Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Strawberries & KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway {Now Closed} #recipesfromtheheart

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Strawberry Topping and Pistachios by Cravings of a Lunatic

"Today's event is being hosted by myself, and Jen of Juanita's Cocina. We teamed up with our blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of my dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share your own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during my dad's battle … [Read more...]

Whiskey Sliders and a Note for Hubs for Fathers Day #SundaySupper

Whiskey Sliders by Cravings of a Lunatic

I thought I'd do something a little different today. First you get these amazing Whiskey Sliders, cooked with lots of caramelized shallots and onions. They are amazeballs and you are going to love them! I guarantee they will become a family classic you make over and over again. Second you get the distinct, or horrifyingly way too personal, pleasure of me letting you into my personal life. Hubs is out-of-town for Fathers Day so I thought I'd share this here as a surprise and homage to him. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Dessert Recipes Dads Will Dig

Top 10 Desserts Dads Will Dig by Cravings of a Lunatic

With Fathers Day approaching quickly I just had to put together a list of dessert recipes the men in my life dig. I already posted a Top 10 Main Course Recipes Dads Will Dig and a Bacon Recipe Round-Up (with over 70 recipes!) to help you prep for Fathers Day. It seemed only fitting that I point you in the direction of my dessert recipes. Any one of them is sure to impress your pops. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Top 10 Main Course Recipes Dads Will Dig

Top 10 Main Course Recipes

My Dad loved food. The man really, really loved food. He could eat his weight at any meal and still have room for dessert. My hubs in the same way. It sort of drives me nuts really. I wish I could eat with that much gusto and never gain a pound. You men have it easy. But it's all good. I love that the men in my life love to eat. I mean let's face it, I love to cook. So it's win-win for everyone. I've been crazy busy travelling to conferences so I haven't been cooking or baking as … [Read more...]

Bacon Recipe Round-Up

Bacon Recipe Round Up by Cravings of a Lunatic

With Father's Day approaching I thought having a Bacon Recipe Round-Up would be fun. I gathered up some of my photos, and photos and links by some of my lovely bloggy buddies for your enjoyment. Get ready to get your bacon on, this is going to be so much fun! Please keep in mind not all these photos are mine. If you would like to pin any photos, I'd love you more if you did it from the original source. That way the blogger who made the dish gets the traffic. Thanks folks. … [Read more...]

Potato and Bacon Hash

Bacon and Potato Hash by Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Brunch Week. Today's recipe is an over the top, fill your belly, lay on the couch afterward kind of breakfast. So it's essentially the PERFECT breakfast right. It has yummy taters, and BACON. Yah, you bet your sweet butt it's got bacon. Cuz bacon rules. … [Read more...]

Easy Spicy Lasagna in Memory of Dad

Spicy Lasagna by Cravings of a Lunatic

   There's a couple of days on the calendar each year I dread. There's no way around them. I wish I could pretend they don't exist. But they do. And that sucks. March 5 is the day my Mom passed away in 1984. May 7 is the day my Dad passed away in 2007. I wrote about my Dad last year.  I also wrote about my Mom last year, and did a huge multi-blogger memorial for her this year. I was going to do the same for my Dad  but my life is so in flux and high stress right now that it … [Read more...]

Bananas Foster French Toast #BrunchWeek

Bananas Foster French Toast by Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Brunch Week. Today I have a special recipe for you. It's so incredibly delicious and sweet it will blow your mind. You all know I'm all about blowing your mind. And your taste buds. This is sure to do both. I would have never considered myself a French Toast lover. I make it all the time for the boys in the household, yet I never really cared for French Toast. Then last year I went to a conference and had Bananas Foster French Toast. My life has never been the … [Read more...]

Candied Bacon #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

Candied Bacon by Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Brunch Week. Today's recipe is Candied Bacon. Yah, you heard me. I candied bacon. So what! For those who have never had candied bacon you're thinking "what the heck".... for those who have had candied bacon you're running into the kitchen to whip some up and screaming "get in mah bellah"! This stuff is the pinnacle of bacon.... the pinnacle of bacon.... it's sheer perfection... in a little candy strip. You're welcome! KEEP READING FOR GIVEAWAY … [Read more...]

Apple Pie in Jars | Cherry Pie in Jars

Apple Pie in a Jars | Cravings of a Lunatic | #apple #pie #masonjar #cutefood #dessert

So today is the wrap up for Fun with Jars. It will be moved aside for Farm Fresh Fridays now that the Farmer's Markets and Fruit Stands are open in Ontario. I thought I would send it off with a big bang. I've been dying to make these for ages. So I hauled my butt to the store to buy wide mouth canning jars. I think it's the only kind I don't have. I picked up a case and got busy. Making pies in jars. Who knew? So much fun, so cute and such a huge pain in the rump. It's really flipping hard to … [Read more...]

Black Forest Cheesecake in Memory of my Dad for #SundaySupper #FathersDay

black forest cheesecake

Today is my first post with the Sunday Supper group. I am so thrilled to be participating. I was hesitant to join as I am already doing Ice Cream Sundays and have been for over a year now. But I threw caution to the wind and figure I can either make some Sunday Supper dishes ice cream related or I can post twice on the Sundays I participate. This group is so special it's worth making some sacrifices. The Sunday Supper Movement is an initiative to bring back Sunday Supper Around the Family … [Read more...]

Banana Sticky Buns

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    Hi folks. As promised I have this little treat for you. These are so amazing. Time consuming but oh so worth it. I've never made sticky buns before. I've made cinnamon rolls and I've made croissants but never these. To tell you how out of my element I am I'll share something with you. I had the most excellent (those too young that's from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Keanu Reeves, holy yummy) phone conversation with a fellow blogger the other night. … [Read more...]