Coconut Jasmine Rice with Cilantro

Coconut Jasmine Rice with Cilantro from The Food Charlatan

The most delicious stove top rice you will ever eat! Use coconut milk to infuse the rice with amazing flavor. It turns out so tender and a little bit sweet, but not in a weird way. You will still want to pair it with your Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala, or any other curry.  GOOD NEWS you […]

Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats with Honey

Make-Ahead Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats with Honey from The Food Charlatan

When you combine oats with yogurt and let it sit overnight, you get a delicious and healthy treat for breakfast! You can play around with all kinds of mix-ins, but I added banana, blueberries, and honey. My kids adored this.   Eric and I just had this moment standing a few feet away from each other, looking […]

Green Orange Julius Smoothie

Green Orange Julius Smoothie from The Food Charlatan

This healthy Orange Julius smoothie is packed with frothy and creamy orange flavor! A handful of spinach makes it green and a lot better for you. Perfect breakfast for a busy morning! I’m the youngest of 5 kids, and every other year my family and I all get together for Christmas in the same house. […]

2-Ingredient Kielbasa Puffs + YA Novel Giveaway!

2-Ingredient Kielbasa Puffs (+ YA Novel Giveaway!) from The Food Charlatan

These little bites of Kielbasa are wrapped up in flaky puff pastry for the perfect game day appetizer! Dip them in mustard and enjoy a little more sophisticated pigs-in-a-blanket! YOU GUYS!!! Big news! My sister Nikki is FINALLY getting published!!! There will never be enough exclamation points for this! Nikki is a YA (Young Adult) author. She’s […]

Skinny Texas Cowboy Cookies

Skinny Texas Cowboy Cookies from The Food Charlatan

These skinny cookies have NO sugar, NO white flour, and only 2 tablespoons of butter in the whole batch! What they do have are a ton of mix-ins. Oatmeal, coconut, bran flakes, pecans to name a few. They taste like a Texas Cowboy Cookie, but way better for you! (Which means I can eat half a […]

EASY New Year’s Eve Appetizers For 2017!

Smokey Almond Cream Cheese Endive Bites from The Food Charlatan

This is the ULTIMATE New Year’s Eve Menu with 18 recipes for appetizers, drinks, and dessert! Whether you are hosting or just bringing one dish, these recipes will be perfect. Bring it on 2017! The other day I was talking on the phone with my mom through our minivan’s Bluetooth thingy. (Did I tell you we […]

Cranberry Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Cranberry Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats from The Food Charlatan

Rice Krispies treats get a make over! First brown the butter to get an insane amount of flavor. THEN add chopped cranberries and extra marshmallows for the most buttery, gooey treats ever, plus a tart pop of holiday color! Add these to your cookie plate! Every Sunday I put Charlotte in an adorable dress for church, tie the […]

2-Minute Maple Butter

2-Minute Maple Butter from The Food Charlatan

This easy Maple Butter is your toast or dinner roll’s new favorite topping! It is so easy to whip up (seriously, 2 minutes) and can be made ahead of time. It makes a great (easy! fast!) gift for neighbors, coworkers, or your holiday hostess.  “Eric, my nose is so cold. Is your nose cold? Feel my nose, […]

Sticky Sweet-and-Salty Chex Mix (Christmas Crack)

Sticky Sweet-and-Salty Chex Mix (Christmas Crack) from The Food Charlatan

This Sticky Chex Mix is called Christmas Crack for a good reason! Once you start you just can’t stop. A simple syrup (with LOTS of butter) gets drizzled over corn Chex and studded with nuts and M&Ms. It is salty-sweet perfection! Today I had my first parent-teacher conference with Charlotte’s kindergarten teacher. It was so fun to hear […]

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Fried Sourdough

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Fried Sourdough from The Food Charlatan

Let’s think of a way to make garlicky roasted green beans even more amazing. OH I KNOW. Let’s add hunks of fried sourdough bread and sprinkle it with goat cheese that gets all melty and glorious. You win, carbs. This would be a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving in a few weeks!  I’m writing this […]