Jessie Veeder

Jessie Veeder

Jessie is a singer/songwriter/writer and statewide columnist living on her family’s ranch near Watford City with her husband and daughter. She blogs at veederranch.com . Reach her at jessieveeder@gmail.com. (facebook.com/veederranch)

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    Confessions of a work-from-home-mom

    When I was pregnant with my daughter, I worked to have everything ready for her arrival. I had her tiny socks tucked away in a drawer, washcloths and bath soap stocked in the bathroom, the carseat base was properly installed and I even cleaned the oven for the first time in years. But I did […]

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    Quotable Kids: Kids talk cooking

    Elizabeth Dahl-11 5th Grade, Hope Christian Academy, Dickinson “I like my mom’s pasta carbonara,” said Elizabeth. “It’s pasta with cheese and bacon. There’s cream sauce with it and you can use long noodles so you can slurp them up. Last time mom made it was on our birthdays so we only had to help a […]

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    Grilling Season Wind-Down

    Spicy BBQ corn This easy-to-make recipe gives you delicious corn-on-the-cob that tastes very different from the traditional “boiled and buttered” method. Ingredients • 6 ears of corn • 1/2 cup olive oil • 1 tsp chili powder • 1 tsp cayenne pepper • 2 tsp hot sauce (Tabasco, Frank’s RedHot or Sriracha) • Salt and pepper Directions […]

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    Senior Photo Q and A

    How do I know if a photographer is the right fit for me? I always recommend going with a photographer whose past work you’ve liked and they seem to fit your style and personality. How far in advance should I book my senior picture appointment? Every photographers schedule is different, but I recommend booking your […]

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    Berries: A Powerful Food Choice

    Five health benefits of blueberries Blueberries make a low-calorie, high-flavor addition to breakfasts, desserts and snacks galore. Plus, these tiny berries boast a variety of health benefits. Here are five. Cancer prevention. Blueberries are full of powerful antioxidants—perhaps more so than any other fruit! This means they play a vital role in preventing certain types […]

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    Western North Dakota Adventures:

    Looking to get out of the house and enjoy summer with the kids? Don’t have time for a full blown vacation, but want to take your family on an adventure? Or maybe you just want to learn more about your community, see the sites and soak in the history and summer sun. Why not load […]

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