The Rip Van Wrinkler, XXIV, Issue 1, February 2020

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"Stacking like turtles, headrests, etc. ." is the NEW Contest!
Enter stories &/or PHOTOS by April 1st.


Amelia using M as a headrest, 2008, SK-M.

Amelia, still at it, 2020. With Guy Noir.

Joe Stewart not planning on going anywhere.

Jasper & Ivy Culver

The moment we got home from Cape after dogs hadn’t been home to “their” under sink heat register for ~5 days. Prized real-estate & usually Ivy gets her tushy down there first & she doesn’t make any room for Jasper next to the heat vent. But this time funny Jasper got the heater spot. Ivy tried to nose him out of the way & finally just sat on him. Poor Jasper squished! Lol

"Criss-cross" - Goldie and Gilda. S K-M


Swedish Pastries
suggested byTamara Allen.

My cryptic notes. I modify it - only use the frosting as a glaze (make 1/2 to 1/3 of what is called for here, then apply it when the "logs" are still warm. Mom says this is a Swedish Pastry, recipe from my great grandmother who was Swedish. Pardon the scrawly handwritten recipe - it is from over 30 years ago in my own cryptic shorthand...

Swedish Pastry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

1/2 cup Butter cut into small cubes
1 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Cold Water
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Water
3/4 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Almond or Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
Sweet Almond Frosting:
4 Tablespoons Butter softened
1 3/4 - 2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 - 3 Tablespoons Whole Milk
1 teaspoon Pure Almond Extract Vanilla, or Vanilla Bean
6 ounces Raspberries optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with cookie spray or line with silicone baking sheet (Silpat).
In a medium bowl, using a fork or pastry cutter, combine butter, flour, and baking powder. Stir in cold water. Form into two balls and shape into two long and thin rectangles (about 4" x 9") on greased or Silpat lined cookie sheet.
To make Filling:
In a medium saucepan, bring butter and water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in flour. Add almond or vanilla extract. Stir in eggs and mix until smooth.
Spread filling over each rectangle, all the way to the edges.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-42 minutes or until light golden brown.
To make Frosting:
Cream butter, powdered sugar, milk, and almond or vanilla extract. Once pastry has cooled, spread over each rectangle.

Top with fresh raspberries (optional) and cut into rectangles or wedges.

For Dogs
Tuna Fudge (no chocolate involved)
by Cinnie Jones

"Couple of people (at least) asked for this recipe. I call it Tuna Fudge but no chocolate invloved. I does, however make the puppers very happy. Hope this is allowed. Here we go:

2 cans tuna in water, retain liquid (can also use 1 can salmon)

1 1/2 C wheat flour

1 tsp garlic powder

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 C Parmesan cheese (optional)

Mush all together (my term). Bake 20 min in sprayed 9x9 baking dish at 350 degrees.

Freezes really well. Hope your pups enjoy!"

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