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Sunday, May 16, 2021

"TP" a New Zentangle Pattern

 I know it has been a LONG time since I posted. No excuses, just possessed with reading and Zentangle.

I wanted a place to share my own tangle. I call it TP since it looks so much like toilet Paper. I know, I know, Zentangle is not supposed to be repreentational, It wasn't until I looked at it and all I could see were rolls and rolls of TP. Guess "the Covid" has gotten to me.

Hope you enjoy this new tangle.

I have sent it in with hopes it will be shared on the website "Tangle Patterns." We will see if it makes the cut.

LOLOL . . . I just realized I forgot to color in one circle. Oh well, such is life in the fast lane :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Candy Cane Snowballs

 Candy Cane Snowball Cookies

Makes 5 Dozen

2 C Butter, softened

1 C Confectioners Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla

3 1/2 C All Purpose Flour

1 C Chopped Pecans

8 oz White Candy Coating, melted

1/3 -> 1/2 C Crushed Peppermint Sticks


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5 - 7 minutes.
  2. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Gradually beat in flour.
  4. Stir in pecans.
  5. Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape into balls, 3 -> 4 hours.
  1. Preheat oven to  350 degrees F.
  2. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  3. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely
  1. Dip tops of cookies into candy coating.
  2. Allow excess to drip off.
  3. Dip into crushed peppermint sticks.
  4. Let stand until set.