LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Iím excited to bring you the autumn issue of Michigan HOME and Lifestyle magazine. With this, my first issue at the magazine, I look forward to reader feedback as we begin a transformation. Itís appropriate really, as fall is about change and thatís what youíll see in this issue. It wonít all be immediate, and some will be invisible to you, the reader, but know that weíre working hard in the background to improve an already good magazine, and make it even better.
With this issue youíll notice a few design changes as well as the addition of three segments in each regional section. Focus OnÖ will look at one regional business that we think offers great products or services that tie to the magazine focus; Out and About will offer information on something interesting or fun to do in your region during the issue months. The section Iím probably most excited about is Building Community. This new segment will focus on one or two regional nonprofits whose mission we support. We believe that it is the responsibility of the community to come together and help those in need and we hope that with this information, youíll consider getting involved.
Another big part of this autumn issue is the annual Northern Michigan NKBA Kitchen Tour. Seven beautiful kitchens around Northern Michigan are participating in the Tour this year and weíre happy to preview them here, in our pages, for you. The actual Tour takes place on October 17th and we encourage you to head out and walk through each one of them. So grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and dig in. Enjoy the autumn issue of Michigan HOME and Lifestyle!

Kathy Stone
Managing Editor

AUTUMN FEATURES



NKBA Kitchen Tour
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Michigan Microbrew
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Rainy Day Family Fun
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Setting Your Fall Table
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AUTUMN RECIPES


Kona Cinnamon Balsamic Sirloin
Seasonal Grille
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Banana Chocolate Bread Pudding
Texas Corners Brewing Co.
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Pan Fried Chicken Schnitzel
Sullivanís Black Forest
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Butternut Squash Risotto
Grey GablesRestaurant & Catering
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Pork Belly Confit & Field Green Salad
The Riverside Inn
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Vernales Restaurant
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AUTUMN FEATURES

Seasonal Grille
150 W State Street
Hastings
269-948-9222
www.seasonalgrille.com

Texas Corners Brewing Co.
6970 Texas Drive
Kalamazoo
269-870-7724
www.TexasCornersBrewingCompany.com

Sullivan's Black Forest
281 Heinlein Strasse
Frankenmuth
989-652-6060
www.blackforestbrewhaus.net

Grey GablesRestaurant & Catering
308 Belvedere Ave.
Charlevoix
231-547-9261
www.greygablesinn.com

The Riverside Inn
302 River Street
Leleand
231-256-9971
www.theriverside-inn.com

Vernales Restaurant
3018 M-119
Harbor Springs
231-242-47777
www.vernales.com