Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Cookies {Food Fanatic}

Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Cookies | | 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...]

Candied Maple Bacon

Candied Maple Bacon | So easy to make, this candied bacon is maple flavoured. Sweet, and salty, it's sheer perfection.

So easy to make, this candied bacon is maple flavoured. Sweet, and salty, it's sheer perfection.  This sweet and salty snack is perfect for parties and brunches. I tend to make it on holidays. It's a nice treat, plus it's super easy to make. My family and I just love this stuff. We cannot get enough of it. Candied bacon is seriously addictive. Once you start eating it you'll never want to stop. Trust me, I speak from experience. The day I made this I think I ate my body weight in bacon. … [Read more...]

How to Toast your Nuts #GrabSomeNutsDay

How to Toast Pistachios. It's easy and quick, plus it brings out the flavour.

How to Toast Pistachios. It's easy and quick, plus it brings out the flavour.  Welcome to the blog. Today is a very special day. We're celebrating Grab Some Nuts Day. It's an actual food holiday. Who knew? When I found out Grab Some Nuts Day was coming up I knew I had to celebrate with some of my nutty friends. So I put together a small group of bloggers who wanted to grab some nuts with me. I mean who wants to grab nuts all by themselves right? We all came up with some nut packed … [Read more...]

Mini Fruit Pizzas | Lunch Box Ideas #HorizonB2S @Horizon_Organic

Mini Fruit Pizzas and Lunch Box Ideas for Horizon Organic | Simple to make, and your kids will love them!

Simple to make fruit pizzas using pizza dough, cream cheese and fresh fruit. Perfect for popping in the kids' lunch boxes this fall! I have to say I was thrilled when I was asked to work on this project. Lunch Box Ideas, how cool is that. Then a bit of terror seeped in. My kids are older, 20 and 25 to be exact, so it's been quite some time since I've packed a lunch box for young kids. I love the new movement of fun lunch boxes for kids, putting a healthy spin on them to encourage kids … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn | @Beamly

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn | My special cinnamon sugar mix over top of perfectly buttered fresh popcorn. You are going to love this one!

Homemade Popcorn drizzled with hot butter, then sprinkled with my favourite cinnamon sugar mixture. You are going to love this one! Hey peeps! What goes better with watching TV than popcorn? Nothing! Exactly! Popcorn is the king in terms of snacks to nosh on while watching your favourite TV shows. This cinnamon sugar popcorn is sheer perfection. I am a serious popcornaholic. I can never get enough it. We make it when we watch TV at night. Almost every night quite frankly. My daughter … [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...]

Onion Strings

Onion Strings | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously sinful and totally worth indulging in!

Seriously sinful deep fried Onion Strings that will blow your mind, and your diet. Totally worth indulging in! Oh em gee. Seriously overused phrases are the only thing I can think of  right now. Squee! Told ya. These are awesomesauce.  I can't stop. Someone save me. … [Read more...]

Shallot Rings

Shallot Rings | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously easy to make and wild;y addictive. A must try!

My new favourite Cheat Day recipe. These Shallot Rings are full of flavour, and super easy to make. I cheat, on my diet, and the recipe. Join me! Diet...shmiet! These things rule! I'm going to be brutally honest with you. As always.  I thought I invented these when I made them. I thought I had a genius idea that no one else had ever thought of. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Candied Bacon

Chocolate Covered Candied Bacon | Cravings of a Lunatic | #baconmonth #bacon #pork #chocolate

This is so over the top indulgent it should be a crime. Luckily for all of us it's not. Instead it's an insanely good recipe for Chocolate Covered Bacon that will blow your skirt up! Seriously man, this stuff should be illegal. It's so wildly addictive I had to go out and buy new pants. I burst the seams on my pants from Chocolate Covered Bacon overload. And I don't even care! Normally I'm not a fan of sweet combined with savoury, but this, oh man, this breaks all my food rules. It's so … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Cherrylicious Trash & Burning Down The Kitchen with Chocolate, Chocolate and More

Valentine's Day Trash by Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay so I'm going to be honest with you. I had a little bit of an ulterior motive for making this one. It goes a little something like this: My Bestie: Hey Kim, what did you get hubs for Valentine's Day? Kim: I got him Trash. And he totally deserved it! … [Read more...]

Pizza Pretzel Rolls | Super Bowl #SundaySupper

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I have dreamt about making these adorable little Pizza Pretzel Rolls for so long. They have been on my mind for a couple of years. A friend named Amy Valentino sent me a link to some little bites that blew my mind. It's funny how things you want to make get put on the back burner sometimes. Yet I never forgot about these little bundles of pizza joy. What's not to love. … [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...]

Strawberry Krispies with Pink Frosting | Burning Down The Kitchen with Noshing with the Nolands

Strawberry Krispie Treat with Pink Frosting

Hi folks. So things got a little nuts in the kitchen again. I just can't help myself. No matter how healthy I want to become I revert back to krispies and popcorn again and again. I'd apologize. But first I'd have to feel bad. … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Popcorn

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Hi folks. I swear that Britney Spears song is playing in my head right now... "oops I did it again"... I have problems. I can't stop myself when it comes to popcorn.  … [Read more...]

Halloween Pretzel Sticks


Hi folks. Er... yah... so maybe not ALL the hubbies. But most! … [Read more...]

Monster Fudge, and a big Thank You!


Chocolate Fudge made into cute little monsters to celebrate Halloween. It's spooktacular! Hi folks. I am here today proclaiming my undying love... My eternal gratitude... For you! … [Read more...]

S’Mores Popcorn

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Hi folks. Happy Thanksgiving Monday to all my Canuck friends and family. Hope you are still eating yourselves silly today. It's the one weekend you can eat like a linebacker and get away with it. So enjoy it while it lasts. Cuz you all know tomorrow is going to be all about a lot of us stepping on the scale and screaming. Our American friends will hear the collective gasps of horror and know their time is coming. Won't be long till we'll hear their screams next month.  … [Read more...]

Turtle Tailgate Mix

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Hi folks. Okay it's confession time... this cannot be keep secret any longer... it needs to be shared... before it drives me! … [Read more...]

Homemade Granola: Guest Post by Crazy Foodie Stunts

homemade granola

Hi folks. I have another very special guest for you today. Today I have the extremely talented DB of Crazy Foodie Stunts holding down the asylum for me. DB is The Foodie Stuntman, he makes dishes that are challenging and often use methods that are on the tricky side. He pushes culinary boundaries and steps outside the norm. It's an impressive thing to do. … [Read more...]

Pesto, Mozzarella Polenta Appetizers: Guest Post by Strands of my Life


Today's special guest is Suzanne from Strands of my Life. Suzanne is a wonderful cook and I always find myself in awe of the things she makes. She lives in New Zealand so obviously I am green with envy. I mean what a gorgeous place to live and be inspired in. Her home overlooks the sea, seriously, so jealous right now. I see my neighbours in the burbs when I look out my windows. I love Suzanne's style, she is very comfortable in the kitchen and knows her way around. She makes lots of wonderful … [Read more...]