Category: Food

CRAVE Brand Ambassador, Chef Daniel Green was invite on to Twin Cities Live to talk CRAVE America’s Valentine’s Weekend Menu which includes a special $89 Prix Fixe 3-course dinner for two and to demonstrate how to cook the Chef Specials Salmon & Shrimp dish!


CRAVE Brand Ambassador, Chef Daniel Green, was invited onto Fox 9 News to talk about the upcoming new CRAVE America menu! (more…)

IMG_8420Happy National Homemade Soup Day! There’s nothing better than curling up with a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day and this “holiday” couldn’t have come at a better time, especially with the blizzards hitting our CRAVE locations in Bethesda, Omaha, and Minnesota in the last couple weeks!

We stand behind the best homemade soups being delicious and taking the least amount of effort, so without further ado here’s our list of 5 homemade soups that use only 5 ingredients!

CRAVE Brand Ambassador, Chef Daniel Green, was invited to cohost Valley View Live and talk CRAVE Summerlin and the new menu items coming to CRAVE! (more…)

Kare 11 News invited CRAVE Brand Ambassador, Chef Daniel Green in to discuss upcoming 2016 menu changes at CRAVE America and to share his tips and tricks on making the CRAVE Miso Salmon! (more…)

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…)

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…)



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!













dessertNo need to wait for Halloween to satisfy your sweet tooth, a genius person decided we needed a whole day to celebrate our favorite treats. (Like we needed another reason, right?)

On this glorious day, we decided to celebrate the best way we know how…seasonal, delectable, and always memorable. Minnesota, CRAVE’s home state, is no stranger to Autumn. We’ve chosen the finest recipes recipes boasting the best flavors of Fall: apples, pumpkins, and spice galore. And not an apple nor pumpkin pie in sight! (We’ll save that for Thanksgiving).

So rejoice, all you “pumpkin-spice-lovin’, apple-pickin’, sweater-wearin” Autumn Aficionados…We’ve united National Dessert Day and October’s finest flavors in 10 recipes you can cozy up with this fall!