Homemade Stain Fighter and a little Announcement

Homemade Stain Remover for Real Housemoms by Cravings of a Lunatic | This is a little trick I learned over 20 years ago, works like a charm for getting stains out of clothes. Plus it's wicked inexpensive. Ditch the brand names you pay big bucks for and try this instead.

Homemade Stain Remover!  This is a little trick I learned over 20 years ago, works like a charm for getting stains out of clothes. Plus it is wicked inexpensive. Ditch the brand names you pay big bucks for and try this instead. Hey peeps. So my regular readers are scratching their heads right now. You're saying, very loudly I might add, where the H E double hockey sticks is the food. It's okay, I'm still a food blog. So let's just slow your roll for a minute. It's all good in the … [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 … [Read more...]

*Announcement* New Grilling Site is up! Find out more about Kiss My Smoke!

Kiss My Smoke Website | kissmysmoke.com

Ta-da! Have you been wondering what secret has been brewing? Well this is it. I have a new blog/website called Kiss My Smoke. So thrilled to finally share the news with everyone. It's been hard to keep it under wraps. So what does this mean for Cravings of a Lunatic? Nothing. Cravings will still be up and running as per usual. I love to bake and cook so this one isn't going anywhere. What is Kiss My Smoke? Well, it's a grilling blog. All grill/bbq recipes all year round. I'm so excited to … [Read more...]

Hooligan Stuff and a Good Cause, or Two!

Vanilla Gift Box Set from Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay so a few things to mention today. First off, for everyone who has emailed and sent messages about my son I thank you. For those who do not know my son lives in Calgary, Alberta. If you've been following the news there has been a natural disaster of epic proportions there. Flooding has hit the area and about 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. The devastation and damage are massive. My son called the other night saying his girlfriend's area was under evacuation order. He … [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Strawberries #recipesfromtheheart

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Strawberry Topping and Pistachios by Cravings of a Lunatic

"Today's event is being hosted by myself, and Jen of Juanita's Cocina. We teamed up with our blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of my dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share your own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during my dad's battle … [Read more...]

The Bee Family Hits Universal Studios…chaos ensues!

Universal- Kids being silly 1

While visiting Florida for Food Blog Forum we decided to extend out stay and visit Universal Studios.  Enjoy some photos from our adventures in the park!   Toodles and Universal smoochies! xx … [Read more...]

Food Blog Forum 2013

Food Blog Forum Group Pic 2013

I wish I could show you how much fun Disney was. I wish I could show you all kinds of photos of me hanging with my blogging buddies. I wish I had all those photos to share with you. But....we forgot the memory card was not in the camera so there's no actual photos to share. I know right. So be forewarned if you have a DSLR there's no internal memory on it so you need to format your camera so this does not happen to you. Want to know how? On your camera, find the menu button, hit that. You need … [Read more...]

Mom’s Apple Crisp | Happy Mother’s Day #SundaySupper

Mom's Apple Crisp by Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay, so where do I begin.... *sigh* This recipe is my Mom's. Those who read regularly likely know my Mom passed away when I was a teenager. She was incredible. She also made the BEST apple crisp in the world.   Up until now I've never shared it. I am still questioning whether or not I should. Not because I don't want to... but because I messed this freaking thing up.... for the first time ever.... in over 30 years.... and I don't want to show it to you.... cuz it's … [Read more...]

Easy Spicy Lasagna in Memory of Dad

Spicy Lasagna by Cravings of a Lunatic

   There's a couple of days on the calendar each year I dread. There's no way around them. I wish I could pretend they don't exist. But they do. And that sucks. March 5 is the day my Mom passed away in 1984. May 7 is the day my Dad passed away in 2007. I wrote about my Dad last year.  I also wrote about my Mom last year, and did a huge multi-blogger memorial for her this year. I was going to do the same for my Dad  but my life is so in flux and high stress right now that it … [Read more...]

Fried Apples with Apple Caramel Sauce

Fried Apples with Apple Caramel Sauce | Cravings of a Lunatic | #apples #friedapples #caramel #applecaramel #dessert #fallrecipes

Great recipe for Fried Apples with Apple Caramel Sauce! My family actually liked this dessert more than apple pie. Which is saying something since we are huge pie lovers in our household. This dessert is beyond amazing! Hello readers! Sorry it's been a bit since you last saw me. I've had lots going on... like this amazing Fried Apples with Apple Caramel Sauce.... a trip to emergency.... a crashed computer.... and life just sort of spiraling out of control … [Read more...]

Happy 2nd Birthday to Cravings of a Lunatic

Journey Photo

Two freaking years.... Oodles of recipes.... Lots of giggles.... Tons of new friends! Happy Birthday Cravings of a Lunatic blog. You make me a happy gal.  … [Read more...]

Breakdowns, Birthdays and Finding Balance

Journey Photo

So this post has been a long time coming. I'm known for my sense of fun, so serious posts are hard to write. I mulled it over and rewrote it multiple times. Then I figured screw it, I'm just going to write like I always do. From the hip, and the heart. Buckle up, it might get bumpy. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Mini-Me & No Bake Cake in Jars (Desserts in Jars Giveaway- Closed!)

No Bake Cake in a Jar

Happy 19th Birthday Mini-me! You are awesome... and gorgeous... and I'm grateful for you... and to you... … [Read more...]

A Day of Remembrance

Comments closed today. Thank you for visiting. xx … [Read more...]

Road Trip to Alberta aka “Vacation of Doom”

The Badlands

We'll start with my "happy place"! The Badlands. This was the place I was most excited to visit on the way out west! It holds fond childhood memories for me. … [Read more...]

September Foodie Penpal

Foodie Penpal September 1

Hi folks. Another month has passed and I cannot believe it is already October. September seemed to fly by. Mostly because I was medicated to the hilt and slept through most of it. So it seemed to disappear. Apparently that's what drug induced sleep does to your life. The upside is I'm well rested. And all caught up on the Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York. The perks of being bed-ridden for a while. I love being part of the foodie penpal group. … [Read more...]

Some “life stuff” and a pesky health update!


Hi folks. Just wanted to give my readers some updates about what's been happening around the asylum lately. So this is a "what's new" post. No recipes or pretty pictures of food today. I'll return to normal posts tomorrow. Today I  just wanted to touch base with you all and let you know how we're doing after the "vacation of doom".  … [Read more...]

August Foodie Penpal

Foodie Penpal August

For those of you unfamiliar, Foodie Penpal is the brainchild of the lovely Lindsay of The Lean Green Bean. You sign up through Lindsay, then on the 5th of the month she sends you your match. You contact them and talk food. Then by the 15th of the month you send your package off to your match. On the last day of the month everyone posts their goodies on their blog, or if they don't blog they can share on facebook or twitter. It's a cool group and if you're not participating you should think about … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday and Happy 20th Anniversary to Hubs

Check yourself Daisy! I'm watching you!

Happy Birthday Hubs! Happy 20th Anniversary Hubs! From out west... … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday B-Dude and Lunatic’s Top 10 Recipes Chicks Dig

Clearly you will understand why B-Dude is moving so far away after you read this post!

  Okay so I have a wicked twisted sense of humour, what can I say. First: Happy Birthday B-Dude! The big 2-4, there's got to be some huge significance to that one in Canuck culture I would think. Any Bob and Doug fans out there? Honestly the theme song is now stuck in my head. I love those hosers way too much. Take off eh! … [Read more...]