Wednesday, January 13, 2016

FREEBIE JUBILEE // DAYLIT SPAS - A VACAY INSPIRED NEW YEAR COLLECTION!

No, I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth but I've decided to keep the blog busy only when I can spare time away from architecture school so that's a bit of sad news; BUT the good news is right here! To kick off 2016, I thought of diving into a fresh and calming theme for my new collection of digi papers. There's a lil bit of everything thrown into the mix. If you love yourself some boho, then you've got to know how closely tied it is to a lot of colorful ornate Indian prints which are breathtaking in their own right. Then there's a bit of agate, carefree doodling and airy lace added in. Lastly, to top of ths free-spirited collection, I've added in the gorgeous Cali palm-tree inspired print. Enjoy!

New Daylit Spas Digipapers Collection from Craft A Doodle Doo #free #digital #prints #art #scrapbooking
          
New Daylit Spas Digipapers Collection from Craft A Doodle Doo #free #digital #prints #art #scrapbooking
 

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PS: If you're having trouble downloading the compressed file hon', make sure you have an extractor software like 7zip/Winzip installed to extract the files. (PCs usually have Winzip installed in them) If you're still having trouble, drop me an email at miraclespyer19(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll mail the entire collection to you.If you have themed collection requests you want me to do, do comment to let me know. Take care till then. :)


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Friday, October 2, 2015

CRAVINGS RAVINGS // CRISPY CHICKEN TENDERS

One hot and golden afternoon called for another hot and golden beauty: these delicious tenders you see right here! They are beaaaaaautifully crisp and irresistibly tender inside. Unlike so many other versions we know we've all come across, these are not bland at all and are packed with lots and lots of flavor owing to some great spices. All that paired with the most delectable sauce on the side! Now we're talking!

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CRISPY CHICKEN TENDERS
Serves: 4 (generously)

Ingredients :

1.Buttermilk (as required)
2.Salt to taste
3.Cajun powder - 1 tbsp for the marinade + 3 tbsp for the coating
4. Onion powder -1 tbsp for the marinade + 3 tbsp for the coating
5.Garlic Powder + Garlic and Herb Seasoning -1 tbsp for the marinade + 3 tbsp for the coating
6. White pepper powder - 1/2 tbsp for the marinade + 2 tbsp for the coating
7.Panko breadcrumbs (YES! You need to use Panko!) (1.5 - 2 cups)
8.Hot paprika -1 tsp for the marinade + 1 tbsp for the coating
9.Cayenne pepper powder/chili powder- as hot you'd want to make it (You can also sub red chili sauce if you can tackle the heat)
10.Sugar - 1 tbsp for the coating
10.500 g (a pound) of chicken fillet slit diagonally into thin strips
11. Oil to deep fry

Ingredients(for the sauce)

-2 tbsp regular mayo + 2 tbsp chili mayo ( I used Heinz)
-1 tbsp regular mustard
-1 tsp honey
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1/4 tsp bbq sauce (optional)

Garnish (optional):
A dash of lemon juice + a sprinkle of parsley flakes
Craft A Doodle Doo - The awesome new fried chicken recipe to try RIGHT NOW! #easy #chicken #tenders

Here's how:

1.Make sure your strips are cut evenly so that the cooking is uniform throughout. Marinate them in just enough buttermilk to soak the chicken. Add in all the spices (in the quantities specified for the marination) to the buttermilk and refrigerate for 3 hours to get the chicken beautifully tender.

2.In a ziplock bag, add the breadcrumbs and all the spices again and the sugar (according to the quantities specified for the coating) and shake thoroughly. Set the pan of medium-low heat and test if the oil is hot enough to fry in by sprinkling a bit of the coating mix in the oil and if it fizzes, we're good to go.

3.Place the marinated chicken (in batches) in the ziplock bag and shake till just coated. Individually place them in the oil and don't overcrowd even if tempted (because that is a sure way to make the coating separate and we don't want that happening, right?)

4.Fry evenly on both sides until golden brown. Garnish with a little drizzle of lemon juice and parsley flakes. Dish out on a pretty paper napkin and serve immediately with the sauce.


Craft A Doodle Doo - The awesome new fried chicken recipe to try RIGHT NOW! #easy #chicken #tenders


You NEED to try this. Let me know in the comments if you do. And don't forget to pin to let other people have a chance to relish too!

Too often, recipes call for flavoring only the coating with spcies but really just season with salt and pepper the actual chicken while marinating in buttermilk or brining. That's fine but if you want a bomb of a flavor, you do not do this. Repeat with me : We don't just season with salt and pepper.

Craft A Doodle Doo - The awesome new fried chicken recipe to try RIGHT NOW! #easy #chicken #tenders

PS: (You can also use dressing like Ranch or French. But do, do, please try out the sauce I put up right here for you. It's a winner, I promise.)

I haven't tried baking these as an alternative to deep frying but if you give it a try, I'm sure they'll turn out just as delicious.
Craft A Doodle Doo - The awesome new fried chicken recipe to try RIGHT NOW! #easy #chicken #tenders

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

THE DECORISTA CHRONICLES // 4 ROOM DECOR IDEAS YOU NEED TO TRY!

Let's start with a drumroll! Four delicious projects you can use to give your room a glam update! These are all whimsical projects which add a classy or dreamy flair and they are all terribly simple. I've gotten inspired by Bando so much recently, decided on buying their gorgeous agenda and while that arrives, I'll make do with some DIY bando themed projects. That being said, Kate Spade is still on my wishlist but her lovely storage boxes are way out of my budget considering all of the other art supplies I'm continually purchasing. That is where Gold Spray Paint comes in - our Xena Warrior Princess for everything DIY and everything Kate Spade inspired.
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We are making everything from dainty bell jars to house your prettiest accessories or craft supplies to hidden hollow book storage that is so cheery it will always put you in a good mood. Next we'll be moving onto dressing your ceiling with some greens that can are easy to install and easy to remove. Great for parties or just for seasonal room decor for a fresh burst of the outdoors :a hanging origami garden! In the end, we'll wield that gorgeous can of gold spray paint, add hot pink and orange accents and with a little help from Ikea, craft some fabulous storage to hide all your treasures in.

Let's get started, shall we?

DIY WHIMSICAL BELL JAR

You'll need:

-An empty glass jar.
We will be inverting this later so make sure there is no text embossed at the bottom of the jar. If there is you might probably have to cover it up with either fabric or wrapping paper. I used an empty tomato puree jar and it was just the right size to upcycle without any text at the bottom.

-A saucer or the lid of a discarded container. I used the lid of a cotton swabs container.

-A ring or a small bauble. You could use a decorative bead or faux pearls

-Heavy-duty glue/glue gun

-Lace or washi tape
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What you'll do:

1.Begin by sanitizing the jar and the lid and then drying it. Next invert it and eyeball the center of the base. Glue down the ring or the faux pearl at the center.

2.If you're using a saucer, skip this step but if you're using a lid then, again, invert it and along the circumference run some lace or washi tape to add a touch of fancy. Additionally you can also spray paint the saucer/lid in a metallic color or neon.
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3.Add in your display items to your new belljar. I think lipsticks would look the cutest as displays. What do you think? ;)
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DIY HOLLOW BOOK STORAGE

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