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The History of Faygo Is More Cakey Than We Knew

In the first installment of our Michigan Moments: Food series, we're hunting down the history of Faygo Pop. Did you know it started with cake?

‘Gander Recipe: Pantry Chili

For a quick dinner, use pantry staples and any ground meat you’ve been saving in your freezer to make this hearty chili. Try serving with roasted squash, which can be easily halved and roasted for 25 minutes in a 400 degree oven while the chili cooks. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and chili flakes. Serves...

‘Gander Recipe: Kale Salad with Goat Cheese and a Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

This salty-sweet salad pairs beautifully with a cool glass of Prosecco. Make it an easy meal by adding new potatoes, soft-boiled egg, or a rotisserie chicken and crusty bread. Serves 4-6. Ingredients Salad 1 large bunch of curly kale  ½ head escarole 1 c. crumbled goat cheese  1 seedless cucumber, peeled into ribbons 1 c....

Michigan Tattoo Shops: 23 Eclectic Shops to Get Your Ink On

Whether you’re waiting for your upcoming ink therapy appointment or looking for your first one, get inspired by these Michigan-made tattoo artists.

13 Michigan Retailers With the Mother’s Day Gift You Didn’t Know Mom Needed

From locally-sourced chocolates to jewelry with Michigan stones, check out these local retailers shipping Mother’s Day gifts nationwide.

Stones found on the shore of Lake Michigan. (Photo via Rachel Kramer / Flickr)
Michigan Rock Hunting: Seven Local Stones to Search For

Would you like a necklace made of Lake Superior Agate? How about Chlorastrolite or Leland Blue? Find out more about these Michigan gemstones here.

Foraging Tips to Help Michiganders Find True Morel Mushrooms

While May is Michigan’s “Morel Month,” the actual fruiting period begins in late April and goes until mid-June. Before heading out to hunt, it’s important to know how to identify any wild mushroom before eating it.