One Hour Bread Recipe: Burning Down The Kitchen with Cookistry

One Hour Bread Recipe | Cravings of a Lunatic | Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. It will become a family favourite!

This bread recipe can made in one hour, but don't let that fool you. It's delicious, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. It will become a family favourite! I am pleased as punch to welcome you to another edition of Burning Down The Kitchen. It's a series near and dear to my heart. One where I get to know my blogging friends a little better, and have the pleasure of sharing that experience with my readers. Today I have the distinct honour of sharing an interview with a very … [Read more...]

Kalua Pulled Pork Pizza| Burning Down The Kitchen with Try Anything Once

Pulled Pork Pizza | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make and very versatile.

This Pulled Pork Pizza has a Hawaiian flair. The topping is Kalua Pulled Pork made in a slow cooker. Super easy to make and very versatile.  Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Dionne of Try Anything Once. Dionne is one of my blogging besties, and it goes well beyond blogging. She is a friend anyone would be lucky to have. I had a rough month last month, Dionne and two of my other besties got together to send me some flowers to cheer me up. I was so floored they would take the … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade No Bake Cheesecakes | Burning Down The Kitchen with The Messy Baker

Pink Lemonade No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make and absolutely scrumptious to devour.

Super easy to make and absolutely scrumptious to devour. These will have you stealing them from your family members! Okay I have pink lemonade on the brain right now. I am completely addicted to everything pink lemonade. It's a serious problem. Luckily it's a problem that tastes good. So I'm not feeling overly bad about the whole thing one little bit. I made Pink Lemonade Hand Pies yesterday. They were the bomb. Next up is a Pink Lemonade frozen treat that's going to make you scream, "I … [Read more...]

Bucatini All’Amatriciana: Burning Down The Kitchen with Crazy Foodie Stunts

Bucatini all'Amatriciana | Cravings of a Lunatic | Simple recipe for classic pasta that will rock your world.

Simple recipe for classic pasta that will rock your world. Full of flavour yet easy to make. You're going to love this one! Okay seriously man, look at that cheese raining down over the pasta. This dish made my tummy super happy. It's a really versatile dish, you can make it easier by using pre-made pasta sauce or you can simmer San Marzano tomatoes down to make your own. It's a total classic that is full of flavour, yet surprising easy to make. Which works for me. I love easy recipes, it … [Read more...]

Chocolate Granola with Dried Cherries, Almonds and Coconut | Burning Down The Kitchen with Javelin Warrior

Chocolate Granola by Cravings of a Lunatic

I can explain! Really I can. Okay that is never a good start to a blog post. I got a little carried away. I think I was overly hungry and it just got a little crazy in the kitchen. It started off as a healthy granola... then spiralled out of control. I feel the  need to apologize to Mark at this point. Dude you made this really awesome low sugar granola and I came in and turned it into candy. I'm sorry. But... you must have seen it coming. I mean there were signs. You … [Read more...]

Sesame Chicken | Burning Down The Kitchen with Masala Herb

Sesame Chicken by Cravings of a Lunatic

I must say I am such a happy girl today. I get to share one of my favourite bloggers with you. The lovely Helene of Masala Herb allowed me to interview her recently. I was over the moon when she said yes. I adore Helene and her blog. She takes such amazing photos and makes the most delectable food. I am always in awe of her photo styling. She is just so incredibly talented. What's wicked cool about Helene is she is so genuine and down to earth. She really takes the time to bond with fellow … [Read more...]

Pear, Apple & Pistachio Crumble | Burning Down The Kitchen with The Orgasmic Chef

Pear, Apple and Pistachio Crumble | Cravings of a Lunatic | #apple #pear #pistachio #crumble #dessert

There are some recipes that are so good you almost don't want to share them. They blow the minds of your guests and your family. So you think to yourself "self keep this one to yourself". This amazing pear and apple crumble inspired by the amazing Orgasmic Chef's Poached Pear and Apple Crumble is one of "those" recipes. It's simply spectacular. When I made plans to ask Maureen of Orgasmic Chef to be involved in my Burning Down The Kitchen series I knew exactly which recipe I wanted to make. … [Read more...]

