Some of our favorite made-in-Michigan products

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click to enlarge Some of our favorite made-in-Michigan products
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Steenstra's Almond Cookies
Available statewide at Meijer
These brittle, gingery cookies baked with slivers of almonds and a hint of cinnamon and clove were a classic when your grandmother was a baby. They are based on a Dutch recipe that comes by way of western Michigan, where many hail from Holland. They've remained a classic ever since the 1920s, with the only ups and downs being the motion of the cookies as they're dunked in milk. The brand is now managed by a larger firm, but the little orange packages of cookies are guaranteed to fill you with the same warm, fuzzy feelings when your pajamas had feet on them.

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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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