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...]

S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches and a Huge #Giveaway #IceCreamWeek

S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches | Simple to make and absolutely worth the indulgence and mess!

Simple to make and absolutely worth the indulgence and mess! Welcome to day 2 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 bring you ice cream treats all week long. It's going to be an epic week full of frozen treats! 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Mini Fruit Pizzas | Lunch Box Ideas #HorizonB2S @Horizon_Organic

Mini Fruit Pizzas and Lunch Box Ideas for Horizon Organic | Simple to make, and your kids will love them!

Simple to make fruit pizzas using pizza dough, cream cheese and fresh fruit. Perfect for popping in the kids' lunch boxes this fall! I have to say I was thrilled when I was asked to work on this project. Lunch Box Ideas, how cool is that. Then a bit of terror seeped in. My kids are older, 20 and 25 to be exact, so it's been quite some time since I've packed a lunch box for young kids. I love the new movement of fun lunch boxes for kids, putting a healthy spin on them to encourage kids … [Read more...]

Blackberry Mojito Overnight Refrigerator Oats (No Yogurt) | OATrageous Oatmeals | OXO Giveaway

Blackberry Mojito Overnight Oats | Super tasty and easy to make!

"Sweet juicy blackberries soaked in bright lime and mint flavors with the faintest aroma of rum will perk you up even on the toughest mornings. You can add a teaspoon or two of chia seeds to make this extra thick." description courtesy of Kathy Hester, author of OATrageous Oatmeals I made a breakfast food. I know right. This is HUGE. I rarely post breakfast food. So this is a real treat. For you and my family. Who happen to love breakfast. Truth be told I rarely eat breakfast. Which is … [Read more...]

Bourbon Peaches & Cream Popsicles: Guest Post by My Imperfect Kitchen #BoozyDessertsWeek

Peaches & Cream Popsicles by My Imperfect Kitchen, Guest Post on Cravings of a Lunatic

These Bourbon Peaches & Cream Popsicles are going to make your summer happy hour, much happier! Made with Jim Beam Bourbon, fresh peaches and greek yogurt these take adult popsicles to a delicious new level! Boozy Desserts Week wraps up today with the perfect recipe from my my friend Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen. Sara is an amazing blogger, cook and friend. You will absolutely love her blog and I encourage you to spend tons of time there poking about. But first you should meet her and … [Read more...]

Marble Bark with Pistachios and Fleur de Sel

Marble Bark with Pistachios and Fleur de Sel | Ridiculously easy to make, seriously addictive to nosh on!

This marble bark is so simple to make. It has chopped pistachios tossed in it, then topped with fleur de sel. Everyone you share it with will think you spent hours on this recipe. It will be our little secret it only takes minutes to make! If you are a regular reader you know how much I adore chocolate. I have a whole category devoted to chocolate recipes. That is how deep my love for chocolate goes. So it seemed like a great idea to me to join the Food Fanatic team as one of their … [Read more...]

Mendiant: Traditional and Non-traditional

Mendiant | These little chocolates are super easy to make, and you can jazz them up any way you like.

These little chocolates are super easy to make, and you can jazz them up any way you like. Make traditional Mendiant, or non-traditional. Just have fun with it! Today we are celebrating Bastille Day. Our little Holiday Food Party Group loves to whoop it up for holidays. I have to admit I wanted to go all out and make Dacquoise, or Rissoles. But it's ten gazillion degrees out and I refuse to turn on my oven. It's just too darn hot. So I made Mendiant.  It's easy to make, you can opt … [Read more...]

Garlic Scape Pesto #FarmFreshFridays

Garlic Scape Pesto | Easy to make and utterly addictive. You will want to top everything you make with this Pesto!

This Garlic Scape Pesto is super easy to make and utterly addictive. You will want to top everything you make with this Pesto! And who could blame you? Last week I received my first CSA delivery. I'll admit I was beyond excited to find out we had them in our area. I took advantage immediately and ordered bi-weekly deliveries. The first one came loaded with garlic scapes. If you've never had garlic scapes you've been missing out. The taste is stellar, and they are incredibly versatile. You … [Read more...]

Mini Coconut Milkshakes #SilkAlmondBlends @LoveMySilk

Mini Coconut Milkshakes | Silk Almondmilk combined with coconut sorbet makes the perfect treat to beat the heat!

Silk Almondmilk combined with coconut sorbet makes the perfect treat to beat the heat. Add a little garnish to the top the glass for some added fun. I love coconut. It is something I can't get enough of. Whether its fresh coconut, flaked coconut, or coconut milk, I'm in my happy place if coconut is involved. If I can find a way to sip on a coconut drink all the better. If that coconut drink is a bit healthy then that's a huge bonus. This is perfect for an after dinner treat. Silk … [Read more...]

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Strawberry Agua Fresca by Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple to make, this strawberry agua fresca is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day!

This refreshing summer drink is so simple to make. Strawberry Agua Fresca is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day. Try one for yourself! When I shared my Watermelon Agua Fresca a couple of weeks ago, I promised you I would be sharing more beverage recipes with you this summer. I'm following through on that promise. Of course mine are all sans alcohol, but you can always add some if you like. I wish I could but I'm under doctor's orders not to touch the stuff. However I can sip … [Read more...]

Peach Salad with Peach-Hazelnut Dressing #FarmFreshFridays

Peach Salad with Peach and Hazelnut Dressing | This simple salad is perfect for summer!

This salad is made with fresh peaches and greens, then topped with a homemade peach-hazelnut dressing. Toss some hazelnuts over top and it's perfection! It's okay. You're on the right blog. I made a salad. I know, shocking right. I had the most amazing peach salad while I was in Miami and it has me on a serious peach kick. I'd love to recreate that recipe, but for today I went with quick and easy. However I did make my own dressing. I'm not a huge "smother a salad with dressing" kind … [Read more...]

Burnhard Pizza | #Review and #Giveaway of Revolutionary Pizza

Burnhard Pizza with Pulled Pork, Chipotle and Bell Peppers | This pizza has some serious kick, just the way we like it here.

This pizza has some serious kick, just the way we like it here. It's layered with BBQ sauce, cheese, pulled pork smothered in BBQ sauce, chipotle and bell peppers.  By now my readers must know we're serious pizza addicts at the B compound. We eat it numerous times a week. This one uses BBQ sauce in place of pizza sauce, then it's topped with pizza mozzarella, pulled pork smothered in more BBQ sauce, chipotle and bell peppers. This has some serious kick. We love spicy food here so this pizza … [Read more...]

Brownie Batter Smoothie @LoveMySilk #SilkSmoothies

Brownie Batter Smoothie | This Brownie Batter Smoothie is so simple to make. Your kids will love this one. If you share it with them. That's a mighty big if once you taste this!

This Brownie Batter Smoothie is so simple to make. Your kids will love this one. If you share it with them. That's a mighty big if once you taste this! I love it when a plan comes together. I love that plan even more if it involves chocolate. This plan happened to involve chocolate brownie mix. I don't know about you, but any day that involves spooning chocolate brownie batter into smoothies is a good day in my book. Silk asked me to write a post about smoothies. I dig their products so … [Read more...]