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
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)
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.
To continue the Christmas spirit, I'm sharing a peek at my Christmas themed book, One Sweet Christmas...
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?
Be sure to visit my elf friends participating in the tour!
http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com (participating on Dec 6 only)