Welcome to Carlsbad Cravings!
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 with big, BOLD flavors - or what I like to describe as extraordinary flavors out of everyday ingredients. Click HERE to read my interview and watch my…
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas (Video!)
This is the BEST Pork Carnitas Recipe you will ever try! Super juicy with caramelized crispy burnt ends, and so much more flavorful than other versions!
Our Love Story
As part of my May 2013 Flashback: Coronado Anniversary and Kidney Transplant Update, I wanted to share the following chapter from my book, My Heroes Ask Wallflowers to Dance (December 2012), and how a chronic disease (cystic fibrosis) and subsequent lung and kidney transplants, has allowed Patrick and I to cherish each other every single day and love with an eternal perspective - in hopes that it will remind us all how precious the gifts of time, love and life truly are: “I just had this…
Simplify Your Life with Real Plans Meal Plans!
Wouldn’t it be a dream to have every meal of the week planned FOR YOU, complete with a MOBILE SHOPPING LIST tailored to how much time you have to prep/cook, how many times you want to cook, and what ingredients you want to cook with? Dreams do come true thanks to REAL PLANS meal plans! I am SO EXCITED to introduce you to Real Plans, the dream maker. Real Plans has streamlined the process of planning, shopping, and cooking by creating custom meal plans to suit your family's size, busy…
Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
These Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas are easy to make, satisfyingly rich, cheesy, creamy and saucy - no dry chicken enchiladas here! - with flavor exploding homemade green chile sour cream white sauce (no cream soup)!
Cocktail Meatballs are the perfect party appetizer simmered in the most irresistible sauce ever. They’re tender, juicy, flavorful, easy, addictive and always a runaway hit!
Crab Rangoon that are restaurant delicious but easy to make at home with the best sweet and sour sauce! Step by step photos, easy to follow instructions, how to make ahead, how to freeze included.
Breakfast Burritos are a hearty, satisfying, make ahead and freezer friendly breakfast! Breakfast Burritos can be enjoyed fresh and hot or saved in the freezer for an easy make-ahead breakfast. You can make these Breakfast Burritos California Style with French Fries, bacon and cheesy scrambled eggs, or I've included all sorts of ways to customize your burritos from roasted potatoes, hash browns or tater tots, to sausage or ham. But anyway you serve them, I promise they will be bursting…