June Foodie Penpal Package

Foodie Penpal June

Hi folks. I have to say I about passed out when I saw what was in my foodie Penpal package this month. Erin outdid herself. I told her I eat like an 8-year-old boy. So she made it her mission to shop like one. The package was hilariously perfect and I was thrilled. … [Read more...]

Apple Pie in Jars | Cherry Pie in Jars

Apple Pie in a Jars | Cravings of a Lunatic | #apple #pie #masonjar #cutefood #dessert

So today is the wrap up for Fun with Jars. It will be moved aside for Farm Fresh Fridays now that the Farmer's Markets and Fruit Stands are open in Ontario. I thought I would send it off with a big bang. I've been dying to make these for ages. So I hauled my butt to the store to buy wide mouth canning jars. I think it's the only kind I don't have. I picked up a case and got busy. Making pies in jars. Who knew? So much fun, so cute and such a huge pain in the rump. It's really flipping hard to … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves These Links | June 26

brownies

Okay first some updates on things. 1- the photo restoration project known as "the google plus incident" is slow going. But I'm plugging along. I will not be defeated google plus, you hear me! *said in her best Liam Neeson voice with liquor bottles taped to her hands* 2- the print recipe project is going well. I'm now working on November and rounding my way to October. Only 8 more months to do. Pfft, piece of cake! Wait, did someone say cake... 3- kitty had a bladder meltdown of epic … [Read more...]

Black Forest Shake for #GreatShakes 2012

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I was beyond thrilled when I received an email inviting me to join The Great Shake 2012. It's a milkshake party to celebrate Adam Ried's paperback release of Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes: 100 Thick and Creamy Shakes You Can Make at Home. I'm not going to lie, I about fell off my chair to be included. You must know who Adam Ried is, otherwise you might just be living under a rock. So I jumped at the chance to join the fun and knowing me will probably embarrass myself completely before the … [Read more...]

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes | Give a Girl a Grill Special Edition for National BBQ Day

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

I received an email awhile back letting me know that June 23rd was National BBQ Day. I had no idea. So being the kind of gal who loves to grill I knew I had to participate in this fun event. Then I pinched a nerve in my neck. Yup, that's me. Either falling down or something to that effect. Then mini-me's achilles injury reared its ugly head again. So it's been an interesting week here at the Bee household. Never one to miss an opportunity to grill I decided to come up with something easy to do … [Read more...]

Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Vanilla

Grilled Pineapple by Cravings of a Lunatic

I am so happy to be here with a new edition of Give a Girl a Grill. I love to grill. I mean love, love, love it. I will not let hubs anywhere near my grill. Ya, you heard me. MY GRILL! It is mine. All mine! He can go water the flowers or something. The grill belongs to me. Most days I can be found grilling in the summer time. It saves our house from getting swelteringly (what? it's a word!) hot. Our a/c blows, but not in a good way. When we bought my folks place after my dad passed away we … [Read more...]

Cookie Crisp Ice Box Pie for Pie Day

Cookie Crsip Ice Box Pie by Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay, okay so I already posted brownies today. Today you get a two for one special. Why? Because it's Pie Day! Yup, you heard me. People are celebrating today by attending Pie Party 2012.  … [Read more...]

Ultimate Turtle Brownies: Burning Down The Kitchen with That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Brownies

Welcome to another edition of Burning Down The Kitchen. I started this weekly series after I realized I had bookmarked a ton of recipes from fellow bloggers but had not been making the recipes. So I thought a fun way to make it more interactive would be to interview the person whose dish I wanted to make. One thing led to another and I started this series. It's a riot to do each week. I love learning more about the folks behind the blogs. It's incredibly fun to peek inside their minds and … [Read more...]

Happy Graduation to B-Dude and Lunatic Loves These Links June 19

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So last week my son graduated from University. Again! *sorry B, had to do it!* The photo above is from his first 4 years. Last week he received his Masters in Creative Writing. He will be off to Calgary in September to work on PHD, also in Creative Writing. At this point I think his career is Professional Student. But it's all good because he's doing what he loves to do. I always told my kids to pick a career they love to bits. If you have to do something every day for the rest of your life you … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Sundays Recap

Turtle Banana Split by Cravings of a Lunatic

So this is going to blow your minds. I've decided to do an Ice Cream Sundays recap. As you know I try to make ice cream every week on the blog. I love doing Ice Cream Sundays each week. It's just so much fun to whip up homemade ice cream. I thought with the hot weather we're having it would be good to give you a recap. All my ice cream pictures in one place. Then I realized how many there were so I've decided to do it in two parts. So you can expect Part Two next Sunday. I believe there's … [Read more...]

