This easy, healthy, Kung Pao Shrimp tastes better than takeout and is on your table in less than 30 minutes! You will love combination of juicy shrimp and crunchy peanuts in the savory, fiery garlic chili sauce with customizable heat!
Happy NEW YEAR! I hope you are enjoying the Top most POPULAR Recipes of 2016! 2016 has been a year of change for me personally from my little brother getting married, to my parents moving to Germany, to selling our home, moving twice, buying a new home, lots of travel, 2 surgeries, and another one this month. All good things, but one thing that has stayed constant is my love of food, creating recipes and sharing them with you AND your amazing support through it all! I love opening my computer every morning to your enthusiastic, grateful foodie comments!
Tender juicy, sweet and spicy Slow Cooker Korean Meatballs simmered in the most tantalizing rich sweet heat sauce that everyone goes crazy for! Perfect stress-free, make-ahead appetizer for New Year’s Eve or Game Day or these meatballs make a delicious, easy meal with rice and veggies!
Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge with NO stove or candy thermometer! This unbelievably easy dreamy fudge tastes like mini snickers bites and is so good I made them for Thanksgiving and they were gone in minutes with everyone begging for the recipe!
Merry Christmas! I hope your day is filled with lots and lots of love and light. To celebrate the birth of our Savior, I wanted to repost about my most meaningful Christmas (below). To me, this is what the light and hope of Christmas is all about. I was reminded of this just this past week when I went to my doctors appointment. My lung function was down again. I shed a lot of tears. It is easy to live in denial that I am slowly dying when I feel so alive and keep so busy. But in truth, I am blessed to be alive every single day. But because of Jesus Christ, I need not fear anything, even death. Because of Christ, – his birth, his sacrifice, his resurrection – we can all live together forever with our families.
“For unto us a achild is born, unto us a son is given; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The cMighty God, The dEverlasting Father, The Prince of ePeace.” Isaiah 9:6
He conquered death, and in doing so He also conquered fear, giving us the gift of peace. May we always honor his sacred gift today and throughout the year by treating his children – all he has given his life for – with more patience, more compassion, more generosity and more selflessness.
BAKED OR GRILLED Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is one of my absolute favorite recipes with the most addicting Peanut Sauce ever! I’ve included instructions for baking or indoor/outdoor grilling so you can make this recipe year round – because you will want to make this recipe year round. I am specifically posting it RIGHT NOW, because it makes a showstopping Christmas or New Year’s holiday appetizer!
Luxuriously rich and creamy Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust is your favorite holiday beverage in cheesecake form! The crust tastes like a giant gingersnap cookie and the silky Eggnog Cream Topping and sweetly tart Cranberry Topping elevate this cheesecake to the hit of Christmas! I’ve also included very detailed instructions so if you have never made a cheesecake before, now is your chance!!
This Baked Ham with Apple Cider Maple Glaze is dripping with flavor, wonderfully moist and beautifully caramelized with the BEST glaze! It only takes minutes of hands on prep and feeds a crowd making it the perfect impressive, hassle free main dish for Christmas and Easter!
Mega soft and chewy Customizable Nutella Cookies are my absolute favorite chocolate cookie with a whole cup of Nutella mixed right into the batter! Mix in anything you want from chocolate chips to Reese’s pieces to Andes mints for the perfect Christmas cookie!
Crunchy, crispy flavorful BAKED COCONUT CASHEW CHICKEN BITES with sweet and tangy Pineapple Dip make an appetizer (or meal) everyone will rave about! The harmony of sweet and spice, crunchy outside, tender inside and tons of texture are so crazy delicious you won’t be able to stop eating them!
This Brie Spinach Dip will be one of the best spinach dips you’ve ever made and/or tasted! Its rich, creamy cheesy, packed with flavor and the brie fancies it up for every party! Your friends/family will sing your praises for this indulgent appetizer!
Ultra rich and creamy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (without any “cream of” anything!) made extra easy in the crockpot for crazy tender meat, and the most amazingly flavorful cream sauce with hardly any effort! This make ahead beef stroganoff is great for busy weeknights or I love serving it for special occasions or holidays (like Christmas) because it is so easy, make ahead and stress free but tastes completely gourmet!
EASY Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins AKA muffins dunked in butter and generously coated in cinnamon-sugar for a baked muffin that tastes like a fried donut AND each with a Nutella surprise filling! These muffins are super quick to whip up and make the best special occasion breakfasts or dessert (like Christmas!)
Cystic fibrosis survivor, lung & kidney transplant recipient, LOVER of life and FOOD! I’m Jen and I live in Carlsbad, California (north San Diego), with my husband, Patrick, and my furry, four legged daughter, Kiwi, and together we WELCOME YOU to Carlsbad Cravings!!! Here you will find only my tried and true daringly delicious recipes - or what I like to describe as extraordinary flavors out of everyday ingredients. Read More…