Farro with Dried Cherries and Pistachios

Farro with Pistachios and Dried Cherries | This recipe is simple to make, and is perfect for a side dish.

This recipe is simple to make, and is perfect for a side dish. You can also add greens for an amazing salad recipe. Enjoy! Today I am teaming up with some fellow bloggers and Kitchen IQ to bring you great recipes and a fabulous giveaway. This recipe is super simple to make. It's healthy and nutritious, plus it's filling. I like to throw in fun bites when making farro. It has such a cool texture on it's own but adding some crunch and some chew to it just takes me to my happy place. I love … [Read more...]

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios

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...]

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...]

Quick and Easy Garlic Fries

Garlic Fries | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Super easy to make, these Garlic Fries will have you, and your guests, coming back for more. So, yah, everyone else is posting red velvet this, pink cutie-patootie that and all things heart-shaped... and I'm over here going "look what I made, garlic fries". I want to feel bad. Like I'm not living up to my food blogger potential. But the truth of the matter is I freaking love french fries. So I made french fries. Tomorrow I'm posting a burger. Take that Valentine's Day! … [Read more...]

Onion Strings

Onion Strings | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously sinful and totally worth indulging in!

Seriously sinful deep fried Onion Strings that will blow your mind, and your diet. Totally worth indulging in! Oh em gee. Seriously overused phrases are the only thing I can think of  right now. Squee! Told ya. These are awesomesauce.  I can't stop. Someone save me. … [Read more...]

Shallot Rings

Shallot Rings | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously easy to make and wild;y addictive. A must try!

My new favourite Cheat Day recipe. These Shallot Rings are full of flavour, and super easy to make. I cheat, on my diet, and the recipe. Join me! Diet...shmiet! These things rule! I'm going to be brutally honest with you. As always.  I thought I invented these when I made them. I thought I had a genius idea that no one else had ever thought of. … [Read more...]

Spicy Chipotle Skillet Corn with Bacon #BaconMonth

Spicy Chipotle Skillet Corn with Bacon | Cravings of a Lunatic | #corn #bacon #sides

This dish is perfect for corn season. Take the kernels off the cob, and cook them in butter with bacon and onions. Then sprinkle a touch of chipotle spice over the top for a bit of heat. You can also use frozen corn, but fresh is SO much better! I love corn on the cob. Like full on stalker type love. I cannot get enough of it when it's in season. Our local corn is off the hook. If you buy corn on the cob in the Leamington area you know you are getting top-notch corn. The fields there have … [Read more...]

Potato and Bacon Hash

Bacon and Potato Hash by Cravings of a Lunatic

Welcome to Brunch Week. Today's recipe is an over the top, fill your belly, lay on the couch afterward kind of breakfast. So it's essentially the PERFECT breakfast right. It has yummy taters, and BACON. Yah, you bet your sweet butt it's got bacon. Cuz bacon rules. … [Read more...]

Fried Smashed Potatoes with Onions and Meyer Lemon Dressing

Fried Smashed Potatoes with Meyer Lemon by Cravings of a Lunatic

Made you look didn't I? I mean who wouldn't. Look at these freaking potatoes. You take baby potatoes, you boil them, then fry them in a cast iron pan in olive oil and onions. Then you drizzle them with a meyer lemon dressing that will rock your world. No lie. These potatoes are wicked good. And wildly addictive. I dare you to try to eat just one serving. You will not be able to. I guarantee it! You all know I love me some potatoes, evidenced by my rock star Aerosmith Potatoes. I could eat … [Read more...]

Aerosmith Potatoes with Meyer Lemon & Garlic Salt

Aerosmith Potatoes with meyer lemon and garlic salt by Cravings of a Lunatic

Okay so let's start out by saying I really hope Aerosmith does not come sue me over this. Steven and buds, if this steps on your trademark toes just holler at me and I'll change the name. Unless you try them and like them, then let's talk. Alrighty roo, here's the explanation you've all been dying to hear when it comes to the name of these. Every time I say I'm making Aerosmith Potatoes people think I'm inviting Steven and the gang over. Which, let's be honest, would be sort of … [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...]

Spicy Oven Fries in Memory of Momzie #recipesfromtheheart

Spicy Oven Fries by Cravings of a Lunatic

  Welcome to a very special event we are holding today. Jen of Juanita's Cocina and myself teamed up to invite a wonderful group of bloggers to share personal stories and recipes with you today. The focus in on raising awareness for heart disease. I realize some of you are shaking your heads right now looking at these fries, and thinking I'm crazy. It's okay, I am a little crazy, but there's a story behind these fries that I'd love to share with you.  … [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...]

Smashed Potatoes with Bacon | Burning Down The Kitchen with Taking On Magazines aka The Mom Chef


Yah, its Wednesday. My fave day of the week in the blogosphere. Why you might ask? Well because that's the day I get to do Burning Down The Kitchen of course. For those unfamiliar with Burning Down The Kitchen it's a weekly series where I pick a recipe I bookmarked in my Lunatic Loves These Links series and make it. Whichever recipe I pick I do a fun interview with the blogger whose recipe I bookmarked. I also challenge them to do some kitchen related dares. It is so much fun to do this series. … [Read more...]

New Series- Give a Girl a Grill: Grilled Asparagus


Hi folks. Okay no need to panic. Vegetables two days in a row should not inspire wide spread panic. Seriously, just calm down. I promise more "sugar rush" food later this week. … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower for Meatless Monday


Hi folks! Just a quick recipe before I run off to the barn. We had quite a storm today so we are running out later than normal. I did enjoy the rain though. I laid on the couch and watched Supernatural. Hubs came in and asked what we were having for lunch. I may have muttered "a Sam and Dean sandwich" but I'm not sure. I was in a cute boy coma. What I utter during those moments is out of my control. It cannot be helped. … [Read more...]

Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa and Jasmine Rice with Black Sesame Seeds: Guest Post for The Little Ferraro Kitchen


Hi folks. I have something fun for you all today. Isn't this pretty? You will love this meal. I know we did! … [Read more...]

Wild Rice with Cherries and Toasted Pecans


Hi folks. Thought I'd pop on here to share this recipe with you. But before I do I'd just like to take a minutes to say thank you for being so sweet while I've been sick. I have read all your emails and comments and am so touched by your kindness. … [Read more...]

Melon Salad


Hi folks. This is just a quickie post as I need to hit the hay. Been a long day and have another long one planned for tomorrow. Luckily nothing horrible or stressful. Just lots of soccer and we had the apple festival today, tomorrow is a flea market. … [Read more...]