Take a Tour of the Savannah River Site


The Department of Energy is once again offering free tours of the Savannah River Site. Click here to sign up.

Cheapie of the Week - December 30th


Lorie Storey of Augusta correctly guessed that it is Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Dental Floss. Rite Aid has it for $2.99 with your Wellness Plus Card through Saturday (1/4). Use the printable $.50 coupon, plus you get $1.50 back in +Up Rewards. So, it's like getting the dental floss for $.99 plus tax.

The Way You Talk Says Where You're From


There's a fun quiz that can almost exactly detect where you're from based on your answers to questions about how you talk. Take the Quiz

Cheapie of the Week - December 23rd


Tabitha Winters of Martinez correctly guessed that it is Kraft Shredded Cheese (8 oz bag). Target has it through Saturday (12/28) for $2 per bag. Use the printable Buy 2, Get 1 Free coupon to get them for $1.33 per bag plus tax.

Christmas TV Specials


There will be a lot of Christmas specials on TV within the next few weeks. Click here for a great list of them

Simple Cooking - Smores Bars


1 ½ cups teddy bear shaped graham cracker cookies
1 ½ cups miniature marshmallows
1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Prepare a 9” square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour ingredients into the prepared baking dish and press firmly. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Cut into bars.

Submitted by Caroline White of North Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Cheapie of the Week - December 16th


Patty Whaley of Aiken correctly guessed that it is Ragu Pasta Sauce (16 oz jar). Bi-Lo has it for $.99 through Tuesday (12/17). Use the printable $1 off 2 coupon and you'll get them for $.49 plus tax each. *The coupon is from Walmart's website, but it's good at any store.

Christmas Decoration Hotspots


Our annual list of Christmas Decoration Hotspots is available. Click here to download (PDF File) Please help us make the list bigger. Send addresses of homes or neighborhoods to john@wafj.com. Updated on 12/23/13

WOW! Call Center Adding 120 Jobs


WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone is looking for 120 new employees at their Augusta call center. Read more

Trouble in Toyland


The annual Trouble in Toyland list contains some toys that might be a danger to your children. Read more

Simple Cooking - Caramel Apple Dip


Mix 1 block softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 a bag of Heath toffee bits and 1 tsp vanilla. Slice green and red apples (green is better with this but I put in a little red to make it more "Christmassy") and dip in cream cheese mixture.

Submitted by Shelley Reeves of Jackson. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Cheapie of the Week - December 9th


Tammy Hollingsworth of Waynesboro correctly guessed that it is Rubbermaid Take-Alongs disposable food containers. Publix has them through Tuesday (12/10) for $2.99 for a pack of two. Use the printable $1 off two coupon to get them for $2.49 plus tax.

Simple Cooking - Crescent-Wrapped Brie


1 (8 oz.) Can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 (8 oz.) Round Brie
Hot Sauce
1 egg (beaten)

Heat oven to 350. Unroll and spread crescent roll dough onto baking sheet. Place cheese on center of dough. and press holes in Brie using end of wooden spoon or something similar. Add a few drops of hot sauce in each hole. Gently fold dough evenly on top and around Brie, pressing to seal. Brush with beaten egg. Bake at 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with crackers or chips.

Submitted by Joanne Spires of North Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Cheapie of the Week - December 2nd


Shannon Holley of Ridge Spring correctly guessed that it is Domino Sugar (4 lb. bag). Walgreens has it on sale through Saturday with your Balance Rewards Card and the coupon from this week's ad (found in store) for $1.99. Use the printable $.50 coupon to get it for $1.49.

Simple Cooking - Lemonade Pie


1 graham cracker pie shell
1 small or 1/2 of a lg frozen lemonade mix
1 bowl cool whip
1 can condensed milk (reg or fat free)

Mix all together. Pour into pie shell and freeze 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Provided by Leslie Stavely of Wrens. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Christmas Specials - TV Listings


There will be a lot of Christmas specials on TV within the next few weeks. Click here for a great list of them

13 Things Not To Buy on Black Friday


The folks at DealNews.com have a list of 13 things you may want to wait to buy after Black Friday because you could find a better price. Read more

Cheapie of the Week - November 25th


David McNeal of North Augusta correctly guessed that it is Right Guard Total Defense 5 deodorant. CVS has it on sale through Saturday for $2.99 per stick. You'll get $2 back in Extra Bucks with your Extra Care Card on one of them. When you buy two, you can use the printable $2 off two coupon and it's like getting them for $.99 each.

Thankgiving Volunteers Needed


New Hope Worship Center's Under the Bridge Ministry needs 300 volunteers for a Thanksgiving feast for the homeless this Saturday. Read more

I Am Second Film with The Robertsons


Several members of Duck Dynasty's Robertson clan are sharing about what life was like before Christ and how He's changed them in a new I Am Second film. Watch it

Simple Cooking - Chili Cornbread Bake


Left over chili or store bought chili
2 boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Milk and eggs
1 bag of shredded cheese (of your choice. I like either Sharp or Mexican blend)

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Mix corn muffin mix as directed on the box. Grease a casserole dish 9 x 13 with Pam. Spread the cornbread mix in the bottom of the dish. Then add the chili on top of the UNCOOKED cornbread mix. Place in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until center is set and edges of cornbread are golden brown. Take out of oven and add cheese. Put back in the oven for 5 minutes. Serve with Sour Cream!

Submitted by Lori Burdette of Evans. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe!

Cheapie of the Week - November 18th


Mary Beth Cooper of North Augusta correctly guessed that it is Immaculate Baking Company Cookie Dough. Publix has it on sale through December 6th for 2/$3.28. Use the printable buy 1, get 1 free coupon to get these for $.82 each plus tax.

Where Do Ducks Like to Shop?


At CVS! This happened at a store in New York last week.

Help for Baby Silas


Silas Huffman, the son of Chris Huffman of Casting Crowns, is six months old and in need of a heart transplant. The family needs to raise about $50,000 to cover their expenses. If you would like to help, click here.

My Hope America with Billy Graham


A special message from Billy Graham is airing on television over the next few days and is also available online. This is what is believed to be his last sermon and is powerful! More information

Simple Cooking - Quick and Easy Cheesecake


2 cans Pillsbury butter crescent rolls
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup butter (melted) Cinnamon & sugar (I used about 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tbs cinnamon)

Unroll and spread 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls. Unroll and spread remaining crescent rolls over mixture. Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

Submitted by Jill Johnston of North Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Hiring Our Heroes Event


Hiring Our Heroes is an employment workshop and hiring fair all in one, designed to help veterans and other military job seekers. It takes place on Tuesday, November 12th at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Read more

Cheapie of the Week - November 4th


Darla Irwin of Grovetown correctly guessed that it is Dial Liquid Foaming Hand Soap. CVS has it on sale through Saturday (11/9) for $2.50 with your Extra Care Card. You'll get back $2 in Extra Care Bucks for a future purchase, so it's like getting the soap for $.50 plus tax.

