Forrest Goodman joined 600WREC in 2006, but has been in radio for over 20 years. He was born in Memphis and has lived in or near the city most of his life. Forrest is also part of the Memphis Tigers football and basketball broadcasts. He enjoys camping, fishing and is quite fluent in speaking "Seinfeldian."
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Steve Butler was born and raised in Baltimore, but thinks of himself as a Memphian. He arrived in April 1977. A few months later, Elvis died and things "just ain’t been the same since." The reason Steve came to Memphis thirty-some years ago was....to work at WREC!
He worked on the morning show for two years and then on to mornings at WRVR for 25 years. He had a brief career in real estate, but after about a year, realized working in an industry that used terms like "amortization" and "multi-dwelling unit" was not for him.
He returned to WREC in February of 2006. Now he produces Memphis Morning News, does a little entertainment news, and tries to keep his pet circus monkey from destroying the studio.
When she's not getting up before dawn to deliver the latest headlines on Memphis Morning News, this Starbucks-swilling knitter can be found volunteering at her children's schools, or in a bookstore. She's a proud Southerner from North Mississippi who's waiting for her cape with the big "S" to come back from the cleaners.
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Here's this week's recipes (with a Thanksgiving twist) from tailgating expert Jimmy Shotwell...or you can listen here. Pass The Taters
Bacon Wrapped Green beans
1 (12 ounce) package bacon, strips cut in half
1 lb green beans (washed)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a casserole dish.
Set out the bacon, green beans and casserole dish in a little assembly line. Lay out a strip of bacon. Place a small bunch of green beans (6 or 7) onto the strip of bacon and roll up into a bundle.
Place the bundle into the casserole dish, seam side down, leaving room in between the bundles. Repeat with remaining bacon strips and green beans. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and salt and pepper.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned and heated through, about 20 minutes.
Sweet Potato Casserole
6 medium-size sweet potatoes
2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup half-and-half or whole milk
2/3 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold butter
1 cup chopped pecans
Marshmallows (smaller ones the better)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling water for 30 to 45 minutes until they are tender and can be pierced easily with a fork. Allow to cool, then peel and mash.
Combine the mashed sweet potatoes with 1 cup of the brown sugar, the eggs, vanilla, half-and-half and melted butter. Mix by hand or with a hand blender until smooth. Spread evenly in a buttered 9x13-inch baking dish.
Combine the remaining brown sugar with the flour, and cut in the 1/4 cup cold butter until mixture is crumbly. Toss mixture with chopped pecans, and sprinkle evenly over top of casserole.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, adding the marshmallows after 20 minutes
Cheese Mac and Cheese
1 (8-ounce) package elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked macaroni)
2 cups milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon onion salt
2 packages (8-10oz) cheddar cheese shredded
1 package (8-10oz) of monetary jack cheese shredded
1 cup soft breadcrumbs (preferable panko breadcrumbs)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain well. Set aside.
Mix and blend milk, flour, and onion salt. Stir together flour mixture, the cheddar cheese, and macaroni.
Pour macaroni mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish or 2 (11-inch) oval baking dishes. Sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs and monetary jack cheese; drizzle evenly with melted butter.
Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
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