Sticky Sweet-and-Salty Chex Mix (Christmas Crack)

Sticky Sweet-and-Salty Chex Mix (Christmas Crack) from The Food Charlatan

This Sticky Chex Mix is called Christmas Crack for a good reason! Once you start you just can't stop. A simple syrup (with LOTS of butter) gets drizzled over corn Chex and studded with nuts and M&Ms. It is salty-sweet perfection! Today I had my first parent-teacher conference with Charlotte's kindergarten teacher. It was so fun to hear about how she's doing in class. Miss Harris said that one day she asked the kids to decide what item they should use to practice counting, and they

Candy Christmas Tree Craft from The Food Charlatan

Candy Christmas Tree Craft

Learn how to make your own Candy Christmas Tree to deck the halls this year! Get some felt and burlap and a TON of old fashioned candy and start glueing away. My mother-in-law still has the one she made 30 years ago! Guys, I made a craft! This

Crispy Swedish Cardamom Cookies from The Food Charlatan

Crispy Swedish Cardamom Cookies

Swedish Cardamom cookies that are ultra buttery and crispy-crunchy, yet still light and airy. There is cinnamon in the recipe but cardamom is the star flavor. These are a family classic that we make every year. Perfect with milk, hot chocolate, or

Classic Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie from The Food Charlatan

Classic Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie

The BEST recipe for Chicken Pot Pie! Carrots, peas, and rotisserie chicken (or use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving!) come together in a deliciously flavorful gravy. All wrapped up in a buttery, flaky pie crust! If you've only tried frozen pot pies

Apple Crisp, with a Ridiculous Amount of Streusel from The Food Charlatan

Apple Crisp, with a Ridiculous Amount of Streusel

Am I the only one who thinks apple crisp never has enough streusel? I fixed that. Behold: the mother-load of streusel-y goodness right here. What better way to use up those fresh fall apples? Top with vanilla ice cream and My Favorite Caramel

Sea Foam Salad (Creamy Pear Jello) from The Food Charlatan

Sea Foam Salad (Creamy Pear Jello)

This creamy Sea Foam Salad recipe is perfect for the holidays! It combines pears, jello, cream cheese, and fresh whipped cream to make a light and spongey, perfectly-1950s jello side dish. The recipe is straight from my great-grandma Doris, and we've

Oven-Roasted Cranberry-Dijon Glazed Ham from The Food Charlatan

Oven-Roasted Cranberry-Dijon Glazed Ham

Ain't nothin better than an oven-roasted glazed ham I say. This recipe uses fresh cranberries, meaning it's perfect for the holiday season! I love the zing that the dijon mustard adds too. It's super easy to throw together!  Out of sheer

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Food Charlatan

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (and I had a baby!)

This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe! I've been perfecting this recipe for years and finally have it exactly how I want it. Tender, soft, chewy cookies, with a huge flavor boost from browning the butter. Oh, and tons of chocolate chips.

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Fried Sourdough from The Food Charlatan

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Fried Sourdough

Let's think of a way to make garlicky roasted green beans even more amazing. OH I KNOW. Let's add hunks of fried sourdough bread and sprinkle it with goat cheese that gets all melty and glorious. You win, carbs. This would be a perfect side dish for

3 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes with Crunchy Onions from The Food Charlatan

3 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes with Crunchy Onions

These tender potatoes are done SO fast, because instead of adding a whole bunch of spices to make them delicious, you just dump on some onion soup mix and throw it in the oven. The dehydrated onions get all crunchy and glorious! Perfect side dish for

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Blossoms from The Food Charlatan

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Blossoms

Peanut butter decadence with a hint of pumpkin spice! These cookies are a twist on the classic blossom. Pumpkin replaces the egg but doesn't overwhelm the flavor. Perfect for Halloween potlucks or Christmas plates! Their wee size also makes it easy