Kraft String Cheese Recall


Certain packages of Kraft and Polly-O string cheese are being recalled. Read more

Uncle Si Is Missing!


An Uncle Si (Duck Dynasty) scarecrow is missing from the town of Ball Ground, just north of Atlanta, and there's a reward for his return! Read more and see the scarecrow

Cheapie of the Week - October 21st


Rick Roe of Aiken correctly guessed that it is Dixie Crystals Granulated Sugar (4 lb bag). Bi-Lo has it on for $1.79 through Tuesday (10/22) with your Bonus Card. Use the printable $.75 coupon to get it for $1.04 plus tax.

Simple Cooking - Shepherd's Pie


1 pound of ground beef
1 package of French Onion Soup
1 can whole kernel corn
1 tub of Country Crock Mashed Potatoes (or make your own)

In a 9x13 casserole dish, layer ground beef cooked with French onion soup and drained. 2nd layer is drained, buttered whole kernel corn. 3rd layer Country Crock (or homemade) mashed potatoes. Sprinkle any shredded cheese on top. Put in oven 325 degrees 20 minutes, until warm and cheese is melted.

Submitted by Jasi Smith of Graniteville. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Super Mario Brothers on Your Computer!


Remember the classic Super Mario Brothers game for Nintendo? Now you can play it on your computer! Click here

South Carolina Taxpayer Identity Theft Coverage


The State of South Carolina is extending free identity theft coverage to all taxpayers for another year, after the security breach in 2012. You can sign up starting on Thursday, October 24th at www.scidprotection.com.

Vote for Your Favorite in the American Music Awards


Matthew West, Chris Tomlin and tobyMac have all been nominated for the "Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist" at the American Music Awards. Click here to vote for your favorite.

The Bible Miniseries Heads to the Big Screen


Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have edited the 5 episodes of The Bible miniseries into a movie that will be shown nationwide in theaters beginning February 28th. Read more

It's Fair Season!


Western Carolina State Fair in Aiken: October 17-26

Georgia-Carolina State Fair in Augusta: October 18-27

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro: October 21-26

Columbia County Fair: October 31-November 9

Cheapie of the Week - October 14th


Traci Martin of Springfield correctly guessed that it is Betty Crocker Cake Mix. Target has it on sale for $1.13 per box. Use the printable $.85 off two coupon and you'll get it for $.71 per box plus tax.

Pumpkin Patches


Looking for a local pumpkin patch for a family outing? Try Marvin United Methodist Church or St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church.

Goodwill Career Bootcamp/Job Fair


Goodwill is helping you get ready for your next career with a bootcamp on October 16th and a job fair on October 17th. Read more

Simple Cooking - Triple Delicious


1 pack brownie mix for 9x13 pan (along with ingredients listed on package)
1 pack chocolate chip cookie mix for 9x13 pan (along with ingredients listed on package)
1 pack Oreos

Grease 9x13 pan. Prepare cookie mix according to package directions and pour in pan. Lay Oreos on top and gently press them partly into cookie mix. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and pour over top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or till the middle is done.

Submitted by Danielle Whitaker of Thomson. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Mandisa Sings National Anthem at Sunday's 49ers Game


Cheapie of the Week - October 7th


Denise Hicks of Aiken correctly guessed that it is Pampers Diapers (Jumbo Pack). Walgreens has them on sale 2/$18 with your Balance Rewards Card through Saturday. Use the printable $1.50 off coupon (two of them), plus you'll receive $5 back in Register Rewards for a future purchase. It's like getting the diapers for $5 per pack, which is a 50% savings.

Scams Associated With The Affordable Care Act


Forbes Magazine has identified five types of scams associated with The Affordable Care Act. Read more

Simple Cooking - Chicken Pot What?


1 store-bought cooked rotisserie chicken
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 bag of frozen Pilsbury Grands Biscuits

Thaw fourteen of the frozen biscuits. Shred or cube the chicken. In a bowl, combine chicken with the soups and frozen vegetables. Pour mixture into a casserole dish. Roll biscuits flat into one piece and put on top of mixture in casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

Submitted by Liz Walker of Aiken. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.



ABC's "Lights, Camera, Christmas" Reality Show


Do you go "all out" when it comes to decorating for Christmas? You could be part of a new reality show coming to ABC called "Lights, Camera, Christmas." Read more

What Does Your Coffee Say About You?


The type of coffee you drink could say something about your personality. Read more

New Apple iOS7 Making People Sick


A 3-D effect in the new Apple iOS7 is making some users sick. Read more

Job Fair at Fort Gordon - October 1st


Over 50 companies will be represented at a job fair being held at Fort Gordon on Tuesday, October 1st from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. This is open to all job seekers. The event is being held at the US Army Reserve Center (Building 14401), 15th Street at Lane Avenue. Jobs are available in the following fields: Customer Service, Food Service, Information Technology, Intelligence, Service & Sales, Communications, Security, Police Officers, Medical, Truck Drivers and many more.

Cheapie of the Week - September 30th


Erin McFadden of Graniteville correctly guessed that it is Barilla Pasta. Publix has it on sale through Tuesday (10/1) for $.75 a box. Use the printable $1 off 2 coupon to get it for $.25 a box plus tax.

Free Family Fun This Weekend


Georgia State Parks are offering free parking and free admission this Saturday for "Your State Parks Day." Read more

Saturday is also Museum Day Live!, sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. Certain museums in our area are offering free admission with a special ticket. Get it here

Duck Dynasty's Miss Kay Shares Hope with Her Family's Story


Duck Dynasty's Miss Kay took a detour from the script and addressed a crowd in North Carolina recently by sharing how God took the ugly in her life and turned it into something beautiful. Read more

Cheapie of the Week - September 23rd


Tom Williams of Aiken correctly guessed that is Kleenex Facial Tissues (55 count box). CVS them on sale with your Extra Care Card for $.99 each. Use the printable $1 off 3 coupon at www.pickupthevalues.com. To get it, sign up for the site and choose the option to share the coupons with friends. Or you can use the printable $.55 off 3 coupon. Either way, you get a great deal on Kleenex!

Car Seat Mistakes Made By Parents


As we wrap up National Child Passenger Safety Week, AAA has identified 12 common car seat mistakes made by parents. Read more If you would like the help of a local expert in making sure your car seat is safely installed, contact Safe Kids of Greater Augusta.

Veterans Job Readiness Event


Following its commitment to help veterans find their place in the workforce, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a Job Readiness Kickoff on Friday, Sept. 20, in Augusta. Job-Readiness workshops will be held from 12 noon until 3 p.m. at the Augusta First Baptist Church, located at 3500 Walton Way. The workshops will help the returning veterans in networking, interviewing, translating their military skill-sets to the civilian workforce, and how to successfully navigate a career expo. The Job Readiness Kickoff has been specifically designed to coincide with the October 17 Paychecks for Patriots event being held at Fort Gordon.

