18 10, 2017

Must-Try Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipes for Fall


When fall rolls around, cravings arise for certain seasonal foods and flavors. We look forward to the changes we’ll see on the menu: from crispy lettuce and fresh berries to thick, warm soups and hearty potatoes. And for dessert, we become tantalized by the scent of pumpkin spice. Here are three pumpkin cheesecake recipes that [...]

21 09, 2017

7 Must Have Gadgets for the Campsite


Autumn in Michigan is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The days are warm but not too hot, the nights are cool but not freezing, and the turning trees are absolutely brilliant. It’s no wonder we want to spend all of our time outdoors. This weekend, while you’re huddled around your campfire, [...]

30 08, 2017

3 Delectable Toasted Marshmallow Recipes


When you think of a toasted marshmallow, you naturally think of s’mores. S’mores are a necessity for most campers. The traditional toasted marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers and chocolate is hard to beat. Here are some other delicious recipes by which to enjoy a s’more, or at least the taste of one. 1. Fruit and [...]

2 08, 2017

7 Ways to Enjoy Michigan Cherries


Michigan agriculture is known for a lot of things, and cherries top the list! According to michiganagriculture.com, 70-75 percent of Montmorency tart cherries and 20 percent of sweet cherries grown in the U.S. come from Michigan. We even have the Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City, located in the northwest region of the state. [...]

3 05, 2017

Refreshing Summer Lemonade Recipes


Summer is just around the corner – warm weather, endless sunshine, and carefree days are almost within reach. And while we’re daydreaming of kicking back, feet in the air and the children playing nicely nearby, wouldn’t life be just a bit sweeter with a fresh glass of homemade lemonade? A pitcher of the classic for [...]

7 04, 2017

Three Traditional U.P. Foods and How to Make Them


It doesn’t matter where you’re from, when you arrive in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, you know it. And the food is a big part of the reason. You can thank the French Canadian, Finish, Swedish, Cornish, and Italian immigrants who worked this land for the delicious, distinctive food you find in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. [...]

28 12, 2016

5 Bacon Infused Recipes


Bacon has widely become a staple in many delicious recipes. It’s no longer just considered a simple breakfast meat. From fine dining to traditional classics, you can find bacon on practically every menu. So on National Bacon Day, celebrate in the best way possible – incorporating bacon into every meal!   Here are five delicious [...]

1 12, 2016

3 Flavorful Vegetable Side Dishes


PHOTO © FRANCES JANISCH The growing season is done for most of Michigan’s fruits and veggies, apart from some of the root vegetables such as carrots and rutabagas, and the plants that mature in the late fall such as cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Many of these "winter" vegetables will last if placed in a cool [...]

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