Chocolate and Cashew No Bake Cheesecakes @LoveMySilk

Chocolate and Cashew No Bake Cheesecakes | Easy to make No Bake Cheesecakes layered with a chocolate base, chocolate and cashew filling and topped with crushed cashews.

Easy to make No Bake Cheesecakes layered with a chocolate base, chocolate and cashew filling and topped with crushed cashews. Okay so I'll admit. I'm obsessed with tiny desserts. Since I'm admitting things I'll also admit to being obsessed with no bake desserts, cheesecake, chocolate, and putting all of those things into shot glasses. If there's a self help group for people who compulsively make tiny chocolate cheesecakes in tiny little shot glasses please let me know. I'm … [Read more...]

Easy Monster Fudge

Halloween Monster Fudge | Easy microwave fudge swirled with fun colours, topped with icing and transformed into cute little monsters!

Easy microwave fudge swirled with fun colours, topped with icing and transformed into cute little monsters! I'm a bad food blogger. I have yet to jump on the Halloween bandwagon this year. Until today. So I figured if you're going to do a thing, do it just a little bit different. I opted not to use orange or black for the fudge. Instead I went with bright colours. You could do this with orange, or with black. Whatever floats your Halloween boat. I just like cute colours. It's the girl … [Read more...]

Grilled Flank Steak with Chipotle Butter | Review of Hairfinity Vitamins

Flank Steak with Chipotle Butter | Marinated Flank Steak grilled to perfection, then topped with Homemade Chipotle Butter! This recipes is stellar!

Flank Steak with Chipotle Butter | Marinated Flank Steak grilled to perfection, then topped with Homemade Chipotle Butter! This recipes is stellar! Today's post is a bit different. I'm sharing a recipe, plus a little story about something a bit off topic. But I felt it was an important story to share with you. Many of you may remember me sharing the tale of my hairdresser turning my green this summer. I know right. It was horrifying. Needless to say I was quite upset. She fixed it but … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bark with Reese’s Pieces: Food Fanatic

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bark with Reese's Pieces | There is something about peanut butter combined with chocolate that makes perfect sense. Toss some Reese's Pieces into the mix and it's sheer perfection!

There is something about peanut butter combined with chocolate that makes perfect sense. Toss some Reese's Pieces into the mix and its sheer perfection! I seriously love bark. I am completely obsessed with bark. I cannot get enough bark. I suppose everyone has their weaknesses. Mine is definitely chocolate. So much so that I contribute as a Chocolate Fanatic over at Food Fanatic. I love being their Chocolate Fanatic. It could not possibly be a better fit for me. Especially when I get to … [Read more...]

Banana Coconut Sweet Bread: Guest Post for Food Babbles

Banana Coconut Sweet Bread | This Banana-Coconut Sweet Bread is incredibly easy to make. It uses coconut in each element to really give it a tropical twist. Enjoy!

This Banana Coconut Sweet Bread is incredibly easy to make. It uses coconut in each element to really give it a tropical twist. Enjoy! This sweet bread recipe is one of our favourites. It's one I've been making for about 15 years. It takes my Mom's Banana Bread recipe and changes it up a little bit. The addition of coconut comes from my extreme love of all things coconut. I am a coconut recipe fiend. I can never get enough of it. I made this recipe for my friend, Kate. She blogs at … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings | These wings are cooked in the slow cooker with root beer and barbecue sauce, then slathered in more sauce, sprinkled with brown sugar, and browned for just a few minutes. Absolutely delightful!

These wings are cooked in the slow cooker with root beer and barbecue sauce, then  slathered in more sauce, sprinkled with brown sugar, and browned for just a few minutes. Absolutely delightful! Oh sweet mother of chicken wings. These little beauties are going to knock your socks off. Seriously, people. These things are out of this world. I'd pat myself on the back but my hands are covered in barbecue sauce. Ah, screw it, I'm throwing caution to the wind, and my shirt in the trash. Some … [Read more...]

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark with Skor Bits- This easy to make Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bark is a real crowd pleaser. The chocolates are marbled together then topped with Skor Bits.

