Apple Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing Muffins. The BEST classic Thanksgiving stuffing, baked in a muffin tin. Easy to make ahead and great leftover too! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Stuffing Muffins with Sausage and Apples

How ironclad is your family’s Thanksgiving menu? Do you follow the exact same recipes year after year for fear of all-out mutiny if you dare to vary? Or do you leave wiggle room for...

Healthy Shrimp Pad Thai. EASY and SO delicious! Ready in 15 minutes. We couldn’t stop eating it! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated {gluten free}

Healthy Shrimp Pad Thai

TODAY IS THE DAY. As this post goes to publication, I’m on my way to the other side of the world for the trip of a lifetime: a multiweek journey through Thailand and Vietnam....

Harvest Cobb Salad. A fall twist on classic Cobb salad with butternut squash, bacon, apples, and goat cheese. Chicken and avocado make it healthy and filling. Perfect as a main dish salad or for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime you need a great holiday side dish. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Harvest Cobb Salad

I discovered the Cobb salad power lunch during my first year working a big-girl office job. My manager took me out for lunch, a true treat for a brown-bagging, fresh college grad with more...

On Self Doubt, Self Acceptance, and Why I Talk Too Much

On Self-Doubt and Self-Acceptance: Confessions of an Extrovert

I have a tendency to obsessively rehash then regret my own actions in social situations. It’s a weird form of self-doubt that occurs after the fact, instead of before it. Have you ever hung...

Cinnamon Blondies. Thick, soft, and chewy! Ready in just 30 minutes. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Cinnamon Blondies

I realize that it’s Monday, and I should probably be all “salad and juice!” buuuuuuuuut what I really want to tell you is “CINNAMON BLONDIES.” Let’s pretend it’s a three-day weekend, pull out our...

Next Door Chef—Nashville—outdoor bar

C’est La Vie

Counting down until Ben and I leave for Thailand and Vietnam in FIVE DAYS. It feels as if we booked the tickets ages ago, and now the trip is nearly here. Whenever I pause...

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls from scratch – So much easier than classic cinnamon rolls, and they taste even better! NO YEAST, NO RISING. Buttermilk biscuit dough filled with gooey cinnamon sugar, topped with the best frosting. Fluffy, soft, and so delicious! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon buns have been a constant, comforting presence in every stage of my life. Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls are the latest chapter. Buttery, flakey biscuit dough wrapped around a gooey cinnamon sugar filling and topped with...

Crock Pot Wild Rice Stuffing with Cranberries and Almonds. Gluten free and DELICIOUS. Easy to make ahead, and the slow cooker frees up the oven so it’s perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime you are hosting a crowd. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Crock Pot Stuffing with Wild Rice Cranberries and Almonds

On Monday, I was on a flight to Nashville, doing my in-flight thing (a.k.a. attempting to negotiate the placement of my laptop, coffee, and baggie of plane peanuts on my tiny tray table), when...