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Regular Programming l Second Friday Book Club l Road Trips

**2009 June Dairy Month**

Ice Cream Churn-Off

Cream Cheese Dessert Competition

Iron Chef Competition

Your Coffee Hour Hostesses:
(click on their photos to get more information about them)

Margaret Brackett

Deborah Smith
Sue Summer
Andy Hawkins

Regular Programming Schedule:

1st Monday – Newberry County Public Library
All other Mondays – On the Move with Margaret 9:30 AM
1st Wednesday – Newberry College
2nd Friday – 2nd Friday Book Club
2nd Thursday – Live from Springfield Place
3rd Wednesday – Newberry County School District
Wednesday following 2nd Tuesday – Mayor Ed Kyzer*
* (sometimes same day as School Board)
4th Thursday – WKDK Road Trip


Ice Cream Churn-Off

Scroll to see winning recipes!
(Click on photos below to see larger versions)

First Place: Banana Berry Shortcake Ice Cream
Karen Wyatt

1 quart Whipping Cream
1 quart half and half
1 cup sugar
1 small box instant pudding (banana cream)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup strawberries
2 bananas, mashed
2 cups of crushed vanilla wafers

Mash strawberries and sugar, let stand about 10 minutes. Add mashed bananas. Mix cream, half and half, condensed milk and pudding. Then add fruit mixture and 1 cup of the crushed vanilla wafers and put in churn. Churn until almost completely frozen then add remaining vanilla wafers. Finish churning.

Second Place: Coco-Berry-Chip Ice Cream
Greg Talbot

1 cup sweetened condensed milk, chilled
2 cups fat-free Half & Half
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup Splenda or sugar
1 can coconut cream, chilled
Juice of 1/4 lemon, chilled

Mix all ingredients together and freeze in ice cream maker per manufacturer’s instructions.

About 2 minutes before freezing complete, add
1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed and left in syrup. You can use fresh strawberries in season. Mash and sweeten 4:1 parts strawberries to sugar. Let sit for a few hours in the refrigerator to allow the berries to soak up some of the sugar.
1/4 cup mini-chocolate chips, chilled
1/4 cup shredded coconut, chilled

Continue freezing until added ingredients are blended.
Makes 1 generous quart.

Third Place: Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Tiffany Mosser

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in water until smooth. Stir in blueberries and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Graham Cracker Mixture:

2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter

In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in butter. Pat into an ungreased 15” x 10” x 1” baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Ice Cream:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix
1 quart heavy whipping cream
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a large bowl, whisk the ice cream ingredients. Fill ice cream freezer cylinder two/thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. Whisk before adding to ice cream freezer-mixture will have some lumps.

Crumble the graham cracker mixture. In a large container, layer the ice cream, graham cracker mixture and blueberry sauce, three times; swirl and freeze.

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Cream Cheese Dessert Competition
**Winning Recipe**

Submitted by Polly Carter
(Representing Central United Methodist Church)

Summer Fruit Pizza

1 Pillsbury ready-made pie crust

1/4 - 1/2 cup whipping cream

1 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese

1/2 - 3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 small jar apple jelly

*Assorted fresh fruits
For the assorted fruits you can use any fresh fruit. Favorites include sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, mandarin oranges, kiwi, fresh pineapple, green or red seedless grapes, etc.

Press the ready-made piecrust into a pizza pan and sprinkle with a little sugar. Lightly press the sugar into the crust. Bake according to package directions until brown. Cool completely.

Mix together cream cheese and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Slowly add in 1/4 cup whipping cream. Beat until light and fluffy. You may have to add more whipping cream and powdered sugar. Taste and add sugar and whipping cream until desired sweetness and consistency. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the pie crust. Place fruit in a circular pattern on top of the cream cheese. Heat apple jelly in small saucepan until melted. Brush apple jelly glaze over the fruit. Refrigerate 2-3 hours. Slice like a pizza and serve.

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Iron Chef Dairy

This is How We Iron Chef in Newberry County!
The Dairy Capital of SC

2009 Competitors:

Kathy Kyzer
sous chef - Sage Hines
The Flying Pie
1506 Main St. - Downtown Newberry
Hours: 11a-9p Monday - Saturday
11a-2p Sunday
Call for more info on live music nights, daily specials, or take-out orders.

