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 🙂 )…

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…