Chicago Style Fruit Pizza

Chicago Style Fruit Pizza from The Food Charlatan

A classic sugar cookie crust with cream cheese frosting and all. the. fruit. This is an enormous pizza, and the crust is nice and thick, so call the neighbors over. Fruit pizza is the best for summer! Do you know what kind of vacationer you are? Are you the relax-on-the-beach-with-a-book type? The see-every-site type? I'm a relaxer. But it took me several years (and a couple kids) to figure this out, because I grew up taking family vacations where my dad would boot us out of bed at the

Easy Blackberry Cobbler with Oat Crunch Topping from the Food Charlatan

Easy Blackberry Cobbler with Oat Crunch Topping

This to-die-for Blackberry Cobbler is so easy it's ridiculous! The crunchy oat topping comes together super fast, and is the perfect compliment to summer's finest offering: blackberries.  So do you want to know the BEST part about driving from

Cherry Tomato, Leek, and Spinach Quiche from The Food Charlatan

Cherry Tomato, Leek, and Spinach Quiche

This quiche is perfect for spring! A vegetarian recipe that combines cherry tomatoes, leeks, spinach and goat cheese to make a hearty breakfast, brunch, or dinner.  The other day Eric went for a run, then came back and took a shower. When he

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata from The Food Charlatan

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Skip the omelette and go for a frittata! They are totally fool proof. This one is stuffed with chunks of ham (great for leftovers), tender broccoli and pockets of ooey gooey cheddar cheese. It is completely irresistible for breakfast, lunch or

Tropical Coconut Mango Granola from The Food Charlatan

Tropical Mango Coconut Granola

This crispy crunchy granola will win over your tastebuds in no time! Coconut-almonds and macadamia nuts are baked with lots of oats, coconut oil, honey, spices, and a little bit of lime juice to brighten things up. It's the perfect make ahead

Garlic Roasted Artichokes with Pesto Dipping Sauce from The Food Charlatan

Garlic Roasted Artichokes with Pesto Dipping Sauce

Never cooked an artichoke? Never fear! I took step by step photos to walk you through it. It is unbelievably easy and so flavorful! Roasted in a garlic lemon butter sauce and dipped in pesto mayonnaise, they are a show-stopping appetizer or side

White Lasagna with Chicken and Pesto from The Food Charlatan

White Lasagna with Chicken and Pesto

This EASY lasagna is filled with chicken, pesto, spinach, and a creamy (lightened up) white sauce. And of course a healthy dose of ricotta, because what is lasagna without ricotta??  Eric sent me this picture today from work: Eric has

Strawberry Pineapple Meringue Cake from The Food Charlatan

Strawberry Pineapple Meringue Cake

This is the perfect spring dessert to feed a crowd! Ultra-thin moist cake topped with fluffy meringue and crunchy almonds, layered with pineapple and strawberry whipped cream! The crispy edges are so irresistible you will want to eat the entire

Classic Deviled Eggs from The Food Charlatan

Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are an absolute must for Easter! This recipe is the classic version, nothing but mayonnaise, mustard, spices and perfectly cooked eggs. Okay and maybe a secret ingredient or two.  I'm still down in Manteca hanging out with my

Sautéed Carrots and Shallots with Thyme from The Food Charlatan

Sautéed Carrots and Shallots with Thyme

This is my sister-in-law's famous recipe for the BEST CARROTS! Sautéing them with shallots and fresh thyme makes them next-level. She has made them at every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter dinner for years. I finally finagled the recipe out of

The Best Pancakes I've Ever Made from The Food Charlatan

The Best Pancakes I’ve Ever Made

EUREKA! Guys, I'm not even kidding when I say I've been looking for this buttermilk pancake recipe for my entire life. They are fluffy, crispy on the edges, tender in the middle, and completely stackable. The search is over!! Other people have