Chinese Beef and Broccoli Soup

Chinese Beef and Broccoli Soup from The Food Charlatan

It's your favorite Chinese beef and broccoli dish, turned into soup! Strips of super tender beef, paired with broccoli in a rich broth. It is spicy, flavorful, and perfectly beefy. Totally hits the spot on cold winter nights! The other day I opened my car door to get in, and found my car keys sitting on the seat. This means that I lost my keys and found them before I even realized it. WIN. Also, it happened on my birthday, as Truman and I were headed out to get some doughnuts. Yeah, it

My Favorite Caramel Sauce from The Food Charlatan

My Favorite Caramel Sauce

This caramel sauce is so creamy and smooth! It comes together quickly and uses just a few ingredients. I love the tang that the lemon adds. This sauce is the perfect topping for ice cream, crisps or cobbler, a fall cake, or your spoon.  Last

Fudgy Pumpkin Caramel Swirl Bars from The Food Charlatan

Fudgy Pumpkin Caramel Swirl Bars

These Pumpkin Caramel Swirl Bars are a gooey, decadent treat! The bars are fudgy and brownie-like, and in the center is a thick layer of soft caramel that melts in your mouth. They are easy to put together and a huge crowd-pleaser! Last week

Cream Cheese Pound Cake from The Food Charlatan

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Honestly, I've never really been that into pound cake. Until I tried THIS cream cheese pound cake, that is! Moist, tender, creamy buttery flavor, plus it has the perfect crumb. It truly is one of the best cakes I've ever had! My best

9 Make Ahead Lunch Ideas from The Food Charlatan

9 Make Ahead Lunch Ideas

Who has time to make lunch every morning? Yeah me neither. Check out these 9 creative back-to-school make-ahead lunch ideas from my sister Laura. She's a genius! And getting more sleep than the rest of us! I have misspelled "license" on my

Pepperoni Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls from The Food Charlatan

Pepperoni Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

This is such an easy 3-ingredient snack, back to school lunch, or game-day appetizer! It's a slab of cream cheese and some pepperoni rolled up in a crescent and baked. I made this for my kids for lunch but they only got one each because I ate the

Easy No Cook Pizza Sauce from The Food Charlatan

Easy No Cook Pizza Sauce

This is the easiest last minute pizza sauce! I always forget to buy it at the store, so I whip this up from pantry items I always have on hand. You don’t even have to cook anything. I’ve been making this recipe for years! Never fails.  So my

Nana's Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs and "Barb"-ecue Sauce from The Food Charlatan

Nana’s Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs and “Barb”-ecue Sauce

This slow-roasted then grilled recipe for fall-off-the-bone pork ribs is famous in my husband Eric's family. His grandma, "Nana," has been making these ribs every 4th of July for decades. Her "Barb"-ecue sauce recipe (her name is Barbara) is

Literally The Best Mac and Cheese I've Ever Had from The Food Charlatan

Literally The Best Mac and Cheese I’ve Ever Had

I'm not kidding guys. When I put a bite of this Mac and Cheese in my mouth the first time, I literally stopped to shout hallelujah. Okay not really, but I'm telling you it is SO CREAMY AND SO CHEESY and so worth it.  I take my food

Texas Cowboy Cookies (Cow Chips) from The Food Charlatan

Texas Cowboy Cookies

Everything's bigger in Texas and these Cowboy cookies (sometimes called Texas Cow Chips) are no exception. They are crispy on the edges but chewy and moist in the middle, and have about a hundred mix-ins that all combine to create the Texas of all

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs (Grilled) from The Food Charlatan

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs (Grilled)

Hot dogs are good. Hot dogs wrapped in bacon? BETTER. Add some sautéed onions and peppers on top, all the fixins, and a crispy grilled bun, and you are well on your way to summer perfection.  The other day I sent this text to my sisters: "Oh,