Life is busy in Orleans, Michigan, where Nicholas and Carley Manning raise their five children and pursue an active, on-the-go lifestyle. Summers in Orleans for the Manning family mean a schedule chock-full of hiking, camping, tubing and spending as much time outdoors as possible, but there is nothing like a family cookout to bring everyone together. That’s where Litehouse comes in...


Being a proud employee owner and avid consumer, no cookout is complete without Homestyle Ranch, Old Fashioned Caramel Dip and Instantly Fresh Herbs. The kids will eat just about anything dipped in Homestyle Ranch, or better yet, caramel!


Maintaining an active presence in the local community is also important to the Manning family. Despite everyone’s busy schedules, the Manning family still makes time to regularly volunteer at senior community activities, attend the county fair and fundraise for their eldest daughter Hayley’s cheerleading team.

Litehouse is like a second family...There for you through the good times and the bad.

Nicholas Manning

Manning Family Picnic Pasta Salad

This family favorite is easy to prepare and amazingly versatile. You can add any fresh veggies available and serve it warm or chilled. Picnic anyone?