Wonderfully juicy, flavor exploding, melt-in-your-mouth Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is my favorite meat meal EVER and “better than any restaurant” according to my food critic husband! It’s the ultimate easy company dinner because it can be made days in advance then reheated in the slow cooker for stress free entertaining (which is actually my preferred method)!
This One Pot Loaded Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup) is the ultimate hearty, creamy, comfort food! It truly tastes better than Olive Garden’s version loaded with Italian sausage, potatoes, bacon, cannellini beans, carrots, corn, and kale/spinach!
Freezer friendly, juicy, cheesy, shortcut Chipotle Chicken Empanadas doused in refreshing Avocado Dip make the best crowd pleasing appetizers, dinners or snacks and can be made ahead of time and frozen for later! The filling of smoky chipotle chicken, hearty black beans, crisp bell peppers and gooey cheese is to die for and the store bought puff pastry dough makes an easy shortcut for the buttery, flaky golden pastry!
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!
Incredibly tender, juicy flavorful Baked Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders coated in the most AMAZING ranch/cheese cracker breading! These chicken tenders are so finger-lickin’-good they will fly off the plate!
Juicy, flavorful Italian meatballs bathed in rich marinara, smothered in mozzarella and Parmesan and baked to golden cheesy deliciousness – AKA my new deliciously comforting obsession! These Cheesy Baked Italian Meatballs will be the only Italian meatballs you ever want to eat and they make the BEST spaghetti and meatballs ever! Because this recipe comes from an Italian! read on!
This LIGHTENED UP Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili is about to become your new favorite White Chicken Chili recipe! Its sooooo creamy (without any heavy cream!), comforting, wonderfully hearty, and the layers of flavors are out of this world! It’s a super easy, almost “dump and run” recipe that will have everyone begging for more!
25 MINUTE Baked Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon with Crispy Parmesan Panko & Broccoli! Because this recipe title deserves its very own sentence 😉 . This baked salmon in foil is not only bursting with flavor and sooo juicy and tender but the easiest, most satisfying meal that tastes totally gourmet! You will be blown away by this restaurant quality meal at a fraction of the price!
This is the BEST Broccoli Cheese Soup ever – you won’t believe its lightened up!!! SO FLAVORFUL, creamy, comforting, easy, and on your table in just over 30 minutes (20 of those minutes are simmering!)!! It’s deceitfully decadent without packing on the pounds and undeniably delicious without taking all night to prepare. Hello to a new favorite EASY Fall soup!!
This Million Dollar Baked Penne has been a family favorite for decades (although we know it affectionately as Baked Ziti). The ridiculously delicious hearty, sausage, garlic infused tomato sauce, the hidden layer of creamy/cheesiness and crowning gooey cheesiness make this taste like a million dollars! AND it is quick and easy to make, fabulous for a crowd, freezes beautifully and doesn’t break the bank!
Lightened Up Caesar Chicken Tortellini is bursting with your favorite Caesar dressing flavors but in AMAZING pasta! The creamy, cheesy, garlicky, lemony, homemade Caesar Parmesan Sauce is out of this world all smothering juicy chicken and cheesy tortellini! Comfort food at its most addictive!
I am in love with this Sheet Pan Teriyaki Shrimp, Pineapple and Snap Peas! Its SO easy, healthy, a meal-in-one, with the BEST homemade Teriyaki sauce and on your table in LESS THAN 30 MINUTES! One of the easiest, most satisfying meals that tastes better than takeout and is way healthier! Stock up on frozen shrimp so you can make this at moment’s notice!
Juicy Garlic Herb Chicken baked in ONE PAN with Parmesan mozzarella Scalloped Sweet Potatoes! This meal-in-one dinner is knock-your-socks-off delicious and destined to become one of your new favorite dinners! Impressive enough for company, easy enough for everyday!
You won’t be able to stop munching this Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Salad! Its bursting with tender, juicy chicken, all your favorite fiestalicious salad fixings including crunchy, salty tortilla chips and the zesty, sweet & tangy Creamy Baja Catalina Dressing is out of this world delicious! This salad is flavor/texture heaven!
15 minute prep Fall-Off-the-Bone Slow Cooker HONEY BUFFALO Ribs might be your new favorite ribs! These are SO tender and SO easy! They are slathered in an amazing rub and the most addicting honey buffalo sauce ever!
25 MINUTE fresh and crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad Wraps are your favorite Chinese salad in easy, portable wrap form! These delectable wraps are loaded with tender rotisserie chicken and crispy vegetables tossed in vibrant dressing all cocooned in soft flatbread slathered with Asian chili Mayo! These Wraps are an explosion of flavor and texture for a healthy, satisfying lunch/dinner or grab and go park/picnic/road trip meal!
Juicy, smoky, sweet and tangy, Mesquite Pineapple BBQ Chicken smothered in the most wonderful homemade Pineapple BBQ sauce is irresistibly delicious! It’s fabulously easy for a make ahead dinner or Labor Day crowd!
Easy, juicy, Skillet OR Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken seeping with flavor is a meal in itself or instantly transforms salads, tacos, burritos, wraps, etc into the most epic meal EVER! Marinate your chicken and forget it then dinner can be served in MINUTES!
Lighter ONE POT Chicken Fajita Pasta has only minutes of hands-on cooking time! It’s smothered in cheesy, creamy salsa infused sauce bursting with your favorite fajita spiced chicken, onions and peppers! The pasta cooks right IN the sauce for simple prep, minimal cleanup, and extra flavooooor! Pull out a chair because this one pot dinner is about to become a regular at your kitchen table!
EASY Baked or Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Foil Packets bursting with juicy chicken and tender, flavorful potatoes and broccoli all smothered in cheddar and dipped in Ranch Crema! These chicken foil packets are SO addictingly delicious and a meal-in-one that are quick to throw together and even quicker to clean up!