Searching for Challah

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Okay, I’m in need of the perfect Challah bread recipe! One that is more savory than sweet, moist, flaky crust, buttery, with a touch of salt!! Today I tried http://www.averiecooks.com/2012/11/challah.html and broke off a small edge to taste the finished product and unfortunately it is not what I prefer challah to taste like. Although, this recipe was pretty quick to make as for bread goes. I liked that you only used 3 eggs (2 for the dough and 1 for the glaze). Also, most recipe’s call for 6+ cups of flour and this one only called for 3 1/2 cups. Since I am cooking just for the two of us, I made 4 tiny challah loafs which I will wrap with saran wrap, tinfoil, and lastly plastic bag to go in the freezer.

Please share with me your favorite tasting Challah bread recipe! I would love to try it!

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken

http://damndelicious.net/2014/07/18/copycat-chick-fil-nuggets/

I made this recipe last night and it was delicious! My husband doesn’t like sweets, and there is sugar in this recipe, but he ate all of his chicken! The confectioners sugar really tenderizes the chicken meat. There is some kind of spice missing to truly make this taste like Chick-Fil-A, though. I used frozen tenderloins, but you couldn’t tell because the chicken was juicy and moist! Sugar does miracles with chicken. Whenever I make a rotisserie chicken I put whatever jelly I have on hand on top of the chicken and bake it in the oven! D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S

The Golfer

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My brother’s birthday is about a month away and I never know what to give him! This year, I decided that I would paint him a picture! One of his hobbies is golf, so I came up with this! I’m really pleased with how it turned out! I had trouble with the shoe on the far left, trees in the distance, and the golden sunset, but I think it all turned out very well! What’s better than a personal gift, right?

1989

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Yesterday Taylor Swifts new CD released! My husband and I are avid “swifties” *we went to her concert in Uptown Charlotte last year! I pretty sure I cried, anyway…. We bought her D.L.X. CD in the morning and listened while working yesterday. Today I have it playing again! It was so fun painting while listening to 1989 in my “studio corner” yesterday.

My Favorite Songs are the following:

  • Shake it off
  • Style
  • Bad Blood
  • Wildest Dreams (*Swoon)
  • I know Places
  • Wonderland
  • New Romantics (*I think this will be her new single)

Of course, I love all of her songs on the CD! But these especially “Speak to me.”

I’m so glad that talented people like Taylor Swift share their gifts with the world. My everyday life is more colorful because of people like Taylor. May success continue, and may you keep being inspired with song writing!