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Big Dan's Favorites: In the kitchen and around town
A shared appreciation for some of the simpler things in life!

With a jolly attitude and a big appetite, Big Dan shares some of his favorite local events, Internet sites and even a few recipies.

Good Cookin'
Big Dan's wife, Ms. Margo, is busy in the kitchen trying different recipies. Big Dan can't wait to taste them all to see which ones he likes best.
Small Peach cake
1 cup Sugar 1 tbsp flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon 6 peaches: pitted, peeled & sliced
1/4 cup butter softened 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg 1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk
In a large bowl combine the 1 cup sugar, 1 tbsp flour, cinnamon and peaches. Toss to coat. Place in a greased 8 inch square baking pan. in another large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat the egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Drop by spoonfuls onto the peaches and spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Local Events
[ http://www.blossomtimefestival.org ]   Blossomtime Festival
[ http://vanburenyouthfair.com/ ]   Van Buren County 4H Fair July 17-22, 2017
[ http://colomapeachfest.com/ ]   Coloma Glad Peach Festival August 4-6, 2017
[ http://www.blueberryfestival.com ]   National Blueberry Festival August 10-13, 2017
[ http://www.bcyf.org/ ]   Berrien County Youth Fair August 14-19, 2017
[ http://www.wineandharvestfestival.com/ ]   Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival September 8-10, 2017
[ http://www.fourflagsapplefestival.org/ ]   Niles Apple Festival Sept. 28 - October 1, 2017

Local Attractions
[ http://www.michiganflywheelers.org/ ]   Michigan Flywheelers Museum (Antique Tractor Show Sept. 7-10, 2017)
[ http://www.hartfordmotorspeedway.net/ ]   Hartford Speedway (dirt track races)
[ http://www.karmavista.com/ ]   Karma Vista Vineyards & Winery
[ http://www.stjulian.com/ ]   St. Julian Winery
[ http://www.taborhill.com/ ]   Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant
[ http://www.curiouskidsmuseum.org/ ]   Curious Kids Museum
[ http://www.krasl.org/ ]   Krasl Art Center
[ http://www.kalhaventrail.org/ ]   Kal-Haven Trail (Bike trail)
[ http://www.laneautomotive.com/ ]   Lane Automotive (Performance Parts)
[ http://www.berriencounty.org/parks/ ]   Berrien County Parks
[ http://swmichigan.org/beaches.htm ]   Beautiful local beaches
[ http://www.berriencounty.org/parks/ ]   Silver Beach Park
[ http://www.pawpawlakegolfcourse.com/ ]   Paw Paw Lake Golf Course
[ http://www.shermanicecream.com/ ]   Sherman's Dairy Bar (Ice Cream)
[ http://www.talltimberstreefarm.com/ ]   Tall Timbers Christmas Tree Farm
[ http://www.grandpasorchard.com/ ]   Grandpa's Orchard Fruit Tree Sales
[ http://www.forfruittrees.com/ ]   Moser Fruit Tree Sales
[ http://www.fourwindscasino.com/ ]   Four winds Casino
[ http://www.harborcountry.org/warrendunes/ ]   Warren Dunes State Park
[ http://www.chocolategarden.com/ ]   Chocolate Garden (Handmade Truffles)

Internet Sites
[ http://www.swmichigan.org ]   South-West Michigan Tourist Council
[ http://www.michiganapples.com ]   Michgan Apples
[ http://www.weather.com ]   Weather.com Forcast for Hartford, MI
[ http://www.michigan.org ]   Travel Michigan
[ http://www.vbco.org/ ]   Things to do in Van Buren County
[ http://www.hartfordmichigan.com/ ]   Hartford, Mi community
[ http://www.southhaven.org/ ]   South Haven, Mi Visitors Bureau
[ http://www.bigdans.com/search/ ]   More Links from Big Dan


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