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Don’t Forget About Boss’s Day

Monday, October 16th is Boss’s Day and it’s the perfect time to appreciate (and impress) your boss. There are plenty of bad bosses in the world, so if you’re lucky enough to have a good one, you should make sure to appreciate them. Consider bringing in a gift for your boss this year or, better yet, bring in something that everyone in the office can share. It’s sure to earn you some brownie points from your superiors, as well!

Below are a few great gift options to bring in for your boss and everyone in the office.

Pecan Kringle

O & H Danish Kringle

Danish Kringles are perfect for dessert, breakfast or a snack to share with others. Kringle flavors include Pecan, Raspberry, Cherry, Apple, Blueberry, Almond, Apricot, Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Pecan and Maple Walnut. Danish kringle is an exquisite coffee-cake made of many feather light layers of Danish pastry. Kringles are filled with a variety of homemade fillings including premium fruits, choice nuts, cinnamon and maple. The pastry itself made by O & H Danish Bakery requires a minimum of three days preparation. Layer upon layer of golden Wisconsin creamery butter is folded and rolled into the pastry dough. The result is a deliciously rich, yet feather-light and flaky pastry. Each Danish Kringle serves 8-12 people.

Taste of Wisconsin Gift BasketTaste of Wisconsin Gift Basket

The Taste of Wisconsin Gift Basket is loaded with great food made in Wisconsin. Each basket will be generously filled with delicious Wisconsin cheese, sausage, soda, popcorn, cookies, and more. There are so many tasty Wisconsin foods that there is not enough room in this gift basket for everything! A great gift idea for any occasion.

CheesecakeSuzy’s Four Flavor Cheesecake Sampler

Suzy’s Four Flavor Cheesecake Sampler offers you a delicious dilemma–choosing which of these Wisconsin Cheesecakes is your favorite! With Suzy’s Four-Flavor Cheesecake Sampler, you can enjoy three perfect slices each of New York Style Cheesecake, Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake, Black Forest Cherry Cheesecake and Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake. Order one 8 inch Cheesecake Sampler and enjoy four fantastic cheesecake flavors. You’ll be the most popular person in the office with this gift!

 

Oktoberfest In Wisconsin

oktoberfest-party-1Image result for dirndlWisconsin  is full of influences from its rich German heritage, and nowhere is this more evident than in the annual celebration of Oktoberfest. Throw on a lederhosen or a drindl and head to your local Wisconsin Oktoberfest celebration! Enjoy the brats, beer, and other German fare that have made Oktoberfest a beloved celebration here in the states.

If you can’t make it to an Oktoberfest celebration in person, take a look at some of the Oktoberfest gifts available over on Wisconsinmade.com.

Bavaria Bratwurst SamplerBavaria’s Octoberfest Bratwurst Sampler 1 includes one 4 pack of Knackwurst, one 5 pack of Red Lager Beer Bratwurst, one 6 pack of Nurnberger Bratwurst, one 5 pack of Munich Weisswurst and one 5 pack of Smoked Bratwurst. All varieties are pre-cooked and ready for the grill or frying pan. Approximately 5-6 lbs. This Octoberfest Bratwurst Sampler makes for the perfect German Oktoberfest grill out!

Need something sweet to combine with all the beer and brats. This German Chocolate Cake with Caramel Vodka is a delicious bundt cake made with premium ingredients. This moist, deeply rich chocolate cake is made with crunchy pecans and moist coconut topping. A buttery, caramel vodka glaze tops it off perfectly. Our German Chocolate Cake with Caramel Vodka by STF Enterprises is a perfect dessert for any special occasion and makes a unique gift.

Bavaria Munich BratwurstMunich Weisswurst is a Bavarian specialty made from the finest cuts of veal and pork with mild spices. Just heat and serve. Weisswurst is a very tender and super mild bratwurst – use low heat so as not to break open the casing. Approximately 4 bratwurst to a pound. A delicious addition to your German parties!

Gear Up For Football Season

My favorite time of year is just around the corner yet again. There’s nothing quite like grilling out with friends and family on a beautiful fall day and watching our beloved Packers and Badgers go to work. At Wisconsinmade there is everything you need to prepare for another football season – from tailgating goodies to Packers and Badgers gourmet snacks, you’ll find anything you want for the upcoming season.

Check out a few gourmet football foods below.Packer Cheese and Sausage Gift Box

The Packer Cheese and Sausage Gift Box by Fruit Ranch is the perfect gift for any Green Bay Packer fan. The gift box includes a Green and Gold Football-shaped Cheddar Cheese; cuts of several Wisconsin Cheeses and Summer Sausage. The Packer Cheese and Sasuage Gift Box is great for tailgating, too.

Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack - 2 LBS

The Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack is two bags of this delicious sweet and salty snack. This made from scratch caramel corn has bits of Applewood Smoked Bacon added for a unique, crispy taste! The Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack by Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge includes two 1 lb. bags each packaged in clear cellophane. Enjoy as a snack at home, at your next party, or send it to a college student to snack on while studying.

