how to help local communities survive the pandemic
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Helping Local Communities Survive the Pandemic

To say this pandemic has been rough for small businesses is the understatement of all understatements. And with the pandemic raging on and cold weather approaching for much of the country, the situation can only get worse. Which is why I can’t stress this enough…It is imperative that we all are helping local communities survive. I have been trying to make a concerted effort to…

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15 Favorite Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

If you are short on time and space and want to de-stress, these 15 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes will help make the big feast easy and relaxed! Just because Thanksgiving may look different this year and your table may have fewer chairs, there is no reason to cut back on all of your favorites. These 15 make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes will make the day easier, while still…

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree Made Easy

It is pumpkin season, but truthfully, pumpkin is delicious year round! I take all those pumpkins we used and grew and preserve them now to reap the benefits off season. Making this homemade pumpkin purée not only tastes delicious, it can also save you money.  First, let’s talk pumpkin. What is the best pumpkin for pie? You can use any pumpkin for pie, but the…

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baked spaghetti squash
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Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

This flavorful Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe will become a family favorite. You’ll enjoy a creamy spinach and artichoke mixture baked in a spaghetti squash. It’s the perfect veggie forward, low carb dish! Spaghetti squash is such a delicious low carb ingredient. It doesn’t get the credit it deserves at meal time. While you are more likely to find them in the fall, we…

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40 Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Find a classic or new twist on Thanksgiving side dishes in this round up of over 40 great recipes!  While the star of Thanksgiving and the centerpiece of your table is the turkey, there is nothing better than comforting, delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes to accompany your meal. You’ll find some traditional comfort Thanksgiving recipes along with a few twists on old favorites in our roundup….

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Maria Smith is one of the newest contributors at LifeDoneWell
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Meet Maria Smith | One Perfectly Imperfect Contributor

LifeDoneWell is thrilled to introduce you to a new contributing writer, Maria Smith. Maria is married with 4 kids, aged 13 to 8. In her pre-baby life, she was a TV producer at shows such The Oprah Winfrey Show and ESPN’s Sportscenter. A graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago, Maria was a four year Division I basketball player. She was an Academic All-American among winning…

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4 Veggie-Centric Cookbooks for Every Kitchen

I have already shared some of my favorite veggie forward classic cookbooks and honestly, they are all part of my most used cookbooks. But recently I have discovered four new veggie-centric cookbooks that are amazing! Besides having great recipes and guides in them, all four cookbooks are just beautiful. I am not a vegetarian, but I love vegetables. I grow vegetables and I love finding new…

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Instant Pot Turkey Turmeric Stir Fry
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Instant Pot Turkey Turmeric Stir Fry Recipe

This Instant Pot Turkey Turmeric Stir Fry Recipe is full of flavor thanks to turmeric and coco aminos. It comes together in just 20 minutes! I am just loving the instant pot these days. With crazy days, it is great to have a simple solution to dinner without worrying about take out and compromising on having delicious real food. The instant pot has been a…

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