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...]

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...]

S’mores Dip

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This simple dip is perfect for dunking graham crackers, teddy grahams or even fruit. It's wildly addictive and once you start dipping you won't want to stop! I have been making lots of S'mores recipes this week. I knew National S'mores Day was approaching so I've been whipping up marshmallow and chocolate treats all week. I mean you have to fully support National Holidays right. Even if that holiday is National S'mores Day. This is incredibly simple to make. It's basically just a riff on … [Read more...]

Microwave Nutella S’mores Fudge

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This recipe is so easy it will make you wonder why you ever fussed over fudge on the stove. Not only is it easy, it's fast, it's delicious, it's s'mores and it has Nutella in it. I bet I have your attention now right! Seriously addictive fudge! Y'all know who Alton Brown is right? If you don't, well, I don't know how to respond to that. Alton is a genius with food science. Alton is so smart he kind of creeps me out a little bit. I'd totally get over it if I ever met him though. I'd be so busy … [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...]

Coconut Cream Cookie Stacks | Burning Down The Kitchen with Curry and Comfort

Coconut Cream Cookie Stacks by Cravings of a Lunatic

I just love easy recipe so much. I can't help myself, any chance I get to whip up a quick dessert I jump at it. I'd like to say there's some complicated or honourable reason for it.... but... I just like tricking people. There I said it. I love the idea of people thinking a recipe took a long time to make. I encourage people to think I spent hours in my kitchen working long, tiresome hours in order to satisfy their sweet tooth, and widen their waistlines. I love the feeling of bursting … [Read more...]

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Shots {Two Ways} #SundaySupper

Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake Shots by Cravings of a Lunatic

I just love no bake desserts. They make me happy. I think it's the fact that you can fool people into thinking you spent all day making cute little desserts... when you really spent all day watching things like The Real Housewives of Everywhere and Anywhere. So apparently I'm admitting to getting a kick out of tricking folks. Not sure what that says about me. Not sure I really care. I've got a full belly and I caught up on all The Real Housewives this week. So life is good. And when … [Read more...]

Easy Mini Meyer Lemon Tiramisu

Easy Mini Meyer Lemon Tiramisu by Cravings of a Lunatic

More Meyer Lemon Madness. This is the last recipe in a 2 week themed event I wanted to share with my readers, called Meyer Lemon Madness. Are you all mad yet? Mad for Meyer Lemons? Or sick of lemons and looking forward to me cooking up something different? Well.... I hate to disappoint you but there's more Meyer Lemon goodness coming your way. There's a Meyer Lemon Madness finale called Meyer Lemon Recipe Round-Up. I'll share my Meyer Lemon recipes with you, as well as some by … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Candies #SundaySupper

Banana Cream Cheese Candies by Cravings of a Lunatic

I swear there are some recipes that are just so easy you just want to keep them to yourself... but that would be wrong! You might also want to hoard the fruits of your labour and not share your goodies with anyone else... but that would be wrong! You should share them with the world and your family... but I totally didn't share them with anyone... well except you... … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Pistachio Mousse Cups

St Patricks Day Pistachio Mousse Cups

  I may have just made the easiest dessert on the face of the planet. It's easy, it's cute and it took about 5 to 10 minutes to whip up. I know it's super impressive right. Pfft! These were born out of sheer necessity. I joined a group of bloggers to do a St. Patrick's Day Group Post, then proceeded to get the flu. I had planned to make something else, but after not having been to the grocery store in 10 days the pantry had slim pickings. I still wasn't ready to go shopping at the … [Read more...]

Tiny Turtle Cheesecakes (No Bake) #SundaySupper

Tiny Turtle Cheesecakes (No Bake) by Cravings of a Lunatic

I can hear the collective gasp of surprise now... Kim made something Turtley... Shocking right! I think you'll forgive my obsession when you realize how flipping cute these are. They are also the easiest little cheesecakes in the world to make. We'll call them "cheater cheesecakes". And we won't even feel a little bit bad about it. Trust me, these will make those of you who like to spend hours prepping your desserts change your tune. They take about 3.57 minutes to make... and … [Read more...]

Black Forest Bites: Guest Post for Generation Y Foodie

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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...]

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

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This may be one of the easiest cheesecakes you will ever make. I love cheesecakes that are baked in the oven, but some days I just do not have time to mess around. When I have days like that I do things like this. That way I get an amazing dessert without sacrificing hours in the kitchen. Whipping Cream Week continues. This one uses it in the filling. It's a great way to use up spare heavy cream you may have around the house. … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Welcome to more of Whipping Cream Week. I thought I would share some ways to use the cream you have in your fridge right now. You know we all do it. We buy a carton of cream for something then we pop it in the fridge and forget about it. Well not any more people. Pull out those cartons and have at it. You can make things like Red Velvet Cookie Stacks with Red Velvet Whipping Cream with that spare cream in your fridge. By the end of the week I hope I have you running out to buy extra whipping … [Read more...]

Mixed Berry Parfaits

Mixed Berry Parfaits by Cravings of a Lunatic

I'd like to welcome you to the start of Whipping Cream Week. I'm participating in a contest involving real cream which got me to thinking. I buy a big thing of real cream, aka heavy cream, aka whipping cream, at the store and it costs a good pile of dough. Then I use a little bit of it and then forget I have it. I use it up like mad in summer when I am constantly making ice cream. Yet winter months I tend to buy it and forget it is in the fridge. So I decided if I do this, there must be lots of … [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...]

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

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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...]

Christmas Coconut Cake for Day 3 of #ChristmasWeek

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Hi folks. Welcome to day #3 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by yours truly, and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Cakes and Cupcakes”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you. … [Read more...]

No Bake Cookies n Cream Cheesecake

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Hi folks. I made these last week when I was in the mood for something sweet but easy to whip up. A recipe like this is super easy to make and quick too. There are times when life gets busy and you just want something delicious without all the fuss and dishes. If you are in need of a dish like that this is the one for you. … [Read more...]

Lunatic’s Top 10 No Bake Desserts

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Some of my readers are already aware that our family is leaving on an adventure soon. For those who aren't our son is moving across Canada to go to school. He will be doing his PHD out in Alberta. So we've decided to drive him out there as one final hurrah for our close-knit, totally dysfunctional family. There are tons of prep involved in a move like this, and a drive across the country like this. So I've decided to do something a little different the week before we leave. I need to free up … [Read more...]