May 22, 2015

Mexican Pizza


1 pizza dough 12-oz. ground turkey or beef 1 small onion, sliced 3 t. ground garlic 2 t. ground cumin 1 T. chili powder 1 can (16-oz.) refried beans salsa 1-2 c. shredded Mexican cheese Spread pizza dough on sprayed pizza pan.  Bake at 375° for … [Read more...]

Pesto Salad Pizza


2 c. basil 1/2 c. parmesan cheese 1/4 c. olive oil 2 cloves garlic flour tortillas onions, sliced red peppers, sliced goat cheese and/or feta and/or mozzarella  mixed greens balsamic vinegar Preheat oven to 400°. Put basil, parmesan, olive oil … [Read more...]

Michigan’s Iron Man


While he makes his living from his 37-year-old business, Moran Iron Works, Tom Moran has had a second career as a teacher. His first student? Tom Moran. The son of a career lumberjack, Moran always had an interest in metalwork, but with college an … [Read more...]

Efficient Indoor Lighting for Your Home


People often wonder which type of lighting to use in their home with all the choices on the market today. It is important to know the differences between the options available. The wattage of a light bulb refers to how much electricity it consumes, not … [Read more...]

Know What’s Below: Call Before You Dig


For your safety and for the protection of underground utility lines, always follow these steps before starting any digging project. 1. Contact MISS DIG at 811 or 2. Wait three days for utility owners to mark their lines 3. Respect … [Read more...]

Slow Down, Go Around Roadside Utility Workers

please slow down

Summer travel, which lines up so neatly with utility construction and maintenance season, is just around the corner. And Joe McElroy, safety director for the Michigan Electric Cooperative Association (MECA), is bracing for the almost daily reports of … [Read more...]

Spinach Pasta Salad


½ bag of store-bought spinach or 2 handfuls fresh, washed and torn (tearing spinach over cutting is preferred) 8 oz. pasta, cooked according to pkg. directions (cork screws, bow ties, wheels, work best) fat free, light, or regular Caesar dressing (your … [Read more...]

Energy Balls


¼ c. unroasted almonds or any kind of nut or seed ¾ c. old fashioned rolled oats, uncooked 2 T. ground flax seed 2–3 T. cocoa powder, depending on how chocolatey you want them 10 oz. dates 1–2 T. coconut oil, melted Place almonds in the bowl of a … [Read more...]

Honoring Veterans One Cane At A Time


Guest writer: Jim Carpenter, Line Superintendent at Cherryland Electric Cooperative The idea came about in 2004 when Jack Nitz of Tulsa, OK, watched a news segment about wounded post-9/11 veterans. The visions of vets with leg wounds and amputations … [Read more...]

Improve Home Comfort By Choosing Materials Carefully


If you’re looking to improve your home’s comfort, consider increasing its thermal mass. Increasing thermal mass means having the house structure and interior objects absorb and hold as much heat as possible. The heavier the item, the more mass it has to … [Read more...]