Buckys Snack Assortment

Show your Badger pride with Bucky’s Snack Assortment by Elegant Arrangements by Maureen. The wicker basket is filled with gourmet Wisconsin snacks that would please Bucky Badger himself. Bucky’s Snack Assortment is loaded with Bucky Badger Medium Chunky Salsa, Bucky Badger Sweet Pretzel Dip ‘N Mustard, Bucky Badger Mini Party Pretzel Twists, Bucky Badger White Corn Tortilla Chips, Bucky Badger Party Snack Mix, Wisconsin Shaped Mild Cheddar Cheese, Smokey Valley Beef Summer Sausage, and a Wisconsin Badger W Drink Cup. It’s a perfect study gift for a student or a great addition to your Badger party.

Wisconsin State Fair 2017

This year’s Wisconsin State Fair runs from Thursday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 13th. It’s an event full of competitions, family-friendly fun, and of course food! There are many fun national holidays that coincide with the State Fair to help make it an absolute blast. International Beer Day is Friday, August 4th and the Fair will be flowing with the best beer Wisconsin has to offer! National Mustard Day is Saturday, August 5th and National S’mores Day is Thursday, August 10th. The Wisconsin State Fair is the perfect place to celebrate these special days.

Even if you can’t make it to the fair yourself, check out some of the Fair foods we offer at Wisconsinmade.com to help get into the State Fair spirit!

Seaquist Cherry PieHere is our famous Cherry Pie from Seaquist Orchards in the heart of Door County. Each cherry pie is made with three pounds of delicious fruit and an indescribable flaky crust. Each 9 inch cherry pie is frozen and ready to bake at home. You can enjoy a traditional cherry pie in the comBacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack - 2 LBSfort of your home!

The Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack is two bags of this delicious sweet and salty snack. This made from scratch caramel corn has bits of Applewood Smoked Bacon added for a unique, crispy taste! The Bacon Caramel Corn 2-Pack by Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge includes two 1 lb. bags each packaged in clear cellophane. Enjoy as a snack at home, at your next party, or send it to a college student to snack on while studying.

Sheboygan BratsSheboygan Brats will make a great addition to your family’s or friend’s next tailgate party. These fresh, authentic Sheboygan-style bratwursts by Glenn’s Market and Catering are some of the most savory traditional brats available. Sheboygan-style is a pork brat with a little sugar added to make this Bratwurst a little sweeter and also makes for quicker browning, so we recommend grilling them on a lower heat. Choose a 6 lb. or 9 lb. box. Perfect for any occasion and a favorite at picnics and barbecues. Enjoy one of Wisconsin’s favorite foods, Bratwurst!

 

Beat The Summer Heat – Delicious Wisconsin Ice Cream

As the dog days of summer well and truly descend upon us here in the Upper Midwest,  there’s only one way to beat the heat: with ice cream, of course! There’s a reason July is National Ice Cream Month. This time of year, it seems like everywhere I go I see ice cream shops with lines out the door. There’s nothing quite like trying a delicious new flavor for the first time after a long day in the sweltering summer heat.

Cool off this summer with some of our delicious Wisconsinmade ice cream products.

The University of Wisconsin has been making and selling highly acclaimed gourmet ice cream for over 90 years on the campus of the University of Babcock Hall Ice CreamWisconsin-Madison. Why not try a few of the most popular flavors and see why Babcock Ice Cream has frequently been voted Best of Madison by Madison Magazine. You can now have delivered to your door fond memories of the Union Terrace and your favorite Babcock Ice Cream.

Blue Moon Ice Cream - 8 PintsCheck out a Midwestern favorite – Blue Moon Ice Cream. The Blue Moon Ice Cream is a blue, fruity flavored ice cream. Enjoy 8 pints of the Blue Moon flavor from two of Wisconsin’s most popular ice cream makers. Depending on availability, your order will be filled with Blue Moon Ice Cream from the following Wisconsin brands – Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and Door County Ice Cream Factory. On occasion, if one of the ice cream brands is temporarily unavailable, only one brand will be shipped. A fun treat and a special gift for a birthday or any occasion.

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream - 6 pints

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream is a family-owned business established in 1962. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the Chocolate Shoppe prides itself in manufacturing super premium ice cream. It’s super premium because it’s made with rich Wisconsin cream (with a high butterfat content), delicious natural ingredients, and no BGH additives. In addition to ice cream, the company produces sorbet, sherbet, non-fat yogurt, and no sugar added ice cream. All products offer exceptional quality and unbeatable value. A wide variety of flavors include many Wisconsin State Fair Award Winners. According to the Chocolate Shoppe, their ice cream is “not low-fat, low-calorie, or low-anything, and that’s why everyone loves it.”

Marieke Gouda – Wisconsin Proud

 Wisconsin made cheese sweeps US Championship!

