Idea Exchange: September 3rd – September 7th

Monday, September 3rd:

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY-No Idea Exchange-Special Programming

TODAY IS: Welsh Rarebit, Skyscraper, Uncle Sam’s Birthday, Us Bowling-1921



Tuesday, September 4th:

TODAY IS: Macadamia Nut, Eat and Extra Dessert, KODAK’s birthday, Newspaper Carriers, Peter Rabbit Day

We talked about Macadamia Nuts, Wisconsin experiences and announced that BRENDA YOUNG was our August Apron contest winner. Recipes: Polka Dot Peach Pie, Polish Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Mozzarella & Tomato Appetizer, Grilled Tea-Glazed Drumsticks, Tea-Poached Cod and Earl Grey Cookies.


Wednesday, September 5th:


Small Victories, one of the most beloved cookbooks of 2016, introduced us to the lovely Julia Turshen and her mastery of show-stopping home cooking, and her second book, Feed the Resistance, moved a nation, winning Eater Cookbook of the Year in 2017. In Now & Again, the follow-up to what Real Simple called “an inspiring addition to any kitchen bookshelf,” more than 125 delicious and doable recipes and 20 creative menu ideas help cooks of any skill level to gather friends and family around the table to share a

meal (or many!) together.

TODAY IS: Cheese Pizza, Quaker Oats, Waffle House, National Shrink, Be Late For Something

We talked about the History of Quaker Oats, the History of Waffle House Restaurants (and waffles), Cheese Pizza and other Pizza holidays and I shared some tailgate recipes using frozen meatballs. Recipes: Meatballs 6 Ways, Chocolate Rolo Zucchini Bars, Wednesday Waffles, my sister Nancy’s Homemade Pizza Dough recipe.


Thursday, September 6th:


Phatty the cat loves nothing more than spending his days balanced atop his favorite chair gazing out his windows at Central Park below. Everything is simply fan-tabby-lous until one day when the meanest hawk in the park lands on his terrace and makes a terrifying announcement that he is coming for Phatty and his furry little friends.

TODAY IS: Coffee Ice Cream, Egg Toss, Pink Panther’s birthday, Read a Book, Fight Procrastination


Today I talked about my bookcase/library project, science experiments, book I would re-read; books that have become my “favorites” so far this year (Norwich, Bright as Heaven, Marcel’s Letters, Meet Your Dog, She Loves You) and ways to use lemons for cleaning and health purposes. If you listen to the audio, you’ll find the following recipes: Seven Layer Dip, Drunken Spaghetti and champagne + Honey Poached Pears-both using leftover wine. (from the NOW AND AGAIN cookbook)


Friday, September 7th:

FARMER’S ALMANAC-2019, Editor Peter Geiger

The next edition of the Farmers’ Almanac is ready to inform, delight, entertain, and help you plan for the year ahead. Guaranteed to help you unplug from all of the noise, the 2019 Farmers Almanac is packed full fascinating facts and folklore, wise weather predictions, exclusive gardening and fishing calendars, life-hacks, stargazing tips, recipes, trivia, and much more. Listen to the interview today and be the first on your block to know how cold next winter will be as well as when the best days are to plant, fish, and quit a bad habit.

TODAY IS: Beer Lovers, Napoleon, Grandma Moses, Raggedy Ann birthday (1915), Neither Rain nor Snow

Today we talked about the ice cream made at Babcock Hall on University of Madison campus; Lemon juice on window sills to keep ants away and shared these recipes: Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna, Zesty Snack Mix and Beer Dip