Turkey Barley Soup (Slow Cooker)

Slow Cooker Turkey Barley Soup from The Food Charlatan

Use that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving dinner to make a comforting barley soup. Make broth from the turkey carcass, and herbs that you already have on hand. A light and healthy soup to help you recover from your mashed potato coma. I know you.  I’m just coming off a grocery store famine. You know, when you haven’t gone shopping in a good two and a half weeks and your husband’s already made not one, but TWO runs for milk. Your 3-year old asks you for apples and bananas and you say no,

Cranberry Orange Walnut French Toast from The Food Charlatan

Cranberry Orange Walnut French Toast

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread that is lightly battered and fried to make the best French Toast I've ever had. Perfect for Christmas! Or perfect for a Thursday afternoon all by yourself. We don't judge round here. I once waited 2 hours to eat

Thanksgiving Menu Recipe Round Up

Thanksgiving Menu Recipe Round Up

A round up of my favorite Thanksgiving menu items, including recipes for appetizers, turkey, potatoes, rolls, sweet potatoes, veggies, and dessert. Eric is running a freaking marathon in a couple weeks. I can’t even talk about it without the

Cranberry Dulce de Leche Hand Pies from The Food Charlatan

Cranberry Dulce de Leche Hand Pies

All-butter hand pies filled with dulce de leche and fresh cranberry sauce . The perfect dessert for Thanksgiving! Because you get a whole pie. To yourself. Stuff of dreams here guys. The other day Eric decided to take Charlotte on a

Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes from The Food Charlatan

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are already the best side dish of all time. (I only speak the truth.) But add browned butter and parmesan and a little horseradish? Go ahead. Get yourself named Queen Thanksgiving.  Eric just decided that it was time for some

Bacon Ricotta Crostini from The Food Charlatan

Bacon Ricotta Crostini

This make-ahead appetizer is simple yet show-stopping. Store-bought ricotta is topped with crispy bacon and drizzled with a touch of honey. So easy! Especially easy to throw down 12 at a time like it's your JOB. Yesterday I was helping

Cinnamon Cardamom Cake with Maple Pecan Frosting from The Food Charlatan

Cinnamon-Cardamom Cake with Maple Pecan Frosting

A spice cake full of cinnamon and cardamom flavor, made from a doctored yellow cake mix. The cake is accented with Maple Pecan Frosting, just to put things over the top.  Today was the kind of day where I let my 18-month-old baby fend for

Sage Butter Roasted Turkey from The Food Charlatan

Sage Butter Roasted Turkey

A butter mixture with fresh sage, garlic, and salt makes this turkey super moist. Brining the turkey before roasting gives it tons of flavor. An easy Thanksgiving turkey recipe for a beginner. I have fond memories of going to my great Aunt

Buried Reeses Cookies from The Food Charlatan

Buried Reeses Cookies

These rich chocolate cookies are topped with Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and then smothered with chocolate frosting. Perfect for leftover Halloween candy! And by "leftover" I mean "inspected for poison," or maybe just "stolen from children."  Am I the

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread from The Food Charlatan

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread

This quick bread is so easy to throw together, and the cranberry-orange combo really packs a punch. The perfect fall breakfast or snack! If you have walnuts in your cupboard right now, 10 bucks says they are from the valley where I grew up in

10 Crock-Pot Recipes for Halloween from The Food Charlatan

10 Crock Pot Recipes for Halloween Night

Ten easy slow cooker recipes that you can start the morning of Halloween, so that you can focus on primping/ghoulifying yourself in the evening. And so that you actually eat something besides Snickers that night. It's almost crunch time guys.