Top 10 of 2012

Trix Krispies by Cravings of a Lunatic

I have to say 2012 rocked. Except when it was kicking my ass. Which it did a lot of. But I wouldn't trade any of those lessons learned for anything in the world. You can never grow and learn if you don't have obstacles and challenges in life. Going through the hard stuff makes you appreciate the good stuff more. It also makes you grateful for the little things in life. So any lesson I was taught I am grateful for, it's brought me to the place I need to be. Moving forward, learning, and growing. … [Read more...]

Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy #SundaySupper

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How do you start off a post for an event like this... it has me perplexed... the pressure is mounting... how do I begin... what do I say... when all I really want to do is... … [Read more...]

Bacon Pizza Bites

Bacon Pizza Bites | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizza #appetizers #tailgate #snacks #footballfood

So I threw a little party. A special little party with a very important guest of honour. Our very special guest was none other than "Bacon". I invite "Bacon" quite often to the Bee household. We know "Bacon" well. It gets invited to all special occasions and holidays. Christmas Brunch, New Year's Day Brunch, Easter Brunch, Mother's Day Breakfast, Father's Day Breakfast, the odd Sunday and once in a while just a random Wednesday. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Bread & Burning Down The Kitchen with Roxana’s Home Baking

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  I could not be more thrilled than I am today. The incredibly talented Roxana of Roxana's Home Baking agreed to let me interview her for my Burning Down The Kitchen series. Roxana is one of the hardest working bloggers out there. She puts so much care and thought into her posts. Every recipe is impeccable and each photo is more remarkable than the one before it. She excels at everything she does. So I'm beyond touched she is joining us today to let us peek into her world a little bit. … [Read more...]

Pistachio Cannoli Filling

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  You all know how much I love pistachios. I mean it's a love like no other. It surpasses my love of turtles even, and you all know how crazy I am about turtles. Pistachios are my go to snack. My favourite thing to munch on while watching a t.v. show or a movie. I love using them in baking. Any excuse to crack open some pistachios is a good day in my book. … [Read more...]

Mile High Lasagna #SundaySupper Home for the Holidays Event

Mile High Lasagna

This week's theme made perfect sense to the Bee household. Home for the Holidays could not ring more true than it does this year. My son moved away for school this year. He moved pretty freaking far. We're in Ontario and he is in Alberta. After we drove him out there this summer it really hit me how far he is and how much I miss him. I realize hooligans need to spread their wings but Alberta is freaking far. We were missing B-Dude and he was homesick so we made the decision for him to come home … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Mini-Me & No Bake Cake in Jars (Desserts in Jars Giveaway- Closed!)

No Bake Cake in a Jar

Happy 19th Birthday Mini-me! You are awesome... and gorgeous... and I'm grateful for you... and to you... … [Read more...]

I Had the Time of my Life at Mixed (Giveaway Closed)

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I have to tell you all a little secret.. but promise you won't tell a soul... pinky swear? Duff is completely in love with me. There I said it. … [Read more...]

Double Coconut Macaroon Cookies: Guest Post for Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence

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Now here is a cookie any one can make. They are simple, fast and completely off the charts when it comes to flavour. I make a different version of these every year for the holidays. This year I wanted to kick things up a notch. I had scored some coconut M & M's on a shopping excursion to the states. So I hid them away knowing I would use them for just this purpose. I knew I would be so happy I saved them so they could add extra coconut goodness to my already fabulous coconut cookies. I was … [Read more...]

A Day of Remembrance

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#ChristmasWeek Recap and #Giveaway Links

Christmas Week

  Hi folks. This week was a whirlwind of Christmas goodies. Christmas Week was a huge success and I hope we inspired you all to get into your kitchens and start your holiday baking. There are so many amazing recipes to get your creative juices flowing. I thought I'd recap the week for anyone who just tuned in or missed it. Hope you enjoy. I know I sure did. I may have to wear stretchy pants for the next month the way things are going. … [Read more...]

Turtle Thumbprint Cookies #SundaySupper

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  Hi folks. So happy to be here today with a fabulous cookie recipe to share with you. You all know how obsessed I am with all things "turtle". It's really gotten out of hand to be honest. I have far too many turtle recipes in my recipe index. Okay that's a total lie, when can you ever have TOO many turtle recipes. There can never be too many turtles recipes in the world for my taste. I've made oodles of them. … [Read more...]

Christmas Apple Pie

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Hi folks. Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by yours truly, and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you. … [Read more...]

Ginger Horse Cookies for Day 4 of #ChristmasWeek

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Hi folks. Okay so this one needs a little explanation. Just prepare yourself as the explanation is too cute for words. I fully expect to hear a collective "aw" as you all read this. Okay, you ready? Ginger Horse Cookies are basically gingerbread cookies shaped like a horse. Why are they shaped like a horse you ask? … [Read more...]

Christmas Coconut Cake for Day 3 of #ChristmasWeek

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Hi folks. Welcome to day #3 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by yours truly, and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Cakes and Cupcakes”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you. … [Read more...]

Peppermint Marshmallows for Day 2 of #ChristmasWeek

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Hi folks. Welcome to day 2 of Christmas Week. So excited to show you today's treat. I made marshmallows, seriously, homemade marshmallows. They are super easy to make and fun to eat. You can do so many varieties of marshmallows. I made peppermint ones for Christmas. Not only are they adorable but the taste fabulous. They also make wonderful gifts. … [Read more...]

Mice Cookies for Day 1 of #ChristmasWeek

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Hi folks. I am so thrilled today to bring you the first in a week-long series of Christmas posts. What's really special is it's not just me posting them but I've gathered an amazing group of bloggers to help spread Christmas cheer. … [Read more...]

Shirley Temple Bundt Cake #Bundtamonth

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Hi folks. I am off at Mixed Con this weekend. So I am going to make this post short and sweet. And when I say sweet I mean really sweet. I was inspired to make this Shirley Temple Bundt cake after making Shirley Temples this summer. I grew up having Shirley Temples as a treat when we visited restaurants. We did not go out to eat very often so getting one of those sweet cherry drinks was a supreme treat. … [Read more...]