Author Archive: sjerickson

Summer Cocktail Cupcakes

It’s finally warm in Minnesota! I didn’t think we were ever going to warm up here. It’s been so nice to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. Apparently Pinterest is in summer mode also because I have been seeing a lot of suggestions for summer cocktails. Reading the recipes made me think that it would …

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Easy One Pot Chicken Dinner

If you are looking for a quick and easy chicken dinner here’s a good one for you. I made it up a few days ago with items I found in the cupboard. It turned out really good and my hubby even took the leftovers for lunch the next day. Fair warning, I still cook like …

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I Am Me

Lately it seems like everyone has to identify themselves in one category or another. There’s one movement after another, one cause after another. It feels like we are being forced to pick a label and conform to a certain stereotype within these labels. I’ve been thinking about this a lot and I have come to …

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Oznei Haman ~ Purim Cookies

A long time ago, about 2,500 years ago, there was a really bad guy named Haman. He was the adviser to the King of Persia. As with many politicians the advise Haman gave the King was mostly for his own personal gain and he would manipulate the King into getting things to work his way. …

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My Creations of 2018

Can you believe it’s March 11th? It’s almost spring and I haven’t blogged anything in ages. I think it’s time to share with you some of the things we created last year, before this year is finished! 2018 was very full of election campaign duties, (sadly our guy lost); birthdays, (my 55th among them); baby …

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Why I Support Rep. Jim Newberger For US Senate

For most of my life I was never really interested in politics. Growing up I watched politicians come and go and came to the conclusion that if you were in politics you were probably a power hungry person, willing to say anything to be elected and then promptly forgetting everything that you’d promised to the …

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Let Freedom Reign

This year the 4th of July is a little different for me. We didn’t have the big family barbecue. No picnic, boating or fireworks. Today I went to Princeton, Minnesota to see The Vietnam Veterans Memorial – The Moving Wall. I have always wanted to visit the wall. It holds deep meaning for me as …

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My Tim Tam Adventure

One of the things I enjoyed most about growing up in the military was the ability we had to travel the world and visit so many different countries. The world is a beautiful place and like my dad always said, “To have a friend you must be a friend”, and he always managed to find …

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We the People of 2018

I couldn’t sleep last night. My mind just kept going around and around. The 2018 Legislative session is about to get going and I’m still working to better my Cottage Food Law bill. Of course one thought led to another and I started to think about the upcoming precinct caucuses which will be taking place …

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Mmmmm Worms!

Recently I took my granddaughter to the newly opened Mills Fleet Farm in our neighboring town. They had just put out the Halloween candy so she decided we needed to bake cupcakes with gummy worms. We spent a few days discussing how these amazing cupcakes should look. She takes her cake designs very seriously. She …

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