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...]

A Sweet Tipsy Ending – Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshakes: Guest Post by Cooking in Stilettos #BoozeWeek #Giveaway

Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshake by Cooking in Stilettos, guest post on Cravings of a Lunatic

This Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Pie Milkshake is like your favorite pie in a glass - but so much simpler to make.  Rich pecans meld with vanilla ice cream, shortbread cookies and a touch of molasses to create the perfect milkshake! Welcome to Day 5 of Booze Week. Today we're celebrating hub's 48th birthday, and our 22nd wedding anniversary. I figured if I married him on his birthday he could never claim to forget our anniversary, at least not if he wants his birthday present. See, I'm always … [Read more...]

Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail: Guest Post by Food Lust People Love #BoozeWeek #Giveaway

Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail | Guest Post by Food Lust People Love on Cravings of a Lunatic

Fresh sweet watermelon chunks blended with ice and the double kick of jalapeño and tequila make a refreshing summer drink that will heat you up and cool you down. Welcome to Day 4 of Booze Week. I am on staycation, and enjoying some much needed time with family this week. So I asked some of my favourite bloggy peeps to guest post for me. Today I have the pleasure of welcoming my friend Stacy of Food Lust People Love to the blog. Stacy is an amazing blogger, and more importantly a wonderful … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Mendiant: Traditional and Non-traditional

Mendiant | These little chocolates are super easy to make, and you can jazz them up any way you like.

These little chocolates are super easy to make, and you can jazz them up any way you like. Make traditional Mendiant, or non-traditional. Just have fun with it! Today we are celebrating Bastille Day. Our little Holiday Food Party Group loves to whoop it up for holidays. I have to admit I wanted to go all out and make Dacquoise, or Rissoles. But it's ten gazillion degrees out and I refuse to turn on my oven. It's just too darn hot. So I made Mendiant.  It's easy to make, you can opt … [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...]

Brownie Batter Smoothie @LoveMySilk #SilkSmoothies

Brownie Batter Smoothie | This Brownie Batter Smoothie is so simple to make. Your kids will love this one. If you share it with them. That's a mighty big if once you taste this!

This Brownie Batter Smoothie is so simple to make. Your kids will love this one. If you share it with them. That's a mighty big if once you taste this! I love it when a plan comes together. I love that plan even more if it involves chocolate. This plan happened to involve chocolate brownie mix. I don't know about you, but any day that involves spooning chocolate brownie batter into smoothies is a good day in my book. Silk asked me to write a post about smoothies. I dig their products so … [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...]

Steak Sandwiches | Remembering Dad

Steak Sandwich | Amazing steak sandwich layered with caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese and barbecue sauce.

Amazing steak sandwich layered with caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese and barbecue sauce.  Just to be clear this is a steak sandwich, it is not a Philly Cheesesteak. I make those too, but the cooking process differs slightly from this one. So just for the record for all you purists, this is in no way a Philly Cheesesteak. It's just as damn good as one though. I think by now you must realize how much I like steak. I'm a beef girl. I was brought up that way. My Dad was a beef guy. I grew … [Read more...]

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots | So simple to make yet so complex in flavour. A family favourite!

So simple to make yet so complex in flavour. Baby carrots drizzled in balsamic vinegar, the roasted in the oven and sprinkled with parsley and coarse salt.  This one is a family favourite. My family loves this recipe. We're such suckers for roasted vegetables. I think it's because we all have a sweet tooth, and roasting brings out the natural sweetness of vegetables. This is something I make often when we have roast beef or roast chicken. It just goes perfectly with either of those dishes. … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade No Bake Cheesecakes | Burning Down The Kitchen with The Messy Baker

Pink Lemonade No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make and absolutely scrumptious to devour.

Super easy to make and absolutely scrumptious to devour. These will have you stealing them from your family members! Okay I have pink lemonade on the brain right now. I am completely addicted to everything pink lemonade. It's a serious problem. Luckily it's a problem that tastes good. So I'm not feeling overly bad about the whole thing one little bit. I made Pink Lemonade Hand Pies yesterday. They were the bomb. Next up is a Pink Lemonade frozen treat that's going to make you scream, "I … [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...]