Conner’s Kitchen + Bar Dessert Flight

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday. And birthdays are a big deal in my house. At least they are to me. I take on the responsibility of planning the birthday of everyone in my household and I like to think I do a pretty good job at it. This year I found a new restaurant for…

Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

I found another use for all those pecans! I needed a quick dish to bring to my small group bible study. Pecans to the rescue! I found a recipe online and totally botched it. It was late when I was making these and once I put them in the oven I realized I completely screwed…

BBQ Pecan & Parm Meatballs (Vegetarian)

Meatless in May has me all kinds of creative in the kitchen. So far all the recipes I’ve tried have been a hit. And tonight’s didn’t fail me. I used the meatball recipe from Blue Bird & Blackberries as my base and made a few changes of my own. Honestly, I wasn’t so sure about…

Coconut Almond Tres Leches Cake

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo! In America we celebrate this holiday as if it is our own celebration. It’s so fun to have tacos and margaritas and chips and guac and everything else that comes along with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. But last night I came across a video on Facebook that made me stop…

Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Wings

I am a huge lover of cauliflower. I could eat it everyday. I discovered my love for cauliflower at an Indian restaurant. I was on the Daniel fast and I wanted something flavorful but I wasn’t sure what. I explained to the waiter that I wanted something that tasted really good but it couldn’t have…

Broccoli Fritters

Just as we were nearing the end of April a friend of mine challenged me to go meatless for the month of May. Because I’m still trying to kick my pregnancy weight, I figured it would be a good idea to join her. In preparation for #MeatlessInMay, she posted zucchini fritters on her Snapchat. They…

Mielle Organics Twist Out

Happy Tuesday world! And Happy first day of May. Today one of my coworkers asked me a question on a conference call and I said, “oh we should know the answer to that on May first. Just sit tight.” “Today is May first.” I could have slapped myself. I literally needed to slap myself right…

Recreating Me (Fitter & Healthier)

On January 3rd I was granted one of the most amazing gifts I could have ever asked for. A gift I prayed and fasted and cried for. A gift I didn’t think would fill dark holes and unthinkable piles of emptiness. Who am I to even deserve something so beautiful and amazing? I gave birth…

My Return to Natural

The very first time I went natural I was in graduate school (circa 2008). I was in Peoria, Illinois where I didn’t know very many people–completely separated from friends and family and every considerable connection I had ever known. So in a heated argument with my hair, I finally decided to quit. I quit my…

Vegan Avocado Cinnamon Muffins

One day my husband came home with a sack of avocados. And by sack, I legit mean sack. He put them on the counter and said, “I know how much you love avocado.” He was right. I do love avocado–so much. But all you avocado lovers know that it’s a tough life dealing with avocados….

Dill Chicken Meatballs

Lately I’ve sort of been obsessed with chicken meatballs. I’m not so sure why but they’ve taken over in my kitchen. Chicken is such a blank slate, but it can also be very boring and monotonous if you’re not careful. Luckily meatballs are far from boring, especially when you have a seasoning rack filled with…

Honey Garlic Wings

Last week I had an ahh-mazing girls night with a couple of tried and true friends and a couple of new friends. I’ve been struggling lately with a bit of friend turnover when I realized that a few people I considered to be very good friends didn’t deserve that title at all. People say you…