Baked Acorn Squash Slices with Brown Sugar and Pecans. A few simple ingredients and 30 minutes are all you need to make this delicious recipe! Perfect holiday recipe or anytime you need an easy side. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Baked Acorn Squash Slices with Brown Sugar and Pecans

These simple and sweet Baked Acorn Squash Slices with Brown Sugar and Pecans made their first appearance at Law School Friendsgiving 2011. I knocked hesitantly, steaming plate of roasted acorn squash rings in hand,...

Shrimp Corn Chowder. EASY and CREAMY! Loaded with big chunks of potatoes and shrimp. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Shrimp Corn Chowder

Between the upcoming holidays, my addiction to Top Chef: Charleston, and the rapid decline in temperature from “nippy” to “arctic,” I have been craving all manner of Southern comfort like today’s Shrimp Corn Chowder....

Misty mountains in northern Thailand

Thailand Part 1: Hiking Northern Thailand {On Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable}

The night air was thick with the particular type of darkness you only experience when you pull yourself up and away from all but the most remote of places. In my case, that darkness...

Everything Bagel and Cream Cheese Breakfast Casserole. Easy make-ahead breakfast recipe that’s perfect for a crowd!

Everything Bagel Breakfast Casserole

Over the years, my mom has gone from hosting her three daughters in our three-bedroom ranch home for the holidays to hosting her three daughters, their three significant others, one dog, and one baby....

Easy Ham and Cheese Pinwheels with Puff Pastry. Just FOUR ingredients! Everyone loves this simple and delicious appetizer recipe. Easy to make ahead and perfect for holiday parties too! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Call me cheesier than a Christmas sweater, but I absolutely adore holiday parties. Whether it’s a dressed-up affair or an occasion where I can sport this hot little number (seriously, how amazing is that pun?),...

Save oven space with these creamy, CHEESY Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes! EASY recipe that combines buttery regular potatoes and sweet potatoes for the BEST flavor. The crock pot does the work! Add bacon, mushrooms, ham, or any other ingredients you love. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes have been assigned mandatory attendance at my family’s holiday meals. If more than four of us are gathering, you better believe some version of a cheesy potato recipe is bubbling away in...

The BEST Cut Out Sugar Cookies from scratch with no-fail icing. A foolproof Christmas cookie recipe that even kids can make!

Perfect Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

I am solidly convinced that holiday cookie exchanges were invented precisely because committing to one single cookie for the entire holiday season (let alone the entirety of a holiday afternoon) is impossible. Maybe the...

PERFECT Soft and Chewy Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies. Dark chocolate and fresh ginger make this the BEST old fashioned gingersnap cookie! Must make for Christmas cookie trays or anytime you need a special treat. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

As if to welcome me home for the holidays, our plane from tropical Vietnam touched down in the middle of a Wisconsin snowstorm. I woke this morning to tree branches glittering with white powder,...