Idea Exchange: June 25th – June 29th

Monday, June 25th:


TODAY IS: Strawberry Parfait, Tennis Shoe, Log Cabin, Eric Carle’s birthday, LEON (six months until Christmas!)


Tuesday, June 26th:

WILD, WILD WEASEL, Salvo Lavis and James Munn

The weasel and boy are back! Space travel was a breeze compared to their latest challenge: obedience school. But can a weasel be trained? Find out what happens when wild animals go to school, just like kids. Wild Wild Weasel is a follow-up to Once Upon a Weasel and the second book in the World of the Weasel series.

TODAY IS: Chocolate Pudding, bicycle (1819), toothbrush (1498), First bar codes used in 1974, Please take my children to work!

We talked about bicycles, toothbrushes, bar codes and how to clean your American Flag


Wednesday, June 27th:


Big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field.
We have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius — of those favored, brilliant few whose moments of insight arrive in unpredictable flashes of divine inspiration.  And if we are not a genius, we might as well pack it in and give up. Either we have that gift, or we don’t.  But Allen shows that simply isn’t true.  Recent research has shown that there is a predictable science behind achieving commercial success in any creative endeavor, from writing a popular novel to starting up a successful company to creating an effective marketing campaign.

TODAY IS: Orange Blossom, Sunglasses, Helen Keller’s birthday, Captain Kangaroo’s birthday,” Happy Birthday to You”

We talked about Sunglasses, Captain Kangarro and the song “Happy Birthday”. Featured recipes: Fourth of July Cookies, Summertime Limeade Frizzle, Chocolate Eclair Torte, Cake Pan Layered Salad




Thursday, June 28th:

THE LOCAL DISH live WITH BEAVER DAM PIGGLY WIGGLY-We’ll be showcasing lobster and other seafood ideas on the grill

TODAY IS: Tapioca, WWI Commemoration, Paul Bunyan, Handshake

Bill Leisses showed us how to grill Rainbow Trout, Scallops, Shrimp and Lobster! Each dish was super easy and super delicious! I showed how you can easily make a “Beach-Themed” party and shared the story of the Winter Beach Party that my brother Michael put together for my girls while he was babysitting them.



Friday, June 29th:

TODAY IS: Almond Butter Crunch, Camera, Ducks and Wetlands, Peter and Paul, Leap Second Time Adjustment

We talked about yesterday’s LOCAL DISH show with Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly and Bill Leisses, the Apron recipe contest for this month, camera day, hugs and I gave some kitchen prep tips. Recipes shared: Taco Ring, Turkey Burgers, Crunchy Broccolini with Lemon and Pecans, Red, White and Blue Fruit Smoothies, Chilled Avocado Soup, Grilled Eggplant Sliders, Cran-Banana-blueberry Popsicles, Greek Cherry Tomatoes, and “Everything” Deviled Eggs.