Idea Exchange: September 17th – September 21st

Monday, September 17th:

TODAY IS: Apple Dumpling, Citizenship, NFL debuted in 1920

We talked about the Lake Express Ferry, the Constitution, The sweet side of onions and listeners wanted to know how to get two glass bowls apart and suggestions for a healthy “grab-and-go” after school snack. Recipes: Apple Strudel, Crock Pot Potato Soup, Apple Dumpling Quarters, Apple Dumpling Cake and Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta.

 

Tuesday, September 18th:

ENGINEERING FOR CATS: BETTER THE LIFE OF YOUR PET WITH 10 CAT-APPROVED PROJECTS, Mac Delaney

There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means they’re domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think furniture is meant for claw sharpening, and that running water is always better than still.
In this inventive, surprisingly funny, and highly entertaining and practical book, Mac Delaney addresses the quirks of cat behavior through the mindset of an aerospace engineer (because that’s what he is!)—and gives us 10 projects that solve the most common sources of friction affecting cats and their doting owners.
For any cat lover with a modicum of DIY skills, here’s a whole new approach to living happily ever after with your pet(s).

TODAY IS: Cheeseburger, and Play Doh Day

We talked about cheeseburgers, play doh, and the 12 toys that have been nominated for the TOY HALL OF FAME for 2018. (American Girls Dolls, Chalk, Chutes & Ladders, Fisher Price Corn Popper, Magic 8 Ball, Master of the Universe, Pinball, the sled, Tic Tac Toe, Tickle me Elmo, Electronic Football and Uno. What’s your favorite? Someone is trying to find KRAFT brand caramels and can’t seem to locate them at any of the locals stores. Recipes shared: Healthy 3 Ingredient No-Bake Rice Crispy Treats, Vidalia Onion Dip and Summer Squash Bake.

 

Wednesday, September 19th:

NAT GEO KIDS: FOOD FIGHT! A MOUTH WATERING HISTORY OF WHO ATE WHAT AND WHY THROUGH THE AGES, Tanya Steel

Grab your knife and fork and get ready to dig in to human history through the lens of food and the struggle to acquire it with award-winning celebrity food editor and author Tanya Steel. This book includes 30 kid-tested and approved recipes inside!

Hungry readers can go on a finger-licking romp through the ages to discover the origins of today’s common foods, yucky habits of yore, marvelous inventions that changed the way we ate and cooked, and the weirdest menus on record. Amazing stats and fast food facts are featured throughout, along with 30 original recipes, each specific to a particular time and place. So, if you are curious about how food shaped global history and culture, put this book on the menu.

TODAY IS: Butterscotch Pudding, Talk like a Pirate, Brothers, Holy Batman (Adam West’s Birthday-1928)

We talked about “quick breads”. If you’ve got a favorite-call in and share! We also talked about Batman, Talk Like a Pirate Day and how to get rid of insects naturally. Recipes on today’s program: Pear-Rosemary Quick Bread, Banana Coconut Quick Bread, and Cheddar-Zucchini Quick Bread,

10:30-11AM GARDEN DOCTOR PROGRAM with DICK ZONDAG of JUNG’S GARDEN CENTER

 

Thursday, September 20th:

TODAY IS: Rum Punch, Punch, First Railroad Station, Farm Safety, Happy Friends, World’s Largest Chicken Dance performed

Today we talked about fall color and how to find the Wisconsin counties that have the most; the chicken dance, mosquito repellent, cracking the code on eggs, which Halloween candy is the better choice and I shared tips about which is better for a fever and body aches: ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Recipes from today: Mosquito Repellent, Breakfast Pizza with a Hash brown crust, Healthy No-Bake Cookies, No Cholesterol Chocolate Chip Cookies, Apple Cranberry Crisp and King Arthur’s Pumpes in a Trencher from NAT GEO KIDS: FOOD FIGHT.

 

Friday, September 21st:

PAINT YOUR HAIR BLUE, Sue Matthews

In Paint Your Hair Blue, Sue Matthews takes you through the heartwarming tale of heroic courage and devastating blows that characterized her daughter Taylor’s odyssey through the underfunded world of pediatric cancer. This book serves in equal portions as an inspiring tale of the power of love and determination, and a cautionary tale of the need for parents and all caregivers to be their own advocates. It will empower you, no matter what your circumstance, to take control of your own destiny.

We talked about Chai Tea, New York, POW/MIA and Pecans. Recipes: Apple Butter, Homemade Sauerkraut, French Toast Pecan Cookies.

TODAY IS: Pecan Cookies, Croissants (1529), Miniature Golf, Pause the World, World Gratitude

 

We talked about Chai Tea, New York, POW/MIA, and Pecans. Also under discussion: whether you can do water bath canning on a glass cooktop stove. Recipes: Apple butter, Homemade Sauerkraut, French Toast Pecan Cookies.