We're excited to be here at Star 105.7. If we're new to you, thanks for giving us a chance to wake you up. If you're new to Star 105.7, welcome! We promise to deliver the show you've grown to love with fun and encouragement. We consider this a HUGE 'salt and light' opportunity.
For those of you that are just trying us out, feel free to drop an email to us or give us a call at 458-1057. Our show is designed for your whole family to enjoy--you'll never hear anything that you'll have to "explain" to your kids...its clean, wholesome fun...with the information you need...and the music you LOVE from Star 105.7!
One of the ways we do this, is by encouraging you to "Think Outside Yourself"...TOY. Have you ever considered paying for the person behind you in line at the drive-thru? We started this many years ago in West Michigan after a call from a woman named Lisa told us how one of our listeners made her day by doing it. We decided to set up special days throughout the year when all of West Michigan did this on the same day. What a HUGE impact! If you've never tried it, give it a shot! You can make someone's day! There are many more ways you can TOY to encourage others. Can you imagine how West Michigan could change if we all did that more?
If you questioned our move to Star 105.7, check this out.
Here's a pretty cool devotion that was written about our transition to STAR 105.7.
Above all, your voice is heard and you direct our show. Do you have a thought or comment? Would you like for us to host your event? Even a prayer request. Feel free to get in touch with us today. We are just experiencing life with you as a community bonded together with similar experiences creating many memorable moments.
Looking for our recipe page? CLICK HERE! and HERE!
Here's the Keyboard World keyboard you can win! You could be winning this Yamaha 105! Check it out at Keyboard World the ONLY place to get keyboards and pianos! They're on 28th Street at Breton. Keep listening for "Brook of the Bells" and see if you can "Name That Tune"!
If you can guess it, you get a $50 Twisted Rooster gift card!! This Friday, Right now they're havinga special deal! For every $50 you spend in gift cards at Twisted Rooster or Crooked Goose, get $20 back in Twisted Bucks to spend on at the restaurant.
Keep listening and GOOD LUCK!
How do you know you've hit the big time?
Apparently when you've become a Chia!! But, would you actually but this?
This photo doesn't do it justice...
Today's Friday Suprise is all about who you'd invite to your Thanksgiving dinner?
Here's what (or...who) we've played (or invited) so far:
Do You Hear What I Hear? - Third Day
Hallelujah - Mannheim Steamroller
Sant Claus Is Coming To Town - George Strait
Christmas All Over Again - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Sleigh Ride - Harry Connick, Jr.
Joy To The World - Train
The 12 Days Of Christmas - Straight No Chaser
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Matt Giraud and Brook
Mele Kalikimaka - Bing Crosby
Christmas Eve Sarejevo 12/24 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Faeries - Mannheim Steamroller
Jingle Bells - Barbra Streisand
Please Come Home For Christmas - Jon Bon Jovi
Mr. Heatmiser - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Believe - Josh Groban
Winter Wonderland - Amy Grant
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Christmas Time - Bryan Adams
White Christmas - Michael Buble
The Christmas Song - Aaron Neville
Christmas - U2
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin & Martina McBride
Cherry Cherry Christmas - Neil Diamond
Wizards In Winter - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Rod Stewart
Winter Wonderland - Barry Manilow
Tommy attended the "Reds on the River" food Wine Pairing at the Wine, Beer and Food Festival. Check out these dishes!
Salmon ceviche with oranges, capers and plantain chips
Morgadio “Legado del Conde” Albarino 2010
Caribbean clam soup with yams, salt pork and coconut citrus broth
Domaine Bott Freres Gewurztraminer 2011
Merguez (spicy lamb) meatball with a yucca puree and Spanish tomato sauce
Bodegas Breton “Lorinon” Rioja Crianza 2009
Braised duck, yellow rice with corn and an orange chocolate sauce
Aviary Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
For Dessert - White and Dark Chocolate with a cherry sauce
(Brook got to take her firefighter friend, Phil! Say that 3 times fast!)
Spinnaker Pairing with Schmohz Brewery
(Photo Credits: Katy Batdorff. KatyBatdorff.com)
Turkey & Waffles - Otto's BBQ Smoked Turkey, Zinglberene & Farm Country Cheddar Chocolate Waffles and Creswick Farms Bacon Basil Vinaigrette. Served with Schmohz Zinglberene Ale.
Heffron Farms Beef Tenderloin - Seared Beef Tenderloin with Creswick Farms Pork Belly and Shady Side Farms Cattle Beans, Schmohz Black Cherry Demi, and Buttered Brussels Sprouts. Served with Schmohz Hopknocker Imperial IPA.
Beer Smashed Sundae - White Chocolate Waffle Cone, Chocolate Hazelnut Torte, Bonecrusher Caramel, Sweet Honeycrisp Apple Compote and Bonecrusher Sorbet. Served with Schmohz Bonecrusher Stout.
There are still pairings available! This is just ONE of the options. Click here for options and times. Get your tickets early. Seating is limited!
Ben Flajnik and Brook Taylor at Spinnaker!
I think what happened at the end surprised both of us! LOL
(oop...this is when the camera was rolling BEFORE we meant for it to be...outtake!)
Brook and Ben and Chef William Read explaining what we're about to experience!
4 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup water
1 2-3 pound butternut squash, seeds removed & cubed
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cubed
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, or to taste
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
salt & fresh ground peppercorn, to taste
sour cream, to garnish
sliced green onion, to garnish
1. In sauce pan over medium heat, bring 2 tablespoons olive oil to a gentle simmer.
2. Toss in onion & garlic, sautéing 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant.
3. Add squash & water to onion / garlic. Sauté for additional 5-7 minutes.
4. Pour in chicken stock, add apples, cream, butter, sugar & seasonings.
5. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer & cook for 30 minutes, or until squash fork tender.
6. Remove from heat, pour into food processor & puree.
7. Sample soup using clean spoon & season additionally, to taste.
8. Pour puree back into sauce pan, bringing to simmer for additional 2-3 minutes.
9. Remove from heat.
10. Using ladle, fill soup bowls, then garnish with light dollop of sour cream & green onion.
11. Serve immediately.