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Marieke and her cheese

Here in Wisconsin we are proud to make cheese.  You probably already knew that, right.  But we not only make a lot of cheese – we make the very best cheese.  The US Championship Cheese Contest is held every other year.  This year it was held at Lambeau Field – home of the Green Bay Packers.  There were a record-breaking 2.303 entries from 33 states in this – the largest contest of its kind in the US.  More than 37,000 pounds in 101 classes were judged by 48 judges from 19 states.  They were assisted by over 100 volunteers.  So… how did the Wisconsin Pride logocheesemakers do in the contest you asked?  Well, it turns out that the top three cheeses; the Grand Champion, the first runner up and the second runner up were all produced by Wisconsin cheesemakers!  The Grand Champion was Sartori Cheese Black Pepper Bella Vitano.  First runner up was a one to two year aged Cheddar from Agropur in Weyauwega.  And the second runner up was Marieke Gouda Belegen produced by Marieke Penterman from Thorp Wisconsin.  Wisconsinmade.com is proud to help you find some of Marieke’s award winning cheese.  Her family farm is a great testament to hard work and their vision of producing delicious cheese.  Wisconsin Proud indeed!

Sweet Sixteen Proud!

Wisconsin Hooded Sweatshirt

The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team did it again!  They knocked off Virginia Tech in the first round and then the number one seeded Villanova to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  The team has had five wins over the number 1 and 2 seeds in the past four NCAA tournaments and reached the Sweet Sixteen all four years and the Final Four twice.  Thanks to our talented seniors for a great season.  Seniors Vitto Brown, Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig and Zak Showalter led this team on a fun run and came up just short on a buzzer beater in overtime.  But we can all be Wisconsin Proud of these men, the team and the wonderful season they just completed.  Thank you to them all.

 

 Easter – Sunday April 16th

Easter Morning Sugar Cookie Gift Tin

Easter this year falls the day after normal “tax day” April 15th.  Bur since that is a Saturday, and the Washington DC Emancipation Day holiday observed on April 17 instead of April 16, 2017 Tax Day is on the following Tuesday April 18th.  But don’t spend Easter Sunday finishing your taxes.  Try some cookies, some hard boiled eggs and a little ham.  Hopefully it will be a beautiful spring day we can all enjoy.

Hope you are anticipating the spring flowers and warmer temps like we are.

Visitors are welcome at Wisconsinmade.com where all our items are Made With Pride and Passion in Wisconsin

March and Spring are here!

Daylight Savings springs forward – Sunday March 12

Wooden wall clock

Daylight will last an hour longer, right?

Well at least the evenings will last an hour longer.  Mornings will be a little slower to arrive.  But the worst of winter is behind us, warmer sunny days are finally here and the grass is greening up everywhere.  March also brings High School basketball championships.  The gals in Green Bay March 11 and the guys in Madison on the 18th.  Good luck to all the competitors.

  Saint Patrick’s Day – Friday March 17

Irish Cream Kringle

 

The Irish heritage folks here in Wisconsin celebrate this day with green beer, corned beef and cabbage along with stronger versions of Irish adult beverages.  And since it falls on a Friday this year I expect the celebrations to extend into the wee hours Saturday morning.

This Irish Cream Kringle from Wisconsinmade.com would be perfect for breakfast on Saturday along with some good coffee.  Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to one and all.

 

National Chocolate Caramel Day – Sunday March 19

Chocolate, Caramel and Pecan Turtles

You mean to tell me you don’t celebrate this day?  I know Hallmark does not make a card for this day, but many of my friends think it should be a national holiday.  These Chcolate, Caramel and Pecan Turtles from the New Glarus Bakery are a perfect way to celebrate the day with their traditional Swiss heritage.  You don’t have to share.  Enjoy.

Spring arrives – Monday March 20

This Spring Bulb Basket from Wisconsinmade.com gives you a chance to get an early jump on the season and enjoy some indoor gardening too.

Spring bulb basket

So enjoy March in all its madness, basketball, chocolates and all things green.   And then it is April!

Join us next week as we continue to explore the very best of Wisconsin searching for people, places and edibles Made With Pride and Passion in Wisconsin

Is it Spring yet?

Warmer days – shorter nights

As Valentine’s Day approaches is chocolate the answer?  The temps are in the 40’s and this winter is looking like we might get by with minimal disruptions from Mother Nature.  The groundhog said six more weeks of winter, but it sure is feeling warmer, the days are longer and who knows – can the tulips be far behind?  Or has the winter just caused my brain to short circuit? Continue reading

Supper Club Scoring

Supper Club Score – Wisconsin’s Best

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You’ve seen those lists.  The 10 Best ______________ fill in the blank.   I have a number of them I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks.  But let’s try to find some of your favorites and why.  The Supper Club is a Wisconsin tradition.

Do you like the Wisconsin’s Supper Club tradition?  Do you have a favorite?  Do you go to more than one?  Can you rate them and score them for careful recommendations to others?  We’re here to help! Continue reading

Something Special From Wisconsin

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Are you searching for Something Special from Wisconsin for the Holidays?

And your Something Special from Wisconsin should come with easy ordering, shipping with no hassles, no parking problems, no traffic, no lines and friendly customer service?  Well Santa’s helpers and elves at Wisconsnmade.com can help you just like they have helped so many others that love to find and give Wisconsinmade gifts. Continue reading

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