Volunteers Needed for the Augusta Ironman


Augusta is home to the world's larget 70.3 Ironman event. It takes a lot of volunteers to make it happen. You can sign up to help here.

Simple Cooking - No Peek Beef Tips


2 lbs. Stew Meat or Beef Steak Tips
1 10 ¾ oz. can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 envelope of french onion soup mix
1 envelope brown gravy mix
1 cup water
1 small chopped onion (Optional)

 Place stew meat in bottom of crock pot. Place chopped onion on top. In a bowl, mix well the: cream of chicken soup, french onion soup mix, brown gravy mix, and 1 cup of water. Set on low for 8 hours serve with pole beans/any type of vegetable, over rice/mashed potatoes/pasta and enjoy!! **Optional ingredients to add into the crock pot would be carrots, celery, and potatoes**

Submitted by Christabelle Adams of Grovetown. You can share a quick and easy recipe by e-mail at john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Cheapie of the Week - September 16th


James Long of Augusta correctly guessed that it is Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue (4 roll pack). Kroger has it on sale through Saturday for $1 per pack. Use the printable $.25 coupon (which doubles), and you'll get it for $.50 per pack plus tax. *Note:  This is the last week of double coupons at Kroger. They're ending this policy.

9 Germiest Kitchen Tools and Appliances


Germs are lurking in your kitchen! Find out where they are how to combat them by clicking here.

Charlotte Casting Call for The American Bible Challenge


If you know the Bible very well, you and some friends could be competing on The American Bible Challenge. There is an open casting call this Saturday, September 14th in Charlotte. More information

Simple Cooking - Taco Casserole


John shared a recipe for Taco Casserole that his wife, Amy, found on Pinterest. They've made it for dinner a couple of times and it has been a hit! Here's the link: http://www.healthy-delicious.com/2010/05/taco-bake/.

If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll receive a cookbook if we use your recipe!

Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Recall


Certain 8-count packages of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls are subject to a recall for fear of plastic being found inside them. Read more

Cheapie of the Week - September 9th


Christy Gray of Aiken correctly guessed that it is Progresso Canned Soup. Walgreens has it on sale 2/$2 with your Balance Rewards card. Use the printable $.50 off 2 coupon or the one in Sunday's newspaper to get two cans for $.75 each.

Chobani Greek Yogurt Recall


Problems have been reported with a certain batch of Chobani Greek Yogurt, so they're recalling it. Read more

Brandon Heath Blanket


One young lady named Juliana may be Brandon Heath's biggest fan. She made this blanket with his picture on it and says it's one of the greatest things that she owns! What's next...a Brandon Heath Snuggie? :)

Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si talks to The Christian Post


With the release of his new book, Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty chatted with The Christian Post about his life and the fame that has resulted from the show. Read more

Tailgate Loaded "Tot-chos"


1 32 oz. package of frozen tater tots
2 cups sour cream
3 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix
2 tablespoons fresh chives, divided
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup cooked bacon crumbles

Bake tater tots according to package instructions. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, seasoning mix and chives. Cook bacon according to package instructions. Arrange tater tots on serving platter. Spoon sour cream mixture on top and sprinkle with cheese, bacon and remaining chives.

Recipe courtesy of Walmart. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if you use your recipe.

CSRA College Night


Parents and high-school students can visit with over 140 colleges and universities at the annual CSRA College Night on Thursday, September 5th from 5 to 8:30 pm at the James Brown Arena in Augusta. More information

MAU Hiring Event


MAU Workforce Solutions is hiring Customer Service Representatives this Friday at Augusta's DoubleTree Hotel. More information

Cheapie of the Week - September 3rd


Darla Irwin of Grovetown correctly guessed that it is Pantene Shampoo. Rite Aid has select Pantene products on sale 2/$7 with your Wellness + Card. Use the printable $2 off two coupon, plus you'll $3 back in +Up Rewards, which is like getting the shampoo for $1 per bottle.

Consignment Sales


WeePeats: September 2nd – 6th
ReQoop: September 14th – 15th
Monkee Dunkees: September 19th-21st  
Trinity on the Hill UMC: September 20th – 21st
Pass It On Kidsignment: September 20th – 21st  
Southern Kids Consignment Sale: October 12th

Augusta Ironman Volunteers Needed


Augusta is home to the world's larget 70.3 Ironman event. It takes a lot of volunteers to make it happen. You can sign up to help here.

Conversation with Mandisa


Mandisa joined us Tuesday, the same day her Overcomer CD was released. You can listen to the conversation here (MP3 file).

Extra
: Mandisa talks about two songs she wrote about being single and scars. Listen

Simple Cooking - Peach Salad


2 small packages of Peach Jello
1 large can of crushed pineapple
1 regular size tub of Cool Whip
2 cups of buttermilk

Heat Jello and pineapple in saucepan (about 5 minutes). Cool it. Add cool whip and buttermilk. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Submitted by Sue Swanson. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Cheapie of the Week - August 26th


Linda Tesney of Appling correctly guessed that it is Market Pantry Pasta Sauce. Target has it for $1 per jar. Use the printable $1 off two coupon to get two jars for $.50 each plus tax.

Help the Big Mo Drive-In


The Big Mo
, in Monetta, is facing the transition from 35 mm film to digital very soon, and it's a costly upgrade. Honda is helping a few drive-in theaters around the country by donating some digital projectors. You can vote for the Big Mo to get one by clicking here.

2013 Dove Award Nominations


The Dove Award nominations were announced yesterday. The ceremony will be October 15th in Nashville. See the nominees (PDF file)

20 Ways to Sleep Better Each Night


Prevention Magazine has 20 ways that you can sleep better each night. Read more

MAU Hiring 160 Customer Service Representatives


MAU Workforce Solutions is looking for 160 customer service representatives at a hiring event on Thursday at the Doubletree Hotel in Augusta. Read more

Simple Cooking - Rotten Potatoes


1 package of smoked sausage, sliced thinly and browned in skillet (do not drain).
Take 2 boxes of au-gratin potatoes, following directions on box, except omitting the butter, and adding the sausage in a casserole dish.
Bake according to directions on box.
Sometimes for a one dish I will add a box of frozen chopped broccoli.

Submitted by Theresa Peterson of Statesboro. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Cheapie of the Week - August 19th


David McNeal of North Augusta correctly guessed that it is Purell Hand Sanitizer (8 oz). Walgreens has it on sale for $2.99 a bottle. Use the $1 off store coupon that is found in the in-store coupon booklet or online. Also, grab the $1 off 2 manufacturer coupon, and you'll get it for $1.49 per bottle.

