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Talking Politics: 4/25/14- Rick Pearson

Here’s the interview audio from “Talking Politics” with Robin Johnson, and his guest Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson. Rick has been with the Tribune since 1998, he’s an award winning reporter and was their chief correspondent during the 2000 and 2004 Presidential campaigns.  He was also the chief Iowa reporter during the 2008 caucuses. Continue Reading

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Recipes

Here’s this week’s recipes  from the Agency St. Hy-Vee in Burlington, and Jim “Bodini” Lenz. Bodini’s Coll Coastal Salad

5 ribs celery, chopped
1 yellow pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped snow peas
1/4 cup cooked shrimp
1/4 cup canned crab pieces
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame dressing, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste

For the full recipe, CLICK HERE. Mexican Shrimp

4 to 6 raw extra-large shrimp or Mexican shrimp
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp liquid smoke
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 chipotle pepper, cut in small chunks
small amount melted butter
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp parsley flakes

For the full recipe, CLICK HERE. Sauteed Octopus

2 octopus, about 2 1/2 lbs
2 tbsp baking soda
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups chopped celery
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 cups white or butter beans, from can or previously cooked
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup shredded carrots
1/8 cup dill
1/2 cup melted butter

For the full recipe, CLICK HERE. Continue Reading

Thursday, April 17, 2014 Recipes

Here’s this week’s recipes  from the Agency St. Hy-Vee in Burlington, and Jim “Bodini” Lenz. Potato Pinatas

2 large baking potatoes
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
3/4 cup chopped ham
2 tbsp chopped bacon
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp chopped broccoli
2 tbsp chopped garlic
4 slices Monterrey Jack cheese, divided
small amount water

For the full recipe, CLICK HERE. Bodini’s Devilish Deviled Eggs

6 Full Circle Omega-3 Eggs
4 tbsp real bacon bits, divided
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2 drops Tabasco sauce
Seasoning salt, to taste. For the full recipe, CLICK HERE. Continue Reading

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Talking Politics: 4/11/14- Kathy Obradovich

Here’s the interview audio from the inaugural edition of “Talking Politics” with Robin Johnson, and his guest Kathy Obradovich. Kathy is a political columnist with the Des Moines Register.  She’s also the lead editor of the award-winning Iowa Poll.  You can find her on twitter HERE. Continue Reading

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Recipes

Here’s this week’s recipes  from the Agency St. Hy-Vee in Burlington, and Jim “Bodini” Lenz. Garden-Fresh Veggie Bake

2 large tomatoes, sliced horizontally, divided
2 fresh spinach leaves
4 stalks asparagus
1 red or green bell pepper, thinly sliced
4 slices mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup basil-flavored olive oil

For the full recipe, CLICK HERE. Not Your Mom’s Mac & Cheese

1 (16 oz) package macaroni
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp butter
1 cup shredded yellow cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper

For the full recipe, CLICK HERE. Pan-Fried Ocean Perch

2 Cara Cara oranges
1-2 tbsp olive oil
2 (6 oz each) ocean perch fillets
Fresh dill, chopped

For the full recipe, CLICK HERE. Continue Reading