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Holiday Shopping – Wisconsin Style

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. But each holiday season, I run into a bit of a conundrum – I love picking out gifts for my friends and family, but I can’t stand the craziness at the stores that has become the norm. Luckily for me, we live in an age where lots of great products are available online at the click of a button. Wisconsinmade is no different, as we offer tons of holiday gifts made in Wisconsin to fit every need. So let Wisconsinmade help you get your holiday shopping done early this year without having to worry about the crowds! Order soon to ensure delivery by Christmas.

Wisconsin Snacks Christmas Gift Basket

Wisconsin Snacks Christmas Gift Basket – A great assortment of ready-to-eat Wisconsin snacks by Elegant Arrangements by Maureen. The gift basket contains outstanding gourmet Wisconsin-made food products – a Holiday shaped cheddar cheese cutout such as a Christmas tree, beef salami, pretzels, mustard, cheddar cheese popcorn, trail mix, maple syrup, and toffee. This Wisconsin Snacks Christmas Gift Basket will be a perfect gift during the holiday season.

 

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Operation Gratitude 2017

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Displaying A.F..jpgWisconsinmade is proud to have partnered with Operation Gratitude for the 7th year running, and we are delighted by the support our customers and partner artisans have shown for our efforts to raise funds.  Veterans Day – November 11th – is a great opportunity to remember those that have served our country.

Founded in 2003, Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3), volunteer-based organization that  annually assembles and ships 250,000+ care packages to Veterans, Displaying 20170306_141659.jpgNew Recruits, First Responders, Wounded Heroes, Caregivers, and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Operation Gratitude’s mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $50 and $100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.8 Million Care Packages.

Gratitude and thanks also form the basis for our Thanksgiving celebrations. Wisconsinmade.com has many gifts to help you with your Thanksgiving preparations. Check out a couple of our Thanksgiving gift ideas below:

Thanksgiving Stuffed Kringle - Cranberry Pecan

Our Thanksgiving Stuffed Kringle is filled with the traditional Thanksgiving flavors of Cranberry and Pecan Pie. This delicious kringle by O & H Danish Bakery is made with tender, flaky pastry and is stuffed with extra filling of cranberries and pecans. Thanksgiving is that time of year for getting together, enjoying each other’s company, and eating a hearty meal. Thanksgiving Stuffed Kringle will be the perfect highlight of your Thanksgiving breakfast or dinner table.

Glenn's Smoked Pit Ham

Glenn’s Smoked Pit Hams are smoked with all natural hickory hardwood pellets, no oils, to give them a golden brown color and deep smoky flavor. Choose either a Half Ham, approximately 7-8 pounds, or a Whole Ham, approximately 14-16 pounds. The popular homemade ham is great for hot or cold sandwiches or sliced for dinner. Each Smoked Pit Ham by Glenn’s Market and Catering is fully cooked and ready to eat when it arrives. Perfect for the holidays, they can be shipped all over the country.

Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are days of gratitude and reflection for many of us.  We are grateful for many things including you our customers and fans of Wisconsinmade.com, and for all our artisan partners who provide quality products that are available on Wisconsinmade.com that are all Made with Pride and Passion in Wisconsin!

Breast Cancer Awareness and Wisconsinmade

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s a big time of year over at Wisconsinmade.com.  For the 17th year running, Wisconsinmade will be donating 10% of all internet sales from the month of October to support breast cancer awareness, research, and recovery. It’s an excellent and easy way for Wisconsinmade shoppers to show support through purchase of gourmet gifts and food. We at Wisconsinmade are proud of our long dedication and partnership with two excellent Wisconsin-based organizations that do wonderful work:

The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition brings Wisconsin voices together to stand up and speak out about breast cancer through education, collaboration, and legislation.

Breast Cancer Recovery‘s mission is to provide environments for women breast cancer survivors to heal emotionally.  All programs are designed and conducted by survivors for survivors.

So please help us support these fine organizations through your purchase of our special pink products or any of the other 2,200 items on Wisconsinmade.com.  You can even make Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas purchases now and request delayed delivery to a later date and your purchase will count towards our contribution. Below are a couple examples of our pink ribbon merchandise:

Racine Danish Kringles Pink Ribbon Gift BoxIn honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Racine Danish Kringles has created this Pink Ribbon Kringle to create awareness. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Order this Pink Ribbon Kringle and 10% of the proceeds of the sale will go to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation. Includes a Pink Ribbon to wear in support of the cause.

This Pink Ribbon Stepping Stone by Soozii’z QTZ would be a perfect addition to your garden Pink Ribbon Stepping Stoneor yard, or an eye-catching piece of art inside your home. The notable breast cancer awareness pink ribbon is outlined with small mirror and iridescent white pieces on a background of pastel colors. The pink ribbon stepping stone is available with an all weather brushed gold plaque that states Find the Cure or without the plaque.

 

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!

 

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!

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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

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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

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