Somewhere between losing my first tooth and wearing makeup, another essential rite of passage emerged. Being able to braid my own hair, as told to me by my four older sisters, was a necessity to being “grown up.” And as if I didn’t have enough pressure, they told me that this life-changing skill should be mastered before I entered the first grade because that’s when they had all accomplished it.
Back then I hung on every word they said. They also told me that if I slept in a ponytail my hair would all fall out and that if I slept on my stomach…well let’s just say I might be in a training bra for life.
But braiding isn’t all that hard. And if that’s what keeps you from making bread braids, man, you’re missing out on a lot of good food. Pizza dough to me usually means Italian, but this Taco Braid
is filled with the flavors of your favorite Mexican cuisine.
Here’s how simple it is:
Start off by rolling out a Pillsbury pizza crust and spreading some cream cheese and salsa down the center. Next, top it with seasoned beef, black beans, and some shredded cheddar. The braiding part is pretty simple. It’s more like making an “X” since our center piece in this situation isn’t going anywhere.
Start at one end and fold alternating strips across the center slightly overlapping. You’re done! Look how impressive and tasty that looks!
And about the hair braiding … I nailed it. I even conquered French braiding before the second grade.
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