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A Cowboy Christmas by Shanna Hatfield - Book Tour + Giveawya




A Cowboy Christmas    

Shanna Hatfield

Genre:  Non-fiction, Holiday, Cooking, Ranch Life

Publisher: TwoDot
Date of Publication:  September 17, 2019

ISBN: 1493042343
ASIN:  B07V718QRB

Number of pages:  304

Tagline:  The jangle of spurs mingles with the jingle of sleigh bells in this celebration of Christmas—cowboy style!

Book Description:

Welcome home to an amazing western holiday with A Cowboy Christmas. A collection of unique holiday décor, traditions, recipes, and guides for entertaining with ease make this your go-to resource for an amazing western Christmas.

Filled with stories of real-life ranch families and rodeo cowboys, get a glimpse into their traditions, try their family recipes, and experience their lifestyles. From preserving memories of the past to tips for wrapping presents, discover the special touches incorporated throughout this book that make it a holiday keepsake you’ll cherish for years to come.

Brimming with holiday cheer, recipes with full-color photographs, and one-of-a-kind ideas, this book is a wonderful celebration of the holidays that will help make your Christmas unforgettable.

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Ombré Punch



When you need a beverage you can
serve to all ages that will bring a little “Wow!” to your table, try this easy
to make punch. The trick is to not stir it!





We like it best with orange juice
as the base, but you can also use grapefruit juice for a different flavor.

Makes Six Servings.

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups orange juice, chilled
Grenadine syrup
Ice

DIRECTIONS:


Place ice in the bottom of the
glasses. Add ½ cup of juice to each glass then carefully pour one teaspoon of
grenadine syrup in each glass. That’s it! Told you it was easy. Just make sure
you do not stir the drink or it will lose the lovely ombré design.


If you prefer grapefruit juice to
orange juice, substitute it and add a splash of Sprite or 7-Up to each glass
before you add the grenadine syrup.



Chocolate Chex Trees




These yummy and
adorable trees are so simple to make and a great project if you have kids at
home who need something to do. Set them on a disposable plate, foil-wrapped
piece of cardboard, or a large sugar cookie wrapped in cellophane for
gift-giving!

Ingredients:
3 cups Chex Chocolate cereal

6 pretzel sticks (the thick kind,
made for dipping)
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup Nutella
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar

Directions:


Mix the peanut but­ter, Nutella,
but­ter, and pow­dered sugar in a bowl.


On whatever you plan to use for a
base, mold the peanut butter mixture around the pretzel stick until it stands
upright and forms a slight cone shape.


Hold it steady by using the tip of
the pret­zel as a han­dle and begin insert­ing pieces of cereal into the peanut
but­ter mix­ture in a sym­met­ri­cal pat­tern around the stick.

You can tip the cereal pieces up
or down, depending on your personal preference.


Add more cereal pieces, stag­ger­ing
them as you move upward, until you get near the top.


For the top of the tree, use
broken pieces or cut them in half to get the smaller scale of branches near the
top.


Use two pieces of cereal back to
back to form the top.

Dust with powdered sugar.

Makes 6 trees


About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is a farm girl who loves to write. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances are filled with sarcasm, humor, hope, and hunky heroes. When Shanna isn’t dreaming up unforgettable characters, twisting plots, or covertly seeking dark, decadent chocolate, she hangs out with her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller.











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