Monday Morning Mindbender - August 19th


Q: 68% of Facebook users say they have deleted a friend because of this?
A: Sending an invitation to play a game

Give With Target - Helping Local Schools


Your favorite local school could receive up to $10,000 from Target thanks to an online voting campaign. Read more

Simple Cooking - Italian Chicken, New Potatoes and Green Bean Bake


3-4 raw chicken breasts
New potatoes
Green beans (fresh or canned)
1 package of Italian dressing mix
1 stick of butter

Directions: 1. Place chicken breasts, new potatoes, green beans in a 9×13 dish. Sprinkle with a packet of Italian dressing mix and then top with a melted stick of butter. 2. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Submitted by Jill Johnston, 88.3 WAFJ Promotions Director. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll receive a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Job Fair in Columbia County this Friday


As part of the grand opening celebration of the Columbia County Exhibition Center, there will be a job fair on Friday from 1 to 7 pm. See the flyer

Cheapie of the Week - August 12th


Debra Utley of Keysville correctly guessed that it is Wisk Laundry Detergent (50 oz.). Publix has it on sale through Tuesday (8/13) for $3.25. Like Wisk on Facebook, and you'll receive a printable $1 off coupon, which makes this deal $2.25 plus tax.

Perseid Meteor Shower - Tonight!


The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is tonight. If clouds block your view, you can watch it on a NASA webcam. Read more

Simple Cooking - Sweet Onion Teriyaki Pork Chops


1 package of pork chops
1 package onion soup mix
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
3 tablespoons maple syrup

Pour package of onion soup mix over boneless chops in a baking dish. Next, combine 1\4 cup of water, 2 tbs of teriyaki sauce and 3 tbs of maple syrup and whisk well. Pour mixture over chops and bake at 350 for 40 min. turning chops halfway through. Easy and juicy!

Submitted by Megan Lambert of Aiken. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe!

Cheapie of the Week - August 5th


-Debbie Johnson of North Augusta correctly guessed that it is Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kit. Kroger has it on sale through Saturday for $1.89. Use the printable $1 off coupon to get it for $.89 plus tax.

Sales Tax Holidays


South Carolina - August 2nd-4th Details
Georgia - August 9th-10th Details

The Ten Most Easily Stolen PINs


Don't think that a thief can't figure out your ATM/Debit card PIN! Check this list of the most easily stolen PINs to see if yours is one of them.

Simple Cooking - Cookie Salad


1 large pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip
2 small cans mandarin oranges ~ drained
2 cups milk
1 package fudge striped cookies, break in bite size pieces

Mix pudding and milk, add cool whip & oranges. Put in fridge. Mix in cookies right before serving.

Submitted by Dianna Richardson of Aiken. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe!

Fort Gordon Job Fair


Tuesday, July 30th from 10 am to 2 pm
US Army Reserve Center at Fort Gordon
Click here for more information

Cheapie of the Week - July 29th


Tina Tucker of Aiken correctly guessed that it is Starbucks Iced Coffee (11 oz. bottle). CVS has it on sale through Saturday for $1.50 with your Extra Care Card. You'll get back $1.50 in Extra Care Bucks. Also, use the printable $1 off coupon and it's like getting paid $1 to drink coffee!

Simple Cooking - Snickers Salad


1 bag of fun-size snickers
1 large apple
1 small box Jello Instant French Vanilla Pudding
1 regular-size container of Cool Whip

Make the pudding according to the box directions and mix with Cool Whip. Mix in the cut-up apple and cut-up Snickers.

Submitted by Leslie Asher of Fair Trade Records. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll receive a cookbook if we use your recipe. 

Cheapie of the Week - July 22nd


Henry Williams of North Augusta correctly guessed that it is Kool-Aid (powder mix). Bi-Lo has it on sale through Tuesday (7/23) for $1.99 plus tax. Use the printable $1 off 2 coupon to get two canisters for $1.49 each plus tax.

Royal Name Generator


With all of the buzz about William and Kate having a baby any day now, there's a Royal Name Generator that allows you to see what your name would be in the world of royalty. Try it

Unstoppable Documentary with Kirk Cameron


-Kirk Cameron is back in theaters on September 24th with a one-night only documentary that explores why God allows pain and suffering in our lives. Watch the trailer for Unstoppable.

Social Media Impacts Your Job Search


CareerBuilder found that many hiring managers are using social media to research job candidates, and some of their findings were harmful. Read more

Simple Cooking - Chicken Philly Stuffed Peppers


Grilled fajita chicken (or you can use Steak-ums)
Mushrooms
Onions
Pepper jack cheese

Stuff it inside bell peppers and bake 350 for about 25 minutes. To make your peppers a bit more tender, bake them while you are getting the other ingredients together. Healthy and delicious!

Submitted by Dustin Woods of Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Cheapie of the Week - July 15th


Darla Irwin of Grovetown correctly guessed that it is Edge Shaving Gel. CVS has it on sale through Saturday with your Extra Care Card for $2.99 with $2 coming back to you in Extra Care Bucks. Use the printable Buy 1, Get 1 Free coupon available through the "Fans with Benefits" link on Edge's Facebook page, and it's like getting two cans for $.99 plus tax.

Monday, July 8th


-Cheapie of the Week
Deena Latargia correctly guessed that it is a Reach Toothbrush. Rite Aid has them on sale for 2/$6 with your Wellness Plus card. You'll get back $2 in Plus Up Rewards for a future purchase. Also, print the $1 off coupon twice and you'll get them for $1 each plus tax.

Simple Cooking - Yogurt Pie


8 oz container of Cool Whip
8 oz of any flavor yogurt
1 graham cracker pie crust

Mix Cool Whip and yogurt. Spoon into a graham cracker pie crust - or any other you prefer that doesn't need to be cooked. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until ready to serve. Keep leftovers refrigerated, of course. You can even use the Fat Free or Sugar Free Cool Whip to cut down on calories.

Submitted by Gail McGahee of Dearing. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, July 2nd


-There are many opportunities for you and your family to celebrate Independence Day in the CSRA: Get the list (Note that Fort Gordon's celebration is happening on Wednesday, July 3rd).

Monday, July 1st


-Cheapie of the Week
Amanda Davis of Appling correctly guessed that it is French's Mustard. Publix has it on sale for $.86 a bottle through Tuesday (7/2). Use the printable $.30 coupon (which will double) and you'll get it for $.26 plus tax.

Simple Cooking - Chicken Pot Pie


1 Large Can Veg All
1 10oz. Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1-2 cans shredded chicken
1 Cup Bisquick
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Egg

Preheat oven to 400F. Mix Veg All, cream of chicken soup, and shredded chicken in casserole dish. In a separate bowl, mix together Bisquick, milk, and egg. Pour Bisquick mixture over chicken and vegetable mixture. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until top is a nice brown.

