Mixed Berry Smoothie | Ninja Blender #Giveaway

Mixed Berry Smoothie | cravingsofalunatic.com | So simple to make, this mixed berry smoothie uses just a few ingredients. Give it a quick whir in the blender and you have a healthy start to your day!

So simple to make, this mixed berry smoothie uses just a few ingredients. Give it a quick whir in the blender and you have a healthy start to your day! Hello peeps. Long time, no talk. I know right. Where the heck have I been? All is well. Just been a crazy time here at the Beaulieu household. Lots going on. Always. But it's all good in the hood. We're a sturdy bunch here. We bounce back quickly. Practice makes perfect. One thing I notice when life get chaotic, which it often does, is … [Read more...]

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars {Real Housemoms}

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars | cravingsofalunatic.com | These no bake cherry cheesecake bars are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Whip up a batch today!

These no bake cherry cheesecake bars are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Whip up a batch today! I am such a sucker for cherry flavoured desserts. Cherry cheesecake is one of my favourite things in the whole wide world. I can never get enough of it. If it was socially acceptable to each it for lunch every day I totally would. There is just something about cheesecake that just brings on "the happy". It's hard to be in a bad mood while eating cheesecake. I mean think about … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Cookies {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Cookies | cravingsofalunatic.com | Chocolate and Pistachios go together perfectly. These fabulous cookies are chock full of sweet chocolate chips and crunchy pistachios. Perfection!

Chocolate and Pistachios go together perfectly. These fabulous cookies are chock full of sweet chocolate chips and crunchy pistachios. Perfection! If you read my blog on a regular basis you have probably figured out I'm a bit of a pistachio nut. Pun intended! I love those little green nuts. I've been munching on them for longer than I care admit. I've eaten more of them than any one person should ever admit to. My first crack at noshing on pistachios came when I was in grade … [Read more...]

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns | Blundstone Boots Rock my World

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns | These Chocolate Hot Cross Buns are so simple to make. These are my daughter's personal favourite. She requests them as often as possible.

These Chocolate Hot Cross Buns are so simple to make. These are my daughter's personal favourite. She requests them as often as possible.  These chocolate hot cross buns are my daughter's favourite recipe of all time. She is a total spaz when it comes to these buns. She asks me to make them often. Occasionally I oblige. Not often, because they are so good I feel like it's not fair to all the other hot cross bun recipes out there. They were a happy accident the first time I made them. I … [Read more...]

My Personal Top 10 Favourite Recipes of 2014

My Favourite Recipes of 2014

My Personal Top 10 Favourite Recipes of 2014 I love cooking. I mean I really, really love it. Most days my job does not feel like a job. When you love what you do it's a total joy to do it every day. I also love to eat. I mean I really, really love to eat. I'm endlessly thinking of new recipes I want to try, things I want to experiment with. So I'm never bored. I spend an enormous amount of time thinking about food. And I love every minute of it. Loving your job is a beautiful … [Read more...]

Top 10 Recipes of 2014

Cravings of a Lunatic's Top 10 Recipes of 2014

Cravings of a Lunatic's Top 10 Recipes of 2014! Okay, I swear I am always the last blogger to do these types of lists. I'm a procrastinator. Always have been, always will be. I could tell you it's my new year's resolution to be on time for things. But I haven't gotten around to making that resolution list yet. In fact I'm not sure I ever made the previous year's either. If procrastinating was a sport I'd win the gold medal. Although I'm sure I would be late for the ceremony. Or … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Chocolate Fudge with Pistachios {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate Cream Cheese Fudge with Pistachios | This recipe is so easy to make. It's made with cream cheese and done in the microwave. Add some chopped pistachios for some added crunch!

This recipe is so easy to make. It's made with cream cheese and done in the microwave. Add some chopped pistachios for some added crunch! I absolutely adore fudge. I'm super addicted to it. It's just one of those things you can't make enough of. I love a good traditional fudge, the kind you need a candy thermometer and a ton of patience to pull off. However, sometimes I just do not have the time, nor the patience to make a good old fashioned, traditional fudge. When that happens I … [Read more...]

