Author: Jill Homiak, editor

Get Popping for National Popcorn Day with 7 Popcorn Brands We Love

We're celebrating National Popcorn Day this year on January 19 with our favorite popcorn flavors from seven American popcorn brands using American grown corn. These companies pack their popcorn here in the States supporting jobs that support your popcorn habit. What's not to love? Angie's Boomchickapop was born out of Dan and Angie Bastian's Minnesota garage and is now a BOOMing business that's popping (get it?) up across the nation's grocery shelves. They've made a limited edition, Holidrizzle Pumpkin Spice Popcorn. It tastes like cinnamon toast crunch cereal drizzled in white chocolate and sprinkled with pumpkin spice, without being cloyingly sweet. It's hard not to eat...

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In Honor of Cheese Lovers’ Day: 5 Made in USA Pimento Cheeses Worth Ordering

Do you like pimento cheese? We thought so. (Wait, if there is someone out there who has never heard of it, we promise, you'll love it.) We tried some really unique pimento spreads that we just had to share. They come from all over the country reflecting regional preferences, but they are all, of course, made in the USA. We wouldn't blame you if you ordered all five and had a pimento cheese party! Spicy White Cheddar from My Three Sons is the perfect blend of Vermont made extra sharp cheddar cheese with a spicy finishing kick. My Three...

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Ultimate Travel Packing List for Backpacking, Domestic, and International Travel

It's hard not to over- or under-pack. I've found that when I travel via car I over-pack. Then when I fly, I under-pack because I don't like feeling bogged down by my belongings. There has to be something in between, with a focus on essentials you might need, and wouldn't want to be stuck without. I've spent months thinking about this travel packing list and finding all American made traveling essentials that you'd need for any type of travel you might be doing. You'll be surprised that everything you need is available and made right here in the USA. Here's...

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The Best of Preppy Style, Made in USA

Preppy style is the quintessential American dress code. Clothing from iconic brands like Ralph Lauren, Lilly Pulitzer, and Tommy Hilfiger define American style. It's just too bad that their clothing isn't made here in the USA. Whether you're looking for men's, or women's clothing, there are lots of options for preppy, all American clothing that's made in the USA. Here are our top picks.  The Best of Preppy Style: Made in the USA Old Bull Lee: American Made Preppy Men's Fashion Quality, American made men's clothing made in the USA can be hard to come by these days. Old Bull Lee is...

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Whole30 Challenge Tips & Made in USA Foods For Your Whole30 Grocery List

What is the Whole30 challenge? It's the popular challenge where you only eat the most nutrient dense foods for 30 days. The idea is that you'll reconnect with what you're eating. It's not a diet, and it's not about losing weight. I did lose inches though, and also noticed that my skin glowed. Those are great results, right? I've just started my fourth round of the Whole30 challenge. While I see many people have lost weight on the challenge, I'm not doing the challenge for that reason, but rather to detox from all the binge eating I've been doing recently,...

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