Lobster Pasta Salad | Guest Post and Open Letter from Movita Beaucoup #SeafoodWeek

Lobster Pasta Salad by Movita Beaucoup | This salad is a great make-ahead option for kitchen parties.

This salad is a great make-ahead option for kitchen parties. The lemon, dill and sour cream add a gentle tartness to the dressing, which is then balanced by the sweetness of the lobster and corn. Today kicks off Seafood Week. I'm taking a week long hiatus to get some projects done around the house. Which is basically code for "I'm going to spend a week watching everything humanly possible on Netflix while I lounge around in my jammies". While I'm working hard around the house lounging around … [Read more...]

Chunky Turtle Ice Cream | Review and #Giveaway of Scoop Adventures

Chunky Turtle Ice Cream | Salted caramel ice cream loaded with toasted pecans and chocolate. This ice cream has become a family favourite.

Salted caramel ice cream loaded with toasted pecans and chocolate. This ice cream has become a family favourite.  If you are a regular reader you know how much I adore anything "turtle" related. I think I have at least a couple of dozen "turtle" recipes on the blog. It's a serious addiction. So I can say with serious conviction I know a good "turtle" recipe when I try one. This isn't just good, it is spectacular. As a self-professed ice cream addict, with dozen of ice cream recipes on my … [Read more...]

16 GB iPad Air Giveaway

16 GB iPad Air Giveaway, your choice or gray or silver| Stop by cravingsofalunatic.com to enter NOW!

I'm so excited to announce today's Giveaway. It's a 16 GB iPad Air for one lucky winner, your choice or gray or silver. Good Luck! Today we have a wonderful giveaway for you. A 16GB iPad Air Giveaway, to be specific. One lucky reader will get to choose either a gray or silver iPad Air for their very own. I hope you're feeling lucky, because it could be YOU! It's easy to enter. All you have to do is scroll down and follow the prompts. The Promo Simple widget will give you the easy prompts to … [Read more...]

Bloggy Birthday Giveaway | $350 Amazon Gift Card or Visa Gift Card

Bloggy Birthday Gift Card Giveaway | $350 Dollar Amazon or Visa Gift Card | Open to U.S. and Canada | Cravings of a Lunatic

Today we get to celebrate Blog Birthdays for myself, and Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake! We've got $350 in gifts cards up for grabs! Spread the word! I could not be happier to celebrate my 3 year blog birthday with my bloggy bestie, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. Liz is the most amazing individual. I adore her completely. We've been buddies for years and have even travelled to conferences together. We do a Thelma and Louise weekend for Mixed each year, no cliffs involved though. We … [Read more...]

Baked Fudge and a #Giveaway for my 3 Year Bloggy Birthday

Baked Fudge | Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this one!

Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this! Bake them in tiny mason jars so everyone gets their own jar of happiness! Some recipes need to be shared. They need to be savoured, and enjoyed by everyone. Then there are recipes, like this one, where you hide in the closet with the entire batch so you don't have to share. Not that anyone here did that. I would never. Okay, so I totally did it. I don't even care. It was totally worth it. … [Read more...]

Real Housemoms Celebration | iPad Mini and Canon EOS Rebel T3 #Giveaway

Real Housemoms Celebration Group Giveaway |Cravings of a Lunatic | Enter to win either an iPad Mini or a Canon EO3 Rebel T3

Welcome. You could not have picked a better day to stop by. We're celebrating today with the Real Housemoms. Today we're whooping it up for Aubrey's Birthday and to celebrate her reaching 200,000 likes on on Facebook. Both are monumental occasions so I'm thrilled to celebrate with Aubrey and her crew today. We have two prizes up for grabs. We have an iPad Mini which I can assure you is amazing, I have one and love it. We're also giving away a Canon EO3 Rebel T3 Camera. Also an awesome prize, … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade Hand Pies | Review and #Giveaway of Easy as Pie Pops Cookbook

Pink Lemonade Hand Pies | Cravings of a Lunatic | Lemon curd filled hand pies that will delight your taste buds!

These Pink Lemonade Hand Pies are completely adorable. They are Pink Lemon Curd filled Hand Pies that will delight your taste buds! So today I am obsessed with all things pink lemonade. It's a serious addiction. One that cannot be stopped. I apologize now for the onslaught of pink lemonade posts coming your way. I want to feel bad but seriously, why should I? It's delightful and zesty, you should be thanking me really. Okay, now that I think about it why aren't you thanking me? Pink lemonade … [Read more...]

Cheeseburger Ravioli Burger | Review and #Giveaway of Stuffed by Dan Whelan

Ravioli Burger | Cravings of a Lunatic | This recipe is a burger stuffed in dough, then smothered in sauce.

This recipe is a burger stuffed in dough, then smothered in sauce. Yes, you read that correctly!  Yes siree Bob! Your eyes do not deceive you. That is, in fact, a burger stuffed into dough. A burger ravioli, and not just any burger ravioli, this sucker is filled with cheese and smothered in sauce. Like any good Burger Ravioli should be. Now don't freak out and go running in the other direction. This Burger Ravioli will surprise you, I promise. I'll be honest with too, you have landed … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Mini Cheesecakes | Cravings of a Lunatic | Absolutely simple to make and wildly delicious!

