May 4, 2016

Jalapeno Popper Boats

25 medium, fresh jalapeño peppers* 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 pkg. bacon bits 3 c. finely shredded cheddar cheese 2 t. Worcestershire sauce 2 T. olive oil ¼ c. cornmeal Preheat oven to 400°. Spread olive oil evenly over a cookie sheet. … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

1 c. ketchup 1 c. brown sugar 1 lb. bacon, cut into thirds 2 small cans whole water chestnuts Preheat oven to 350°. Mix together ketchup and brown sugar. Wrap ½ piece of bacon around each chestnut. Place in a 9x13 pan. Pour ketchup mixture over wrapped … [Read more...]

Hug A Lineman

The lights flicker once, twice. You wait for it. Boom!  A crack of lightning illuminates the night sky as thunder simultaneously rolls over your neighborhood, taking the power with it. Most of us start scrambling for flashlights, candles and the battery … [Read more...]

Clean Power Plan Update

As a result of a Feb. 9 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, the State of Michigan has stopped efforts on its development of a plan to meet the demands of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP is a federal regulatory … [Read more...]

For Safe Digging, Call Miss DIG

MISS DIG has been the first step in utility damage prevention and excavation safety in Michigan for over 45 years. MISS DIG is a nonprofit organization funded by utility owners and municipalities, and serves as a single point of contact for those … [Read more...]

Gather Round The Co-op Kitchen Table

A NEW and exclusive online cooking community for our electric co-op members. MI Co-op Kitchen is a place to share your recipes and food ideas with lots of other like-minded members. You will also get a chance to win awesome prizes. In every Country … [Read more...]

Casting A Line With Kevin VanDam

When you’re talking to Kevin VanDam you don’t get the feeling you’re speaking with an internationally recognized angler and arguably the best bass fisherman in the past 20 years. You just feel like you’re talking to “Kevin”—the Kalamazoo guy who grew up on … [Read more...]

Broccoli Salad

1 head broccoli, cut into bite size florets ½ red onion, chopped ½ c. crumbled bacon 1 ½ c. shredded cheese ½ c. mayo 1 T. cider vinegar ½ c. sugar (or to taste) Mix all ingredients together; toss with broccoli. Serve. Karen Armstrong, … [Read more...]

Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

1 ½ lbs. brussels sprouts 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil ¼ c. white wine vinegar ¼ c. honey 4 T. Sriracha, or more to taste kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cover a baking sheet with foil. Trim the base away from … [Read more...]

Thank A Lineworker On April 11

As the “first responders” of the electric co-op family, lineworkers perform around-the-clock in dangerous conditions and challenging situations to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety, going above and beyond to restore power to their … [Read more...]