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Author: Natalie Fieleke

Natalie is a Kansas City foodie and fitness class junkie who equally appreciates a killer kale salad and hometown burnt ends. Her love for community, food and health-focused writing began taking shape with her first job out of college as a health and food reporter for Missouri’s capital city newspaper, the Jefferson City News-Tribune. This start made her brave to explore, encouraged her high-functioning introvert side and instilled in her an everlasting grammatical pickiness. Today, her continued love for food, wellness and family adventures are found on her lifestyle blog Lovely Inside Out

Website: https://www.lovelyinsideout.net/

Instagram: @lovely.inside.out.blog

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We began our first week of quarantine with a meal plan, but by the end of the week I was faltering under the weight of working-from-home, homeschooling and feeding my son 22 snacks a day. By Friday, it was restaurant curbside pickup to the rescue!

My kids were begging to go somewhere, anywhere, in the car so we decided to celebrate the weekend with Joe’s Kansas City Barbecue at their original Kansas City, Kansas gas station location.

Like many restaurants, Joe’s has stepped up to the

Each fall ushers in a new crop of U-pick apples, with memories of time spent wandering orchard rows together and smells of delicious spices simmering on my stove. And I’m again reminded that the very best things in life – time spent with family and simple, delicious food – need not cost a lot of money.