Roasted Strawberry Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Roasted Strawberry Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Simple to make yet bursting with flavour. Tender sponge cake layered with roasted strawberries and vanilla bean whipped cream. The roasted strawberries take this dessert over the top! Then the vanilla bean whipped cream takes it to the next level. It's light, fluffy and speckled with vanilla seeds. Seriously addictive and makes such a beautiful presentation! It's sure to impress your guests! I just love strawberry season. It's one of my favourite times of the year. My daughter, who I refer 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...]

Cherry Daiquiri (Virgin) and BDTK/Anita from Hungry Couple

daiquiri

Hi folks. I am so thrilled to share this week's Burning Down The Kitchen with you. I have a special treat and a special guest. My life has been so hectic lately and I keep thinking about that book "If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I doing in the Pits". My mom was such a huge Erma fan. I love her humour. I love her book. I love cherries. … [Read more...]

Cherry Danish Dessert: Guest Post for Cookistry

Cherry Danish Dessert

Hi folks. I have a special treat for you today. I am guest posting over at Cookistry today. For those of you who don't know Donna she is an amazing blogger. She makes the most beautiful bread I've ever seen. She also whips up fabulous meals, amazing desserts and everything in between. Her site is a feast for the eyes and the belly. I am always impressed with everything Donna does.  … [Read more...]

Peach and Roasted Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Sugar #Bundtamonth

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Hi folks. I am so pleased to be joining the Bundtamonth crew. As many of you know I've been trying to really take a good look at which groups I do and which ones aren't working for me personally, or my family. I made the decision to let go of the ones that don't fit into our meal plans. This left some room for me to experiment with some that do gel with our culinary tastes. I'm trying to be more economical with my time and money. So only doing groups where I have the time to commit and the … [Read more...]

Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Vanilla

Grilled Pineapple by Cravings of a Lunatic

I am so happy to be here with a new edition of Give a Girl a Grill. I love to grill. I mean love, love, love it. I will not let hubs anywhere near my grill. Ya, you heard me. MY GRILL! It is mine. All mine! He can go water the flowers or something. The grill belongs to me. Most days I can be found grilling in the summer time. It saves our house from getting swelteringly (what? it's a word!) hot. Our a/c blows, but not in a good way. When we bought my folks place after my dad passed away we … [Read more...]

Smoothie Cheesecake Bars: Guest Post for That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Cheesecake Bars

I have been on such a cheesecake kick the last couple of weeks. I have eaten more cheesecake recently than I have in my whole life. I did these a couple of weeks ago for this guest post. It's the first time I've dabbled in bars. The inspiration to do a bar came from the wonderful lady I am guest posting for today. None other than Lizzy from That Skinny Chick Can Bake. Lizzy makes the most delectable bars I've ever seen. One day when I perusing her site I realized I don't really have any bars on … [Read more...]

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar (Giveaway Closed!)

Bite Me!

Hi folks! I got to thinking I have not done FUN WITH JARS in a while. So I am slipping one in here before summer arrives and I retire FUN WITH JARS and replace it with FARM FRESH FRIDAYS. Okay, so you know me and my theme days. They've run amuck. But I like amuck so it's all good. Amuck is the new organized. Or whatever.  … [Read more...]

Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa and Jasmine Rice with Black Sesame Seeds: Guest Post for The Little Ferraro Kitchen

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Hi folks. I have something fun for you all today. Isn't this pretty? You will love this meal. I know we did! … [Read more...]

Apple Pie and a new series!

Spring Apple Pie | Cravings of a Lunatic | #apple #pie #dessert

Easy and decorative spring time apple pie. Hi folks. Welcome to the new series! It's going to be so much fun! I am so excited to show it to you! … [Read more...]

Fruity Cherry and Coconut Bars for Secret Recipe Club

Hi folks. Today is reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club. I am going to do something very un-Lunatic like and make this a snappy post though. I am quite sick and it's late, and I really need some rest. … [Read more...]

Recipe 3 of 5 – Debikim’s Granola Apple Muffins

So this one was a total surprise. Had my sister's apple oatmeal muffin recipe and decided granola was just laying around so thought it would be fun to try. Yummy goodness for certain. Do not be afraid to experiment. What's the worst that can happen? You can always run to the store and buy muffins if they fail. Get in there, make a mess. Then have one of kids do the dishes afterwards. This may be the most fun part of cooking. Paybacks!Debikim's Granola Apple Muffins: Ingredients: 1 cup … [Read more...]