Baked Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese, Cranberry, Apple, and Pecans. An easy and addictive sweet potato appetizer! Healthy baked sweet potato slices roasted until crispy, then topped with a delicious combination of holiday flavors. Perfect easy appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any party!

Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese Cranberry and Pecans

As someone whose greatest fear at any gathering I host is running out of food (or worse, wine), I feel a compulsive need to contribute to any party I attend. While my friends appreciate...

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Easy, healthy recipe without the “cream of” soup. Tastes even better than Panera! Make in a crockpot or an Instant Pot.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup | Slow Cooker

When you hear the word home, do you think of just one place? Is it a physical location? A person? A feeling? For me lately, home feels like fluid mix of all of them. If...

Easy, refreshing, DELICIOUS Sparkling Christmas Punch for a crowd! With champagne, rum, cranberry, and apple cider. Not to sweet, spiked, and so red and festive! Recipe includes nonalcoholic option.

Christmas Punch

Drinks for one, and you have a nice evening to yourself. Drinks for two or three, and it’s a happy hour. A WHOLE BOWL OF SPARKLING CHRISTMAS PUNCH? We have ourselves a party! This...

PERFECT Chewy Nestle Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. Easy Christmas cookie recipe that our whole family loves!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a dream vision for how every evening from now until the end of the year unfolds. It involves a couch, our Christmas tree, this ever-beloved Christmas album playing in the background, and...

Instant Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice, Cranberry, Mushroom and Chickpeas. A healthy, filling vegetarian or vegan meal that’s so easy and delicious! {vegan, gluten free}

Instant Pot Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice Cranberries and Chickpeas

My holiday relationship with my refrigerator is complicated. Fortunately, this Instant Pot Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cranberries, Chickpeas, and Wild Rice is here to ease the tension. This recipe is sponsored by USA Pulses...

Chocolate Rugelach from the Machne Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

C’est La Vie

Happy Cyber Monday! As someone who loathes the mall parking lot on a casual Tuesday (let alone a day as crowded as Black Friday), a day dedicated to discount shopping I can do from...

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...

100 Things to Be Thankful For - with blessings large and small, this list of small gratitudes is sure to make you smile and might inspire you to write a "thankfulness" list of your own!

100 Things for Which I Am Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! In the 4th grade, my homeroom teacher assigned our class to write down 100 things for which we were thankful, and I’ve repeated the exercise everything Thanksgiving since. Back in 2013, I published...