Mexican Lasagna

Sundays call for comfort: comfort food, a big after-church kinda meal and definitely some relaxing music or some great TV. I am drooling over HBO’s new series Pretty Big Lies. I so wish it was one of those Netflix series and I could binge watch it all; it’s getting SO good! But back to today’s…

Happy Pi Day!

When I was in high school my algebra teacher allowed our class to have a food day on Pi Day – You know the whole 3.14…etc. etc. etc. business. Well I, being the avid baker as I’ve always been, thought it would only be appropriate to bring PIE! I mean, of course. And, as all…

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 🙂 )…

Peanut Butter Fudge

Drama Duo – Chicago based producer Na’el Shehade and singer Via Rosa, have recently (11/30) dropped Gallows, an 8-track EP that captures the essence of the ups and downs of heartbreak. “Hopes Up,” for instance, relays a disco, fun Fleetwood Mac “Dreams” type vibe, yet Via Rosa’s vocals capture the emotion and pain of heartbreak,…

Dark Chocolate + Walnut Pie

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Two Derby Pies please! Technically I cannot call this pie Derby Pie, but technically it’s not Derby Pie. Though similar, my version eliminates the corn syrup, subs in molasses and uses 60% cacao chocolate chips. The molasses adds a unique depth to the pie and enhances…

Pecan Sandies

Bring on that cool winter chill cause I’ll be ready with my buttery Pecan Sandies and electro-chillwave tunes. The combo of downtempo electronic vibes and R&B vocals is making a new wave. Couros, London’s newest master brings both soul and style. Though Couros brings a mashup of his own, combining soul + jazz + electronic styles…

Apple Cinnamon Almond Cake

Abra, self-called Darkwave Duchess, is an Atlanta based singer who has risen in popularity over this past summer. I personally discovered her on Pigeons & Planes and was drawn in to the mystery behind her self-dedicated closet recordings. What’s kept me listening since though, is the late 80’s, early 90’s freestyle vibes I catch that remind…

Tuna Melt Zucchini Boats

Trying to eat healthy on a budget? Me too. This recipe is a lazy girl’s dream. Grab some zucchinis, cut ’em in half, scoop out the seeds, and stuff them full of tuna salad. Then get baked. I chose to mashup this recipe with a song from Glass Animals’ new album entitled “Season 2 Episode…

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some days you just crave classics. Classic chocolate chip cookies. Classic r&b. I mean, who is going to turn down a chocolate chip cookie? No one. Especially these.. Brown butter chocolate chip cookies. What is brown butter, you ask? Brown butter is sweet, dark, wonderfully smelling, caramelized butter. It’s so easy to do I wonder…

Soup is for Fall: A Tastey Beats Playlist

There’s something about fall… The smells, the flavors, the sounds … that we long for. And now we’re here, knee deep in fall time. What do we with it while it’s here? Do we wrap ourselves up in plaid blanket scarves, sip hot cider, and play in the leaves? Maybe.. But I think most of…

Pumpkin Spice Fried Chicken

Remember a couple years back when The Weeknd released King of the Fall and went on that tour by the same name? Well where you have the fall, you have The Weeknd; but when you have the fall, you also have pumpkin spice. Which leads me to this mashup… Pumpkin Spice Chicken + Waffles meets…