S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches and a Huge #Giveaway #IceCreamWeek

S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches | Simple to make and absolutely worth the indulgence and mess!

Simple to make and absolutely worth the indulgence and mess! Welcome to day 2 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of  The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to bring you ice cream treats all week long. It's going to be an epic week full of frozen treats! Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake Boss, Anolon, Microplane, WÜSTHOF, Page Street … [Read more...]

Samoa No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits: Guest Post for Katie of Clarks Condensed

Samoa No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits | Layer upon layer of chocolate and coconut, these Samoa No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits will impress your guests.

Layer upon layer of chocolate and coconut, these Samoa No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits will impress your guests. If you share them, which is really asking a lot to be honest! Seriously man, these things are dangerous. I had way too much fun making them. They should be illegal. But I'm so glad they're not. These little cups of indulgence are filled with brownies, caramel, mini chocolate chips, coconut, chocolate cheesecake, and coconut flavoured whipped cream. I know right. It's like heaven … [Read more...]

B52 Layer Cake: Guest Post by Gotta Get Baked #BoozyDessertsWeek

B52 Layer Cake | Guest Post by Gotta Get Baked on Cravings of a Lunatic

Kahlua, Baileys 'n chocolate: the trifecta of boozy dessert awesomeness. This layer cake is inspired by the flavours of a B52 coffee. It's a labour of love but worth every bite! Recipe and photos by Gotta Get Baked. No... you are not on the wrong blog. No... I have not learned how to make a beautiful layer cake. I happen to have a very special friend guest posting for me today. Her name is Nancy, and she blogs at gotta get baked. She's freaking hilarious and I adore her to bits. I am … [Read more...]

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream (No Ice Cream Maker Needed) #IceCreamSundays

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream (No Ice Cream Maker Needed) | This is the best chocolate-banana ice cream I've ever tasted!

This "no ice cream maker needed" chocolate-banana ice cream is rich and loaded with flavour. It uses rum extract for a hint of extra oomph.  I love ice cream. More than just about anything in the whole wide world. I also love chocolate. As much as ice cream. Bananas are another love of mine. They rank pretty close to chocolate, and ice cream. So I combined them all into one fabulous recipe. Then I tossed in some rum extract for a little extra oomph. I was perusing one of my favourite … [Read more...]

No Bake Cherry and Chocolate Cheesecake

Cherry and Chocolate Chip No Bake Cheesecakes | Simple to make with lots of cherry and chocolate pieces in each bite.

Simple to make with lots of cherry and chocolate pieces in each bite. You will love these Cherry and Chocolate Chip No Bake Cheesecakes! You are going to love these no bake mini cheesecakes. They are layered with an oreo crumb base, chocolate cheesecake with chocolate bits inside, cherry cheesecake with cherry bits inside then topped with grated chocolate and a cherry. They are cute, and absolutely scrumptious. You can find the recipe for these adorable No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Full of … [Read more...]

Baked Fudge with Peanut Butter Cups

Baked Fudge with Peanut Butter Cups | Easy to make and seriously scrumptious.

Easy to make and seriously scrumptious. Peanut butter and chocolate, it's such a classic combination, For good reason! You may remember I made Baked Fudge earlier this year. I made a second batch the same day but added some peanut butter cups for fun. It was one of those simple things we all do. Toss a few extras in a recipe and see what happens. This was pure magic. Peanut butter and chocolate just go so well together. It's a match made in heaven. I had seen The Pioneer Woman's Baked … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Bonanza Ice Cream | KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment Review

Peanut Butter Bonanza Ice Cream | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple, no egg recipe for vanilla ice cream packed with peanut butter and chocolate!

This (no egg) ice cream recipe is chock full of peanut butter and chocolate goodies. It's sure to satisfy even the most discerning peanut butter fans appetite. I mean the name alone says it all, Peanut Butter Bonanza Ice Cream. You're welcome! There's just some ice cream flavours that make me go weak in the knees. Peanut Butter is one of them. Toss in some chocolate with that peanut butter and it's a marriage made in heaven. Not one of those hollywood weddings, but a real marriage that stands … [Read more...]

S’mores Hand Pies

S'mores Hand Pies | Cravings of Lunatic | #smores #chocolate #marshmallows #minipies

Ooey gooey marshmallows and melty chocolate combine inside of these adorable little hand pies. Then the pies are brushed with butter and graham crumbs before getting more chocolate drizzled over top of them. It's heaven in a little hand held pie! Aren't these adorbs? I can't take my eyes off of them. Mostly because when I do people keep scarfing them and there's less for me. So I keep one eye on them....at all times. Mine, all mine! … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Ice Cream Banana Splits #IceCreamWeek

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Ice Cream Banana Splits | Cravings of a Lunatic | #IceCreamWeek #icecream #bananasplits #banana #chocolate #peanutbutter

Insanely decadent banana ice cream filled with chocolate and peanut butter cups. Then the ice cream gets turned into a banana split complete with banana caramel and chocolate sauce.  Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Myself and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your taste buds tempted with some of the best ice cream treats around! Make sure you enter the … [Read more...]

