With a burst of triple cheddar flavor and all the right spices, Smoked Funeral Potatoes are perfect for family barbecues, weeknight meals, holiday buffets or packed up to take to a potluck dinner. Cheesy hash browns in a perfectly seasoned creamy cheese sauce are topped with a buttery crumb topping, and cooked low and slow on the smoker for a delicious barbecue twist on this comforting classic side dish. This is the recipe that my family BEGS me to make all the time!
If you love peanut butter cookies and are crazy for Butterfingers, you are going to love this copycat recipe for Crumbl Butterfinger Cookies – biting into one of these is chocolate and peanut butter bliss! Start with a super soft and chewy peanut butter cookie, with a silky milk chocolate drizzle and overloaded with Butterfinger candy pieces inside and out…could you really ask for anything more? So fast and easy to make, with a no-chill dough, it’s easy to see why these are always a favorite at our house! Warm from the oven, these Butterfinger Bliss Cookies are an indulgent treat anytime. And when it comes to cookies, go big or go home!
With a burst of flavor and all the right spices, Traeger Barbecued Chicken is a simple dinner that becomes the best barbecue restaurant-quality meal when seasoned with the combination of Barbecue Sweet Rub and slathered with the BEST Honey Barbecue Sauce! Smoking the chicken low and slow makes for wonderfully tender and juicy chicken that is so easy and absolutely perfect every time!
Honey Barbecue Sauce is a simple and perfect sauce – wonderfully sticky and very kid-friendly – the best basic barbecue sauce to have on hand and so easy to make at home! Barbecued Chicken is a favorite at our house for dinner on a busy weeknight, a crowd favorite for backyard barbecues, and any leftovers are perfect for sandwiches, salads, charcuterie boards and fajitas. It’s also the secret to my delectable Smoked Barbecue Chicken Salad and Barbecue Chicken Nachos!
My family loves Rhubarb Banana Bread Bites swirled with Fruit Filling – perfect for both special days and everyday munching! With a super-moist texture, buttery banana flavor, and incredibly soft crumb, this is our family-favorite banana bread made extra special with bits of fresh rhubarb and a flavorful sweet rhubarb filling in a sweet little bite size!
Lasagna is a classic comfort food, and no one can resist this Easy Crockpot Lasagna, which tastes just as wonderful as traditional lasagna, but is so incredibly fast and easy to make! Perfect for those busy nights when you know you won’t have time to make dinner, but delicious enough for company when you don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen! Layers of tender pasta, flavorful meat sauce and a delightfully cheesy texture and flavor make for a home-cooked lasagna that is loaded with Italian flavor. Serve this delicious homemade lasagna alongside a simple salad and cheesy garlic bread for a cozy dinner that’s perfect anytime of the year!
No need to wait for the Peach Truck! If you love fresh summer peaches, you are going to love this copycat recipe for Crumbl Peach Sugar Cookies! Thick and tender peach sugar cookies swirled with sweet and juicy Peach Buttercream Frosting, and topped with Trolli Peachie O’s gummy candy are truly a treat! Not only do these smell like a soft and fuzzy ripe peach, these cookies are exploding with fresh peach flavor – truly extraordinary cookies! As my family always says, “These are better than Crumbl!
With a burst of triple cheddar flavor and all the right spices, Smoked Mac & Cheese is perfect for family barbecues, weeknight meals, or packed up to take to a potluck dinner. Tender noodles covered with a velvety rich cheese sauce and a buttery crumb topping is classic comfort food in a cast iron skillet! With nacho inspired spices, smoking the mac & cheese low and slow for an hour makes for wonderfully different side dish that is so easy and absolutely perfect every time!
Smoked Mac & Cheese is a favorite at our house for dinner on a busy weeknight, a crowd favorite for backyard barbecues, and perfect served with burgers on the grill, Barbecue Chicken, Barbecue Ribs and Smoked Brisket, or stuffed in the middle of a Mighty Macaroni Melted Cheese Sandwich!
