Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
- Coca-Cola employes 139,600 people worldwide
- The company has enjoyed 49 consecutive years with increased dividends
- Their product is sold in over 200 countries
- and is celebrating 125 years in business.
Dr. John Pemberton, a pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia, produced the first syrup and carried a jug of the new product down the street to the Jacobs' Pharmacy where it was sampled and pronounced "excellent". The first glasses of syrup were mixed with carbonated water and sold for five cents!
So enjoy a coke (cherry coke for me!) today.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
"THE SELF AWARE PARENT" ~ Dr. Fran Walfish at 10:05
"Realtors Home & Garden Show" landscape expert ~ Darin Meyer from
McKay Nursery, Waterloo, Wisconsin at 10:35
Tuesday, March 22nd:
"BETTER BY MISTAKE" ~ Alina Tugend at 10:05
Why making mistakes is a good thing!
"GHOST SHIP FESTIVAL" ~ Kimm Stabelfeldt ~ at 10:35 will talk about
the discovery of the wooden ship that sank over 100 years ago in Lake
Michigan and was discovered last summer.
Wednesday, March 23rd:
Realtors Home and Garden Show ~ Charlie Koenen, owner of BeePods,
will discuss beekeeping and all things bee related ~ 10:05
GARDEN DOCTOR program with Dick Zondag from Jung's Garden
Center, Randolph from 10:30-11am
Thursday, March 24th:
"SHADES OF GRAY" ~ Ruta Sepetys, writes about the purging of
Lituanians by the Soviets, during WWII
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
4 tilapia fillets
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Creole seasoning, or to taste
3 Tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. Alfredo sauce
Preheat oven to 425°. Brush tilapia fillets with oil on both sides, season with Creole seasoning to taste, then place into 9x13” baking dish. Bake until flesh is no longer translucent, and fish flakes easily with fork, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, cook until it’s softened and aroma has mellowed, about 2 minutes. Stir in Alfredo sauce and bring to simmer. Reduce heat to LOW and keep warm until fish is ready. Pour sauce over fish to serve. Sprinkle with additional Creole seasoning if desired.
Hudson’s Baked Tilapia
4 (4 oz.) fillets tilapia
Salt & pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning, or to taste
1 lemon, thinly sliced
¼ c. mayonnaise
½ c. sour cream
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9x13” baking dish. Season fillets with salt, pepper & Cajun seasoning on both sides. Arrange seasoned fillets in single layer in baking dish. Place layer of lemon slices over fish. (2 per piece, it should cover most of the surface of the fish). Bake, uncovered for 15-20 minutes,or until fish flakes easily with fork. While fish is baking, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, lemon juice and dill in small bowl. Serve with tilapia.
2 ½ c. cooked shell macaroni
¼ c. chopped onion
½ c. chopped celery
1 pkg. crabmeat, cut into chunks
1 c. mayonnaise or salad dressing
¼ c. sugar
1 Tbsp. vinegar
3 Tbsp. sour cream
In large bowl, combine macaroni, onion, celery & crabmeat. In separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, sour cream. Pour over macaroni mixture and stir until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
- You'll be very suprised to hear the findings of a study on living to an old age...
- Find out the latest stats regarding identity theft in Wisconsin and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you
- If you love eggs and/or chickens you'll want to find out how raising chickens as a hobby turned into something else...
- Featured speaker at the BDAAA will discuss her wonderful book about the time spent in Russia
- You'll be captivated by a very small book with a very BIG message
Dr. Howard Friedman, "THE LONGEVITY PROJECT", a landmark study on living to an old age
Wednesday, March 16th, 10:05am
Mike Prusinski, a certified Identity Theft expert, will talk about the newest statistics just released for Wisconsin from the Federal Trade Commission's consumer Sentinel Network.
and the Garden Doctor returns
Dick Zondag, aka "The Garden Doctor" 10:30-11am
Thursday, March 17th, 10:05am
"THE CHICKEN AND EGG", a combination cookbook, memoir about living in the city and raising chickens
and at 10:35AM
Lisa Paul, "SWIMMING IN THE DAYLIGHT", an inspiring account of the improbable link between an ailing Soviet Jewish refusenik from Moscow and a young woman from America, (Wisconsin native).
Friday, March 18th, 10:05am
Charlene Costanzo, "THE 13TH GIFT", a delightful novella with a profound message
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Today is "Barbie's" birthday!
Barbie the Fashion doll that is. She made her debut on this date back in 1959 at a price of $3.00!
