Grandpa Shorter’s

With summer quickly starting to wind down I've been trying to cram in as much summer fun and activities as I can. This weekend was the Bayfront Festival here in Petoskey so much of our time was spent enjoying the activities at the Waterfront Park here in town. My husband is a police officer/fire f...
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Categories:  Recipes

Summer is just starting to wind down here in Northern Michigan, yes, I know it's hard to believe but sadly it will only be a matter of time (weeks!!) before August comes to an end. Summer festivals are all over the place to be enjoyed by young and old alike and several years ago, Petoskey's Bayfront...
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Categories:  Events, Petoskey

Hello, again! With summer in full swing I don't know about you but we grill outside several times a week. It's so nice being outside while the weather lasts. I always like to grill large packages of chicken all at once, too get more bang for my time grilling. We then use the grilled chicken the res...
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Categories:  Recipes

Hi, friends! today I'm back on the blog bringing you a yummy summertime-ish recipe to use up some of those fresh berry preserves. I stopped into Grandpa Shorter's a few weeks ago to look around and on my way out I grabbed a few jars of the Brownwood Farms Cherry Raspberry Preserves. We've had a ...
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Categories:  Recipes

It's almost the end of July here in Northern Michigan. I can't believe it's almost August. It feels like July just started! Back to school sales are already popping up everywhere and the last weekend in July marks a huge weekend for downtown Petoskey: Sidewalk Sales! This year will won't be like any...
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Categories:  Events, Petoskey, Shopping

We are pretty much halfway through summer here in gorgeous Northern Michigan. I know, I know, I feel like summer just started too!! I swear the kids just got out of school yesterday and I'm already seeing back-to-school sales everywhere. Don't get me wrong, I love me some back-to-shopping. I have a ...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Travel

I have a confession. I love ice cream. I can eat it any day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I actually try not to keep it in the house. The kids go nuts for it and then it's ice cream all around. 'Mom, what are we having for dinner??' Um, how about some ice cream. Kidding. Totally kiddi...
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Categories:  Recipes, Shopping

Hello, friends and welcome back! As you know, we started featuring a new employee every month on the blog. It's already the end of June and we are featuring another hard working Grandpa Shorter's employee of the month! Ever wonder how Grandpa Shorter's customer service is so fabulous? It's becau...
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Categories:  Employee Feature

Hi friends! Welcome back to another recipe here on the blog. If you've been following the Grandpa Shorter's blog for some time you know that I am all about food. Easy and delicious food. I absolutely love to be in the kitchen cooking and trying out new recipes, and sampling them of course, but so...
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Categories:  Recipes

Hello, friends and welcome back! As you may have noticed we started featuring a new employee every month on the blog. Well, I'll be honest, April got away from me so I'm at it and today on the blog we are featuring another hard working Grandpa Shorter's employee of the month! Ever wonder how Grand...
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Categories:  Employee Feature