Lunatic Loves | October Edition

October Recap Collage for Cravings of a Lunatic

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Halloween filled with laughter and lots of candy. Looking back on October I realize you must be wondering why I've barely posted. I'm usually a postaholic. This month and last month were very slow. I apologize for that. Life happens and sometimes work takes a back seat. Everything is okay. It's just been a hectic couple of months. Hubs is adjusting to the new job. Mini-me has been crazy busy with school and various projects. B-Dude moved into a new … [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...]

$500 Grill Lover Giveaway

$500 Grill Lover Giveaway

  I'm so thrilled to be sharing this one with you today. I'm thrilled to be teamed up with a great group of bloggers in a multi-blogger giveaway of epic proportions. This is such a cool giveaway. Up for grabs is a $200 Value Coleman NXT 200 Grill, $225 Amazon Gift Card, and a $50 Oxo Grill Set. I know right. It's super amazing. I honestly wish I could win this one. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Main Course Recipes Dads Will Dig

Top 10 Main Course Recipes

My Dad loved food. The man really, really loved food. He could eat his weight at any meal and still have room for dessert. My hubs in the same way. It sort of drives me nuts really. I wish I could eat with that much gusto and never gain a pound. You men have it easy. But it's all good. I love that the men in my life love to eat. I mean let's face it, I love to cook. So it's win-win for everyone. I've been crazy busy travelling to conferences so I haven't been cooking or baking as … [Read more...]

Lunatic’s Top 10 Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

Long time, no see! I've been crazy busy with life, conference fun and vacation antics. Life is never dull around here. I am getting ready to head off to the Eat Write Retreat conference this weekend. We just got back from Florida where I did Food Blog Forum conference then extended our stay for some family fun. So needless to say I'm exhausted. But spending some time in the Florida sun made me super happy summer is heading our way. So I thought I'd share my favourite summer recipes with … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves May 1

Recipes by Cravings of a Lunatic

Happy May! Spring is in the air... hopefully that means no more snow.... but I'm in Canada so one never knows. It's that time of year where the furnace can be on at night, then the a/c on during the day. I think the hydro and gas companies are conspiring against us Canucks and bribing Mother Nature. What... it could happen.   So let me fill you in on what's been happening at the B household.... … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves

Chili Teaser

One would think with the new year upon us I'd have lots of healthy food to share with you in this recap. Yet...not so much. I've been in birthday mode which tends to turn into a one or two week binge-fest. For some reason I go on these benders every year. My birthday turns into a free for all. I know I should feel bad but … [Read more...]

Top 10 of 2012

Trix Krispies by Cravings of a Lunatic

I have to say 2012 rocked. Except when it was kicking my ass. Which it did a lot of. But I wouldn't trade any of those lessons learned for anything in the world. You can never grow and learn if you don't have obstacles and challenges in life. Going through the hard stuff makes you appreciate the good stuff more. It also makes you grateful for the little things in life. So any lesson I was taught I am grateful for, it's brought me to the place I need to be. Moving forward, learning, and growing. … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves These Links/ Giveaway Winners/ Pinterest Group Boards

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Hi folks. Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far. I thought I'd do an update since I haven't done that in quite a while. I've got some link love for you. I'm also announcing winners for some giveaways. And some info on shared pinterest boards for all you food bloggers who read. So grab a cuppa and enjoy today's post. We'll start with giveaway winners.  … [Read more...]

Monster Fudge, a Giveaway (closed now!) and a big Thank You!

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  Hi folks. I am here today proclaiming my undying love... My eternal gratitude... For you! … [Read more...]

Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups #cookforjulia #sundaysupper

Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups

Hi folks. I want to share one of Julia Child's quotes with you all. It's one of my favourites. I believe in it wholeheartedly. But then again I believe in everything Julia had to say about cooking and eating. “Everything in moderation... including moderation.” - quote by Julia Child I try to follow this rule every day of my life.  … [Read more...]

Lunie and Mini-me’s Grilled Pizza | Give a Girl a Grill #SundaySupper

Grilled Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

  Sunday Supper's theme this week is Kids in the Kitchen. I have to say I love this idea. You all know mini-me helps me in the kitchen on occasion. I love for her to help make pizza. She actually works at a local pizza joint so she's really good at making pizza. Like better than me. And I'm pretty darn good at it. Lots of practice. We make pizza a gazillion times a week. You learn some stuff. Like mini-me is better at stretching dough than her mom. Like loads better. She can make … [Read more...]

Eskimo Pie with Pistachios | Burning Down the Kitchen with Buttercream Blondie

Eskimo Pie

  Welcome to another edition of Burning Down The Kitchen. This is a weekly series where I have the huge honour of interviewing fellow bloggers. I also make a dish of theirs I've bookmarked. This series started when I realized I'd been bookmarking tons of recipes for my Lunatic Loves These Links series but I had not been making the recipes. So this seemed like a unique and fun way to make the dishes I love staring at while getting to know the blogger behind the dish. It's my way of … [Read more...]

Apple Pie in Jars | Cherry Pie in Jars

Apple Pie in a Jars | Cravings of a Lunatic | #apple #pie #masonjar #cutefood #dessert

So today is the wrap up for Fun with Jars. It will be moved aside for Farm Fresh Fridays now that the Farmer's Markets and Fruit Stands are open in Ontario. I thought I would send it off with a big bang. I've been dying to make these for ages. So I hauled my butt to the store to buy wide mouth canning jars. I think it's the only kind I don't have. I picked up a case and got busy. Making pies in jars. Who knew? So much fun, so cute and such a huge pain in the rump. It's really flipping hard to … [Read more...]

Cautionary Tale Regarding Google Plus, and Lunatic Loves These Links

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Hi folks. I'd like to start today with a cautionary tale about Google Plus. Last weekend I was doing some tweaking of albums on social media sites. We all do that. Clean up the albums, reorganize and make sure things are where they should be. I worked on Facebook for a bit. Then moved on to Google Plus. I added some pics, sorted some albums and then came across one that had some family pictures in it. I could not recall putting them on Google Plus and I tend to be a bit private with family … [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...]

Steak Stir Fry

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Hi folks! *taps the screen* Is this thing on? Okay so this recipe has no: … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves These Links- Feb 1

Hi folks. Hope you are enjoying your week. They seem to fly by these days. Always so much to do. Been a crazy week here so far. I love my life because it is never dull. I always tell people I'd rather be busy than bored. Good thing I actually mean it. On Monday I had to go for an allergy test. I have a pretty wicked case of IBS, the thought was maybe it was not actually IBS and was something called mast cell disorder. So after a gazillion picks in my arm, an ice pack on my other arm to inspire … [Read more...]

Looking back on 2011

Hi folks. I want to start by thanking all my readers for such an amazing year. This little old blog started as a lark. It was an easy way to share recipes with friends who lived in different countries. It started with about 3 people and quickly blossomed to 6. Looking back I remember being so excited having 10 people reading, then 15, then more. Now I have to pinch myself every day. … [Read more...]