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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    Homemade desserts capture the spirit of Valentines Day

    Restaurant reservations, red roses and sparkling jewelry all are par for the course on Valentine’s Day. However, nothing may epitomize the holiday more than a decadent chocolate treat. When heart-shaped chocolate boxes are not enough, resourceful gifters can turn to homemade desserts to really capture the spirit of Valentine’s Day. This recipe for “Hot Cocoa […]

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    For better or for worse

    Twelve years ago I said “I do” in front of a big oak tree that had likely been growing roots on our ranch for close to 80 years. I stood beside a twenty-three year old man who I’d known since I was twelve years old, I held his hand and I made a promise to […]

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    Let’s Eat Cake!

    At Prairie Parent, we believe every celebration calls for cake. And these days, gourmet and theme cakes are everywhere, even (and most fun) at children’s birthday parties! Two local bakers have taken the cake game to a new level and are ready to help make your cake dreams come true.   The Cake Life 238 […]

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    Christmas Card, O Christmas Card!

    Capturing the perfect Christmas card photo can be a challenge when kids are involved, but sometimes that magical moment just creates itself! Readers show us that the season can bring out the most memorable expressions. Winning Cover Photo submitted by Jessica Haak Edlund of Jamestown, ND of children Kenlee, Alyse, Marshall, Lily. Photo by Lisa […]

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    How to take a Christmas card photo

    Step 1: Set unrealistic expectations. To properly achieve this, head to your favorite mom blog to find that she has already published a series of her perfectly groomed clan in matching Christmas jammies decorating the tree, laughing. hugging and looking like they love one another while reaching to put the star on top. And if […]

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    Show them how to be grateful

    At the end of November, two days after Thanksgiving, my oldest and first daughter, Edie, will turn three. And almost three, apparently, is the age when you become aware of your birthday and what it means, because for the past month or so, birthdays have been the big topic of conversations at our house. Her […]

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    Grilled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bacon S’mores

    Save the tricks for another time; this Halloween is all about the treats. Halloween parties are par for the course, and spooktacular hosts and hostesses want to serve their guests something special. Enter a dessert hybrid that layers various flavors to create a masterpiece that simply works. This recipe for “Grilled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bacon […]

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    Celebrate Fall with Hand Print Paint Pumpkins

    Fall is here and so are the pumpkins. My little sister, Alex, came over to visit and brought with her this fun, easy and adorable fall themed art project. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the season and commemorate your little one’s growth. Alex had plans to send her one-year-old’s cute handprint pumpkin to her […]

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    Ask not what your community can do for you

    Last week I helped plan a welcome event in my hometown of Watford city. On a Friday afternoon, before a home High School Football game, nearly 600 people came through the doors of our community center. And the purpose wasn’t to shop or be convinced of anything, but to show them what our community has […]

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