The holiday season is coming at us fast! It tends to be my busiest time of year, since I write so much about food and entertaining. In fact, over here in blogger-land, I’m actually already in the midst of it – ‘tis the season for recipe testing and gift guide sourcing and prepping holiday content. I sometimes find that I spend so much time working on creative holiday ideas for my blog, that I don’t leave enough time to actually focus on slowing down to enjoy the holidays. I’m trying to change that this year — knowing just how precious this time is with little kids – and was putting some thought into how I can make it feel special.My friends at Martha Stewart Living got my wheels turning on this topic when they shared some of the new O, That’s Good! pizzas with a cauliflower twist with me this week to get a head start on spreading some holiday cheer, and most importantly: giving back to those in need. I was so grateful for the tasty lunch during a busy week! And that feeling of gratitude was something that I really want to pay forward at the holidays.Food is absolutely a big part of how I express love and gratitude, and I am going to make a commitment to donate food to our local food pantry through the end of the year each time I’m popping in to pick up supplies for projects. Taking a moment in the hustle and bustle of this busy season to give back is a great way to refocus myself on what’s important – and it’s easy and impactful. Another way we can all get involved to help families in need is by purchasing an O, That’s Good! product between November 4th and December 29th — Oprah and her team will donate a meal to someone in need through Feeding America. To learn more, feel free to visit How do you give back at the holidays? I’d love to hear some more of your ideas!

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