Sage Smash Gin and Tonic: Guest Post by Isabelle of Crumb #BoozeWeek

Sage Smash Gin and Tonic: Guest Post by Crumb, on Cravings of a Lunatic

The Sage Smash adds muddles grapes and fresh sage leaves to the classic gin and tonic for a refreshing fall cocktail. Welcome to Day 4 of Booze Week Part Deux. I'm home from my blogging conference now. Super tired from all our adventures. Let's just say Seattle's stores got a boost this past weekend. My friends and I shopped till we dropped, and it takes a lot to drop us. So we're having a blast for Booze Week, my friends are whipping up some amazing drinks. Today we have the lovely and … [Read more...]

Beef Stir Fry (Using Leftover Beef Roast)

Beef Stir Fry | Cravings of a Lunatic | #beef #stirfry #leftovers #dinner #recipe #easyrecipe

This easy stir fry recipe uses leftover beef roast as the main ingredient. Fill it up with whatever veggies you have on hand, then top it over rice or noodles for a fabulous dinner. I love mine over jasmine or basmati rice, my daughter loves hers over noodles.  Doesn't this look amazing? I hate to toot my own horn... but... "toot, toot". … [Read more...]

Redpop Float #icecreamsundays

Redpop Floats | Cravings of a Lunatic | #drink #beverage #icecream #frozen #icecreamsundays

There is nothing as nostalgic as making an ice cream float. This one uses Faygo Redpop which reminds me even more of childhood. This treat will make you feel like a kid again.  Happy Holiday Weekend! Hope you are all enjoying yourselves this weekend. Only a couple more days before most of the kiddos head back to school. My hooligans head back in about a week. University kids start later than the rest. So I get to enjoy another week with mini-me before life returns to normal. B-dude is out … [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...]

Grilled Burger with Caramelized Onions, Mozzarella and Bacon #baconmonth

Grilled Burger with Caramelized Onions, Mozzarella and Bacon | Cravings of a Lunatic | #baconmonth #bacon #baconallthethings

Some days you just want a burger that's dripping with toppings. This one fits the bill. Huge beef patties topped with caramelized onions, drizzled with barbecue sauce, loaded down with melted mozzarella and piles of bacon. You're going to want to sink your teeth into this bad boy. If you can get your hands around this massive burger first! Good luck! I love a great burger. They just scream summer to me. This incredible burger is no exception. It is one of my favourite burgers. I have a thing … [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...]

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Shots {Two Ways} #SundaySupper

Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake Shots by Cravings of a Lunatic

I just love no bake desserts. They make me happy. I think it's the fact that you can fool people into thinking you spent all day making cute little desserts... when you really spent all day watching things like The Real Housewives of Everywhere and Anywhere. So apparently I'm admitting to getting a kick out of tricking folks. Not sure what that says about me. Not sure I really care. I've got a full belly and I caught up on all The Real Housewives this week. So life is good. And when … [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...]

S’Mores Popcorn

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Hi folks. Happy Thanksgiving Monday to all my Canuck friends and family. Hope you are still eating yourselves silly today. It's the one weekend you can eat like a linebacker and get away with it. So enjoy it while it lasts. Cuz you all know tomorrow is going to be all about a lot of us stepping on the scale and screaming. Our American friends will hear the collective gasps of horror and know their time is coming. Won't be long till we'll hear their screams next month.  … [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...]

Chicken Fajitas for #SundaySupper Mexican Fiesta


Hi folks. Long time, no post. If you were unaware, I lost my marbles along with my health on our trip out west. So, long story short I'm okay but confused, worn out and in need of medical intervention. I'm hanging in there though and trying to keep my sense of humour about things. I'll fill you in more on the whole ordeal later this week. For now I'd like to turn your attention to Sunday Supper and our Mexican Fiesta. … [Read more...]

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple | Cravings of a Lunatic | #drink #beverage #cherry

Hello my lovely readers. Thirsty? Yah, you bet you are. So am I. Been a bit since my last post, so I just have to say "Long post!" Bah ha ha, had to do it. Life has been hectic here. I've been a busy gal. I did a little of this: … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade Ice

Pink Lemonade Ice by Cravings of a Lunatic

It's that time of the month again. Time for The Secret Recipe Club reveal. SRC is a group of bloggers who make recipes from each other's blog on the sly than once a month each sub-group reveals their pick for the month. We get assigned a blog by our fearless leaders, then we go in stealth mode and scope out which recipe we want to make from our assigned blog. We make the recipe, take some picks and then Mission Impossible style all reveal at the same time on a set day. It's a cool group. And … [Read more...]

Black Forest Cheesecake in Memory of my Dad for #SundaySupper #FathersDay

black forest cheesecake

Today is my first post with the Sunday Supper group. I am so thrilled to be participating. I was hesitant to join as I am already doing Ice Cream Sundays and have been for over a year now. But I threw caution to the wind and figure I can either make some Sunday Supper dishes ice cream related or I can post twice on the Sundays I participate. This group is so special it's worth making some sacrifices. The Sunday Supper Movement is an initiative to bring back Sunday Supper Around the Family … [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...]

Oreo Ice Cream for Ice Cream Sundays

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Another Sunday, another day to eat ice cream. After a year of doing these Ice Cream Sundays I've sure shared some wonderful recipes with you. Yet I hadn't done an Oreo Ice Cream in my ice cream maker yet. When I first started blogging I shared one an Oreo Ice Cream recipe that doesn't require an ice cream maker. The photos are horrendous and missing now with the whole google plus incident. But it's there if you want some Oreo Ice Cream and you don't have an ice cream maker. It's a recipe I … [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...]

Blackberry n Vanilla Ice Cream #icecreamsundays

Blackberry and Vanilla Ice Cream by Cravings of a Lunatic

Hi folks. I realized I had a precious few blackberries left as the season winds down. So I just HAD to use them. I had something fun and quirky on my mind but I've shelved that for a future post. These little blackberries needed to be used. They were calling out for attention. Begging to be used in a fun dish. So when you're me and you love ice cream, well, you make ice cream. So for this week's instalment of Ice Cream Sundays I give you Blackberry Ice Cream. So super yummy and fresh tasting. … [Read more...]