Thursday, March 27, 2008

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Thanks to Dr. Sears from Digestive Health Specialists for joining the Morning Show this week with information about the risks, symptoms and prevention of Colon Cancer. For more information or to contact Dr. Sears, call 768-6211 or visit their website:

Deal or No Deal


NBC’s hit game show Deal or No Deal, hosted by Howie Mandel, is searching for America’s next hopeful millionaire. The Deal or No Deal casting team is coming to North Carolina on Saturday, March 29th for an open call to find amazing new contestants for the show.

Deal or No Deal is looking for energetic, charismatic and outgoing individuals who can think quickly on their feet. Candidates should be at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of the 50 United States and/or Washington, D.C. No special skills are required except for an engaging personality and excitement for the show.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to walk away with a million, come on down and give it your best shot.

If you plan on arriving prior to 7am Saturday morning, the line will form outside the mall, starting at the Food Court Entrance. THE LINE WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL 12PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 28. Hopeful contestants are welcome to bring chairs, but tents, grills, alcohol, and pets are prohibited. Once you enter the mall, any items, such as chairs or coolers, must be left in your vehicle.

Please click here to download the application. Applications will also be available on site the day of the casting call.

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Tax Man Cometh

Tony Hartsoe is a Winston-Salem Attorney who,
among many other things, can help you if you run
into legal problems with the IRS.
Here's his contact info:

Hartsoe & Associates, P.C.
1068 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336)725-1985
Fax: (877)726-1784


Cookin' With Bacon - Monday, March 24

Pico De Gallo

Recipe By :Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
8 each roma tomato -- pulped and diced small
1/2 each sweet onion -- diced small
2 each jalapeno chile peppers -- diced fine
1 each anaheim chili pepper -- diced fine
1/2 cup cilantro -- chopped
3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons lime zest
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chipotle pepper -- spice

Zest limes before juicing

Mix all ingredients together

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas

Recipe By :Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:40
Categories : poultry

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
4 each 10-inch flour tortillas
1 pound boneless chicken -- thigh meat
3/4 cup monterey jack cheese -- shredded
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese -- shredded
4 tablespoons ranch salad dressing
4 tablespoons taco sauce -- or salsa
2 tablespoons canola oil

1/4 Cup lime juice
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup canola oil
1 clove garlic -- minced
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons hot sauce

Mix together all marinade ingredients
Add Chicken to marinade and allow to marinate 6-24 hours
Remove chicken from marinade. Drain and pat dry
Grill chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 F
Mix together ranch dressing and taco sauce
Lay out tortillas and spread ranch/taco mixture evenly
on a half section of each (about 2 TB per tortilla half)
Sprinkle 3 oz cheddar on top of ranch mixture
Dice and arrange 4 oz grilled chicken on top of
cheese on each tortilla half. Sprinkle 4 oz jack cheese
on top of each tortilla half. Fold bare half of each tortillas
over to cover arranged ingredients, pressing lightly
Heat oil to med. high in a 12-14 inch noon stick skillet
Brown each 1/2 moon shaped quesadilla in the skillet
2 at a time, turn and brown other side
Place first two quesadilla in a warm oven while
browning the next two. Once all four are lightly browned
on both sides and cheese is melted, cut
each into 4 wedges and serve.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 808 Calories; 49g Fat (55.5%
calories from fat); 44g Protein; 45g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 110mg
Cholesterol; 2685mg Sodium.
Serving Ideas : Serve with Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Master Gardener Toby Bost.

Toby Bost is THE MAN to talk to if you have lawn and garden questions. You can call him at the Forsyth County Extension office, the # is 703-2850. Here is a link to the website:

This Poem Was NOT Written by Maya Angelou

An email has been circulating for a while with a poem that was supposedly written by Maya Angelou. A search on reveals that the real author is a woman named Carol Wimmer.
No matter who penned is a beautiful poem, so I am sharing it with you.


When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!"
I'm whispering, "I get lost!
That's why I chose this way.