Coconut Cream Cookie Stacks | Burning Down The Kitchen with Curry and Comfort

Recipe for Coconut Cream Cookie Stacks. Super easy to make and absolutely delightful to serve to guests! -

Simple recipe for a coconut dessert that adults and kids alike will love. I just love easy recipe so much. I can't help myself, any chance I get to whip up a quick dessert I jump at it. I'd like to say there's some complicated or honourable reason for it.... but... I just like tricking people. There I said it. I love the idea of people thinking a recipe took a long time to make. I encourage people to think I spent hours in my kitchen working long, tiresome hours in order to satisfy their … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon Bars | Burning Down The Kitchen with “From Valerie’s Kitchen”

Meyer Lemon Bars by Cravings of a Lunatic 3

More Meyer Lemon Madness for you today. I whipped up some incredibly tangy and delicious Meyer Lemon Bars. Then I ate the whole batch. Okay, okay, so not the whole batch.... I left 1 bar for hubs to try... And 1 bar for mini-me to try... I'm a giver people! Today I also have the distinct pleasure of sharing an interview with you. The amazingly talented Valerie of From Valerie's Kitchen agreed to be my next willing victim in the Burning Down The Kitchen Series. This lady is … [Read more...]

Roast Potatoes | Burning Down The Kitchen with Kitchen Riffs

Roast Potatoes

Follow my blog with Bloglovin! Yes, I did it. I signed up for Bloglovin', and I totally dig it. If you use it feel free to follow me and let me know you're there so I can follow you. So far it's two thumbs up. Makes blog reading much easier. I had a blast on there last night and even found some cool "new to me" blogs to follow. One blog I totally dig reading on a regular basis is Kitchen Riffs. I've been a fan for quite some time. John is the man behind the blog, and I just love his … [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...]

Coconut Chocolate Cookies | Burning Down The Kitchen with The Cooking Actress

Coconut Chocolate Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic

There is just something about the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies baking that just makes me happy and content. The scent of them just fills the house, wafting through each room until the whole house smells like a bakery. Add the lovely tropical scent of coconut to the mix and it's just sensory overload, in a good way. I can barely keep my hands off them as the finish baking. There are empty spots where cookies should be on the baking sheets. I would love to blame the kids but they are not … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Cherrylicious Trash & Burning Down The Kitchen with Chocolate, Chocolate and More

Valentine's Day Trash by Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay so I'm going to be honest with you. I had a little bit of an ulterior motive for making this one. It goes a little something like this: My Bestie: Hey Kim, what did you get hubs for Valentine's Day? Kim: I got him Trash. And he totally deserved it! … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Whipped Cream & Strawberries | Happy Birthday Becca

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Whipped Cream & Strawberries

Chocolate meet cream puff... cream puff meet whipped cream... whipped cream meet strawberries... all of you meet my BELLAH! Okay so let's start out with HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECCA! … [Read more...]

Making Butterscotch Candy while Burning Down The Kitchen with Jenni from Pastry Chef Online

Butterscotch Candy

  There are people you meet in life that you just know are going to be friends for life. There are also people you meet in life that are so cool you think they must have been Fonzie in a former life or something. Then there are people who are so inexplicably nice you have to pinch yourself to be lucky enough to be their friend. When the stars align you get all of these things in one person. Then you realize it gets even better because not only are you friends with a Fonzie-like, uber … [Read more...]

Chocolate Bread & Burning Down The Kitchen with Roxana’s Home Baking

Toblerone Bread 500 4

  I could not be more thrilled than I am today. The incredibly talented Roxana of Roxana's Home Baking agreed to let me interview her for my Burning Down The Kitchen series. Roxana is one of the hardest working bloggers out there. She puts so much care and thought into her posts. Every recipe is impeccable and each photo is more remarkable than the one before it. She excels at everything she does. So I'm beyond touched she is joining us today to let us peek into her world a little bit. … [Read more...]

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


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...]

Strawberry Krispies with Pink Frosting | Burning Down The Kitchen with Noshing with the Nolands

Strawberry Krispie Treat with Pink Frosting

Hi folks. So things got a little nuts in the kitchen again. I just can't help myself. No matter how healthy I want to become I revert back to krispies and popcorn again and again. I'd apologize. But first I'd have to feel bad. … [Read more...]

Cherry Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes, BDTK/Chocolate Moosey and Foodie Penpal


Hi folks. I took a hiatus from Burning Down The Kitchen recently. After the vacation of doom I just was not up to doing them. Plus I'm not going to lie, I've had a couple of interviews get forgotten about by the interviewee. So for a while there I was questioning whether I wanted to continue doing these interviews. But I'll be darned if I'm going to let someone else control my world. Yes they are a lot of work to organize but for me the payoff is awesome. I get to know other bloggers so much … [Read more...]

Samoas aka Coconut Caramel Cookie Bars | Burning Down The Kitchen with “From Cupcakes to Caviar”

Samoa Bars | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make and the perfect blend of chocolate and coconut!

Hi folks. We're still on the road, probably flying down some highway right now in an attempt to get mini-me home for school tomorrow. I'm highly doubtful she'll make that first class. I told her I would try but it's a long way from Alberta to Ontario so we'll see how things go. I cannot wait to sleep in my own bed. And hug all my pets and horsey. Probably after a much-needed nap though. Naps then hugs all around. … [Read more...]