Craving Mad 150: Surf & Turf

One-hundred-fifty posts, over three years–not bad, huh? CM has been around since 2017, but the ideas go back way farther. Despite some occasional gaps, it has survived moves, job changes, classes, weddings…and now a pandemic. I’ve managed to get a few weeks ahead, and the ideas keep flowing. Still–I can’t believe that there are 149 other…

Turkey Suya Burger & Patacónes

Well,  this is a first– this was my contribution to an awesome idea from two friends from undergrad, and we got it on video! We invited six friends together to pilot a series called “Breaking Bread” to simultaneously prepare burgers via zoom, tackle social distancing,  and bring people together through food. This will hopefully be…

Survey Time

I have a question for you… actually a few.  I’m coming up with some new ideas for the blog,  and I need your help! Still there? Good. Now here’s the fun part– if you follow @craving_mad on Instagram (and you should!) you already got a sneak peek. I’m coming up with some new ideas for…

Chicken & Grits à la Carbonara

How are you guys doing? Really. Things have changed a lot in ten days here in Atlanta, but for some all of this has been going on for months. I hope everyone out there is healthy, and in a good mood– and I think I can help with that last part. The stores around here…

“Pro Amateur” Challenge

I’m a professional amateur, you’re a professional amateur…we’re all professional amateurs. For this challenge, YOU get to do the cooking. Pick any of the dishes from the blog (or invent your own) and tag @craving_mad on Instagram by November 1st! I’m flipping the camera around this time– time for you to show off. There have…

Seared Tuna Tostada: The Missing Ingredients Challenge

It’s moments like these that show you who your real friends are, and guys, I have some questions… I decided to do another challenge to shake things up after the first 100 posts. A few of you posted ingredients that I couldn’t use for the next post, and I randomly selected 3. This time, I’d have…

April Fools: The NOT Top 4

  It’s April Fool’s Day, and I’ve been thinking about the best way to celebrate it. I ruled out making a “gross out” post, because I’m still trying to build an audience, and I’m not sure how loyal you guys are yet… I thought about plating a “meal” made from all the parts of ingredients…

Salami & Summer Squash Crostini (Chopped Challenge)

What do you get when you mix three random ingredients (squash, strawberry jam, and garlic), forty minutes, and an imaginary panel of expert judges? The first ever Craving Mad “Chopped” Challenge! Last week, people posted sets of three ingredients to @craving_mad on Instagram– ranging from Capn’ Crunch Cereal to Sweetbreads. To keep it fair, I…

The Craving Mad “Chopped” Challenge

I’m looking for a new challenge this week. Before I jumped on the streaming bandwagon, I almost exclusively turned on my TV for a few shows: The Walking Dead, anything by Anthony Bourdain, Game of Thrones, and…Chopped. It started to get popular right around the time that I started cooking for myself– perfect timing? In…

The Craving Mad 50 Giveaway

Time flies when you’re eating well. The 50th post will go live in one month, and I think that’s a milestone worth celebrating.