Buried Reeses Cookies

Buried Reeses Cookies from The Food Charlatan

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 only Halloween candy inspector out there? I mean how can we be sure that our children's candy is safe if we don't test it for poison? It's a sacrifice, really. I mean, I could DIE. Because I'm sure tons of Halloween candy is laced with anthrax or

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.

Maple Pecan Frosting from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Maple Pecan Buttercream Frosting

This all-butter Maple Pecan Buttercream Frosting is great for any fall cake or cupcake. Maple makes for a very sweet frosting, but the pecans balance it out perfectly. So I'm making this frosting the other day with Charlotte, and it's going great.

Easy Baked Meatballs from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Easy Baked Meatballs

These easy, baked, no-chop homemade meatballs are perfect for making ahead and freezing. They are very easy to adapt. Skip the overpriced frozen ones at the store!  One time when I was a kid we were having a family gathering and my mom bought

Maple Pecan Granola with Cherries from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Maple Pecan Granola with Cherries

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

Bacon, Gouda, and Spinach Frittata from TheFoodCharlatan.com

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 TheFoodCharlatan.com

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 TheFoodCharlatan.com

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 | TheFoodCharlatan.com // 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