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. (It's like 25 people. I can't even keep track. In the last few years the children have started to outnumber us. It's crazy/awesome.) Anyway, every night one sibling takes a night for dinner. I

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

2-Ingredient Kielbasa Puffs + YA Novel Giveaway!

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

Slow Cooker Chicken, White Bean, and Kale Soup with Parmesan Shavings from The Food Charlatan

Slow Cooker Chicken, White Bean, and Kale Soup with Parmesan Shavings

Slow cook your way to a steamy bowl of comforting soup! Full of tender chicken, beans, kale, and Parmesan shavings, this easy dinner is healthy to boot. Serve with some crusty bread and extra cheese! Eric has started to make a small "ding!"

Skinny Texas Cowboy Cookies from The Food Charlatan

Skinny Texas Cowboy Cookies

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

Slow Cooker Risotto with Italian Sausage and Butternut Squash from The Food Charlatan

Slow Cooker Risotto with Italian Sausage and Butternut Squash (and newborn photos!)

Have you ever made risotto on the stove? You have to stir forever. Make it in your slow cooker instead, you only have to stir twice! This version has flavorful sausage, tender butternut squash, a healthy handful of spinach, along with a sprinkling of

Top 5 Recipes of 2016 from The Food Charlatan

Top 5 Recipes of 2016 from The Food Charlatan

Here they are! The top 5 recipes published on The Food Charlatan in 2016, judging by traffic. You people have good taste! The recipes you visited most were absolutely some of my favorites from this year.  Eric showed me this awesome meme the

Smokey Almond Cream Cheese Endive Bites from The Food Charlatan

EASY New Year’s Eve Appetizers For 2017!

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

Cranberry Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats from The Food Charlatan

Cranberry Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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

Swedish Sour Cream Twists (Layered Yeast Cookies) from The Food Charlatan

Swedish Sour Cream Twists (Layered Yeast Cookies)

These pastry-like cookies have yeast in them but no rising. You just have to chill the dough a while, roll in lots of sugar, and twist to get one of the best Swedish Christmas traditions! We make these every year. I love to dip them in hot

2-Minute Maple Butter from The Food Charlatan

2-Minute Maple Butter

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

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

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

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