Simple Cooking - Cranberry Sauce

1 package cranberries
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes or until cranberries begin to pop, stirring often.

Submitted by Jennifer Nabors of Aiken. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, November 22nd

-Matt Hammitt, lead singer of Sanctus Real, joined us this morning. They'll be at the Casting Crowns concert on Friday at the USC Aiken Convocation Center. Listen to the conversation: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

-Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection has ended. If you didn't get a chance to pack a shoebox, you can build one and send it. Click here for information on Build-A-Box. Thanks for helping us collect over 400 boxes at the 88.3 WAFJ Studios. We heard that the Aiken County collection center received over 10,000 boxes!

-At one Best Buy store in Florida, shoppers started lining up for Black Friday doorbusters a week ago. Read more Share your Black Friday shopping strategy on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Courageous arrives on DVD on January 17th. Many Christian bookstores are offering pre-buy specials now.

-You don't have to celebrate Thanksgiving alone. You're invited to Aiken's One Table!

-We revisited a Simple Cooking recipe that would be a great part of your Thanksgiving meal. Click here for Pumpkin Pie Muffins.

-Coming up Wednesday: What makes Thanksgiving special for you? Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without _____. Finish the sentence tomorrow morning at 6:10 and 7:40 and you could win Casting Crowns concert and meet and greet tickets. Matt from The Afters joins us at 7:10 AM. They're part of the lineup for The Come To the Well Tour with Casting Crowns on Friday in Aiken. At 8:10, Jennifer Nabors of Aiken shares a homemade cranberry sauce recipe in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve.

Monday, November 21st

-Longtime radio voice of the Georgia Bulldogs Larry Munson passed away last night at age 89. You can hear some of his great sound bites by clicking here.

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: There are more of these in the US than there are people in Japan (127.5 million). What is it?
A: Televisions

-Laura Epps of Evans correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Vanity Fair Napkins. Publix has them on a "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" special through Wednesday. Two of them are $2.29. Use the printable $1 off 2 coupon and you'll get both packs for $1.29, which is like $.65 a pack!

-Mark Hall of Casting Crowns joined us this morning in advance of their concert on Friday in Aiken. Listen to our conversation: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

-Goodwill needs your donations of clothing and household items to restock what was lost in a fire. Read more

-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve welcomes a new Coffee Club member at 6:50 AM. Matt Hammitt from Sanctus Real joins us at 6:10 and 7:40 AM. His band will be part of the Casting Crowns concert this Friday night in Aiken. You'll have a chance to win tickets with us tomorrow morning. Also, at 7:10, we'll talk about your Black Friday shopping strategy. Believe it or not, some folks are already waiting in line!