Black Forest Cheesecake in Memory of my Dad for #SundaySupper #FathersDay

black forest cheesecake

Today is my first post with the Sunday Supper group. I am so thrilled to be participating. I was hesitant to join as I am already doing Ice Cream Sundays and have been for over a year now. But I threw caution to the wind and figure I can either make some Sunday Supper dishes ice cream related or I can post twice on the Sundays I participate. This group is so special it's worth making some sacrifices. The Sunday Supper Movement is an initiative to bring back Sunday Supper Around the Family … [Read more...]

Extra Chocolatey Chocolate Milkshake

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Hi folks. Ya, you heard me! I ain't gonna pussyfoot around this one! Those straws are both for me! Lunie don't share! Evah! Especially kick ass milkshakes! So there!! … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves These Links- June 14

Malia Approved Lunatic Loves

Today we spent the afternoon watching B-Dude graduate from University. More to come on that in the coming days. We also went out for dinner. This is where I realized I could whip up a better steak than Applebee's any day of the week. And I'll be honest, I could feed 12-16 people on what it cost us for 4 people there. Geez, seriously they need to up their steak game. Was okay, but nothing to write home about. But we had fun so it's all good. Nothing like a day with the family. I am off now to … [Read more...]

Review of “My Artist’s Toolkit” by Julia Cameron

Hi folks. This is outside my norm I know. When I joined Blogher months ago I also signed up for the Book Club. I adore reading and my son is actually going to school for Creative Writing. He graduates with his Masters Degree in Creative Writing today in fact. We're just getting ready to head to the ceremony this afternoon. Then a celebration dinner afterwards. Reading has always been a huge part of our routine here at the Bee household. So I thought I would check out the book review program … [Read more...]

Mascarpone Meatballs | Burning Down The Kitchen with Oh Cake

meatballs

So happy its Wednesday. My favourite day of the week. Each Wednesday I get to share one of my fave bloggers with you. So I look forward to Wednesdays so I can bring you another edition of Burning Down The Kitchen. For those unfamiliar with the series it's a weekly post where I feature another blogger and interview them. It's light-hearted and meant to give us a glimpse into the lives of our fave food bloggers. The series started when I realized I had a rather large list of bookmarks for … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower Pizza with Baby Arugula and Roasted Garlic: Guest Post for I Breathe… I’m Hungry…

Roasted Cauliflower Pizza with Baby Arugula and Roasted Garlic

Okay, hold on. You're on the right site. Don't go anywhere. I went Low Carb on you today. I know you're all scratching your heads thinking you hit the wrong button. But it's me! Really it is. I can do healthy. Really I can! … [Read more...]

Oreo Ice Cream for Ice Cream Sundays

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Another Sunday, another day to eat ice cream. After a year of doing these Ice Cream Sundays I've sure shared some wonderful recipes with you. Yet I hadn't done an Oreo Ice Cream in my ice cream maker yet. When I first started blogging I shared one an Oreo Ice Cream recipe that doesn't require an ice cream maker. The photos are horrendous and missing now with the whole google plus incident. But it's there if you want some Oreo Ice Cream and you don't have an ice cream maker. It's a recipe I … [Read more...]

Thick Oreo Milkshake

Oreo Milkshake

Welcome to Fun with Jars Fridays. I was going to make this the last one for the season but I think I may still have one more really fun one up my sleeve. So it's a gamble whether next Friday will be Fun with Jars Friday or Farm Fresh Friday. I'll surprise you. You like surprises right! Like this little surprise right here. It is so thick you will not believe it. You'll want to come hug me. But if you try to hug me I might go all ninja on your a**. Lunie hates hugs. Seriously people, just back … [Read more...]

Cautionary Tale Regarding Google Plus, and Lunatic Loves These Links

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Hi folks. I'd like to start today with a cautionary tale about Google Plus. Last weekend I was doing some tweaking of albums on social media sites. We all do that. Clean up the albums, reorganize and make sure things are where they should be. I worked on Facebook for a bit. Then moved on to Google Plus. I added some pics, sorted some albums and then came across one that had some family pictures in it. I could not recall putting them on Google Plus and I tend to be a bit private with family … [Read more...]

Smashed Potatoes with Bacon | Burning Down The Kitchen with Taking On Magazines aka The Mom Chef

Potatoes

Yah, its Wednesday. My fave day of the week in the blogosphere. Why you might ask? Well because that's the day I get to do Burning Down The Kitchen of course. For those unfamiliar with Burning Down The Kitchen it's a weekly series where I pick a recipe I bookmarked in my Lunatic Loves These Links series and make it. Whichever recipe I pick I do a fun interview with the blogger whose recipe I bookmarked. I also challenge them to do some kitchen related dares. It is so much fun to do this series. … [Read more...]