"When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I don't speak with human pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble-
needing God to be my guide.

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
and pray for strength to carry on.

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting that I've failed
and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I don't think I know it all.
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught.

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I'm worth it.

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek His name.

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority--
I only know I'm loved.

Copyright 1988 Carol Wimmer

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

This new film/documentary starring Ben Stein promises to be very enlightening. We recently spoke with Mark Mathis, one of the film's producers. Mark says that the goal of the movie is to shed light on the fact that the Intelligent Design theory of creation has been kicked out of schools in favor of the unproven theory of Evolution...which is taught as fact. The movie hits theatres on April 18. For details, visit this website:

To hear our interview with Mark, visit the Morning Show Interview page: .

Friday, March 14, 2008

Jason Castro (Who I LOVE on American Idol) singing Chris Rice (Whom I also LOVE, but is not on American Idol) in church


Check out this project called Compassionart...a collection of songs written collectively at a retreat in January to benefit the poorest of the poor. Joining the recording are songwriters Paul Baloche, Stu G (Delirious?), Israel Houghton, Graham Kendrick, Matt Redman, Martin Smith (Delirious?), Michael W. Smith and Chris Tomlin, just to mention a few of the superstars involved in the project. The resulting music will be heard in a Compassionart studio album being planned for a late fall release. Check out the website:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Great Summer Job Oppurtunities for High School and College Students

Summershine is a ministry for teens and young adults looking for summer work opportuinities. Fun jobs are assigned at 10 RV parks around the country and you'll work together with other Christian youth.

Here's a link to their website..

Here are the FAQ's from their website:
1.) What campgrounds have Summershiners?

For the summer of 2008 Summershine will be in 10 KOA (Kampgrounds of America) campgrounds.

These include:
Myrtle Beach, SC
Cape Hatteras, NC
Williamsburg, VA
Cherokee, NC
Santa Cruz, CA
Mt. Rushmore, SD
Virginia Beach, VA
Mystic, CTBoston/Cape Cod, MA
Trinity Lake, CA

2.) Will I get paid?

Yes! The campground work, chores, etc. you provide for these properties is paid work (primarily minimum wage - which varies from state to state). Most of your time at activities is your service. Think of Summershine as a combination of a job and service. However, all your time is ministry! You will meet people while "on the clock," be able to invite them to an activity that day, and then build a relationship with them.

3.) Where will I stay?

How much does it cost?Each campground has housing provided for the Summershiners. Your rent and utilities (water and electric) are provided by the property in appreciation for your ministry. A small kitchen is also provided for Summershiners.

4.) How long does the Summershine program last?

Summershine is designed to be a summer long growth experience, unlike any ministry you've been a part of before! The Summershine season varies from campground to campground. Some of our staff begin mid-May, others early-June. Most of the staff stays through early to mid-August, and some through Labor Day. When applying, please give us the maximum availability you can.

5.) What about time off?

Each week you will work approximately 40 hours, with one to two days off a week (again depending on the property). As far as personal time off goes (family vacations, mission trips, weddings, etc.) Summershine aims to accomodate it's staff and their prior commitments. As long as this time off is reasonable, Summershine will work with you.

6.) Is Summershine connected to a particular denomination or church?

Summershine is blessed to work with Christians from a wide variety of church backgrounds. Summershine seeks to employ young people who love Christ, love people, and enjoy bringing them together!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Chef Jeff's Recipe for Pasta Caprese 3-10-08

Pasta Caprese
Serves 6

¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 tsp Lemon Juice (fresh Squeezed)
1 Each Garlic Clove (minced)
1 Each Shallot (minced)
1 ½ Pound Tomatoes (Seeded, Pulped and diced)
12 Ounce Fresh Mozzarella (Diced)
1 Pound Pasta (penne or other)
¼ Cup Fresh Basil (chopped)
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Sugar

1. Whisk oil, 2 tsp lemon juice, garlic, shallot, ½ tsp salt,
and ¼ tsp pepper together in a large bowl. Add tomatoes,
toss and marinate for 30-45 minutes.
2. While tomatoes are marinating, cook pasta al dente.
Drain well.
3. Toss hot pasta and mozzarella with tomato mixture and
let stand 5 minutes.
4. Stir in Basil and adjust salt, pepper, lemon and sugar to taste.
Serve at once.

