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Holiday Shopping help


Swiss Holiday Stollen

What is the difference between Holiday shopping at the mall and shopping online?

Parking lots, Slush, cold rain, Oh my!

Endless lines, delays, and fees, Oh My!

But there is help at hand.  Santa’s helpers and the elves at Wisconsinmade.com can make it all much more joyous, without the cold, lines and pain.  From the warmth of your home or office just log into Wisconsinmade.com and select from our broad choices of holiday food, apparel, books, cheese boxes and more.  Send them directly to your recipients with a gift card and holiday messages or send to yourself.  Specify the week you want it delivered.  All of your recipients can be processed in one order, check out and you’re done!  Oh My!

Meanwhile maybe a little Brahms or Beethoven in the background, fire in the fireplace, an adult beverage, some candles.  This is what shopping should be like.  Quiet, peaceful, private and done.


Cranberry and cheese Christmas tree coffee cake and kringle combo


hand decorated Christmas cookies

Did you pick the German Holiday Stollen, the Danish Kringle or maybe a tin of homemade cookies?  The beautiful tree coffee cake and kringle combo?  A spring flower bulb combo?  Or one of our popular traditional Wisconsinmade cheese and sausage gift boxes that fit as just right for those on your gift list?  All conveniently available 24 hours a day at Wisconsinmade.com, or during normal business hours you can call the elves directly and they would be glad to help.  877-WIS-MADE (877-947-6233)

So… less stress… more accomplished in less time .. delightful gifts easily delivered.  Life is good.

With all this extra available time you have saved…make yourself a treat.

Frosted Pecans

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound pecans
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  1. In a bowl mix together, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. Place pecans in another large bowl.
  3. In a separate small dish combine the egg white and water.
  4. Pour egg and water mixture over pecans and mix well.
  5. Pour dry ingredient mixture over pecans and mix until all pecans are well coated.
  6. Spread pecans on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes.

You have to make those yourself – we do not have them available on Wisconsinmade.com.

But for all of your quiet, peaceful holiday shopping needs we are ready to help with quality products that are all Made with Pride and Passion in Wisconsin






Wisconsin Plate


Grilled Brats

It turns out that we are not the only ones having fun with Wisconsin foods.  Taylor Hicks is hosting a new series this fall called State Plate.  The winner of season five on “American Idol” is traveling to states to find specific foods for which each state is known.  He has recently visited Wisconsin looking for classic Wisconsin foods that represent our heritage and our iconic food items.  On his tour he had great fun meeting our state’s producers of five of our delightful edibles.  He has specifically explored our:


Danish Kringle

  • Cheese curds
  • Sheboygan Bratwurst
  • German Sauerkraut
  • BooYah in Green Bay
  • Danish Kringle from Racine

As he travels around the states he plans to visit I am sure the Wisconsin treats will be his favorite.  We thank Taylor and the folks at State Plate for visiting our state and for presenting our special treats to their audience. Make sure to tune in this Friday at 8pm CT!

Racine Kringle and Richland County tour

Tour Racine (Kringle Capitol) and Richland counties in Wisconsin with Edible Antics on tour posting virtual culinary tour entries from Wisconsin counties in alphabetical order.  We are finding the special Supper Clubs, bakeries, meat markets, breweries, bike trails, wineries, bed and breakfasts, parks, attractions and anything we think you might enjoy in each county we visit.  We’ll post to our Edible Antics recommendations for each county.

This week we continue our Wisconsin counties virtual culinary tour in Racine and Richland counties looking for edibles and adventures.  These two counties have more in common than just being in alphabetical order.  World famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed a number of buildings in Racine County for the family owners of the Johnson Wax Company.  Richland County is the birthplace of this famous architect.

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Final Christmas push

Not done yet?  Still have a few more on your list?  What to do?

Shipping deadlines to arrive before Christmas for many items have pasted.


Pecan and Raspberry Kringles

But orders through Dec. 20th for Kringle will ship on the 21st and should arrive almost everywhere by the 24th.

Additionally the Wisconsinmade.com  “month club” gifts feature monthly deliveries of selected items and are announced to the recipient via a mailing that lets them know about the coming months gifts.


Wisconsinmade cheese and sausage


The available month clubs from Wisconsinmade.com include:


Wisconsinmade gift card

And the Wisconsinmade gift cards can be delivered by US mail or electronically via email in minutes.

The entire team at Wisconsinmade and all of our Artisan partners wish you and your families a Merry Christmas.  When you share these treats remember they were all

Made With Pride and Passion in Wisconsin

Christmas in the Air

Capitol tree 2012

Wisconsin State Capitol bulding rotunda Christmas tree

Here in Wisconsin winter is usually a bit longer than some of us would prefer.  But this year in mid-December the temps are in the 40’s.  There is no snow on the ground.  Walks outdoors around the neighborhood are pleasant.  And each pleasant day like this gets us one day closer to March.


