Kathy Vogel

kathyVogel squareKathy Vogel is a NE Ohio radio veteran who's worked on-air in Cleveland, Akron, and Canton as a morning show personality. She was the host of the Emmy-nominated children's TV show "Ask Gilby", and has appeared in several indie films. In addition, Kathy is a voice over artist, award-winning screenwriter, and founder of Crack Wise Magazine.

Kathy married into a rock & roll family: Her father-in-law is world-class drummer Joe Vitale, and her husband is Joe Jr., frontman of the band Ravenwood. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys wine, friends and family, and laughter.      

Thursday, 10 December 2020 03:35

What a Turkey!

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Surely you remember the infamous Thanksgiving episode of Friends. The one where everyone shared their worst Thanksgiving stories, and Joey got his head stuck in a turkey. And then Monica put a turkey on her head as a way of smoothing things over with Chandler at the end of the episode. And then he professed his love for her for the first time... Well, Courteney Cox recreated the turkey-on-the-head thing. And it was epic and gross-- all at the same time.           View this post on Instagram                  …
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 03:45

Hard Up

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Gordon Ramsey is going to quench your hellish thirst, and give you a buzz. Okay! He's set to launch his own line of spiked selter: Hell's Hard Seltzer. Brew Pipeline and Global Brews of London have teamed with Mr. Warm-n-Fuzzy for the beverage that will hit shelves early next year. Flavors include "Berry Inferno.” A mix of peach, blueberry and raspberry. “Knicker Twist.” A blend of passionfruit, pineapple and orange. “Mean Green.” A fusion of kiwi, lime, mint and pineapple. “That’s Forked.” A combo of key lime, vanilla and graham. Each seltzer is a little more than 5-percent alcohol. The 12-can variety packs will…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 03:41

Let Them Eat Cake

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It's taking the internet by storm-- and it's delicious! The 5-ingredient Oreo Dump Cake. Let the binge eating begin (or continue, cuz-- 2020)! Ingredients: Oreo Cookies 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 8 oz Cool Whip 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix 1 1/2 sticks butter Directions: Place a single layer of Oreo cookies in the bottom of a baking pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk on top of the cookies, then smear on top theCool Whip, covering the entire surface. Sprinkle the entire box of chocolate fudge cake mix on top of the Cool Whip layer. Thinly slice the sticks butter, and layer the…
Monday, 07 December 2020 03:42

Merry Chicken!

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We all have some sort of holiday traditions. We like to decorate the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving while watching the horrible B film "Thankskilling", followed by an evening of pizza and "Die Hard".  Some people hide the pickle or shoe ornament in their trees. And then... there are other, different traditions around the world. In Japan, the traditional Christmas dinner is KFC. A marketing campaign has convinced the Japanese that KFC is a traditional American Christmas. In fact, statues of The Colonel are dressed in Santa outfits. In the week leading up to Christmas, Venezuelans attend a daily…
Friday, 04 December 2020 03:39

Kissed Off

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Let's get right to it. What in the af are you doing, Hershey's? Messing with our beloved Christmas Hershey Kisses commercial!?!?!? Some things don't need a reboot. And with this year as craptastic as it's been, we're all craving comfort and familiarity-- like this classic commercial.   Awww... right? Warms the heart. Makes me think of a simpler, happier time-- like 2019. And then... and then... you went and ruined it! Cute. But no. Just. No. Stick with the original. Before we all line up to ring your bell. End of rant.  
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 03:34

Dashing Through the Cocktails

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Now that we're fully immersed in all things Christmas, why not immerse yourself in an adult beverage while wrapping gifts and watching holiday themed movies? If you want to feel fancy and refined, you can pair your sip to the movie your watching. Here are some suggestions: “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Mulled Wine  “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” and Deviled Margarita  “Miracle on 34th Street” and Eggnog  “Elf” and Holiday Amaretto Sour  “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and boozy hot chocolate  Every Hallmark holiday movie and Sparkling Rosé Cocktail  “A Christmas Story” and Holiday Negroni  “White Christmas” and White Russian 
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 03:42

Hot Chocolate

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I've heard people talk about the Blizzard of '78. It was horrific. While today is no blizzard, the drive in this morning was horrific (around 3 am). After my nerves settled for a bit, I wished I could've enjoyed my favorite snowy weather beverage: Hot Chocolate w/a Twist. It's simple: One mug hot chocolate Coconut rum, Baileys or Kahlua.  Pick a spirit, and pour it into your hot chocolate. Go ahead-- make it a triple shot... You're welcome.    via GIPHY
Monday, 30 November 2020 03:41

Fa La La La Factoids

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While I was decorating the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, I thought to myself: "Who was the first person to decorate a pine tree for the holidays?" So, I had to find out. The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510. Neat! Here are some other Christmas tree factoids you can drop on your peeps this year: Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United states since about 1850. Until fairly recently, all Christmas trees came from the forest. The first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States was started in 1851 in New York by…
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 03:38


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In the year that is 2020, it may be challenging to see the good... to feel and accept positivity... to believe that anything good happened so far. As we take pause to enjoy Thanksgiving either virtually or in-person with family, I wanted to take a moment to express gratitude. I'm grateful that my health and the health of my friends and family is holding up so far. I'm grateful that there are still good people in our community and in our nation doing wonderful things every day to positively impact the lives of others. And strangely, I'm grateful that this…
Monday, 23 November 2020 03:36


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The day of feasting, aka Thanksgiving, is upon us. While your celebration may or may not look different this year, at the least food is still yummy. I want to share one of my easy, delish recipes for the big meal: Cheesy Stuffing Cups.  Over the years, I've tried a variety of stuffing recipes. But this one has always been a winner with the family, and the portion size is perfect. Plus, these individual cups ensures the stuffing stays moist-- a big win. Cheesy Stuffing Cups Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter  3/4 cup chopped celery   1-1/2 cups water   1 pkg.(6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for…
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