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches #IceCreamWeek

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches | Cravings of a Lunatic | Absolutely delicious cookie dough ice cream sandwiches that are incredibly easy to make!

A simple recipe for Cookie Dough Ice Cream that lets you cheat a little bit. Or a lot. This is a recipe anyone can make. Mostly because of all the cheating. Hope you get to make this! Then you can cheat on your diet just like you cheated on the recipe! Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your … [Read more...]

Microwave Nutella S’mores Fudge

Microwave Nutella S'mores Fudge 6

This recipe is so easy it will make you wonder why you ever fussed over fudge on the stove. Not only is it easy, it's fast, it's delicious, it's s'mores and it has Nutella in it. I bet I have your attention now right! Seriously addictive fudge! Y'all know who Alton Brown is right? If you don't, well, I don't know how to respond to that. Alton is a genius with food science. Alton is so smart he kind of creeps me out a little bit. I'd totally get over it if I ever met him though. I'd be so busy … [Read more...]

Top 10 Dessert Recipes Dads Will Dig

Top 10 Desserts Dads Will Dig by Cravings of a Lunatic

With Fathers Day approaching quickly I just had to put together a list of dessert recipes the men in my life dig. I already posted a Top 10 Main Course Recipes Dads Will Dig and a Bacon Recipe Round-Up (with over 70 recipes!) to help you prep for Fathers Day. It seemed only fitting that I point you in the direction of my dessert recipes. Any one of them is sure to impress your pops. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Turtles French Toast #BrunchWeek

Turtles French Toast by Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Brunch Week. Today's recipe is a personal fave of mine. It's seriously over the top, decadent, and dripping with all kinds of things you probably shouldn't eat for breakfast. But it's for Mother's Day.... so who gives a flip about right and wrong. Mother's Day is all about being a rebel, doing all the things you shouldn't do all in one day. No? That's not what Mother's Day is about... hmm, that might explain some things. I wonder if my parole officer knows … [Read more...]

Easter Bark: Two Ways (Creme Egg Bark & Jelly Bean Bark)

Easter Jelly Bean Bark by Cravings of a Lunatic

I love Easter. I love Chocolate. I love Easter Chocolate! Heck, let's be honest, I love any kind of chocolate. Any excuse to chow down on delicious chocolate is a good day in my book. Toss in some festive holiday candy and it goes beyond love, right into obsession. I love Creme Eggs. I love Jelly Beans. Add those to chocolate bark and it might be time for a restraining order. I may cross over the edge. It's been known to happen. I mean look at this stuff. It's yummy goodness inside more … [Read more...]

Coconut Chocolate Cookies | Burning Down The Kitchen with The Cooking Actress

Coconut Chocolate Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic

There is just something about the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies baking that just makes me happy and content. The scent of them just fills the house, wafting through each room until the whole house smells like a bakery. Add the lovely tropical scent of coconut to the mix and it's just sensory overload, in a good way. I can barely keep my hands off them as the finish baking. There are empty spots where cookies should be on the baking sheets. I would love to blame the kids but they are not … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Welcome to more of Whipping Cream Week. I thought I would share some ways to use the cream you have in your fridge right now. You know we all do it. We buy a carton of cream for something then we pop it in the fridge and forget about it. Well not any more people. Pull out those cartons and have at it. You can make things like Red Velvet Cookie Stacks with Red Velvet Whipping Cream with that spare cream in your fridge. By the end of the week I hope I have you running out to buy extra whipping … [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...]

Turtle Krispies: Guest Post for Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Turtle Krispies from Cravings of a Lunatic

  Happy Valentine's Day my friends! I love you more than turtles. Okay that's a lie. But you're a close second I promise! … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Milkshake & Cookbook Giveaway

Red Velvet Milkshake Cravings of a Lunatic

  I can smell the love in the air. All those romantics are out in full force planning the perfect Valentine's Day. The whole world gets in on the action and romance takes over everyone's brains. It's such a sweet time. Such  romantic time. Such a... excuse me while I hurl. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake #Bundtamonth

Turtle Bundt Cake

This month is all about chocolate. Rich, luscious chocolate. I love the stuff. I would swim in it if it was socially acceptable. I would eat if for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could. Any excuse to bake with chocolate is a great day in my world. Today is a fabulous day. I was able to bake with chocolate and turn it into a turtle treat. … [Read more...]