Tinsel Sugarplum shares Christmas Trees recipe.

Highway Cafe Christmas blog 2017

Hi my name is Tinsel Sugarplum. Welcome to our party in the big red barn. Hope you got your dancing shoes on!

My favorite song to dance to is Rock around the Christmas Tree. I listen to that song all year long.

At this time of the year it’s our tradition to have pot luck at the party. I’m a gluten-free elf and I’m not a very good cook, but I love dessert. Here is my recipe for Gluten-Free One Bite Brownie Christmas Trees.


Gluten-Free One Bite Brownie Christmas Trees  
one bite brownie christmas trees


  • 12 – gluten free one bite brownies
  • 12 large strawberries
  • green icing
  • Smarties


Place a strawberry on each of the brownies. Put the green icing into a piping bag or a zip-lock bag with the corner cut off One bite brownie chrstmas tree #2and the leaf piping tool* on it. Pipe the icing like branches like the picture. Then use different colored smarties as the decorations on the tree. Enjoy.

Don’t forget to visit all the other elves on the blog tour and enter their draw for prizes. my draw is at the bottom.

December 4
Holland Rae – https://hollandrae.com/
Susanne Matthews – https://mhsusannematthews.wordpress.com/
Sorchia DuBois – www.sorchiadubois.com
Mariah Lynne –
December 5
Tena Stetler – http://www.tenastetler.com/category/my-say-what-blog/
Maureen Bonatch – http://www.maureenbonatch.com/blog/
Peggy Jaeger – https://peggyjaeger.com/
Barbara Burke – https://barbaraburkeauthor.wordpress.com/
December 6
Kelly Kalmanson – http://kkweil.blogspot.com
M.S. Spencer – http://msspencertalespinner.blogspot.com
Hywela Lyn – www.hywelalyn.blogspot.com
Reggi Allder – https://reggiallder.blogspot.com/
December 7
Denyse Bridger – http://www.fantasypages.ca
Clair de Lune – https://clairdelunebooks.co.uk/
Karen Blake-Hall – https://kaydenclaremont.wordpress.com/
Casi McLean – http://casimclean.com/a-christmas-to-remember/
December 8
Darlene Fredette – http://findingthewritewords.blogspot.com
Daryl Devore – http://daryldevore.blogspot.ca
Gini Rifkin – http://ginirifkin.blogspot.com
Linda Carroll-Bradd – http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com

My Giveaway: Sign up for my newsletter at  http://www.kaydenclaremont.com

and one lucky winners will win a  $10 Amazon Gift Card. Will be drawn on December 11, 2017.

My new book Heaven’s Watcher is being released on January 8, 2018.



Blurb: Leather-wearing, motorcycle riding PI Heaven Vaughan is working undercover in a Las Vegas casino for the DA. She must find the evidence to convict the casino boss of ordering her brother killed, but the tall, dark, sex-on-a-stick head of security is constantly watching her. Just knowing he’s got his monitors focused on her makes her hot, and she can’t help but make sure he has something as equally arousing to look at.

Straight-arrow Darius Turner has one job—to safeguard the people in the casino. The feisty redhead dominating his viewing pleasure is playing havoc with his duties and with his libido. All he wants is to take her up on her teasing invitations, but he can’t let her get too close. If Heaven discovers his true identity, there’ll be hell to pay.

Preorder will be available soon.




A Time For Love Blog Hop – Sexy Chocolate Cakes


At Valentine’s Day my favorite Valentine treat is Sexy Chocolate Cakes. These cakes ooze chocolate when you cut into them. Mmm! Here’s the recipe.

8 oz Baker’s Semi-Sweet chocolate
½ c butter
4 eggs
½ c sugar
2 Tbsp flour

Grease and lightly flour 6 – 6oz custard cups. Turn on oven 400 degrees

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave on MEDIUM for 3 minutes site well to blend. Set aside.

Bead 4 eggs and sugar with a couple spoonfuls of prepared coffee. Add flour and beat until blended.

Por mixture into custard cups and bake at 400 degrees for 11 – 15 minutes until cakes are puffy and crusted.

Let cool 5 minutes then invert cakes onto dessert plates. You could sift icing sugar, or spoon whip cream beside them.

Dress in your sexiest lingerie and feed this decadent dessert to your lover!

My wonderful publisher, The Wild Rose Press has put all the Candy Heart series books on Sale at 40% off! I’m so excited to say my book RED HOT is one of them.perf5.000x8.000.indd

Blurb: Treena Stanton, artistic coordinator of Sierra’s Cowboy Theme Park, wants to exact revenge on Clayton Wagner. She had a crush on him in school, but he never acknowledged her existence. Revenge is sweet but not as sweet as the pleasure of his touch.

