Author: USA Love List Guest

Stuff We Love, Made in Michigan

I was born and raised in Michigan, then roamed around to a few other states for about 16 years before resettling just 20 minutes south of one of Michigan’s borders – a border I cross every day to work in Michigan. When I tell people I’m from Michigan, they inevitably tell me that they have family in Kalamazoo or they went to school in Ann Arbor or they know someone from Detroit. And then I have to tell them, “Well, you see, I’m not from that part of Michigan. I’m from the U.P.” Then I would try to explain, using my...

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Stuff We Love, Made in Washington State

Are you ready for 10 Things We Love, Made in Washington State? You wish you could live in Washington State, I know.  Despite the fact that it rains a lot here, Washington is still one of the most beautiful states in the nation.  Washingtonians are very outdoorsy given our wonderful mountains, beautiful coastline and enchanting islands. On a great day, Washington looks like this. Most days however, Washington looks like this. Still, despite the weather, Washington is wonderful. The people here are friendly and many members of our extended American family in Washington make wonderful consumer products.  Here is...

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10 Things We Love, Made in Hawaii

Hawaii is a unique state, and not just because it is a tropical island chain and the birthplace of surfing. The state is literally in the middle of the biggest ocean in the world.   In terms of manufacturing and production, this means that anything that is manufactured here would either need raw materials grown here or imported.Then, the manufactured items would need to be sent back to the mainland for distribution.  Due to the high cost of land to grow raw materials combined with an expensive or inadequate labor force, it is usually going to be cheaper to...

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10 Things We Love – Made in Iowa

Iowa, in the heart of America’s heartland, is sometimes referred to as the “corn state,” but look past our famous cornfields, and you’ll find so much more. While our top ten made in Iowa list reflects our reputation as the “Food Capital of the World,” some of our favorite Iowa products may surprise you. Read on… 10 Things Made in Iowa Amana Furniture and Clocks  The Amana Furniture Shop has been continuously handcrafting American-made furniture and made in USA clocks produced in Iowa since 1855. Their attention to detail starts with experienced craftsmen hand-selecting every piece of solid hardwood and...

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Mushroom Stuffed London Broil Recipe: Cooking In a Cast Iron Skillet, American Made

Almost every piece of beef or fish I make in the oven is made in my Lodge cast iron skillets. Why? They turn out beautifully and go from stovetop to oven so easily.  I can put them in the oven on low heat or under the broiler and the pans are low maintenance. I can use any utensils in them and they clean up beautifully no matter what I cook in them. They don't warp, bend out of shape under high heat, and best of all they are made in the USA. Lodge cast iron is a family tradition...

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