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 Grinch could manage it, but certainly not this unabashed Christmas-cookie lover. I like to try a few new cookie recipes each season, and I also have my favorites, the ones without which my holiday season would not feel complete. These Perfect Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies are one of those special recipes. Soft, tender, and surprisingly easy to make, they are easily the most popular cookie recipe on my site. This is my go-to sugar cookie recipe, and I’m betting that once you try it, it will be yours too!

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

When it comes to baking cookies, I’m usually of the mindset that the sooner the cookies can be out of the oven and in my mouth, the better. Christmas cut-out cookies are the exception. The process of making and decorating them is as much a part of the fun as eating them. This year I’m especially excited to bake and decorate these treats with my two-year-old niece, who is already quite the little kitchen assistant.

Easy Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash. Sweet cubes of butternut squash tossed with maple syrup, cinnamon, and rosemary, roasted to caramelized perfection. Our family’s favorite Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time you need a simple and healthy weeknight side.

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

Girly girl that I am, one of my favorite parts about the holidays is the excuse to get a little fancy. Now, I’m not saying that I’m going to be strutting about in a...

Caesar Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Roasted Chickpea Croutons. Perfect for healthy lunches or a holiday side dish. Made with shredded brussels sprouts, crispy roasted chickpeas, and creamy Caesar dressing. Easy and low carb!

Caesar Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Crispy Chickpea Croutons

The week before Thanksgiving might not be the most traditional of times to talk salad, but this Caesar Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad is anything but your typical pile of greens. Even the members of...

25 Perfect Gift Ideas for your mom, girlfriends, best friend, or you! Gifts to suit all budgets. Perfect for Christmas gifts, birthdays, or just because.

25 Perfect Gifts for Her

Next up in our series of gift guides: 25 Perfect Gifts for HER. Maybe she’s your mom. Maybe she’s your best friend. Maybe she’s…you. Whether you need fresh gift ideas for the woman who...

Cranberry Baked Brie Puff Pastry Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites

New favorite party game: eat all of the Cranberry Brie Bites before the other guests notice. Buttery, flaky, and filled with tangy cranberry + creamy brie cheese, each one of these addictive little nuggets...

Soft and chewy Flourless Vegan Maple Pecan Blondies. Secretly healthy and made with white beans or chickpeas, maple syrup, oats, and coconut oil. NO butter, gluten free and absolutely delicious! #vegan #GlutenFree #blondies #cleaneating

Maple Pecan Blondies

Although my neighbors have become accustomed to my ringing their doorbells to borrow the odd ingredient, then returning a few hours later with a container of the finished recipe as a thank-you, when I...

The BEST Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan and Herbs. Ultra creamy, smooth, EASY recipe that comes together quickly in the pressure cooker. Perfect for Thanksgiving! Delicious on its own, simple to make ahead for a crowd, and even healthy thanks to Greek yogurt, so you can eat MORE!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

A 25-pound frozen bird has overtaken the second shelf of my refrigerator. Judging by my recent measure of his thawing progress (poking the outside with my finger), Mr. Turkey is taking his sweet time....

This crock pot teriyaki chicken is INCREDIBLE. The honey teriyaki sauce is out of this world and it only takes 10 minutes to prep! The perfect easy, healthy dinner. @wellplated

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Maybe it’s my inner college student, but I can never turn down a free sample. My most recent mistake was a little toothpick of teriyaki chicken that the Asian fast-food joint in our mall...