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!.
Strawberry Cheesecake Pie might just be my favorite strawberry dessert of all time! Its rich and creamy cheesecake but made extra easy in pie form and extra delicious with vanilla wafer crust! Smother the luscious cheesecake in the BEST sweet glazed juicy strawberries and everyone won’t be able to stop singing your praises…and eating your cheesecake!
Strawberry Cream Cheese STUFFED Sour Cream Coffee Cake with an INCREDIBLY creamy cheesecake-like cream cheese filling and thick, fresh strawberry “jam” all topped with Coconut Pecan Streusel and Lemon Drizzle is OUT OF THIS WORLD! The mind-blowing texture and flavor combination actually gets better over time, so you can make this Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe ahead of time and store for stress free special occasions!
This is the BEST Layered Carrot Cake Recipe you will make – or so says everyone who has tasted it. Its super moist without being oily, spiced perfectly, and the silky Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting is out of this world! Bring these layers of deliciousness to a party and everyone will be begging you for the…
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.
Easy Pan Seared Steak with a deeply caramelized seared crust and the most amazing Balsamic Herb Cream Sauce – perfect for Valentine’s Day! I’ve included step by step instructions, tips and tricks to achieve melt in your mouth, restaurant quality pan seared steak right in your own home even if you have never made steak before!
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!
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…