Shrimp and Asparagus Biryani: Guest Post by Curry and Comfort #SeafoodWeek

Shrimp and Asparagus Biryani by Curry and Comfort featured on Cravings of a Lunatic

Amazing recipe for Shrimp and Asparagus Biryani. You're going to be wanting thirds with this one! Welcome to Week #2 and Day 3 of Seafood Week. I'm enjoying a little time off with my daughter this week. University finishes up way earlier than grade or high school. So my kids are done classes now. B-Dude will stay out west for the summer, he still has 2 years of school left. No point giving up an awesome apartment for the summer and have to scout out a new one for fall. Mini-me lives at home … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn | @Beamly

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn | My special cinnamon sugar mix over top of perfectly buttered fresh popcorn. You are going to love this one!

Homemade Popcorn drizzled with hot butter, then sprinkled with my favourite cinnamon sugar mixture. You are going to love this one! Hey peeps! What goes better with watching TV than popcorn? Nothing! Exactly! Popcorn is the king in terms of snacks to nosh on while watching your favourite TV shows. This cinnamon sugar popcorn is sheer perfection. I am a serious popcornaholic. I can never get enough it. We make it when we watch TV at night. Almost every night quite frankly. My daughter … [Read more...]

Cajun Crab: Guest Post by Rants from My Crazy Kitchen #SeafoodWeek

Cajun Crab: Guest Post by Rants from My Crazy Kitchen on Cravings of a Lunatic

Flavourful but simple spicy and buttery crab perfect for a special occasion dinner! Welcome to Week 2 and Day 2 of Seafood Week. When I do a thing I do it all the way! Seafood Week was dreamed up from laziness. No really. It's totally true. I wanted some time off work and asked some of my blogging peeps to guest post for me. I had so many amazing seafood-loving friends that I had enough posts for two weeks off. Score! So what am I doing this week? I'd like to say I'm building the "mason jar … [Read more...]

Stuffed Clams – Palourdes Farcies: Guest Post by Try Anything Once #SeafoodWeek

Stuffed Clams - Palourdes Farcies: Guest Post by Try Anything Once | Featured on Cravings of a Lunatic

Herb stuffed clams make the perfect appetizer, or you can serve with pasta as the main course. Leftover butter can be spread onto baguette and baked in the oven. Today kicks off another week of Seafood Recipes on the blog. My daughter and I are both allergic to shellfish so it's not something you see much of here. This was a nice way for me to have seafood without any of the side effects. It's a win for you, and for me. The perk of guest posts is getting to ask your friends to come over to … [Read more...]

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios | @KitchenAid Stand Mixer #Giveaway

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios | We love this side dish, it's just a little bit fancy pants for special occasions.

Roasted Baby Carrots cooked to perfection, drizzled with honey and tossed in crushed pistachios. Very easy to make. I tend to be obsessive in life. When I like something I do a lot of it. Case in point: cooking eating carrots eating pistachios watching the walking dead then watching the walking dead again then one more time to be sure I didn't miss anything then a fourth time to be really sure I didn't miss anything and by anything at all I mean Daryl Dixon, aka … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Angel Hair Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Angel Hair Pasta | Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect quick and easy dinner recipe!

Simple to make yet full of complex flavours. This pasta has all the heat and a creamy sauce. Perfect quick and easy dinner recipe! Okay seriously man. I can barely stand how good this is. It's going to blow your mind. But not your budget. Nor your clock, because you can make this in 30 minutes or less. I'll wait while you compose yourself. You good? I love quick recipes. I figure I could spend all day making one dish, or I can do easy dishes and free up time for other things. More bang for … [Read more...]

Raspberry Fool | Guest Post for Katie’s Cucina

Raspberry Fool | This fool recipe is simple to put together, yet complex in taste. You are going to love this one. It will become a family favourite!

Super easy and quick to make. This fool recipe is simple to put together, yet complex in taste. You are going to love this one. It will become a family favourite! Okay, so you know I'm totally addicted to mini desserts at this point. It's gotten really out of control. I wish I could care, but look at these things. They are so adorable that I doubt anyone could resist their charms. I have an office I do all my blog work in. It's basically a small spare bedroom that is now my blog room. I have … [Read more...]

Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers: Guest Post by That Skinny Chick Can Bake #SeafoodWeek

Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers | Guest Post by That Skinny Chick Can Bake | Simple, classic and easy to prepare!

This Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers is sure to delight your guests. It's simple, classic and absolutely perfect for any occasion.  Today's special guest is one of my favourite people in the whole wide world. Yes, that is a grand statement. It also happens to be incredibly true. I adore Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. She is one of my dearest friends in life. Our friendship goes beyond blogging, and I consider her part of our family. Liz is just good people. There's no other way … [Read more...]

Saganaki Shrimp: Guest Post by Crumb #SeafoodWeek

Saganaki Shrimp by Crumb | Guest Post on Cravings of a Lunatic | A must make dinner idea for Seafood Lovers!

Succulent shrimp, saucy tomatoes, bold Mediterranean spices and briny feta all baked together until bubbly and melty and delicious. Welcome to Day 5 of Seafood Week. This week has been a blast. I've loved seeing all my bloggy friends share their seafood recipes with my readers. Today's special guest is Isabelle fo Crumb. She is a very dear friend of mine. Izz is a supremely talented cook plus she's wickedly funny which you all know I love. She's also my foodie adventure buddy. I love to take … [Read more...]

Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress: Guest Post by Crazy Foodie Stunts #SeafoodWeek

Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress by Crazy Foodie Stunts

Braised Salmon with Mushrooms, Potato Purée and Watercress, this recipe is spectacular. A bit of work but totally worth the effort. Try it for yourself! Today I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming my good friend DB back to Cravings of a Lunatic. DB blogs at Crazy Foodie Stunts, and is a very dear friend of mine. I adore this man's perspective on food so very much. He is constantly challenging himself to try new things, and explore new culinary worlds. I really dig that about DB. You may … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Seafood Risotto | Guest Post by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts #SeafoodWeek

Brown Butter Seafood Risotto by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Creamy, nutty, rich, and buttery; pretty sure you can not ask for anything else out of dinner. This will become a family favourite! I have another special guest today for Seafood Week. Today's recipes comes to you courtesy of Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. This lady can cook, and bake, like no one's business. Erin is so incredibly talented. I love every single recipe she makes, she just has this way of making real food for real people. I dig that about her. I had the pleasure of … [Read more...]

Coconut Almond Crusted Cod | Guest Post by Cooking in Stilettos #SeafoodWeek

Coconut Almond Crusted Cod by Cooking in Stilettos

Coconut Almond Crusted Cod. Simple, yet bursting with tropical flavour! Today's special guest for Seafood Week is my gal pal, Aly. This lady is one of the truest friends you could ever ask for. Aly is the one who talks me off the ledge when I get wired up. She is the one who sends me emails and links to brighten my day, and make me look at work from a different angle. She sends me inspiring articles or links to shopping sites, depending on my mood any given day. Every now and again I get the … [Read more...]

Lobster Pasta Salad | Guest Post and Open Letter from Movita Beaucoup #SeafoodWeek

Lobster Pasta Salad by Movita Beaucoup | This salad is a great make-ahead option for kitchen parties.

This salad is a great make-ahead option for kitchen parties. The lemon, dill and sour cream add a gentle tartness to the dressing, which is then balanced by the sweetness of the lobster and corn. Today kicks off Seafood Week. I'm taking a week long hiatus to get some projects done around the house. Which is basically code for "I'm going to spend a week watching everything humanly possible on Netflix while I lounge around in my jammies". While I'm working hard around the house lounging around … [Read more...]

Chunky Turtle Ice Cream | Review and #Giveaway of Scoop Adventures

Chunky Turtle Ice Cream | Salted caramel ice cream loaded with toasted pecans and chocolate. This ice cream has become a family favourite.

Salted caramel ice cream loaded with toasted pecans and chocolate. This ice cream has become a family favourite.  If you are a regular reader you know how much I adore anything "turtle" related. I think I have at least a couple of dozen "turtle" recipes on the blog. It's a serious addiction. So I can say with serious conviction I know a good "turtle" recipe when I try one. This isn't just good, it is spectacular. As a self-professed ice cream addict, with dozen of ice cream recipes on my … [Read more...]

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...]

Bloggy Birthday Giveaway | $350 Amazon Gift Card or Visa Gift Card

Bloggy Birthday Gift Card Giveaway | $350 Dollar Amazon or Visa Gift Card | Open to U.S. and Canada | Cravings of a Lunatic

Today we get to celebrate Blog Birthdays for myself, and Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake! We've got $350 in gifts cards up for grabs! Spread the word! I could not be happier to celebrate my 3 year blog birthday with my bloggy bestie, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. Liz is the most amazing individual. I adore her completely. We've been buddies for years and have even travelled to conferences together. We do a Thelma and Louise weekend for Mixed each year, no cliffs involved though. We … [Read more...]

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots | So simple to make yet so complex in flavour. A family favourite!

So simple to make yet so complex in flavour. Baby carrots drizzled in balsamic vinegar, the roasted in the oven and sprinkled with parsley and coarse salt.  This one is a family favourite. My family loves this recipe. We're such suckers for roasted vegetables. I think it's because we all have a sweet tooth, and roasting brings out the natural sweetness of vegetables. This is something I make often when we have roast beef or roast chicken. It just goes perfectly with either of those dishes. … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna #SundaySupper

Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna | Full of flavour and incredible easy to make. This is a fun twist on lasagna.

Full of flavour and incredibly easy to make. This is a fun twist on lasagna. Okay so I admit it. I am completely addicted to roasted red peppers. If loving them is wrong I don't want to be right. I keep jars of them in my pantry all the time. You can make so many things with roasted red peppers. I'm a sucker for roasted red pepper pasta and experimenting with tons of variations of it. I make it so many different ways, I probably never make it the same way twice. It's an endless search for … [Read more...]

Momzie’s Banana Bread | Remembering Mom

Momzie's Banana Bread | Super easy recipe for banana bread. Absolutely delicious!

Simple and easy recipe for banana bread. My Mom used to make this for us all the time! So many great memories of this banana bread.  I love Banana Bread. Any time I make it I feel nostalgic. It was something my Mom made often. We loved her Banana Bread so much. So any time I want to remember my mom, or I'm having a bad day I make it and instantly feel better. Today marks 30 years since my Mom passed away. Every year I write about her on this day. It helps me feel better. It reminds me that … [Read more...]

Baked Fudge and a #Giveaway for my 3 Year Bloggy Birthday

Baked Fudge | Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this one!

Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this! Bake them in tiny mason jars so everyone gets their own jar of happiness! Some recipes need to be shared. They need to be savoured, and enjoyed by everyone. Then there are recipes, like this one, where you hide in the closet with the entire batch so you don't have to share. Not that anyone here did that. I would never. Okay, so I totally did it. I don't even care. It was totally worth it. … [Read more...]