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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...

Wilted Kale Salad

Wilted Kale Salad is everything that you want your kale salad to be: simple and scrumptious! Tender pieces of Kale are quickly sautéd until slightly wilted in a mixture of honey, white wine vinegar and caramelized onions. Topped with crunchy sourdough croutons and...

Decking the Halls

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas season is upon us and I don’t think I could explain to you how happy it makes me. It’s such a magical time filled with family, friends, delicious food, and of course the reason for the season! It just makes your heart so full. But seriously though, I had to reign myself in and make myself wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas. Last year, John and I used decorations from my apartment before we got married. This year, we saved and got our own goodies as husband and wife for our little home! You could say I was jumping for joy, and John was very lovingly following me into the store, until about ten minutes later when our basket started to fill up – when your husband says he’s never seen your eyes so big, you may have a Christmas addiction. I decided to go with a neutral tone this year that we can continue to build off of in the future. Silvers, golds, whites and neautral browns. With that color scheme, I was able to add in some woodland characters and deer. My hunter of a husband was very much so ok with this decision. I’m looking forward to possibly adding in some more greenery next year ? 

But I love how the season brings everyone together, warms the soul, and fills your tummy with all the goodies you can’t eat the rest of the year. I can’t go through the holiday season without Faith Hill and Michael Buble belting out their Christmas tunes, and, of course, all of the cookies galore. Putting up the tree with my mom is one of my fondest memories growing up, and it’s been exciting to start our own traditions as well. Don’t worry though mom, I’ll still be there every year singing along and decorating your tree together ? It was so fun this year to go out to the Christmas tree farm with coffee in hand, and pick out our own little tree. We had some help from friends this year decorating the tree, and it was such a great night topped off with chicken noodle soup and my husband’s homemade chocolate chip cookies. Those puppies deserve their own whole story – how is he SO good at making them?! Anyways, I love how light and whimsical the tree turned out. 

I can’t wait for our own little family traditions to continue to grow and to still take in everything we grew up. Side note – I’m one of those people who get all giddy when it starts to snow. You just gotta have a white Christmas! Here’s a little peak into our holiday season so far. 

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