Maple Pecan Granola with Cherries

Maple Pecan Granola with Cherries from

Granola is the best make-ahead breakfast. It's full of nuts and whole grains and healthy stuff, with a hint of maple and cinnamon. Pair it with some plain yogurt, milk, or a smoothie. It's so easy to make! Last week we decorated the house for Halloween with Charlotte for our family night. We finally took down the Valentine's Day hearts. Waaaaait! Come back!! Try not to hate me. Can't we all just give me a pat on the back for decorating for Valentine's Day 8 months ago? Every

Bacon, Gouda, and Spinach Frittata from

Bacon, Gouda, and Spinach Frittata

A moist and flavorful frittata full of bacon and gouda. And spinach! And onions! Totally healthy, not to mention easy. A great breakfast or dinner option. I totally just had to google how to spell frittata. You win some you lose some, right? I

Halloween Cheesecake Parfaits from

Halloween Cheesecake Parfaits

These Halloween treats are super easy, plus you can make them ahead of time so that you have more time for partying. Crushed Oreos are layered with a 3-ingredient no bake cheesecake that you can tint any color you want.  So do you guys want to hear

The Food Charlatan's New Design!

The Food Charlatan’s New Blog Design!

Well here it is guys! I'm so excited! This new design has been in the works since June, and it's finally here just in time for my 3 year blog anniversary!  Can you believe it's been 3 years? I was going to make a cake for my blogiversary but

Beef Barley Soup from

Beef Barley Soup (Slow Cooker)

This soup is lovingly simmered on the stove or in the crock pot to produce the richest Beef Barley Soup I've ever tasted. Shredded carrots and potatoes give it fabulous, thick texture. I still remember the first time I walked into Eric's

Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Creamy Hot Sauce | // These are perfect (and easy!) appetizers for football watching!

Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Hot Sauce

These creamy bacon-stuffed mushrooms are drizzled with a spicy blue cheese sauce before being baked. Perfect as a football appetizer or easy dinner! Eric just tried to explain to me, for the 7,000 time, the difference between affect and effect. He

Pistachio-Pear Cucumber Salad |

Pistachio-Pear Cucumber Salad

 A simple and refreshing cucumber salad, autumn-ified with pears, pistachios, blue cheese, and cranberries. An easy and healthy fall side combat all the football food.  My mom came over right as I was finishing up this salad. I plopped a

Butterscotch Pumpkin Cake |

Butterscotch Pumpkin Cake

This cake starts out with melted butterscotch chips and just gets better from there. It is moist and chewy and almost brownie-like, except for the copious amounts of creamy vanilla frosting on top. This is pumpkin dessert at its finest, my

Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs |

Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs

Chicken Tikka Masala flavors meet the classic and comforting meatball. An Indian-inspired easy dinner...with lots of sauce. Happy Saturday my friends! I sincerely hope you are reading this in bed and contemplating a weekend brunch. Brunch, because

Grilled Tilapia with Corn Salsa |

Grilled Tilapia with Corn Salsa

 Grilled tilapia has to be one of the easiest dinners ever. Try this version with simple cajun seasoning and lemon-y corn salsa to use up the last of those summer veggies.  One day not too long ago, I was holding Truman in my arms because we were

Goat Cheese Steak with Balsamic Glaze from // This easy grill recipe comes together in about 20 minutes!

Goat Cheese Steak with Balsamic Glaze

This 4 ingredient steak recipe is perfect for grill nights. Bonus: the goat cheese and balsamic reduction make you feel super fancy.  So my husband Eric is a major U2 fan. I wouldn't say he's the biggest fan in the world, but that's only because