Chocolate and Peppermint Fudge {Food Fanatic}

Easy Chocolate and Peppermint Fudge | This fudge is so easy to make, just 3 ingredients and you've got a treat that will impress your family and friends.

This fudge is so easy to make, just 3 ingredients and you've got a treat that will impress your family and friends. I love peppermint. It's a crazy, stupid kind of love. It borders on obsession really. And I'm totally okay with that. There is something about the smell of peppermint. It snaps me out of any bad mood. It puts a smile on my face. It makes me mellow out. I dig that. I also totally dig chocolate. I happen to be Food Fanatic's Chocolate Fanatic. This in one of my monthly … [Read more...]

Trix Ice Cream Cake

Trix Ice Cream Cake | Easy to make, this ice cream cake uses Trix cereal for a bright, colourful cake to celebrate any occasion!

Easy to make, this ice cream cake uses Trix cereal for a bright, colourful cake to celebrate any occasion! I have a confession to make. Are you ready for it? Okay, here goes.... I made this cake WAY back in August. For my son's birthday. Apparently I'm a giant slacker when it comes to posting recipes. You can peek through my instagram account back in the summer to see how I ground up the Trix cereal for the base. I think that was back in August. I know right. Slacker. Life … [Read more...]

Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies

Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies | Soft and perfectly sweet Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies. Simple to make, perfect for bake sales and parties. These are a serious crowd pleaser.Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies | Soft and perfectly sweet Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies. Simple to make, perfect for bake sales and parties. These are a serious crowd pleaser.

  Soft and perfectly sweet Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies. Simple to make, perfect for bake sales and parties. These are a serious crowd pleaser. I heart lemons. So very much. People who visit my blog regularly probably know that by now. Those who are new here, hi my name is Kim and I'm a lemon addict. How can you help yourself when it comes to lemons? The gorgeous, bright, sunny yellow colour combined with the fresh scent is a dangerous combination. One I love wholeheartedly. I'm also a … [Read more...]

Toasted Coconut and Cherry Hand Pies

Toasted Coconut and Cherry Hand Pies | These little toasted coconut and cherry hand pies are absolutely scrumptious. Plus they are incredibly easy to make which is a huge perk!

These little toasted coconut and cherry hand pies are absolutely scrumptious. Plus they are incredibly easy to make which is a huge perk! Happy Holidays Peeps! I freaking love my mixer. I use it daily. It's my go to machine for all my baking needs. That sucker is whirring every single day. Usually multiple times per day! Mine actually broke this week. We'll call it over-use. Nothing serious, the whisk attachment broke so I have to order a new one. Not going to lie though, I am … [Read more...]

White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Peppermint Dip {Food Fanatic}

White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Peppermint Dip | So simple to make, this dip combines cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and two kinds of chocolate mixed with peppermint for a holiday twist.

So simple to make, this dip combines cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and two kinds of chocolate mixed with peppermint for a holiday twist. Hey peeps, I have another fabulous recipe contribution happening over at Food Fanatic this month. This one is my Double Chocolate Peppermint Dip. You can see the recipe, and read more of my ramblings over at Food Fanatic or here on my blog. The recipe is featured on my site, and theirs. I am one of their monthly contributors. I'm their resident … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Fudge #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

Mini Gingerbread Fudge | Amazing gingerbread fudge shaped like tiny gingerbread men. This fudge recipe has become my favourite of all time. It is bursting with flavour!

Amazing gingerbread fudge shaped like tiny gingerbread men. This fudge recipe has become my favourite of all time. It is bursting with flavour! Welcome to Day Five of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on! Today is our  last day to celebrate Christmas Week. I'm so bummed it's over. It flew by way too fast. Although my waistband … [Read more...]

