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Rogue Astronomers. Wearing Chaps. – 2.5.20

Rogue Astronomers. Wearing Chaps. Or … what happens when the Fun Police start charging up to $65 for a permit to – gasp! – stargaze in a state park. What happens to these gentle amateur star enthusiasts?

 

On the menu today: the Todd’s over-baked pork ribs. Blasphemy, you say? You will never taste a more tender, non-greasy rib in your culinary existence.

Looking for more tasty pork ideas? May I recommend the Todd’s Roast Pork Leg with Apple Cider Glaze? It is spectacular.

 

Can you believe diabetic patients here in Utah can pay up to $1,000 A MONTH for their insulin? This is even having insurance, in many cases. The Utah Legislative session is looking at a bill to cap insulin costs like the bill that passed successfully in Colorado. If this passes, co-pays would be no more than $30 a month. Fingers crossed…

 

Who needs a glorious Nothing Bundt Cake bestowed upon them? Who do you want to nominate? We’re hand-delivering Nothing Bundt Cakes from April’s store in Sandy, Utah. Send your nomination to: toddanderinshow@gmail.com or comment here. In the month of love, let’s show some in the form of cream cheese frosting.

Bring the Joy: Because Nothing Makes You Happier Than Nothing Bundt Cakes

Bring the Joy: Because Nothing Makes You Happier Than Nothing Bundt Cakes. Starting this new decade was trickier than I thought. 2020 opened up with lots of turmoil, and if you’ve got someone in your life who’s struggling, sometimes a small gesture of kindness can make all the difference.

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I’m thinking a glorious Nothing Bundt Cake from the Sandy, Utah store – draped with cream cheese frosting is a great start. So … maybe your cubicle buddy is having a hard time, your best friend, a neighbor. Send us their story – please include contact information, email, or a phone number, please – to toddanderinshow@gmail.com. We’ll be personally delivering a gorgeous cake to a new winner each week.

Look what a nice person you are!

 

BTW: Did you know you can stop by the Nothing Bundt Cakes Sandy store and mention that you know us, Todd and Erin, and they’ll give you a free Bundlet when you buy one? (I recognize this means you have to admit you – ugh – know us, but I think a free Bundlet is worth it.) You’ll find this shop of delights at 10389 South State Street in Sandy. Please say “Hi!” to April for us, won’t you?

 

Also on today’s podcast…

In every relationship, there is a spender and a saver. The Todd attempted to purchase a steel shipping container because “It had a cool robot in it,” along with 300 bottles of off-brand perfume, a wonky-looking construction generator, and sixteen rusty dutch overs. And that was just this week. Who’s the spender and who’s the saver in your household?

Plus! The incredible story of a woman in her thirties who agreed to foster six brothers “for the weekend,” and just last week got to adopt them all. It’s gorgeous and wonderful and you’re going to cry. Totally. But you’ll smile and be just a bit happier because of it.

 

Congratulations, You’re Pregnant! But …You’re Not. – 11.8.19

Congratulations, You’re Pregnant! But … You’re Not.

So Mercury is in retrograde and your communication with everyone is going to be shot straight to H-E-double hockey sticks. Case in point: getting a letter congratulating you on your pregnancy. And you’re not. There were some deeply alarmed Tweets this week, including one from a woman who said, “Thanks! I’m not pregnant, but you can come explain this to my mother!” It’s all coming from a Pleasant Grove company.

 

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Did you get a weird text or two on Thursday? You’re not alone. A server that shut down on February 14 was started up again on November 7, but unfortunately, all the stored text messages flew far and wide. To ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, to alarmed family members, to confused friends who got messages like, “I’m picking you up in an Uber in 15 minutes, be ready to go to the airport.” I told you! Mercury in retrograde!

 

Plus! Super tasty Maple Bacon Pancake bites. Easy enough that Erin can make them, so you know we’re talking REALLY simple.

Btw: want more tasty little bites of things? There’s our Teeny-Tiny Pumpkin Pies with one net carb per serving here. Still trying to rid yourself of the last of the zucchini? Our Zucchini Cream Cheese Muffins are here to save you!

 

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You Spent HOW MUCH on a Hostess Gift? – 9.24.19

You Spent HOW MUCH on a Hostess Gift? You visit New York City with a friend, staying at his aunt’s place. You want to send a hostess gift, of course. Your friend informs you that you will be required to spend $200 on said gift because his family “expects it.” Are you kidding? Would you shell out that kind of money?

 

Also! Roast Pork with Apple Chutney in Todd’s Test Kitchen. BTW: is the pumpkin-spice pressure of fall getting you in the mood for more hearty meals? Try the Todd’s Braised Beef Shanks recipe here. Or his utterly sublime Leg of Lamb recipe here.

 

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I’ve never felt more empathy for Disney employees… I know that when we’ve all saved our money to bring our family to the Most Expensive Place on Earth, we want it TO BE PERFECT. But when you hear some of the horror stories from employees (getting punched in the stomach because they want to be in the front row of the rollercoaster and you’re pregnant) you’re going to be SO MUCH nicer to these poor folks.

