Category Archives: Kitchen

Imagine how good your coffee would taste in a Longberger cup!


Stories like this just make me happy.  I recently read in the Buffalo News that the Longaberger company is bringing production of its pottery back from the Middle Kingdom.  Longaberger has been making its signature woven baskets in Ohio since 1917.  Longaberger originally … Continue reading

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Low hanging fruit


Growing up, my family was never big on pies.  My mum was not much of a baker.  But when I got married, I married into a pie family.  The Bernoskis love pies, especially apple pies.  Apples are a big deal … Continue reading

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Well that makes it a lot easier!


Sometimes finding products you want that are made by members of our extended American family can be a bit of a struggle.  But thankfully, a lot of websites of well-known retailers are now including a “Made in America” search function … Continue reading

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Going to the cupboard


I am very excited to present my second video project with a fine American manufacturing firm.  Canyon Creek makes great kitchen, bathroom and any other kind of room cabinets in Monroe, Washington.  I had the good fortune to visit them … Continue reading

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Yeah, like I said!


For most of our history, the products Americans bought were made by other Americans.  Then, lots of American companies figured out that they could design products here, but could send the plans to factories in places like the Middle Kingdom, … Continue reading

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The secret formula to creating jobs in America!


It took me months to come up with. An untold amount of money was spent. I pulled several muscles during the effort. But I have finally discovered the secret formula to creating jobs for members of our extended American family. Are you … Continue reading

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Coming back to the old country


It seems everyone is talking about reshoring production from abroad back to our country.  Over the last week, two more articles have been published documenting the trend of American firms bringing production back to our shores and the reasons this trend … Continue reading

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Festus, be a darling and fetch me my cast iron skillet would you!


Gunsmoke was on TV for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975.  According to Wikipedia, at “the end of its run in 1975, Los Angeles Times columnist Cecil Smith wrote ‘Gunsmoke was the dramatization of the American epic legend of the … Continue reading

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A little of this, a little of that


We did our video shoot at McKinnon Furniture’s wood shop and showroom yesterday and it was a hoot.  My cameraman extraordinaire Johnathan Iishi and I spend the entire day with Sheila McKinnon and Theresa Schneider and their amazing craftspeople who … Continue reading

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All American Home


As most of you know, Diane Sawyer and ABC News began a great series last promoting the sale of Made in America products.  One of the features ABC News did introduced the country to Anders Lewendal, a builder in Bozeman, Montana who … Continue reading

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