Happy 2nd Birthday to Cravings of a Lunatic

Cravings of a Lunatic Recipes

Two freaking years….

Oodles of recipes….

Lots of giggles….

Tons of new friends!

Happy Birthday Cravings of a Lunatic blog. You make me a happy gal. 

This blog was started on a lark, just a hobby to help organize recipes for friends. It has turned into so much more than that.


Because of YOU,

and YOU,

and YOU in the back,

and even YOU rolling your eyes right now.

You folks are why I eat cold food, dream up recipes that quite frankly are a little wacky at times, and drive myself nuts trying to learn how to use my new fangled, fancy shmancy camera that drives me bat shit crazy most days.


I blame you!

And I thank you!

You rock my world!

That is riddled with cold food and sugar!

And I’m loving every minute of it!

You can tell by all the explanation points!

I dig you guys. I love when you email me. I love hearing about your families, your food, your lives. I love when I get emails that say “you must get a gazillion emails a day but…”, it makes me happy cuz I totally don’t get a gazillion millions a day. But the ones I do get I freaking love. Ask hubs, I ramble on and on endlessly about folks who email me. It’s so cool when someone from another country emails you to say hi, or someone emails to say your cat looks like theirs, or you brought back a childhood memory and they want to thank you. Sometimes they even email you because you use a lot of run on sentences and they just want to bring it to your attention and make sure you know that you’re doing so you aren’t all embarrassed by it later which is actually really nice of them to care that much about you and your really long run on sentences that can go on and on forever. That’s a cool thing.

My hope is to keep cooking and baking for you. I hope you all enjoy the things I make. I hope when you make the recipes that they work well for you. I hope when they don’t you go easy on me about it. Sometimes things don’t go as planned in the kitchen. Happens to all of us. You all know if you ever have an issue with a recipe please email me and I will try to help and walk you through any parts you are struggling with. I love to help and never mind being emailed questions about recipes. There’s a learning curve to writing recipes that are easy to follow. I’m learning and growing people. Life is cool!

I’m trying my hardest right now to get the blog up to par. There are lots of little issues with tagging and photos, SEO mumbo jumbo and junk like that. I had zero clue what I was doing when I first started. So I’m spending large parts of my day trying to go in and fix things so the site functions better. I want it to be as easy to use as possible for you guys. There will be a visual recipe index coming soon. That one is beyond my limited capabilities so my designer will be working her magic on that bit. My goal is to make the site easy on the eyes and easy to navigate. All while still cooking up great recipes for you. It’s good to have goals.

So Happy Birthday Cravings of a Lunatic readers, you all deserve a big thank you. I dig that you dig me. I dig you too!

Here’s some recipes you dig:

Krispie Treats

Click photo for the recipe!

Pink Popcorn

Click photo for the recipe!

Cherry Danish Dessert

Click photo for the recipe!

Apple Pies in Jars

Click photo for the recipe!

Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

Click photo for the recipe!

Lasagna Soup

Click photo for the recipe!

oreo milkshake

Click photo for the recipe!


Click photo for the recipe!

Panzerotti aka Deep Fried Pizza

Click photo for the recipe!

Lemon IceBox Pie

Click photo for the recipe!

Some of the posts that meant a lot to me:


Click photo to get to the post!


Click to read about Mixed!


road trip

Click photo to see our vacation adventures!

Bayfest aka Buttfest aka Badfest

Click photo to see Buttfest 2012!


Click to check out our trip to Disney!

It’s been a fun couple of years. I’ve loved sharing not only my recipes but my life with you. I hope you continue to follow my journey in the kitchen and out of it.

Thanks for reading.

And rocking!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much Erin. I am so thrilled to have gotten to know you through blogging. Here’s hoping I get off the wait list of FBF so I can meet you. xx

  1. says

    Congrats on two years. Your blog is fun, and you’re even more fun. Truly a pleasure to have gotten to know you, virtually speaking. Don’t worry about getting your blog up to “par.” Content is what’s important, and you’ve got buckets of that. Just being you is beyond any par anyone can devise — really. Anyway, you do really good stuff. Thank you.

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks John. I love that you visit and enjoy your time here. It’s so nice to virtually meet you. Hopefully one day we get to meet in person.

      And thank you. You are too sweet. xx

  2. says

    Congrats chick and looking good! You will always be older than me by 4 months in blogging years – just thought I’d point that out! ha ha! Thanks for the laughs and the memories! Can’t wait to see what exciting things the next year brings for you! XOXO

    • Kim Bee says

      Yah but you kick my ass with views woman. You are the blogging guru I swear. I am so happy we got to know each other through blogging. I look forward to meeting you in person one day. I swear I think me, you, Movita and Lynne (Design the Life You Want to Live) would tear a city up if we ever joined forces. I think us 4 should plan a get together at some point.

      Hope you are well and life is good. We need to catch up. xx

  3. says

    Happy SecondBlog-a-versary! I was just approving your post on Triberr and decided to pop over and join in the congratulations. It’s quite a feat to blog and keep it fresh! Kudos to you!


  4. says

    Happy Blog Birthday! Thank you for sharing your awesome sense of humor with all of us (and your wickedly delicious recipes)!! Cheers and here’s wishing you many more big ole lunatic happy smiles!
    P.S. Get well soon!

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much Heather. I love that you read. My blog is so indulgent I tend to think I scare off the healthier bloggers. I may need to toss in more salads from now on. Expand my horizons instead of my butt.

      Thanks, starting to feel better. I actually was able to stand for a whole 15 minutes today. Progress.

  5. says

    Happy, happy anniversary to you and your lovely blog, Kim! It’s one of my favorites. Because 1. great recipes and 2. you and your winning personality. And I was NOT rolling my eyes!

    Stacy XOXO

    • Kim Bee says

      Awe you are so sweet. Thank you so much. It’s okay if you roll your eyes while being a sweetheart. Lol.


    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much Renee. I adore you. Look forward to meeting you in person one day. More turtles to come, I promise. xx

  6. Lonnie says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY #2. From 1 Luney to another Looney. Long story on the latter loonie.
    Enjoyed all of your fractured moments good and bad, mostly good. It has been quite the

  7. says

    Congratulations Kim Bee!!! I cannot believe that you’ve only been blogging two years. I admire your recipes, your pictures, your writing… I admire YOU!!! Love your blog so keep doing what you’re doing 😉 xoxo

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much Kate. And you are too sweet, I feel the same way about you. Your blog always makes me smile, and makes me super hungry. So glad we’ve gotten to know each other. One of the huge perks of blogging. xx

  8. says

    Happy Blog Birthday! And many more! I think your site looks great and look forward to your visual recipe list- that is something I’d like to do too. Great job!

  9. says

    Happy Birthday to your blog!! We started our blogs at almost the same time… I was 2 years old on the 25th of February. Wow, you have made a big splash in the blogging community… I would never had guess it’s been just two years for you. You are doing fantastic my friend. :)

  10. chicago foodie girl says

    Happy two years!
    I see I’m in great company… chicago foodie girl is celebrating its first blogiversary! :-)

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