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Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread

After a long day at work, I often find myself in the kitchen creating something delicious to help relieve the stress. I can honestly say that it is not because I am wanting to make something to cure a sweet tooth, but, more-often, it is the organic process of creating something with my hands that can help alleviate my worries. Today was one of those days.
My normal go-to on days like this are cakes, pies and cookies, but, today, I decided to make a hearty cinnamon raisin bread. While watching one of my favorite cooking shows, I saw the recipe for Irish Soda Bread and immediately became inspired to blend the recipe with my love of raisin bread. The result? Delicious. This bread is great for a brunch or a breakfast treat, toasted crisp and spread with either butter or, dare I say, peanut butter!

Ingredients:                                            Preheat Oven Temperature 375 degrees
4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Crispy Chicken Tenders

So part of being a modern southern cook is about the ability to improvise. For example, last night my husband and I decided to make chicken tenders for dinner. Although I have a go-to recipe for tenders, I did not have the ingredients for the entire meal and I wanted to try something new. What I found turned out so juicy and crispy that I was AMAZED. The result is my new Crispy Chicken Tenders recipe. The breading stays attached to the chicken so well that I even sliced the meat and used on my salad the following day. I hope you love it too!

1.5 Pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Plain Bread Crumbs
3 Eggs, Beaten
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Seasoning Salt
Oil for Frying

1. Preheat fryer to 350 degrees.
2. Cut chicken breasts into thick tenders. I was able to get 3-4 tenders per large breast.
3. Prepare your dredging station.
Container 1: 1/2 Cup AP Flour, 1 te…