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...]

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...]

Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup | cravingsofalunatic.com | A simple and incredibly tasty recipe to make Lasagna Soup. This recipe is a staple in our house for the cold winter weather.

A simple and incredibly tasty recipe to make Lasagna Soup. This recipe is a staple in our house for the cold winter weather. 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 … [Read more...]

Zesty Hamburger Soup | #SlowCookerSaturdays

Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup | Cravings of a Lunatic | #slowcooker #soup #dinner

Slow Cooker Zesty Hamburger Soup that is super easy to make, and packs a ton of flavour. Perfect for a busy day where you want to set it and forget it! Hi folks. Okay I'm going to be honest with you all. I hesitated to post this. It's so hard to take good photos of soup. So I was unsure this was blog worthy. After much (okay that's a lie, let's say a little) discussion on Facebook with some readers and fellow bloggers I decided to pop this up here. You may be saying "but why Lunie, the … [Read more...]

Simple Beef and Bean Sprout Stir-fry

Stirfry 7 Pin

Hi folks. There are days when spending all day in the kitchen makes me swoon. Chopping, stirring, making every single thing from scratch. Those days are awesome. Today is NOT one of those days. Today I wanted simple. I wanted easy. I wanted quick. I wanted delicious. And I wanted it all 5 minutes ago. … [Read more...]

Frito Pie Mac and Cheese: Guest Post by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Frito Pie Mac and Cheese by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Today's very special guest is Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. Susan cooks in a tiny kitchen but it's also really gorgeous and decked out in one of my fave colours in the world. I am also completely in love with her dog and think it's adorable that her blog design has her pug in it with her. To me that just speaks volumes about what an absolute sweetheart Susan really is. She has an impressive collection of Le Creuset that I am seriously envious of. Susan is a really talented … [Read more...]

Lunatic’s Top 10 Grill Recipes

recipe for the grill

Welcome to day 7 of the top 10 extravaganza. We are enjoying our down time, trying to spend some time together. There's also lots of prep for a trip like this. Just organizing the animals is like planning a summit. We have 1 horse, 1 dog, 3 cats, and 4 birds. So travelling poses lots of issues and lots of people to watch them all. Horsey will be cared for at the place we board her. Mini-me is friends with the owner's daughter so we've hired her to make sure Gingy gets worked every other day. … [Read more...]

Give a Girl a Grill: T-Bone Steak

grilled t-bone steak

Yah Baby! Sorry but I had to do it. It precluded the usual "hi folks". It had to be said. I don't even feel bad. Sort of the same way  I don't even feel bad I ate this whole freaking thing all by myself. What can I say, I was home alone and hungrier than a starving grizzly. Some girls eat more than salad. I ate beans too. I know right. I'm screaming "lady" right about now aren't I?  … [Read more...]

Burning Down the Kitchen with Just One Cookbook while making her Beef Teriyaki

Beef Teriyaki

Hi folks. For those who are new to my blog, Burning Down The Kitchen is a weekly series where I make a recipe belonging to a fellow blogger that I've bookmarked. I also interview that blogger so myself and others get to know them better. It's just a fun, light-hearted interview where I get to ask silly questions and showcase another blogger. I adore doing this series and it is always a blast every single week. So for any of you who have showed up in my Lunatic Loves These Links series I may … [Read more...]

Steak Stir Fry


Hi folks! *taps the screen* Is this thing on? Okay so this recipe has no: … [Read more...]

Rib Steak on a Gorgeous Day

Grilled Rib Steak by Cravings of a Lunatic

Hi folks. We had one beautiful day last week so I decided to make the most of it and barbecue some steaks. So simple. These were thicker than I normally do. Quite often when I buy my steak at Costco I cut it in half as I find them too thick. This time I left them alone and slapped them on the grill nice and thick. Turned out wonderfully. … [Read more...]

Steak Saturdays- Super Easy Rib Steak


Hi folks. Yesterday we did our weekly tour for fruits and veggies. Had a fun day until we had lunch. For those of you who don't already know I have a very serious case of IBS, it pretty much rules my life much of the time. I will start to feel great for weeks or months at a time … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Dinner and Memories of Dad

So Father's Day has come and gone. Ours was the usual busy day. Our daughter had soccer this morning. She plays on a ladies league. After a 2 year absence due to a torn Achilles she's finally able to play again. Not competitively like she used to yet. My hubby usually works Sunday mornings but he was off this week so he actually took her . Which was nice for them since he loves soccer and they don't get much one on one time these days. The bonus for me was getting to go back to bed. Which sounds … [Read more...]

Momzie’s Meatballs

Hey folks. I'm back with recipes. Hard to get on here some days. We share one pc for 3 people right now. The other 2 are in school so Mom gets the short end of the stick on the computer use. So if I'm not posting much it's probably because someone has a test or project due. Or mini-me is watching tv online but that's a secret. B-Dude has his own netbook which I occasionally steal when he's in bed. Quite frankly I need my own computer. But then I also need to win a million dollars so there you … [Read more...]