Petite Eats will inspire any host or hostess to throw a tasting party. Just as wine and beer tasting grow in popularity in homes and apartments across the country, tasting parties are gaining status as the new craze. Why t? With bite-sized treats, guests get to sample more food, and hosts get to showcase their culinary prowess with a wider range of hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and even miniature drinks. From classy avocado shrimp cups to sizzling bacon-wrapped jalapes, chicken wings with spicy maple sauce to coconut petite fours, home cook Timothy W. Lawrence shows how anyone can whip up an amazing spread of small treats for any gathering. Here s a sampling of the more than 50 recipes included: Lobster and Fruit CocktailsSatay Chicken SkewersBacon-Wrapped Dates with Maple SauceBruschetta with Tomato and BasilBaked Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese QuesadillasPulled Pork SlidersFried Stuffed JalapesS mores Bites Mini ParfaitsFrozen Lime CupsBerry TurversMini ChipwichesPineapple Rum CocktailsStrawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothies Whether it's game night, a bridal shower, or a spur-of-the-moment get-together, Petite Eats makes entertaining fun and easy.