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...]

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...]

Smoked Bacon Macaroni and Cheese #maccheesemania

Smoked Bacon Mac and Cheese by Cravings of a Lunatic

A delicious 4 cheese macaroni and cheese dish filled with smoked bacon. This dish was inspired by Patti LaBelle's Over the Rainbow Mac n Cheese. Seriously delicious mac n cheese that is loaded with cheese, cheese and more cheese. Plus some bacon for good measure! Thanks for stopping by today. I have a delicious mac n cheese recipe for you. This dish was inspired by Patti Labelle's Over the Rainbow Mac n Cheese. If you have not tried hers yet you are really missing out. It's beyond decadent, … [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...]

Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce | The Great Vegan Bean Book #Review

Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce | Cravings of a Lunatic | Vegan version of bolognese sauce that is both hearty and delicious.

Vegan version of Bolognese Sauce that is both hearty and delicious. This recipe is going to blow your skirt up! I'm so excited to share this recipe with you today. My incredibly talented friend, Kathy Hester, has a cookbook out called The Great Vegan Bean Book. She offered to send me a copy of her cookbook to review and she's also given me the nod to give away a copy of this amazing book. So make sure you scroll to the bottom for giveaway details. I met Kathy a couple of years ago at a food … [Read more...]

Mac n Cheese | Melt The Art of Macaroni and Cheese: A Cookbook Review and Giveaway

Mac N Cheese | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously scrumptious macaroni and cheese made from scratch!

A simple macaroni and cheese recipe made with Beemster Cheese, Chorizo and Sun Dried Tomatoes! You're going to love this one! I've said it before and I'll say it again. In fact I'll scream it from the rooftops. One of the amazing perks of being a food blogger is becoming friends with other foodies. Those foodies become your inner circle, your peeps, your homies, if you will. The sense of community is amazing amongst food bloggers. So when one, or in this case two, of our own go on to do great … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper and Italian Sausage Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper and Italian Sausage Pasta | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy recipe using homemade roasted red peppers. Add some Italian Sausage and it's a perfect week night meal.

Super easy to make pasta recipe for Roasted Red Pepper and Italian Sausage Pasta. This recipe teaches you how to roast your own red peppers instead of using jarred peppers. The addition of Italian Sausage makes this incredibly filling for any family dinner. Enjoy! Okay so I'm completely addicted to roasted red peppers right now. I made the Meatless Version of this last week. It was so wonderful I wanted to make sure I had meaty version of it on my site as well. I also wanted to make sure this … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pasta #supper #fastdinner #easyrecipe

Super quick and easy to make pasta. It's meatless so it's perfect for a Meatless Monday or just any day you want to cut out the meat. It's made with roasted red peppers and lots of garlic. This recipe is perfect for a fast and tasty weeknight supper. Sure to be a hit with kids and adults.  There are days where I spend a ton of time on pinterest pinning things like cute kitties, cute doggies, pretty horses, clothing, and various DIY inspiration pins. Then there are days when I pin so much … [Read more...]

Farmers Market Pasta Salad #WeekdaySupper

Farmers Market Pasta Salad

This is a simple pasta salad you can whip up in a snap. It uses fresh seasonal produce that you can pick up at your local farmers market. Swap out the produce as the seasons change for variety! This is a pasta salad I make often. I love it, and my family loves it. It's perfect for summer. You can use local veggies from your farmers market and swap them out as the seasons change. What I love about this pasta salad is it's good warm or cold. My hubs likes a cold pasta salad, while I like mine … [Read more...]

Pizza Pasta #flavorsofsummer

Pizza Pasta | Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay I need to be honest with you here. I love a good picnic... but... I'm a hot food kind of gal. I'm not saying I never eat cold food but given the choice I almost always opt for hot cold, including pastas. I have a tried and true cold one I bring to picnics. Everyone loves it, including me. But typically you'll find me hovering by the hot section of any picnic or potluck. I like my food hot and my desserts cold. Unless the dessert is cobbler, then it has to be hot. Okay clearly … [Read more...]

Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon aka Farmers Market Pasta #WeekdaySupper

Angel Hair Pasta with Shallots, Garlic, Broccoli & Lemon by Cravings of a Lunatic

This recipe is something I've whipped up in various forms over the years. I've made versions with almost every kind of vegetable on earth. This is just one of those simple recipes that's perfect for any week day. It's easy to make and can be on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for all you busy people out there. It's chock full of yumminess. I have a serious weakness for shallots and garlic. I try to use them as often as possible. They're good for you and they just amp up the flavour of … [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...]

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...]

Hussy Pasta

Hussy Pasta (Cravings of a Lunatic)

Got your attention? Yah, I thought so! This pasta is basically a riff on a simple Pasta Puttanesca. If you know what Pasta Puttanesca is it translates to whore's pasta. It has salty tones in it from the capers and it has fragrant tones in it from the garlic. … [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...]

Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy #SundaySupper

Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy 4

How do you start off a post for an event like this... it has me perplexed... the pressure is mounting... how do I begin... what do I say... when all I really want to do is... … [Read more...]

Mile High Lasagna #SundaySupper Home for the Holidays Event

Mile High Lasagna

This week's theme made perfect sense to the Bee household. Home for the Holidays could not ring more true than it does this year. My son moved away for school this year. He moved pretty freaking far. We're in Ontario and he is in Alberta. After we drove him out there this summer it really hit me how far he is and how much I miss him. I realize hooligans need to spread their wings but Alberta is freaking far. We were missing B-Dude and he was homesick so we made the decision for him to come home … [Read more...]

A girl, a crock pot and a blow torch! Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup


Okay folks, let's just start with this... it says blow TORCH. Glad we cleared that up! And yes I actually did use a blow torch. Cuz I'm cool like that. And a little crazy like that! … [Read more...]

Lasagna Soup #SundaySupper

lasagna soup

Hi folks. I cannot believe another week has flown by. Where does the time go? I feel like time is just racing by right now. I have to admit I'm barely keeping up with blogging and life in general lately. For the first time in 24 years I am no longer a stay at home mom. I am working part time. It's not a lot of hours but it's hard work. I work at a farm with horses, so every day is an adventure. This week with the crazy weather the horses had to stay inside. If you know horses they don't like … [Read more...]

Poggio Alloro Beef Ragu Sauce

beef ragu

Hi folks. I sometimes wonder if I was adopted. My love of pasta is not normal for a Canadian chick. Canadian chicks are supposed to dig things like poutine. I hate poutine. Yet I love pasta beyond measure. Cook me something with a noodle in it and it's a safe bet you've made me one happy chick.  Which leads me to believe I'm adopted. I have daydreams about it. I mean I loved my folks, but I'm not going to lie, I think they may have paid handsomely to get me. I was meant to grow up on a farm … [Read more...]