Moment for Mom

I've started a new blog that I hope you'll visit. It's called "Moment for Mom" and it contains the text from a daily devotional heard on WBFJ. Here's a link to the new blog:

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Airborne Lawsuit

The makers of "Airborne", the effervescent, immune boosting supplement, are being sued for supposedly exaggerating their cold-fighting claims. Airborne will pay $23.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. If you purchased any Airborne products between 5/1/01 and 11/29/07 you may be entitled to a refund. All of the details about the settlement can be found at .

But, before you go there...please take a minute to read my 2 cents on the issue:

Bottom line...yeah, I could get a few bucks back by officially becoming part of the class. But is a few bucks really worth aligning myself with people who sue just for the sake of suing and lining the pockets of the lawyers who represent them? Shouldn't consumers be expected to have just a little bit of common sense? Did someone DIE or become SERIOUSLY ILL due to this products claims? NO. Did someone give up chemotherapy because Airborne said it would cure their cancer? NO. The worst case is that people bought it and still got a cold. I've bought this stuff lots of times, never believing it would cure the cold. I don't remember it even making the claim it would. But, I do think Airborne definitely has a good mix of immunity boosting vitamins and minerals that really do help you stay healthy.

And, just for the record, I am going to become part of this class so I can OBJECT to the settlement. You can do the same if you like by visiting the settlement's website.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Mickey Rooney at the Carolina Theater

The Carolina Theater is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.

Megan Cope
Director of Marketing and PR with the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro
Box Office: (336) 333 - 2605

Tonight: the classic “National Velvet”

Tix to “Let’s Put on A Show” with Mickey Rooney (and wife Jan) will be live at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro (pairs of tix)

The Connected Child

We've featured a couple of guests on the Morning Show recently in connection with the upcoming "Connected Child" conference. Here is some info...

Meredith Smith is a PA at Forsyth Pediatrics on Robinhood Road in Winston-Salem. She and the rest of the professionals at her practice have many internationally adopted patients. Meredith is also an adoptive parent and on the Board of Directors for Caroline's Promise. She can be reached by phone at: 718-8000 and her email is: .

Dr. Karen Purvis is the author of "The Connected Child" and will be the featured speaker at the conference. Her website is

Here are the conference details:

Saturday, March 15, 2008
Hillsdale Baptist ChurchAdvance, North Carolina
Registration begins December 3, 2007
$15 per individual/$25 per couple
Online registration form and payment information

Hotel Recommendation:
Village Inn Golf & Conference Center
6205 Ramada Dr. / PO Box 926Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone (336) 766-9121 Fax (336) 766-1112
Please mention "The Connected Child" conference for a special rate

Seminar designed for:
Social workers
Medical professionals
Adoption agencies
Family / School counselors

Aldi Recipes

There is a great website called "Mom Advice" and the lady who runs it calls herself the "Aldi Queen". She has meal planners and recipes all using groceries purchased at Aldi. All of the recipes I've tried have been great. There is one salmon recipe that I've been a bit hesitant to try. Here is a link to her website

and here is her recipe for Dishwasher Salmon-let me know what you think!

Salmon ala Dishwasher


4 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
Juice from one lemon
Salt & pepper

Tear off four sheets of aluminum foil, large enough to wrap each piece of salmon in. Grease one side of each piece of foil. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each of the salmon fillets and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Wrap each piece of salmon carefully, sealing it well. To make sure that no air escapes, press down on the packet- if the air does escape it will need to be rewrapped. Put the packets on the top rack of the dishwasher and run for a full cycle, with heated drying. Salmon will be done when the dishwasher runs the full cycle.