*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 & KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway {Now Closed} #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...]

Whiskey Sliders and a Note for Hubs for Fathers Day #SundaySupper

Whiskey Sliders by Cravings of a Lunatic

I thought I'd do something a little different today. First you get these amazing Whiskey Sliders, cooked with lots of caramelized shallots and onions. They are amazeballs and you are going to love them! I guarantee they will become a family classic you make over and over again. Second you get the distinct, or horrifyingly way too personal, pleasure of me letting you into my personal life. Hubs is out-of-town for Fathers Day so I thought I'd share this here as a surprise and homage to him. … [Read more...]

The Bee Family Hits Universal Studios…chaos ensues!

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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...]

The Lunatic gets grilled for Food Writer Friday, and she loved it!

Cravings of a Lunatic About Me Photo

Howdy folks. I'm still off whooping it up Florida. Today we're at Universal, fast-passing our way through the park if all goes well. It's been an interesting vacation. To say the very least. Hubs caught the flu. Then gave it to B-Dude. We're hoping  it doesn't hit me next. Considering how hard I am to travel with on a good day I'd hate to be the poor suckers travelling with me on a bad day. It's sure to end in tears. You know what else ended in tears recently? … [Read more...]

Afternoon Tea Cookbook Review & Giveaway from Strands of my Life

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I would like to start off by saying a huge thank you to Suzanne of Strands of my Life for allowing me the pleasure of reviewing her e-book. She sent me a review copy which was incredibly sweet and generous of her. She has kindly offered up a copy to one of my lucky readers so make sure you stay tuned for the giveaway details. I'm not an affiliate, I just received a free copy. Us bloggers always have disclose these things. Rules of the interwebs. Before we get to the giveaway I would like to … [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

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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...]

Lunatic Loves | February 6

Cravings of a Lunatic

Happy Wednesday! I love Wednesdays. Wednesdays is Supernatural day. It's Sam and Dean day. My favourite day of the week. Pretty boys. Then pretty food. Ah, life is good. I had all kinds of things planned for you this week. It was supposed to be my week to buckle down and get caught up on some things. Hubs was going to be home for almost 4 days straight which is rare. So I made all kinds of plans and then hubs came home from his job, out-of-town, wicked sick. I mean wicked, horrible, ugly … [Read more...]

Breakdowns, Birthdays and Finding Balance

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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...]

Top 10 of 2012

Trix Krispies by Cravings of a Lunatic

I have to say 2012 rocked. Except when it was kicking my ass. Which it did a lot of. But I wouldn't trade any of those lessons learned for anything in the world. You can never grow and learn if you don't have obstacles and challenges in life. Going through the hard stuff makes you appreciate the good stuff more. It also makes you grateful for the little things in life. So any lesson I was taught I am grateful for, it's brought me to the place I need to be. Moving forward, learning, and growing. … [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

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Ginger Horse Cookies for Day 4 of #ChristmasWeek

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Hi folks. Okay so this one needs a little explanation. Just prepare yourself as the explanation is too cute for words. I fully expect to hear a collective "aw" as you all read this. Okay, you ready? Ginger Horse Cookies are basically gingerbread cookies shaped like a horse. Why are they shaped like a horse you ask? … [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...]