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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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Is This A Boy Scout Badge? Build A Canoe. Immediately Sink It. – 7.11.19

Is This A Boy Scout Badge? Build A Canoe. Immediately Sink It.  Who thinks this is a good idea? Two Utah Scout groups who made their own canoes from PVC pipe and tarp – you heard me – launched them on the Green River for a rapids river trip. The first one sank 100 feet from the launch site. It just gets better… or worse, depending on your point of view.

 

Today’s summer salad? Warm German Potato Salad with stone ground mustard and bacon. Freaking amazing. Have you missed any of our other tasty summer salads? Like watermelon and balsamic vinegar? How about corn and cotija cheese? Strawberry and spinach?

 

Think Salt Lake City is hot now? There’s a scary new global study out that says we’ll be hotter than Las Vegas by 2050. The last time I was there, it was 115 in May. This is bad news.

Instant Karma: Busting The Hit And Run Driver – 5.30.19

Instant Karma: Busting The Hit And Run Driver. There’s nothing worse than walking out to your car and realizing someone’s smashed into it and just… left. Here’s the most epic outing of a hit and run driver by a 6th grader who even created a flow chart for the whole thing.

The Pickle Challenge continues at Chez Collard- today, we’re making Deep-Fried Buttermilk Pickles. BTW: if you haven’t tried out our “pickle sandwiches,” find the recipe here. They’re surprisingly tasty.

 

Finally! A state is actually penalizing those people who get in the passing lane and just park themselves there- grrr! It’s a huge fine, too. (If you’d like your very own windshield decal that politely tells selfish drivers to GET OUT OF THE PASSING LANE, check out leftlanedrivers.org)

Tooele’s Kodi Lee just crushed it on America’s Got Talent- but it gets so much cooler, we’ll explain. For parents with special needs kiddos, this is the best Tell Me Something Good story ever.

Tasty No Carb Sandwiches – Hope You Like Pickles – 5.28.19

Tasty No Carb Sandwiches – Hope You Like Pickles. I’ve been trying to convince the Todd it’s time for him to try a low-carb diet. The man is not impressed, he loves his sandwiches. So I have a tasty alternative.

BTW: if you’re looking for more low-carb recipes, may I suggest our super-tasty one-net carb Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Tarts? You will thank me later.

 

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Hiking in Zion National Park over the weekend is a lot like scaling Mount Everest… The Angel’s Landing hike was so popular over the weekend that the park had to close it down. There was a 4-hour line to climb it. Like Disneyland. Something similar is happening on Mount Everest right now- but this line is deadlier. We’ll explain.

 

The guy who built the multi-million dollar “Noah’s Ark” amusement park down in Tennessee is suing… for flood damage. Seems ironic, but there you go. For $75 per person, you don’t want to have to swim to the Ark. (Editor’s note: which contains – along with all of the animals ‘two by two’ – two baby dinosaurs. Dinosaurs. I’ll let that sink in.)

 

If you’re a diabetic and you’ve watched your insulin skyrocket from $100 a month to $1,200, there’s good news. More states are demanding answers about the mysterious price increases, and one state has already done something about it. We’ll tell you about it on the show today.

Wait. What do you mean I’m not Native American? – 5.14.19

Wait. What do you mean I’m not Native American? My grandmother always insisted that her mother was Native American- Pawnee, in fact. Grandma also liked to screw with us, so when The Todd and I got our DNA test results, it turns out I have absolutely zero Native American blood. However, I am something else. Which I TOTALLY did not expect.

Ben Lomond High’s student body is protesting a move to keep them from recognizing two deceased students in their graduation ceremony. The Ogden School District does not seem enthusiastic.

 

Did you know the University of Utah has an eSports Department? And scholarships? And a team? Which is competing on ESPN? (Probably the Ocho.) Also, Lt. Gov Spencer Cox is running for Governor and why calling in dead to work is a bad idea.

I Gave My Mother A Liver Transplant For Mother’s Day – 5.10.19

I Gave My Mother A Liver Transplant For Mother’s Day. So, when it comes to epic Mother’s Day gifts, Utahn Brandon Finlayson wins. You can never top what this kid gave his mother. We’ll explain.

Now, THIS is the kind of break-in I’d totally support: a woman who broke into a stranger’s house to wash their dishes and tidy the kitchen. The police found her brushing the family dog.

 

Plus, we are forced to visit a hot new food trend that combines two beloved snacks. And it is vile.

Today’s Tasty Camping Hack- Orange Cinnamon Rolls – 5.8.19

Today’s Tasty Camping Hack- Orange Cinnamon Rolls. Today’s tasty camping hack- Orange Cinnamon Rolls- you will love me for this one.

 

BTW: if you’re looking for more yummy camping hacks that are easy to cook over a campfire, take a look at our Banana S’more recipe here.

Imagine going to school where there is a milk and cookie bar. I would support this. Speaking of college, there’s a boatload of student debt forgiveness programs that no one seems to be taking advantage of- we’ll tell you where to look. The US Department of Education is a good start- go here. And then stop by The Insitute of Student Loan Advisors here.

 

 

 

 

Two wonderful Tell Me Something Goods on the show today- one about former inmates who now run a moving company called The Other Side Movers who helped the Pleasant Grove Police move to their new location. The other- about a group of farmers at auction that refused to bid on their neighbor’s property- so that farmer could buy it back. And finally, you have a THREE BILLION DOLLAR nuclear sub- the new pride of the Navy of India. What is the ONE THING you should remember