Coconut Chocolate Cookies | Burning Down The Kitchen with The Cooking Actress

Coconut Chocolate Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic

There is just something about the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies baking that just makes me happy and content. The scent of them just fills the house, wafting through each room until the whole house smells like a bakery. Add the lovely tropical scent of coconut to the mix and it's just sensory overload, in a good way. I can barely keep my hands off them as the finish baking. There are empty spots where cookies should be on the baking sheets. I would love to blame the kids but they are not … [Read more...]

Black Forest Bites: Guest Post for Generation Y Foodie

cheesecake

Chocolate- check! More Chocolate- check! Cherry Pie Filling- check! Whipped Cream- check! Cherry on Top- check! Is it possible to eat your weight in Black Forest Bites- check! … [Read more...]

Pasta e Fagioli #SundaySupper

Pasta e Fagioli by Cravings of a Lunatic 2

  I have to admit I am not a big soup gal. I tend to be more a meat and taters kind of chick. Soup and salad just do not get me jazzed up nor do they fill my belly. Yet every now and again I come across a soup recipe that makes me swoon. This is one of those recipes. I do not swoon easily people, so trust me, this is a winner. … [Read more...]

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Cravings of a Lunatic Photo 1

This may be one of the easiest cheesecakes you will ever make. I love cheesecakes that are baked in the oven, but some days I just do not have time to mess around. When I have days like that I do things like this. That way I get an amazing dessert without sacrificing hours in the kitchen. Whipping Cream Week continues. This one uses it in the filling. It's a great way to use up spare heavy cream you may have around the house. … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Welcome to more of Whipping Cream Week. I thought I would share some ways to use the cream you have in your fridge right now. You know we all do it. We buy a carton of cream for something then we pop it in the fridge and forget about it. Well not any more people. Pull out those cartons and have at it. You can make things like Red Velvet Cookie Stacks with Red Velvet Whipping Cream with that spare cream in your fridge. By the end of the week I hope I have you running out to buy extra whipping … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves Feb 20 Happy Birthday Bro!

Valentine's Day Recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic

The first thing I'd like to do today is wish my older Bro a very Happy Birthday! For one month each year we are the same age. To the day actually. Our family has a thing with the number 20. Actually all 20's. We've got three 20's, one 21, one 22, one 24, one 27 and one 29. Wild right. My dad was the only one not born with a twenty something number. Anyhow, Happy Birthday Mister Magoo! Hope you party hard and have an amazing day! … [Read more...]

Mixed Berry Parfaits

Mixed Berry Parfaits by Cravings of a Lunatic

I'd like to welcome you to the start of Whipping Cream Week. I'm participating in a contest involving real cream which got me to thinking. I buy a big thing of real cream, aka heavy cream, aka whipping cream, at the store and it costs a good pile of dough. Then I use a little bit of it and then forget I have it. I use it up like mad in summer when I am constantly making ice cream. Yet winter months I tend to buy it and forget it is in the fridge. So I decided if I do this, there must be lots of … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Pizza with Peppers #SundaySupper

Cauliflower Pizza Crust topped with Peppers

Notice anything different? Yes Kim made something healthy which is wicked different. But that's not it. Anyone... Anyone... Anyone... … [Read more...]

Turtle Krispies: Guest Post for Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Turtle Krispies from Cravings of a Lunatic

  Happy Valentine's Day my friends! I love you more than turtles. Okay that's a lie. But you're a close second I promise! … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Cherrylicious Trash & Burning Down The Kitchen with Chocolate, Chocolate and More

Valentine's Day Trash by Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay so I'm going to be honest with you. I had a little bit of an ulterior motive for making this one. It goes a little something like this: My Bestie: Hey Kim, what did you get hubs for Valentine's Day? Kim: I got him Trash. And he totally deserved it! … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Milkshake & Cookbook Giveaway

Red Velvet Milkshake Cravings of a Lunatic

  I can smell the love in the air. All those romantics are out in full force planning the perfect Valentine's Day. The whole world gets in on the action and romance takes over everyone's brains. It's such a sweet time. Such  romantic time. Such a... excuse me while I hurl. … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches #SundaySupper

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Happy Early Valentine's Day! I have no idea why but Valentine's Day just gets me in the mood. I can't help myself. I see that 14 nearing on the calendar and I just start swooning. For Red Velvet! What the heck did you think I was talking about? I swear sometimes you folks really need to get your minds out of the gutter. I was talking about Red Velvet. Yummy chocolatey goodness tied up in a pretty red bow. … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves | February 6

Cravings of a Lunatic

Happy Wednesday! I love Wednesdays. Wednesdays is Supernatural day. It's Sam and Dean day. My favourite day of the week. Pretty boys. Then pretty food. Ah, life is good. I had all kinds of things planned for you this week. It was supposed to be my week to buckle down and get caught up on some things. Hubs was going to be home for almost 4 days straight which is rare. So I made all kinds of plans and then hubs came home from his job, out-of-town, wicked sick. I mean wicked, horrible, ugly … [Read more...]

Hussy Pasta

Hussy Pasta (Cravings of a Lunatic)

Got your attention? Yah, I thought so! This pasta is basically a riff on a simple Pasta Puttanesca. If you know what Pasta Puttanesca is it translates to whore's pasta. It has salty tones in it from the capers and it has fragrant tones in it from the garlic. … [Read more...]

Pizza Pretzel Rolls | Super Bowl #SundaySupper

pizza rolls

I have dreamt about making these adorable little Pizza Pretzel Rolls for so long. They have been on my mind for a couple of years. A friend named Amy Valentino sent me a link to some little bites that blew my mind. It's funny how things you want to make get put on the back burner sometimes. Yet I never forgot about these little bundles of pizza joy. What's not to love. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake #Bundtamonth

Turtle Bundt Cake

This month is all about chocolate. Rich, luscious chocolate. I love the stuff. I would swim in it if it was socially acceptable. I would eat if for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could. Any excuse to bake with chocolate is a great day in my world. Today is a fabulous day. I was able to bake with chocolate and turn it into a turtle treat. … [Read more...]

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