Idea Exchange: 11/13-11/17

Monday, November 13:

TODAY IS: Indian Pudding, World Kindness

Discussion about odors from front loading washing machines and  how to solve the problem. 1. keep doors open when not in use to circulate air. 2. use a “washing machine cleaner like “AFFRESH” periodically. 3. add a capful of vinegar to wash cycle to cut suds and odors

Also discussed 3 ways to keep food warm if you are entertaining for the upcoming holidays. 1. Stack casseroles in a cooler. 2. Rely on your grill to keep items warm. 3. use your slow cooker to keep potatoes, gravy or creamed vegetables warm before serving

Shared the following recipes: Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mom’s Pumpkin Bars, Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

Tuesday, November 14th:

Chocolate Chores and More, Brian Willshire 

Chocolate Chores and More takes kids to a Willy Wonkaesque fantasy land where they beg to do their chores because things are made of candy and sweets. Who wouldn’t want to mow the lawn by “mouth” when the grass is made of chocolate? Do the laundry? Nah, the main character, Chad, eats his laundry because the fabric is cotton…candy. Shovel the snow! Right away! In Chad’s world the snow is ice cream. These and other scenes lend themselves to wonderful visuals created by Don Williamson.

Brian was a member of my tour group in Italy. It was nice to talk with him and to share his books with my listeners

TODAY IS: Guacamole, Education Support Personnel, Young Readers


Tips on how to choose, store, freeze and dissect pomegranates.

Recipes shared: Chef John’s Orange Duck, Old Fashioned Glory Muffins


Wednesday, November 15th:

TODAY IS: Clean out your Refrigerator, I love to write, America Recyles

Talked about checking your thermometer (in advance of Turkey Day) for accuracy.

Recipes: Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls, Egg Nests


Thursday, November 16th:


This weekend is their Holiday Open House. Open: Friday-9-5; Saturday: 9-4; Sunday: 10-3

Get $3 off every $15 you spend. Choose gifts from Willow Tree, Yankee Candles, Wisconsin Candle Company, Melissa & Doug Toys, Nora Flemming, Lang Calendars

And find something for everyone on your Christmas list: bakers, cooks, babies, Packer and Badger Fans.

TODAY IS: Fast Food, Day for Tolerance




Friday, November 17th:


Interview with: Ronda Giangreco and Carrie Sammarco about living with the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis and the website that is available to help patients and loved ones.

TODAY IS: Baklava, Homemade Bread, Remembrance, Take a Hike, International Student, World Peace

Share recipes for: Pistachio Fluff, Lemon Torte and Berry Breakfast Bake