Mexican Lasagna

Creamy cashew cream meets spicy lasagna. Top with cheese, or don’t, you vegans. This is comfort food right here. What makes this recipe Mexican-inspired is the use of black beans and great spices like cumin and cayenne. Layer by layer you’ll find an array of flavor. This is a crowd pleaser, whether you are a…

Plum Scones

Scones. What is a scone? According to the dictionary, a scone is “a small unsweetened or lightly sweetened biscuit-like cake.” Sweet biscuits? I’m in. To me scones always seemed so fancy; so complex to make. But when given a bag of plums that I didn’t know what to do with, I decided on turning them…

Butter & Scotch

On my layover in NYC I knew I had to stop at one place: Butter & Scotch, aka the @drunkbakers little nook that’s tucked away in Brooklyn. I didn’t care about seeing Times Square or the Statue of Liberty, I just wanted to experience the so called “bar and bakery of my dreams.” I ordered…

‘Lust For Life’

Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey’s 4th studio album debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. This follows suit to her 2014 album, Ultraviolence. Lana Del Rey has always personified the retro idea of the “American dream” and connecting it today’s young people, of which I believe makes her so appealing. The Ringer calls…

Quench Your Thursday Pt.2

It’s been a wild week: spurts of catastrophic rains, roaring temps., and trying to prep and prepare for a trip abroad. But amidst all of that, I’ve had a couple songs I’d like to share for this Thursday’s Quencher. Enjoy ’em. Indigo Svn – “Cristen’s Song” Sometimes life’s darkest moments create the best art. That’s…

Quench Your Thursday

This past week has given us strong glimpses of fall. The sun, still keeping us hot through the car window, but the wind giving way to the cooler days to come. Oh, the suspense! And oh, what a tease summer is. Now, finally getting back up to where temps are supposed to be for late…

Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Life is short, eat dessert for breakfast. Plus, it’s almost the 4th so give in to the red, white, and blue and stack America’s favorite breakfast for your fam! Does anyone else wander around the grocery store looking for inspiration? Thinking back to the beautiful hydrangeas in my neighbor’s yard I was wondering what I could…

Key Lime Pie

After my tropical vacation to Miami I had to do something to keep that tropical vibe going. I am missing that Florida air already! This bipolar Midwestern stuff is making me crazy! So what better way to bring back the flavors of Florida? Key Lime Pie, of course! I give you Smitten Kitchen‘s key lime pie….

Apple Pie for Pi Day

The Martha Stewart proclaimed pie of America: Apple Pie. Pairs well with The Ill’s ‘4:17’ via NPR. Apple Pie 1 recipe for a 9in double pie crust 1 stick unsalted butter 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 1/2 C. Dark brown sugar 1/2 C. Coconut sugar 1/4 C. Water 6 Medium sized Granny Smith Apples Prepare your…

Potato + Red Cabbage Au Gratin

With the first of the year also comes that “Spring Cleaning” feeling; at least for me anyway. I have been decluttering and organizing like nobody’s business, which meant it was finally time to do something with my GIANT stack of Better Homes and Gardens magazines. Because let’s face it, I really only read them for…

Cherry Skillet Cake

Cherry “Dump Cake” is a dessert often made for family gatherings. It uses canned fruits and boxed cake mix and therefore loaded in sugars. I attempted to put a spin on the traditional dessert by using frozen fruit, maple syrup, and coconut flour. And, baked in my new Christmas present (a cast-iron skillet 🙂 )…