Bacon Bits #BaconMonth #Giveaway

Bacon Bits | How to make bacon bits at home. You can use them on salads, or keep them on hand for quick bacon pizza bites as an after school snack.

How to make bacon bits at home. You can use them on salads, or keep them on hand for quick bacon pizza bites as an after school snack.  Okay, I'm going to be honest here. I mean why hold back. But I feel like everyone already knows how to make these. Yet my friend told me she had no idea how to make them at home. Colour me surprised. So I jumped up immediately and made some bacon. Then smashed it to smithereens. I'm not going to lie. Making bacon bits is oodles of fun. First you … [Read more...]

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...]

Oreo Ice Cream Cake #IceCreamWeek #Giveaway

Oreo Ice Cream Cake | This is a super easy

Easy to make "cheater ice cream " recipe. This is one of my favourite recipes. I've been making this ice cream for over 30 years. It's such an easy treat and your family and friends will go crazy for it.  Welcome to Day 6, the final day of 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 all threw out the scales this week. Better not … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Bourbon Bacon Jam #BaconMonth

Bourbon Bacon Jam | This recipe is really easy to make and will have you slathering this Bourbon Bacon Jam on everything in sight.

This recipe is really easy to make and will have you slathering this Bourbon Bacon Jam on everything in sight. Yes....I made Bacon Jam. Yes...I added Bourbon. No...I don't feel one bit guilty about any of that. Make this. Now. Slather it on everything in sight. I guarantee your eyes will roll back in your head. And that's a good thing. Orgasmic jam. Life is good. … [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...]

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...]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sundae | Scoop Adventures Cookbook Giveaway #ICTScoopAdventures

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sundae | Red Velvet Ice Cream made from scratch then turned into a red velvet ice cream sundae. It's sheer indulgence.

Red Velvet Ice Cream is a personal favourite of mine. This one is made from scratch then turned into a red velvet ice cream sundae. It's sheer indulgence. I try to behave. I really do. Then I have these moments where I'm like "ohhh, you should make ice cream". Then it's all downhill from there. There's a moment when I start out where I think "go easy, not everything needs to be so over the top". Then I'm like "ohhh, you should make a sundae instead of just ice cream". And I … [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...]

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...]