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Savvy Holiday Entertaining (Savvy Entertaining Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Shanna Hatfield
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Book Description

A guide to quick tips, easy ideas,and festive recipes every savvy host needs for a fun holiday! From Savvy Entertaining's blogger, this book includes her best holiday hints and secret weapons for a fuss-free Christmas.
From tips on good enough housekeeping to ideas on menu planning, gift giving and table settings, this book is full of great holiday hints. A bonus section offers several simple holiday recipes sure to wow guests.
An excerpt from the author's new holiday novel is included as well!

Product Details

  • File Size: 252 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006124BG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,580 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One photo, and recipes using canned soup June 27, 2012
By Shreela
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Many ideas on how to decorate - presented in text, except for one photo.

A handful of recipes with canned soup, one with canned alfredo sauce, and a trifle using purchased cake, a box of pudding, canned fruit, and a tub of whipped product. One of the recipes included a photo - from the cover.

After the recipes is a story about a man abandoning his fiance for another woman a week before their wedding. But there were two photos promoting books.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This books is common sense November 13, 2012
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Even the price of FREE does not help this book. It is full of common sense and very few recipes. For a free book it is OK, but it totally under delivered on what was promised.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not an actual cookbook July 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The cover of "Savvy Holiday Entertaining" will lead you to think it's a cookbook; it's not. There are more recipes in one of Diane Mott Davidson's mysteries. "Savvy Holiday Entertaining" is mostly a book on holiday decorating for your party and tips on different types of parties. It might be useful for a new bride and groom who have never entertained, but most of the contents of this eBook are pretty commonsense. Martha Stewart won't be worried that "Savvy Holiday Entertaining" -- even though it's free -- will be cutting into the sales of her entertainment books.

Recommended only for those brand-new to entertaining and only because it is, after all, free. If you can't afford one of the flashier entertainment how-to guides and can make the time, you can do better than "Savvy Holiday Entertaining" at your public library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok November 25, 2013
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just ok. silly entertaining things. entertaining for idiots. really. very juvenile. not helpful at all. I would not recommended this book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not really a cookbook April 9, 2013
By Sherry
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More of a narrative on holiday entertaining. Disappointing to me as I am ways looking for interesting foods to have for special occasions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing January 9, 2014
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Needs visuals. Holidayentertaining is all about how it looks. A title doesn't grab my attention, a picture does. Needs pictures!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Commonsense entertaining tips with a few recipes December 15, 2013
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The Savvy Holiday Entertaining cookbook contains commonsense entertaining tips with a few recipes. Most of the information would be useful for the first time host or hostess, but for savvy entertainers most of the information is old hat.

You will find a few recipes and an excerpt from a novel included with this book. I could not find an interactive table of contents. Perhaps I missed it. Well I found the interactive table of contents when I clicked on the recipe title called Christmas Salad. Strange but true. I guess the table of contents is "hidden" on all the first recipe titles while the second recipe title listed takes you to her Savvy Entertaining website.

Some of the recipes you will find include:

Banana Bread
Christmas Salad
Pork Roast
Easy Alfredo Lasagna

This is a unique cookbook written by the author Shanna Hatfield.

Recommend with caveats given.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice ideas for the holidays November 24, 2013
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Another 'savvy' entertaining book from an author who offers insightful tips, easy to make and tasty recipes, presented in a warm, friendly way. Shanna Hatfield has a blog that's mentioned in the book which I also checked out. Being a blogger myself it was fun to see, and I give her a big thumbs up for the recipes in this book having links to her blog (touch the blue highlighted recipe names to be taken to the blog posts) where you can view great photos of the making of the recipes as well as a photo of the finished product.

The book isn't just about recipes though. It's about offering tips, ideas and a guide to hosting holiday get togethers. I find the book to be a compilation of great advice and easy to make recipes that you'd share with friends. Shanna does this in a way that makes you feel like a friend reading it, which is a bonus!

You will find things like 'Creating a Coffee Station' and 'Gift Wrapping Basics' peppered in with recipes for desserts, snacks, main dishes and a festive drink holiday drink, Pomegranate Punch. This book is a great book for those who are hosting a holiday party for the first time, and for those who wish to get tuned into the holiday spirit and discover a few new tricks and recipes.

I highly recommend this book, and Shanna's other 'savvy' books like: Savvy Autumn Entertaining (Savvy Entertaining) which offer a fun read with great tips and recipes.

NOTE: No, Shanna and I are not in cahootz to get you to buy these books. I really, really like them and think she deserves kudos for her excellent efforts!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 18 days ago by claude del mas
3.0 out of 5 stars one more removed
Pretty good recipes but to much non recipes. I love to cook but don't care for the cowboy books that go with it.
Published 1 month ago by Rusty
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but it is mostly about decorating ideas, ...
OK, but it is mostly about decorating ideas, I thought there would be more recipes. I will be deleting this one from my Kindle as I won't ever use it.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Buy
Some very good recipes. Many are mentioned in her books
Published 5 months ago by Rural Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Party Planning
Shanna Hatfield has provided a wonderful "Down Home Guide" to stress-free and successful holiday entertaining. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Peggy M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love some of the recipes, will be making some of them
Published 6 months ago by Cassie Sudduth
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Published 7 months ago by ashley kiefer
2.0 out of 5 stars holiday book
Lacks pictures which are always enjoyable to view especially in a holiday book.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This product is excellent. if you are looking for great reading for the money. buy with confidence. Love this product.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars All. The "Entertaining" Books are wonderful!
All of the books in this series are MUST HAVE books. They make you want to throw a party this weekend. The author, Shanna Hatfield is delightful. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
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More About the Author

A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a bestselling author of sweet romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor. In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as "reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian" while her contemporary works have been called "laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way."

She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Sweet Romance Reads, and Romance Writers of America.

To learn more about Shanna or the books she writes, visit her blog or follow her on Facebook.

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