Vanilla Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Biscoff Bites | KitchenAid Stand Mixer #Giveaway #IceCreamSundays

Vanilla Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Biscoff Bites | Giveaway for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer! Hurry over!

This ice cream recipe has everything you could want in an ice cream. The strawberries are roasted in vanilla extract and sugar, the ice cream is loaded with cream cheese, and then biscoff pieces are tossed in. It's beyond amazing! By now you must realize what a huge ice cream fanatic I am. I love the stuff. I could eat it all the live long day. And often do. Today's recipe is a cheesecake ice cream, but I've amped it up a bit by roasting the strawberries in the oven with sugar and … [Read more...]

Giveaway for Ice Cream Machine, Cookbook, and Serving Dishes #SizzlingSummerBlogHop

Giveaway for Ice Cream Machine, Cookbook and Serving Dishes on Cravings of a Lunatic

Happy Summer! For me summer means ice cream. Lots and lots and lots of ice cream! So I'm giving away some fun stuff to make ice cream to 1 lucky reader! Tomorrow I kick off my annual summer series #IceCreamSundays, so the timing of this giveaway is absolutely perfect! Giveaway Prize Pack  from Cravings of a Lunatic includes: 1 Hamilton Beach Half Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker 1 Copy of Scoop Adventures Cookbook by Lindsay Clendaniel 1 Set of Ice Cream Float Dishes with Spoons (set of … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Me | Surprise Birthday Cake from Pastry Chef Online

Happy Birthday to Me |Cravings of a Lunatic | $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Happy Birthday to Me! And to you! So today is the big day. I turn 21. Okay, that's a total lie. I'm not 21. I'm 25. Okay, that's a total lie too. I'll be absolutely honest here. I'm 45. Yepper, stunning right. That's a big ass number. But it's okay, with age comes wisdom and the ability to know yourself well enough to say whatever pops into your mind. Which I do. Way too often. So how am I celebrating. Well, if all goes well today we'll be hitting a movie and dinner. Mini-me has school today … [Read more...]

Food Babbles 3rd Blogiversary Giveaway | KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

Food Babbles Giveaway

First of all a huge congrats to my friend Kate of Food Babbles on 3 great years of blogging! Kate is such an amazing person and I'm so thankful to count her among my bloggy friends. So make sure you stop by Kate's site, Food Babbles, to wish her a Happy 3rd Blogiversary. Kate asked a few of us to join her in a giant giveaway to celebrate her Blogiversary. I adore her so I was thrilled to join the fun. So what does this mean for you? Well it means you get a chance to win an amazing … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Bloggy Friends Giveaway

Joan's Birthday Banner

A huge shout out to my friend Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More. Today a bunch of us bloggy friends are joining together to offer a very special giveaway for Joan's birthday. Keep reading for more information. So a bunch of us bloggy friends got together to offer up some great prizes for all of our readers for Joan's Birthday. Here's what's up for grabs for one lucky reader! … [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Strawberries #recipesfromtheheart

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Strawberry Topping and Pistachios by Cravings of a Lunatic

"Today's event is being hosted by myself, and Jen of Juanita's Cocina. We teamed up with our blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of my dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share your own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during my dad's battle … [Read more...]

Afternoon Tea Cookbook Review & Giveaway from Strands of my Life

Afternoon Tea Purchase Page

I would like to start off by saying a huge thank you to Suzanne of Strands of my Life for allowing me the pleasure of reviewing her e-book. She sent me a review copy which was incredibly sweet and generous of her. She has kindly offered up a copy to one of my lucky readers so make sure you stay tuned for the giveaway details. I'm not an affiliate, I just received a free copy. Us bloggers always have disclose these things. Rules of the interwebs. Before we get to the giveaway I would like to … [Read more...]

Aerosmith Potatoes with Meyer Lemon & Garlic Salt

Aerosmith Potatoes with meyer lemon and garlic salt by Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay so let's start out by saying I really hope Aerosmith does not come sue me over this. Steven and buds, if this steps on your trademark toes just holler at me and I'll change the name. Unless you try them and like them, then let's talk. Alrighty roo, here's the explanation you've all been dying to hear when it comes to the name of these. Every time I say I'm making Aerosmith Potatoes people think I'm inviting Steven and the gang over. Which, let's be honest, would be sort of … [Read more...]

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Cravings of a Lunatic Photo 1

This may be one of the easiest cheesecakes you will ever make. I love cheesecakes that are baked in the oven, but some days I just do not have time to mess around. When I have days like that I do things like this. That way I get an amazing dessert without sacrificing hours in the kitchen. Whipping Cream Week continues. This one uses it in the filling. It's a great way to use up spare heavy cream you may have around the house. … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Milkshake

Red Velvet Milkshake

  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...]

Hussy Pasta

Hussy Pasta (Cravings of a Lunatic)

Got your attention? Yah, I thought so! This pasta is basically a riff on a simple Pasta Puttanesca. If you know what Pasta Puttanesca is it translates to whore's pasta. It has salty tones in it from the capers and it has fragrant tones in it from the garlic. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Me | Surprise Birthday Cake from Movita Beaucoup | Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

My Birthday Cake Courtesy of the Talented Movita Beaucoupl!

Well Happy Birthday to me! And what a birthday it is. Cake, prezzies, sleeping in, and a cake surprise that is bound to blow my skirt up. I am one lucky birthday gal! … [Read more...]

Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

I have to start by raving about this bolognese sauce. It's my go-to recipe for sauce. It takes some time to make, it's one of those low and slow type of recipes. It's so worth the effort and time though. It is my favourite bolognese sauce in the world. And I've eaten a lot of bolognese on the path to this one. A LOT of bolognese! … [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...]

Pistachio Cannoli Filling

pistachio cannoli

  You all know how much I love pistachios. I mean it's a love like no other. It surpasses my love of turtles even, and you all know how crazy I am about turtles. Pistachios are my go to snack. My favourite thing to munch on while watching a t.v. show or a movie. I love using them in baking. Any excuse to crack open some pistachios is a good day in my book. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Mini-Me & No Bake Cake in Jars (Desserts in Jars Giveaway- Closed!)

No Bake Cake in a Jar

Happy 19th Birthday Mini-me! You are awesome... and gorgeous... and I'm grateful for you... and to you... … [Read more...]

I Had the Time of my Life at Mixed (Giveaway Closed)


I have to tell you all a little secret.. but promise you won't tell a soul... pinky swear? Duff is completely in love with me. There I said it. … [Read more...]

Christmas Apple Pie


Hi folks. Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by yours truly, and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you. … [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...]

Conference 101 with the Lunatic and a Giveaway!


Hi folks. Been crazy busy. Doing stuff. Really important stuff! Like... … [Read more...]