Bacon Bits #BaconMonth #Giveaway

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...]

Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail: Guest Post by Food Lust People Love #BoozeWeek #Giveaway

Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail | Guest Post by Food Lust People Love on Cravings of a Lunatic

Fresh sweet watermelon chunks blended with ice and the double kick of jalapeño and tequila make a refreshing summer drink that will heat you up and cool you down. Welcome to Day 4 of Booze Week. I am on staycation, and enjoying some much needed time with family this week. So I asked some of my favourite bloggy peeps to guest post for me. Today I have the pleasure of welcoming my friend Stacy of Food Lust People Love to the blog. Stacy is an amazing blogger, and more importantly a wonderful … [Read more...]

Wild Blueberry Mojitos: Guest Post by Je suis alimentageuse #BoozeWeek #Giveaway

Wild Blueberry Mojitos | Guest Post by Je suis alimentageuse on Cravings of a Lunatic

These are great for summer on the patio, a fancy little get-together (nothing says fancy like muddled mint, right?), or even just a treat for you and your partner! How gorgeous are these Wild Blueberry Mojitos? I am in awe. I cannot get over how pretty they are. Almost too pretty to drink. Notice I said almost. Today I have a very special guest post. Please welcome Lisa of Je suis alimentageuse to Cravings today. Lisa is a fellow Canuck which makes me super de duper happy. I love all my … [Read more...]

Strawberry Ginger Kale Daiquiri: Guest Post by The Healthy Maven #BoozeWeek #Giveaway

Strawberry Ginger Kale Daiquiri | Guest Post by The Healthy Maven on Cravings of a Lunatic

Get your booze and veggies too with this deliciously refreshing Strawberry Ginger Kale Daiquiri Welcome to Day 2 of Booze Week. I'm off pulling a fun prank on my kids today. My son flew in for vacation, so I'm off work for 10 days. Today I'm forcing the entire family to go see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles against their will. My son was such an obsessed, avid fan when he was little. So as payback for all the hours I've put in watching it when he was younger I made them all go see it, even … [Read more...]

Blueberry Mango Mojito: Guest Post by The Little Ferraro Kitchen #BoozeWeek #Giveaway

Blueberry Mango Mojito | Guest Post for #BoozeWeek from The Little Ferraro Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

These blueberry mango mojitos are the epitome of summer! The colors are vibrant and the fruit sweet as a summer breeze.  Welcome to Day 1 of Booze Week. I am on staycation this week, and will be off work from August 25 to September 3. My son is flying into town, and we're hunkering down for some much needed family time. So I invited some of my favourite bloggers to pop by with some delicious drinks for you. Today I  have a special friend of mine kicking off the festivities. Please meet … [Read more...]

Oreo Ice Cream Cake #IceCreamWeek #Giveaway

Oreo Ice Cream Cake | This is a super easy

Easy to make "cheater ice cream " recipe. This is one of my favourite recipes. I've been making this ice cream for over 30 years. It's such an easy treat and your family and friends will go crazy for it.  Welcome to Day 6, the final day of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by myself, and Susan of  The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to bring you ice cream treats all week long. I hope you all threw out the scales this week. Better not … [Read more...]

Roasted Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream {no egg} #IceCreamWeek #Giveaway

Roasted Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream | This recipe is sure to delight, and satisfy your blueberry cravings.

Roasted Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream | This recipe is sure to delight, and satisfy your blueberry cravings. Before we begin I'd like to give a huge shout out to my son. He turns 26 today. I am so proud of him and lucky to be his mom. He's an amazing man. Happy Birthday B-Dude. We'll celebrate Lunatic style when you fly in on Monday. See you soon kiddo. Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programming! Welcome to Day 5 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by myself and … [Read more...]

Cherry Cola Float

Cherry Cola Floats | Simple to make at home, just a few ingredients and you are sipping summer in a glass!

Simple to make at home, just a few ingredients and you are sipping summer in a glass! Or a mason jar to be more exact! Welcome to Day 4 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to make satisfy all your Ice Cream Cravings. Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake Boss, Anolon, Microplane, WÜSTHOF, Page Street … [Read more...]

Roasted Blueberry Milkshake #IceCreamWeek #Giveaway

Roasted Blueberry Milkshakes | Super easy to make and perfect for #IceCreamWeek!

Super easy to make and perfect for blueberry season! You can substitute frozen berries when fresh are not available. Roasting just makes the flavour pop! Welcome to Day 3 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of  The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to treat you to tons of amazing ice cream recipes. Ice Cream Week is shaping up to be the best week ever! Our sponsors for the event have provided … [Read more...]

Easy Pizza Buttons plus a $350 Cash Giveaway #backtoschool

Pizza Buttons | Easy to make and perfect for back to school!