It's time for rhubarb lovers to unite! It’s summertime here in the Midwest, which means my rhubarb is coming in strong and abundant! These Rhubarb Dream Bars are the perfect way to let the tangy rhubarb flavor shine through in all its glory. So easy to make, with a mouth-watering, buttery shortbread crust with a gooey rhubarb filling. You will love everything about this delicious dessert that's so easy to make
You are going to love this copycat recipe for Crumbl Caramel Shortbread Twix Cookies that combine the best parts of your favorite candy bar into a decadent cookie! Super soft, chewy and buttery shortbread cookies are stuffed with chocolate covered English toffee bits, filled with a thick layer of soft caramel, silky smooth chocolate, and topped with a sweet little miniature Twix candy bar for good measure. So fast and easy to make, with a no-chill dough, it’s easy to see why these are always a favorite at our house. As my family always says, these are “Better than Crumbl Cookies!
On weekends and special occasions, there is nothing quite like Bananas Foster French Toast! Thick and fluffy slices of buttery brioche are dipped in rich egg custard with just a touch of vanilla and cinnamon and grilled until golden. Topped with a decadent Bananas Foster Sauce made from butter, brown sugar, heavy cream and a touch of dark rum, and filled with caramelized banana slices and crunchy pecans, this is one amazing breakfast treat! Devilishly good with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream as well! Maple syrup, move on over – there’s a new star in town!
Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots are the carrots of your dreams! So fast and easy to roast in your oven or on the grill, and always a huge hit for family dinners and special holiday celebrations. Wildflower honey, balsamic vinegar and herbs complement the natural sweetness of the carrots, working together to caramelize the carrots in a delectable glaze that is perfectly sweet, sticky and tangy – simple and easy never tasted so gourmet
My family calls my copycat recipe for Crumbl Chocolate Cake Cookies “Better Than Crumbl Chocolate Cake Cookies” for good reason! These bakery quality cookies are a chocolate trifecta – a thick and chewy chocolate cookie base is filled with rich cocoa flavor and studded with chocolate chips, and topped with a thick swirl of silky Chocolate Fudge Frosting. So fast and easy to make, with a no-chill dough, it’s easy to see why these are always a favorite for special occasions and everyday treats!
Teriyaki salmon is only as good as the salmon and teriyaki sauce, and this Grilled Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon with Asparagus is one of our favorite recipes! Juicy and tender salmon, bursting with sweet and tangy teriyaki flavor is one of the easiest meals to throw together. Fresh and tender asparagus grills up alongside in the same pan for a quick and easy dinner in less than 30 minutes! Although I love making my own marinades, sauces and glazes, there are times you just need something quick and easy – and this is my go-to recipe for fast and easy family dinners!
If you are a lover of southern Banana Cream Pudding or Crumbl cookies, these Crumbl Banana Cream Pie Cookies are for you! Start with a soft and tender sugar cookie, fill with a thick swirl of silky rich banana cream pie filling, and top with tiny vanilla wafer cookies and a slice of sweet banana. If that description doesn’t convince you to make these cookies, I don’t know what will!
Super soft, chewy and buttery, the cookie is amazing all by itself, but the banana cream pie filling is truly better than any banana cream pudding you’ve ever had - you may be tempted to eat it with a spoon! I get so many requests to create Crumbl copycat cookies – but this flavor is one of the most requested, and after one bite you’ll understand why! The flavors in this cookie are amazing and work so well together – overall this is simply a fantastic cookie!
Fire up your Traeger for Smoked Baked Beans - one of those recipes that really embodies true barbecue! Simple is always best, and this baked bean recipe has proven that for years, continuing to win accolades from family and friends. Loaded with thick slices of bacon, smoked ham and homemade brisket and smoked low and slow for several hours, the meaty and smoky flavor makes these baked beans the best on the planet! It wouldn’t be barbecue at our house without these delicious and savory Smoked Barbecue Baked Beans!
Why grill these Baked Beans when you can bake them? I adore my pellet grill! Wood pellet grills like Traeger and Camp Chef are definitely the superior way to make these Barbecued Baked Beans, and almost anything barbecue related for that matter! Wood pellet grills add flavor in a way that charcoal grills and gas grill just don't. One taste and you'll see what I mean!
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