Wisconsin cheese and sausage gifts

Christmas decorations are up everywhere.  Holiday sales are in full swing.  All of Santa’s helpers and elves at Wisconsinmade.com are busy working on filling all of Santa’s wishes.

Pride logo

Wisconsin Cheese Pride

Cheeses and cookies are some of Santas favorites.  Wisconsin is proud of its long tradition of producing the finest cheeses in America. Choose from a wide selection of cheese gift boxes all set for shipping for Christmas.


New Glarus Bakery Butter Cookie assortment







And cookies too!

Do you make your own?

Do you make Snickerdoodles?


Snickerdoodle cookies gift box

Snickerdoodles are best made with the help of a 5 or 6 year old assistant.

Here is the Betty Crocker version of the recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies:


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose or unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • 2. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • 3.  Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Christmas hand decorated sugar cookies

Do you make cut out decorated Christmas sugar cookies?  Someone once said that decorating sugar cookies is fun – up until the third cookie.  Wisconsinmade.com has a nice selection of handmade decorated Christmas Sugar Cookies for you.  No hassle, no cleanup.

Add a kringle and coffee cake Christmas morning treat.

And a nice hickory smoked ham  for Christmas dinner.

Over 2,000 gift ideas conveniently available 24 hours a day shipped directly to Santa’s designated delivery location.  Santa knows that all of this quality Wisconsinmade.com Christmas cheer is

Made With Pride and Passion in Wisconsin.®

Pink Wisconsin Food


Pink Breast Cancer support Kringle

Is it true?  Does food taste better in October if it is pink?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Wisconsinmade is proud of our long dedication to the fundraising efforts supporting research and recovery of two Wisconsin based organizations.

The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition brings Wisconsin voices together to stand up and speak out about breast cancer with:

  • Education – Spotlighting critical breast cancer issues
  • Collaboration – Empowering through strategic alliances
  • Legislation – Influencing policymaking

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.


Pink support cookies

So join us by selecting from 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.

Help us support these fine organizations through your purchase of something pink or anything else on Wisconsinmade.com where all the items are

Made with Pride and Passion in Wisconsin

6 Wisconsin Ethnic Bakeries

Wisconsin’s European settlers came from a number of countries that were homes to delicious baking traditions.  As a result Wisconsin is blessed with surviving ethnic bakeries that carry on this tradition.  As you travel around Wisconsin stop and visit some of these.  I think six of the best are:

  1. Swiss traditional breads, cookies and Holiday Stollen shine at the New Glarus
    New Glarus Angie

    New Glarus Bakery owner Angie with fresh bread

    Bakery in New Glarus Wisconsin. Busy favorite of locals and visitors alike,  Visit if you are nearby.

  2. Norwegian specialties like rosettes, krumkake, sandbakkel and berlina kranser are featured at the Fosdal Home Bakery in Stoughton, Wisconsin.
  3. German favorites like Black Forest Tort, dense breads, desserts and chocolate truffles are the core of a broad selection at Clasen’s European Bakery in Middleton, Wisconsin.
  4. Danish pastries and cakes are the favorites at O&H Danish Bakery in Racine, Wisconsin. Kringle has long been a Danish favorite and is also now a Wisconsin favorite.

    pecan kringle O&H

    O&H Pecan Kringle

  5. Czech pastries can be found at Tom’s Pastry Shoppe in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. You can find kolache’s and buhuite here along with other old-world goodies.
  6. Swedish items are the stock in trade at
    Rowleys bay bakery

    Gnandma’s Swedish Bakery at Rowley’s Bay Resort

    Grandma’s Swedish Bakery located at the Rowley’s Bay Resort near Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. Open mid-May to mid-October their Swedish Limpa bread, cardamom coffee cake, Swedish Rye and their famous pecan rolls are all customer favorites.

If you can’t visit them some selections from the New Glarus Bakery and O&H Danish Bakery are available on Wisconsinmade.com.

Wisconsinmade.com bakery link

What are your favorite ethnic pastries?

5 Reasons To Wake Up With Wisconsin Coffee

When you think of Wisconsin you think of cheese and bratwurst, but maybe you should think of coffee! That’s right, Wisconsin makes some awesome java and other great coffee related treats. Here are 5 of my favorites.


1. Berres Brothers – Berres Brothers makes flavored coffees in every variety you’ve ever heard of, and some you haven’t. Enjoy classic flavors like chocolate mint or vanilla nut, or try something new like streusel cake or my personal favorite, Highlander grogg. A Berres Brothers samples makes a fabulous gift. Shop for samplers here.

2. Kringle- Coffee and Kringle are a perfect pair. Kringles have layers of flaky pastry, a sweet filling and icing on top. They flavor resembles the Danish breakfast pastries you’re used to, but the size will impress you… a Kringle can serve 8-12 people! Kringles ship nationwide at Wisconsinmade.com.

