Weekly Meal Plan- Week #2

Weekly Meal Plan- Week #2

Welcome to week 2 of meal planning. I hope last week's edition, Weekly Meal Plan- Week 1, inspired some of you. There were so many great recipes included in it. I know I was inspired to sit down and plan out my recipes for the week. I used to be so good about making sure I planned out our meals at least a week in advance. Of course I also used to have a clean house and brushed my hair every day too. But, you know, life gets busy sometimes right. You can't sweat the small stuff. It's all ...

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Weekly Meal Plan- Week #1

Weekly Meal Plan- Week #1

Hi peeps. Long time, no post. Life, it gets crazy at times. We've been enjoying our summer immensely. Always lots to do. We spend time outside grilling up a storm. I've been gardening here and there too. Mostly I'm just missing my kids. My regular readers know my son moved out to Calgary a few years ago to get his PhD. He's doing great and visits at least a couple of times a year. I miss him something awful. Even after all this time, you never quite get used to it. Now my daughter has ...

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Mini Pepper and Onion Slaw for Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ

Mini Pepper and Onion Slaw for Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ

Thanks to Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ for sponsoring this post. Cravings of a Lunatic appreciates all companies who help support this blog. This slaw is made with sweet mini bell peppers, onions and a bit of garlic. This slightly sweet, slightly acidic slaw helps to highlight the amazing taste of this Farm Rich Smokehouse Pulled Pork BBQ! I have to tell you I just love pulled meat. If you're a regular reader this probably is not a big surprise. I make pulled meat often. It is one of our ...

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Strawberry Cheesecake Dip- This sweet dip is super easy to make and utterly addictive to nosh on! #sponsored #RenovaCanada @MyRenova

Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

Thanks to Renova for sponsoring this post. It's my pleasure to partner with them for this campaign. For more details scroll to the bottom of the post.  This sweet dip is super easy to make and utterly addictive to nosh on! It's a simple cheesecake dip that is topped with macerated strawberries, then sprinkled with graham crumbs. I love making recipes like this one during the summer. You get to take advantage of all the fresh fruit that's available, and make a fun treat at the same ...

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Caramel Apple Triscuit Bites- These Caramel Apple Triscuit Bites are the perfect party food. Top Triscuit Crackers with Ricotta, Apples and Caramel for sweet party bites! Get the recipe on cravingsofalunatic.com

Caramel Apple Triscuit Bites

These Caramel Apple Triscuit Bites are the perfect party food. Top Triscuit Crackers with Ricotta, Apples and Caramel for sweet party bites! I have to tell you there are just some recipes that photograph beautifully. Caramel just happens to be something that looks gorgeous when it is photographed. That little fact worked out well for me today. I've been whipping up lots of small bite recipes for the blog recently. I have a serious obsession with small food. There is just something ...

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Cherry Cheesecake Dip with Cinnamon Pie Dippers

Cherry Cheesecake Dip with Cinnamon Pie Dippers

Super easy to make Cherry Cheesecake Dip plus an easy recipe to make your own Cinnamon Pie Dippers. All in less than 15 minutes! So I'll admit it to the world, I'm a cherry pie fanatic. You can browse through my blog and find a multitude of recipes that use cherry pie filling. I can't help myself, it's just so darn good. If was socially acceptable to just eat it out of the can for dinner I would totally be that person. If we're being honest here I totally am THAT person on a pretty regular ...

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Fruity Pebbles Krispie Treats | cravingsofalunatic.com | Incredibly easy to make cereal treats made with Fruity Pebbles. Bright, colourful and a real hit with kids and adults.

Fruity Pebbles Krispie Treats

Incredibly easy to make cereal treats made with Fruity Pebbles. Bright, colourful and a real hit with kids and adults. Okay, okay, I'll admit it right here and now. I never know whether to call these "rice crispies treats" or "rice krispie treats". I tend to call them krispies, but then I always wonder if it's okay to call them that. So I filed these under "krispies" but when making the photos I tagged them "crispies". So these krispies are having an identity problem. They are ...

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Top Sirloin Beef Roast- Easy to make yet impressive to serve for dinner. This beef roast recipe is easily adaptable to cook to your own taste. Enjoy! Get the recipe at cravingsofalunatic.com

How to Cook a Sirloin Beef Roast

Easy to make yet impressive to serve for dinner. This beef roast recipe is easily adaptable to cook to your own taste. Enjoy! I know right. Will wonders never cease. It's not a dessert recipe. I know. I know. I post A LOT of dessert recipes. It's my thing. However today you are in for a treat. Today is a special roast recipe. What's so special about it? Up until I made this particular recipe I had always hated sirloin. I have always thought of it as chewy, and flavourless. I know, I know. ...

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American Chop Suey a.k.a. Goulash- My version of a family classic. We always called it goulash, but it's also known as American Chop Suey, or Hamburger Casserole. Whatever you call it your family and friends will call it delicious.

Goulash aka American Chop Suey

This is my version of a family classic. We always called it goulash, but it's also known as American Chop Suey, or Hamburger Casserole. Whatever you call it your family and friends will call it delicious. Growing up we ate a lot of ground beef in our house. My mom liked using it because we all liked it. My dad liked using it because it was relatively inexpensive for a family of 6. We liked it because it meant we weren't forced to eat liver that night. With 4 very active kids, who came home ...

