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Spiced Apple Butter Bread

Spiced Apple Butter Bread is a perfect fall baking recipe! Each slice is like a warm, sweet apple wrapped up in a cinnamon blanket. Serve the bread warm from the oven with a smear of extra apple butter and it's a match made in heaven! Apple butter is like an apple...

Toasted S’mores Cupcakes

Toasted S'mores Cupcakes are a cupcake lover's dream come true! A moist and decadent chocolate cupcake is topped with a swirl of marshmallow fluff cream cheese frosting, dusted with crumbled graham crackers and a perfectly toasted marshmallow. Each bite will have you...

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are a perfect weeknight dinner! Colorful bell peppers and chipotle chicken simmer and caramelize together on one sheet pan. Scoop it all into a tortilla, top with some sour cream and fresh avocado and you have a delicious, simple dinner on...

Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

Baked Chili Cheese Dogs is a simple twist on a classic hot dog dish. Hot dogs are piled high with a quick, homemade chili, a generous sprinkle of cheese, and then baked until crispy and melted. Serve them up with a dollop of sour cream, fresh green onions and, of...

BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs are lip-smacking, finger-licking good smoked ribs! A homemade seasoning blend is generously rubbed all over the ribs and they are smoked low and slow until they are fall-off-the-bone tender. Just when you think that these ribs can't get any...

Smoky Bacon Queso

Smoky Bacon Queso is a decadently cheesy, salty, bacon appetizer that is irresistible! Grab a chip and cannon ball straight into a cheesy vat of goodness. Cheddar and pepper jack cheese melt together in a creamy base that is swirled with crispy bacon. Smoky Bacon...

Bonfire Peach Pie

Bonfire Peach Pie is a scrumptious peach dessert to transition you from Summer to Fall. A buttery, graham cracker crust is the base to deliciously, sweet peach filling topped off with roasted marshmallows. Each bite will have you sitting next to a campfire with a...

Jambalaya Risotto

Jambalaya Risotto is the best of two worlds! Classic risotto rice is simmered low and slow with onions, peppers, garlic, cajun-style andouille smoked sausage, shrimp and seasonings. The result is a crazy, delicious bowl of risotto! Dinner is served and only one pan...

Tiramisu Cups

Tiramisu is a classic, irresistible dessert, and these Tiramisu Cups are no exception! A slightly sweet and tangy mascarpone whipped cream is layered with spiked-coffee-dipped lady fingers and then dusted with cocoa powder. Each spoonful comes out with layers of...

The Monthly Scoop – August 2019

Welcome to another post of The Monthly Scoop! We're going to unpack all the goodies from August and, boy-oh-boy, do we have a lot to cover! August was loaded with all sorts of wonderful things: the new website launched, 14 delicious recipes were posted and a lot of...

Classic Chocolate Cake

Whatever you are celebrating, Classic Chocolate Cake is there to party! Rich, moist chocolate cake is layered together with a decadently creamy chocolate cream cheese frosting. When you run your fork smoothly through the cake and come out with three layers of frosted...

Simple Smoked Pulled Pork

Simple Smoked Pulled Pork is a classic smoker recipe to have up your sleeve! This pulled pork recipe is every bit of succulent, smoky and lip-smacking good. A Boston Butt Pork Roast is coated in a homemade seasoning rub and smoked until the meat is fall-off-the-bone...
Spiced Apple Butter Bread

Spiced Apple Butter Bread

Spiced Apple Butter Bread is a perfect fall baking recipe! Each slice is like a warm, sweet apple wrapped up in a cinnamon blanket. Serve the bread warm from the oven with a smear of extra apple butter and it's a match made in heaven! Apple butter is like an apple...

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Toasted S’mores Cupcakes

Toasted S’mores Cupcakes

Toasted S'mores Cupcakes are a cupcake lover's dream come true! A moist and decadent chocolate cupcake is topped with a swirl of marshmallow fluff cream cheese frosting, dusted with crumbled graham crackers and a perfectly toasted marshmallow. Each bite will have you...

read more
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are a perfect weeknight dinner! Colorful bell peppers and chipotle chicken simmer and caramelize together on one sheet pan. Scoop it all into a tortilla, top with some sour cream and fresh avocado and you have a delicious, simple dinner on...

read more
Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

Baked Chili Cheese Dogs is a simple twist on a classic hot dog dish. Hot dogs are piled high with a quick, homemade chili, a generous sprinkle of cheese, and then baked until crispy and melted. Serve them up with a dollop of sour cream, fresh green onions and, of...

