Roasted Parmesan Lemon Garlic Broccoli (or Broccolini) is bursting with flavor, caramelized edges and the quickest side dish to every meal all made in ONE PAN! Delicious enough for company but e veryday easy!
Easy, make ahead, Greek Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Feta Pesto will be the BEST Greek pasta salad you ever make! The ideal stress free crowd pleasing side for all your holidays, potlucks and parties or a delicious grab and go lunch or snack!
Strawberry Melon Fruit Salad with Creamy Citrus Glaze will be your go-to spring/summer potluck side that will be gone in minutes! Its so cool and refreshing withe the BEST GLAZE and perfect combo of beloved melons, strawberries, bananas, apples and grapes!.
BEST EVER Creamy Company Mashed Potatoes infused with butter, heavy cream, sour cream, garlic, chives and Parmesan! I could eat these all day, every day just with a spoon. These incredibly velvety, flavorful mashed potatoes can be made ahead of time and stored in your slow cooker for an incredibly easy side worthy of any occasion – or just your spoon.
Apple Cranberry Bacon Candied Walnut Salad with Apple Poppy Seed Vinaigrette belongs on your table this Thanksgiving and all Autumn long! Do you say Autumn or Fall? I’ve always said Fall because that’s how I grew up. I think it must be a location thing. By saying “Autumn,” however, I somehow feel more sophisticated –…
Wonderfully flavorful, crisp tender Roasted Green Beans with Cremini Bacon Mushroom Sauce are easy enough for every day but delicious enough for special occasions (like Thanksgiving!)! If you are looking for an incredible alternative to green bean casserole, this is it!
This sweet and tangy homemade Pineapple Cranberry Sauce is so much better than canned, incredibly easy, stress free and make ahead! This company rave worthy Pineapple Cranberry Sauce will be your new favorite cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving! As a child at Thanksgiving, there were always extra mashed potatoes in the place of Cranberry Sauce. …
No Babysitting, easy, creamy BAKED Butternut Squash Risotto with Toasted Pine Nuts and Pepper Jack Cheese baked to perfection in 20 minutes! This simple to prepare risotto is wonderfully smooth and creamy, seasoned to perfection and is absolutely fool proof! It makes the most amazing Thanksgiving or holiday side but is easy enough for every day!
This Slow Cooker Creamed Corn with Ricotta and Bacon has to be the BEST CREAMED CORN I’ve eaten in my entire life! Rich and creamy, seasoned to perfection, SO easy and practically fool proof! This Creamed Corn will be the star of your Thanksgiving feast!
Sweet, buttery, homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are super soft and fluffy infused with pineapple juice and slathered in butter! Their light tropical flavor makes these tender golden rolls ideal for for sliders, potlucks and special occasions like Thanksgiving!
This mega creamy Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese Casserole is the only macaroni cheese recipe you will ever want to make! Make this mac for guests or family and they will love you forever! The homemade sauce itself is rich and crazy creamy and the casserole is stuffed with a hidden layer of provolone cheese and sour cream that melts when baked for a ridiculous amount of velvety creamy, cheesy goodness. A million dollar worthy goodness.
With cookouts, potlucks, barbecues, and 4th of July upon us, everyone needs the best potato salad recipe and this is it! This Classic Potato salad is super creamy and flavorful with just the right amount of kick (read on for the secret ingredient). Its easy to double/triple for a large crowd, can be made in advance for stress free sharing and best of all everyone loves THIS potato salad!
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This Watermelon Pineapple Salad with Honey Lime Mint Dressing is possibly the best fruit salad you will ever make and its so easy! What I especially love is you can add/mix in whatever fruit you have on hand because the dressing is out of this world! Your new summer go-to salad potluck recipe!
Your favorite jalapeno popper dip but in cheese muffin form- Jalapeno Popper Cheese Muffins! These cheese muffins are super moist with an intense cheesy flavor and a cream cheese jalapeno center with the perfect hint of spice. Your potluck/BBQ friends will thank you! if you decide to share…
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…