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...]

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...]

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 #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...]