Strategic accounts manager, Clayton Wagner lost a bet and has to work the next twenty-four hours at his buddy’s theme park. But when his “boss for the day” with mouth-watering curves demands he wear a cowboy costume, all he can think about is finding out what’s under her petticoat. But when the truth is revealed about their past, will the sparks of passion fizzle or burst into Red Hot flames?

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Joys of the Season Blog Hop


Joys of the Season

I am a history buff. I’m lucky enough to have a pioneer village just a few miles from me. For two weekend in December they celebrate Christmas in the Village. At each of the buildings, they have a different traditional Christmas celebration for the 1850 – 1880’s.

At one house, they have a traditional German Christmas Eve. They depict Christmas eve with a fir tree, called Tannenbaum which is usually put up and decorated with real candles, glass balls or straw ornaments and sweets. A star or an angel tops the tree and beneath the tree, a nativity scene might be set up and the homemade presents next to it.

The aroma of baking fills the house, including gingerbread hearts, sugar-roasted almonds, cookies, and stollen.

At the English house, they depict Christmas day, with the homemade presents under the Christmas tree. There are no candles on this tree. On the table were dishes of Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, mulled wine and mincemeat pies.

They also did a demonstration of how to make your own Christmas crackers, which are paper rolled into tubes with small toys or puzzles in them. To start the meal, you would break these open.

At the Scottish house, they depicted New Years, or Hogmanay.  The tradition is you return everything you have borrowed, you sweep the bad luck out the door just before midnight, then form a circle and sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

To ensure good luck for the house, the ‘first foot’ over the door should be male, dark haired and should bring gifts such coal, shortbread, salt, black bun and whisky.

They served shortbread cookies and mead, or mulled wine.

I love celebrating Christmas with such wonderful traditions and we go as a family every year.

We are giving away prizes to two randomly selected winners: 1) an ebook bundle, including books in various genres by various authors participating in the hop (see the list of books at the bottom of this page); or 2) a $50 Amazon gift card. Please visit the main hop page here to see a list of books included in the bundle.

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Participating Authors

  1. Anna Durand Spunk & Hunks
  2. Kayden Claremont
  3. Tricia Schneider
  4. Patricia Kiyono’s blog
  5. KyAnn Waters Blog
  6. Beth Caudill Blog
  1. Tena Stetler
  2. DeeDee Lane
  3. Connie’s Blog
  4. Mary Morgan’s Blog
  5. Casi’s Christmas Magic
  6. M.S. Spencer

My story Timeless Passion is based on the Hogmanay celebration at the Scottish house.

Blacksmith Dougal MacBride walks into his home after a long day and finds strangers TimelessPassion_w9565_750celebrating Hogmanay when it’s just days before Christmas. Confused beyond belief and incredibly aroused by the curvaceous bundle in front of his hearth, he is torn between the need to return to his time or remain in the present with the woman who may be his soul mate.

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If I were a Mobster Blogfest


My mobster name would be Pearl. I have long, blonde hair so I took my name from that.

I would be a femme fatale type. You know the type that is always in noir stories, but I’m not really a femme fatale because I’m a succubus.

I’ve been sent to work in Toronto the good. Torontonians lie to themselves about what a wonderful city they live it. They call it Toronto the good, but if it was that good, would I be assigned to collect souls from all the bad men there? I think not. I lean into them and say, female-mobster“See you in hell,” before I take their souls. I’m nice like that.

My weapon of choice is my long, wavy blonde hair, curvy body, and sultry eyes that make men weak in the knees A girl has to use her assets to get ahead, doesn’t she?

So how do I collect these souls you may ask? All I have to do is look at a man, do a little shimmy, and they follow me anywhere, usual to a hotel room where I get down to business.

When you see me riding down the street on my Velocity red Harley Davidson Roadster, you’ll know it’s dark and dirty time, so lock up your guys to keep their souls safe.

My new release, TARTAN TEMPTATION, is available on pre-order from The Wild Rose Press. Release date: November 9,2016.

tartantemptation_w10679_300Blurb: Financial planner Cora Siegfried has returned to her hometown to settle her late father’s estate. Get in, get out, that’s the plan. When she’s almost run over by a kilt-wearing hottie on a motorcycle, all her well-laid plans go up in smoke, and all she can think about is getting well laid by her childhood crush. But after what she hoped would be a one-night stand, leaving him might not be as easy. Talk about a tartan temptation.

With his throne on the line, Brodie Murdock needs to secure his kingdom by taking a bride. When the only woman he’s ever wanted steps right into his path, he knows the legends are true. She is his destiny. The feisty female isn’t hard to seduce into his bed for the night, but she’s proving difficult to convince they are meant for forever. And then there’s the secret that could destroy any chance of their future–a secret he’s not ready to confess. Not until his stubborn soul mate admits she needs him for more than sex.

