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The Praline Queen of NC: Miss Renee’ & The 2 J’s

If you have ever tried to make pralines, you know it’s not an easy task. Between tedious measuring and constant stirring, these pecan candies are usually a dish I avoid making, but not one I avoid eating. I fondly remember enjoying these treats as a child, an usually pick up a bag whenever I can get my hands on one. So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Miss Renee’ & The 2 J’s. Miss Renee’ brought a taste of her native Louisiana to the heart of NC with her home-based family business.

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COVID-19 Quarantine Raleigh

Leaving Quarantine Phase 1: What We Need to Know Before It Happens

As an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), I have been following this pandemic to an obsessive level (it’s not healthy, I know). I have an interest in the outcome. The healthier everyone stays, the less work for me. It’s tempting to want to break free of our constraints and get back to life, but I assure you there is a method to the madness. So, let’s talk about what NC needs before we can start being released from our homes for Phase 1 of leaving quarantine. Get comfy and put your thinking cap on because I’m about to get my nerd on.

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COVID-19 Quarantine Raleigh

Dog-Eared Books: $1 Books with Delivery to Your Door

Are you bored of quarantine yet? I am! There is only so much we can do to pass the time. There are some activities that can keep you from getting stir-crazy, but none better (for me) than reading a good book. Books allow for an escape to other places, times, or imaginary worlds, and Dog-Eared Books in Raleigh, NC can help you get your hands on books without spending a fortune.

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COVID-19 Quarantine Recipes

Quarantine Cocktails

COVID-19 has upended life as you know it and wrecked your daily routine. Restaurants, gyms, bars, and pretty much every business has shut down. You’re staying home indefinitely for the safety of yourself and others, but your urge to get dressed up and enjoy fancy cocktails hasn’t subsided. Here are a few quarantine cocktails that are sure to appeal to your taste buds, as well as your sense of humor.

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COVID-19 Food Quarantine

Grocery Shopping During COVID-19: Is It Safe?

“Shelter in place”, “Stay-At-Home Order”, “Social Distancing” are all terms we can’t stop hearing right now, no matter where we turn. There is so much information out there and sometimes, it can be hard to make sense of it all and make decisions based on that information. Grocery stores have been deemed an “essential business”, but can be one of the most dangerous places to be during this outbreak. We have put together this guide to help you navigate grocery shopping during COVID-19.

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