read more
BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs are lip-smacking, finger-licking good smoked ribs! A homemade seasoning blend is generously rubbed all over the ribs and they are smoked low and slow until they are fall-off-the-bone tender. Just when you think that these ribs can't get any...

read more
Smoky Bacon Queso

Smoky Bacon Queso

Smoky Bacon Queso is a decadently cheesy, salty, bacon appetizer that is irresistible! Grab a chip and cannon ball straight into a cheesy vat of goodness. Cheddar and pepper jack cheese melt together in a creamy base that is swirled with crispy bacon. Smoky Bacon...

read more
Bonfire Peach Pie

Bonfire Peach Pie

Bonfire Peach Pie is a scrumptious peach dessert to transition you from Summer to Fall. A buttery, graham cracker crust is the base to deliciously, sweet peach filling topped off with roasted marshmallows. Each bite will have you sitting next to a campfire with a...

read more

Recipes for the home cook.

About Me

Hey, I'm Kate! Welcome to KJ and Co.

Hey there! My name is Kate, but I go by KJ around here. Welcome to my little corner of KJ & Company! Here you will find simple, yet delicious recipes geared toward the home cook, tips and tricks to make life a little more comfortable and plenty of coffee and puppy snuggles to go around. I strive to make wholesome meals with easily accessible ingredients that you feel comfortable making in your own kitchen, but am not going to shy away from some indulgences either! I see you: butter, bacon, cookies, cake, oh my! 

 

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Spiced Apple Butter Bread

Spiced Apple Butter Bread

Spiced Apple Butter Bread is a perfect fall baking recipe! Each slice is like a warm, sweet apple wrapped up in a cinnamon blanket. Serve the bread warm from the oven with a smear of extra apple butter and it's a match made in heaven! Apple butter is like an apple...

Toasted S’mores Cupcakes

Toasted S’mores Cupcakes

Toasted S'mores Cupcakes are a cupcake lover's dream come true! A moist and decadent chocolate cupcake is topped with a swirl of marshmallow fluff cream cheese frosting, dusted with crumbled graham crackers and a perfectly toasted marshmallow. Each bite will have you...

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are a perfect weeknight dinner! Colorful bell peppers and chipotle chicken simmer and caramelize together on one sheet pan. Scoop it all into a tortilla, top with some sour cream and fresh avocado and you have a delicious, simple dinner on...

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Interior Design with Little Black “Domicile”

Interior Design with Little Black “Domicile”

The time has finally come - we've been in our new home for just over a year now and I am excited to show you all what we've been working on! John and I embarked on the journey of building our home in the Fall of 2016, and moved from our town-home into our new house in...

Why I Didn’t Try to Lose Weight for Hawaii

Why I Didn’t Try to Lose Weight for Hawaii

About this time last year, we decided to go ahead and take the plunge and book our trip to Hawaii. We were full of excitement and ready to adventure somewhere new together! And guess what? I didn't start any crazy diets, I didn't start weighing myself, and I didn't...

How to have a Cozy Christmas Morning

How to have a Cozy Christmas Morning

If you know me, I am just absolutely in love with the holidays. Yes, that may sound oh-so basic, but I love the family, friends, food, warmth, laughter, and all the good feels it brings! Gathering around with loved ones is one of my favorite things to do, especially...

Adventure:

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Maui Travel Guide

Maui Travel Guide

The KJ & Company Maui Travel Guide is finally here! Better late than never, right? We've had the opportunity to travel to Maui twice now and have completely fallen in love! There really is nothing quite like Hawaii.  In this travel guide, I am going to be sharing...

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

Our second wedding anniversary was coming up and we were itching to go on an adventure together. Since we originally honeymooned in San Diego/Coronado Island, we decided it would be fun to go back somewhere new in California every couple years or so for our...

New York City

New York City

Hold onto your hats, folks! We're talking today about our little rendezvous to the Big Apple. I apologize in advance for the longevity of this one, but it's New York City and how can you smoosh it down into a paragraph or two? You can't. It wouldn't give it due...

The Monthly Scoop – August 2019

The Monthly Scoop – August 2019

Welcome to another post of The Monthly Scoop! We're going to unpack all the goodies from August and, boy-oh-boy, do we have a lot to cover! August was loaded with all sorts of wonderful things: the new website launched, 14 delicious recipes were posted and a lot of...

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The Monthly Scoop

Catch up on the latest! A monthly recap sent out at the end of the month to fill you in on all the recipes shared throughout the month, latest tips, tricks and obsessions! 

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