Tender, melt-in-your-mouth Hasselback Sweet Potatoes smothered with Garlic Herb Butter look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are every day easy! Serve them with sour cream, goat cheese or melt Gouda in between the slices for extra decadence! Are you in love with sweet potatoes?! Even if you aren’t, I can guarantee you…
Super easy, make ahead (AKA stress free!) Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball takes just minutes to whip up and is always a total show stopping appetizer! It’s not only loaded with bacon and cheese but COATED in bacon, cheese, green onions and pecans for can’t-stop-eating-partaaaaaaaaaaaaay-deliciousness!
You will never go back to just Pumpkin Pie again! Introducing Pumpkin PRALINE Pie – a Thanksgiving and Christmas must! Creamy pumpkin pie topped with crunchy, chewy brown sugar pecans for the perfect flavor and texture combination in every bite! Be the hero of Thanksgiving with this new twist on the comforting classics!
Irresistibly delicious, fresh and vibrant Winter Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is simple to whip together but can’t stop eating delicious! It makes the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side!
The juiciest, most tender, flavorful Roast Turkey with Herb Butter you ever sunk your teeth into! This is the only turkey recipe you will ever need for the rest of your life for the BEST turkey of your life! Happy almost Thanksgiving! If you still need a few Thanksgiving ideas or simply want the BEST appetizer, sides or dessert, make sure to check out my Thanksgiving Guide which has over 50 Thanksgiving recipes all from CARLSBAD CRAVINGS all in ONE place to make your Thanksgiving prep that much easier and delicious!
No onto the main event – turkey time! For too long turkeys have been dry or bland, or even worse dry and bland – but not anymore! I have created an extremely detailed guide on How to Roast Turkey perfectly every time, which to me means, the juiciest, most flavorful turkey with gravy that is to live for! So even if you have never made turkey before, you can be the hero of Thanksgiving with this brined, herb butter infused turkey! These instructions are everything you ever wanted to know about roasting turkey – and more than you wanted to know – but please don’t be intimidated. Roasting turkey is EASY! Follow my recipe and you can’t go wrong!
10 Minute prep creamy, sweet and tangy Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log is the EASIEST yet most impressive appetizer you will ever make! And it can be made DAYS in advance so it’s the perfect stress-free appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday party!
This warm, creamy, cheesy Mexican Spinach Dip is easy, make ahead, bursting with fiestalicious spices and quite possibly the BEST Spinach Dip ever! AKA your new back pocket crowd pleasing appetizer for every occasion!
Easy, creamy NO BAKE Cherry Cheesecake Dip is one of the easiest AND most delicious desserts/appetizers that comes together in less than 10 minutes! The ideal make ahead, stress free, crowd pleaser for all your holiday parties!!
Wonderfully crisp tender Roasted Green Beans with Creamy Gruyere Sauce and Bacon are a fresh and easy, flavor exploding side dish perfect for dinner, entertaining and Thanksgiving! They will make you fall in love with green beans all over again and are ready in 15 minutes!
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Cranberries, Caramelized Pecans and Goat Cheese all drizzled with the most incredible CRANBERRY VINAIGRETTE belongs on your table this Thanksgiving and Christmas and all season long! You are probably going to want to volunteer to bring salad to Thanksgiving this year because this salad is make ahead, stress free perfection. I loved this salad so much it was gone within 24 hours – and I was the only one home.
This Best Ever Pecan Pie is tied for my favorite pie ever ! Its unbelievably delicious with its caramel-esque sweet custard filling, its crunchy pecan crust all cocooned in Pecan Graham Cracker Crust! This easy Pecan Pie is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas because its make ahead and crazy easy made in ONE BOWL!
We are quickly approaching pie season! And every pie is as only as good as its crust so today I’m sharing my favorite Homemade Pie Crust Recipe with step by step photos, tips and tricks so even if you have never made homemade pie crust before, yours will turn out beautifully buttery, tender, flaky and delicious! And if you have never made pie crust before, let me assure you it really is “easy as (eating) pie!”
Wonderfully crunchy, satisfying Cranberry Apple Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad is a perfect harmony of flavor and texture all doused in to-live-for bright and refreshing Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing! It is one of my favorite salads to come out of my kitchen! This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad looks deceptively gourmet but is super simple to make and can be prepped ahead of time (except for the apples and pears), and unlike lettuce, the Brussels Sprouts keep exceptionally well for no hassle, stress free entertaining.
This mega creamy (WITHOUT any cream), Slow Cooker Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup is wonderfully comforting and positively can’t-stop-slurping-delicious! Its loaded with flavor and intentionally easy and cravilicious while unintentionally gluten free, dairy free and crazy healthy!
This Banana Coconut Cream Pie is the best ever banana pie and coconut cream pie mashed together to create the ultimate pie! Layers of decadent, coconut infused custard sandwiching freshly sliced bananas, topped with fluffy COCONUT Whipped Cream all nestled in an easy, buttery, Vanilla Wafer Coconut Crust! And the best part is, this pie isn’t any more difficult than making either pie and now you don’t have to choose between your two favorites on Thanksgiving, Easter or ever!
The best ever Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows AND buttery, brown sugar Pecan Topping! This Sweet Potato Casserole has been our favorite recipe ever since we tasted it almost a decade ago and you will love that you can assemble it the night before Thanksgiving or Christmas! No Thanksgiving table is complete without this comforting classic!
Melt in your mouth soft cake-like Pumpkin Cookies bursting with tons of Fall flavor and smothered with heavenly silky Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting! Bring these cookies to your Halloween parties and they will be the hit of the night!
Make ahead Almost No Bake Nutella S’mores Pie is decadently rich and creamy (seriously takes like a truffle) topped with golden marshmallows and nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust AND and couldn’t be easier! This S’mores Pie is destined to become a new favorite for any chocolate or s’mores lover – its definitely one of ours! – and you will love that you can pull the completed pie out of the refrigerator at a second’s notice!
Wonderfully rich, crazy creamy, heavenly Mississippi Mud Pie with 4 EASY layers of decadence! Everyone will beg you for this sensational TO LIVE FOR recipe!
Million Dollar Cookie Pie layered with pie crust, Nutella, Dulce de Leche and cookie dough! This is hands down the best cookie pie you will sink your teeth into and it tastes even better the next day making it the perfect make ahead, stress free company