Top 10 Carlsbad Cravings Recipes of 2015 – and bonus interviews!

2015 has been an amazing year and I cannot thank you enough for your support, comments, and for making my recipes!  I seriously pinch myself that people actually make my food – and I am so grateful for it!  I also had the honor of being interviewed by Color Me Meg about my blog and my personal story.  You can watch that interview HERE:

Color Me Meg
Sarah from High Heels and Grills (left), me (center), Meg from Color Me Meg (right)

I also have had the privilege of meeting many talented bloggers including the INCREDIBLE Nagi from Recipe Tin Eats/Food Blogger Central who interviewed me in How Jen Did It – 0 to 1 Million Page Views in 12 Months.  You can read the interview HERE.


And now for Carlsbad Cravings top viewed recipes of 2015, starting with 3 Honorary Mentions – honorary because they have been in my Top 10 since they were published but haven’t been posted long enough to be Top 10 for the whole year 🙂

Honorary Mention 1:  Slow Cooker French Dip SandwichesCrazy tender Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches seeping with spices are unbelievably delicious and make the easiest dinner or party food. You haven't had French Dip Sandwiches until you try these! absolutely the best!

Honorary Mention 2:  Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken simmered with Mexican spices, salsa and green chilies for the BEST Mexican chicken perfect for tacos, burritos, tostadas, salads, etc. Couldn’t be any easier!

Honorary Mention 3:  Creamy Basil Parmesan Italian Soup

Creamy Basil Parmesan Italian Soup tastes better than any restaurant soup! Super easy and seasoned to perfection bursting with tender chicken, tomatoes, carrots, celery and macaroni enveloped by creamy Parmesan.

2015 Top 10!

10.  One Pot Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans


9.  Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs

Tender juicy slow cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs simmered in the most tantalizing sweet heat sauce that everyone goes crazy for! Perfect appetizer or delicious, easy meal with rice!

8.  Asian Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken (Slow Cooker)

Slow Cooker Asian Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken knocks the socks off of traditional Sesame Chicken with the additional depth of sweet and spicy Asian Sweet Chili Sauce AND all you have to do is add the ingredients to your slow cooker and dinner is served! #sesame #sesamechicken #chinese #slowcooker #crockpot

7. One Pot Lasagna Soup


6. Poke Turtle Brownies


5. Best Baked “Fried” Chicken


4. Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa


3. Almost No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Pies

2. Southwest Pepper Jack Salad with Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing


1. Cream Cheese Stuffed Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze


Thank you for viewing, pinning and making these recipes!  Now stay tuned for my PERSONAL favorite recipes NOT listed above of 2015 – coming soon!  xo


Tried and true Carlsbad Cravings Top recipes from 2015! you don't want to miss these!

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  1. Melissa says

    Jen, I LOVE your blog, and I probably make your recipes more than anybody else’s! Your pictures are stunning and such an inspiration to me! I look forward to visiting your blog all the time! (Sorry I have been MIA for quite a while. I was busy redesigning my blog and have kind of dropped off the face of the earth until it went live a few days ago!)

    • Jen says

      Hi Melissa, you are too nice to me! I am so honored you actually make my recipes!! I just visited your site and I LOVE It! So clean and happy, I jut want to stay on your page forever! I am so excited for you – and I’m sure you are excited it is done 🙂 xo

  2. Kelli Freitas says

    Hi Jen,
    I just wanted to tell you that before I discovered your blog I was terrified of cooking. I just felt so intimidated and inadequate. One day I guess I was feeling brave and tried your thai coconut red curry with vegetables recipe and it was AMAZING. I felt so proud and excited, and that was the beginning of my cooking journey! Now it’s my go-to recipe when we have friends over (NEVER would’ve fed people a year ago). I just wanted to thank you for your work and encourage you! My husband thanks you also 🙂


    • Jen says

      I love your comment so so much Kelli! I am thrilled my recipes have given you confidence in the kitchen! My mom always said, “If you can read you can cook” but I would add that it also has to be a good recipe! I hope you continue to find many new favorites!