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We’ve all done it. We’ve all allowed our eyes to be larger than our stomachs and Thanksgiving is the prime culprit!

So what do you do with all that leftover turkey? Here are 7 great turkey recipes to salivate over!

“7 Leftover Turkey Recipes”

Food Network’s Turkey Pot Pie

20 minutes of prep. 50 minutes of cook time. 4 servings of delicious.

There’s just something about a homemade pot pie that speaks to us. (more…)

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 3.38.28 PMStop by CRAVE Omaha for Family Fun Day this Saturday, November 21!

As part of the Holiday Lights Spectacular kick-off, CRAVE will be welcoming Elsa from Disney’s Frozen in to have children’s story time from 3-6pm  as well as serving popcorn and cotton candy! (more…)

photoToday is Give To The Max Day in Minnesota!

This year for Give To The Max Day 2015, our Minnesota CRAVE Cares Partner, The Sannneh Foundation , will be on hand at all Minnesota CRAVE locations giving free t-shirts to anyone who donates $10 or more!

The Sanneh Foundation was founded by St. Paul, Minnesota native and retired professional Major League Soccer player, Tony Sanneh and their mission is to “empower kids, improve lives and communities!”  (more…)

eseCRAVE Cincinatti competed in the Cincinnati Cheese Festival Meltdown this past weekend and won the Judge’s Choice!

During the meltdown, Chefs created their most delicious and imaginative grilled cheese recipes. This year CRAVE competed against 6 other restaurants vying for Meltdown Glory and came up victorious with Chef Miller’s one-of-a-king, “Surf & Turf Grilled Cheese.” (more…)

Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver, Jarius Wright, stopped by CRAVE Minneapolis and learned how to roll sushi as part of the new Vikings cooking segment, “Cooking Done Wright.” (more…)

“Fighting muscle disease.”

Throughout the entire month of November, your generous donation will help fund research for the treatment and cure of muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other neuromuscular diseases. Help us provide hope for the families affected – simply “Round It Up!” (more…)

“Improving lives. Curing Type 1 Diabetes.”

Throughout the entire month of November, your generous donation will help fund research for juvenile diabetes. Help us provide greater hope to these children – simply “Round It Up!”

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation DRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. (more…)

“Giving youth the gift of confidence.”

Throughout the entire month of November, your generous donation will help fund youth development for at-risk Omaha youth. Help us provide confidence to these children – simply “Round It Up!”

We recently sat down with the Executive Director of the Buford Foundation, Cliff McEvoy to learn more about this great organization:

What is the Buford Foundation?

The Buford Foundation was started by Father Kenney, a local Priest, who would go to hospitals in the area to entertain kids.  While he was visiting these hospitals one of the children had a puppet named Buford, and when she passed away she told her parents she wanted Father Kenney to have Buford. From there, Buford has become the symbol of courage that kids today need. (more…)



Halloween is traditionally known as a candy holiday, but since we already overindulged for National Chocolate Day and National Dessert Day this month, we thought we’d take it a little old school and share some ways to turn this holiday’s most noticeable mascot into a delicious treat!

So sit back with a toasty beverage and get into the Halloween spirit! (more…)


A wise person once said, “Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is?”

October 28th: Is it our birthday? No. Christmas?  No. But it might as well be the best day of the year considering it’s NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY. This is real, people. A gift to chocolate-lovers everywhere.

Next to National Dessert Day (#TBT), this day is one of our favorites – 24 hours of chocolate indulgence. We know you’re serious about chocolate, so we’ve taken great care to cover all the bases – recipes to satisfy every CRAVE-ing on the chocolate rainbow: dark, milk, AND white chocolate bliss!

So sit back, relax, and prepare your taste buds for a chocolate celebration of epic proportions.

“9 Recipes for Every Chocolate Lover”


Dark Chocolate


HFP-FlourlessBrowniesHeather’s French Press – Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies

“These babies are SERIOUSLY fudgey which is exactly what I was looking for,and with no butter, no flour, and dark chocolate, I can almost trick myself  into thinking that these are a good for you treat.” It ALMOST seems to good to be true, but you better believe it. Coconut oil, almond flour, and cocoa are your tools for this divine chocolate creation. You’ll never go back to the box mix after sinking your teeth into these brownies.