This easy to make Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bark is a real crowd pleaser. The chocolates are marbled together then topped with Skor Bits.  This is pure chocolate and peanut butter heaven, with little nuggets of toffee on top. If you like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate this recipe is for you. If you like easy recipes this is also for you. This one take just a few minutes to make. The downside is it only takes a few minutes to devour as well. So make a lot. Then regroup, and … [Read more...]

Chocolate Tacos

Chocolate Tacos filled with vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and strawberries. I used magnolia lace cookies made with cocoa so they had the crunch of a hard taco. Absolutely amazing, you must try these!

Chocolate Tacos filled with vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and strawberries. I used magnolia lace cookies made with cocoa so they had the crunch of a hard taco. Absolutely amazing, you must try these! #sorrynotsorry Not even a little. If you do not like sugar... move along. If you do not like chocolate... move along. This recipe is indulgent, delicious and a fabulous weekend treat. … [Read more...]

Mini Pizza Sandwiches: Guest Post for It’s a Keeper

Mini Pizza Sandwiches- These adorable little Mini Pizza Sandwiches are perfect for game day, or for an afternoon snack. Grill them for the full tailgate experience. You'll thank me for it!

These adorable little Mini Pizza Sandwiches are perfect for game day, or for an afternoon snack. Grill them for the full tailgate experience. You'll thank me for it! Okay folks, these little sandwiches are going to knock your socks off. They are absolutely delicious. The added bonus is they are super easy to make. And quick. You can have these ready so fast you'll think you made a mistake. But trust me, you didn't. They are meant to be that quick to make. These are born of necessity. … [Read more...]

Bourbon Apple Cider: Guest Post by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts #BoozeWeek

Bourbon Apple Cider by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts: Guest Post on Cravings of a Lunatic | Turn fresh apple cider into the perfect fall cocktail!

Turn fresh apple cider into the perfect fall cocktail! Welcome to Day 6 of Booze Week. Today is the last day for this round. Don't fret though, Boozy Desserts Week kicks off again in October. This one is the Halloween Edition of Boozy Desserts Week and will take place from October 20 to 24. You're welcome! Today my special guest is the talented Erin Sellin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. Erin is a really good friend of mine, in and out of blogging. She's amazing, always so open and … [Read more...]

Spiced Plum Jam & Gin Cocktail: Guest Post by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen #BoozeWeek

Spiced Plum Jam & Gin Cocktail: Guest Post by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

Look into your pantry for an incredibly easy and impressive fall cocktail to make, such as Plum Jam & Gin Cocktail! Welcome to Day 5 of Booze Week. Today my special guest blogger is Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. My regular readers know me and Susan are blogging buddies. We do theme weeks like Christmas Week, Cookie Week and Ice Cream Week together. We always have a blast. I've even had the pleasure of meeting her in person. I adore this lady so very much. So when I was … [Read more...]

Sage Smash Gin and Tonic: Guest Post by Isabelle of Crumb #BoozeWeek

Sage Smash Gin and Tonic: Guest Post by Crumb, on Cravings of a Lunatic

The Sage Smash adds muddles grapes and fresh sage leaves to the classic gin and tonic for a refreshing fall cocktail. Welcome to Day 4 of Booze Week Part Deux. I'm home from my blogging conference now. Super tired from all our adventures. Let's just say Seattle's stores got a boost this past weekend. My friends and I shopped till we dropped, and it takes a lot to drop us. So we're having a blast for Booze Week, my friends are whipping up some amazing drinks. Today we have the lovely and … [Read more...]

Bourbon Laced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte: Guest Post by Aly of Cooking in Stilettos #BoozeWeek

Bourbon Laced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte by Cooking in Stilettos, guest post on Cravings of a Lunatic #BoozeWeek

This bourbon laced vanilla chai tea will heat up even the chilliest nights. You'll forget about using premade chai mix once you sip this homemade chai.  Welcome to Day 3 of Booze Week. We're celebrating September's Edition of Booze Week. At this point it seems to be a monthly event. Today's guest is my very dear, and special friend, Aly of Cooking in Stilettos. Aly is my rock when I have blogging issues. She's just the most supportive friend, but she's also not afraid to give me the kick … [Read more...]

