Dear SZA… Thank you.

Control, CONTROL, CTRL… The album of my twenties. Always the alternative Black girl. Kinda goofy, kinda hood, kinda nerdy, and super artistic. The spaces were often times limited or uncomfortable for women like myself. Throughout my entire existence music and film have been my escape. Surfing from the waves of UGK to Lady Gaga, I’ve…

Scratch Kitchen : Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the great debate of America’s favorite cookie, chocolate chip is probably the winner without question. Personally, I live for an ol’ nastyyy rich toffee situation. Chocolate chip cookies can be typically way too sweet, or just blah. The inconsistency of a great chocolate chip cookie made me lean towards other favorites. After playing with a few recipes, I’ve finally found the perfect mixture. Please enjoy my simple, yet delicious double chocolate chip cookie recipe. Most of the ingredients are probably already waiting for you in your pantry and fridge!

Dining with JXN: Campbell’s Craft Donuts

All photography captured by Kenisha M. Mason  Just the other day, I stumbled upon a classic, yet modish donut shop in my neighborhood….Okay, I didn’t necessarily stumble upon it, but I did find the perfect moment to sit and enjoy the newly opened donut shop. I knew that I was onto something from the moment…

Southern Classic: Simple Candied Yams

Where I come from there’s usually an ongoing battle of which Side dish is a must-have. Many of us weigh in differently, some say Collards, and many can’t live without baked from scratch mac and cheese. Personally, I like a little scoop of everything. However, what weight does this conversation even hold without adding the…

Two Brands That ACTUALLY Work For My Sensitive Skin

Problematic skin does not discriminate at all. It unbiasedly effects people of all complexions and textures. If I had to choose the top 2 that the women that I encounter face, it would include: Acne and Eczema. If we were to choose a runner up, it would definitely be the after aftermath of acne, “Dark…

Beauty Talk: My Favorite Foundations (Drugstore and High End)

  An amazing Foundation is literally the foundation of a flawless makeup look. No Pun intended. Our skin types range from normal to dry, to oily, and everything in between. This helps us identify that choosing the right foundation can be a daunting task. From the wear of the foundation to selecting the right shade,…

Misfit Recipes: Dirty Cabbage

*Disclaimer: I never instruct people on how much seasoning to use in a dish. I feel like this is the portion of cooking where a person learns discretion and creates their culinary identity. I only share measurements that I feel are absolutely necessary.  Ingredients 2 lbs. ground beef Creole seasoning Extra virgin Olive oil Garlic…

Block Party Spaghetti with Smoked Gouda

If I’ve never expressed this before, let me make this clear, the entire #BasicButBOMB segment is absolutely inspired by my mom. She taught me to learn recipes from scratch, but always have “shortcut meals” to save time and money. If you know me at all, you know that my family LOVES SPAGHETTI! A meal that…

Let’s Talk About It: Suck it up Summer Walker?

In late 2018 Summer Walker gently made her way into the mainstream with the anthem “Girls Need Love”. Originally placed on her debut commercial mixtape Last Day of Summer, “Girls Need Love” went on to create a victory lap. Gaining much buzz and attention from the tune, Summer was able to snag a Drake feature…