Solar Eclipse Playlist

In honor of tomorrow’s solar eclipse here are some of my favorite songs about the sun and the moon to get you ready:

Mexican Lasagna x “Bellyache” by Billie Eilish

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…

Banana Bread x “Better” by JSPH

Warm and homey, banana bread always seems to do the trick when you’re in the mood for comfort food. Paired with tangy lemon butter and JSPH’s dreamy vocals, you’re in for an afternoon of bliss. Bake & stream below:     Brown Butter Banana Bread 1/4 c. Browned butter, unsalted 1/4 c. Softened butter, unsalted…

Plum Scones x “Oh Darling!” by The Beatles

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…

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust For Life’

Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey’s 4th studio album debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. 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 it “a waking dream of boomer nostalgia cut…

Quench Your Thursday

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 in no particular order below: Indigo Svn – “Cristen’s Song” Sometimes life’s darkest moments create the…

Olive Oil Skillet Cake x “4:44” by Jay Z

Have you ever used half of a box of cake mix and wondered what to do with the rest? There is hope my friends, there is hope! You can use remaining cake mix or you can dig into a brand new box (or some homemade mix like I did!) and create a simple and satisfying…

Quench Your Thursday

It’s midsummer already[!!] and there have already been a slew of good tunes to talk about. See which songs are thirst-quenching this week below in no particular order: Supernaive ft. NAL – “Monsters in My Bed” Supernaive are a brotherly duo hailing from Paris, France. From their very first EP, Dazed and Confused, “Monsters in My…

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 x HBO’s Big Little Lies Playlist

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 x “4:17” by The Ills

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…