Antipasto Pizza

Antipasto Pizza | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizza #italian #footballfood

I was thrilled to hear from a Canadian company called Aurora Importing recently. You all know I am a proud Canuck so when they contacted me I was pleased as punch. They are a family run Canadian company and carry some really impressive products. The campaign running right now is called “How a Jar in Your Fridge Can Be Your Best Friend!”  It shows you tips and ideas on how to make fast and delicious meals that will please your family. They also have a recipideo channel on youtube which shares … [Read more...]

Farm Fresh Fridays takes a trip to Toronto

So I bought 2 to appease mini-me!

Last weekend I took a trip to Toronto to attend Techmunch. The conference itself was incredible. I learned so much and met some wonderful people. Since the trip is 4 hours there and 4 hours home it did not leave much time for scouring the city for Farmer's Markets and cute little shops. I did however get to hit Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma and browse around the Hot & Spicy Food Festival while there. I also made a quick trip to Sephora. And when I say quick I mean it. We had 20 minutes at … [Read more...]

Bayfest aka Buttfest aka Badfest

Ben & Jerry's

I'll start by clarifying Bayfest was not bad. Badfest refers to some behaviour exhibited at Bayfest. Not by me I can assure you. Never me. I would never behave badly. Not in a million....screw it. Here's the photos I've been promising you. We'll start with Buttfest. I mean who doesn't love a good butt shot. I will tell you mini-me was horrified when she realized how many butt shots I took. Just wait till she sees the Badfest shots. … [Read more...]

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes in Support of Food Bloggers for Slave Free Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes by Cravings of a Lunatic

Today I am posting something more serious than the usual fare I serve up. I heard about The Giving Table from Cassie of Bake Your Day. She had given me the honour of interviewing her for Burning Down The Kitchen. I always ask the folks I interview if there is anything they are working on they would like me to share. Cassie blew my mind with her small request. It was to mention her work with this organization in raising awareness about the conditions workers face in the tomato fields. Her request … [Read more...]

Black Forest Brownie Mini Trifles

Trifle made with homemade brownies and cherry sauce. Topped with chocolate mousse, more brownies, whipped cream and a cherry!

I made these tasty trifles last week. They are so amazing I can barely contain my excitement in describing them. But first let me tell you about one of the ingredients in this dish. It's a brownie a friend named Skye pointed out to me about a year ago. I was sceptical about them and basically tried them to prove her wrong. That's a huge claim to name them the way the author did. Then I tried them and it all made perfect sense. So for this trifle recipe you get the pleasure of using the recipe … [Read more...]

sPiCy NuTs

Spicy Nuts

I was going to start off this post by yelling "Grab My Nuts" but that would just be tacky. Ya, so... sorry! *smiles sheepishly* … [Read more...]

Taco Seasoned Pretzels {Slow Cooker} | Burning Down The Kitchen with Bake Your Day

taco pretzels

Hi folks. I am so pleased to bring you another edition of Burning Down The Kitchen. It's a weekly series where I have the pleasure of interviewing a fellow blogger. Not only do I interview them but I invite them to do dares. Then I make a recipe of theirs I've bookmarked. I hope to show people that anyone can cook anything, and it does not have to look exactly like the photo in the recipe to be good. You can adapt recipes to your own taste, tweak them and make them your own. Trust me, if I … [Read more...]

Ben & Jerry’s invites the Lunatic to #ScoopMoovement

Ben and Jerry's Truck Tour

Let me just start off by saying I am still pinching myself over this one. I received an email in early June with this in the subject line: Ben & Jerry's Invites you to Scoop Moovement at NXNE" I honestly thought it was a joke. One of my fellow bloggers pulling my leg. A family member being funny. An old boyfriend pulling a fast one as some kind of revenge or something. So first I passed out, then I returned the email. I am so glad I did. Let me just say when Ben & Jerry's invites … [Read more...]

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple | Cravings of a Lunatic | #drink #beverage #cherry

Hello my lovely readers. Thirsty? Yah, you bet you are. So am I. Been a bit since my last post, so I just have to say "Long post!" Bah ha ha, had to do it. Life has been hectic here. I've been a busy gal. I did a little of this: … [Read more...]

Lunatic Loves These Links: July 10

Cravings of a Lunatic Recipes

I normally don't yell in caps but today I'm making an exception! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST FRIEND JEANINE! Hope you have an awesome day! You deserve it. So glad you challenged me to a hula hoop contest all those years ago. Almost forty years later and only one fight, I think we're doing pretty well. See, ladies of The Real Housewives of Everywhere, women can be friends and not rip each other to shreds every other other day. True story, put that one TV. Okay so no one would watch but still, … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade Ice

Pink Lemonade Ice by Cravings of a Lunatic

It's that time of the month again. Time for The Secret Recipe Club reveal. SRC is a group of bloggers who make recipes from each other's blog on the sly than once a month each sub-group reveals their pick for the month. We get assigned a blog by our fearless leaders, then we go in stealth mode and scope out which recipe we want to make from our assigned blog. We make the recipe, take some picks and then Mission Impossible style all reveal at the same time on a set day. It's a cool group. And … [Read more...]

Copycat Moosetracks Ice Cream for Ice Cream Sundays: Guest Post for The Black Peppercorn

Copycat Moosetracks Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Another Ice Cream Sunday rolls around. This week I'm sharing Ice Cream Sunday on a friend's blog. I'm sharing the love people. And the ice cream. It's what I do. I'm a giver. … [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...]

Peanut Butter Krispies

Peanut Butter Krispies by Cravings of a Lunatic

Hi folks. You did not think I was finished whipping up cereal treats did you? Are you bonkers? … [Read more...]

Windsor Farmers’ Market and Art at the Marina Trips for Farm Fresh Fridays

I scored big time!

Welcome to the first 2012 edition of Farm Fresh Fridays. Each Friday we'll take you on our excursions to local Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands and some day trips to other areas of Ontario. We like to tour around the area visiting different markets and having some fun. I hope you enjoy coming along with mini-me and myself each week. Next week may include a recipe. If you would like to leave a comment letting me know if you like the photos only or if you would like to see us include a recipe … [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...]