Holly’s Challah Bread – Easier then you can imagine!

Holly’s Challah Bread – Easier then you can imagine!

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I've been making this Bread as a tradition in our family since 2004. Yes! 10 years! I'm feeling old typing that. It was shortly after I got "my" bread machine. This recipe came from my bread machine cookbook and I have adjusted it so it works for me. I'm happy to share this with everyone! This is the best bread! I like to make a large loaf as you can see from the picture above. Ingredients: 2 Eggs, room temperature plus enough Water 80 degrees to equal 1 1/2 cups Oil 1/4 cup (I've used all types of vegetable oil and it all works great.) Sugar 2 TBL Salt 2 tsp Bread Flour or All purpose Flour 4 1/2 cups Active Dry Yeast 2 tsp OR Bread Machine Yeast 1…
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Update to Redberrydeals!

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Hi to all of my readers. Welcome to 2013! I have mentioned this in previous posts this last year and I thought I would get into more detail. 2012 was a great year for us. Watching our kids grow has been so rewarding. My husband and I have decided to create a company. I'm very excited. It will include several components to it including Redberrydeals and my passion for sewing and embroidery. I'm in the process of following the proper business creation procedures. I've been so busy with it that I've neglected adding the Shoppers Matchups each week. The time that took to prepare and post is more time then I have right now.   I will no longer add those matchups. I've decided to limit my posts to Redberrydeals this…
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Meal Planning 8/13/12

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This is week 5 on creating a meal plan.  I fell off the bandwagon for 4 weeks!  I think I got in a rut about creating the meal plan.  So it is technically Saturday and I'm on my computer and MAKING myself do this. Monday: Breakfast:Cereal Lunch  Left overs of stuffed peppers Dinner  Pasta bake Tuesday:Breakfast Cereal and Yogurt Lunch  Sandwiches, veggies  Dinner: Roast Beef Sandwiches Wednesday: Breakfast Oatmeal Banana Cookies Yum! Lunch Pasta bake leftovers    Dinner:   Turkey Burgers and veggies Thursday: Breakfast Oatmeal Banana Cookies Lunch Fake Crab Sandwich and veggies  Dinner: Mac N Cheese with veggies Yum! – My kids LOVE it when I take the frozen yellow carrots and orange carrots cooked really well and then pureed and added to good old Mac N Cheese.  They…
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Spring Into Organization 2012: Laundry Room

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After reading and admiring so many awesome laundry room posts I had to jump in and organize my laundry room. Here are some before pictures. Yes, there is dirty laundry on the floor and clean laundry hanging up. We are human! Our house was built in 1980 and surprisingly they designed the house with some features we see in houses today like the laundry room on the second floor and 5 walk-in closets. Isn't that unheard of for that year? Be jealous! This house has lots of storage which is a great! I'm so fortunate! However, it can be a bad thing. Good thing because I can get organized, but it has been a bad thing because I haven't the rooms and closets are messy and disorganized. Now it is…
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Meal Planning 4/9/12

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  This is week 15 on creating a meal plan for the week.   Trying to get back in the swing of things since last week was Spring Break.  The boys are having some teething issues and their molers are coming in this past week. Monday: Breakfast: Cereal and yogurt Lunch leftovers from Easter Dinner: Pizza from my husband's work Tuesday:Breakfast Oatmeal and yogurt Lunch PB&J and fruit   Dinner: Pizza from Aldi (might change this) Wednesday:  Breakfast Cereal Lunch Peas and Carrots  Dinner: Tenderloin with Salad Thursday: Breakfast Muffins Lunch Hot dogs Dinner: Chicken fingers Friday: Breakfast  Muffins Lunch Fastfood treat  Dinner: Hot dogs Saturday: Breakfast Eggs Lunch  leftovers Dinner: Ham and Cheese Salad Sunday: Breakfast Eggs Lunch Simple lunch Dinner: Pizza What’s for dinner at your house tonight?  Thanks…
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We heat our house with a Pellet Stove and we save $100s each year.

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I can't believe it is Spring 2012. This winter has been a very mild winter for the Northern Virginia area. Last year was a different story. I want to mention that we use a Pellet Stove to heat our house. Have you heard of a Pellet Stove? Not many people I talk to have heard of it especially around this area of the country. They are very popular in the Northeast or Northwest. A pellet stove is a very efficient stove. It produces a constant dry heat. It is environmentally clean by burning small hardwood pellets completely and creating a very fine ash. The emissions are basically non existent because the smoke is very little that comes out of the chimney.  It uses hardwood saw dust which is a renewable…
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SHOPPERS: Free Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat w/$25 purchase Facebook coupon valid 3/2/12-3/4/12

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  Remember to “Like” Shoppers Grocery Store on Facebook!   Starting Friday, 3/2/12-Sunday 3/4/12, get 8-9 oz pkg Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin Sliced Lunchmeat absolutely FREE with your purchase of $25.00 or more and your Exclusive Facebook Coupon (see coupon for details). Limit one discount per coupon and limit one coupon per person or household. Additional purchase requirement excludes sales tax and the value of the “FREE” item(s) and is calculated BEFORE any manufacturers’ coupons are deducted. Click HERE for the coupon!
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SHOPPERS Food deals & coupon matchups for 2/23/12-2/29/12

Coupons, general, Shoppers, Uncategorized
Here are some of the best Shoppers Food deals for the week of 2/23/12-2/29/12. I focus on the Northern Virginia ads. Please check your local ad before shopping. I also try and focus my coupon match-ups using the Washington Post and other Washington Area regional insert coupons.  SHOPPERS will double the value of valid manufacturers’ coupons with a face-value of up to 99¢ Shoppers stores in the Washington, DC metro will double valid manufacturers’ coupons with a face-value up to $0.99 everyday, with a limit of 4 identical coupons that can be doubled in one transaction. Shoppers will accept valid internet manufacturers’ coupons with a face-value of up to $7.01.   For more info, click HERE. Don’t forget to look for this week’s Facebook coupon for FREE items with a $25…
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NVPOM Consignment Sale – 3/10/12

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WHAT: Huge childrens' consignment sale! Great bargains on strollers, furniture, books, games, dress-up, shoes, maternity, sports, safety equipment and other baby gear. Clothes from preemie to about size 6 or 7. Credit cards are accepted. Not stroller accessible. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples (www.nvpom.org/sale). WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (doors close at 11:15, floor is cleared and a half-price sale starts at noon) WHERE: Luther Jackson Middle School 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 (near the intersection of I-495 and Rt. 50) WHO is NVPOM? If you live in northern Virginia and have (or are pregnant with) twins, triplets, or higher order multiples, then this club is for you! The Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples (NVPOM) is a volunteer group that…
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CVS Deals and Shopping Trip 2/12/12

Coupons, CVS, general, Shopping Trips, Uncategorized
I updated the CVS coupon policy. As of 2/12/2012, CVS has now posted an update to the official coupon policy!  The best part it includes the fact you can use a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale and get both for FREE.   This is great news! This is my run at CVS this week.  Super excited to get all of these things for very little.   Great week! Spend $10 on Participating Nivea Products = $3 Ecb (limit 1) Deal Scenario: Buy 4 Nivea lip care products 2/$5 Total = $10 Use 2 $3/2 coupons found in the 2/12 RP Or use the $1/1 coupons found here Pay as low as $4 Get back $3 Ecb Final cost as low as only $0.25 each! I paid $4+tax.   All Got2b hair…
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