Stuffed Clams – Palourdes Farcies: Guest Post by Try Anything Once #SeafoodWeek

Stuffed Clams - Palourdes Farcies: Guest Post by Try Anything Once | Featured on Cravings of a Lunatic

Herb stuffed clams make the perfect appetizer, or you can serve with pasta as the main course. Leftover butter can be spread onto baguette and baked in the oven. Today kicks off another week of Seafood Recipes on the blog. My daughter and I are both allergic to shellfish so it's not something you see much of here. This was a nice way for me to have seafood without any of the side effects. It's a win for you, and for me. The perk of guest posts is getting to ask your friends to come over to … [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...]

Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers: Guest Post by That Skinny Chick Can Bake #SeafoodWeek

Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers | Guest Post by That Skinny Chick Can Bake | Simple, classic and easy to prepare!

This Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers is sure to delight your guests. It's simple, classic and absolutely perfect for any occasion.  Today's special guest is one of my favourite people in the whole wide world. Yes, that is a grand statement. It also happens to be incredibly true. I adore Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. She is one of my dearest friends in life. Our friendship goes beyond blogging, and I consider her part of our family. Liz is just good people. There's no other way … [Read more...]

Saganaki Shrimp: Guest Post by Crumb #SeafoodWeek

Saganaki Shrimp by Crumb | Guest Post on Cravings of a Lunatic | A must make dinner idea for Seafood Lovers!

Succulent shrimp, saucy tomatoes, bold Mediterranean spices and briny feta all baked together until bubbly and melty and delicious. Welcome to Day 5 of Seafood Week. This week has been a blast. I've loved seeing all my bloggy friends share their seafood recipes with my readers. Today's special guest is Isabelle fo Crumb. She is a very dear friend of mine. Izz is a supremely talented cook plus she's wickedly funny which you all know I love. She's also my foodie adventure buddy. I love to take … [Read more...]

Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress: Guest Post by Crazy Foodie Stunts #SeafoodWeek

Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress by Crazy Foodie Stunts

Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress, this recipe is spectacular. A bit of work but totally worth the effort. Try it for yourself! Today I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming my good friend DB back to Cravings of a Lunatic. DB blogs at Crazy Foodie Stunts, and is a very dear friend of mine. I adore this man's perspective on food so very much. He is constantly challenging himself to try new things, and explore new culinary worlds. I really dig that about DB. You may … [Read more...]

Crème Brûlée: Guest Post for Crazy Foodie Stunts

Crème Brûlée | That first crack into the sugar top is the best sound in the world. The taste is out of this world!

Classic Crème Brûlée recipe that you would think is complicated, but it's far easier than you think. Give it a whirl and you'll be so happy you tried it.  That first crack into the sugar top is the best sound in the world. Honestly, you tap the top and then all you will hear is the sound of all your guests ohhing and ahhing and making happy sounds. The taste is out of this world! It is so hard to explain to people who have never tried it. … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies: Guest Post for Love and Confections

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies | Cravings of a Lunatic | Fudgey, ooey, gooey chocolate brownies topped with peanut butter and tons of chocolate!

Fudgey, ooey, gooey chocolate brownies topped with peanut butter and tons of chocolate! I swear I'm such a chocolate fanatic. I can never get enough of it. The only thing better than chocolate is chocolate combined with peanut butter. It's a match made in heaven. … [Read more...]

Mini Gingerbread House Hot Chocolate Mug Perches: Guest Post for In Katrina’s Kitchen

Mini Gingerbread House Hot Chocolate Mug Perches | Cravings of a Lunatic

Cute little mini gingerbread houses that fit on the edge of mugs. Perfect for the holidays! Aren't these adorbs? I flipping love these things. They make me super happy. … [Read more...]

Beef Stir Fry (Using Leftover Beef Roast)

Beef Stir Fry | Cravings of a Lunatic | #beef #stirfry #leftovers #dinner #recipe #easyrecipe

This easy stir fry recipe uses leftover beef roast as the main ingredient. Fill it up with whatever veggies you have on hand, then top it over rice or noodles for a fabulous dinner. I love mine over jasmine or basmati rice, my daughter loves hers over noodles.  Doesn't this look amazing? I hate to toot my own horn... but... "toot, toot". … [Read more...]

