Idea Exchange: July 9th – July 13th

Monday, July 9th:

TODAY IS: Sugar Cookie, Air Conditioning Appreciation, Intern Appreciation, Recreation

We talked about sugar cookies (and their history), how to pack a cooler, and the best practices for making homemade ice cream. We also spoke with Sandy of McKinstry’s Home Furnishings and she announced the winner of their BINGO WORD OF THE DAY CONTEST that we’ve been promoting on the program-ALICE HARVEY is the winner of a chair and ottoman valued at $1200! Recipes shared: Potato Chip Fish, Trick out your S’Mores, Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Chile Pepper Slaw, and Choppped Fritos Salad


Tuesday, July 10th:


The definitive book for any wine novice.

What’s the best corkscrew to use? Should I decant? How many types of glassware should I buy?Sommelier Kathleen Bershad has the answers. In The Wine Lover’s Apprentice, Bershad acknowledges the importance of tossing out the rules about wine and taking a relaxed approach to storing and serving everyday bottles.

Readers will learn tricks of the trade and strategies for navigating the shelves of a retail store or ordering wine at a restaurant. The Wine Lover’s Apprentice delves into the nitty-gritty details of wine-making and takes a look at the world’s major wine regions. Written in short bites, readers will easily gain a quick understanding of an area’s major grapes, the style or styles of wine, and the appellations that offer the best quality wine (or the best value).

TODAY IS: Pina Colada, Coca-Cola Classic debuted, Teddy Bear Picnic, Don’t Step on a Bee, Central Pacific Railway-1862

We discussed washing tips for down comforters; Rick and I talked “wine” after the interview; magnesium dosage needs for women and how you can eat pasta and still lose weight. Recipes shared: Margherita Pasta Salad, Quick Pickle Ribbons, The Captain’s Mango ice Cream, and Pina Colada Cake



Wednesday, July 11th:

TODAY IS: Blueberry Muffin, Vegetarian Food, Cheer up the Lonely, 7-11 Stores debuted in 1927, International Town Criers

I shared some laundry tips; how to boost your protein intake with eggs; prep and grilling tips for veggies and best way to freeze food (Always check the website  to find out about the shelf life of ANY item in your kitchen). We also talked about how to make fried ice cream and Rick found and shared a recipe for making your own. We also shared the following recipes: Veggie-Stuffed Peppers, Avocado Egg Salad and Italian Baked Eggs and Meatballs.


Thursday, July 12th:


As a successful business woman and advocate for bringing awareness to incurable diseases, debut author Jo Ann Simon shares her love story touched by  Lyme Disease and A.L.S. that ultimately took her husband away far too quickly. She sheds a positive light on an impossible situation facing many families. Her message is one of incredible love, factual medical information and a positive attitude that can change the world.

TODAY IS: Pecan Pie; Eat Your JELL-O, Swimming Pool, Paper Bag




Friday, July 13th:

TODAY IS: French Fries, Go West, Puzzle, Embrace your “Geekiness”,  Gruntled Workers