This no bake recipe for strawberry shortcake mini cheesecakes is super easy to make. Your guests will never believe this only took minutes to make. I have never had so much fun making a recipe and repeatedly testing it in my whole life. These strawberry shortcake mini cheesecakes are absolutely addictive. You will have a hard time sharing these little beauties with your family and friends. I made oodles and still did not want to share. I'm greedy like that. So before we get to the recipe let … [Read more...]

Farewell to #AppetizerWeek | Huge Cookbook Giveaway

Appetizer Week | Cravings of a Lunatic | Huge Cookbook Giveaway

Welcome to Day #6 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25. Today is our final day … [Read more...]

Lasagna Dip

Lasagna Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on.

Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on. This lasagna dip will have your guests coming back for more! Welcome to Day #5 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous … [Read more...]

Jalapeño Bacon Poppers | #AppetizerWeek | @Savorx Giveaway

Jalapeno Bacon Poppers | Cravings of a Lunatic | Jalapeno Poppers wrapped in bacon with a little extra kick of adobo and smoked paprika.

These little jalapeño poppers are wrapped in bacon and have a little extra kick to them with a hint of adobo and smoked paprika. It's heat to the max with these little beauties. Welcome to Day #4 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of … [Read more...]

Meatball Bites for #AppetizerWeek and a @NotSoSimpleSyrp #Giveaway

Meatball Bites | Cravings of a Lunatic | Cute little meatball slider bites would be perfect for any game day celebration. Easy to make and a real crowd pleaser.

Cute little meatball slider bites would be perfect for any game day celebration. Easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Your guests will be cheering for you instead of the game when they try these! Welcome to Day #3 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be … [Read more...]

Pizza Dip

Easy Pizza Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy to make microwave pizza dip for those days you want to dunk in a hurry!

Perfect for dunking, this easy pizza dip recipe will impress your guests and have them coming back for more! Welcome to Day #2 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Me | Surprise Birthday Cake from Pastry Chef Online

Happy Birthday to Me |Cravings of a Lunatic | $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Happy Birthday to Me! And to you! So today is the big day. I turn 21. Okay, that's a total lie. I'm not 21. I'm 25. Okay, that's a total lie too. I'll be absolutely honest here. I'm 45. Yepper, stunning right. That's a big ass number. But it's okay, with age comes wisdom and the ability to know yourself well enough to say whatever pops into your mind. Which I do. Way too often. So how am I celebrating. Well, if all goes well today we'll be hitting a movie and dinner. Mini-me has school today … [Read more...]

Pull Apart Pizza

Pizza Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy and delicious pizza pull apart bread. Plus an amazing @OXO giveaway!

An easy and quick version of Pizza Pull Apart Bread that is perfect for those busy nights where you want something delicious fast! Welcome to Day #1 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group … [Read more...]

Easy Steak Stir Fry | #Review of 5 Piece Wüsthof Knife Set

Steak Stir Fry | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple recipe for steak stir fry and a giveaway for a 5 Piece Wüsthof Knife Set

A simple recipe for steak stir fry that will wow your guests and become a family favourite. This is my daughter's special recipe, one she requests often.  Let me start by saying I have an amazing giveaway for you today. I was lucky enough to receive a 5 Piece Wüsthof Knife Set to review last month. Let's just say I've been having far too much fun playing with knives. They sent me the Wüsthof Classic 5-piece Studio Block Set to try out.  It's been an absolute joy to take these knives for a … [Read more...]

Fancified Frito Pie |#Review of The New Southwest

Fancy Pants Frito Pie | Cravings of a Lunatic | Taking Scarletta Bakes Fancy Pants Frito Pie for a test drive. It was a heavenly experience filled with cheese, and yummy goodness.

Frito Pie made with a frito crust, incredible chili filling and topped with mounds of glorious cheddar cheese. This Fancified Frito Pie is the brainchild of Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta Bakes. I had the pleasure of reviewing her cookbook. I knew this recipe was the one I wanted to share with my readers. The name alone makes me smile. This is not your mother's frito pie, nor is it a frito pie in a bag. It's frito pie all grown up and ready for business. As all grown up pies should be. Let me … [Read more...]

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway January 2014 | Cravings of a Lunatic | Stop by today to enter for your chance to win this great mixer!

Hey folks. Long time, no blog post. I've been enjoying a much-needed hiatus. Been spending tons of time with my family. Loving every minute of it. I'm officially back to work tomorrow with new posts coming at you all week. Lots going on, and tons of exciting new recipes on the agenda. In the meantime I have a fabulous giveaway opportunity for you. A bunch of bloggers joined together to give away a fabulous KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I wish I could enter. I love my KitchenAid Mixer and have … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple to make, delightful to sip!

Easy to make red velvet hot chocolate recipe. Simply delightful to sip on a cold day. Curl up with a mug of this, a good book, a cozy blanket and roaring fire nearby.  I want to say thank you. To everyone who takes the time to visit my little blog. It's become my happy place. I love seeing your comments each day. I love getting emails from you. I love getting to know you better while we gab on facebook. Cravings of a Lunatic is more than just a blog, more than just a recipe source. It's … [Read more...]