Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings | These wings are cooked in the slow cooker with root beer and barbecue sauce, then slathered in more sauce, sprinkled with brown sugar, and browned for just a few minutes. Absolutely delightful!

These wings are cooked in the slow cooker with root beer and barbecue sauce, then  slathered in more sauce, sprinkled with brown sugar, and browned for just a few minutes. Absolutely delightful! Oh sweet mother of chicken wings. These little beauties are going to knock your socks off. Seriously, people. These things are out of this world. I'd pat myself on the back but my hands are covered in barbecue sauce. Ah, screw it, I'm throwing caution to the wind, and my shirt in the trash. Some … [Read more...]

Cookbook Launch plus Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Giveaway plus Cookbook Giveaway

Sweet and Spicy Carnitas by Cravings of a Lunatic

Today's recipe can be found in a new cookbook called Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet. Read on to find out where you can get your copy! Okay so that title is a mouthful. I was trying to fit in all the elements of this post. It's for a good cause so bear with me. Plus you have lots of chances to win stuff so that's an added bonus. The basic idea of today' post: Show you the photo of the recipe I contributed to the cookbook we are chatting about today. Tell you a little about the … [Read more...]

Confetti Cake Batter and White Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Confetti Cake Batter and White Chocolate Hot Chocolate | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make hot chocolate recipe you can make in your slow cooker!

Simple recipe to make hot chocolate in your slow cooker. This one is cake batter and white chocolate, and the rim is lined with confetti. Super cute for parties! Okay so this is seriously adorable right. Wickedly cute even. I can't help myself. I like cute food and I cannot lie. I mean it's a serious addiction at this point. As is hot chocolate. I find myself coming up with any excuse to make it. Same goes for mason jars. If I can find an excuse to put something in a mason jar my world … [Read more...]

Vegan Sloppy Black-Eyed Peas | Vegan Slow Cooking #Review

Sloppy Black Eyed Peas | Cravings of a Lunatic | This is a wonderful slow cooker recipe for Vegan Sloppy Joes. It's a real crowd please

Wonderful New Orleans inspired Sloppy Joe Recipe from the cookbook, Vegan Slow Cooking by Kathy Hester. This recipe is Vegan, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, and can be made GF as well. Plus it's just plain delicious and will make you taste buds super happy! My friend Kathy Hester is an amazing cook. She's also a very talented cookbook author. Yesterday I featured Kathy's recipe for Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce from her cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book. Kathy blogs at Healthy Slow Cooking. It's … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

Root Beer Pulled Pork | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple recipe to make Root Beer Pulled Pork in your Slow Cooker.

Simple recipe to make Root Beer Pulled Pork in your Slow Cooker. This sandwich is packed with big pieces of onions, minced garlic and BBQ sauce. It's so easy you might even feel guilty eating it. Or not! I'm sitting in my living room right now sick as a dog, watching Say Anything as I try to finish some work. I know right, the life of a food blogger seems so glamorous. But some days it's us vegging out in jammies, curled up with blankies and kleenex trying not to fall asleep while we finish a … [Read more...]

Manly Meaty Chili | Slow Cooker Saturdays

Manly Meaty Chili | Cravings of a Lunatic | #slowcooker #chili #gameday #footballfood #dinner

  This chili is not for sissies. Have your guests bring their appetites for this one. It's manly, meaty and chock full of veggies and beans. So many beans you may want to warn your family and friends when you eat this stuff. It's delicious but I'm telling you the next day you don't want anyone behind you. … [Read more...]

A girl, a crock pot and a blow torch! Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup


Okay folks, let's just start with this... it says blow TORCH. Glad we cleared that up! And yes I actually did use a blow torch. Cuz I'm cool like that. And a little crazy like that! … [Read more...]

Zesty Hamburger Soup | #SlowCookerSaturdays

Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup | Cravings of a Lunatic | #slowcooker #soup #dinner

Slow Cooker Zesty Hamburger Soup that is super easy to make, and packs a ton of flavour. Perfect for a busy day where you want to set it and forget it! Hi folks. Okay I'm going to be honest with you all. I hesitated to post this. It's so hard to take good photos of soup. So I was unsure this was blog worthy. After much (okay that's a lie, let's say a little) discussion on Facebook with some readers and fellow bloggers I decided to pop this up here. You may be saying "but why Lunie, the … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Pulled Pork to welcome back Slow Cooker Saturdays!

pulled pork

Hi folks. So... are you happy! I know I am! Why you ask? … [Read more...]

Lunatic’s Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

slow cooker

Another top 10 post for you all today. This one is one of my faves. Slow cooker recipes, I love my slow cooker. So much that I think I have 5 now, 4 once B-Dude leaves as I gave him one of my smaller ones. As most of you know we are headed off soon on a cross-country trip. So I needed to free up some time to pack for our trip and help B-Dude pack for his big move out west. We also wanted to lighten the load to spend more time together during our last week all living under one roof. So for … [Read more...]

sPiCy NuTs

Spicy Nuts

I was going to start off this post by yelling "Grab My Nuts" but that would just be tacky. Ya, so... sorry! *smiles sheepishly* … [Read more...]

Taco Seasoned Pretzels {Slow Cooker} | Burning Down The Kitchen with Bake Your Day

taco pretzels

Hi folks. I am so pleased to bring you another edition of Burning Down The Kitchen. It's a weekly series where I have the pleasure of interviewing a fellow blogger. Not only do I interview them but I invite them to do dares. Then I make a recipe of theirs I've bookmarked. I hope to show people that anyone can cook anything, and it does not have to look exactly like the photo in the recipe to be good. You can adapt recipes to your own taste, tweak them and make them your own. Trust me, if I … [Read more...]

Mini Pulled Beef and Shallot Sandwiches


Hi folks. Want a bite? It's really good. I ate three just while I took the photos. Let's not even talk about how many I ate after. … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Party Mix

Slow Cooker Party Mix | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy to make party mix you can cook in your slow cooker!

Hi folks. I am SO behind. I cannot fall behind otherwise I won't be able to share all my Christmas ideas with you. I have done so much today. In the midst of cooking a ton today I have also been to the barn, cleaned and returned all our horse stuff to the barn, done paperwork (trying to do year end so I can slip it away and start fresh), gone over our finances and budget (scary!), done laundry (endless) and am cleaning out two closets (overkill). Yup, I have issues. … [Read more...]