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Friday 10/23/2020
Witch crash cupcakes

When my kiddo was little (and even before I had a kid, to be honest) I used to delight in decorating my house for Halloween.

Posted: October 23, 2020
Friday 10/16/2020
Sheet pan chicken teriyaki

Lately the hubby and I have been doing a lot of cooking on the weekends to make plenty of leftovers for midweek – which has especially come in handy since I’ve been out of town or in training (or both) much of the past three weeks.

Posted: October 16, 2020
Friday 10/09/2020
Spicy chicken & pasta

Both my kiddo and I have what’s known in our family as the Swenson nose. This feature, passed down through my grandma Gladys’ side of the family, is – aesthetically speaking – a positive.

Posted: October 09, 2020
Friday 10/02/2020
Flourless fudgy cookies

When I was younger, my family lived in Wimbledon, N.D., a small farming community west of the Red River Valley. My grandpa was one in a long line of farmers, so I was used to seeing the rolling hills of ripening wheat, barley and sunflowers as harvest was nearing.

Updated: October 02, 2020 - 7:22 am
Friday 09/25/2020
Paella stir-fry

Some of our favorite family recipes began as happy accidents in the kitchen, including this inadvertent stir-fry.

Posted: September 25, 2020
Friday 09/18/2020
Sprinkle-topped fudgy brownies

My son, Jack, celebrates his 11th birthday this week. It seems like just yesterday we were planning a big Mickey Mouse-themed bash for his second birthday after having recently moved to Hillsboro, but nine years later, things have changed.

Posted: September 18, 2020
Friday 09/11/2020
Apple-walnut coffee cake

I crave all things apple this time of year, which is probably nature’s way of telling me apples are in season. I don’t know that any recipe will ever top classic apple pie in my book, but I aim to keep trying. However, as I was flipping through a selection of recipes recently, I had a problem: ev...

Posted: September 11, 2020
Friday 09/04/2020
Erickson-style baked beans

I resemble my mom’s side of the family in looks, but when it comes to my relationship with food, I’m a daddy’s girl. In Dad’s family, the Ericksons, food isn’t just sustenance; it’s a form of enjoyment and a way to show people you care.

Posted: September 04, 2020
Friday 08/28/2020
Cheesy taco sticks

My son started fifth-grade this week, which was kind of a big deal for me.

Posted: August 28, 2020

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