Easy to make and perfect for back to school! I love easy recipes. I think my regular readers know that at this point. I love finding ways to make quick food because I have a super busy family. With kids in University and a hubby who never knows if he will have to stay late at work I have learned to roll with the punches. I try to have some wicked easy recipes I can make when life gets out of hand. Which is almost daily around here. Especially when school starts back. My daughter's … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Pie and a Huge Ice Cream Making Prize Pack Giveaway #IceCreamWeek

Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Pie | Incredibly easy to make and perfect for parties. If you like Pink this pie is for YOU!

Incredibly easy to make and perfect for parties. If you like Pink this pie is for YOU! Welcome to Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by myself,  and Susan of  The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to bring you ice cream treats all week long. I hope you have as much fun as we did. Break out those stretchy pants and celebrate Ice Cream Week with us. Ice Cream Week is an annual event meant to celebrate our love for ice cream treats. … [Read more...]

Vegan Toasted Coconut Ice Cream: Guest Post for Around My Family Table

Vegan Coconut Ice Cream| Toasted coconut meets ice cream, this recipe is going to knock your socks off. Plus it's vegan, so you can eat more of it because it's healthy. Right?

Toasted coconut meets ice cream, this recipe is going to knock your socks off. Plus it's vegan, so you can eat more of it because it's healthy. Right? Excuse me while I stare at ice cream.... Are you doing it too? Of course you are. I mean look at this stuff. It's gorgeous. My lovely friend Wendy of Around My Family Table asked me to guest post for her. I was so super excited. I adore Wendy, she is such a wonderful blogger. I admire her greatly. Once the excitement settled a … [Read more...]

Mini Taco Pizza Bites and a Back To School Visit to Staples Back To School Centre

Mini Taco Pizza Bites | Super easy to make and perfect for back to school, and for lunches.

With "Back to School" approaching, I thought I'd share a quick recipe to keep the kids and adults happy. Especially after a productive day Back to School shopping at Staples! I had the pleasure of shopping at Staples Canada for a sponsored post recently. Staples sent me a gift card to go Back to School shopping in their Back to School Centre. It's a cool thing when you can choose to either shop online or in store. We opted to hit the store, live and in person. We had a game plan before … [Read more...]

Candied Maple Bacon #BaconMonth #Giveaway

Candied Maple Bacon | So easy to make, this candied bacon is maple flavoured. Sweet, and salty, it's sheer perfection.

So easy to make, this candied bacon is maple flavoured. Sweet, and salty, it's sheer perfection.  This sweet and salty snack is perfect for parties and brunches. I tend to make it on holidays. It's a nice treat, plus it's super easy to make. Candied bacon is seriously addictive. Once you start eating it you'll never want to stop. Trust me, I speak from experience. I went on a bacon making rampage recently. I made Bacon Jam, Charred Skillet Corn with Bacon, Bacon-wrapped Sausages, and … [Read more...]

Bourbon Bacon Jam #BaconMonth

Bourbon Bacon Jam | This recipe is really easy to make and will have you slathering this Bourbon Bacon Jam on everything in sight.

This recipe is really easy to make and will have you slathering this Bourbon Bacon Jam on everything in sight. Yes....I made Bacon Jam. Yes...I added Bourbon. No...I don't feel one bit guilty about any of that. Make this. Now. Slather it on everything in sight. I guarantee your eyes will roll back in your head. And that's a good thing. Orgasmic jam. Life is good. … [Read more...]

Grilled Sausage with Peppers and Onions #CharcoCapsNoMoreGas

Grilled Sausage with Peppers and Onions | Easy to make and an absolute crowd pleaser!

Grilled Italian Sausage on a Soft Bun, then covered in caramelized onions and roasted red peppers. A real crowd pleaser! This recipe makes me so happy. I could eat this all the live long day. The hard part is my IBS doesn't always cope well with pork. Or peppers. Or onions. Freaking IBS. When Charco Caps asked me to do a sponsored post for them, and offered to send me some of their pills to try out I jumped at the chance. Some folks would feel weird posting about gas pills on … [Read more...]

Samoa No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits: Guest Post for Katie of Clarks Condensed

Samoa No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits | Layer upon layer of chocolate and coconut, these Samoa No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits will impress your guests.

Layer upon layer of chocolate and coconut, these Samoa No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits will impress your guests. If you share them, which is really asking a lot to be honest! Seriously man, these things are dangerous. I had way too much fun making them. They should be illegal. But I'm so glad they're not. These little cups of indulgence are filled with brownies, caramel, mini chocolate chips, coconut, chocolate cheesecake, and coconut flavoured whipped cream. I know right. It's like heaven … [Read more...]

How to Toast your Nuts #GrabSomeNutsDay

How to Toast Pistachios. It's easy and quick, plus it brings out the flavour.

How to Toast Pistachios. It's easy and quick, plus it brings out the flavour.  Welcome to the blog. Today is a very special day. We're celebrating Grab Some Nuts Day. It's an actual food holiday. Who knew? When I found out Grab Some Nuts Day was coming up I knew I had to celebrate with some of my nutty friends. So I put together a small group of bloggers who wanted to grab some nuts with me. I mean who wants to grab nuts all by themselves right? We all came up with some nut packed … [Read more...]