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...]

Red Velvet Parfaits #HolidayFoodParty

Red Velvet Parfaits | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make!

Super easy to make, and looks lovely on any holiday table. Okay peeps, y'all know I am always honest with you. This was NOT supposed to be a parfait. Not even kidding. It was supposed to be a cake roll.  Unfortunately I had trouble rolling the cake roll so this recipe was altered to hide my oops. It's what I do. When in doubt "parfait it". I'm not sure what that says about the fact that I have a zillion parfaits on my site. *giggles* … [Read more...]

Strawberry Brownie Parfaits

Strawberry Brownie Parfaits | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple dessert recipe anyone can make quickly. A real crowd pleaser!

Simple recipe to make Strawberry Brownie Parfaits topped with strawberry flavoured cream cheese whipped cream. You're going to love this dessert! One of the perks of being a food blogger is having food blogger friends who start up their own businesses. Not going to lie, its a huge bonus that comes with the job. My friend Heidi of Young Grasshopper is one of those friends. She started a business called Not So Simple Syrup. She asked if I'd like to try it out. Of course I jumped at the … [Read more...]

Summer Berry Vanilla Bean Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Summer Berry Vanilla Bean Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Perfectly easy to make Summer Berry Parfaits that use Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup to flavour the berries. The Vanilla Bean Berries are then poured over top light and fluffy sponge cake and topped with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream. This dessert is incredibly easy to make and bursting with summer flavours with a hint of vanilla for that extra wow factor. Make this for your family today.  I am so in love with vanilla bean whipped cream right now. I can't help myself. I'm putting it on everything. I … [Read more...]

Roasted Strawberry Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Roasted Strawberry Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Simple to make yet bursting with flavour. Tender sponge cake layered with roasted strawberries and vanilla bean whipped cream. The roasted strawberries take this dessert over the top! Then the vanilla bean whipped cream takes it to the next level. It's light, fluffy and speckled with vanilla seeds. Seriously addictive and makes such a beautiful presentation! It's sure to impress your guests! I just love strawberry season. It's one of my favourite times of the year. My daughter, who I refer to … [Read more...]

Red, White & Blueberry Parfaits #HolidayFoodParty

Red White and Blueberry Parfaits by Cravings of a Lunatic

I just love strawberry season. There's an just something about the smell of fresh berries. It reminds me of my childhood. You know, back when I was a young hooligan and used to steal strawberries out of my dad's strawberry patch. My brothers and me would swim all day, then wander into the strawberry patch whenever the mood struck us. We would eat them hot, right off the vine. Then we'd all feign innocence when Dad came home after work and complained how useless his efforts to make a strawberry … [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...]

Quick and Easy Early Morning Parfaits #BrunchWeek

Cherry Parfait by Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Brunch Week. Today I have something for all you folks in a hurry in the morning. Which is likely 99.99% of you. I mean who are we kidding, most of us are rushing around in the morning. Some of us find we're too busy to eat. I'd like to change that. I mean who doesn't have 3 minutes in the morning for yummy overload. I know I make time for yummy overload. It's the perfect start to any day. … [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...]

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...]

Meyer Lemon Parfaits

Meyer Lemon Parfaits by Cravings of a Lunatic

Well just look at these cute little parfaits. Can I just say I think tiny food is adorable. There's just something about desserts done in little cups that makes my heart melt. Don't even get me started on the fact that it's lemon curd in these cute little parfaits. And not just lemon curd, but meyer lemon curd. Be still my heart. I swear there is just something about seeing meyer lemons that makes me think it's spring. I woke up this morning and the sun is shining bright, I'm eating a cute … [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...]

Black Forest Brownie Mini Trifles

Trifle made with homemade brownies and cherry sauce. Topped with chocolate mousse, more brownies, whipped cream and a cherry!

I made these tasty trifles last week. They are so amazing I can barely contain my excitement in describing them. But first let me tell you about one of the ingredients in this dish. It's a brownie a friend named Skye pointed out to me about a year ago. I was sceptical about them and basically tried them to prove her wrong. That's a huge claim to name them the way the author did. Then I tried them and it all made perfect sense. So for this trifle recipe you get the pleasure of using the recipe … [Read more...]

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes | Give a Girl a Grill Special Edition for National BBQ Day

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

I received an email awhile back letting me know that June 23rd was National BBQ Day. I had no idea. So being the kind of gal who loves to grill I knew I had to participate in this fun event. Then I pinched a nerve in my neck. Yup, that's me. Either falling down or something to that effect. Then mini-me's achilles injury reared its ugly head again. So it's been an interesting week here at the Bee household. Never one to miss an opportunity to grill I decided to come up with something easy to do … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cannoli Parfaits with Pistachios

Strawberry Parfaits

Okay so I made Paula Deen's Strawberry Cannoli Parfaits. Can you say yummilicious? I know I can. Especially after eating these things. So good. The downside.... I now know why she put the pistachios in the cream. To avoid the parfait glasses looking like they are dusty from the pistachios bits. I laughed my butt off when I looked at all my photos and realized it looks like I used unclean glasses. Live and learn. And I mean if hitting my learning curve means eating copious amounts of things … [Read more...]

Sex on the WTF!

Sex on the WTF | Cravings of a Lunatic | So tempting you will lose your mind!

Okay so going to do this is individual posts so it's not so rambling. This recipe is an old fave I have not made in probably over 15 years. I never wrote it down so hopefully I made it right. If not, it's not like you'll ever know right! *giggles* … [Read more...]