January 25, 2015

Beef Keema


2 T. oil 1 lg. onions, chopped 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped 1 T. fresh ginger, chopped 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 2 1/2 t. ground coriander 2 1/2 t. ground cumin 1/4 t. fresh ground black pepper 1/2 t. turmeric 1/8 t. cinnamon 1 1/2 t. salt 1 lb. … [Read more...]

Moroccan Tagine in Crockpot 


Olive oil 6–8 pieces bone-in or boneless pork or chicken McCormick® Moroccan Seasoning 2½ c. chopped onions ¼ c. fi nely chopped garlic 1 c. unsalted stock (chicken, pork or vegetable) 1 T. honey 1 cinnamon stick ²?³ c. dried apricots, chopped 2 … [Read more...]

Snowmobile Museum, Trails Are Winter Fun


Did you know that over 6,500 snowmobile trails run throughout Michigan? To survive winter, you may want to buck-up with boots and a snowsuit to explore some of them. A few phone calls or an easy internet search reveals resorts and sport shops that rent … [Read more...]

Electric Capacity Shortfall Projected for 2016

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By Craig Borr, CEO Michigan Electric Cooperative Association Have you ever wondered why a grocery store builds 15 check-out lanes, but only has three of them open most of the time? Simply put, the store has built its “lane capacity” to meet peak demand, … [Read more...]

Powering Up


When electricity goes out, most of us expect power will be restored within a few hours. But when a major storm causes widespread damage, longer outages may result. Co-op line crews work long, hard hours to restore service safety to the greatest number of … [Read more...]

A Barrel of Fun: Portable Sauna is Good Fundraiser Too


It’s 18 degrees outside. Steam rises from a large hole cut in the middle of Millecoquin Lake. A mixed group of younger and older people are standing around looking like they’re getting ready to go to the beach, except their lips are quivering and their … [Read more...]

Deer Blind Contest Entries

Originally, this deer blind stand was my daughter's first tree house that she helped design, build and paint when she was 6 years old. Last year I dismatled the treehouse, and hauled the legs, decking, roof and most of the internal framing to our cabin in the UP. Hopefully my grandson we be able to one day hunt with grandpa in his mom's old "tree house."

Dutch Door Dream Submitted by Sherry Sutherby My unique "dutch-door" deer blind was constructed by my husband Russ. All the wood used in the construction was from our property, hand milled on our portable saw mill. All hinges and locks are also hand … [Read more...]

Use Your Space Heater Safely

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Many people use space heaters for winter warmth, but they can be dangerous if used improperly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 25,000 home fires every year are associated with space heaters, and cause over 300 deaths. An … [Read more...]

Wolverine Co-op Plans New Natural Gas Power Plant


A new, natural gas-fueled electric generating plant is being planned by Wolverine Power Cooperative, of Cadillac. Called the Alpine Power Plant, its location will be in Elmira Township, Otsego County, west of Gaylord. Wolverine, a not-for-profit electric … [Read more...]

Holiday Spinach Dip

Holiday Spinich Dip

1 large round crusty bread, slice off top and hollow 2 pkgs. 10-oz. spinach, defrosted, chopped, squeezed 2 c. sour cream 2 c. Hellman’s® mayo 1 c. chopped onion, very fine 2 t. dill weed 2 T. oregano 1 ½ t. Lawry’s® seasoning salt Mix all … [Read more...]