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Buffalo Chicken Dip- This easy to make Buffalo Chicken Dip is sure to be a huge hit at your next gathering. Whip up a batch, or two, today! Get the recipe at cravingsofalunatic.com

Buffalo Chicken Dip and Pepperidge Farm Cracker Chips #ad #BH

This easy to make Buffalo Chicken Dip is sure to be a huge hit at your next gathering. Whip up a batch, or two, today! A huge perk of my job is working with companies I dig. So when Pepperidge Farm® Cracker Chips asked to work with me on a project I did a little happy dance. Then jumped right in to dream up a fun recipe to pair with them. So I sat down to ponder recipe ideas while I munched on some Cracker Chips. It's hard not to get distracted by munching on these chips. With so many ...

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Cherry Almond Smoothie- Start your morning off right with a refreshing smoothie packed with cherries and almond milk.

Cherry-Almond Smoothie

Cherry Almond Smoothie- Start your morning off right with a refreshing smoothie packed with cherries and almond milk. I am a serious cherry fanatic. I mean serious! Cherries are my favourite fruit and I love using them in recipes as often as possible. To me there is nothing better than sipping on a smoothie that uses my favourite fruit. One thing that pairs perfectly with cherries is almonds. It just enhances the cherry flavour so much. In fact I highly recommend any time you ...

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Frozen Bahamarita- This Frozen Margarita recipe is sure to be a hit at your next party. It's made with Tequila, kiwi, strawberry and mango ices and served with a shot of Cactus Juice Schnapps. There is also a recipe for a virgin version! #VivaLaRita #ad

Frozen Bahamarita and a trip to Bahama Breeze

This Frozen Margarita recipe is sure to be a hit at your next party.  It's made with Tequila, kiwi, strawberry and mango ices and served with a shot of Cactus Juice Schnapps. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I know right. This drink is incredibly pretty. It's very eye-catching. It's also wicked good. If you know me well, you know I don't drink often. So when I do that drink better impress me on first sip. This one ...

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Stuffed Chocolate Hot Cross Buns- Simple Hot Cross Buns made with chocolate, then stuffed with chocolate and caramel. These hot cross buns are out of this world! Get the recipe on cravingsofalunatic.com

Stuffed Chocolate Hot Cross Buns {Food Fanatic}

Simple Hot Cross Buns made with chocolate, then stuffed with chocolate and caramel. These hot cross buns are out of this world! Happy Easter! Sorry these are up so late. My life is chaos lately. Or always. Whatever. It is what it is. I am a hot mess. But I can cook my tush off. So it makes up for my lack of organization. Hopefully. I've mentioned before how much we love hot cross buns. Our absolute favourite recipe is my Chocolate Hot Cross Buns. My daughter goes crazy for them. They ...

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Red Velvet Sweet Rolls- You’ll love this recipe for red velvet sweet rolls, loaded with chocolate, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, then slathered with a vanilla glaze! Get the recipe at cravingsofalunatic.com

Red Velvet Sweet Rolls {real housemoms}

You’ll love this recipe for red velvet sweet rolls, loaded with chocolate, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, then slathered with a vanilla glaze! Oh baby, these Red Velvet Sweet Rolls are so freaking amazing. The dough for this is a staple recipe I use for a ton of my recipes. It's made in the bread machine so it's super easy. If you don't have a bread machine you can adapt this recipe and make dough in your mixer or food processor. The biggest change will be swapping bread ...

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Creme Egg Brownies- Ooey, gooey, fudgy chocolate brownies filled with creme eggs. Get the recipe at cravingsofalunatic.com

Creme Egg Brownies

Ooey, gooey, fudgy chocolate brownies filled with creme eggs. I admit it, not only am I a brownie fanatic, I'm also a Cadbury Creme Egg fanatic as well. Since they are only around for a short time each year I try to make the best of it and find as many ways as possible to get my Creme Egg fill. Today I stuffed those scrumptious eggs into brownies. For no other reason than I felt like it.  Sometimes you have to roll with your wacky cravings, and considering my blog is called ...

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M and M Brownies- The Best Brownies in the World get a fresh makeover for Easter. This brownie recipe is simple to make and my family's personal favourite. Get the recipe at cravingsofalunatic.com

M&M Brownies {Food Fanatic}

The Best Brownies in the World get a fresh makeover for Easter. This brownie recipe is simple to make and my family's personal favourite. Okay, okay, I'll admit it. I'm horrible with remembering food holidays. Or any holiday in general. I get busy with life and completely forget about things until the last minute. I realize this is not a good thing when you're a food blogger. I should be really on top of things given my profession. But I'm not. I can't help it. No matter how hard I ...

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Chocolate Marshmallow Bars- Chocolate marshmallow bars are homemade candy bars for the true marshmallow lover. Perfect for holidays, or any day of the week! Get the recipe at cravingsofalunatic.com

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate marshmallow bars are homemade candy bars for the true marshmallow lover. Perfect for holidays, or any day of the week! How cute are these suckers? I mean who can resist chocolate and marshmallows? Not me, that's for sure. I'm a total sucker for anything that combines chocolate and marshmallows. You know how we all have those recipes we've been making for so long we can't even remember where we learned how to make them? This is one of mine. I started making them as a ...

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