?
  • What cooking hacks do you think every mom should know?
  • What items are always in your fridge/pantry?
  • What are your kid’s favorite recipes that you make?
  • What are your top tips for entertaining like a pro?

Maegan’s Resources

Cheers to effortless entertaining!


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