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...]

Giveaway for Ice Cream Machine, Cookbook, and Serving Dishes #SizzlingSummerBlogHop

Giveaway for Ice Cream Machine, Cookbook and Serving Dishes on Cravings of a Lunatic

Happy Summer! For me summer means ice cream. Lots and lots and lots of ice cream! So I'm giving away some fun stuff to make ice cream to 1 lucky reader! Tomorrow I kick off my annual summer series #IceCreamSundays, so the timing of this giveaway is absolutely perfect! Giveaway Prize Pack  from Cravings of a Lunatic includes: 1 Hamilton Beach Half Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker 1 Copy of Scoop Adventures Cookbook by Lindsay Clendaniel 1 Set of Ice Cream Float Dishes with Spoons (set of … [Read more...]

Farro with Dried Cherries and Pistachios | Celebrating #HealthySpring with a @KitchenIQ #Giveaway

Farro with Pistachios and Dried Cherries | This recipe is simple to make, and is perfect for a side dish.

This recipe is simple to make, and is perfect for a side dish. You can also add greens for an amazing salad recipe. Enjoy! Today I am teaming up with some fellow bloggers and Kitchen IQ to bring you great recipes and a fabulous giveaway. This recipe is super simple to make. It's healthy and nutritious, plus it's filling. I like to throw in fun bites when making farro. It has such a cool texture on it's own but adding some crunch and some chew to it just takes me to my happy place. I love … [Read more...]

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios | @KitchenAid Stand Mixer #Giveaway

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios | We love this side dish, it's just a little bit fancy pants for special occasions.

Roasted Baby Carrots cooked to perfection, drizzled with honey and tossed in crushed pistachios. Very easy to make. I tend to be obsessive in life. When I like something I do a lot of it. Case in point: cooking eating carrots eating pistachios watching the walking dead then watching the walking dead again then one more time to be sure I didn't miss anything then a fourth time to be really sure I didn't miss anything and by anything at all I mean Daryl Dixon, aka … [Read more...]

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...]