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November 25th, 2015
The average American eats 14 pounds of THIS each year. Incorrect guesses: hot dogs, apple pie, cheese, sugar, bread, ham, fruit, gravy The answer is TURKEY!
Potato Pumpkin Mash
Two classic sides...combined into one gorgeous dish! Read recipe--you'll be cooking them both at the same time at first. 8 cups peeled pie pumpkin (about 2 pounds) 8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 pounds) 1/2 cup to 3/4...
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November 23, 2015
Car keys are the most commonly misplaced item, followed by ____________. The answer is cell phone charger.
Mexican Rice Skillet
It's a one-pan masterpiece!!! And a great use of leftover rice too. 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 small onion, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups cooked rice 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained 1...
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November 20th, 2015
Almost 1/3 of Americans decided against going on vacation for THIS reason. Incorrect guesses: fear of a terrorist attack, gas prices, too busy at work, lack of funds, bad weather, added time getting through security at an airport, kids The answer...
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Chicken Portobello Stroganoff
A modern version of a Russian classic, this dish is comforting on cold nights! 1 pound ground chicken 12 oz baby portobello mushrooms, halved 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups plus 3 tbsp chicken broth,...
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November 19th, 2015
When asked "What holiday custom do you look forward to most?", 1 in 20 said THIS. Incorrect guesses: taking a nap, going to church, family time, decorating the tree, Thanksgiving dinner, hanging stockings, Easter dinner, eating fruitcake, cranberry...
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November 18th, 2015
This year the average American will eat 30 pounds of THESE. Incorrect guesses: eggs, baked potatoes The answer is french fries.
November 17th, 2015
THESE are the most re-gifted items. Incorrect guesses: kitchen gadgets, fruitcake, bottles of wine, gift cards, the ex-wife, picture frames, recipes, Christmas sweaters The answer is candles.
Spicy Tomato Soup with couscous
Change up your ordinary tomato soup, this one has tons of flavor! 2 medium sweet yellow peppers, chopped 1 medium red onion, chopped 2-1/2 tsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 6 cups vegetable broth 6 plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped 1-1/2 tsp...
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More Patriots Controversy
It seems like the New England Patriots are magnets for controversy. The whole Deflategate thing is finally winding down, but now the 10 & 0 Pats have another tempest brewing. At least this one isn't about them. It happened to...
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"Never Talk About Sex, Politics or Religion"
This may be the most awkward exchange ever between two people who make their living with comedy. Stephen Colbert had Bill Maher on his show the other night, and the discussion turned to religion. Stephen's a practicing Catholic - "doesn't...
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"A New Classic for a New Generation"
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Creed, aka Rocky VII. In this one, the son of Apollo Creed turns to Rocky Balboa to manage him as a boxer. Sort of putting Rocky in the Mickey spot. And putting Sylvester Stallone back in the spotlight...
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Hello, Miss Piggy
Adele has taken over the entertainment world as the year closes out. She was on Saturday Night Live this weekend, she pulled that prank with Adele impersonators on the BBC, and her song "Hello" is doing phenomenally well. So well, it's...
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Burying the Star Wars Hatchet
Jimmy Kimmel Live has a long-standing running gag suggesting that Harrison Ford is feuding with Chewbacca from the Star Wars franchise. Something to do with a woman - "a long time ago... in a galaxy far, far away," says Jimmy. Last night, it looks...
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Take Off the Football Helmet, Put on the Dunce Cap
Johnny Manziel - the NFL quarterback who'd prefer to be known as Johnny Football - was named the starting QB for the Cleveland Browns for the remainder of the season. That was last week. Yesterday, he lost the starting position. He also lost...
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Doesn't A Capella Mean No Music?
An interesting moment at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Harrison Ford - you might remember him as Han Solo from Star Wars? - introduced a musical segment paying homage to the music of Star Wars. Pentatonix, the truly amazing a capella...
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An Amazing Story
Wyatt is a 12-year-old autistic boy who loves the Blue Man Group. His right arm was amputated shortly after he was born. His wish was to have a robotic Blue Man Group arm. The folks at Limbitless Solutions made that happen with a low-cost arm...
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The Lost Star Wars Audition Tapes
You can bet that when it was announced that JJ Abrams would be directing the upcoming Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens, he was buried in audition requests and tapes. On Saturday Night Live this weekend, he shared some of those tapes with the...
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To Infinity & Beyond... Just Not on an Airplane
This is a very odd story. TSA agents at the Orlando, Florida airport confiscated a Buzz Lightyear toy because it looked like a weapon. It's a plastic grabber - you squeeze the handle, a gripper at the end of the toy closes. In the middle is a...
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November 25-28 - Madison Capitols

When: November 25-28
Where: Alliant Energy Center
What: Watch the Madison Capitols at the Alliant Energy Center and see who makes it into the WOLX Classic HITS penalty Box!
  • November 25th @ 7:05pm against Waterloo
  • November 28th @ 7:05pm against Green Bay
    • Movember
    • Fans are asked to grow out their mustache and help raise awareness for men’s cancer and health risks
    • The first 1,000 fans will receive mustaches on a stick

November 27 - Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas In Vienna

When: Friday, November 27th 7:00pm
Where: Overture Center For  The Arts
What: The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and popular repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites.

November 27-28 - Downtown Madison Holiday Open House

When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 27-28
Where: State Street & Capitol Square
What: Holiday Fun! Great Shopping! Family Shows and Activities, Trolley Rides & Welcome Bags, plus Special Offers and Refreshments from Participating Merchants.

Now Through December 2 - Share Your Holidays Food Drive

When: Now through December 2nd
Where: Online or at 6200 Mineral Point Road in Madison, WI
What: Once again, Neckerman Insurance Services is teaming up with NBC's Share Your Holidays food/fund drive to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank. In the past five years of hositng a food drive at their offices, Neckerman has raised 44,546 meals for families facing hunger in our area. 

Help them beat hunger and raise 10,000 meals during the 2015 campaign. From NOW until December 2nd, they'll be accepting monetary donations and non-perishable food items at their office. 

Donate here

November 27-29 - Columbus

When: Christmas Season
Where: Historic Columbus
What: Come discover a classic Christmas this season in historic Columbus. Just a short drive on the freeway from Madison on HWY 151. You’ll find dazzling holiday light displays, specialty shops, restaurants and other great attractions like a kids story-walk in our beautiful downtown and a fabulous holiday parade the day after Thanksgiving beginning at 6:30pm. Experience the charm of a small town, family friendly, classic Christmas in Columbus.  

December 5 - A Fashion Tote Affair

When: Saturday, December 5th at 9:00am
Where: Greenway Station (1650 Deming Way in Middleton, WI)
What: It pays to shop early! The first 200 shoppers in line on December 5th will receive a World Market White Medallion Jute Tote stuffed with essentials to fuel your holiday shopping, valuable coupons, catalogs and a FREE $10 Greenway Station gift card!

Attendees will enjoy complimentary Cosi coffee and a fresh-baked cookie from Fuddruckers as they enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Overture Center's Beauty and the Beast!

Admission line located next to Francesca's. All items are while supplies last. Limit one free tote and gift card per customer. Must be 12 years or older. No cash value. Cannot be returned or exchanged. Must be present for redemption.


December 12 - Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

When: Saturday, December 12
Where: Verona Area High School
What: Join us for the Madison Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! 

Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of diability. Run or walk a 5K, 10K or 1-mile route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. 

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