Banana Cream Pie Cookies

Banana Cream Pie Cookies from The Food Charlatan

These cookies taste like mini hand-held Banana Cream Pies! It's a cookie (made with graham cracker crumbs) topped with pudding and cream cheese whipped cream. A perfect summer treat for a crowd!  A friend of ours dropped off his son to play at our house on Saturday so they could go car shopping. I had literally just walked in the door from a 15 minute run and was looking red faced and sweaty. I answer the door. “Hi guys, come on in!” He looks at me. Confused. “Hi…are you Karen’s

Canadian Bacon and Havarti Cheese Sliders with Pesto Glaze from The Food Charlatan

Canadian Bacon and Havarti Cheese Sliders with Pesto Glaze

Who doesn't love a good ham and cheese sandwich? Especially when it is upgraded with Canadian Bacon, Havarti cheese, a buttery pesto glaze, and baked to hot cheesy perfection? These are my new favorite appetizer!...or lunch. Or dinner! The

Peach Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting from The Food Charlatan

Peach Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting and MY SISTER WROTE A NOVEL, BUY IT!

A delightfully peachy cake made from a cake mix and a packet of Jello, of all things! There are real peaches in the cake, which makes it super moist (ok, and a lot of oil). It is topped with a rich brown sugar frosting! GUYS! I've been waiting

Italian Tortellini and Pepperoni Pasta Salad from The Food Charlatan

Italian Tortellini and Pepperoni Pasta Salad

A classic Italian pasta salad, made with cheese-filled tortellini, tons of pepperoni, Parmesan, olives, cherry tomatoes, and more. A very simple balsamic dressing pulls it all together.  We went camping last weekend. I always forget how much I

My Favorite Coleslaw (With Lemon and Fresh Herbs) from The Food Charlatan

My Favorite Coleslaw (With Lemon and Fresh Herbs)

This is not your average coleslaw! It is brightened up with some lemon juice and tons of fresh herbs (like dill, parsley, thyme, and chives). It's not overly sweet like so many recipes are. It's my absolute favorite for BBQs and

Raspberry Pull-Apart Buns with Coconut Glaze from The Food Charlatan

Raspberry Pull-Apart Buns with Coconut Glaze

These Raspberry Pull-Apart Buns are shaped like a flower, and have just as many calories! Just kidding, who eats flowers, gross. But it's a really delicious breakfast option for Mother's Day! The coconut glaze totally makes it! We recently

Marshmallow Creme Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Food Charlatan

Marshmallow Creme Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic chocolate chip cookies stuffed not with a marshmallow, but with marshmallow creme! It makes the cookies so soft and chewy on the inside, and there is a perfect crisp on the edges!   Several weeks ago my brother Eric mentioned in

Crispy Fish Parmesan (just like Chicken Parmesan) from The Food Charlatan

Crispy Fish Parmesan (just like Chicken Parmesan)

This recipe is just like classic Chicken Parmesan, but uses crispy fish fillets instead of chicken! We also skip the battering and frying steps by using frozen fish, so this comes together fast.  So I went to book club last night, and for what

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple with Honey Chipotle Glaze from The Food Charlatan

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple with Honey Chipotle Glaze

These super easy appetizers are huge crowd pleasers! I mean how can you go wrong with bacon and pineapple? Brush with a 2-ingredient honey chipotle glaze, and before you know it you've eaten an entire pineapple single-handedly. Does anyone

Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges from The Food Charlatan

Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges

A classic chicken salad recipe with grapes, mandarin oranges, almonds, and just the right touch of mayonnaise. This is good in a sandwich, in a tortilla wrap, or on tender lettuce leaves for a healthier option!  Charlotte and I couldn't find

Hot Cross Buns from The Food Charlatan

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns! These beautiful rolls are an Easter classic. They are sweet (but not too sweet), studded with dried currants, swirled with warm spices, and crowned with a glossy white cross. Eric and I keep eating these Hot