Pillsbury Nutella Ring!!

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Ingredients:

 

  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
  • ½ cup Nutella™ hazelnut spread with cocoa (from 13-oz jar)
  • ½ cup finely chopped hazelnuts (filberts), if desired
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sugar or decorator sugar crystals

 

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease large cookie sheet, or line with cooking parchment paper; set aside. Unroll dough on work surface. Press into 13×8-inch rectangle. Spread hazelnut spread evenly over dough to within 1/4 inch of edges. Sprinkle with hazelnuts, reserving 1 tablespoon for topping.
  2. Roll up dough starting at longest side, pinch to seal.
  3. Place seam side down lengthwise in middle of cookie sheet.
  4. Using sharp knife, slice dough lengthwise to form 2 halves.
  5. Twist halves together with cut sides of dough facing up. Shape into circle; gently pinch ends together. Brush with beaten egg; sprinkle with sugar and reserved hazelnuts.
  6. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

 

Website: https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/nutella-crescent-ring/af70fe83-2d31-4695-a53d-36853ff0b36d

 

 

Aubrey Wollett~ Q & A!!

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Questions:

1.     Hello Aubrey, could you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer?

2.     What made you want to have a career in country music?

3.     Who are some of you musical icons?

4.     Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years in your music career?

5.     If you were not a singer what do you think your career would be?

6.     If you could do a duet with a singer or band who would it be and why?

7.     What is one of your own favorite songs that you ever recorded?

8.     If you had to give advice to a up and coming singer or group what would you tell them?

9.     What is one accomplishment that you are most proud of so far in your career?

10. What is one of your all time favorite quotes or saying?

11. Is there anything new coming up in your music for the rest of 2016 or 2017?

Answers:

1. I’m originally from a little beach town in Dunedin, FL. I grew up in a musical family where music filled our home. My parents lead worship in my hometown church and my older brother inspired me to play at open mics with him as a teenager. I took any chance to perform, whether it was singing the Anthem at a baseball game, singing in church, school, or performing for my family on my personal stage, the fireplace. I always knew music would play a huge role in my life, but I never thought it would take me all the way to Nashville, TN.

2. I fell in love with Country Music after my dad introduced me to it. It was the only type of music we agreed on as we listened to the radio on the way to school. 😉 It was also the type of music my parents often slow danced to on a Friday night. I vividly remember the time my dad first taught me how to slow dance to “You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain. Country Music is more than a genre. Every song shares a story. I’ve always wanted to be a positive influence with my music, and Country Music allows you to be who are and share the truth with a couple chords.
3. My biggest musical influences are from the 90’s Country Music Era: Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, and Faith Hill. Outside of Country, I’ve always been inspired by Sheryl Crow though. I admired her songwriting, performances, and her ability to crossover genres. Sheryl Crow is timeless. She one of those celebrities for me that I think I’d become speechless around.
4. In the next 5 years I plan on having an album of my songs recorded and released. I will continue to tour across the country and play in areas that I’ve never been. Within the next 10 years I hope to have a single hit the top charts on the radio as well as playing on an arena tour.
5. I honestly can’t imagine myself without music. But if music wasn’t a choice, I think I would be doing something with animals. I’ve always had a soft heart from animals.
6. I would love to sing a duet with Little Big Town. Their harmonies are incredible and I think it would be a fun group to perform with.
7. Recently I’ve been working with David Nail’s producer and band on new music so there’s a few tunes that I’m excited to share with everyone this coming Spring 2017. One of them titled “Dime A Dozen” is a single that I just released on iTunes. It’s a sassy song about opening up to a new love but not forgetting your worth. (You’ll get all my lovin’, but remember I ain’t your dime a dozen.) 
 
8. My advice to an upcoming artist and songwriter is to never give up. It sounds cliche, but the success stories include people who worked hard, stay focused, and kept doing what they love. You’ll hear so many “no’s” in the industry, but all you need is one “yes” to open the right door. Keep working on your craft and people eventually won’t be able to deny your talent. Also, don’t forget to enjoy your journey!
9. If you would’ve told my 10 year old self that I would have music available on iTunes and would be playing music year round for a living, I would’ve laughed. It’s human nature to always strive for more, but I’m beginning to realize these are the days. I’m living my childhood dream and am so grateful for every chance I get to share my music with someone.
10. Life is one big road with lots of signs, So when you riding through the ruts, don’t you complicate your min. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality – “Wake Up And Live” by Bob Marley
11. I’m currently promoting my new single “Dime A Dozen” and will releasing my new Summer EP titled “Saltwater Gypsy” in the Spring of 2017! Please stay updated with tour dates on my website and Facebook! I would love to see you at one of my upcoming shows! :).
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Aubrey Wollett~ Artist Spotlight!!

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Aubrey Wollett is a singer/songwriter who lives in Nashville. Wollett is originally from Flordia. Before becoming a singer/songwriter she worked on the business side of the industry for some of the best songwriters in Nashville while earning a Music Business degree at Belmont University. She had learned a lot from some well-known country artists like Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean.

Since Wollett first EP “It’s A Secret” she has been focusing on writing songs and touring at places like the Gulf Coast of Flordia, Southern California and even some parts of Europe. Wollett has opened for country musicians like Canaan Smith, Dylan Scott, Chase Bryant and Love and Theft.

Wollett is now working with David Nail’s band and sound engineer who is producing her new project, including her latest single “Dime A Dozen.” If you would like to find out more about Aubrey Wollet then check out her website www.aubreywollett.com.

 

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Top 5 Favorite Songs of Feb 20, 2017!!!

