2013 April 26
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What comes to mind when you think of Minnesota? Hockey? Lakes? Maybe the movie “Grumpy Old Men”? How about Hotdishes? Although I grew up in Michigan, I was born in Minnesota, and therefore felt an obligation to understand the significance of hotdishes. I remember growing up and being told that a hotdish “ain't something you throw in the microwave”, but that was long ago, before the Mitten State and all things automotive had become my life.
Having been inspired by some of Minnesota's legislators, I decided to dive into the culture of my birth state and give it a try.
Ben Raker, one of our project managers, previously wrote a blog post about this competition. After reviewing this post, I settled on trying Representative Michelle Bachmann's recipe because I had never heard of tater tots being used as a major ingredient in a hotdish.
While the recipe was easy to follow, it turns out that planning ahead and making sure you have all the ingredients before you start cooking is generally a good idea. This being said, my hotdish wasn't exactly the same as Representative Bachmann's, because we didn't have any chicken. No worries though, because we had regular sausage and chicken sausage.
While preparing ...
2013 April 23
As of this morning, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.,has joined an increasingly long list of senators that will not seek reelection in 2014.
2013 April 22
We here at Project Vote Smart often lament the lack of civility in Congress and in state legislatures across this nation.
2013 April 19
After Wednesday's vote in the Senate on President Obama's proposed gun bill, the Internet was rife with mixed emotions.
2013 March 29
The Keystone XL Pipeline: it's been dominating headlines for what seems like forever...
2013 March 29
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2013 March 08
For over a decade Vote Smart worked at various methods of building the Voter’s Self-Defense System.
2013 March 07
Vote Smart exists to help citizens and organizations trying to provide citizens with easy access to abundant, accurate, relevant information about those who govern or those who wish to replace those who do.
2013 March 01
The “Fiscal Cliff” and how it relates to our most recent financial conundrum, “The Sequester.”
2013 February 28
Immigration: it's an issue that's been on the minds of a lot of prominent people involved in politics lately.