Monday, November 13, 2017

FRIENDSGIVING +Freshly Ground Murder #giveaway

BLOG UPDATE: GIVEAWAY OVER THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED.


From Roxanne Bloom, owner of The Bean Hive coffee shop in Honey Springs, Ky

(Roxanne Bloom is from the Killer Coffee Mystery Series written by USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes)


The holiday season is upon us and I have to say that I'm pretty darn excited to be spending my first Thanksgiving and Christmas in Honey Springs and owning my own coffee house. I've spent a lot of time transforming the inside of the coffee house to get ready for a fun day of Friendsgiving with my good friends on the newly revitalized boardwalk.



What's Friendsgiving? I have a lot of friends here in Honey Springs. Of course I've got Aunt Maxi here, and now that my mama has moved to Honey Springs, but I've got more friends that'll be in my boat on Friday, November 24! Right here on the boardwalk doing the whole Black Friday thing. Since we'll all be here, open and ready for our Black Friday shoppers, we're having an all day Friendsgiving.

Wild and Whimsy Antiques is having a big sale at their shop. They'll have a lot of antique Christmas ornaments as well as other decorations that you'll never find anyplace else. 

The Honey Comb Salon is going to have a special on mani/pedis along with some light cocktails. 

The Crooked Cat Book Shop has some really great sales on books and local merchandise.

That's just three of the shops on the boardwalk. You won't want to miss The Bean Hive. I've got some wonderful Almond Honey Tea Cookies, where I've included the recipe below. You'll get to sample my very own Christmas Blend Coffee as well as Christmas Spice Tea. Bunny Bowowski and I have made an extra effort for you to come in, sit by the fire, relax your tired feet from shopping the boardwalk all day, and enjoy a little treat.

Be sure to click here for a REAL day of Friendsgiving straight from Honey Springs, Kentucky where there are going to be many prizes and giveaways from your favorite cozy mystery authors on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH!! 










Almond Honey Tea Cookies

1 c. Butter Flavor Crisco
2 tbsp. milk
2tbsp honey
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. chopped, slivered almonds
1/4 tsp. salt
Confectioners' sugar


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Cream Butter Flavor Crisco, milk, honey and almond extract in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in granulated sugar.

3. Combine flour, almonds and salt. Mix into creamed mixture. Shape dough into balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies will not brown. Do not over bake. 

5. Remove to cooling rack.

6. Roll slightly warm cookie in confectioners' sugar. Roll in confectioners' sugar again when cookies are cool.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

GIVEAWAY:
Are you going shopping on Black Friday? Leave a comment below and be entered to win a print copy of FRESHLY GROUND MURDER.


Did you know that you can get ALL THREE books in the Killer Coffee Mystery Series for only $9.99?? That's buy two get one free! This is the last week, so be sure to follow the link HERE to get your copy!



64 comments:

  1. I will be shopping online on that day
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. Fun!! Sounds so much better than fighting the lines.

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  2. I never go shopping on that day.

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  3. I never go Black Friday shopping. My husband and I do go to Meijer after we leave family and buy shoes. They are BOGO buy 1 get one for 1¢

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  4. I might do some looking online. I got a really good bargain on our tv online. No way am I going to the stores, too crazy for me, plus it's only me and my husband. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I love online shopping! So comfy with my slippers and coffee.

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  5. No my hubby, daughter and granddaughter have to work on Black Friday and they have to deal with the craziness so I wont shop and add to it.

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  6. I'm not going shopping on Black Friday. It is too much of a hassle and people get mean! I prefer Cyber Monday where deals are online.

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  7. Only if there’s something at Home Depot that my boyfriend wants to pick up.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  8. With all the craziness going on anymore I'll do my shopping on line..the crowds are nuts also..I'm too old to have patience with rude people.

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    1. I know! I'm not sure why people are so rude. They know how crazy it gets months before!

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  9. I may go shopping in the evening when it's a little less crowded. mcastor07(at)gmail.(dot)com.

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  10. No shopping Black Friday for me!!! Anything not already bought will be bought online (where do most of the shopping!!!) just relaxing and reading for me!!! joanie13b@outlook.com

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  11. I avoid shopping on Black Friday.

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  12. I never shop on Black Friday and try to shop earlier in the season. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I avoid Black Friday shopping always. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I don't think there's anything I want to purchase that bad....

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  14. Going out shopping on Black Friday sounds like torture! But I may do some online Black Friday shopping ~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  15. No black Friday shopping for me. I hate shopping under the best of circumstances.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  16. If I do go shopping on Black Friday, it will be later in the day after the crowds have thinned out. I do most of my shopping before Thanksgiving usually.

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    1. I try to get the bulk of mine done before Thanksgiving too.

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  17. I work all day on Black Friday to cover all the others that wish to go shopping in the insanity.

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  18. I hide from the crowds on Black Friday---and prefer to shop when the stores are quieter and calmer.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  19. I dont shop on Black Friday. Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  20. This year I won't be shopping but I will on small shops Saturday.mbquilta4(@)aol(dot)com

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  21. My sister and I will be going to a few local stores, but staying away from the big stores and malls.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I will do some black Friday online shopping. It gets too crazy for me at the mall and we have to work Friday. I will definitely do shopping on small businesses Saturday. Pammc008@gmail.com

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    1. Small business Saturday is so awesome!

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  23. I will be shopping at two or three local stores on Black Friday.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  24. Absolutely! Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I will be working on Black Friday. If any stores are open before I go to work, I will stop in, if they have a special I might want. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  26. I am done with all my Christmas shopping so unless I see a wonderful deal ONLINE I will be relaxing, lol. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  27. I'm not a fan of Black Friday shopping. I'd rather do my shopping online.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. If there is something at a really good price someone wants really bad. I used to go every year.Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  29. I refuse to go out shopping on Black Friday, but if there are some good online deals I might shop from my computer. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  30. Probably not shopping of Black Friday.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  31. No shopping on Black Friday for me. I'm not fond of crowds and our budget is slim this year. If I do any shopping it will be in the grocery store since it should be quiet. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. No I will be volunteering at our local museum & movie theater in the afternoon & evening. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I'm not going to do any Black Friday shopping. I don't like crowds. Plus, there's nothing I need to buy and no extra money to buy it.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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