Things We Talked About Today

-Shoebox collection week is over, but it's not too late to participate in Operation Christmas Child. You can build a virtual shoebox at

Simple Cooking - Chicken Bruschetta Bake

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup Low fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

In a bowl, mix tomatoes, garlic, water and stuffing mix until stuffing mix is moistened.

Layer chicken, basil and cheese in 3-qt. casserole or 13x9-inch baking dish.

Top chicken and cheese with the tomatoe and stuffing mix. Bake for 30 min. or until chicken is done.

Tammy Willing of North Augusta passed along this recipe from Kraft Foods. If you have a recipe to share, especially one that is holiday related, send it to If we use it on the air, you'll get a thank you gift.

Things We Talked About Today

-Some people are really excited about Black Friday. We mean really excited, like the Davenport family in Florida. They've been camped out in front of Best Buy for almost a week. Read more

-Cleve and his fellow Aikenites are anxiously awaiting the construction of a Cracker Barrel in their area. Read the latest update

-As anticipation builds for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Augusta project, everyone's looking for clues about the recipients. Could a tour of a local arts school be a clue? Read more
Volunteers for the project are still needed. Sign up at

-Looking for volunteer opportunities on Thanksgiving Day? Check out some ideas our listeners mentioned on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Cleve is in love with McDonalds' McRib. He has been there just about everyday since they started offering it again earlier this month. It's only available for a limited time. Johnny sent us a do-it-yourself McRib recipe to us so that Cleve would not experience McRib withdrawal. Recipe: Make your own McRib

-While we're on the subject of recipes, you should take a look at this one. While it may not be the tastiest cake, it sure is pretty and could be a great way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. Recipe: Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

-We're finished collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. If wanted to pack a shoebox and never got around to it, there's something new you can do called a "virtual shoebox." Read more

Coming up Wednesday...We're giving you a chance to share the blessings! Starting at 6 AM, you can call and share the blessings in your life at (803) 819-3125. Also, Tammy Willing of North Augusta has a recipe for Chicken Bruschetta Bake that she'll share at 8:10 for Simple Cooking with John and Cleve.

Cheapie of the Week - November 22nd

Leatha Minichan of Aiken correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Dixie Crystals Sugar (4 lb bag of Extra Fine Granulated Pure Cane). Bi-Lo has it on sale through Thursday for $1.98 per bag. Use the printable $.50 coupon which will double at Bi-Lo and you get the sugar for $.98 plus tax.

Things We Talked About Today

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: The average person has a dozen of these in their home and rarely buys new ones. What are they?
A: Pens
Dan Burton from Aiken had the correct answer. It turns out that today is his birthday, so the How Many Kings Tour tickets made a great gift for him!

-Our friends from Doctors Hospital's food and nutrition services shared some healthy Thanksgiving dishes that don't sacrifice the taste. Download recipes (Microsoft Word)

-The Cheapie of the Week is Dixie Crystals Sugar. Get the deal