Time is ticking away and we're getting closer to the magic night when Santa parks his reindeer on rooftops. The ticking clock also means a new author here for our 15 Days of Christmas. Our guest today is the multi-talented Linda Wisdom!!! Enjoy her thoughts on Christmas and a recipe that I gained weight just reading. Leave a comment from which she’ll draw a winner for a signed ARC of A Demon Does it Better as well as hexy goodies to go with the book. And the winner also gets entered into the drawing for a special gift that I’ll pick up on my upcoming trip to England.
So folks, grab the coffee (or tea), read and have your fingers poised to comment.
Can you believe it’s that time of year again? I admit I love Christmas. I love the colors, the energy, music, you name it.
After Thanksgiving I’m ready to decorate inside and out. I have some things I do the same every year, but I also like to mix things up. I have pieces to a fun holiday village, some fibre optic pieces, and now with our latest furry critter, Katie, I need to keep a close eye on the plush animals. She seems to think they’re all hers!
It also means pulling out the holiday DVDs. I’m such a sucker for Christmas In Connecticut, original Miracle on
, and Muppet Christmas Carol among others. And a nice background if I’m not playing music while I bake up cookies and candies to hand out. No way I leave much of that around the house! Way too tempting. Although I do have to check them out. 34th Street
I have some regular recipes I make every year and always add a few new ones. There have been a few disasters, but it’s still fun. Between that and my
and Body Works wallflowers, the house smells yummy! Bath
What about you? What traditions do you have for Christmas? Are you in to decorating and baking? Playing your favorite music and/or movies? And who all loves
and the Chipmunks Christmas song? Alvin
Do you open gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
No matter what, have a wonderful holiday!
While this isn’t a true holiday treat, it is popular among friends and family out here. I make multiple batches of this candy. It’s easy to make and even easier to eat!
Choconut Caramel Bars
2 pkg milk chocolate chips
4 tbsp shortening
2 14-oz pkg caramels
4 tbsp water Choconut
2 cups peanuts, chopped
Melt 1 pkg choc. chips and 2 tbsp shortening-takes about a minute or so in microwave. Stir until smooth. Pour into 9x13 foil lined pan. Refrigerate until firm. Melt caramels and water-about 2 to 4 min. in microwave. Stir until smooth. Stir in peanuts. Pour into choc. lined pan, spread evenly, refrigerate until firm. Top with remaining chocolate and refrigerate.
Halve recipe if using 8 in. square pan. Very much like a Snickers bar, actually better!
A DEMON DOES IT BETTER
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