Italian Cherry Cream Sodas: Guest Post for Hungry Couple

Italian Cherry Cream Sodas | Cravings of a Lunatic | #drink #beverage #cherry

These Italian Cherry Cream Sodas are perfect for entertaining. It's alcohol free so it's a nice beverage to have on hand for the non drinking crew at any party. The taste is sheer perfection! This sweet drink will put a smile on your face. It's the perfect sipper for a lazy day relaxing by the pool. If you have a pool. If you don't you can just daydream about having a pool while you sip this sweet cherry drink. My pool daydream includes a pool boy named Timothy Olyphant but that's just … [Read more...]

Turtles Hand Pies: Guest Post for Go Bake Yourself

Turtles Hand Pies | Cravings of a Lunatic | #turtles #chocolate #caramel #pie #handpies

So.... whatcha been up? Me? well.... just these.... … [Read more...]

Coconut Whipped Cream and Cherry Parfaits: Guest Post for Crumb

Coconut Whipped Cream And Cherry Parfaits by Cravings of a Lunatic

This simple and quick dessert looks really impressive. It also tastes super decadent, and people will adore you when they try it. What I love about this is how easy it is. There's just something so satisfying to me about tricking people into thinking you spent all day on a dessert when you really only spent a few minutes. I have no idea what that says about me on a personal level, but I get a charge out of pulling the wool over people's eyes on occasion. Don't judge. I'm a huge cherry fanatic, … [Read more...]

Black Forest Bites: Guest Post for Generation Y Foodie


Chocolate- check! More Chocolate- check! Cherry Pie Filling- check! Whipped Cream- check! Cherry on Top- check! Is it possible to eat your weight in Black Forest Bites- check! … [Read more...]

Turtle Krispies: Guest Post for Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Turtle Krispies from Cravings of a Lunatic

  Happy Valentine's Day my friends! I love you more than turtles. Okay that's a lie. But you're a close second I promise! … [Read more...]

Double Coconut Macaroon Cookies: Guest Post for Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence


Now here is a cookie any one can make. They are simple, fast and completely off the charts when it comes to flavour. I make a different version of these every year for the holidays. This year I wanted to kick things up a notch. I had scored some coconut M & M's on a shopping excursion to the states. So I hid them away knowing I would use them for just this purpose. I knew I would be so happy I saved them so they could add extra coconut goodness to my already fabulous coconut cookies. I was … [Read more...]

Turtle Truffles: Guest Post for Magnolia Days


Hi folks. So happy to share this little goodie with you. It was so much fun to make. Even more fun to eat. You know how much I adore all things Turtle. My list of turtle recipes is lengthy. I've made Turtle Bark, Turtle Ice Cream, Turtle Banana Splits, Turtle Ice Cream Pie, Turtle Popcorn, Turtle Popcorn Gone Wild, No Bake Turtle Cheesecake, Turtle Brownies,  Turtle Waffles, Turtle Tailgate Mix, and Turtle Apples. I've had guests on the blog take my love of turtles and run with it. … [Read more...]

Cherry Danish Dessert: Guest Post for Cookistry

Cherry Danish Dessert

Hi folks. I have a special treat for you today. I am guest posting over at Cookistry today. For those of you who don't know Donna she is an amazing blogger. She makes the most beautiful bread I've ever seen. She also whips up fabulous meals, amazing desserts and everything in between. Her site is a feast for the eyes and the belly. I am always impressed with everything Donna does.  … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Challah: Guest Post by Roxana’s Home Baking

Hi folks. I have a wonderful treat for you today. The talented Roxana of Roxana's Home Baking is visiting the asylum today to share a recipe with all of us. I love Roxana's blog, she is so creative and knowledgeable. We met through Foodbuzz back when it was the place for us food bloggers to connect. I am so grateful to Foodbuzz for introducing me to some amazing bloggers, people like Roxana who share a passion for cooking. There is nothing better than a common bond to form a friendship. … [Read more...]

Vacation Posts Recap

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Hi folks. We're back. Will share some photos with you in a few days. For now I thought I'd recap all the blog posts that went up while I was hiatus with my family. Hope you enjoy. Tomorrow you actually get a new recipe from me. And it's a doozy! Cannot wait to share it with you.  … [Read more...]

Turtle Cheesecake Pizza: Guest Post by Crumb

dessert pizza

Hi folks. Okay so this is the last day of guest post mania. I asked my wonderful friend Isabelle of Crumb to make your jaws drop today. Let's just say the woman delivered in a big way. … [Read more...]