Submitted by Rebecca Lincolnogger of Hephzibah. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a New Heights Community Church Cookbook if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, June 25th

-Jeremy Camp is part of a special web presentation on suffering with Pastor Greg Laurie. This is being made available for free from July 10th to 14th, with the DVD being released later. Read more

Monday, June 24th


-Cheapie of the Week
Amanda Swires of North Augusta correctly guessed that it is Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash (1 liter bottle). CVS has it on sale for $4.99 with your Extra Care Card. You'll get $4 back in Extra Bucks for a future purchase. Also, use the printable $1.10 coupon and it's like getting the mouthwash for free!

Friday, June 14th


-Thanks to help from the sheriff's department, Augusta-Richmond County residents have a better way of keeping up with their valuables. Read more

Thursday, June 13th


-We're expecting a big crop of mosquitoes after the recent heavy rainfall in the CSRA. There are five different plants that actually repel mosquitoes and could be useful around your patio or deck. Read more

-Emily Williamson, a teenager from Harlem, joined us this morning to talk about her Facebook project, Share Your Story, which aims to give hope to anyone going through a difficult time. Visit the page

Simple Cooking - Orange Picante Chicken


-Kim Godowns of Augusta shared an Orange Picante Chicken recipe that she found online. Click here to get it.

If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. If we use your recipe, you'll win a cookbook, courtesy of New Heights Community Church in Grovetown.

Monday, June 10th


-Cheapie of the Week
April Grant of Harlem correctly guessed that it is Barilla Pasta Sauce. Publix has it on sale through Tuesday (6/11) for $1.29 per jar. Use the printable $.75 coupon, and you'll get it for $.54 per jar plus tax.

-Babies born in Georgia this year are eligible to be entered into a contest that could win them a $5,529 college savings account. Read more

Simple Cooking - Cream of Mushroom Soy Sauce Pork Chops


6-8 pork chops
Brown sugar
One 10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
2 oz soy sauce
One crock pot

Mix soy sauce and mushroom soup together on the crock pot. Pat each side of chops with brown sugar till lightly covered. Push chops into soup mix. Set on low all day or until the chops fall apart completely.

Submitted by Danielle Whitaker of Thomson. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Monday, June 3rd


-Cheapie of the Week
Daronda Hawkins of Graniteville correctly guessed that it is Hamburger Helper. Kroger has it on sale through Saturday for $1.50 a box. Buy 5 of them and you'll get a coupon for $5 off your next shopping trip. Use the printable $.80 off four coupon and it's like getting them for $.34 a box.

Simple Cooking - Easy Fruit Dessert


1 can cherry pie filling (or your favorite flavor)
1 can crushed pineapple in HEAVY syrup
1 box yellow cake mix – NOT PUDDING
2 sticks Margarine melted
½ cup sugar

Mix pie filling and pineapple with ½ cup sugar and put in 9 x 12 dish. Crumble entire box of cake mix on top. Pour melted butter over cake mix.

Cook 350 degrees for 1 hour (it will be browning and bubbling)

Submitted by Dana Aune of Martinez. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com and include a daytime phone number. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, May 28th


-Cheapie of the Week
Felicia Hurt of Evans correctly guessed that it is Crest Toothpaste. Walgreens has it for $2.99 with $2 coming back to you in a Register Reward. Use the printable $.50 coupon, and it's like getting the toothpaste for $.49 plus tax.

Thursday, May 23rd


-If you're looking for an affordable family outing this summer, check out the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass program. Read more

Wednesday, May 22nd



Several people shared this with us as a remedy to Cleve's shoe-tieing problem that we discussed on Monday. Sounds like it could be life-changing information!

Simple Cooking - Easy Crockpot Chicken Taco


3 boneless chicken breasts
2 cans Green Giant Mexicorn
2 cans black beans (15 oz)
1 envelope of taco seasoning
1 small jar mild salsa (could use hot if desired)

Place frozen or thawed breast in bottom of pot then add all ingredients ending with the salsa on top. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4 hours.

Submitted by Jennifer Chance of Matthews. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, May 21st


-Be prepared for severe weather in our area with a handy guide from the National Weather Service. Download

-Sam's Club will open this fall in Aiken, and they've already started hiring. Read more

Monday, May 20th


-Cheapie of the Week
Stacy Anderson of Statesboro correctly guessed that it is Nestle Drumsticks Ice Cream Cones (4 count box). Kroger has them on sale through Saturday for $2.99 per box with your Kroger Plus Card. Use the printable $1 off coupon to get it for $1.99 plus tax.

Simple Cooking - Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole


30 oz. bag frozen, shredded hash brown potatoes
8 oz. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 small onion, diced fine
16 oz. package of ham (cubed)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (1 cup to mix in and the other 1 cup to put on top)

Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl. Place into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle top with 1 cup cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Let cool a bit and serve. Great for breakfast or dinner!

Submitted by Ann Trask of Grovetown. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Monday, May 13th


-Cheapie of the Week
Wendy Burnett of Barnwell correctly guessed that it is Apple Jacks Cereal (8.7 oz box). CVS has it on sale for $1.77 with your Extra Care Card through Saturday. Use the printable $.50 coupon to get it for $1.27 plus tax.

Thursday, May 9th


-MAU Job Fair: Tuesday, May 14th - Get the details

Simple Cooking - Orange BBQ Chicken


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 bottle of favorite BBQ sauce
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon flour
1 large Reynolds oven bag

Place flour in bag and shake gently to coat sides. Pour BBQ and OJ in bag and squeeze until mixed. Place chicken in oven bag, seal with plastic tie, and set in 9x13 pan-making sure to arrange chicken in single layer. Cut 6 slits in top of bag and cook for 30-35 minutes. Cut bag open and pour into desired serving dish. The chicken comes out so moist and is great over rice!

Submitted by Brittni Ridgeway of New Ellenton. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Monday, May 6th


-Cheapie of the Week
Denise Hicks of North Augusta correctly guessed that it is Country Crock Margarine Spread. Publix has the 15 ounce tub on sale as a "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" special through Tuesday (5/7). Buy one and use the printable $.25 coupon (which doubles) and you'll get it for $.54 plus tax.

Tuesday, April 23rd


-Stephanie White joined us from Girls On the Run to talk about the impact their program is making on 3rd-5th grade girls and how you can join their 5K fundraiser this Saturday. Learn more at www.gotrcsra.org.

Monday, April 22nd


-Dr. Mom, Marianne Neifert, joined us this morning as she prepares to come to Augusta for the "Mom Knows Best and Dr. Mom Knows Even Better!" event this Saturday at Doctors Hospital. Read more

-Cheapie of the Week
Dewayne Jacobs of Graniteville correctly guessed that it is Purex Laundry Detergent. Kroger has it on sale for $2.74 through Saturday. Use the printable $.50 coupon (which doubles) and you'll get it for $1.74 plus tax.

Thursday, April 18th


-The last night of the 3-in-1 Tour with Brandon Heath, Mandisa and Laura Story ended with a big surprise. Click here to see what Brandon Heath did while Mandisa was singing "Good Morning."

