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It's already Foodie Friday!

Foodie Friday presents: Roasted Garlic Potato Salad

Port City Tavern in Muskegon shared with us their favorite recipe for Roasted Garlic Potato Salad. It is a rather simple recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to whip together. Take this recipe as a dish to pass or serve at your next family gathering. 

12 red skin potatoes
10 cloves of garlic
2 tsps olive oil
2 stalks of celery
1 small red onion
2 1/2 cups of mayo
1 tbsp dijon mustard
3 tsps salt
3 tsps pepper
3 tsps granulated onion

Serving Size: 8
Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Preheat oven to 350.Put garlic cloves on tin foil. Drizzle olive oil over garlic Close up tin foil and roast the garlic in the oven for 20 minutes.Cut your potatoes in 1/4 inch squares then boil in water until tender.Remove from water and cool.Chop onions and celery to desired size. When potatoes are cool, mix all ingredients in a large bowl.Add roasted garlic last.Let sit for 10 minutes in the fridge.Serve and ENJOY!
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We're baking something sweet!

Each month we deliver fun and festive treats to businesses in the Muskegon and Grand Haven areas, Betten, Preferred@HomeRealty, North Pointe Bank just to name a few. The treat we chose for this month is sweet chocolate cupcake turkeys. We found the design on the wonderful world of Pinterest, shopped for the ingredients (see below), and then worked together to build the little gobblers.
The project was rather simple with helping hands. Lisa Stay, Customer Service Assistant, Karlee Miller, Creative Administrator and I worked together to build each individual turkey cupcake. 
Baking A LOT of cupcakes.
So many turkey faces.
How to make the turkey cupcakes:

1. To make the cupcakes follow directions on the back of the chocolate cake mix box.
2. Use thin mint cookies for the round turkey head.
3. Reese's Pieces cut in half make the perfect bird beak.
4. We used candy corn and Indian corn candies for the feathers.
5. Buy candy eyes from the bakery section at your local grocery store.

Foodie Friday presents...

Foodie Friday presents: The Breakfast Egg Bake
Amber Rude, of Grand Haven, submitted her recipe for a tasty breakfast dish to the recipe card on She was a participant in our Recipe Contest back in September. The early arrival of snow will make this hot breakfast even more enjoyable. 
We are excited to share the first of many Foodie Friday recipes with you! 

9 Eggs- beaten 4-6 cups 
slightly steamed or blanched Broccoli-cut small 
1/3-1/2 cup sliced Green Onion 
1-2 cups diced ham 
1 cup Shredded Cheese of your choice

Serving Size:

Preparation Time:
10 min

Cook Time:
40 min

1. Heat oven to 375 F. 
2. Spray a 9"x12" casserole dish with non-stick spray. 
3. Bring a med pot of water to a boil and cook the broccoli 2 min, then drain. 
4. Cut up ham and green onion while broccoli drains and cools. 
5. Layer broccoli, ham, cheese, and green onion in casserole dish. 
6. Season with salt and pepper and pour beaten eggs over the top. 
7. Us…

Time Off to Vote

Election Day is looming, and we are faced with the buzz of radio ads, phone calls, and television commercials all vying for our attention, our votes, and to get us to the ballot boxes. Yet, even though the poling locations are open from 7am to 8pm it does not guarantee everyone will find the time to cast their ballot.
With that in mind, it is often questioned if employees should be given time off to cast their vote during the work day? The State of Michigan stands silent on laws governing time off for employees to vote. Employees are not required nor permitted, by law, any time off to cast their ballot. So the law does not create voters’ rights, what about a sense of civic duty? Should employers grant that time off anyway?

As someone who would like to see a much higher rate of participation in the election process, I could be easily drawn into that line of thinking. Yet, the economic hardship this could cause to a business is real and must be balanced with its desire to support their em…