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...]

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...]

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...]

Cherry and Pistachio No Bake Cheesecake with Animal Cracker Crust

Cherry and Pistachio No Bake Cheesecake with Animal Cracker Crust | This recipe will impress your friends and family. That is, if you share it with them.

This is a delicious no bake recipe for layered cheesecake. The base is made from animal crackers, then there is a layer of cherry cheesecake, followed by a layer of pistachio cheesecake. Today we celebrate National Cheesecake Day. The event is being hosted by the lovely Roxana of Roxana's Home Baking. Make sure you head over to her site to say hello! I could not decide what kind of cheesecake to make for this event. Then my Pink Lemonade Cheesecakes were featured on Buzzfeed. After I … [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...]

Stone Fruit Stir Fry | #Giveaway for a Circulon Wok #SummerStirFry

Stone Fruit Stir Fry Shortcakes | How to make an incredibly flavourful and simple dessert stir fry with stone fruits.

Summer is not complete until you indulge in plenty of stone fruit. This recipe combines sweet cherries, rainier cherries, peaches, plums and apricots. Walnuts add a little crunch. This is the perfect topping for ice cream and shortcakes. There are just some recipes that make my heart skip a beat. Some that are timeless and perfect in every way. This recipe is one of them. If you are a regular reader you know I love over the top desserts. This one is over the top in taste, yet it is so … [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...]

Vanilla Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Biscoff Bites | KitchenAid Stand Mixer #Giveaway #IceCreamSundays

Vanilla Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Biscoff Bites | Giveaway for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer! Hurry over!

This ice cream recipe has everything you could want in an ice cream. The strawberries are roasted in vanilla extract and sugar, the ice cream is loaded with cream cheese, and then biscoff pieces are tossed in. It's beyond amazing! By now you must realize what a huge ice cream fanatic I am. I love the stuff. I could eat it all the live long day. And often do. Today's recipe is a cheesecake ice cream, but I've amped it up a bit by roasting the strawberries in the oven with sugar and … [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...]

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream (No Ice Cream Maker Needed) #IceCreamSundays

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream (No Ice Cream Maker Needed) | This is the best chocolate-banana ice cream I've ever tasted!

This "no ice cream maker needed" chocolate-banana ice cream is rich and loaded with flavour. It uses rum extract for a hint of extra oomph.  I love ice cream. More than just about anything in the whole wide world. I also love chocolate. As much as ice cream. Bananas are another love of mine. They rank pretty close to chocolate, and ice cream. So I combined them all into one fabulous recipe. Then I tossed in some rum extract for a little extra oomph. I was perusing one of my favourite … [Read more...]

Grilled Peach Cobbler in Mini Cast Iron Pans

Grilled Peaches and Cream Cobbler by Kim Beaulieu of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kiss My Smoke

Fresh peaches combined with a cream-based cobbler topping, with fresh whipped cream piled on top for a rustic grilled dessert! Come on now. How flipping cute are these Grilled Peach Cobblers in Mini Cast Iron Pans? I love small food and I cannot lie, You other brothers can't deny, When a dessert shows up in a little bitty pan, With a mound of whipped cream for you fans! Okay, okay, I'll stop. Before I embarrass myself. More than usual. … [Read more...]

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca | Refreshing and easy to make. This Watermelon Agua Fresca is sure to be a hit this summer!

Refreshing and easy to make. This Watermelon Agua Fresca is sure to be a hit this summer! This recipe is freaking amazing. I mean usually I hate to toot my own horn. However this time I need "toot toot" from the mountain tops. This watermelon agua fresca is fantastic. I dare use the blogger phrase "it will change your life". Okay so I'm not sure why we all claim our recipes will change your life. I mean it's not like you're going to drink this and all of a sudden turn into Superman, or … [Read more...]

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Tart | This No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart is super easy to make and perfect for summer.

This No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart is super easy to make and perfect for summer. The base is crushed Nilla Wafers, the filling is a simple no bake cheesecake mixture, and the topping is macerated fresh strawberries.  By now you probably realize I adore no bake cheesecake. Well, let's be honest here, I love any kind of cheesecake. During the hot summer months my go to dessert is always some kind of no bake cheesecake. Strawberry just happens to be one of our favourites. My daughter's … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cobbler: Guest Post for The Cooking Actress

Strawberry Cobbler | Super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Perfect for strawberry season, or use frozen berries all year round. Enjoy!

Super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Perfect for strawberry season, or use frozen berries all year round. Enjoy! Hello from Miami. I'm just getting ready to leave this hot inferno today. Been a blast. Nothing is more fun than hanging out with fellow foodies all weekend. Speaking of fellow foodies, today you can find me guest posting over at my friend Kayle's. She is the genius behind The Cooking Actress. I adore this gal so very much. Kayle is just the sweetest lady in the world. … [Read more...]