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The Monthly Scoop – February 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop post - February 2021 addition! February is always one of those months that flies on by. With bone-chilling temperatures and LOTS of snow, it was a good month to stay snuggled in and whip up a bunch of recipes! Let's dive on in.February...

Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a classic cookie with a delicious twist. Brown butter is whipped into the cookie dough base to add a toffee-like flavor that is irresistible. Add in some oats, raisins and a hint of cinnamon to make a drool-worthy cookie!What is...

French Dip Sandwiches

This post and recipe is sponsored by Certified Piedmontese. All words and photographs are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make KJ & Company possible! French Dip Sandwiches are a classic, comforting sandwich that you just can't help but...

Baked Ranch Mozzarella Sticks

Baked Ranch Mozzarella Sticks are a fun appetizer to bring to life in your own kitchen! A breading made up of Ranch seasonings, bread crumbs and spices completely coats creamy mozzarella sticks. Baked instead of fried, these mozzarella sticks are a flavorful,...

Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is a simple soup loaded full of flavor! Chicken is simmered in a flavor-packed broth of salsa verde, chicken stock, cannellini beans and spices to bring this chicken soup to life. Each spoonful is like a salsa dance in your mouth! This simple,...

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies are a cookie classic! Using my Grandmother's tried and true recipe, these sugar cookies are legendary! A buttery cookie dough is rolled out, cut into desired shapes and baked until perfectly fluffy. Frosted with an almond-scented buttercream...

Healthier Chicken Ramen

Healthier Chicken Ramen is a delicious, healthy spin on a classic noodle dish. Chicken is simmered with stock, vegetables and miso paste to create the perfect broth. It is then spooned over brown rice ramen noodles and topped with roasted vegetables. Each bite is...

Cookies & Cream Puppy Chow

Cookies & Cream Puppy Chow is a classic dessert with a fun twist! Rice cereal is mixed together with melted chocolate and peanut butter for the puppy chow base. Then crushed Oreos are added in for the cookies & cream effect! Perfectly covered in powdered...

Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Stew

Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Stew is a flavorful spoonful! Shrimp and sausage are sautéd in cajun seasonings, and then simmered together with onion, bell pepper, garlic and stock. This stew is best served spooned over a bed of white rice to help soak up all those...

Blackberry Baked Brie

To say that I'm obsessed with this Blackberry Baked Brie appetizer is an understatement! A creamy round of brie is gently wrapped in a buttery pie crust and baked until golden brown. Topped with a warm, blackberry sauce, each bite is gooey, cheesy, buttery and then...

The Monthly Scoop – January 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop post - January 2021! First off, happy New Year! Isn't it crazy that it's 2021? January held so many fun, precious memories to us. From romping in the 15 inches of snow we got with Queso & Amos, to creating comforting recipes to a...

Pepperoni Pizza Roll-Ups

Pepperoni Pizza Roll-Ups are the perfect appetizer option to please a crowd! Zesty pepperoni slices are rolled-up with cheese inside a crescent dough triangle. Baked until golden brown and melted, these Pepperoni Pizza Roll-Ups are best served dunked into your...

First Friday Art Walk

How did I not know this existed in Lincoln? I have no idea, but it is a blast! Big shout out to Haley for getting me out of my comfort zone with a Friday night downtown for the two of us. It was so much fun to stroll around to all the different art galleries and holes in the wall that you normally drive on past. We started out our night eating some delicious flatbreads on the stairs of the Sheldon Art Gallery, and then spent 5 minutes in there before they closed. The Sheldon is so beautiful and spacious inside it is definitely worth it. Even though I got in trouble for taking my water bottle in…But they close the earliest (7pm) so we decided it probably would’ve been wiser to eat after we toured through The Sheldon.

We continued on through the Gallery 9 which was jammed packed with people, but it’s all the fun in the experience! Hop across the street and you have Noyes Art Gallery with some pretty impressive stuff. Our last stop was the Rocketship Art Gallery before ending the night with great conversations over coffee and smoothies. The Rocketship is most definitely worth the walk. Who would have thought of dipping flowers in liquid nitrogen and smashing them into a million little pieces while your camera catches it all? This guy pushes the limit with his art and it shows on his canvases.

It was just such a fun little experience and a great way to spend a Friday night. Most of the galleries did offer little hors d’oeuvres and wine to sip on as you graciously walk through the gallery. People tend to walk in super slow motion speed at these things – it’s pretty amusing once you notice how slowly you are taking your steps so that you don’t plow over the person in front of you. I’m looking forward to all the other First Friday’s ahead of us. Plus, some of the galleries were talking of serving egg nog for December. I’m in.

Here’s the link for a full list of particpating galleries. We definitely didn’t hit all of them!

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