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Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a  30secondsbefore_w-11122_750-2notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?


Amazon US / Amazon UK /  Amazon CA

NOOK / KOBO / The Wild Rose Press

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 Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter

Check out the other authors on the blogfest!  http://writewithfey.blogspot.com/2016/09/if-i-were-mobster-blogfest-sign-up-30.html


Summer Treats & Reads – Kayden Style


TWRP Summer blog hop

Blog – Summer Treats and Reads

What is your best memory of Summer?

I loved sitting on the grass under a tree. The only thing I needed was a cool drink and great book.

We’d make fruit juice slushies in the freezer then scoop them into a cup and sit down for a wonderful afternoon.

Here’s my idea of a summer treat — adult style.

White Sangria Slushie

1 cup dry white wine – preferably Sauvignon Blanc

1 ½ oz brandy

1 ½ oz simple syrup

½ oz fresh lemon juice

1 cup frozen peach slices

Mint sprig

Short straws

Place wine, brandy, simple syrup, and lemon juice in an airtight container and freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.

Place 2 wine glasses in freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Pour drink mixture and frozen peaches into blender. Blend till smooth. Divide into glasses by spoon. Garnish with mint sprig and short straws.

Makes 2 servings.

Simple Syrup

Combine equal parts sugar and boiling water, stir to dissolve and store in fridge until chilled.

Food & Drink Summer 2016

My recommendation for a great summer read is RED HOT.

Blurb: Treena Stanton, artistic coordinator of Sierra’s Cowboy Theme Park, wants to exact perf5.000x8.000.inddrevenge on Clayton Wagner. She had a crush on him in school, but he never acknowledged her existence. Revenge is sweet but not as sweet as the pleasure of his touch.

Strategic accounts manager, Clayton Wagner lost a bet and has to work the next twenty-four hours at his buddy’s theme park. But when his “boss for the day” with mouth-watering curves demands he wear a cowboy costume, all he can think about is finding out what’s under her petticoat. But when the truth is revealed about their past, will the sparks of passion fizzle or burst into Red Hot flames?


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                          in the SUMMER BLOG HOP below!



Sorchias Wild Rose Summer Treats Post | Visit blog


RV Memory | Visit blog


Tricia Schneider | Visit blog


Anna Durands Spunk & Hunks | Visit blog


Judy Ann Davis Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog


Spicy Summer Treats with Mia Downing | Visit blog


Linda Nightingale. . . Wordsmith | Visit blog


Jana Richards – Journeys with Jana | Visit blog


Summer Memories of books well read @ Peggy jaeger. com | Visit blog


Summer on Cape Cod ~ Kathryn Knight books | Visit blog


Summer Fun at the Beach, with Katie OSullivan | Visit blog


I Believe Ill Go Canoeing – C. B. Clark | Visit blog


Summertime Love is Sweeter with. . . Frozen Mango? @ Kimberly Keyes blog | Visit blog


Wild Rose Summer Treats Blog Hop @ Brendas Blog | Visit blog


Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog


Midsummer Magic on the Isle of Skye! | Visit blog


My Guilty Summer Treats from Lori Sizemore | Visit blog


Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog


Hywela Lyns post for the WRP Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog


Wild Rose Press Summer Treats & Reads | Visit blog


Camping is a Recipe for Summer Treats and Reads | Visit blog


The Snarkology | Visit blog


Summer Survival Tips @ Nitty Gritty Romance | Visit blog


Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog


Nell Castle – Summer of the Sweat Lodge | Visit blog


Myth, Magic & Wonder Susan Edwards, Breathing Life into the Past | Visit blog


Romance with Spice, Sydney St. Claire | Visit blog


Author Kat de Falla | Visit blog


Anni Fife. Exciting new author of Steamy Romance with Irresistible Heroes | Visit blog


Summer Vacation, Victorian-Style, AND a Giveaway | Visit blog


Wildfires, Monsoons, and Mojitos – Author Susabelle Kelmer shares how she keeps cool in a climate that is on fire! | Visit blog


Casi McLeans recipe for Hot Reads and Cool Treats | Visit blog


Cool Summer Reads: Jeannie Halls Romantic Suspense Blog – Where Hearts Tremble From More Than Attraction | Visit blog


Summer treat – Adult Slushie | Visit blog


How to Rediscover the Magic of Bicycling | Visit blog


Charlottes Tips on How to Stay Cool in HOT New York City | Visit blog


Caryn McGill | Visit blog


Hywela Lyns Inrerplanetary Summer | Visit blog