Electric Tea: Guest Post by Kita of Pass the Sushi and Girl Carnivore #BoozeWeek

Electric Tea from Pass the Sushi, Guest Post on Cravings of a Lunatic

Looking for a fun twist on the classic Long Island? Get Electric. Cocktail that is. This cocktail is not for the faint of heart, with a strong mix of several liquors it goes down sweet and smooth. Hey peeps! Welcome to Day 2 of Booze Week. Today's special guest is Kita of Pass the Sushi, and Girl Carnivore. I love this lady so very much. She's freaking hilarious, incredibly talented and one of my best bloggy buddies in the world. I adore her. So give a warm welcome to Kita. Hey … [Read more...]

A Light Drizzle: Guest Post by Ashley of Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine #BoozeWeek

Light Drizzle by Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine , Guest Post on Cravings of a Lunatic A spicy-sweet cocktail, inspired by the popular Dark & Stormy, that won't kill your diet!

Welcome to Booze Week! This is a spicy-sweet cocktail, inspired by the popular Dark & Stormy, that won't kill your diet! Hey peeps! Welcome to Day 1 of Booze Week Part Deux. I'm away at a conference in Seattle so some of my favourite bloggy friends are filling in for me this week. First up is Ashley of Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine. Ashley is an amazing blogger, she's super talented and always fun to visit. Plus she's just good people. Which I dig. Please give a warm … [Read more...]

Homemade Stain Fighter and a little Announcement

Homemade Stain Remover for Real Housemoms by Cravings of a Lunatic | This is a little trick I learned over 20 years ago, works like a charm for getting stains out of clothes. Plus it's wicked inexpensive. Ditch the brand names you pay big bucks for and try this instead.

Homemade Stain Remover!  This is a little trick I learned over 20 years ago, works like a charm for getting stains out of clothes. Plus it is wicked inexpensive. Ditch the brand names you pay big bucks for and try this instead. Hey peeps. So my regular readers are scratching their heads right now. You're saying, very loudly I might add, where the H E double hockey sticks is the food. It's okay, I'm still a food blog. So let's just slow your roll for a minute. It's all good in the … [Read more...]

Cookbook Launch plus Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Giveaway plus Cookbook Giveaway

Sweet and Spicy Carnitas by Cravings of a Lunatic

Today's recipe can be found in a new cookbook called Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet. Read on to find out where you can get your copy! Okay so that title is a mouthful. I was trying to fit in all the elements of this post. It's for a good cause so bear with me. Plus you have lots of chances to win stuff so that's an added bonus. The basic idea of today' post: Show you the photo of the recipe I contributed to the cookbook we are chatting about today. Tell you a little about the … [Read more...]

Bacon Bits

Bacon Bits | How to make bacon bits at home. You can use them on salads, or keep them on hand for quick bacon pizza bites as an after school snack.

How to make bacon bits at home. You can use them on salads, or keep them on hand for quick bacon pizza bites as an after school snack.  Okay, I'm going to be honest here. I mean why hold back. But I feel like everyone already knows how to make these. Yet my friend told me she had no idea how to make them at home. Colour me surprised. So I jumped up immediately and made some bacon. Then smashed it to smithereens. I'm not going to lie. Making bacon bits is oodles of fun. First you … [Read more...]

Fig Newton Cocktail: Guest Post by My Catholic Kitchen #BoozeWeek #Giveaway

Fig Newton Cocktail | Guest Post by My Catholic Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

This Fig Newton Cocktail is refreshingly delightful and oh so easy to prepare. I can't think of a better way to beat the heat than enjoying this seasonal libation Today is a very special day. I have the distinct pleasure of kicking off Booze Week. It's a week of guest posts by some of my bloggy buddies, all booze centric. How fun is this going to be. My first guest is no stranger to Cravings of a Lunatic. My dear friend Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen is going to entertain and delight … [Read more...]

A Sweet Tipsy Ending – Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshakes: Guest Post by Cooking in Stilettos #BoozeWeek #Giveaway

Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshake by Cooking in Stilettos, guest post on Cravings of a Lunatic

This Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Pie Milkshake is like your favorite pie in a glass - but so much simpler to make.  Rich pecans meld with vanilla ice cream, shortbread cookies and a touch of molasses to create the perfect milkshake! Welcome to Day 5 of Booze Week. Today we're celebrating hub's 48th birthday, and our 22nd wedding anniversary. I figured if I married him on his birthday he could never claim to forget our anniversary, at least not if he wants his birthday present. See, I'm always … [Read more...]