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...]

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...]

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli #loveCDNbeef

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli by Cravings of a Lunatic 6

  I hope I got your attention Or I hope this gorgeous Mongolian Beef with Broccoli got your attention. Beef always gets my attention... especially Canadian Beef. My regular readers know I am a proud Canuck through and through.... well... except for those moments when I'm complaining about the weather. One thing I never complain about... Canadian Beef. I happen to live in a place where the quality of beef is sublime. Beef is my favourite when it comes to meat. We … [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

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Cravings of a Lunatic Photo 1

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...]

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...]

Bacon Pizza Bites

Bacon Pizza Bites | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizza #appetizers #tailgate #snacks #footballfood

So I threw a little party. A special little party with a very important guest of honour. Our very special guest was none other than "Bacon". I invite "Bacon" quite often to the Bee household. We know "Bacon" well. It gets invited to all special occasions and holidays. Christmas Brunch, New Year's Day Brunch, Easter Brunch, Mother's Day Breakfast, Father's Day Breakfast, the odd Sunday and once in a while just a random Wednesday. … [Read more...]

Pistachio Cannoli Filling

pistachio cannoli

  You all know how much I love pistachios. I mean it's a love like no other. It surpasses my love of turtles even, and you all know how crazy I am about turtles. Pistachios are my go to snack. My favourite thing to munch on while watching a t.v. show or a movie. I love using them in baking. Any excuse to crack open some pistachios is a good day in my book. … [Read more...]