Simple Cooking - Crockpot Salsa Chicken


3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup (can use regular or the Healthy Request)
1 cup salsa
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup sour cream

Shredded cheddar cheese (optional).  Combine cream of chicken soup, salsa, and taco seasoning in crockpot. Add chicken breasts. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Shred apart chicken. Stir in sour cream. Serve over rice or make chicken soft tacos (our favorite!) Add the shredded cheese on top!

Wednesday, April 17th


-Dove Real Beauty Sketches proves that you are more beautiful than you think.

Tuesday, April 16th


-Having trouble sleeping? German researchers found that listening to pink noise helped promote better sleep and increased memory. Listen to an hour-long sample

Monday, April 15th


-Cheapie of the Week
Belinda Kniphfer of Blythe correctly guessed that it is Lysol Neutra Air Spray. Bi-Lo has it through Tuesday as a "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" special, which makes one can $1.69. Use the printable $.25 coupon (which doubles) to get the spray for $1.19 plus tax.

Friday, April 12th


-Monday is Tax Day! We're hearing about some restaurants who are offering you some "tax relief:"
Arby's - Free curly fries or potato cakes
Sonic - Half-price drinks all day

Simple Cooking - Parmesan Crusted Tilapia


3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
4 tilapia fillets (about 1 pound total)
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a shallow dish, combine the cheese with the paprika and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the fish with olive oil and dredge in the cheese mixture. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve the fish with the lemon wedges.

Submitted by Katie Adkins of Evans. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, April 9th


-Current Masters champion Bubba Watson is the proud owner of a unique invention - a golf cart hovercraft or the "Bubba Hover." Watch the video

Monday, April 8th


-Cheapie of the Week
Kathy Fox of Williston correctly guessed that it is Cheerios (14 ounce box). Bi-Lo has it on sale through Tuesday (4/9) for $1.88 per box. Use the printable $.60 coupon (which doubles) to get it for $.68 plus tax.

Friday, April 5th


-Allergy Remedy: Julie called us on Wednesday with a recipe for an allergy relief concoction that her husband uses, and they say it really works. A lot of people have been requesting the recipe, so here it is:
1 tablespoon organic molasses, 1 tablespoon local honey and 1 tablespoon of Bragg unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. Julie says all of these ingredients are available at Earth Fare.

Simple Cooking - Cheeseburger Pie


1lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped (or you can use onion powder)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or low fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Bisquick
1 cup milk or skim milk
2 eggs or egg beaters
Sour cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown ground beef/turkey and onion together until meat is cooked. Mix in salt. Add a little sour cream if desired. Spread in bottom of glass baking pan. Sprinkle cheese on top. In a separate bowl, mix together Bisquick, milk and eggs (mixture is supposed to be runny). Pour mixture over meat and cheese. Bake at 400 degrees in oven for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Makes 6 servings.

Submitted by Chris Harvey of Blackville. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Wednesday, April 3rd


-Grocery prices aren't the only rollbacks at Walmart. Now, they're helping you save on gas. Read more

Monday, April 1st


-Cheapie of the Week
Shannon Majors of Evans correctly guessed that it is Prego Spaghetti Sauce (45 oz). Publix has it as a "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" special through April 9th. The sale price is $1.89 per jar. Use the printable $.50 off two coupon to get two jars for $1.39 each plus tax.

Thursday, March 21st


-Help free imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini who is in Iran. Read more

-Did you know that WD-40 has over 2,000 uses? Read the list

Simple Cooking - Chicken-Stuffed Crescent Rolls


1 pack of boneless skinless chicken breast (3-4)
1 pkg. cream cheese
Salt
Pepper
Garlic powder
Frozen spinach
2 Cans crescent rolls

Pan sear or boil chicken, then chop into bite size pieces. Combine 8 oz cream cheese, spinach to liking (for us about half a bag), salt/pepper/ and garlic powder to taste, and mix until well blended. Add the cut up chicken and mix. Finally spoon mixture into crescent rolls and roll up. Bake as directed on crescent roll packaging.

Submitted by Kristen Farmer of North Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Wednesday, March 20th


-Job Fairs Today!
Goodwill
MAU

-A study from the University of Georgia says it's not a good idea to let middle school students be involved in dating. Read more

Monday, March 18th


-Cheapie of the Week
Linda Rader of North Augusta correctly guessed that it is Paas Easter Egg Decorating Kit. CVS has it for $1.99 with your Extra Care Card. You'll get $1.99 back in Extra Bucks for a future purchase, so it's like getting it for free. All you really pay is the sales tax!

-Job Fairs on Wednesday
Goodwill
MAU

Friday, March 15th


-National Anthem singers are needed for the Augusta Greenjackets baseball games. Read more

Thursday, March 14th


-Help put pressure on Iran to free American pastor Saeed Abedini, who is imprisoned there for his faith. Sign the petition

-Job Fairs
Richmond County Bus Driver Job Fair: Today
MAU Workforce Solutions Job Fair: Wednesday

Simple Cooking - Chicken and Rice Casserole


3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large can of cream of chicken soup
1 small container of sour cream
2 cups instant rice
1 roll of Ritz Crackers
1/2 stick melted butter
Salt and pepper

Boil the chicken and save the broth. In a 10x13 dish, add cream of chicken soup, sour cream and rice. Add the chicken (chopped) and 1 cup of the chicken broth, along with salt and pepper. Crumble the crackers and pour on top of the dish. Drizzle the melted butter on top of the crackers. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until the crackers are golden brown and crispy.

Submitted by Sandy Windsor of Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Wednesday, March 13th



Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty shares how he met Jesus.

Monday, March 11th


-Cheapie of the Week
Anne Glasscock of Grovetown correctly guessed that it is Edge Shaving Gel. CVS has it on sale through Saturday (3/16) for $3.49 with your Extra Care Card. You'll get $2 back in Extra Care Bucks for a future purchase, plus you can use the printable buy 1, get 1 free coupon. It's like getting 2 cans of shaving gel for $.99 each plus tax.

Simple Cooking - Cheesy Potato Beef Bake


1 lb ground beef
2 cans(4 oz) mushroom stems and pieces
2 pkgs (5.25 ozs) Augratin Potatoes
4 cups boiling water
1 1/3 cup milk
2 tsp butter
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 seasoned salt
1 cup shredded cheese

In a skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink, drain. Place in greased 13x9 baking pan. Top with mushrooms. Combine potatoes and contents of sauce mix packet, water, milk, butter, salt, seasoned salt & pepper. Pour over beef and mushrooms. Cover and bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Submitted by Karen Cato of Monetta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Monday, March 4th


-The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency is hosting a Veterans Job Fair today at First Baptist Church of Augusta. A resume prep workshop will begin at 8:30 am, and an interview skills workshop will take place afterwards. The actual job fair runs from 10 am to 2 pm.

