Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes with fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting. So much easier than traditional chocolate mousse! Rich, silky, and perfect anytime you need a special dessert. The whipped cream strawberry frosting is good enough to eat with a spoon! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated {gluten free}

Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes with Whipped Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I once thought that, as my aged increased, so would my ability to be self-reliant. In recent years, however, I’ve realized the opposite to be true. The people nearest to my heart are not...

Quick and easy Italian Sausage and Rice Casserole. Cooks in ONE PAN! Smoky chicken sausage, juicy bell peppers, and brown rice in a tomato sauce. One of our favorite healthy weeknight dinners! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated {gluten free}

Sausage and Rice Casserole

This Italian Sausage and Rice Casserole with Peppers is in loving memory of my dishwasher. May you rest in peace. And may I never ever take you for granted—or go through the process of...

AMAZING gluten free, dairy free, vegan dessert: Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Truffles. Easy, no bake recipe. Perfect sweet treat for healthy desserts or even snacks Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Salted Caramel Truffles

Bonjour from Paris! These Salted Caramel Truffles feel especially appropriate to share with you today because if the trip is still following the itinerary I meticulously crafted in Google docs, I spent this morning...

These buttery Blueberry Oatmeal Bars are only 105 calories each! Juicy blueberries, butter brown sugar crust, with a sweet vanilla glaze. Perfect for a healthy dessert or breakfast with Greek yogurt on busy mornings. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

These Blueberry Oatmeal Bars are wise teachers in the beauty of simplicity in cooking and baking. I am often tempted by the idea that the more ingredients I add to a recipe, the better...

Super easy and DELICIOUS Crock Pot Mexican Casserole with quinoa, black beans, and chicken or turkey. Healthy comfort food, gluten free, and our whole family LOVES it! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Crock Pot Mexican Casserole

I’m beginning to wonder if my appetite has some sort of homing beacon that orients itself toward Mexican food. If it’s been a few weeks since we’ve eaten it, the next time I enter...

Almond-Orchard-Blooms

C’est La Vie {Europe Bound!}

Ciao bella! My bags are packed, my Kindle is charged, and in the event we get trapped on the runway, my supply of travel snacks could sustain our entire plane. Italy, here I come!...

Avocado Pasta — Greek yogurt and avocado makes the CREAMIEST pasta sauce, no butter and no heavy cream required! Add asparagus, peas, spinach or any other vegetable or even chicken. Easy and healthy. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Avocado Pasta

Our backyard is home to some very patient tulips. Three weeks ago, the first green stems poked just above the ground, and they’ve been waiting quietly for the air to warm to continue growing...

Irish Whiskey Smash — St. Patrick’s Day twist on the classic whiskey smash cocktail, which calls for lemons, whiskey, simple syrup, mint. This festive version uses Irish whiskey and lime to make it a green drink! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Green Whiskey Smash

I think you knew this was coming. After the lineup of St. Patrick’s Day recipes I’ve shared in the last two weeks, it would have felt odd not to post on the day itself....