Angela Sue Cheslock’s Puppy Chow

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  • Angela Sue Cheslock’s:Puppy Chow
  • Angela makes this yummy snack always with her mom and it sounds delicious to eat throughout the day!! Thanks for sharing!!!
  • 9 cups Chex cereal, you can use any of the variety or combination of variety)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter (I use salted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

1.Measure out 9 cups of cereal and place in a large bowl. Set aside.

  1. Stove Top Method: Place chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a small sauce pan. Cook on low until chocolate and butter melt. Mix well. Mixture should be smooth and chunk free. Add vanilla and mix again.

3.Microwave Method: Place chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high, uncovered for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Place back in microwave and cook for an additional 30 seconds, stir well. If mixture is not smooth and chunk free, cook for an additional 30 seconds.

4.Add vanilla and mix again.

5.Pour peanut butter mixture over dry Chex mix. Mix well, coating each piece.

6.Divide mixture and pour into 2 gallon sized ziploc bags.

7.Add 3/4 cup powdered sugar to each bag.

8.Seal bags and shake well.

9.Pour puppy chow onto a large rimmed cookie sheet and allow to cool.

  • Devour.If any left, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Angela Sue Cheslock~ Q & A!!!

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  1. Hello Angela Sue, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became country singer?

I have wanted to be a country singer, longer back than I remember. So from a young age I was singing at our local fairs and singing contests. I also spent time flying back and forth from California. I grew up in a small town in North West Ohio called Bowling Green. I was in Orchestra, Band, Choir, and I also did cheerleading. After high school I auditioned for American Idol in Milwaukee, WI and managed to make it all the way to the group rounds during Hollywood week. After that I moved to Nashville to continue pursuing this career on a larger scale.

 

  1. How did you decide you wanted to become a country singer and wanted a career in it?

I’ve always been super shy but my mom convinced me to get up and sing in a karaoke contest when I was 11 and honestly it’s been non-stop ever since then. I sang Christina Aguilera’s, “I Turn to You”, and the rush I got from getting up there, is the rush that still keeps me going to this day.

 

  1. What is the story behind your song “Bring Out The Bad?”

Bring out My Bad is my first single and I wrote it with my friend Craig Wilson. I had been seeing this guy who was bringing out my bad qualities, but the problem was I kind of liked it. I told that story to Craig and we just took off from there! I was super excited about how the song turned out and how it’s a mix of all my biggest influences, it was no question that this was going to be the song for my single.

 

  1. Who are some of your musical icons?

My biggest musical influences growing up were Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride, and LeAnn Rimes.

 

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

In 2017 I will be releasing an EP, not sure on the exact date yet but if you go over to my website, www.AngelaSueCheslock.com and sign up for my newsletter I will be sending out updates as I have them! I will also be opening up for Colt Ford on March 4th at the Odeon in Cleveland, OH, and that one is going to be a really good time.

 

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

In the next 5 years I hope to have been on a couple big tours and well on my way to my own headlining tour. I want to be putting out good music that people enjoy and that really connects with them. In the next 10 years I want to have completed a couple headlining tours and still putting out music that touches people. One thing I hope I never lose in life is my creativity. The creativity is what keeps me, me; alive and optimistic.

 

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

Brett Eldridge for sure. He is by far my favorite voice in country music. He could honestly sing anything and it would sound amazing.

 

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

I was on American Idol in 2010, and my group sang with Steven Tyler. That was a pretty exciting moment for me.

 

  1. What are a few of your favorite quotes?

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” Music can change the world because it can change the people.”

 

  1. If you had to give advice to an up and coming country artist what would you tell them?

Honestly I’m still an up and coming country artist so I would love all the advice I can get! But to the people who are just getting started I will say keep going and don’t let anyone discourage you. there are a TON of people who are absolutely fantastic and even if you’re the best there are people better. It’s scary and intimidating, but make sure you always stand tall and proud of who you are.

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Angela Sue Cheslock~ Artist Spotlight!!

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At the age of 11, Angela Sue Cheslock, gave her first live performance and she has not stopped since. In 2011, Cheslock was part of season 10 of American Idol. Her group got the chance to perform with rock star Steven Tyler from the band Aerosmith. Also in her group was runner up Lauren Alania, who is now a well-known country artist and just put out her second album. Cheslock was also part of a reality television show called “The Glee Project” where she placed in the top 20.