  1. The Rebel Roads~ “First to Know”: The Rebel Roads are a couple duo who been playing together for quite some time now. “First to Know is their debut single. In this song it tells the story of a relationship that isn’t working out anymore and realizing that it is over and it is time to let go for good.
  2. High Valley~ “Dear Life”: “Dear Life,” the title track, shares examples about making choices while growing up. Its main message will echo with much of their audience and may be illustrative where they are in their own lives. It also follows similar patterns as the other tracks including powerful drums that bring the song to life.
  3. Hailey Whitters~ “One More Hell”: Whitters gets personal with “One More Hell.” This song is written in the passing of her brother’s death, the song explains how she wishes to raise one more hell with him before he went to heaven.
  4. Liv Austen~ “I Just Want to See Him”: This song explains about dreaming of how the perfect relationship might pan out, and looking ahead to a future that showcases a marriage, children and family life.
  5. Una Healy and Sam Palladio~ “Stay My Love”: This track expresses the thoughts of two people who feel the same way about one another but cannot find the words to say it.

 

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Ina Garten~ “Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe”

ig0905_mexican_chicken_soup-jpg-rend-hgtvcom-616-462Ingredients:

  • 4 split (2 whole) chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
  • Good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped onions (2 onions)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
  • 2 cups chopped carrots (4 carrots)
  • 4 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in puree, c
  • 2 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

 

Directions:

  1. For serving: sliced avocado, sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Place the chicken breasts skin side up on a sheet pan. Rub with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until done. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones, and shred the meat. Cover and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions start to brown. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes with their puree, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, 1-tablespoon salt (depending on the saltiness of the chicken stock), 1-teaspoon pepper, and the cilantro, if using. Cut the tortillas in 1/2, then cut them crosswise into 1/2-inch strips and add to the soup. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and season to taste. Serve the soup hot topped with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and broken tortilla chips.

Justin Adams~ Q & A!!

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  1. Hi Justin can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became country musician?

I was born in raised in Bixby, OK. I had an amazing childhood and very loving and supportive family. Sports were always our main focus but I’ve always loved music and an uncle gave me a guitar when I was 12. I had no idea how to play ha! I would spend hours in my room teaching myself guitar and that turned into drums and also teaching myself piano as well. It wasn’t until college that I started writing songs. I was blessed to attend the University of Northern Iowa on a football scholarship and had an amazing career there. I currently hold the school record for most consecutive games ever played with 54, never missing a game. I’m so thankful for that record. After college I moved back to Oklahoma and got a job and was a house band at a local bar in Tulsa every Friday night as well as touring and continuing to write. I moved to Nashville in July of 2010.

  1. How did you know that you wanted to become a country singer?

I’ve always wanted to be an entertainer. Music is my passion and it just continued to grow and grow and support that passion. Country is in my blood and in my roots and I grew up listening to other amazing country artists from Oklahoma like Reba and Garth Brooks and Vince Gill (just to name a few). There must be something in the water in that state and I’m very proud to be from there.

  1. Who are some of your musical icons?

I have way too many people who influence me ha! I just love music and I love all kinds of music. That’s the beauty of music is that it’s not limited to one sound. It’s many sounds making up a feeling or an emotion that connects though different avenues. You can listen to whatever you need at that time to listen to. I’ve always been attracted to great vocalists. People like Freddie Mercury, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Steve Perry, Bob Seger, Frank Sinatra….Just to name a few!

  1. If you were not a singer what do you think your career would be?

Probably a singer 😉

  1. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years with your music?

It’s hard to put weight on an expectation with something like that. I have goals and aspirations in my career but I also try to not outlive the very day and moment that I’m currently in. I don’t want to miss a single moment of this life so I try and focus day to day with those goals fueling that.

  1. If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?

Oh goodness. That’s tough. Male of female? I just love Dolly Parton. Her energy is contagious and she’s so sweet. Reba would be a blessing with that Oklahoma connection and if I had the opportunity to sing Friends In Low Places with Garth on stage then I would probably pee my pants…ha!

  1. Is there anything new coming up with your music for 2017?

I’m currently writing and spending time in the studio and very excited to announce that I’ll be releasing new music this year 🙂

  1. What is one accomplishment that you are most proud of so far in your music career?

I have many. So many. I’ve been so blessed to get to open for some incredible artists as well as travel the country and play some of the most beautiful venues I’ve ever seen. The fact that I can support myself and do something that is my passion every single day is a very big and proud accomplishment for me.

  1. If you had to give advice to an up and coming singer or group what would you tell them?

No is going to care about your career more than you do so get out there, work hard, work smart and always be thankful and kind along the way.

  1. What is one of your favorite quotes?

One of my favorite quote is a Bible verse. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

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Justin Adams~ Artist Spotlight!!

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Justin Adams is a Universal Music Publishing Group country music singer and songwriter. Adams is from Bixby, Oklahoma. He played football at the University of Northern Iowa and currently holds the school record with 54 consecutive games played, and he never missed one game. After he graduated from college, he moved back home and he knew in his heart he wanted to become a singer and songwriter. So in fall of 2010 he moved to Nashville, to try to make his dreams come true.

In 2013 Adams independently released his self-titled EP and recorded at Castle Studios. His debut EP reached #4 on iTunes Country Music Album charts, #36 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #59 on the Billboard Country Albums. Adams has wrote with some award winning writers like Casey Beathard who wrote Kenny Chesney single “The Boys of Fall” and Mark Nesler who wrote Tim McGraw single “Just To See You Smile.”

Adams live shows seem really fun and entertaining. Adams has also got the opportunity to share the stage with some well known music acts such as Trace Adkins, Jon Pardi, Eli Young Band, Chase Rice and Clay Walker. If you would like to listen to Adams music it is available on Spotify. For upcoming news about Justin Adams checkout his website www.justinadamscountry.com.

 

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