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Road trip-worthy spots around Michigan

Going on vacation with the family doesn’t have to mean spending thousands of dollars on plane tickets and battling the crowds at the airport. You’re lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful states in the country (we…

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Winter safety for Fido

Winter in Michigan is a season of bitter cold and blustery harsh conditions that don’t only affect us humans. Your four-legged friends also need to some extra protection during the frosty months ahead. Just follow these simple guidelines and your…

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How to refuel after a day on the ski slopes

The snow is starting to stick across the state, which means ski season is officially here! In fact, most ski resorts in Michigan are opening their trails this week, giving you and the family the chance to get outdoors and…



Side dishes with star power

When planning your holiday feast, don’t make the mistake of putting all your focus on your main dish. Sure it’s the biggest component, but it isn’t going to be the only thing on your guests’ plates. In fact, choosing the…


Drink to your health

More than any other time of year, the holiday season is a chance to treat yourself to some amazingly indulgent drinks. It seems like no party or gathering is complete without egg nog, hot cocoa, mulled wine, or hot cider….


Homemade truffles

Treat your friends to homemade holiday gifts

Holiday gift giving is often loaded with stress, from finding the absolutely perfect present to battling the crazy mall crowds. Here’s a better option: make-it-yourself treats! Your friends and family are sure to appreciate the personal touch and, of course,…



Football inspired workout

Football season is under way, which means it’s time to plop in front of the TV with friends and family and dive into snacks and game day fare.  Remember watching athletes burn calories on the field doesn’t mean that you…


Meet our favorite Michigan apples!

Apple orchards across Michigan opened in September, making fall the prime time for apple picking! We all know and love Red Delicious from brownbag school lunches, and Honeycrisps have become a popular, sweet snack across the state.  But how familiar are you…


Fitness classes debunked: Are the new trends in workouts worth the hype?

Many neighborhood gyms have been amping up their offerings with entertaining and effective fitness classes. Nothing wrong with putting a fun, new twist on your workout! But, with these new classes come unique names, which can often be tough to…