Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette

Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Highway Cafe Christmas Blog Tour


Hi everyone! I'm so happy you could join me today!

My name is Pinky Twinkleton and my job at the North Pole is very special. I am the veterinarian for all the animals at the North Pole. I make sure they all get their vaccinations. I love taking care of the animals and the best part of my job is the hugging and cuddling. AND...one of the most important parts of my job is to keep an eye on all the reindeer to make sure they are healthy for the big ride on Christmas Eve.

While working in the barn, I love to play Christmas tunes by Elvis and Michael Buble. During my breaks, I can be found in the hay-loft with a big slice of apple pie and a caramel hot chocolate.

I am the Secret Santa for Candy Cane and Kandy Kane...yes, two candy canes!
Candy Cane's job at the North Pole is painting red stripes on all the peppermints and making the chocolate treats. She loves working with candy and seems to think she's gained a bit of weight since sampling her delicious work. Personally, I think she looks great and she doesn't have to worry about her waist-line.
Kandy Kane's job at the North Pole is making candy canes for all the stockings.
My gift to both of these 'sweet' elves is a treadmill, but not just any boring running machine. I'm installing hooks with candy canes, and holders with their favourite drink, a music player, and an eReader! I'm feeling extra generous this year, so I'm also giving them new workout outfits, right down to a new pair of sneakers!

Keeping in the theme of tasty candy canes, I'm sharing a recipe my heroine, Candy, makes in my book, One Sweet Christmas.

Candy Cane Vanilla Fudge
Ingredients:
1 package vanilla milk chips
1 can of Pillsbury Vanilla Creamy Supreme Icing
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
4 drops red food colouring
2 tablespoons of peppermint candy canes (chopped)

Directions:
Place vanilla chips in a pot on the stove at medium heat. Stir until the chips have melted.
Add icing to the pot and continue stirring.
Remove from heat and add peppermint extract until dissolved.
Pour mixture into a pan.
Add one drop of food coloring in each corner of pan.
Use a butter knife to swirl the food coloring into the fudge for a swirl effect (don’t overdo it).
Add chopped peppermint pieces to the top of fudge.
Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until the fudge has hardened.
Cut into small pieces.
GIVEAWAY!
I'm giving away this beautiful silver angel ornament to one lucky person. Just leave a comment, telling me the music you like to listen to during Christmas, and I'll add your name in the giveaway draw! Winner to be announced on this blog on Friday, Dec 9.

To continue the Christmas spirit, I'm sharing a peek at my Christmas themed book, One Sweet Christmas...
It’s going to take more than a few pieces of chocolate to fill this Scrooge’s heart with Christmas cheer. Luckily Candice Cane has a whole shop full.

Candice Cane is not proud of the way she acted after her last encounter with Jackson Frost. Sure revenge was fun, but it’s left Jackson standing, angry and looking for answers, on the welcome mat in her chocolate shop. Now he’s after some revenge of his own. 

Jackson returned to his small hometown for one reason and one reason only...so he’s not sure how he’s ended up in a Santa suit in the middle of a chocolate shop, at the behest of its beautiful owner, instead of high-tailing it back to the city as fast as he can. 

Jackson wants nothing to do with his small town past, but Candice shows him what he didn’t even know he’d been missing. Can a bit of Christmas magic heal old wounds and offer up a future neither saw coming?

http://mybook.to/OneSweetChristmas

Be sure to visit my elf friends participating in the tour!
http://www.tenastetler.com/my-blog/
https://barbaraburkeauthor.wordpress.com/
www.writerknapsack.com
http://msspencertalespinner.blogspot.com/
http://www.maureenbonatch.com/blog/
http://nancyfraser.ca/wordpress/holiday-blog-hop/ http://www.sorchiadubois.com/
http://www.carolhenry.org/
www.hywelalyn.blogspot.com
https://kaydenclaremont.wordpress.com/
http://casimclean.com/casis-christmas-magical-mystery-tour/ http://mariahlynneauthor.blogspot.com/
http://kkweil.blogspot.com
http://www.clairdelunebooks.co.uk/
http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com (participating on Dec 6 only)

23 comments:

  1. This blog tour is just filled with fun! Superb post! I lean toward classical Christmas music-instrumentals that sound like they could have been played in the Middle Ages. "The Holly and the Ivy", "Carol of the Bells" and "Good King Wenceslas" are my favorites.

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    1. Hi Sorchia, thank you for stopping by.This tour is so much fun. Classical Christmas music is beautiful. I love hearing the instruments too :)

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  2. What a great post! I love your gift and 2 Candy Cane's cracked me up...especially when I read your blurb. What a fun idea! Thanks so much for including me. :-)

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    1. Hi Casi, I did not get the two Candy Cane's on purpose. It was a total random draw, and a complete coincidence to my book :)

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  3. Oooooh I love candy canes and the fudge sounds soooo good! I'll have to try it this year with my Christmas baking

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    1. Hi Stacy, I love the drawing of Lester! Thank you.

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  4. Hello Pinky Twinkleton. What a very important job you have!! What would all we do without healthy reindeers to transport all our Xmas pressies?!
    And your holiday release sounds delightful. Happy hopping. Anni xx

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    1. Hi Anni, thank you for stopping by. I'll make sure the reindeer make it to your house ;)

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  5. Hi there Pinky Twinkleton! Wow what a wonderful job. I love animals! Thanks for keeping Santa's reindeers in good shape! Happy Holidays, Twinkle Bright, BTW, One sweet Christmas is going on my holiday read list right now!

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    1. I love animals too, so my job is perfect. Thank you for adding One Sweet Christmas to your reading list :)

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  6. I tend to like smooth jazz or R&B versions of favorite Christmas carols, but I enjoy plenty of other versions as well. I am enjoying getting to find out about all of you other elves (0;

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    1. Hi Elf! I enjoy jazzy Christmas tunes too. Having the elves host our tour was the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

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  7. Hi Pinky Twinkleton. Love the recipe. Merry Christmas to you.

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  8. Mmm, that fudge sounds great! After trying it, I'm going to b needing one of those treadmills, too. Happy holidays!

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    1. Hi K.K.I hope you enjoy the fudge, and with moderate snacking no treadmills are required, lol.

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  9. Hi Pinky Twinkleton, I really enjoyed your post - and thanks for sharing the recipe, it sounds delicious! Your book does too! And I love your angel ornament, I try to collect a new angel for my tree every year. (Still looking for this year's.) Have a lovely Christmas.

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    1. Hi Lindy Lou! I usually get a new ornament for our tree every year, too. My hands held tight to this angel ornament, but I'm excited to send it to someone else to enjoy.

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  10. silent night

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi bn100! Thank you for stopping by. Merry Christmas!

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  11. Pinky, I'm not sure you should talk about treadmills and fudge in the same post! Sounds yummy though (the fudge not the treadmill). M. S.

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    1. Hi M.S! Snack now, treadmills after Christmas, lol!

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  12. The recipe sounds yummy. I like a mix of instrumentals and vocals-favs are Mannheim Steamroller (someday I will see in concert) and this year I'm listening to Now That's What I Call a Country Christmas

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