Thursday, January 19th

-For the last few weeks, John has enjoyed watching his Christmas present - the four season box set of the show Alf. It takes him back to his childhood. Which old show takes you to your happy place? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Coming up Friday: Bob Waliszewski of Focus on the Family joins us to talk about the weekend's new movies at 7:10 am. He'll give us his reviews of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Red Tails.

Wednesday, January 18th

-Walmart announced yesterday that they're going to build another Augusta store on Wrightsboro Road, near the mall. Construction begins next year, and it will mean 300 new jobs. We've talked to some folks who would love to see some new chains come to the area that aren't already here. What new store would you like to see in the CSRA? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Suzanne Fanning of North Augusta told us about her quick and easy Roasted Ranch Potatoes in Simple Cooking this morning. The recipe is in the post below this one.

-Paula Deen has announced that she has type 2 diabetes and wants to help others in her situation. Read more

-Coming up Thursday: John has enjoyed watching his Christmas present - the entire 4 season box set of Alf. We'll talk about the old show that you most enjoy watching.

Simple Cooking - Roasted Ranch Potatoes

·1 oz. pack of the Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Seasoning/Dressing
·2 lbs. of red potatoes, quartered
·1/4 C of vegetable oil (I have also used with olive oil)

Take the quartered potatoes and place in a gallon ziplock bag then pour in the hidden valley pack and the oil. Shake well to make sure that all potatoes are covered in oil and seasoning. Empty bag’s contents onto an ungreased pan and bake in the oven for 35 minutes on 450. The recipe doesn’t say this, but about halfway through, I just kinda move the potatoes and try to flip them over some just so they can get evenly cooked. It will also be easier to clean the pan once you’re done if you’ve jiggled the potatoes around in the pan a bit.

They have a good taste without any additional seasoning but of course you can add salt and pepper as necessary.

Submitted by Suzanne Fanning of North Augusta. 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, January 17th

-Experts recommend that you have a different password for each website you use that requires one. For some of us, that's a lot of passwords to remember! How do you handle passwords? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-John made the announcement this morning that his wife, Amy, is pregnant with baby #3. They are expecting the new addition in mid-August.

-The Family Y's Team Lean Community Health Presentations begin this week. This week's topic is "Shape of a Healthy You" where you'll learn effective strategies that promote a lifelong healthy weight through balance, variety and moderation. Here's the schedule: Today (6:30-7:30 pm) at Warren Baptist Church, Wednesday (12:00-1:00 pm) at Aiken Regional Hospital and Thursday (12:00-1:00 pm) at the Richmond County Board of Education. You don't have to be a participant in Team Lean to attend. Weekly classes are open to the public.

-There's a new dining craze called The Phone Stack Game. Read more

-Coming up Wednesday: Suzanne Fanning of North Augusta shares a quick and easy recipe for Roasted Ranch Potatoes in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10.

Monday, January 16th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: 9,000 injuries took place last year at restaurants because of this. What is it?
A: A toothpick

-Suzy Wodarz of Evans correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is a single roll of Brawny Paper Towels. Kroger has it for $1 this week. When you like Brawny on Facebook, you can print a coupon for $1 off any package of Brawny. So, all you pay is the sales tax!

-Focus on the Family ran a great commercial during the Broncos vs. Patriots game on Saturday night. Click here to see it.

-You and your family can enjoy a boat ride on the Augusta Canal at half-price today only thanks to a deal from Living Social.

-John spent one of his Christmas gift cards on a Keurig because it makes hot chocolate, sweet tea and apple cider very quickly. Cleve is convinced that John will become a coffee drinker now, but John said that would mean the end of the world is near.

-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve has found a recent coffee convert to welcome into his coffee club at 6:50 AM.