We’re halfway through camping season and it’s time to step up your campfire game. We’ve all gotten a little creative with s’mores (my personal favorite is subbing in Reece’s peanut butter cups) but have you ever added pears? Have you ever roasted a brownie? How about an entire pie? We’ve got just what you need to take your campfire snacks to the next level, and to top it off, each recipe features a product from a Something Special from Wisconsin™ member right here in our state! Wisconsin product: RJ Meats and Groceries is a family owned business providing award-winning
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Camping season is in full bloom. Many of us are packing up and heading into the great outdoors for a fun array of activities like swimming, biking, hiking, hammock napping, and… scary campfire stories. Whether you are a believer of these mythical accounts or not, it always makes for a spine-tingling good time when you round up your friends for a story around the fire. Today we are going to look at some of Wisconsin’s most interesting cryptid stories from around the state that you can use to add to your catalogue of spooky tales. The Beast of Bray
In honor of what would have been Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, it’s time for a look at the many adornments he left on our beautiful state. Frank Lloyd Wright drew inspiration for his buildings from the natural elements around him, returning time and time again to his home state of Wisconsin to mimic its diverse landscapes in his creations. His Organic Architecture style represented harmony between humans and their environment, mirroring the property’s natural elements to create architectural structures that seemed to have sprung up organically from the earth. Of the more than 500 buildings constructed using Wright’s designs,
Wisconsin’s state fair is right around the corner, and so are all the wonderfully weird and always portable food options. Take the quiz to find out which food-on-a stick you would be!
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Wisconsin’s got some incredible food (I mean, cheese curds, brats, fish fry, ice cream…), famous drinks (think Spotted Cow, Door County cherry wine, Old Fashioned…), and stunning views (15,000 lakes, gorgeous Northwoods, relaxing rivers…). The thought of combining all of this into one setting seems too good to be true. We’ve managed to do it, however. Read on, my friends. Fresco Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge (Madison) Overlooking State Street, the Capitol building, and the Orpheum Theater, Fresco offers one of the most breathtaking views in all of Madison. Their gourmet menu, offering summer brunch, savory dishes and delicious desserts,
Alright ‘murica…feast your eyes on the heart of the Midwest this weekend. With brilliant fireworks displays set to light up the Wisconsin sky, the state shines bright each and every 4th of July. Here are just a few of our top picks for fireworks shows in Wisconsin: Eau Claire Beginning at 10 p.m., the Festival Foods Fireworks Extravaganza is one for the books. Take in the awesome colors that burst over the city from a number of fantastic viewing areas including Carson Park, Phoenix Park, Half Moon Lake or Lakeview Cemetery. Egg Harbor Make your way to Harbor View Park in lovely Egg Harbor for a spectacular
Tourism in Wisconsin can come in so many forms: out-of-state visitors coming to see the Waterpark Capital of the World or to take in a Packers game, locals on a weekend “staycation” in Door County, or those looking to explore the many faces of Wisconsin’s agriculture industry (and although we’re known for the dairy industry, agriculture doesn’t always refer to cows). Our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™ helped us come up with a few destinations for those looking for the full AgTourism experience. Apple Holler This orchard offers pre-picked and pick-your-own apples, peaches, pears and pumpkins, featuring over
Wisconsin boasts 15,000 gorgeous lakes, and owning a lake home to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life is part of the ultimate American dream. Making this dream a reality is a little easier to obtain financially with these five money-saving ideas from RE/MAX INTEGRA, Midwest. Go to the river, the channel or up on a bluff. Prime real estate comes at a cost, and you can get a better deal for your piece of paradise if you are willing to go a little off the beaten path. If you’re willing to consider a property that sits on
Here in Wisconsin, we like to take advantage of any opportunity to celebrate our dairy industry, so with June being National Dairy Month, we’re all over that. What better way to celebrate Dairy Month than by supporting Wisconsin dairy farmers and enjoying tasty recipes? Read on for some of our favorite recipes, featuring Something Special from Wisconsin™ members: 1. Wisconsin Product: Located in Boyceville, Bifrost Farms Creamery raises a herd of Mini-Nubian dairy goats who produce the high-butterfat rich milk for artisanal cheese (Bifrost Farms Chevre, Farmstead Salzkase Feta and seasonal yogurt cheese) and decadent Cajeta, as well as