Posted: 5:09 pm Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
By Staff Writer
It’s official! Just in time for the holidays…
As of Monday, November 28, 2016 American Forces Network is now carrying the Delilah show. Monday through Friday from 7:00pm until Midnight Central Europe Time and Japan/Korea time.
This is THE BIGGEST PROFESSIONAL HONOR OF MY LIFE!
Heroes! I get to broadcast to the heroes of the world! Men and women who raise their hands and say, “I will go and serve my country, no matter the cost.” And, I get to speak to these heroes each and every night now via AFN RADIO!
AFN RADIO serves more than 400,000 American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families, stationed at bases and American Embassies and Consulates in 175 countries and 200 U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command ships at sea. WOW!
There are 29 total AFN RADIO affiliates, plus the Delilah program will be carried in all overseas locations where troops are deployed via the AFN360 streaming app; to include Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and other Southwest Asia locations so stateside listeners and those overseas can come together nightly via the Delilah show.
I CAN NOT WAIT to start sharing stories and dedications, and being a safe place for our troops and their loved ones to connect, though they may be thousands of miles apart! Such a privilege and honor for me!
Come visit me at Delilah.com for a run-down of all 29 affiliate stations and info about AFN360 audio streaming.
12 Stockings of Christmas Sweepstakes
My 12 Stockings of Christmas Sweepstakes is back! Enter to win through December 23. They’re chock-full of great gifts. I shared some of the music with you last week, now here’s a couple more of the fantastic prizes.
Click on the photo below to enter!
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70: The Instax Mini 70 gives you the ability to snap and develop a picture instantly making this throwback technology with a modern twist a total hit. It’s a great stocking stuffer but you may want to get one NOW for all your holiday parties and events – Super fun! It comes in great colors and it’s not just for KIDS!!!
Click HERE to find out where to buy.
The Company Store $75 Gift Card: For over 100 years The Company Store has set the standard in quality bedding, bath, and décor for your home. You can check off your entire shopping list without ever getting out of your pajamas – speaking of pj’s; they have the greatest! Get a matching pair for everyone in the family like I do each year!
TheCompanyStore.com has guaranteed delivery by Christmas (see website for details).
Take a sleigh ride over to Delilah.com to rummage through my sock drawer and get a good look at ALL the items included in my 12 Stockings.
Great Music | An Evening With Brian McKnight
An Evening With Brian McKnight is now out on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray! It’s a perfect gift to give yourself or share with another this holiday season. The collection includes 14 Brian McKnight classics and 3 new songs including the hit single Everything.
Brian McKnight has been called one of the most “consistent and versatile adult contemporary R&B artists.” Ten of his albums from the early 1990’s through the early 2010’s have placed within the Top Ten of Billboard’s R&B albums chart.
Whether he wrote and produced for himself or collaborated with the likes of Diddy, the Underdogs, and Tim & Bob, he became a soul superstar.
This, along with his down-to-earth personality and a catalog heavy on mellow material defines McKnight and has contributed to his longevity.
An Evening With Brian McKnight is available now via:
Great New Movie! | BELIEVE
In theaters December 2nd
Watch the trailer HERE.
Here’s an inspirational new movie for your family, just in time for the holidays, when everyone needs to BELIEVE despite any hardships they are facing:
For years, the small town of Grundy, Virginia has relied on the Peyton family to provide the highlight of the year-the annual Christmas pageant. When Matthew Peyton (Ryan O’Quinn) inherits the family business, the responsibility of the Christmas pageant also falls on his shoulders.
But the town is going through tough economic times, and Matthew struggles between his desire for financial success and the responsibility of funding the pageant.
Matthew finds himself overwhelmed. As his business profits plummet and his workers begin to strike, he is forced to make a decision between selling the family business and canceling the beloved pageant, or sticking out hardships despite his rapidly declining popularity in the community.
While all the town seems against him and angry employees seek their revenge, Matthew meets Clarence (Isaac Ryan Brown), a joyful boy who believes in miracles, he knows he must make a choice: do what’s best for himself or give faith a chance by opening his heart to help his new friend and his community.
While everything seems lost, hope can find you.
BELIEVE is in theaters December 2nd.
Watch the movie trailer HERE.
November Book Club | The Magnolia Story
The Magnolia Story is my book club pick for November!
From HGTV’s remodeling hit, Fixer Upper, come Chip and Joanna Gaines. Chip provides the contractor daring-do of this dynamic duo, while the lovely Joanna provides the delightful design details.
The Magnolia Story lets legions of fans in on how the two went from barely making it to making it big, what keeps them grounded, the secrets to their strong partnership and marriage, and more (including why the magnolia flower holds significant meaning for them.)
I had the opportunity to chat with the chatty Chip and quieter Joanna recently. Join me at Delilah.com for more on the book and to listen in on our fun conversation!
But first, take a virtual stroll through the aisles of Magnolia Market and pick up your copy of The Magnolia Story!
Copper Chef | Butternut Risotto
This recipe for Butternut Risotto from Copper Chef looks and sounds soooo delicious, I’m going to try it this holiday season!
Just one more reason the Copper Chef All-Around Square Pan is a must-have in my kitchen and yours! Get yours at CopperChef.com.
• 1 small onion, peeled and diced
• 1 1/2 cup diced butternut squash
• 1/4 cup white wine
• 1 quart chicken stock
• 1/4 cup heavy cream
• 2 cup risotto
• 1 cup parmesan cheese
• 3 tablespoon butter
• 2 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 sage leaves
• 1 cinnamon stick
• salt & pepper to taste
1. Place the Copper Chef on medium heat and add the oil and the butter. Add the onion and butternut squash and cook until tender.
2. Add the risotto, cinnamon and sage, cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add the wine and cook until the risotto absorbs the wine. Repeat with the chicken stock in small amounts until all the stock is absorbed and risotto is tender and creamy.
4. Add the cream, S&P and cheese mix.
I hope you have all come out of your turkey coma – it took a while for all the members of my family to come around! We had both a deep fried turkey from our Masterbuilt Butterball electric turkey fryer AND a smoked turkey from their Smoker. Too too tasty! We had family and friends dozing in every corner of the house after our meal!
It’s full-on Christmas from here out. Please don’t forget to take time for yourself to recharge your batteries and remember the reason for the season.
If someone you know is in the military, won’t you please let them know we can spend our evenings together via American Forces Network RADIO?! I am over-the-moon happy that this opportunity has come so that I can wish all my fans in fatigues Peace On Earth and Goodwill Toward Men!