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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

30 Minute Pea Soup (From A Bag of Frozen Peas)

30 Minute Pea Soup (From A Bag of Frozen Peas) from The Food Charlatan

Raise your hand if you’ve got a bag of frozen peas somewhere in the back of your freezer! This recipe is for you. It’s a perfect last-minute meal (30 minutes, tops!) for when you haven’t got a plan for dinner. Plus it’s delicious! Today Truman was on the front porch having a meltdown. He can’t […]

Chewy Brown Sugar Snickerdoodle Blondies

Brown Sugar Snickerdoodle Blondies from The Food Charlatan

These rich and soft Snickerdoodle Blondies use all brown sugar to get that chewy, molasses-y flavor we all love. The crackly cinnamon sugar topping is the best part! Some random facts: For years I had no idea that the word “infamous” had negative connotations. I thought it just meant REALLY famous. (Also when I say “for […]

One Hour French Bread

One Hour French Bread from The Food Charlatan

One hour, I promise!! This delicious yeasty French bread has only one 20-minute rise before going into a screaming hot oven for another 20 minutes. At the end you have golden crusty goodness just waiting to be slathered in butter or dipped in oil and balsamic! Eric got home from work today and came into […]

Nana’s Famous Fudge Brownies

Nana's Famous Fudge Brownies from The Food Charlatan

The most decadent fudge brownies with chocolate fudge frosting you will ever eat! These brownies are thick and chewy and not cakey in any way shape or form. They really do taste like fudge. Eric’s grandma (Nana) is famous for this recipe! So Eric lost the remote. I’m pretty sure it was him who lost […]