May 29, 2016

Asparagus Reigns in Michigan

In the second week of June, Oceana County, also known as “The Asparagus Capital of the Nation,” gears up for its annual Asparagus Festival. Started in 1974, it’s the longest running asparagus festival in the country. It boasts all the events you’d expect—a … [Read more...]

How To Use Ceiling Fans for Year Round Comfort, Savings

People often wonder which ceiling fans to install. There are so many models and prices, leaving some to wonder if they can help cut energy costs. People typically think of fans only for summertime comfort and lower air-conditioning costs. Ceiling fans … [Read more...]

I Remember: A Unique Driving Lesson

When my daughter was almost 15, I took her down a narrow traffic-free dirt road in northern Michigan to teach her gear shifting in our Volkswagen GTI. She quickly got the hang of using the clutch and gears and was quietly cruising down the road when, … [Read more...]

Perform An Annual Safety Inspection On Your Boat And Dock Before Lifting The Anchor

Water comprises almost one-half of Michigan, so it’s easy to see why the state boasts a thriving recreational industry and leads the nation with nearly 1 million registered pleasure boats. For boating and water safety, there are items you must legally … [Read more...]

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...]