Erica Graham
sous chef - Kathy (Kat) VonderHellen
Goodies by Design
Free Catering Quotes/Consultations

Brandon Draeger - Delamater's in Downtown Newberry
Nick Stocker - Springfield Place
Evan Clark - Steven W's in Downtown Newberry
Ron Bagwell - foodie and home chef
Dr. John Thompson - certified BBQ judge and June Dairy Month medical advisor

**** Winners ****
Overall: Tie
Appetizer: Kathy Kyzer
Entree: Erica Graham
Dessert: Erica Graham

Click on individual photos below to see larger versions

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Coffee Hour Hostesses

Margaret Brackett


Margaret is hostess for "On the Move With Margaret" on the Monday morning "Coffee Hour" each week. Margaret is retired from 25 years of business administration and public relations. She's a graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, and also attended Kings Business University in Charlotte, NC. Overall, she has about 15 years of broadcasting experience. Margaret's a parent with one daughter and two grandchildren, who live in Texas. She is the guardian caretaker of three canines and one feline companions, which make up a family in their Newberry home. Her favorite song is "To God Be the Glory," and The Lettermen are her favorite singing group. She's proud to say that the Bible is her favorite book, and her hobbies include mental and physical fitness.

Congratulations to Margaret...
Curtis Loftis, Director of State of SC Office on Aging, visited Newberry during Older Americans Month as guest for WKDK to kick off Older Americans Month for the month of May. He presented Margaret Brackett with a recogition certificate honoring her as Senior of the Day during the Senate and House of Representatives session. Lt. Governor Andre Bauer presented Mrs. Brackett to the legislators.

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Deborah Smith

Deborah is our Tuesday morning hostess for the "Coffee Hour," and she is the Executive Director of the Newberry Opera House. In fact, she began hosting the "Coffee Hour" about five years ago when "Mr. C interviewed me about the Opera House, and I never left!" Deborah has been to many places around the world, but she says that her "most memorable moment" was actually coming to Newberry. "Of all the places in the world that I have lived, I am proud and grateful to truly call Newberry home," she says. And we're all certainly glad she's here! Tune in to Deborah and the Tuesday morning "Coffee Hour" on WKDK!

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Sue Summer

Susan Davis Summer is Newberry born, Newberry bred--and when she dies, she'll be Newberry dead (ie, buried in Rosemont)! She attended Newberry County public schools (NHS, '70) and had the great, good fortune to be in English classes taught by Mrs. Marty Mathis and Mrs. Dot Epting. From them, she learned much about grammar and good humor, and from NHS band director, Miss Lorraine Paris, she learned much about diligence and the importance of being prompt. Sue and her husband, Henry ("a lawyer/county councilman/financial planner/and all-around nice guy!") have three "grown-up and wonderfully entertaining children": Walter Munson, Janie, and Buffy. In addition to her success as a writer (selected by "The State" newspaper as one of its first community columnists and two-time winner of the SC Fiction Project), Sue has co-hosted the Thursday morning "Coffee Hour" on WKDK for several years. During June Dairy Month, Sue and Andy Hawkins pulled off the first-ever cheese carve-off of Newberry landmarks and "hysterical sites!" She once actually made an Easter basket "on-the-air" and on the 80th birthday of legendary fiddler, Pappy Sherrill, Sue helped host a birthday party for him at the station with "Aunt Polly's Cold Oven Pound Cake." Tune in to Sue Summer and the "Coffee Hour"--Thursdays on WKDK!

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Andy Hawkins

Andy is our Friday morning "Coffee Hour" hostess, and a monthly reporter of the Newberry County Memorial Hospital (NCMH) board meetings (incidentally, Andy is Public Relations Representative of NCMH). She and her husband, Mike, have two children--Heather and Quentin; and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, gardening, and traveling. In addition to her trip to Italy with her mother to visit her daughter, Heather, one of her most "memorable moments" has been the opportunity to interview Stella Stellini for WKDK.

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