UPDATE: The books are gone | It’s that time of year: We’re cooking frantically, shopping frenziedly and (possibly) acting foolishly. So I have two books to help get you through the holiday season with at least a fraction of your sanity intact. Maybe.
The first person to write in and request one of the books linked below gets it for free. Limit one per person and you must request a specific book and send me your mailing address although we won’t use your email or postal address for anything other than sending you the book. Email me for a free book while they last!
Gone! Claimed by Katherine of Feasterville Trevose, Pensylvania
Saving Dinner for the Holidays: Menus, Recipes, Shopping Lists, and Timelines for Spectacular, Stress-free Holidays and Family Celebrations | “We all know that holidays are meant to be fun. But for the cook planning the feast, the holidays can inspire dread. Feeding the family on a daily basis is hard enough. Making the meal both special and delicious can raise the bar out of sight. In Saving Dinner for the Holidays bona fide Dinner Diva Leanne Ely will show you that festive meals can be as easy and relaxing as they are tasty. She plans the menus, provides comprehensive, itemized shopping lists that are organized by supermarket section, includes heirloom recipes, and even includes the all-important timeline so that your party goes off without a hitch. She also gives you a big helping hand in the kitchen and offers tips on how to make your table sparkle with warmth and beauty. There’s a Valentine’s Day Chocolate Feast not to be missed, a Mother’s Day dinner that can actually be prepared by Dad and the kids, a Fourth of July picnic that lights up the palate, and many other red-letter feasts. There are even recipes that help turn leftovers into delectable dishes.” —Amazon.com (List price: $14.95)
Gone! Sent to Alan and Missy of Arden Hills, Minnesota
The Shopping Bags: Tips, Tricks, and Inside Information to Make You a Savvy Shopper | “A hip and thrifty shopping guide that combines the usefulness of Consumer Reports with the fun and flair of the hit TV show The Shopping Bags. Appealing to the people who bought bestsellers like the Lucky Shopping Manual or Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, this witty guide will teach you how to recognize deceptive marketing tactics and shop wisely be it at the mall, the grocery, the drugstore, or even at an electronics superstore. Whether you are shopping for [food or] lipstick or lawn mowers, you’ll learn exactly what to look for before you buy. Including plenty of entertaining sidebars and tips from the likes of Jamie Oliver (on food) and Donatella Versace (on fashion), The Shopping Bags is the perfect accompaniment to any shopping trip.” —Amazon.com (List price: $19.95)