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!
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 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!
These are the BEST Pork Carnitas (Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork) you will ever try! Super juicy, easy and so much more flavorful than other version complete with glorious crispy burnt ends! Great for large crowds or make ahead meals and makes the best tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, etc!
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!
Juicy, crispy, Nashville Hot Chicken (spicy fried chicken) is the only fried chicken recipe you will ever need! Leave off the Nashville Hot Sauce for flavor bursting chicken or add more or less Sauce to customize how spicy you want it. Either way, you won’t be able to resist this electrifying easier-than-you-think fried chicken! Perfect for the 4th!
Smothered BUFFALO Chicken Baked Burritos AKA “skinny chimichangas” are restaurant delicious without all the calories! stuffed with the BEST buffalo chicken and then baked to golden perfection and smothered in most incredible Creamy Lime Ranch Sauce! Your family will go crazy over these!!
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…