Jodi is out today to help out with a family matter. But don’t worry, she’ll be back tomorrow 😉
Jodi’s Producer Emilie’s Hollywood Outsiders
Justin Timberlake Reunites With NSYNC For Epic Birthday Bash
Justin Timberlake and the band got back together on August 8 to celebrate the 40h birthday of JC Chasez! And we all know — pic or it didn’t happen — so naturally, he posted one. To find out more, CLICK HERE!
Anne Hathaway Posts Body-Positive Message to Moms: ‘There’s No Shame in Gaining Weight During Pregnancy’
Anne Hathaway is very proud of her post-baby body. The new mom took to Instagram on Monday to post an inspirational message to others out there struggling with post-baby weight loss. Hear more about this positive message, HERE!
There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer’s are just too dang short for this summer’s thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It’s all love (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.) Peace xx #noshame #lovewhatyouhavebeengiven
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Blake In Talks With ‘The Voice’ Execs For ON-AIR Proposal To Gwen
And although the “Hollaback Girl” will not be returning to go up against Team Blake this season, the source said, “Executives are really pushing for an on air engagement!” Learn more about it HERE!
Catch up on everything from last night HERE!
Producer David has an old friend who is actually competing at the Olympics on the USA Track Team. The Nike sponsored Pole Vaulter is preparing to compete in Rio and David can’t wait to cheer her on and watch her shoot for the stars. (they use to pole vault together when they were in high school at summer camp).
You can follow Sandi throughout her Olympic journey HERE!
Jodi’s Slow Cooker Lasagna
- Red Sauce – with meat (cooked & mixed together)
- (use either your fave jar OR make from scratch)
- Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles
- Whipped Cream Cheese
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
To begin – the red sauce doesn’t even have to be hot. That’s why this recipe is great for leftover red sauce.
Spray bottom of slow cooker with a little cooking spray. Spoon 1 thin layer or meat/sauce mixture on bottom. Then spread a thin layer of cream cheese on uncooked lasagna noodle. (break them if you need to make them fit your slow cooker)
Next, sprinkle some of the shredded cheese. Top that cheesy layer with a little of the meat mixture. Then you repeat – starting with spreading the whipped cream cheese on the uncooked long noddle. Do shredded cheese again, then red sauce. Top that layer of sauce with a little more shredded cheese. THEN you are ready to cover it tightly in the slow cooker. Put it on low, and cook for 3 – 3 ½ hours. DO NOT open it to check on it. (that cuts slow cooking time down by 30 minutes)
It should be perfect and ready after 3 – 3 ½ hours. SO good!!!!
***no need to go heavy on any of the layers. But use the amounts YOU like. There is no hard measurement for the cheeses…..that’s your call.
Bride Is Walked Down Aisle by the Man Who Got Her Father’s Donated Heart
It’s a bittersweet wedding story a decade in the making: Nearly 10 years after Jeni Stepien’s father was killed, the man who received her father’s donated heart traveled from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to walk her down the aisle. Catch up on the full heart-warming story HERE!
Not-So-Serious Book Club
Here is a suggestion we got from listener Penny in our Not-So-Serious Book Club. Sam decided to give it a read and LOVED IT, especially the big twist.
Between You and Me: A Psychological Thriller with a Twist You Won’t See Coming
‘A gripping psychological thriller with a level of tension that will leave you breathless.’ – Tracy Book Lover They say every marriage has its secrets. But no one sees what happens behind closed doors. And sometimes those doors should never be opened…Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no matter how much it hurts.
Britney Spears’ new song ‘Clumsy’
The legendary Pop star is releasing a new song titled “Clumsy” Wednesday night. AND there’s a rumor going around saying that she will be opening the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards just a few days after her new album is released 8/26. Find out more HERE!
Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg Partner for VH1 Dinner-Party Series
VH1 has ordered a new unscripted series starring Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg with the working title “Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party.” The series will feature the lifestyle maven and the D-O-double-G teaming up each week to host a dinner party with celebrity guests. It is set to premiere this fall on the Viacom-owned cable network. Learn more about it HERE!
90 Fall-Flavored Things You Need To Get Your Hands On.
You didn’t know they existed—now you might not be able to live without them. HERE‘s where to find every single thing. And we also posted Jodi’s Pumpkin Bread recipe below. MMMM-mmmm
Jodi’s Pumpkin Bread
2 cups canned pumpkin
3 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Heat the oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, sugar, water, vegetable oil and eggs. Beat until well mixed. Measure the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and ground cloves into a separate bowl, then stir until combined (great job for the kids). Slowly add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, beating until smooth.
Grease two 9- by 5-inch loaf pans and dust them with flour. Evenly divide the batter between them. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pans by inverting them into a rack and tapping the bottoms. Slice and serve plain, buttered, or with cream cheese.
As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there’s a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still advantages to doing things the old-fashioned way. CLICK HERE for more!
The Bearded Lady
According to Producer Emilie, Sam is the only person here who doesn’t have a beard……. Are you sure about that? LOL