Easy Steak and Peppers

Easy Steak and Peppers | Easy to make steak and pepper recipe. Loaded with peppers, onion and shallots.

Easy to make steak and pepper recipe. Loaded with peppers, onion and shallots. Okay, I will admit I have a slight obsession with steak. It may run deeper than a slight obsession at this point. I just cannot help myself. Perfectly cooked steak combined with onions, shallots, and tons of peppers. Who could possibly resist? Not me. I feel like my readers must think we live like kings and queens. We really don't. I just tend to buy beef in bulk, then I'm suppose to freeze it and space it out … [Read more...]

Steak Sandwiches | Remembering Dad

Steak Sandwich | Amazing steak sandwich layered with caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese and barbecue sauce.

Amazing steak sandwich layered with caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese and barbecue sauce.  Just to be clear this is a steak sandwich, it is not a Philly Cheesesteak. I make those too, but the cooking process differs slightly from this one. So just for the record for all you purists, this is in no way a Philly Cheesesteak. It's just as damn good as one though. I think by now you must realize how much I like steak. I'm a beef girl. I was brought up that way. My Dad was a beef guy. I grew … [Read more...]

Cheeseburger Ravioli Burger | Review and #Giveaway of Stuffed by Dan Whelan

Ravioli Burger | Cravings of a Lunatic | This recipe is a burger stuffed in dough, then smothered in sauce.

This recipe is a burger stuffed in dough, then smothered in sauce. Yes, you read that correctly!  Yes siree Bob! Your eyes do not deceive you. That is, in fact, a burger stuffed into dough. A burger ravioli, and not just any burger ravioli, this sucker is filled with cheese and smothered in sauce. Like any good Burger Ravioli should be. Now don't freak out and go running in the other direction. This Burger Ravioli will surprise you, I promise. I'll be honest with too, you have landed … [Read more...]

Western-Style Steak Rolls #SundaySupper

Western Style Steak Rolls by Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously scrumptious recipe! A must try!

Recipe for steak rolls with a western style flair. These steak rolls are filled with peppers and onions and covered in barbecue sauce. Seriously scrumptious recipe that is simple to make. So excited to be back with my Sunday Supper crew. I took so time off because my life was pure chaos. I was waiting for my life to become less chaotic to rejoin the Sunday festivities but then I realized if I wait till my life calms down I'll never rejoin them. Sometimes you just have to embrace the crazy and … [Read more...]

Meatball Bites for #AppetizerWeek and a @NotSoSimpleSyrp #Giveaway

Meatball Bites | Cravings of a Lunatic | Cute little meatball slider bites would be perfect for any game day celebration. Easy to make and a real crowd pleaser.

Cute little meatball slider bites would be perfect for any game day celebration. Easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Your guests will be cheering for you instead of the game when they try these! Welcome to Day #3 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be … [Read more...]

Easy Steak Stir Fry | #Review of 5 Piece Wüsthof Knife Set

Steak Stir Fry | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple recipe for steak stir fry and a giveaway for a 5 Piece Wüsthof Knife Set

A simple recipe for steak stir fry that will wow your guests and become a family favourite. This is my daughter's special recipe, one she requests often.  Let me start by saying I have an amazing giveaway for you today. I was lucky enough to receive a 5 Piece Wüsthof Knife Set to review last month. Let's just say I've been having far too much fun playing with knives. They sent me the Wüsthof Classic 5-piece Studio Block Set to try out.  It's been an absolute joy to take these knives for a … [Read more...]

Fancified Frito Pie |#Review of The New Southwest

Fancy Pants Frito Pie | Cravings of a Lunatic | Taking Scarletta Bakes Fancy Pants Frito Pie for a test drive. It was a heavenly experience filled with cheese, and yummy goodness.

Frito Pie made with a frito crust, incredible chili filling and topped with mounds of glorious cheddar cheese. This Fancified Frito Pie is the brainchild of Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta Bakes. I had the pleasure of reviewing her cookbook. I knew this recipe was the one I wanted to share with my readers. The name alone makes me smile. This is not your mother's frito pie, nor is it a frito pie in a bag. It's frito pie all grown up and ready for business. As all grown up pies should be. Let me … [Read more...]

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole | Cravings of a Lunatic | A simple way to make a quick Sloppy Joe Casserole that will have your family begging for more!

This is an easy to make Sloppy Joe Casserole that is perfect for a busy family on the go! If you love sloppy joes, and who doesn't, this is a way to make them fast! The thing I like the most about fall is being able to turn on my oven. During the summer months I never turn my oven on. Like never, ever, ever. Nope. Not going to happen. Our a/c blows, and not in a good way so from about May/June till about September/October that sucker stays off. If it's hot out I'm grilling. While I love to … [Read more...]

Mini Meatloaf Sandwiches with Red Pepper Pesto

Mini Meatloaf Sandwiches with Red Pepper Pesto | Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect for game day!

These mini sandwiches are amazing. First you start with a meatloaf packed with roasted red peppers and spice. Then you make mini sandwiches topped with Barbecue Sauce, Provolone Cheese and Red Pepper Pesto. Perfect for game day.  These sandwiches are freaking amazing. I cannot even begin to tell you how scrumptious they are. Plus they're just cute. I love meatloaf but let's be honest, it's not overly pretty. Pop  it inside tiny little sammies and it looks adorable. Cute, tasty food is just so … [Read more...]

