GDC Morning WACH November 14, 2013

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Here is your Good Day Columbia GDC Morning WACH for Thursday November 14, 2013:

It was a busy day on Good Day, and fair warning â?? this is going to be a long one, as there is a lot of great info we want to pass along.

Trustus, it will be a good time.

Latin Mes, with the Trustus Theater started on Monday, and continues through the November 23. The events, billed as a celebration of Latino and Spanish arts promises to be filled with fantastic culture and entertainment. You can get all the ticket info HERE.

Jewish Food Extravaganza!

It's homemade, tasty, kosher and handed down from generation to generation. Bubbieâ??s Brisket & Bakery sits down to talk food, family and fun!

Ever tailgate needs a theme, right?

Ok you Gator haters, our friends from Ben Arnold and Budweiser of Columbia stopped by with some Florida themed spirits. Please remember to drink responsibly.

Spurrierâ??s Revenge

Solerno Blood Orange

Liquor, blended with American Harvest Organic Vodka and finished with lemon juice

Gator Hator

(Tastes JUST LIKE Orange Gatoraid- the ONLY good thing to come out of Gainesville!)

UV Orange Vodka,

splash of Sour Mix and Water

The Diamond Cockaboose

Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila

, Raspberry Juice and s splash of Roseâ??s Lime

Hot Gamecock

Jose Cuervo Cinnamon

Tequila with Hot Apple Cider

Deer and a Beer

JagerMeister Herbal Liquor

and Bud Light

College students out for BLOOD!

The Gamecocks take on the Gators this weekend but they're already taking on another big rival. The annual Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive kicks off next week. Jamie Muldrow from the American Red Cross stops by for some Donating 101.

Get back into the kitchen â?? with the family

Cook book author Christy Jordan joined us live this morning to share a few of her recipes that promise to be perfect for the family and budget. She is also holding a book signing at the Village at Sandhill Books-A-Million.

Here are the recipes we talked about on the show

Cat Head Biscuits

Makes 10 to 12 biscuits

These drop biscuits are big and fluffy with a delicious, delicate crunch on the outside. The story goes that they got their name because when baked they are the color of a marmalade cat and are about the size of its head. The secret is baking them with a very light coating of vegetable oil that heats in the oven while you mix up the dough. You drop the doughâ??really more like a batterâ??onto the hot oiled baking sheet, spoon a little hot oil on top (or just give the biscuits a quick misting of cooking spray), and bake. No fuss, no muss, but lots of delicious bread!

These are especially good served with apple butter but are certainly tasty enough to eat on their own, too.

2 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cups self-rising flour (see page 287)

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1 cup milk, plus a bit more if needed

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Pour 2 tablespoons of the oil onto a large rimmed baking sheet and tilt it to cover the bottom with a very thin layer (add more if needed). Place the pan in the oven to heat.

2. Place the flour in a large bowl and cut in the shortening with a dinner fork until crumbly. Pour in the milk and stir until combined, adding a little more milk if needed (the dough will be wet and a little lumpy).

3. Carefully remove the hot pan from the oven and set it on a heatproof surface. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the pan, leaving about 1 inch between each biscuit, then carefully spoon a bit of the hot oil from the pan over each one.

4. Bake the biscuits until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.


You can bake this as a single loaf of bread. Although it takes a little longer to cook, there is not as much prep work as for biscuits. Use an 8- or 9-inch metal cake pan in place of the rimmed baking sheet and coat it with the lesser amount of oil. Pour the batter into the pan, coat it with cooking spray and bake until browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool slightly, then cut into squares and serve.

Loaded Baked Potatoes

Makes 14 servings

Whenever I have company over for supper, I love to serve this go-to dish. It is a great way to round out the meal without taking too much additional prep time, since I make them up a few days ahead and keep them in the freezer. Then all I have to do is heat them up in the oven or, if Iâ??m really pressed for time, the microwave.

To freeze these, simply place the baked, assembled loaded potatoes on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer for about an hour until theyâ??re partially frozen. Transfer the taters to a couple of large ziplock bags and store them in the freezer for up to three months. To reheat them, follow the directions in the Notes on the following page or pop them in a microwave at 100 percent heat for 11/2 to 2 minutes.

7 medium-size russet potatoes (about 4 pounds), washed, unpeeled, and pierced with a fork

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

4 scallions, chopped

8 to 10 slices bacon, cooked and chopped (see Notes)

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

2. Place the potatoes on a plate and microwave them on 100 percent power for 5 minutes. Transfer them to a baking sheet and bake until a fork pierces them easily, about 1 hour. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool enough to handle; turn the oven down to 350°F.

3. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Use a large spoon to scoop the pulp into a large bowl, leaving enough for the skins to retain their shape. Set the skins aside on a clean baking sheet.

4. Add the butter and sour cream to the potato pulp and mash together to combine well. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese, the salt, pepper, garlic powder, scallions, and bacon until well combined. Spoon the filling into the reserved potato skins.

5. Top the potatoes with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until they are heated through and the cheese has melted, 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Notes: You can use 1 cup chopped ham or smoked pork chops in place of the bacon.

To reheat frozen potatoes, bake them for 30 minutes, then top them with the cheese and return them to the oven until the cheese has melted, 5 minutes more.

Apple Scoop Pie

Serves 4 to 6

This apple scoop pie offers an easy way to fill your house and tummy when youâ??re longing for the smells and tastes of fall. Baked in a pie plate with no crust to contend with, apples mingle with juicy raisins and spices to provide the perfect dessert (or even a side dish!). My mother said that developing this recipe was one of my greatest accomplishments in lifeâ??Iâ??m pretty sure thatâ??s a good thing!

This pie is also good served over ice cream, and leftovers keep well in the refrigerator, so you can stir them into oatmeal the next morning.

5 to 6 medium-size sweet crisp apples, such as Gala

1 cup pecan pieces

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Core the apples and cut them into bite-size pieces (donâ??t peel them). Place them in a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients, and stir until well combined.

3. Pour the apple mixture into a deep-dish 10-inch pie plate, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until the apples are tender, 10 to 15 minutes more. Serve warm.

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