Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges from The Food Charlatan

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 Truman yesterday. Our house isn’t that big, so I was just on the edge […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns from The Food Charlatan

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 Cross Buns and singing, “Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, see how they run, see […]

Mandarin Orange Ambrosia Salad

Mandarin Orange Ambrosia Salad from The Food Charlatan

Ambrosia Salad is an Easter classic! I doubled up the mandarin oranges because there are never enough, right? This dreamy creamy fruit salad is kind of hard to stop eating.  Today Charlotte was taking a survey of everyone in the house. Not to brag or anything, but Charlotte just turned 6 and can read and […]

Make Ahead Green Beans with Garlic Bread Crumbs and Almonds

Make Ahead Green Beans with Garlic Bread Crumbs and Almonds from The Food Charlatan

These easy make-ahead green beans are perfect for the holidays! Who’s got time for elaborate side dishes? These are simple yet delicious. The garlic bread crumbs and almonds add tons of flavor.  “Eric, you have a bug on your face! Oh wait. Never mind. It was just a piece of lint or something. But you […]

Ultra Creamy, Cheesy, MAKE AHEAD Mashed Potatoes

Ultra Creamy, Cheesy, MAKE AHEAD Mashed Potatoes from The Food Charlatan

Why stress last minute when you could make dreamy creamy mashed potatoes ahead of time for the holidays? This recipe is easy and ultra cheesy (thanks to goat cheese and Parmesan). It is a perfect side dish for Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas! Late night laundry session. These are the glamorous days of our lives. It’s […]

Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing from The Food Charlatan

This 4 ingredient salad is a total show stopper! It’s simplicity lets the strawberries and cucumbers shine. The only other ingredients are balsamic vinegar and honey. It is an impressive and healthy side dish to bring for your Easter potluck! My mom and I were eating this salad together when she mused, “Cucumbers are one of […]

Beer-Battered-Fish Burrito Bowl with Orange Avocado Salsa +GIVEAWAY!

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Crispy fish is one thing, but BEER battered fish takes it to a whole new level. Throw it in a burrito bowl with some Orange Avocado Salsa (plus allll the fixin’s) and you’ve got one incredibly satisfying Mexican inspired dinner for the winner. Check before the recipe to hear about the giveaway! I just walked into […]

The BEST Buttercream Frosting for Sugar Cookies

The BEST Buttercream Frosting for Sugar Cookies from The Food Charlatan

The only buttercream frosting recipe you will ever need to top your Sugar Cookies with! Two special ingredients make this frosting the most vanilla-y recipe you ever did taste.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! What are you doing to celebrate Ireland getting all the snakes out of the land? Is that a myth? What is St. […]

The SOFTEST Sugar Cookies of Your Life (That Hold Their Shape)

The SOFTEST Sugar Cookies of Your Life (That Hold Their Shape) from The Food Charlatan

A secret ingredient makes these sugar cookies the SOFTEST and most flavorful cookies of your life! And they even hold their shape after baking, so you get exactly what you want instead of sad blob cookies. (Frost them with this amazing buttercream frosting.) I’m doing dishes in the kitchen when all the sudden I hear […]

Chicken, Mushroom, and Cream Cheese Stuffed Rolls

Chicken, Mushroom, and Cream Cheese Stuffed Rolls from The Food Charlatan

A can of biscuits means these stuffed rolls come together really quick! They are filled with cream cheese, mushrooms, and chicken. You can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes. Or you could serve these as an appetizer. They are a total crowd pleaser! Charlotte came home from school the other day and announced that […]