Monday, December 22, 2014

~ Happy Holidays Blog Hop ~ #HHBH

Sorry for my lateless but so thrilled to be a part of the 
Happy Holidays Blog Hop !!!

I am giving away a Christmas Goodie Bag.

Rules are simple...
1.  Comment on this post (make sure to leave your email address)
2.  In your comment, share your favorite cookie for Christmas.
3.  Share a recipe of that cookie for an extra entry :)
4.  Make sure to hop to the other blogs too !!

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and for your reading pleasure, the first Novella in my series from Roane Publishing :)




Harper’s Wish
A Montana Series Christmas Novella

Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for Harper Donaldson it’s just another day.  Orphaned at an early age, she doesn’t have a single good memory of Christmas.

But, when a Santa’s Mailbox mysteriously appears in the lobby of the post office where she works as postmistress, Harper wonders what it could hurt to send her own letter to Santa.
Could he bring her the family she’d always wanted?


  

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Excerpt:

“Why can’t one of these letters have my name on it?” Harper sifted through the mail one piece at a time, postmarking each envelope of blue, red and green. Funny how the holidays brought out every color of the rainbow, which was precisely the reason her special Santa stamp was black—so everyone could see it. As she inked each letter, Harper absently read the names, wondering what great news the sender was sharing with the receiver of their special once-a-year card. She’d started a tradition of feeling sorry for herself because she knew there would be no special cards for her. Harper didn’t even have a special somebody to spend the holidays with. “Looks like I’ll die an old post- marm.”
“Oh, heavens child, give yourself a break.” Harper jumped, scattering the stack of letters all over the counter and floor.
“Good Lord, Elsie! Couldn’t you warn me next time you sneak back in after hours away? You scared me half out of my wits.” Elsie Whiddamore, a spry woman in her mid-sixties, was born and raised in Holly. After losing her husband early on, she took over for him at the post office, doing the job of Postmistress and raising her four children as a single mom. With thirty-five years under her belt and retirement knocking at the door, Elsie had hired Harper to take over as her replacement, though she still came in a few days a week just to help pass the hours. The old woman laughed as she approached the front counter.
“My dear, you need to relax a little. You’re only twenty-four. Why be in such a hurry?”
 “I just feel like an old spinster working here at the post office.” When Elsie raised an eyebrow, Harper rephrased.



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Happy Holidays to you all !!!

7 comments:

  1. I love the peppermint cookies for Christmas.

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

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  2. Nice to meet you Krista! My favorite cookie isn't really a cookie, but fudge with walnuts and coconut.

    The recipe is any basic fudge recipe, doubled, and divided into three equal parts. Prepare 1/3 plain and chill, for those non-nut eaters in the family. In the remaining 2/3: add 1/4-1/2 cup of nuts and coconut to two of those parts. I usually do 1/2 cup of nuts in one third and 1/4 of each nuts and coconut in the last third so it doesn't make the fudge too dry. Refrigerate according to instructions. Enjoy!

    Happy Holidays! I hope to see you on my blog before our hop ends!

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  3. I like sugar cookies.

    My fabulous recipe.... A bag of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix. :) I'm SO NOT the baker.

    kvmatlock(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I love Polish cookies -
    Polish Christmas Cookie – Aunt Helene

    1 lb lard
    1 tbsp margarine
    1-1/2 cups sugar
    4 eggs
    1-1/2 cups milk
    8 cups flour
    8 tsp baking powder
    1 tbsp salt
    1 tsp anise oil or 2-1/2 tsp of almond or vanilla flavoring

    Cream lard and butter, then blend in sugar, beat in eggs (one at a time), add milk, alternating with flour which has been sifted with baking powder and salt, add oil or flavoring, mix by hand –

    Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 for 8 mins. Tops will be white but cookie should rise a little. Don’t grease pan after the first time


    Frosting

    Make frosting at room temperature
    1 stick margine
    1 lb confectioners sugar
    Add milk by tablespoon
    Add 2 tsp of anise oil.

    This recipe is from my Great Aunt Helene who was porn in Poland. Thank you for the chance and Happy 2015

    saraiyaproperties @ gmail . com

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  5. Hi! Great post! I love the sound of Harper's Wish! Looks so good! Thank you fro sharing! My favorite Christmas cookie is sugar cookies. I love them! Especially with frosting and different toppings. So far, i think my favorite is vanilla frosting with chocolate pieces. Sooo good! I would share the recipe, but im not sure where it is. lol Thanks!! Happy holidays!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Great excerpt! :)
    My favorite cookies are peanut butter blossoms.
    Ingredients ~
    1 3/4 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 cup shortening
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons milk
    additional sugar
    48 Hershey chocolate kisses (unwrapped)

    Directions:

    1. Combine shortening, sugars, egg, vanilla and peanut butter.
    2. Add dry ingredients and milk.
    3. Shape dough into small balls, then roll in sugar.
    4. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    5. Bake 10 minutes at 350.
    6. Place a kiss in middle of each cookie pressing until the edges crack.
    7. Cool on rack before eating.

    Recipe from Food.com.
    I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, Krista!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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  7. Love the excerpt! Thanks for sharing! =)

    My favorite cookies are regular chocolate chip, & peanut butter reindeer cookies! =) Here is a link to the recipe & what they look like,.. they are so cute lol http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.com/2010/12/peanut-butter-reindeer-cookies.html

    Hope you have a great 2015! =)
    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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