Steak Fajitas with Drunken Peppers

Steak Fajitas with Drunken Peppers | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple recipe for an amazing dinner. This is our new favourite!

Flank Steak cooked to perfection. plus peppers cooked to perfection (then simmered in alcohol) equals sheer perfection for dinner. This recipe is a new family favourite.  Absolutely easy and delicious! This recipe is adapted from Sunny Anderson's recipe for Flank Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri and Drunken Peppers. I love Sunny Anderson, her cooking style and temperament suit me well. So when my friend, Aly from Cooking in Stilettos mentioned on Facebook she was waiting in line to meet Sunny I … [Read more...]

Beef Stir Fry (Using Leftover Beef Roast)

Beef Stir Fry | Cravings of a Lunatic | #beef #stirfry #leftovers #dinner #recipe #easyrecipe

This easy stir fry recipe uses leftover beef roast as the main ingredient. Fill it up with whatever veggies you have on hand, then top it over rice or noodles for a fabulous dinner. I love mine over jasmine or basmati rice, my daughter loves hers over noodles.  Doesn't this look amazing? I hate to toot my own horn... but... "toot, toot". … [Read more...]

Grilled Burger with Caramelized Onions, Mozzarella and Bacon #baconmonth

Grilled Burger with Caramelized Onions, Mozzarella and Bacon | Cravings of a Lunatic | #baconmonth #bacon #baconallthethings

Some days you just want a burger that's dripping with toppings. This one fits the bill. Huge beef patties topped with caramelized onions, drizzled with barbecue sauce, loaded down with melted mozzarella and piles of bacon. You're going to want to sink your teeth into this bad boy. If you can get your hands around this massive burger first! Good luck! I love a great burger. They just scream summer to me. This incredible burger is no exception. It is one of my favourite burgers. I have a thing … [Read more...]

Meatball “Crunch” Grinders

Meatball Crunch Grinder by Cravings of a Lunatic

I love a good meatball sub/grinder/hoagie. They just make me happy. But I have a confession... I prefer them with barbecue sauce instead of marinara sauce. Don't get me wrong. Marinara ones are welcome in my world too. But my true love will always be one made with barbecue sauce. This grinder is topped with mozzarella cheese. I've done them with provolone as well. I really like mozzarella and provolone mixed together on a sandwich like this too. Just that added kick with two different cheeses. … [Read more...]

Whiskey Sliders and a Note for Hubs for Fathers Day #SundaySupper

Whiskey Sliders by Cravings of a Lunatic

I thought I'd do something a little different today. First you get these amazing Whiskey Sliders, cooked with lots of caramelized shallots and onions. They are amazeballs and you are going to love them! I guarantee they will become a family classic you make over and over again. Second you get the distinct, or horrifyingly way too personal, pleasure of me letting you into my personal life. Hubs is out-of-town for Fathers Day so I thought I'd share this here as a surprise and homage to him. … [Read more...]

Easy Spicy Lasagna in Memory of Dad

Spicy Lasagna by Cravings of a Lunatic

   There's a couple of days on the calendar each year I dread. There's no way around them. I wish I could pretend they don't exist. But they do. And that sucks. March 5 is the day my Mom passed away in 1984. May 7 is the day my Dad passed away in 2007. I wrote about my Dad last year.  I also wrote about my Mom last year, and did a huge multi-blogger memorial for her this year. I was going to do the same for my Dad  but my life is so in flux and high stress right now that it … [Read more...]

Spicy Steak Fajitas with Caramelized Shallots and Onions #SundaySupper

Spicy Steak Fajitas with Carameliized Shallots and Onions by Cravings of a Lunatic

There is nothing I like better than shallots caramelized in a cast iron pan. It's simple, yet so full of flavour. Any chance I get to make something that includes caramelized shallots and onions I jump at the chance. It adds this slightly sweet tone to any dish. When Sunday Supper announced we would be celebrating Cinco de Mayo for this week's theme I just knew Steak Fajitas with Caramelized Shallots and Onions was the way to go. I have a serious weakness for steak fajitas. I could eat them … [Read more...]

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli #loveCDNbeef

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli by Cravings of a Lunatic 6

  I hope I got your attention Or I hope this gorgeous Mongolian Beef with Broccoli got your attention. Beef always gets my attention... especially Canadian Beef. My regular readers know I am a proud Canuck through and through.... well... except for those moments when I'm complaining about the weather. One thing I never complain about... Canadian Beef. I happen to live in a place where the quality of beef is sublime. Beef is my favourite when it comes to meat. We … [Read more...]

Skillet Lasagna | Burning Down The Kitchen with Generation Y Foodie

Skillet Lasagna by Cravings of a Lunatic

Ooey... gooey... drippy... melty... cheese! Is there anything better? I don't think so! I love dishes loaded with melting cheese. I'm a sucker for ooey, gooey cheese that just tempts you to keep biting and biting until you devour all that goodness.  … [Read more...]

Manly Meaty Chili | Slow Cooker Saturdays

Manly Meaty Chili | Cravings of a Lunatic | #slowcooker #chili #gameday #footballfood #dinner

  This chili is not for sissies. Have your guests bring their appetites for this one. It's manly, meaty and chock full of veggies and beans. So many beans you may want to warn your family and friends when you eat this stuff. It's delicious but I'm telling you the next day you don't want anyone behind you. … [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...]