Archive for the ‘Seasonal’ Category

Should I use snow tires in Milwaukee?

Friday, December 18th, 2020
Car tire on a winter road

Snow Tire Safety Recommendations for Wisconsin Roads

One of the most dangerous parts of living in Wisconsin is winter driving. The long, cold, and snowy Wisconsin winters can make what used to be routine drives a perilous endeavor. Slipping and sliding on snow and ice is simply not ideal for safety.

The main rule to follow to stay safe on Wisconsin winter roads is to drive slowly and cautiously. However, there are a variety of other steps individuals can take to make their winter drive safer. One of these is by putting snow tires on their vehicle. Should snow tires be used during winter in Milwaukee?


What maintenance should I perform on my vehicle during fall in Wisconsin?

Monday, October 19th, 2020
A mechanic works on the underside of a vehicle, overlayed on a backdrop of fall leaves

Fall Vehicle Care and Maintenance Tips for the Milwaukee Area

Fall has arrived. This means cooler weather, bright fall colors, and fresh, crisp leaves. Another, less-publicized aspect of fall, however, is the pre-winter ritual of vehicle maintenance.

It’s important to have one’s vehicle in tip-top condition before the winter hits. This is especially important here in the Milwaukee area, where we’re beset by both the notoriously savage Wisconsin winters and, for many of us, the rigors of city driving.

What fall maintenance should one have performed on their vehicle in order to be ready for winter?


What delicious fall foods should I try in Milwaukee?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Pac-Man eats a line of oil-painted pumpkins with a city and autumn leaf backdrop

Autumnal Treats in Brew City

Fall is here, and it has once again brought with it that special sweater-wrapped, cider-scented, chilled breeze aesthetic that’s really hard not to like (as much as the cynics among us may try). In Wisconsin, this beautiful season is fleeting. One way to best take advantage of it while it’s here (and fully imbibe the autumn vibes into one’s soul) is by eating some special fall foods.

We looked to our good friends over at Milwaukee Mag for some ideas of consumables to track down. Peruse below, and may the leaves fall ever in your favor!


Where are good spots to go camping in the Milwaukee area?

Friday, July 31st, 2020
A man happily struts through the forest

Varied Camping Area Suggestions near Milwaukee, WI

In this era of COVID-19, many of our usual summer activities are simply off the table. Thankfully, one avenue still open is attending a campground in a safe, responsible manner. When doing so, be sure to stay safe; wear masks when indoors (and outdoors whenever adequate social distancing is not possible) and follow all the rules of Governor Evers’ latest mandate.

To help stimulate some ideas on where to head, we’ve compiled a few (relatively) local choices below. The first two are our “hip” choices (with the first being a clothing-optional location), and the latter two are more traditional. Explore and see what you think! The experience and adventure are the important elements, if you ask us.


How to Have the Best Super Bowl Sunday Party

Monday, January 27th, 2020
San Francisco football stadium full of fans watching nfl football game

The Best Food to Serve at a Super Bowl Sunday Party

Although the Green Bay Packers won’t be playing in the 54th Super Bowl, most of America will be watching the game on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020. This year, the San Francisco 49ers will be playing the Kansas City Chiefs. If you are hosting a Super Bowl Sunday party at your house, you’ll need the best food to serve before and during the game. Keep reading for our personal favorite foods for a fun Super Bowl Sunday.


Snow Plowing Options for Your Ford Pickup

Friday, January 17th, 2020
red ford truck plowing snow

What Kind of Truck Do You Need to Plow Snow? 

Winter brings with it a whole lot of cold and a whole lot of snow, and with all of that comes a whole lot of work. Perhaps you have a particularly long driveway or you own a business. Either way, you may have some extreme snow removal work ahead of you when the winter months arrive, and taking a little hand shovel to the job just won’t cut it.  


Know What to Carry in Your Car This Winter

Monday, December 30th, 2019
Snow plow on snowy road with car behind it and text below saying Know What To Carry in Your Car This Winter

Preparing a Winter Safety Kit

Winter in Wisconsin can be very intense. One day the weather will be clear, the next day it rains, the following it snows and suddenly, safe driving conditions deteriorate. You never know what can happen while you’re traveling through winter conditions. This is why it is important to stay prepared and know what to carry in your car this winter. Also, you should know how to get your vehicle ready for cold weather and snow.


How to Give Back to the Milwaukee, WI Community this Holiday Season

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Wood table with ornaments and lights on top with text that says Give Back to the Milwaukee, WI community this Holiday Season

Places to Volunteer, Donate Clothes and Help the Community in Milwaukee County

During the holiday season, many people like to give back to their community by volunteering or donating to the less fortunate. There are plenty of ways to help your community, especially during the holiday season. Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city and has a very large population of people below the poverty level, along with many charities and organizations that work toward bettering their lives. Check out the lists below to find places to volunteer, donate to local food pantries and donate clothes. (more…)

Everything You Need for a Delicious Thanksgiving Meal

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Table from left to right, yam casserole, pumpkin, cranberry sauce and turkey with Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes text and white box over top

Delicious Thanksgiving Meal Recipes

If you’re hosting your family Thanksgiving, there’s a lot of pressure on you. You have to consider which dishes are a staple of a traditional Thanksgiving meal and prepare a wide variety of food. One thing that simplifies cooking the Thanksgiving meal is having quick recipes that taste delicious. Luckily, we have simple, delicious recipes that will make preparing for your family’s Thanksgiving meal a breeze. Read below and we’ll walk you through each course of the Thanksgiving meal. (more…)

Get Your Vehicle Ready for Cold Weather and Snow

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Cars on street covered in snow with how to prepare your car for winter in text above

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Whether you’re ready or not, winter is closer than you think. We’ve already had the first snow fall of the season and temperatures have dropped. It’s important to keep your car in tip-top shape during winter months so you can consistently rely on it. What can you do to get your car ready for winter and prepare for the most intense season of the year? Even though we can’t persuade Mother Nature to skip this snowy season, we can prepare and get our cars ready for the cold weather. (more…)