Raspberry Fool | Guest Post for Katie’s Cucina

Raspberry Fool | This fool recipe is simple to put together, yet complex in taste. You are going to love this one. It will become a family favourite!

Super easy and quick to make. This fool recipe is simple to put together, yet complex in taste. You are going to love this one. It will become a family favourite! Okay, so you know I'm totally addicted to mini desserts at this point. It's gotten really out of control. I wish I could care, but look at these things. They are so adorable that I doubt anyone could resist their charms. I have an office I do all my blog work in. It's basically a small spare bedroom that is now my blog room. I have … [Read more...]

Peach Recipe Round Up

Peach Recipe Round Up | Cravings of a Lunatic | #peach #recipes #fruit

Today I have the pleasure of sharing a huge Peach Recipe Round Up with you. I encourage you to share photos from the original sources! A huge shout out to all the bloggers shown below for allowing me the pleasure of featuring your work today. I am so proud to know you all! … [Read more...]

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler | cravingsofalunatic.com | #peach #dessert #fruit

Comfort food at it's finest. Homemade Peach Cobbler with Roasted Saigon Cinnamon, and Nutmeg in each layer. Seriously delicious and addictive. You're going to want to try this one as soon as possible! Peach cobbler is one of my favourite desserts in the world. I cannot get enough of it during peach season. It's just such comfort food to me. It's something I've been making since I was a teenager. I make lots of versions of peach cobbler but this one is my favourite. It's the one I make most … [Read more...]

45+ Fresh Cherry Recipes

Fresh Cherry Recipe Collage

I have to admit I'm a total cherry lover. I cannot get enough of them during cherry season. Fresh cherries at the height of ripeness make me incredibly happy. I particularly love Rainier Cherries. There's just something about them that makes me weak in the knees. If you're a huge cherry lover too this is the round-up for you! Crostini with Fresh Ricotta, Fresh Cherries and Pistachios … [Read more...]

Crostini with Ricotta, Fresh Cherries and Pistachios

Crostini with Fresh Ricotta, Fresh Cherries and Pistachios

This crostini recipe uses fresh ricotta, fresh cherries and chopped pistachios. The flavour combination of cherries and pistachios is my ultimate favourite. I cannot get enough dishes that include them both. Try it for yourself. It's super easy to make and something you can whip up in a snap! I love cherry season so much. Cherries are my favourite fruit by far. I can eat them all day long and nothing else. I love any kind of cherry. My personal favourite is Rainier Cherries but it can be hard … [Read more...]

Summer Berry Vanilla Bean Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Summer Berry Vanilla Bean Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Perfectly easy to make Summer Berry Parfaits that use Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup to flavour the berries. The Vanilla Bean Berries are then poured over top light and fluffy sponge cake and topped with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream. This dessert is incredibly easy to make and bursting with summer flavours with a hint of vanilla for that extra wow factor. Make this for your family today.  I am so in love with vanilla bean whipped cream right now. I can't help myself. I'm putting it on everything. I … [Read more...]

Roasted Strawberry Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Roasted Strawberry Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Simple to make yet bursting with flavour. Tender sponge cake layered with roasted strawberries and vanilla bean whipped cream. The roasted strawberries take this dessert over the top! Then the vanilla bean whipped cream takes it to the next level. It's light, fluffy and speckled with vanilla seeds. Seriously addictive and makes such a beautiful presentation! It's sure to impress your guests! I just love strawberry season. It's one of my favourite times of the year. My daughter, who I refer to … [Read more...]

Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Dressing & Walnuts

Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Dressing and Walnuts

This summer salad just takes me to my happy place. I've made it twice in the past week. I cannot stop eating this yummy salad. I make up extra batches of it so I have leftovers for my lunch the next day. It sure does take the pressure off to eat healthy when the dish is ready to rock in your fridge. We try to eat healthy during the week, then we kick up our heals a bit on the weekend. This is perfect for a weekday dinner, or a nice lunch. The chicken is cooked in an Asian sauce. I wanted to … [Read more...]

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...]

