Lunatic’s Garlic Beef Stew or Why Vampires Won’t Attack You Tonight

slow cooker stew

Hi folks. I have to tell you a secret. But......... you have to promise not to tell anyone else! Okay? Pinky swear!! Okay, are you ready for it? I LOVE weekends. I's shocking right. I've revealed too much. Maybe I shouldn't have told you. I should have kept it to myself. But we're pals. We're buds. You're my homey. So I feel like I can tell you this kind of stuff. Just don't tell anyone else. It's our little secret. Mmkay? … [Read more...]

Better Than Milky Way Bars: Guest Post by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Better Than Milky Way Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Hi folks. I have a very special treat for you today. A very special, sugary, oh so yummy treat in fact. The best part is it was made by the talented and delightful Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake. I adore her so very much, in fact we have a deal that she is going to adopt me. I'm just waiting for a bedroom to free up then I am packing my bags. Pay no mind to the fact that we're about the same age. She's probably younger than me. I am still moving in though. A deal's a deal. No take … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves These Links


Hi folks. Welcome to this week's edition of Lunatic Loves These Links. This really is one of my fave things to do every week. It gives me so much joy to share things I love. There are a wide array of wonderful recipes and cooks out there on the web. I want to share as many as possible with you.Before I share this week's picks from the web I want to give you a recap of what has been going on around here at the asylum. So brace yourself for the madness. WHAT I'VE BEEN … [Read more...]

Turtle Banana Split | More Birthday Shenanigans!!!

Turtle Banana Split by Cravings of a Lunatic

Turtle Banana Split | Super easy to whip together for an indulgent treat.  Hi folks. Yes you are reading the post title correctly. I, being the Lunatic that I am, made a banana split with the ever popular Turtles candy I love so much. You may have read the post where I talked about stealing Turtles last year from hubs and B. You  may have read about my Turtle Bark. You also may have read about my Turtle ice cream and the fact that we ended up with a gazillion boxes of it this Christmas. I … [Read more...]

Taco Pasta

slow cooker taco pasta

Hi folks. I sure hope you all had a wonderful day. I am still basking in the birthday celebration. Did you all stop by yesterday's post to see my birthday cake? The wonderful and talented Chef Dennis baked me an amazing cake. If you have not seen it yet here's a peek: … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday To Me! Caramel Apple Torte From My Special Guest, Chef Dennis!!!

Caramel Apple Tarte by Chef Dennis

Yah baby, you read that right. It's my birthday. Today is mah birthday! Your favourite Lunatic was born on January 20th, 19- *mumbles and covers her mouth* something or other. The day the world was rocked by my presence in it. Yup, no ego here folks. *grins from ear to ear* As you know I guest posted for the wonderful Dennis *foodie rock star* at A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis last month. I made eclairs for the first time evah! So good and shockingly easy. Or beginners luck I think. I … [Read more...]

A Long Overdue Lunatic Loves These Links


Hi folks. I cannot believe it's been so long since I gave you a Lunatic Loves These Links post. My regular readers know there has been lots going on in the Lunatic world so hopefully you all forgive me. I love doing the Lunatic Loves These Links so much. It really is one of my fave things to share with you. Spreading the blogger love is just such a treat. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. So without further ado let's get started. I have SO much to share with you since the last one was … [Read more...]

Butter Pecan Ice Cream for Ice Cream Sunday

Butter Pecan Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunaitc

Hi folks. I know this looks really good, I know you are in awe of my awesomeness, I know you are probably wondering how we can eat ice cream when it's so freaking cold outside. It is a hard concept. All I can tell you is it's warm and toasty in the house. So that's the loophole. See you now know the secret of the universe. I probably should have kept that to myself. Er, forget I said anything. There's no loophole. Hey what's that behind you??? *tries to edit quickly* We went out to the barn … [Read more...]

Hamburger Soup for Slow Cooker Saturday

slow cooker hamburger soup

Hi folks. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It's wicked cold and nasty here in Ontario. So I did what any wussy Canuck would do, I stayed inside all day with a warm blankie. Luckily I had nothing pressing to do today so I was able to just putz around the house in a ponytail, pajamas and puppy teasers, also known as slippers. After a week of running around like a crazy mama it was incredibly nice to chill out and be a bit lazy today. Or a lot. Don't judge! I have to say the last month … [Read more...]

Last Minute OMG We Have Visitors Banana Cream Pie- Fun with Jars Friday


Hi folks. Have you ever had one of those days where you are super de duper busy and being pulled in every direction. You finally get home after a busy day and just as you go to slip on your p.j.'s in time for your fave TV show (Supernatural- can you say Winchester boys rock my world) the doorbell rings. You are now doing a check in your head- did I clean today, did I do laundry today or is it piled up by the front door for some unknown reason, then the omg do I have anything to feed people … [Read more...]

Turtles Ice Cream for Ice Cream Sundays

Turtles Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Hi folks. Trying to breeze through this post to get it up in 8 minutes. Do I stand a chance? Probably not. Here's hoping. So as you read during my Turtle Bark post last year we only got one box of Turtles for Xmas. Well this year I think we scored at final tally about 6. Yup, apparently people read my blog and must have felt sympathy for me. I even got a box of limited edition Turtles. So what do you do with that many Turtles. Well first you inhale the first 5 boxes, then you get a tummy … [Read more...]

Chocolate Zabaglione with Strawberries and Almonds- A Vintage Recipe Swap


This pic is unedited. Thoughts? Hi folks. It's that time again, time for the vintage recipe swap organized by Christianna from Burwell General Store. Every month we are given a recipe to change and experiment with. The goal is to change at least 3 things and turn the recipe into something different and wonderful. I have participated a few times now and have to say it's always a challenge but so much fun. If you are interested in joining the group please contact Christianna to inquire. So … [Read more...]

Po’ Lunatic Sandwich for Slow Cooker Saturday


Hi folks. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day today. I've been incredibly lazy, no idea why. Just feel like chilling. Went to see the movie "We Bought A Zoo" with mini-me in the afternoon. Really good movie, very heart-warming. Then we went over to the book store like usual. They have an Indigo books right next to the movie theatre. I managed to score some Donna Hay cookbooks in the discount section. You know me and bargains. Even the movie was a bargain. We always go to the matinees as they … [Read more...]

Homemade Vanilla

Vanilla Extract

Hope everyone is doing wonderfully on this fine Friday. It was so sunny and mild today I thought I was dreaming when I went outside. Then I visited the horses and oh the mud, the mud is awful. Nothing like rain and melted snow to make for messy animals. Luckily they are cute so I cleaned them all up and came home dirtier than they were. So I have a fun experiment for you. I did other ones in the summer. This one has been brewing for quite some time. I wanted to share it with you before … [Read more...]

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake- A Tribute to Aunt Barb

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake | Cravings of a Lunatic | My family's favourite cheesecake!

Hi folks. I'd like to first take a moment to thank everyone for being so kind this past week. I decided to take a brief absence from blogging. Been lots going on and I've had things on my mind, just needed some time off. I tend to get a bit blue on my Dad's birthday every year which followed shortly after my Aunt's funeral. Also managed to get sick yet again. It's been a wild few weeks here at the Bee household. I thought taking a few days off to just chill and hang with the kids was in order … [Read more...]