Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Penne with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto | This pasta is simple to make yet packed with flavour. Quick to make and sure to be a hit with family and friends!

This pasta is simple to make yet packed with flavour. Quick, tasty and sure to be a hit with family and friends! I love pasta. I mean absolutely, positively, completely love it. These days it's not politely correct to say how much you love carbs, but I'm saying it here today. I will scream it from the rooftops. I love carbs. More than life itself. I know they say home is where the heart is. Quite frankly I think they should change that saying to "home is where the carbs are". At least … [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...]

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...]

Top 10 Main Course Recipes Dads Will Dig

Top 10 Main Course Recipes

My Dad loved food. The man really, really loved food. He could eat his weight at any meal and still have room for dessert. My hubs in the same way. It sort of drives me nuts really. I wish I could eat with that much gusto and never gain a pound. You men have it easy. But it's all good. I love that the men in my life love to eat. I mean let's face it, I love to cook. So it's win-win for everyone. I've been crazy busy travelling to conferences so I haven't been cooking or baking as … [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

Lasagna Soup | | 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...]

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...]

Stuffed Shells for #SundaySupper

stuffed shells

Hi folks. Okay, so I owe you some vacation photos. I can explain. I fell asleep. Seriously. I was really tired. … [Read more...]

Mascarpone Meatballs | Burning Down The Kitchen with Oh Cake


So happy its Wednesday. My favourite day of the week. Each Wednesday I get to share one of my fave bloggers with you. So I look forward to Wednesdays so I can bring you another edition of Burning Down The Kitchen. For those unfamiliar with the series it's a weekly post where I feature another blogger and interview them. It's light-hearted and meant to give us a glimpse into the lives of our fave food bloggers. The series started when I realized I had a rather large list of bookmarks for … [Read more...]

Southwestern Ziti Casserole: Guest Post by From Cupcakes to Caviar

Southwestern Ziti Casserole

Hi folks. I have a very special treat for you today. My twin is guest posting here today. Okay, okay we're not technically twins but we're twins in spirit. That's good enough for me. You all know Janet from her side-splitting blog From Cupcakes to Caviar. … [Read more...]

Meatless Pasta Bake #MeatlessMonday

Meatless Pasta

Hey folks. Hope everyone had a fab Monday. I am late getting this up so officially it's Tuesday but just barely so hopefully you'll forgive me. I mean I've never been on time before so why start now I suppose. I have been wanting to participate in Meatless Mondays for awhile now. I just have trouble being organized and getting started. I love the idea of going meat free one or two days a week. We do eat meat but I like the idea of cutting back on it. So this is my first go at Meatless … [Read more...]