-MAU Workforce Solutions is looking for call center representatives at a job fair on Wednesday. Read more

-Cheapie of the Week
Ashley Jones of North Augusta correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Lays Potato Chips, specifically the three flavors being test-marketed right now (Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken and Waffles and Sriracha). Bi-Lo has them on sale through Tuesday (3/5) for $2.15 per bag. Use the printable $1 off coupon to get a bag for $1.15 plus tax.

Wednesday, February 27th


-Starting Friday, buying a car in Georgia will bring changes to the way you pay taxes on it. Read more

-The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency is hosting a Veterans Job Fair on Monday, March 4th at First Baptist Church of Augusta. A resume prep workshop will begin at 8:30 am, and an interview skills workshop will take place afterwards. The actual job fair runs from 10 am to 2 pm.

Simple Cooking - Delicious Garlic Baked Shrimp


1 lb. raw shrimp, deveined, peeled and tails removed
2 tbsp. light butter
Melted Juice from ½ a lemon (or about 2 tbsp. of lemon juice)
2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. paprika
½ tbsp. lemon zest
4 cloves of garlic, minced (or about 2 tsp. prepared minced garlic)
1 cup corn flakes cereal, crushed
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. In a medium sized bowl, combine shrimp, lemon juice, garlic, paprika and salt and pepper. Pour into an 8x8 baking dish. 3. In another bowl, combine cornflakes, butter, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest and parsley- just enough to evenly blend the ingredients. 4. Sprinkle the cornflakes mixture over the shrimp. Bake about 10-12 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Makes 4 servings; serving size is about 1 cup.

Each serving is 180 calories; 5g fat; 7g carbohydrates; 24g protein. 4 weight watchers points +.

Submitted by Laura Fuller of Thomson. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe. 

Tuesday, February 26th


-If you're a South Carolina taxpayer who still hasn't signed up for the free credit protection being offered by the state, you have until March 31st to do it. Read more

Monday, February 25th


-Cheapie of the Week
Amanda Davis of Appling correctly guessed that it is M&M's (12 ounce bag). Target has them on sale through Saturday for $2.89 per bag. Use the printable $1.50 off two manufacturer coupon and the printable $1.50 off two Target store coupon to get two bags for $1.39 each plus tax.

-The Aiken Standard Employment Expo is Tuesday at Newberry Hall. Click here for more information.

Thursday, February 21st


-Which online tax site is the best? Here's a handy chart to help you.

-Two hundred jobs are coming to Aiken County through a recycling company called Recleim. You can apply for a job at www.recleim.com/career.

Simple Cooking - Sausage and Grits Casserole


Hadley Coble of Waynesboro found this recipe on Pinterest and shared it with us. Click here to get it.

If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Wednesday, February 20th


-We've been doing some cleaning around the radio station, collecting various coffee mugs that were left lying around the building. Any guess as to who is the owner of ALL of these coffee mugs? If you said Cleve, you are right!

Monday, February 18th


-Cheapie of the Week
Lisa Jones of Statesboro correctly guessed that it is Ragu Pasta Sauce. Rite Aid has it 2 for $3 with your Wellness Rewards Card. You'll get back $1 in +Up Rewards, so it's like getting the pasta sauce for $1 each. If you have the Ragu coupon that was in the paper a few weeks ago, you can save even more.

Friday, February 15th


-Job Expo today (11 am to 2 pm) at Georgia Regents University Augusta - more information

-Winter Jam 2013 was very memorable for this couple:

Simple Cooking - Chicken Divine


2-3 boneless chicken breasts
1  bag of frozen broccoli florets
1 container sour cream (16 oz)
2 small cans of cream of mushroom soup
1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers (crumbled up)
1/2 cup butter
2 bags (8 oz each) of shredded cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Nature's Own Seasoning

Cut up and brown chicken with Pam cooking spray and season chicken with natures own seasoning and a dash if salt (if desired) and pepper. While chicken is cooking boil broccoli until tender. When chicken and broccoli are done drain broccoli and add chicken and broccoli on a baking dish. Next mix together soup and sour cream in a mixing bowl and then add to the chicken and broccoli. Mix together and then blend in one bag of cheese. Next add another 8 oz bag of cheese on top of the casserole and then add the sleeve of crumbled crackers on top of the cheese. Finally melt the butter and evenly put the butter on top of the crackers. Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until crackers are brown on top.

Submitted by Lisa Gaines of Lincolnton. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Monday, February 11th


-Cheapie of the Week
Grace Perez of Evans correctly guessed that it is Juicy Juice Fruitfuls juice boxes (8 pack). Publix has them on sale through Tuesday (2/12) for $1.63 per pack. Use the printable $1 off coupon to get them for $.63 plus tax.

Friday, February 8th


-This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Click here to download a brochure (PDF) from the National Weather Service that will help you and your family be prepared for a severe weather event.

-Join Rhett Walker, Kevin Max, tobyMac, Bart Millard and others who have signed the petition to free American pastor Saeed Abedini who is imprisoned in Iran. Read more

Thursday, February 7th


-Is someone texting you in a language you don't understand? Maybe it's your teenager? Click here for a guide to texting shorthand

Simple Cooking - Pasta Salad


1 box multi-colored pasta (16 oz) - cooked and drained, do not rinse

Add to it:
6-7 pieces of mozzarella string cheese (sliced)
Cherry tomatoes
Pepperoni
1 can of black olives
Banana peppers
Cooked chicken - shredded or chunks
Zesty Italian dressing - Joanne likes to buy hers at Olive Garden

Mix the ingredients and add the Italian dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Submited by Joanne Spires. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Wednesday, February 6th


-Job Fairs
MAU Workforce Solutions - Thursday, February 7th - more information
Georgia Regents University Augusta - Friday, February 15th - more information

-This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Click here to download a brochure from the National Weather Service that will help you and your family be prepared for a severe weather event.

Monday, February 4th


-Miss a Super Bowl commercial? Watch them here.

-Cheapie of the Week
Terrell Putnam of Grovetown guessed that it is Peanut Butter Toast Crunch cereal. Kroger has it on sale for $1.99 per box through Saturday (2/9). Use the printable $1 off coupon to get it for $.99 plus tax.

Simple Cooking - Lowfat BBQ Chicken Crescents


1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated reduced fat crescent dinner rolls
1 cup shredded cooked chicken
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/3 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten

Separate dough into 8 triangles. In bowl, mix chicken and barbecue sauce. Spoon chicken mixture onto short end of each triangle; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon of the cheese. Roll up loosely as directed on can. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with egg; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes.

Wednesday, January 30th


-Valentine's Day gift idea: Invest in your marriage!
Stevens Creek Church in Augusta - iVow Marriage Conference (February 8th-9th)
Winfield Heights Baptist Church in Williston - One Day Marriage Conference with Dr. Danny Akin (February 9th)
Family Life's Weekend to Remember in Hilton Head (February 15th-17th) - use promo code WEEKEND to get a $120 discount per couple

-Federal tax filing season starts today for most taxpayers. Read this to see who can and can't file now.

