Super easy, savory, sweet and smoky Boston Baked Bean Dip piled with bacon, cheese, sour cream and green onions for your favorite beans in each brown sugar bacon scoopful! This crowd pleasing appetizer will fly off your table!
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!
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!
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!
This Easy Cheesy Sausage Pesto Ring is SO ADDICTING! Patrick and I couldn’t stop eating it and then I was craving it for daaaaaaays. If you make one holiday or game day appetizer this season, this should be it! This Sausage Pesto Ring looks super impressive but you won’t believe how easy it is!
20 Minute Chipotle BBQ Cranberry Turkey Sliders (or chicken!) with Apple Poppy Seed Slaw are SO INCREDIBLE I was eating the smothered turkey out of the pan! They are a wonderfully delicious way to devour your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers or SO good you will want to make them forever and ever with chicken! The crunchy, sweet and tangy Apple Poppy Seed Slaw is delectable all on its own and the ideally delicious compliment to these saucy sliders!
Cheesy Baked BBQ Pork Taquitos will be some of the best and easiest taquitos you ever make because the start with Slow Cooker Carnitas! So, so juicy, flavorful, smothered in barbecue sauce and cheese with a wonderfully complementary Chipotle Ranch! Awesome game day food or fun dinner any night of the week that you can make completely ahead and then pop in the oven!
These extra Crispy Crab Cakes are restaurant quality right in your own home! Crispy on the outside, moist, juicy, flavor packed on the inside. And if you have never made crab cakes before you are going to be delighted and shocked at just how easy they are and they make fabulous no stress, make ahead appetizers that you can reheat!
These crazy tender, flavorful Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches will be some of the best you’ve ever had right in the comfort of your own home! They make a fabulous game day food, guest food, or just a fun dinner any night of the week. The incredible marinated steak and spiced mayo set these worlds above other recipes and you won’t believe how easy they are. You haven’t tried Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches until you try these!
Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups might just be the perfect bite! Cheesy sweet heat juicy chicken packed into baked crispy, taco wonton cups topped with the option of creamy, sweet and tangy Mango Salsa! These layered bites of yum make a fun, easy, satisfying dinner or a winning crowd pleasing appetizer everyone will gobble right up!
These quick and easy Chicken Gyro Flatbread Pizzas layered with sun-dried tomato basil hummus, flavor bursting Greek Chicken, red onions, mozzarella and feta all drizzled with easy Blender Tzatziki make the most satisfying lunches/dinners or a super fun appetizer!
Mega flavorful Buffalo Chicken Dip Stuffed French Bread is your favorite decadent creamy, cheesy dip baked right into the loaf! Crazy delicious side or EASY crowd pleasing appetizer perfect for parties or game day! Everyone will be begging you to make this!
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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…