Marble Bark with Pistachios and Fleur de Sel

Marble Bark with Pistachios and Fleur de Sel | Ridiculously easy to make, seriously addictive to nosh on!

This marble bark is so simple to make. It has chopped pistachios tossed in it, then topped with fleur de sel. Everyone you share it with will think you spent hours on this recipe. It will be our little secret it only takes minutes to make! If you are a regular reader you know how much I adore chocolate. I have a whole category devoted to chocolate recipes. That is how deep my love for chocolate goes. So it seemed like a great idea to me to join the Food Fanatic team as one of their … [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...]

Garlic Scape Pesto #FarmFreshFridays

Garlic Scape Pesto | Easy to make and utterly addictive. You will want to top everything you make with this Pesto!

This Garlic Scape Pesto is super easy to make and utterly addictive. You will want to top everything you make with this Pesto! And who could blame you? Last week I received my first CSA delivery. I'll admit I was beyond excited to find out we had them in our area. I took advantage immediately and ordered bi-weekly deliveries. The first one came loaded with garlic scapes. If you've never had garlic scapes you've been missing out. The taste is stellar, and they are incredibly versatile. You … [Read more...]

Mini Coconut Milkshakes #SilkAlmondBlends @LoveMySilk

Mini Coconut Milkshakes | Silk Almondmilk combined with coconut sorbet makes the perfect treat to beat the heat!

Silk Almondmilk combined with coconut sorbet makes the perfect treat to beat the heat. Add a little garnish to the top the glass for some added fun. I love coconut. It is something I can't get enough of. Whether its fresh coconut, flaked coconut, or coconut milk, I'm in my happy place if coconut is involved. If I can find a way to sip on a coconut drink all the better. If that coconut drink is a bit healthy then that's a huge bonus. This is perfect for an after dinner treat. Silk … [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...]

No Bake Mocha Cheesecake with Animal Cracker Crust #IcedDelight

No Bake Mocha Cheesecake with Animal Cracker Crust | For all you coffee and chocolate fans out there!

This is a super easy recipe to make a mocha flavoured no bake cheesecake. The crust use crushed animal crackers. You're going to love this recipe! Okay, so I made another no bake cheesecake. This one is chock full of mocha goodness. It's a no bake cheesecake that is super easy to make. I used an animal cracker crust for some added fun. This is made with Mocha Iced Coffee courtesy of International Delights. This dessert is going to rock your coffee loving world. I actually made this … [Read more...]

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake with Cannoli Crust | Get Your Discount Code for My Favourite Online Store @AuroraImporting

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake with Cannoli Crust | This easy no bake lemon cheesecake is perfect for those hot summer days where you want a fabulous dessert without having to turn on your oven.

This easy no bake lemon cheesecake is perfect for those hot summer days where you want a fabulous dessert without having to turn on your oven.  I love no bake recipes for summer. It's an obsession really. I want to take every recipe in the world and turn it into a no bake recipe for the hot summer months. This lemon cheesecake recipe is one of those recipes. My cheesecake cravings are out of control lately. I have also been craving lemon pie. So much so that I've started  dreaming about ways … [Read more...]

Pizza with Arugula, Peaches and Hazelnuts | Shop @AuroraImporting New Online Store

Pizza with Arugula, Peaches and Hazelnuts |Amazing Pizza layered with Arugula, Fresh Peaches, and Chopped Hazelnuts. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser and perfect for summer!

Amazing Pizza layered with Arugula, Fresh Peaches, and Chopped Hazelnuts. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser and perfect for summer! I know, I know, this is a weird pizza in the eyes of some people. But I don't really give a hoot. This pizza is layered with sauce, pizza mozzarella, tons of arugula, fresh thinly sliced peaches, and chopped hazelnuts. I love peaches, there is nothing quite like the taste of a fresh peach. Peach season makes me giddy. You know what else makes me … [Read more...]

Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto | Shop @AuroraImporting New Online Store

Penne with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto | This pasta is simple to make yet packed with flavour. Quick to make and sure to be a hit with family and friends!

This pasta is simple to make yet packed with flavour. Quick, tasty and sure to be a hit with family and friends! I love pasta. I mean absolutely, positively, completely love it. These days it's not politely correct to say how much you love carbs, but I'm saying it here today. I will scream it from the rooftops. I love carbs. More than life itself. I know they say home is where the heart is. Quite frankly I think they should change that saying to "home is where the carbs are". At least … [Read more...]

Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Shaved Carrots and Slivered Almonds

Arugula Salad with Shaved Carrots, Shaved Asparagus and Almonds | Simple, elegant and delicious!

This salad is made with arugula, shaved asparagus, shaved carrots and slivered almonds. It's simple, elegant and delicious! It's okay, you are on the right blog. Occasionally I eat salad. Not often. But occasionally. And when I do it's simple, elegant and delicious. That's how this gal rolls. Of course I ate this with steak, potatoes and dessert. That's also how I roll. We call this a side dish in our household. I consider salad a starter, side dish or light snack. Rarely would I … [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...]

Quick and Easy Garlic Fries

Garlic Fries | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Super easy to make, these Garlic Fries will have you, and your guests, coming back for more. So, yah, everyone else is posting red velvet this, pink cutie-patootie that and all things heart-shaped... and I'm over here going "look what I made, garlic fries". I want to feel bad. Like I'm not living up to my food blogger potential. But the truth of the matter is I freaking love french fries. So I made french fries. Tomorrow I'm posting a burger. Take that Valentine's Day! … [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...]

Lasagna Dip

Lasagna Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on.

Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on. This lasagna dip will have your guests coming back for more! Welcome to Day #5 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous … [Read more...]

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole | Cravings of a Lunatic | A simple way to make a quick Sloppy Joe Casserole that will have your family begging for more!

This is an easy to make Sloppy Joe Casserole that is perfect for a busy family on the go! If you love sloppy joes, and who doesn't, this is a way to make them fast! The thing I like the most about fall is being able to turn on my oven. During the summer months I never turn my oven on. Like never, ever, ever. Nope. Not going to happen. Our a/c blows, and not in a good way so from about May/June till about September/October that sucker stays off. If it's hot out I'm grilling. While I love to … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pasta #supper #fastdinner #easyrecipe

Super quick and easy to make pasta. It's meatless so it's perfect for a Meatless Monday or just any day you want to cut out the meat. It's made with roasted red peppers and lots of garlic. This recipe is perfect for a fast and tasty weeknight supper. Sure to be a hit with kids and adults.  There are days where I spend a ton of time on pinterest pinning things like cute kitties, cute doggies, pretty horses, clothing, and various DIY inspiration pins. Then there are days when I pin so much … [Read more...]

Crostini with Ricotta, Fresh Cherries and Pistachios

Crostini with Fresh Ricotta, Fresh Cherries and Pistachios

This crostini recipe uses fresh ricotta, fresh cherries and chopped pistachios. The flavour combination of cherries and pistachios is my ultimate favourite. I cannot get enough dishes that include them both. Try it for yourself. It's super easy to make and something you can whip up in a snap! I love cherry season so much. Cherries are my favourite fruit by far. I can eat them all day long and nothing else. I love any kind of cherry. My personal favourite is Rainier Cherries but it can be hard … [Read more...]

Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Dressing & Walnuts

Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Dressing and Walnuts

This summer salad just takes me to my happy place. I've made it twice in the past week. I cannot stop eating this yummy salad. I make up extra batches of it so I have leftovers for my lunch the next day. It sure does take the pressure off to eat healthy when the dish is ready to rock in your fridge. We try to eat healthy during the week, then we kick up our heals a bit on the weekend. This is perfect for a weekday dinner, or a nice lunch. The chicken is cooked in an Asian sauce. I wanted to … [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...]