BonAppetit-DarkCookiesBon Appetit’s Flourless Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies

Break out the milk, you’re gonna need it. It’s no secret that the key to dark chocolate splendor is less flour, more cocoa…and these cookies follow that mantra. With a blissful, fudge-brownie-like texture and no shortage of rich, gooey chocolate goodness, these cookies will have you thinking you’ve died and gone to chocolate heaven.




HalfBakedHarvest-BlackoutHalf-Baked Harvest’s Brooklyn Blackout Cake

This cake has a major reputation, and for good reason. The infamous Brooklyn blackout cake is the king of chocolate cakes. Soft, moist, rich, gooey, and oh-so-sinfully chocolatey. The proof is in the pudding.

Instead of frosting each layer of cake with frosting, we are going to use homemade chocolate pudding. It’s silky, creamy and perfect. I mean, pudding and cake? Together? YES. – Those layers? That pudding? That’s what’s going to make everyone happy.”

Make note that this heavenly dessert comes with a labor of love: 2 hours of prep and 2 more of chill time…but so worth it.


Milk Chocolate


NaturallyLorielle-MousseNaturally Loriel’s Creamy, Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

“I’m not talking about just any chocolate mousse, either. I’m talking about a creamy, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth, dairy-free chocolate mousse that packs a nutrient-punch.”

It’s true! Just look at that texture. If you’re feeling adventurous and willing to take your mousse game to the next level, look no further. You will be generously rewarded. The secret ingredient? Avocado. Trust us here.




FoodWine-PretzelTartFood & Wine’s Milk Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust

Why waste your time on cupcakes and brownies when you can get right to the good stuff? Pure, rich, mouth-watering goodness to quell all of your chocolate cravings. The best part? Lightening strikes twice with this dish, hitting another homerun in the sweet-and-salty department – a beautiful tribute to the chocolate-covered pretzel.





MinimalistBaker-SmoresHCMinimalist Baker’s S’mores Hot Chocolate

‘Tis that time of year, that glorious time when it’s just chilly enough outside to start sipping on this perfect, creamy drink to warm your soul. If you’re as much of a s’mores lover as we are, this is your go-to beverage this season.

The hot chocolate was perfectly creamy and sweet. The graham cracker crumbs met my lips with a sweet surprise at every sip. And the toasty marshmallows absolutely MADE it.”




White Chocolate

ChunkyChef-MacadamiaCookiesThe Chunky Chef’s White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

“Not much makes me happier than a freshly baked, warm from the oven cookie that is so soft, thick and chewy that it practically melts in your mouth!!  If you like those kind of cookies, then these are the ones for you.”

You didn’t seriously think we’d forget a classic, did you? White chocolate and macadamia nuts have been together longer than Barbie and Ken (don’t quote us on that). Your favorite Mrs. Field’s treat is now available in your kitchen! This fluffy, nutty, perfectly-sweet creation is a staple for white chocolate aficionados everywhere.




Sallys-WhiteChocSnickerdoodleSally’s Baking Addiction – White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondies

This is the ultimate dessert party.

“They’re sort of like a cake and sort of like a blondie. Smack dab in the middle of those two heavenly dessert categories. The edges are chewy and the centers are soft. The white chocolate chips are aplenty and the sticky cinnamon-sugar swirl will make you weak at the knees.”

Enough said.



SweetCs-PeppermintBarkSweet C’s Designs – White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

For all of those already in the holiday spirit…but let’s be real, there’s no better time than the present to enjoy this joyous treat.

“This White Chocolate Christmas Peppermint Bark is cheery, tasty, slightly salty and sweet – an easy, no-fuss, and laid back candy!”






CRAVE-ing More?

Want more ways to get your chocolate fix? Check out this article!

HuffPost Taste – 75 All-Time Best Chocolate Recipes

From Double Chocolate Hawaiian Tiramisu to Chocolate Creme Brulee, you’re sure to find something new and deliciously inspiring to try!