Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Visit the Highway Cafe Christmas Blog Tour for a chance to win

Happy Holidays to everyone!  Congratulations to Hywela Lyn, the winner of the eBook Novella and a $5 Amazon gift card! Hope you enjoy Huwela.   

Hywella send your email address to Reggi.  Her address is in the reply to your comment below. 

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 My elf muse Merry Twinkle Stars is getting ready to sparkle, because it is time for the Highway Cafe Christmas Blog. This year you can win an eBook Novella and a $5 Amazon gift card from Reggi by leaving a comment with your favorite holiday song. Winners announced on the 8th.

   Though I don’t do much baking during the rest of the year, at Christmas time I enjoy making Christmas cookies and pies. I put on music and cook.
   Usually traditional Christmas songs like Silent Night and Oh Holy Night are played, but recently I heard a song that was more country. "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" is a song co-written by Buck Owens and Don Rich in 1965. The song has been covered by several country music artists, including Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley among others. This tune rang a bell with me because in our family my husband always dressed up in a Santa suit on a Christmas Eve. One year the younger of our kids said she could tell it was Daddy because Santa wore the same glasses as he did. The jig was up, but the kids still wanted him to wear the suit the next year too. Now we have a three year old in the family, so my hubby will be back in the Santa suit again. 
Do you have a special holiday tradition?
Remember to leave a comment telling your favorite holiday song for a chance to win.

1 deep dish frozen pie crust. Keep frozen until used.
1 14 oz can of pure pumpkin
2 eggs lightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute
3/4 cup half and half
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, add more if needed for taste

Preheat oven at 425F
In a large bowl beat 2 eggs, then add sugar, pumpkin, spice and mix together. Slowly add half and half. When completely mixed, pour into the frozen crust.
Bake for 15 minutes at 425F. Reduce heat to 350 F and cook for 55 to 60 minutes or until an inserted knife come out clean.
After pie cools, keep covered in the refrigerator until needed. Serve with a whipping cream topping.


She was downsized and then lost her apartment in the city. Hoping to find a fresh start, Amy returns to the small town of Sierra Creek. Does she fit in?
Cowboy Wyatt Cameron knows Amy belongs in the city. She’s in the way of his plans and he has the power to send her back. What can she offer to change his mind?

 Reggi's Allder's books
Thanks for stopping by. Come by again for favorite holiday movies.
Remember to visit all the other elves taking part in this year’s tour:

December 4
Holland Rae –
Susanne Matthews –
Sorchia DuBois –
Mariah Lynne –

December 5
Tena Stetler –
Maureen Bonatch –
Peggy Jaeger –
Barbara Burke (ha, that’s me; you’re already visiting here) – 

December 6
Kelly Kalmanson –
M.S. Spencer –
Hywela Lyn –
Reggi Allder –

December 7
Denyse Bridger –
Clair de Lune –
Karen Blake-Hall –
Casi McLean –

December 8
Darlene Fredette –
Daryl Devore –
Gini Rifkin –
Linda Carroll-Bradd –


  1. Reggi--I LOVE country music--I'll look for that one. Do you remember I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus? One radio station here in FL starting playing Christmas music 24/7 from Oct. 31 on. I'm still listening!

    1. I do remember I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. They still play it here too. Thanks for stopping by.:)

  2. Easy Pumpkin Pie ... Yay. Sounds yummy and easy is my favorite! Great picture of Santa and baby, too!! Merry Christmas!

    1. Hi Casi,
      Yeah, easy works for me during the holidays. Thanks for the comment and Merry Christmas!

  3. Hi Reggi,
    Love the country song. There's another one I've heard a few times and it always makes me laugh - Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer! But really, I love the old favourites - What Child Is This or It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. Love to sing them and hear them.
    Merry Christmas,

    1. Hi Sylvie, Every time I hear Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer I have to laugh too. Lol. Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas!

  4. The recipe sounds wonderful! My girls used to say they could tell the fake Santas from the real ones by the shoes they wore. The real ones must wear black boots.

    1. Hi Maureen,
      Smart kids, now I will watch the shoes. :)
      Merry Christmas!

  5. Pumpkin Pie is a favorite --with whipped cream on top! Like my counterpart, Goth Elf, I love "Carol of the Bells" and "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" along with "Here We come A-Wassailing." Thanks for your post and happy Holidays.

    1. Hi Sorchia,
      Those are great Christmas songs. Thanks for reminding me about "Here We come A-Wassailing."
      Glad you stopped by. Happy Holidays. :)

  6. The pumpkin pie sounds yummy. Its probably something even I can make! lol. My favorite Christmas Time song is Winter Wonderland. You know "walking in a winter wonderland".
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday,

  7. Hi Jen, "Winter Wonderland" is one of my favorites too. We sing it when we go for a walk on those cold winder days. :) Thanks for leaving a comment. Happy Holidays!

  8. Mmm, that pie sounds delicious! One m of my favorite holiday songs is Silver Bells by the late, great Bing Crosby, so evocative of the traditional Christmas :)

  9. Hi jbiggar,
    Yes, Silver Bells and Bing Crosby really says Christmas! Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas!

  10. Yummy pumpkin pie, my favorite! Love you holiday traditions, Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks Tena.
      Yes, I love pumpkin pie too and this one is so easy to make.:) Glad you could stop by. Merry Christmas!

  11. How nice of the kids to still want your husband to continue playing Santa! Happy Holidays!

    1. Yes it is and hubby is a sweetie to do it.: )
      Thanks for leaving a comment. Happy Holidays!

  12. Loved the post - and the picture is so cute. My favourite Christmas song is 'Driving Home for Christmas' by Chris Rea, amd would you believe they're just playing this on the radio, as I write this! I love country music too. Have a lovely Christmas!

    1. So glad you enjoyed the blog. What timing listening to 'Driving Home for Christmas' while you write the post.:) Thank you for stopping by.
      Merry Christmas!

    2. Hi Hywela,
      Congratulations! You are the winner of the Novella eBook "With Glowing Hearts" and a $5 Amazon gift card! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays!
      PS send your email to Reggi at reggiallder dot com

  13. Silver Bells has to be the best Christmas song (unless it's Santa Baby)!

    1. Silver Bells and Santa Baby are two of my favorites. :) Thanks for posting. Happy Holidays!

  14. Copied that recipe. Sounds better than the one I use! Thanks.

    1. Hi Susanne, we enjoy the pie. The sugar may be increased or decreased according to your taste. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for dropping by. Happy Holidays!

  15. I love Christmas trees - and they have to be real. This year I dragged home a 6ft. Douglas Firs from QF. Also love Christmas music, the traditional 'Twas in the moon of wintertime' is one of my favorites but I like 'Feliz Navidad' too. Then there are the Xmas lights. I can never get enough of them. But I also enjoy Xmas baking. Vanilla crescents are my family's favorites. Helena Korin

  16. Hi Helena, Good for you dragging home a 6ft tree. I bet it's beautiful. We like 'Feliz Navidad' too and try to sing along.:) The vanilla crescents sound yummy! Merry Christmas to you and yours!