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Savvy Holiday Entertaining [Kindle Edition]

Shanna Hatfield
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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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!

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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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,009 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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19 of 20 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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7 of 7 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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7 of 8 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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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not really a cookbook April 9, 2013
By Sherry
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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5.0 out of 5 stars All. The "Entertaining" Books are wonderful! April 7, 2014
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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. She is the kind of person that you hope she invites you to her party. My favorite in the series is the Fall guide. That is also
my favorite time of the year. She gives you such detailed plans. The author practically gives the party for you. She makes it easy for you to have an amazing event and still be able to enjoy yourself as well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertainment
Same as the Autumn entertainment book. Again, great theme ideas and a must in the tips from planning a menu, early preparation and set up to the decorations.
Published 3 months ago by hmr
4.0 out of 5 stars hungry
lots of good ideas, makes me hungry just looking at the pictures, came across to my kindle great. except not color of course,
Published 4 months ago by Buffrin
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm, common sense guide with great tips and recipes
Another 'savvy' entertaining book from an author who offers insightful tips, easy to make and tasty recipes, presented in a warm, friendly way. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Andrea Polk
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read! Great recipes!
Love all the holiday party prep tips! Common sense tips, time saving and helpful. I'm gonna look for more from her...
Published 6 months ago by LjLaPo
4.0 out of 5 stars Lacking ideas?
Well then, this is the book for you. Many creative things going on here that will inspire you and motivate you to utilize theirs or get your intutition going on making your ideas... Read more
Published 6 months ago by mak
5.0 out of 5 stars I love entertaining...
So this is great when you need ideas. Would recommend it if you really into entertaining and want to put the work into it.
Published 6 months ago by DNCB
3.0 out of 5 stars Few Pictures
Not quite what I expected. More of a simple how-to book. Looking for more recipes and pictures of what things should look like. A bit disappointed.
Published 9 months ago by Avid Mystery Reader
2.0 out of 5 stars holiday food
I tnough that there will be nice thing for me to do here but, I don't think I needed a dictionary for this book....
Published 11 months ago by Carmen M. Figueroa
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but not memorable...
I collect recipe books and am always looking for interesting receipies and ideas to celebrate holidays, adding those little details that make the party memorable, in a good way. Read more
Published 11 months ago by rockband
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More About the Author

Shanna Hatfield is a hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure.
In addition to blogging, eating too much chocolate, and being smitten with her husband (Captain Cavedweller), she writes clean romantic fiction with a healthy dose of humor.
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.
To learn more about Shanna or the books she writes, visit her blog or find out news at her facebook page

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