Did you have a Barbie when you were growing up? My sister Nancy had Midge (Barbie's best friend) and I had Barbie and we would spend hours, I mean HOURS, pretending that we were Barbie and Midge ~ out on all kinds of adventures. We saved our brithday and Christmas money to buy the outfits-I think they were priced at about $1.99-4.99 depending on how fancy the outfit and how many accessories were included.
Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara play with paper dolls and noticed that she enjoyed giving them adult roles. Ruth's husband was a co-founder of the Mattel Toy company and when she suggested the idea of an adult bodied doll, he was unenthusiastic. During a trip to Europe in 1956 with her children Barbara and Kenneth, Ruth found a german toy doll called Bild Lilli. She brought it back to the US, worked with an engineer, reworked the design of the doll, named her after her daughter and Barbie made her debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959. Over the years, Barbie's appearance had changed many times, most notably in 1971, when her eyes were adjusted to look forward rather than having the demure sideways glance of the original model.
- Here are a few "facts" about Barbie that you maybe didn't know
Her full name: Barbara Millicent Roberts
- In a series of novels published in the 1960's she grew up in the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin and attended Willows High School
- Her parents were George and Margaret Roberts and she had younger sister (Skipper).
- Barbie has had over 40 pets and a wide range of vehicles including her pink Corvette convertible, trailers, and jeeps. (She also holds a pilots license)
- She's had an on-off romantic relationship with her boyfriend "Ken" (Ken Carson) who first appeared in 1961. In 2004 Mattel announced that Barbie and Ken split up however, it was recently reported that they maybe they would be getting back together.
In the "Book Nook" segment today I spoke with Gretchen Rubin, author the #1 New York Times Best Seller- 'THE HAPPINESS PROJECT: OR, WHY I SPENT A YEAR TRYING TO SING IN THE MORNING, CLEAN MY CLOSETS, FIGHT RIGHT, READ ARISTOTLE, AND GENERALLY HAVE MORE FUN". It is now out in paperback and it is a GREAT read. Gretchen spent time exploring ways of "being happy" and broke her resolutions into 12 segments (one each month). When I asked her if she had found the "key" to happiness, she said that both the ancient philosophers and well as contemporary religious leaders agree that strong relationships with other people is really the secret. Check out her book and/or her blog at http://www.happiness-project.com/
Friday, March 4, 2011
We also had a chance to talk with Erin Bried, author of "HOW TO BUILD A FIRE: AND OTHER HANDY THINGS YOUR GRANDFATHER KNEW", a collection of tips and advice from 10 men (most of whom served in WWII). It's filled with warmth, humor, nostalgia and wisdom and covers their perspective on everything from how to change a tire, tie a tie, build a campfire, be brave, show respect and love and how to apply these things to our lives. Erin showcases each of the ten men who share their grandfatherly wisdom as well as their advice. The chapters cover everything from pioneering, thriving, bonding, cooking, hosting, leading and prospering as well as others. If you never got the chance to ask your grandfather about all the important (as well as unimportant) things in life, you'll want to read this book.
If your grandfather is still living, take time in the next week or so to seek him out and spend some time together. You'll be glad you did!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
- Boil in a large pot of water (4 quarts to every 1 pound of pasta).
- Salt (at least 1 Tbsp.) to add flavor.
- Add pasta to boiling water. Don't break it as the pasta will soften within about 30 seconds and fit into the pot.
- Stir as it starts to cook to prevent from sticking to the bottom of the pot and from other noodles
- Do a "taste test". Folow the package directions but taste before draining to be sure the texture is right.
- Drain well in a colander. If serving hot, add sauce right away. If using it in a cold salad, rinse pasta under cold water to stop the cooking process.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
- helps protect against cardiovascular disease due to high levels of monounsaturated fats and resveratrol.
- provides protein, vitamins B3 and E, magnesium folate, dietary fiber and high levels of the antioxidant p-coumaric acid.
- is an effective bait for mouse trap.s
- works as a simple outdoor birdfeeder. Just coat a pine cone with peanut butter; then birdseed.
- use it to remove gum and tree sap from skin, hair or in fabrics and uphostery.
And of course there always tons of recipes using peanut butter. Here is one that has been in my family for years. Mom used to make these and although all my siblings have the recipe, my sister Marcy's are THE BEST!
Peanut Butter Fingers
½ c. butter
½ c. white sugar
½ c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 unbeaten egg
1/3 c. peanut butter
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 c. oatmeal (rolled oats)
1 c. chocolate chips
¼ c. peanut butter
½ c. sifted powdered sugar
2-4 Tbsp. milkGrease a 9x13” pan. Cream butter. Add sugars and blend with butter. Blend in egg, peanut butter, baking soda, salt & vanilla. Stir in flour and oatmeal. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread chocolate evenly over top of bars. Mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over top of chocolate.