Author: Greg Miller

Michelle Cooks: Instant Pot Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

Michelle Dunaway is dishing out some comfort with a healthy twist, in this edition of Michelle Cooks. See how you can whip up this quick and easy weeknight dinner idea with an instant pot, and flavorful ingredients. Instant Pot Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto by Cooking Light Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 cup chopped leek (from…

Michelle Bakes: Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler

If you’re looking for a spicy, sweet, and festive way to celebrate the fall season, Michelle Dunaway is mixing up a perfect pumpkin treat in this week’s Michelle Bakes. Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler by Lauren’s Latest For the Cobbler 1 cup & 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil 1…

Norte Youth Cycling Fall Programs

Norte Youth Cycling in Traverse City is known for connecting the community with getting outside and being physically active.  The organization has several fall events coming up and even some daily bike programs for people of all ages to experience. The Norte Clubhouse just outside the Civic Center in Traverse City is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to…

Michelle Cooks: Jambalaya Soup

Michelle Dunaway is spicing things up in the Heritage House Kitchen with a perfectly easy weeknight meal. In this edition of Michelle Cooks, she is cooking up some jambalaya soup that packs a punch with some heat to warm us up when the temps cool down. Instant Pot Jambalaya Soup by Cooking Light Ingredients 6 ounces smoked andouille sausage, chopped…

Artist Profile: Karen Hammond

Northern Michigan artist, Karen Hammond showcases her wonderful works, and how she uses art to express her love for the Great Lakes State in this week’s artist profile. Who are you? “I’m Karen Hammond.  I’m from Traverse City, Michigan, and I find in Michigan all my life. I’ve always loved to paint and create, and I did own a scrapbooking…

Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse Plans New Safety & Health Guidelines

A northern Michigan homeless shelter is preparing for the colder months ahead and working to incorporate new safety and health guidelines.  Now in its 17th season, Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse plans to open their overnight services in just a few weeks. Safe Harbor located on Wellington Street in Traverse City has been providing a day shelter for people experiencing…

Michelle Bakes: Baked Apple Fritters

It’s apple season here in Northern Michigan, and Michelle Dunaway shows how to make a decadent and delicious treat with some green Granny Smiths. Baked Apple Fritters from I AM baker Fritter Ingredients 1 tube (16 ounces) original flaky biscuits 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup apple, chopped 2 tablespoons butter, melted Glaze Ingredients 1 1/4 cups (156g) confectioners’ sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 3-6 teaspoons water Directions – Apple Fritters Preheat the oven to 350°F….

Michelle Cooks: Instant Pot Chili with Beans

Michelle Dunaway conquers another intimidating kitchen gadget – the Instapot. See how she creates a tasty and healthy chili to warm us up on those chilly fall days. Instant Pot Chili With Beans by Cooking Light Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped yellow onion (about 1 medium) 1 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1 medium) 1 1/2…

Taste the Local Difference: Danu Hof Family Farm and Market

A family farm in Mancelona has dedicated itself to support the local farming communities. We learn more about Danu Hof Farm and their market in this week’s ‘Taste the Local Difference’. “We do a little bit of everything,” said Caitlin McSweeney-Steffes. “We have chickens, both egg layers and meat chickens. We do fair to finish heritage breed hogs”.  Caitlin and…