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Destination – Australia

Far from the familiarity of home, exotic lands beckon with sights, sounds, and sensations that defy imagination.  Down under in Australia, the horizons are broad, the experiences grand, and the natives are friendly!  Physically, Australia is as large as the United States, so it takes a bit of planning to see the key areas. Cruises…

State of Your State – Alabama

Introducing a new feature of the TWRTimes !  By a new writer !  Welcome Betsey Ellis to our staff !  Over the months ahead she will be highlighting all the states of this Union, alphabetically. Fun Facts about Places that None Us Live Anymore! By a recovering legal professional with way too much time on…

Easy No Bake Snack Bars

Step up to the bar for a quick snack ****3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares**** 1 Cup Peanut Butter 1/2 Cup Honey or Corn Syrup 1 1/2 to 2 Cups Quick Oats(you decide more or less oats to your liking) HOW TO: Line a 9×9 baking pan with foil.  Let sides of foil…

Music Woven Between The Pages

You have never heard of Frankie Presto?  Words such as legendary, gifted, and famous have all been attached to his name.  Set aside some time to read The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto (2015) by Mitch Albom.  I do not think you will be disappointed. Music narrates this novel.  Yes, Music.  The story opens at…

Quick Reads For a Short Month

The Wrong Girl (2013) by Hank Phillippi Ryan opens with Jane Ryland listening to her friend Tucker Cameron going on and on about her birth mother not being her real birth mother.  Birth mother? Tucker was adopted?  News to Jane. Once co-workers, Jane and Tucker were acquaintances, but hardly what you call friends.  They do…

Baked Pancakes

PAN CAKE OR SNACK CAKE You decide.  Vary the thickness of the batter by the size of your pan. 9×13 baking dish 9×13 sheet pan 9×9 square baking pan Easy: If you are cooking pancakes for the whole family ****PUFFED OVEN PANCAKE**** 1 Cup pancake mix 1/2 Cup milk 1 Egg 1 Tablespoon cooking oil…

Destination – Greece

Want to take my selected memory tour of Greece?  Not just the incredible “big” cities like Athens, but the small roads to a different time?  I’ve been fortunate to visit this incredible country five or six times in my life and have experienced the changes that occurred since my first trip in 1971. Athens:  The…

3 Different Muffin Recipes For You To Try

Not just for breakfast anymore Muffins are a snack treat anytime of day! ****ORANGE CRANBERRY MUFFINS**** 4 Tablespoons of Butter(SOFTENED) Plan ahead 2/3 Cup White Sugar 2 Eggs 1/2 to 2/3 Cup Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate(THAWED)  Plan ahead 2 Cups All Purpose Flour 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 3/4 Cup Cranberries(I used dried)…

Resolution #1 – Read More!

For me, The Memory of Running (2004) by Ron McLarty was slow to start. I was beginning to wonder if I would connect with Smithson Ide, known by most as Smithy. Smithy did not seem particularly likeable at first.  He works in a toy factory, drinks way too much, is a slob, eats junk food,…

A Christmas Dozen

A bit of a different offering for December.  Instead of the usual two book reviews, I decided to give you a random listing of 12 Christmas titles I located on the shelves here at Tanglewood.  So here is a taste of ones you might find interesting. The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson – Gabby Summerhill…