3. Wisconsin Coffee of the Month Club- A coffee of the month club subscription makes the ultimate gift for a coffee fanatic. Each month, the lucky recipient of the coffee club will get a package shipped to their door with a different type of Wisconsin coffee. Sign up the coffee lover in your life here.

4. Door County Coffee, now in K-Cups! – Coffee drinkers love the energy boost their favorite beverage provides, so it’s not surprising that many of them are on the go and want their coffee fast! That’s where the Keurig comes in. It’s a special coffee brewer that uses pre-portioned coffee containers called K-Cups. K-cups eliminate the need to measure grounds or use filters, making the coffee brewing process easier and cleaner. One of my favorite Wisconsin coffee companies, Door County Coffee, now offers their coffee in K-cups- shop here!

5. Espresso Oreo Ice Cream – The Chocolate Shoppe in Wisconsin prides themselves on the crazy flavors they come up with, and Espresso Oreo is the perfect example. This tasty concoction has espresso flavored ice cream and “heaps of oreos”. I don’t know about you but that’s my favorite way to eat Oreos- in heaps!

5 Reasons The Kringle Deserves To Be The Wisconsin State Pastry


We’re famous for our politics here in Wisconsin, but legislators put their disagreements aside to make the Kringle the state pastry of Wisconsin. The staff at Wisconsinmade.com couldn’t be more thrilled! Here are five reasons why we think the Kringle deserves to be the Wisconsin state pastry:

1. The flakey layers. The layers are the key to an out-of-this-world delicious Kringle, and no self respecting Racine bakery would make a Kringle with less than 32 layers of golden, flakey pastry. That’s why it takes a skilled baker to construct the perfect Kringle. More on that later.

2. The history. Bakers practice the special skill of Kringle crafting in Racine, Wisconsin, a town that fancies itself the Kringle Capital of the World. Immigrants from Denmark settled in Racine, and began making Kringles based on their Danish baking traditions. The Danish bakeries set up their ovens in Racine,Wisconsin, including O & H Danish Bakery, where the Olsen family has been making Kringles for over 60 years.

3. The variety. Traditionally, bakers make Kringles in an oval shape and use fillings like raspberry, apple or pecan, but more recently bakers have started getting creative. Heart-shaped Kringles with pink icing often appear on Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, and Kringles topped with green and gold sprinkles are a favorite among Packer fans during football season.

4. Kringles make great gifts.  At Wisconsinmade.com we fancy ourselves gift  giving experts, and when we need to give gifts to our friends, we often send a Kringle. We’ve noticed that we see an influx of Kringe orders at Christmas time since they are unique, sharable, and loved by all. We rarely meet anyone who doesn’t love a Kringle.

5. You can enjoy a freshly baked Wisconsin Kringle anywhere in the continental USA.  The former state pastry, the cream puff, is dairy filled and quintessentially Wisconsin, but at Wisconsinmade.com, our passion is sending a taste of Wisconsin to the rest of the USA. Try as we might, cream puff’s just don’t travel well. Kringles, on the other hand, travel splendidly. Bakeries in Racine bake them daily and the staff at Wisconsinmade.com works hard to send them to Kringle fans nationwide.

Sorry if I’ve made you hungry, but don’t worry, with a few clicks you can have a Kringle on its way to your door!

Image via O & H Bakery on Facebook

Rhubarb Season – The Best Rhubarb Foods From Wisconsin

Rhubarb season is upon us! My memories of rhubarb come from a visit to my Grandma’s house. She grew rhubarb in her garden and it resembeled a red stalk of celery. She cooked it up with sugar for a sort of tart apple sauce like concoction, without the apples. My rhubarb experience has expanded and I’ve tried some other tasty rhubarb foods like these:

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie- One of the most common ways to serve rhubarb is baked up in a pie with strawberries like this Strawberry Rhubarb Pie by Bea’s Ho-made Pies, a Wisconsin company based in Door County. If you want to taste Bea’s pie for yourself, you can have one shipped to your door from Wisconsinmade.com.

Vodka Cosmo Cranberry Rhubarb Jam -The artisans at Spirit of Wisconsin know how to combine fruit and Wisconsin-made liquors to create amazing jams, relishes and preserves.  The Vodka Cosmo Cranberry Rhubarb Jam- try to say that ten times fast! – comes in a elegant gift box with other fun spreads and dips. This makes a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries or even a Wisconsin wedding.

Rhubarb Kringle – A Kringle is a giant Danish pastry that is shaped like an oval and filled with scrumptious fillings. Fruit filled kringles are always a favorite and rhubarb kringles are only available for a limited time during rhubarb season, so have one shipped directly from the bakery to your door while you can.

Rhubarb Syrup – Sour rhubarb and bitter hops come together to create this unique syrup by Quince and Apple. The Tasting Table in Chicago tried it and said “good luck keeping this on the shelves!” because they loved it so much. You can add it to sparkling wine, soda water or your own cocktail creation.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy rhubarb?


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