Tuesday, January 29th


-The ultimate Super Bowl Party food? 47 Layer Dip (in honor of Super Bowl 47) Watch the video

Monday, January 28th


-Cheapie of the Week
Becky Goff of Augusta correctly guessed that it is Reach Dental Floss. Kroger has it on sale for $.95 plus tax through Saturday. Use the printable $1 off 2 coupon to get it for $.45 per package. But if you buy this with 8 other Mega Sale items, you'll get another $.50 off each, making the dental floss FREE!

-Valentine's Day gift idea: Invest in your marriage!
Stevens Creek Church in Augusta - iVow Marriage Conference (February 8th-9th)
Winfield Heights Baptist Church in Williston - One Day Marriage Conference with Dr. Danny Akin (February 9th)
Family Life's Weekend to Remember in Hilton Head (February 15th-17th) - use promo code WEEKEND to get a $120 discount per couple

Friday, January 25th


-CareerBuilder's annual list of strangest interview blunders and six fatal interview errors: Read it

-Cookies and milk lovers, check out The Dipr.

-You can sign a petition to urge the U.S. government to get involved in helping to free Pastor Saeed Abedini who is being held in Iran. Sign it

-Here's a way to prevent the flu that you may not have considered: Read more

Thursday, January 24th


-Valentine's Day gift idea: Invest in your marriage!
Stevens Creek Church in Augusta - iVow Marriage Conference (February 8th-9th)
Winfield Heights Baptist Church in Williston - One Day Marriage Conference with Dr. Danny Akin (February 9th)
Family Life's Weekend to Remember in Hilton Head (February 15th-17th) - use promo code BOB to get 2 for 1 registration

Simple Cooking - Chicken Buffalo Dip (Healthy Version)



2 cans (9.75 oz or 10 oz) of 98% fat free white chunk chicken in water, drained (I rinse mine)
1 package (8 oz) fat free cream cheese, soften
1/2 cup Frank's Red hot sauce
1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fat free ranch dressing
1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt

Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place cream cheese in medium bowl and stir still smooth. Mix in hot sauce, cheese, ranch, and yogurt. Stir in chicken until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture evenly into deep 8x8 baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with baked tortilla chips, carrots, or bell peppers. You may also place in microwave for 5 minutes.

Makes 15 servings of 1/4 cup each.

68 calories
1.5g fat
2g carbs
1g sugar
Points Plus value 2

Submitted by Michaela Gooding of Hephzibah (borrowed from www.hungrygirl.com.). If you have a quick, easy and healthy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, January 22nd


-US Representative Dr. Paul Broun (GA 10th District) has introduced the Sanctity of Human Life Act to Congress. He's encouraging all Americans to call their congressmen to voice support for this act. Read more about it

-for KING & COUNTRY recently performed "The Proof of Your Love" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Watch it

-Today: Job Fair for Military Families. Get the details

-Corey Paul, producer and screenwriter for the movie, Discover Matt Ryan, joined us this morning. This is a pro-life story that will be partially filmed in Aiken. You can volunteer to be an extra at www.facebook.com/DiscoverMattRyan. Find out more about the movie at www.discovermattryan.com.
Listen: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

-Valentine's Day gift idea: Invest in your marriage!
Stevens Creek Church - iVow Marriage Conference (February 8th-9th)
Family Life's Weekend to Remember in Hilton Head (February 15th-17th) - use promo code BOB to get 2 for 1 registration

Monday, January 21st


-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: William Henry Harrison is recorded in history as having the longest one of these. What is it?
A: Inaugural address – 8,445 words on a cold, rainy day. He had the shortest presidency at 32 days. He died of an illness while in office.

-Cheapie of the Week
Mark Watkins of Bath correctly guessed that it is GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs. Rite Aid has them on sale through Saturday (1/26) for $3.99 each with your Wellness + Card. You'll get back $3 each in +Up Rewards and there's a printable $1 off 2 coupon. So, when you buy two light bulbs, it's like getting them for $.49 each plus tax.

Friday, January 18th


-Websites for healthy recipes:
www.sparkpeople.com
www.skinnytaste.com
www.pinterest.com
www.livebetteramerica.com
www.webmd.com

-US Representative Dr. Paul Broun (GA 10th District) joined us this morning to talk about the Sanctity of Human Life Act that he introduced to Congress. He's encouraging all Americans to call their congressmen to voice support for this act. Read more about it

Thursday, January 17th


-Mandisa is doing something to encourage single ladies on Valentine's Day. It's called "Galentine's Day." Don't worry about making the trip to Nashville because you can watch it online at www.galentinesevent.com.

-Linda Morrison joined us from our 24-hour prayer line (1-877-800-PRAY) to talk about the need for more volunteers who can be available to pray with our listeners. If you're interested in one of these two hour per week shifts, you call can Linda at (727) 375-4716 or e-mail lmorrison@prayerandcrisisreferral.org.

Simple Cooking - Key Lime Mousse


Blend 3 avacados, 1/2 cup key lime juice, dash of kosher salt, 3 bananas, 1/2 cup agave nectar, 2 tablespoons of lime zest into a food processor. While it's blending peel and slice 3 kiwi. Serve in individual bowls or one large bowl. Arrange kiwi slices on top in a pattern and garnish with a few whole raspberries. Serves 6. You can let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours for optimal flavoring before eating.

Submitted by Linda Hogland of Evans. If you have a healthy quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to john@wafj.com. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe. 

Wednesday, January 16th


-Job fair for military families on Tuesday, January 22nd: Get the details

-Want a job at Aiken's new Fresh Market? Read more

-There's a potential debit/credit card fraud situation related to area Zaxby's. Read more

Monday, January 14th


-Cheapie of the Week: David McNeal of North Augusta correctly guessed that it is Dial Liquid Hand Soap. Kroger has them for $1 per bottle through Saturday (1/19). Buy 4 and use the printable $2 off 4 coupon to get them for $.50 each plus tax.

Thursday, January 10th


-Josh Wilson joined us in studio this morning. He was passing through town promoting his new song "Carry Me" from an album of the same name to be released in April.



Simple Cooking - Jack's Favorite Smoothie


Paula Deen has a great recipe for Jack's Favorite Smoothie. Click here to get it.

Monday, January 7th


-Cheapie of the Week
Traci Martin of Wagener correctly guessed that it is Yoplait Greek Yogurt. Bi-Lo has them on sale through Tuesday (1/8) for $1 per cup. Use the printable $.60 off 2 coupon (which will double) to get them for $.40 each plus tax.

Thursday, January 3rd


-Watch the Passion 2013 gathering in Atlanta by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 2nd


-Huggies is offering high-tech potty training! Read more

-Another iPhone is in the works. What's different? Read more