Raspberry Sweet Rolls with Meyer Lemon Glaze #BrunchWeek

Raspberry Sweet Rolls by Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Brunch Week. Today is the last day in this series. I'm a little sad it's ending. Yet I'm super stoked to share these Raspberry Sweet Rolls with Meyer Lemon Glaze with you. Like wicked happy. Like I may have gotten carried away... and eaten ten bazillion of these little suckers. Oddly, I don't even feel bad. Like at all. Not even a little! *whips raspberry off her face and smiles wildly* … [Read more...]

Pear, Apple & Pistachio Crumble | Burning Down The Kitchen with The Orgasmic Chef

Pear, Apple and Pistachio Crumble | Cravings of a Lunatic | #apple #pear #pistachio #crumble #dessert

There are some recipes that are so good you almost don't want to share them. They blow the minds of your guests and your family. So you think to yourself "self keep this one to yourself". This amazing pear and apple crumble inspired by the amazing Orgasmic Chef's Poached Pear and Apple Crumble is one of "those" recipes. It's simply spectacular. When I made plans to ask Maureen of Orgasmic Chef to be involved in my Burning Down The Kitchen series I knew exactly which recipe I wanted to make. … [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...]

Fall Apple Pie | #HelpingHands | #SundaySupper


Hi folks. This week the Sunday Supper crew is helping raise awareness for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. So many lives were affected by the storm and continue to be affected. I cannot even fathom what it must be like. These families have lost so much. So anything to help raise money to help those in need is a cause I can stand behind. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Cookies & Swerve Giveaway #worlddiabetes

Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Cookies

Hi folks. Okay so some of you may be scratching your heads right now. For multiple reasons. First you are looking at this cookie and thinking there's no way its healthy. Well I am here to tell you as far as cookies go this is a healthy alternative in a big bad way. Plus it's delicious. In a big bad way. Secondly those who know me are now wondering if they have come to the right blog. I am usually Miss Sugar Pants. But today calls for Lunie to put away her sugar jar and help support World … [Read more...]

Burning Down The Kitchen with Tales of an Overtime Cook while making Peach Cream Cups

no bake dessert

Hi folks. Welcome to another edition of Burning Down The Kitchen. For those of you who are new here, this is a weekly series where I take a recipe I've bookmarked from a fellow blogger and take it for a test drive. I also get the absolute privilege each week of interviewing each blogger. I have to admit this is one of my favourite things I do each week. … [Read more...]

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa 5

Hi folks. Every month I post with a wonderful group of bloggers called The Secret Recipe Club. Each month we all get assigned a different blog to visit and make something from. It's such an amazing group as it opens you up to other blogs you may not have known about. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups #cookforjulia #sundaysupper

Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups

Hi folks. I want to share one of Julia Child's quotes with you all. It's one of my favourites. I believe in it wholeheartedly. But then again I believe in everything Julia had to say about cooking and eating. “Everything in moderation... including moderation.” - quote by Julia Child I try to follow this rule every day of my life.  … [Read more...]

Black Forest Brownie Mini Trifles

Trifle made with homemade brownies and cherry sauce. Topped with chocolate mousse, more brownies, whipped cream and a cherry!

I made these tasty trifles last week. They are so amazing I can barely contain my excitement in describing them. But first let me tell you about one of the ingredients in this dish. It's a brownie a friend named Skye pointed out to me about a year ago. I was sceptical about them and basically tried them to prove her wrong. That's a huge claim to name them the way the author did. Then I tried them and it all made perfect sense. So for this trifle recipe you get the pleasure of using the recipe … [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...]

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes | Give a Girl a Grill Special Edition for National BBQ Day

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

I received an email awhile back letting me know that June 23rd was National BBQ Day. I had no idea. So being the kind of gal who loves to grill I knew I had to participate in this fun event. Then I pinched a nerve in my neck. Yup, that's me. Either falling down or something to that effect. Then mini-me's achilles injury reared its ugly head again. So it's been an interesting week here at the Bee household. Never one to miss an opportunity to grill I decided to come up with something easy to do … [Read more...]