Top 25 Carlsbad Cravings Recipes of 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you for welcoming my recipes into your home, onto your tables and into your bellies in 2014!  That’s a lot of trust right there 🙂  Like I said in my post yesterday  – Top 14 Underrated Recipes of 2014 – I only post recipes I love, so I hope you have loved what you have tried so far and will love everything you have yet to try!

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When my sister-law urged me to start a food blog almost a year ago, I never expected it to reach so many people so quickly or I probably would have picked a different name as I have seen it referenced as Carl’s Bad Cravings on a number of sites – which makes me laugh and is honestly a more catchy name.  But I am so happy you have joined me on this foodie adventure.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making this blog possible.  Thank you for your views, thank you for your comments and thank you for making my recipes.  2015 will continue to be packed full of delicious Carlsbad Craving Creations that I can’t wait to share with you!

Before I start the official countdown, here are 2 Honorable Mentions that missed the countdown because I just posted them this week but they are already gaining quick buzz and would have made the list given more time:

Sticky Honey Buffalo Hot Wings

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and

BBQ Chicken Pizza Dip

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Now to the Official Countdown:

25.  Honey Lime Chipotle Chicken Fajita Bowls with Chipotle Lime Crema

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24.  Chipotle Sweet Pulled Pork (Slow Cooker)

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23.  Fire Roasted Restaurant Blender Salsa (5 Minutes!)

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22. Herbed Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes and Bacon Au Gratin

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21.  Perfect Homemade Pizza Crust

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20.  Skinny General Tso’s Chicken

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19.  Homemade Little Debbies’ Oatmeal Creme Pies

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18.  Maple Dijon Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans, Bacon and Feta

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17.  Skinny Garlic Parmesan Mozzarella Fettuccine Alfredo

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16.  Angel Food Cake French Toast with Cream Cheese and Strawberry Syrup

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15.  7 Minute Garlic Jalapeno Whipped FetaWhipped-Feta-main2

14.  Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken, Pineapple, Carrots and Bell Peppers

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13.  Salsa Verde Honey Lime Pepper Jack Chicken Enchiladas

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12.  Easy Creamy Caramel Sauce

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11.  Hot lemon Poke Cake

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10.  Double Layer Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake

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9.  Cashew Coconut Crusted Chicken with Honey Mango Dip

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8.  Sticky  Honey Lemon Ginger Chicken

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7.  Secret Ingredient Better Than Takeout Beef and Broccoli

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6.  Overnight Crème Brulee French Toast

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5.  Sesame Chicken Egg Rolls with Sweet and Sour Hoisin Sauce

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4.  Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Meatballs (Slow Cooker)

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 3.  Pomegranate, Pear, Pistachio Salad with Creamy Pomegranate Dressing

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2.  5 Minute Blender Tomatillo Avocado Ranch

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1.  Toffee Pecan Caramel Pound Cake

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That’s a wrap!  Well, almost…Please drop me a line – I would LOVE to hear what your favorite Carlsbad Cravings recipe(s) are that you have tried or want to try.

Wising you a you a Happy New Year and wonderfully delicious 2015 from my family to yours!!!!

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10 Comments

  1. Amy says

    I have loved all of the recipes I have made of yours. Your Lemon Cake and Meatballs are AMAZING! Keep up the good work!

    • Jen says

      Hi Amy! I am so happy to hear you have loved the recipes of mine you have tried – yay! You have great taste- the meatballs and Lemon Cake are two of my favs! Thank you so much for trying my recipes! I hope you continue to enjoy many more this year 🙂

  2. Audrey says

    LOVED your beef and broccoli – really is better than takeout!

    • Jen says

      Thank you Audrey! Love the Beef and Broccoli too so I am so happy you loved it so much! Thanks for visiting my site!

  3. Ashley says

    I made and LOVED your Red Pepper Pasta w/Chicken, Black Beans and Spinach! My husband is begging me for the Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake, since I’m such a great wife I’ll have to make it soon and sample a few slices :p Keep up the great work! Happy 2015!

    • Jen says

      Hi Ashley! That pasta is one of my all time favs so I am so happy you loved it as well! You definitely sound like an amazing wife to make that Cheesecake for your husband – happy to hear you plan on sampling a few slices – or maybe you just leave him a few slices? 🙂 Thanks for visiting my site and Happy 2015 to you and your family as well!!!

  4. Kimberly says

    Hi Jen, I found your site by happenstance as I was trying to plan a meal for several of our friends from church. I wanted something different, something special. I googled several dishes and clicked on your site. And all the pictures of food looked so delicious. I read through the recipes and decided to try several. In fact, my whole meal pretty much consisted of your recipes. Pistachio Gruyere Chicken Cordon Bleu, the Pecan Streusel Double Bake Sweet Potatoes, the Herbed Gruyere Potatoes, the Lemon Poke Cake and the Pecan Toffee Cake… omg! I’m not really much of a cook, but your recipes were so clearly written and the step-by-step photos were so easy to follow. I had my mother-in-law fix a couple of here standout dishes, just in case my adventure with something new didn’t turn out right…. Well, I must say, everything turned out perfect. Our guest were raving over all the dishes I made from your site… They all wanted to know how I fixed them, especially the sweet potatoes… They were, as my guests said, “off the chain,” and declared I had been holding out on my culinary skills. LOL! I directed everyone to your site. I also tried the Honey Hot Wings and the Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls for our Superbowl Party. They both were instant hits. One guest was not happy that one of his egg rolls disappeared from his plate… LOL! Thanks so much for posting and sharing your life and recipes. Blessings to you and your family!

    • Jen says

      Hi Kimberly, you comment is one of my favorites EvER! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and let me know how much you loved everything! I am SO happy the recipes were easy to follow and they all turned out and there were’t any misadventures – I am sure you were so relieved! It sounds like you have had amazing sweet culinary skillz all along and maybe just needed the right ammo 🙂 Thank you for being such a sweetheart and making my day! I hope you continue to enjoy more of my recipes! Blessings to you and yours as well!!!!!

  5. Joan says

    Thai red curry chicken and vegetable. Excellent. A keeper. Loved it!

    • Jen says

      Thanks Joan! I love hearing that!

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