Did you hear about that heartbreaking tour bus crash in Southern Utah last weekend? It was a huge group of tourists from China and no one to interpret for them. Which is where the epic Jason Chang comes in. This courageous college student answered a frantic call for someone who spoke Mandarin Chinese… and his story is incredible.

Burger King’s “Impossible Burger” vs. the Whopper: a Taste Test – 9.23.19

Burger King’s “Impossible Burger” vs. the Whopper: a Taste Test. Burger King has the new Impossible Burger! They’re swearing that you can NOT tell the difference between the Impossible Burger – which is vegetarian – and the Whopper. Let’s put that to the test, shall we? BTW: Do you like the taste tests? Do you enjoy someone else finding out for you if something is tasty or just truly horrifying? Find our review of M&M’s new flavors – like “White Pumpkin Pie” and “Jalepeno” here.  What about flavored specialty beers? How about “Saturday Morning,” which is a beer that tastes like Lucky Charms cereal, see our findings here.

Are you dropping $1,000 to get the new iPhone 11? Lots of us (uh, me) are choosing to stick with the phone we have- but experts say the best thing you can do for your phone is nurture the battery. We’ve got some tips on how to extend your battery’s life.

 

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Some things, you wouldn’t think you would have to tell someone. Like, “Hey, don’t put a wounded bobcat that you found on the road in the backseat of your car next to YOUR SIX-YEAR-OLD CHILD.” Apparently, you would be wrong.

 

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Did you hear the endearing tale of Carson King, the Iowa U student who flashed a sign asking for a donation to buy a six-pack of Busch beer? People donated. And donated. And donated until Carson ended up with hundreds of thousands of dollars. What he did with the money made Busch Beer create a can with his image on it. You’re going to love this kid.

Also… when your life is in dire peril, sometimes a woman has to do… well, you’ll see.

 

What Would it Take for You to Say: “I am a Woman of Worth?” – 9.20.19

What Would it Take for You to Say: “I am a Woman of Worth?”  Imagine pulling yourself and your little ones out of an unspeakable situation… trapped in a polygamist marriage, an abusive relationship, or simply reeling from a series of life’s blows that seem unrecoverable. Then, there’s Women of Worth – a charity that turns these women’s lives around and gives them the tools to change their lives. My beautiful friend Marie Jess explains Women of Worth.

Also! Recycle your old baby seat with Walmart and get a $30 gift card. We have your details.

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French Fries DO Cause Blindness! Your Mother Was Right – 9.4.19

French Fries DO Cause Blindness! Your Mother Was Right. Actually, it was my dad that always threatened me that “You’re going to go blind from eating nothing but carbs!” It seemed like a totally random, threat, but apparently dad was on to something. Oh, my GOD! French fries DO cause blindness! There’s a scary case out of England where a teenager has gone blind existing only on french fries and three other things. We’ll explain.

Airbnb’s are great, especially if you just need somewhere to sleep- but there’s a woman renting out the back of her car… and she’s booked up for months. There are other interesting spots- an Airbnb’eris renting out his closet in New York City for $40 a night. He’s booked up, too!

 

Chocolate Villa has only a little to do with chocolate but a lot to do with supercharging your career- and the next retreat for women executives is this Sunday! Katie tells us what the retreat did for her.

BTW: find out more about the retreat- and Villa Consulting here.

 

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Yet another human-caused wildfire, this time in Tooele. This dovetails with the foothills above Layton and Bountiful requiring evacuation. does it feel like half the state’s on fire at this point?

 

We have THE ultimate way to get rid of fruit flies, and it is so intensely satisfying. Those disgusting little creatures that fly in your face, getting all over your produce and hovering like a malevolent cloud of ick? We bait them… draw them in… and WHAM! You’re going to love this method.

 

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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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Why Storming Area 51 Is A Super Bad Idea – 7.15.19

Why Storming Area 51 Is A Super Bad Idea. There’s a social media push to gather all the Area 51 fans together and sort of “gang-storm” the base. Their motto: “They can’t stop all of us!” Why this is a bad idea explained on the show today.

 

Starbuck’s new Tie-Dye Frappuccino is this summer’s sold-out Unicorn Frappuccino – which we never tasted. Zoe and I found the Last Tie-Dye Frappuccino in the state. Taste test!

 

Our “No AC” Challenge continues and you’ve all given us such great suggestions! Have some to add? We’re giving away a $50 Amazon.com gift card for one of your clever ideas on August first. If we live that long – head here to leave a comment.

 

With New Orleans flooding AGAIN (those poor people!) the Cajun Navy is gearing up as another tropical storm is about to hit the coast. This amazing group made up of “Guys with Boats” is so inspiring… Also today- chess-master cheaters, Tell Me Something Good and subversive vegetables.

 

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