August 30, 2015

Bratburger Summertime Sliders


1 pkg. bratwurst 1 lb. 80/20 ground beef 2 pkg. pretzel dinner rolls Onion Jam 3 T. butter ¼ c. olive oil 2½ lb. sweet onion, sliced thin ¼ c. balsamic vinegar 1 T. fresh thyme leaves (or 1 t. dried) 1 c. pure maple syrup salt and … [Read more...]

Bacon Blue Cheeseburger


½ lb. bacon, cut into ¼ inch slices 2 lb. 90% lean ground hamburger ½ t. garlic powder ½ t. onion powder salt and pepper, to taste 1½ c. crumbled blue cheese 8 burger buns lettuce sliced tomatoes sliced onions your choice of condiments In … [Read more...]

One Last Mission


World War II seems like ancient history to a lot of folks. After all, it ended nearly 70 years ago! Never mind that 16 million Americans served, and over 400,000 lost their lives in a war spanning 61 countries. Despite the staggering statistics, school … [Read more...]

Legislation Would Strengthen Tie Between Our Peninsulas


By Craig Borr, CEO at Michigan Electric Cooperative Association The Mackinac Bridge opened to vehicle traffic between the upper and lower peninsulas nearly 60 years ago. To this day, it continues to be a vital commercial link, as well as a symbol of … [Read more...]

Summer May ‘Peak’ Your Power


The demand for electrical power rises and falls throughout a typical day based on how we use our electricity. With summer months upon us, we typically increase our “peaking” usage. Peaking plants are a category of power plants that operate primarily … [Read more...]

Check Your Boat, Dock, and the Neighbor’s, Too


Almost one-half of Michigan is comprised of water, so its easy to see why Michigan boasts a thriving recreational industry and leads the nation with approximately 1 million registered pleasure boats. For boating and water safety, there are items you must … [Read more...]

Home is Where the Art Is


Coined the largest open art competition in the world—Grand Rapid’s ArtPrize has made its mark on the art world. It has been covered by the likes of The New York Times and GQ and lauded as both a great art experiment and lambasted as the art equivalent of a … [Read more...]

Where does my power come from?


Every month you pay your power bill to your electric distribution cooperative. But have you ever wondered where that electricity comes from? Generally, it’s not produced in your neighborhood—most electricity travels quite a distance from where it’s … [Read more...]

There’s More To Cuba Than Cars, Cigars


I wanted to see Cuba before corporate interests prevail, and the mysterious country 100 miles from Key West, FL, becomes South Beach South. As U.S.-Cuba hostility softens, the island nation is poised to become an American tourist mecca. Around … [Read more...]

Tips for Building a Strong, Efficient Home


There are new home construction methods available that are much stronger and efficient than typical insulated, wood framing. Some of these methods could more than double the insulation value of typical framed walls. For a wood-framed house, use … [Read more...]