Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with 6 Great Recipes

St Patrick's Day Recipes | The Suburban Soapbox

St. Patrick's Day always sneaks up on me even though it's one of my favorite festive days of the year.  The Irish really know how to party....unfortunately, I can never keep up...I'm that person in the corner of the bar waiting for the night to end.  Beer is not my friend....but I look fabulous in green.  If I could go to an Irish pub and eat the filling comfort food with one or two pints without going deaf on St. Patrick's Day, that's my idea of a good time.  I know, lame.  I will probably be … [Read more...]

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast | The Suburban Soapbox

Brioche bread stuffed with vanilla-scented, roasted strawberries and creamy mascarpone cheese is the perfect breakfast for your Valentine. Or yourself. I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day.  I'm the person that blames the greeting card companies for the commercialization of this crazy holiday.  Growing up I was, most of the time, my very, own, special Valentine. :-)  Sometimes....I would even celebrate my love, for me, a day later by buying myself a very, special Valentine … [Read more...]

Herb Crusted Standing Rib Roast with Mustard-Horseradish Sauce

Herb Crusted Standing Rib Roast | The Suburban Soapbox

If you want to impress your guests....a standing rib roast will usually do it.  Unless you have a house full of vegetarians, I'm pretty sure they would not find this appetizing. But I do....I love meat and this is the king of all roasts.  It can go by many names...Prime Rib Roast, Standing Rib Roast, Bone-in Ribeye Roast.  Call it what you want....this is the easiest, most jaw dropping roast I've ever made.  I made my first roast about 10 years ago and over the years this is the recipe that … [Read more...]

Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars (Millionaire Bars)

Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread | The Suburban Soapbox

Have you heard of these before?  I felt they were fitting since the Mega Millions Jackpot is reaching a record high.  Approximately $585,000,000 the last time I checked.  What a Happy New Year that would be for the lucky winner! I bought a ticket last night when I finished grocery shopping.....the grocery bills are so high lately that I felt like $585 million dollars would make it sting a lot less.  Don't you agree?  And you have to get in the game.....am I right?  So I spent a whopping $5 … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Cutouts with Royal Icing

Cream Cheese Cutouts with Royal Icing | The Suburban Soapbox

My mom used to make sugar cookie cutouts when I was small.  She let me help and I remember it being a pretty simple process.  Something I thought I would always do with my kids. I think Katie and I made cutouts one time.  That was it.  And now she's just too busy or just not interested in helping.  She will resurface when it's time to eat  but nowhere to be found when I'm making them. Landon....this is better as a nap time project for me right now.  I can't even imagine what would happen if … [Read more...]

Cinnamon-Sugar Palmiers

Cinnamon-Sugar Palmiers | The Suburban Soapbox

Cinnamon-sugar toast should be a mandatory breakfast treat in every house.  I started my day with a piece of toasted white bread slathered with butter (salted, of course) and showered in a thick layer of cinnamon -sugar.....made by dumping several spoonfuls of sugar and 1/2 the amount of cinnamon in the middle of a paper towel.  I then would shift it around inside the paper towel until it looked "ready".  This is how I made breakfast most of my mornings. And it was heaven. It was also a good … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Toasted Pecan Cookies

White Chocolate Toasted Pecan Cookies - The Suburban Soapbox

Sometimes a little change up to your regular routine is a good thing.  I'm a creature of habit....I don't embrace change as much as I probably should.  One wrinkle in my day and I can get all bunched up like a load of laundry left in the dryer too long. I'm not like a freak about it though....I do get out.  I'm not a hermit if that's what you're thinking.  I go to the store, the mall, the gas station....I travel occasionally.  I just like to know that in the end I have some consistency in my … [Read more...]

Mocha Brownie and Mint M&M Cookies

Mocha Brownie and Mint M&M Cookies | The Suburban Soapbox

Day 5 of the Twelve Days of Cookies and a little philanthropy! This year, The Suburban Soapbox was selected to participate in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!  The cookie swap is organized by Lindsay of the blog Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen.  I've been a fan of both of their sites so I was super excited to be able to join the other bloggers in the largest cookie swap I've ever been a part of. And most importantly, this amazing project raised $13,778.40 for Cookies … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Toffee

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Toffee | The Suburban Soapbox

OVERDUE!  That's what this post is.  We will chalk this lateness up to technical issues.....distraction hangover from Mexico...and the Stitch Fix box that arrived yesterday afternoon. In case you were wondering, I'm still posting on an iPad for the most part.  It's not going well.  I'm having a hard time diving into the holiday spirit but the snow falling behind me right now is helping....a little.  It is beautiful but given we hardly ever see a white Christmas it's just not screaming Ho Ho … [Read more...]

Cranberry Cream Cheese Streusel Bars

Cranberry Cream Cheese Streusel Bars - The Suburban Soapbox

On the third day of cookies....it's hard to believe I had any leftover cranberry sauce.  I love it, it's my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner.  I even like the canned stuff....which would work well here too.  But since I know EVERYONE ran right out and bought fresh cranberries to make my Easy Cranberry Sauce recipe I thought I would morph it into something even more delicious.  Hard to believe.  Right? If you didn't make my Cranberry Sauce you can easily (and pretty quickly) whip up a … [Read more...]