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Project Lifesaver: A Free GPS Service That Could Save Your Kiddo’s Life – 9.19.19

Project Lifesaver: A Free GPS Service That Could Save Your Kiddo’s Life. Imagine your little one with autism wandered away. Or your mother with dementia. Can anything be more terrifying? Meet Project Lifesaver – a free program offered by several of the police departments here in Utah that tracks your loved one via GPS. Have a listen…

 

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Plus! Someone actually stole a solid gold (working) toilet from a mansion in England. Where do you FENCE something like that? BTW: Admit it. Do you love idiot criminal stories? Why, here’s more! Like the kids who took a joyride through a Halloween corn maze and destroyed it- just before it opened for the season. Find it here.

 

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Also- remember the movie “50 First Dates?” Here’s the real story…

Then! Another dilemma: “What would you do?” This one involves kids at a wedding…

Naked Man With a Beer. A Cornfield. This Does Not End Well. 9.13.19

Naked Man With a Beer. A Cornfield. This Does Not End Well.

Today’s podcast brought to you in the form of a Listicle:

 

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1. How to shoot the gigantic Friday the 13th full moon with your cell phone! Really, who among us hasn’t tried to catch the beauty of that hugely bloated harvest moon and ended up with… a yellow circle in the night sky. Like everyone else’s. Fear not! A “space photographer” tells us how to get a brilliant image even with our humble iPhone.

  • Put your phone on a stand! Stabilize the shot and you’re golden.
  • Download one of the free “moon apps” that’ll tell you everything from when it’s rising to its exact position in the heavens and how to focus your phone.
  • Wear comfortable clothes because you’ll be tripping over things and falling into bushes and such trying to get the Perfect Shot.
  • Edit your photo into black and white. It makes all the moon’s features stand out crisply and sharply.

 

2. The Todd’s Tasty Chili recipe – who knew it would get so cold so fast?

BTW: In the mood for more comfort foods? Try our Baked Cheddar Broccoli Rice Cups here, or Todd’s Old-school Chicken Casserole here.

 

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3. You know any police report that starts with: “Man with no clothes attempted to evade officer by entering a cornfield,” is not going to end well. Since the Todd lived on a farm that boasted a huge cornfield, he’s going to tell you how that will work out.

 

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4. We can all agree that Prince Harry and his lovely American bride Meghan Markle are freaking adorable. And possibly even more so after hearing this story.

 

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Welcome To The Week Of Chocolate! White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies – 8.5.19

Welcome to the Week of Chocolate! In honor of Chocolate Villa – our amazing new sponsor – it’s all chocolate recipes. (After surviving Zucchini Week, you deserve this.) Today’s tastiness is a white chocolate cookie with cranberries and macadamia nuts. Find the easy-peasy recipe below. BTW: Have you tried our Hot Chocolate Cupcakes? Find the recipe here.

 

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Also! If you fly a drone over a Utah wildfire and down all the fire aircraft, you should be beaten over the head with said drone. The huge fire in Utah county raged while fire-suppression aircraft had to be grounded while some moron cheerfully flew his drone over the wildfire… which continued unabated while he got some “epic photos!” So not cool.

 

How Metallica saved a hiker from a cougar, broiling steaks on your car’s dashboard and accidental circumcisions. I’m not sure how you handle an “accidental” circumcision from the hospital’s point of view, but apparently, it involves tens of thousands of dollars.

Plus! Epic images from last night’s scary thunderstorm across the Wasatch Front.

 

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts and baking chips.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. (I’ve noticed these freeze very well, so I’ll make a batch and undercook them by a couple of minutes. When I pull them out of the freezer, I heat them up at 350 for 2-3 minutes and they’re perfect.

Church Ball: Starts With a Prayer, Ends With a Riot – 7.16.19

Church Ball: Starts With a Prayer, Ends With a Riot.

We all know that “Church Ball” at the ward can be brutal – what do they call it? “The only riot that starts with a prayer.” Someone just took a case to the US Supreme Court for “excessive injury” from an LDS ward game.

BTW: have you ever seen the movie Church Ball? Very entertaining. Find it here.

It sounds like a country song- police pulled over a drunk guy in a stolen truck with an open bottle of bourbon and a gun. But wait, there’s more. So much more.

Our No AC Challenge continues – with cheating accusations – and why we don’t think the “Urban Deer” are so cute anymore. BTW: if you have some genius ideas on how to survive the searing hell of summer here in Utah without AC, we’d love to hear them! We’re giving away a $50.00 Amazon.com gift card on August first for one of your recommendations. Please leave a comment below.

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Could You Live Without Your Smartphone For A Week For $1000? – 6.10.19

Could You Live Without Your Smartphone For A Week For $1000? Erin couldn’t live without hers for five minutes- but there’s a new contest that’ll give you $1,000 if you can manage it. We’ll tell you how to enter.

There’s always a bit of a rivalry between the police and the fire departments. But this latest “rescue” by the SLC Fire Department kind of puts them in the lead, you’ll see why. Woods Cross Police just arrested a reckless driver who was pretty easy to find- he posted his “adventures” on YouTube.

I’ve always loved all the incentive bets sports teams use- but the offer of free fries for three-pointers from the Toronto Raptors cost the local McDonald’s owners $5.3 million in free fries. Five. Point. Four. Million.

I’m Covered in Cotton Candy and It’s Not As Much Fun As You’d Expect – 6.6.19

I’m Covered in Cotton Candy and It’s Not As Much Fun As You’d Expect. So, we volunteered for our daughter’s “End of School” fundraising carnival. The Todd got the bounce house. I got three hours at the cotton candy machine. With gusty winds. Zoe is still plucking bits of pink floss out of my hair.

The most entertaining story of a car thief caught in the act and trying to fake his way out of it. West Valley Police are still laughing about it. Allow us to share.

 

And imagine a sweet little ladybug. Now imagine a swarm of them so big they’re visible on radar. That’s… scary. I don’t care how cute they are.

“No Gifts” Christmas & The Most Pitiful Porch Pirate Ever – 12.17.18

No Gifts” Christmas & The Most Pitiful Porch Pirate Ever.

I got a request from Jackie Pettis for our White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn recipe- have a look at our DIY deliciousness on the show today. (BTW: have you tried making our oh, so tasty Hot Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes? Find the recipe here.)

Did you hear the story of the Sandy Porch Pirate who stole his neighbor’s outdoor decorations… because he wanted to throw a Christmas party and… you guessed it, did not have any decorations?

 

No Gifts” Christmas & The Most Pitiful Porch Pirate Ever.

There’s a big push now for “No Gift” holidays, would your family be down with that? And in Tell Me Something Good- the beautiful story of Freddie the Goldfish, proving even the hardest of hearts have a soft spot.

 

Have you had a chance to take a look at some of our “Shop Locally” Legends? Support our local businesses here along the Wasatch Front! There’s some really creative, clever gift ideas…

Like Pure Romance by Brenda Winters- spice up your holiday with some sexy gifts. If you’re a little nervous about what to pick, Brenda can do everything for you. Have a look here.