Chocolate Coconut Cookies {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate Coconut Cookies | Chocolate coconut cookies filled with fluffy coconut cream cheese, and coconut garnish. Simple to make and utterly delicious to munch on.

Chocolate coconut cookies filled with fluffy coconut cream cheese, and coconut garnish. Simple to make and utterly delicious to munch on. I am a total chocolate fanatic. These Chocolate Coconut Cookies are a recipe I made for Food Fanatic. I am their resident Chocolate Fanatic. It's a pretty cool gig. Not going to lie. I just love my job. Every. Single. Day. It just so happens I'm also a coconut fanatic. So I decided to combine the two things. It's the perfect cookie. Chocolate cookies … [Read more...]

Coconut Filled Sandwich Cookies #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

Coconut Filled Sandwich Cookies | This recipes is incredibly easy to make. Fluffy coconut filling wedged between chocolate cookies, then dunked in more coconut. This recipes is for all you serious coconut lovers out there.

These cookies are so incredibly easy to make. Fluffy coconut filling wedged between chocolate cookies, then dunked in more coconut.  Welcome to Day Four of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on! I cannot believe we're almost at the end of Christmas Week already. It's just flying by so fast. I'm having a blast baking up a storm … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies | These peanut butter sandwich cookies are incredibly easy to make. Whip up a batch today.

These peanut butter sandwich cookies are incredibly easy to make. They are sure to impress you're family and friends. Whip up a batch today. Welcome to Day Three of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on! Some days require copious amounts of sweets. You know what I'm talking about. Those days where the world drives you crazy. Well … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Skillet Cookie {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie | There is nothing quite like a skillet cookie, this Chocolate Peanut Butter version is a crowd pleaser. Incredibly easy to make, whip one up today!

There is nothing quite like a skillet cookie, this Chocolate Peanut Butter version is a crowd pleaser. Incredibly easy to make, whip one up today! Hello my fellow Chocolate Fanatics. I'm hitting you with another fabulous cookie contribution for Food Fanatic. I happen to be their Chocolate Fanatic, which I have to admit is a pretty cool job. I get to play with chocolate recipes, for a living. My job is sort of rad. Not going to lie. This Peanut Butter and Chocolate Skillet Cookie is something … [Read more...]

Chocolate Shortbread Wedges with Pistachios #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

Chocolate Shortbread Wedges with Pistachios | Incredibly easy to make chocolate shortbread, covered in chocolate glaze, then sprinkled with pistachios. You will be pleasantly surprised how easy this one is.

Incredibly easy to make chocolate shortbread, covered in chocolate glaze, then sprinkled with pistachios. You will be pleasantly surprised how easy this one is.  Welcome to Day Two of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on! I love easy recipes. I mean absolutely full on love them. So any time I find an easy one I feel like I want … [Read more...]

Coconut Cake #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

Coconut Layer Cake | This coconut layer cake is easy to make, and absolutely loaded with coconut flavour. Coconut Layer Cake | This coconut layer cake is easy to make, and absolutely loaded with coconut flavour.

This gorgeous coconut layer cake is easy to make, and absolutely loaded with coconut flavour.  Sure to be a hit this holiday season! This coconut layer cake is divine. It has such much flavour packed into it. It uses coconut milk, plus coconut extract for that extra something special. Speaking of something special I would like to wish my co-host Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen a Very Happy Birthday today. I heart you my friend! So very much. I hope your special day is filled … [Read more...]

Santa Cookies aka No Bake Coconut Macaroon Cookies

Santa Cookies aka No Bake Coconut Macaroon Cookies

Simple to make, these cookies will be a sure hit with your family, friends, and the big man himself. Hey peeps, it's Cookie Time on the blogosphere. All us bloggers are mixing up tons of cookies for the holidays. We aim to please. I'm in cookie heaven with these ones. These are no bake coconut macaroon cookies, but they have extra chocolate mixed in them. We call them Santa Cookies around here. We put them out for Santa each year. Santa just loves these cookies. He cannot get … [Read more...]

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