As a child Cheslock knew she wanted a career in music. She got the chance to perform the National Anthem and God Bless America at different sporting events including the Cincinnati Cyclones, Cincinnati Reds and The National Tractor Pull. While attending high school her vocal group “The Madrigals” were invited to sing at the Ohio Music Education Association and she was a recognized as one of the featured soloist.

Cheslock moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University and joined the Commercial Voice program. She remains a Nashville resident after completing college. She is still working on new music and promoting her single “Bring Out My Bad.” If you would like to find out more about Angela Sue Cheslock then check out her website www.angelasuecheslock.com.

 

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Drink: Lo Bosworth’s Moscow Mules!!!

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Drink: Moscow Mules

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ginger, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp. Splenda Zero Liquid Sweetener
  • 15 mint leaves
  • Juice from 4 limes
  • 1 liter soda water
  • 8 fl. oz. vodka
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 lime wedges

 

Directions:

 

  1. Boil ginger in 4 cups of water for about 10 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half.
  2. Strain the ginger reduction into a bowl, and add Splenda Liquid Sweetener and allow to cool.
  3. Add mint leaves and lime juice to the ginger reduction and muddle.
  4. In a pitcher, combine soda water and vodka. Add the ginger reduction with mint leaves and lime juice. Stir. Add ice cubes, additional mint or lime to taste.
  5. Serve in copper mugs and garnish with mint leaves and a lime wedge.

 

Website: http://thelodown.com/cooking/splenda-moscow-mule/

Tim Hurley~ Artist Spotlight

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Tim Hurley is a singer/ songwriter and is currently living in Playa de Rey, California. Hurley is originally from the east coast. Growing up he listened to a variety of musical genres, but the songwriting process and lyrics in country stood out from all the rest. As a listener, Hurley focuses on the background within a song and as a lyricist he attempts to create a bond with his audience through storytelling.

Tim has started a band with Steve Neino (guitar), Riley Flanagan (drums) and Sonny Kennelly (bass). The wide-ranging union of these talented musicians has made a sound that the band likes to describe as “coastal country.” Their tunes are powered by the enthusiasm and brotherhood of the guys and their chemistry is shown throughout each live show they play at. If you would like to find out more about Tim Hurley then check out his website www.timhurleymusic.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TJNHURLEY

Twitter: https://twitter.com/timhurleymusic?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timhurleymusic/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC16U3LcsjfsmbnEdYivcEyw

 

Tim Hurley~ Q & A!!!

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

I moved to California about 14 years ago for work in entertainment marketing.  I continue to play in a hockey league, play beach volleyball and ski in my free time. 

2.     How did you become country singer and how did you know you wanted to sing for a career?

In May of 2014, I was approached at a Karaoke bar near my home in Playa del Rey by the friend of a songwriter out of El Paso, TX. By amazing timing and circumstance, I found myself opening for John Michael Montgomery at Fort Bliss just 2 months later.  It was the first time I had ever performed on stage and it was in front of 10,000 people.  I was hooked.

3.     Who are some your musical icons?

George Strait, Kenny Chesney

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

We are focused on touring this spring and recording our new tunes.  We are trying to build our fan base and hope to work our way into performing at larger festivals in the next two years.

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

Jennifer Nettles and I would let her sing my part too!

6.     What is your favorite song that you ever recorded?

At this point, I would have to say “My View” is my favorite.  It is more of a traditional country tune and for me it is symbolic of my transition to becoming a solo artist.

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

Life on the road sounds pretty good to me.  Maybe a tour manager for a major act.

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

There have been several shows where individuals have approached me afterwards, and they have told me that we struck a cord with them emotionally because of something they were going through in their life.  That to me is the main reason for writing music and performing.  If I can move an audience with our lyrics and melodies and connect with them emotionally, I know I’ve done my job as an artist, and fulfilled my personal dream.

9.     If you had to give advice to an up and coming musician what would you tell them?

Be YOU.  Have fun and just enjoy what you are creating.

10. What is one of your favorite quotes?Drive fast, take chances..12a3238