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Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan

Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan is a classic dinner option to cook up in your kitchen with ease! Chicken breasts that have been cut in half are dredged in a parmesan and panko breading and baked until perfectly crispy. Spoon a little marina sauce on the tops and then a...

The Monthly Scoop – May 2020

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop post - May 2020! May was a fun month loaded with SO many good things. From yummy recipes, to Mother's Day, a couple birthdays celebrated, garden updates and monthly favorites, we've got a lot to cover! Garden/Greenhouse Updates During...

Oreo Fudge Brownies

Oreo Fudge Brownies are everything that a decadent brownie should be! Classic Oreo cookies are sandwiched in between layers of chocolate-chip loaded brownie batter and baked until perfectly fudgy. Topped with additional chocolate chips and Oreo cookies, each bite is...

Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

Sometimes simple food is the best food, and that's just what these Pepperoni Pizza Pockets are! Simply delicious. Pockets of pie crust are filled with pizza sauce, pepperoni slices and creamy mozzarella. Baked until perfectly golden brown and delicious, you will be...

Sparkling Lemon Lime Margaritas

Sparkling Lemon Lime Margaritas are equally refreshing and delicious! A simple cocktail loaded full of fresh, vibrant citrus. With lemonade, fresh lime juice, a splash of tequila and a pink Himalayan salt rim, these margaritas are then made to sparkle by topping them...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Looking for a hassle-free, scrumptious dessert? Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is just for you! With minimal baking time and pantry ingredients, you can create a creamy, velvety peanut butter pie. Chocolate graham crackers and butter combine to make the perfect crust for...

Chipotle Steak and Peppers

Chipotle Steak and Peppers is a dinner recipe that is calling your name! Thinly sliced steak is tossed together with chipotle powder and other seasonings, seared to perfection and combined with vibrant red bell peppers. A one-pan meal that you can depend on to deliver...

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic cookie that you can't go wrong with! Creamy peanut butter is swirled into a brown sugar cookie dough and baked until perfectly light and fluffy. Each bite has a slight crunch from the sugar coating and melts in your mouth from the...

Iced Coconut Whipped Coffee

Iced Coconut Whipped Coffee is worth all the hype! Espresso powder, hot water and sugar are whipped together until completely light and fluffy - you've never had coffee like this before! Pour some coconut milk over a glass of ice, top with the whipped coffee and get...

Crispy Baked Chipotle Chicken Fingers

Crispy Baked Chipotle Chicken Fingers take you straight back to a childhood favorite meal! With a few simple steps, you can have crispy chicken fingers ready to eat! Coated with crushed potato chips, panko bread crumbs and chipotle powder, these chicken fingers are...

Simple Chocolate Pudding

Simple Chocolate Pudding is a chocolate dessert so good that you won't be able to resist it! All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this pudding: milk, corn starch, semi-sweet chocolate, butter and vanilla extract. Whip up a quick batch of this classically...

Creamy Orzo Shrimp Scampi

Creamy Orzo Shrimp Scampi is a one-pan meal that really takes dinner to the next level! Fresh shrimp are sautéd until golden brown, and then folded into a decadently creamy orzo pasta infused with all the original shrimp scampi flavors: lemon, garlic, white wine and...

The Monthly Scoop – April 2020

It’s that time again: Monthly Scoop – April 2020 edition! Can you believe that April is here and gone already? This year is flying by to me! April showed us warm, 80 degree weather along with one last heavy snow fall. From eating delicious food, adapting to grocery pick-up, celebrating a horse’s 30th birthday to binge watching The Golden Girls, April was a month to remember! Let’s dive on in!

First off, this cutie above turned 30 on April 1st! And I’m talking about the horse, not John ;). Motor has been the best horse out there a girl could ask for – he’s a best friend, faithful steed and a spunky partner in crime all in one little, but mighty package. Happy 30th birthday, Mo!

April was also a month of adjusting to creating recipes with pantry staples and working with what you have on hand. Did you know that the motto for KJ & Company is “Recipes for the Home Cook?” That’s right! I took a poll on Instagram, and only a portion of you guys knew that, so I wanted to make sure to get the word out! 🙂 What that means is that I focus on making recipes that you will feel comfortable making in your own kitchen. With easily accessible ingredients, recipes for the home cook are for any family, occassion, or skill level! Let’s take a look:

April Recipes

April recipes were a fun and delicious! Since the motto for KJ & Company is “Recipes for the Home Cook”, I really wanted to focus and emphasize this during this time of cooking with what you have on hand. Click on your favorite recipe below and get to cookin’! If you make any of my recipes, I’d love to hear from you! Shoot me an email, post a comment or share on social media tagging @kjandcompany or using #kjandcompany!

Monthly Favorites

  1. First off, how have we never watched The Golden Girls before?! SO funny. We binge watched all 7 seasons within a month. 
  2. Fixer Upper – keeping up on the binge watching train, we’ve now moved onto Fixer Upper! I’m glad that we already have an open layout house plan, because otherwise I think John would have knocked down a wall or two by now. If we start adding shiplap everywhere, send help.
  3. Grocery Pick-Up: with all that’s been going on, I’ve been utilizing the “Aisles Online” feature at my local Hyvees! It’s been a great system for John to just swing by and pick everything up on his way home. 
  4. Garden work – we’re back to garden updates with my mom’s greenhouse! It’s been so fun already to see everything she has growing. We are also working on some fun garden projects and posts that will be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
  5. Bananagrams – if you’ve never played it, you’re missing out! Its a fun game for John and I to sit down and play with some Golden Girls or Fixer Upper on in the background. It’s like a quick-paced Scrabble.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I put together a fun, little gift guide to help spark some ideas! Read the full post here!

Next Month

I’m really excited for the recipes to come in May – I’ve got some fun ideas up my sleeve! Be on the lookout because there will also be some more garden content and things you can do right at your own home! With Mother’s Day and a couple birthdays to celebrate, I feel like May is going to be another month that flies on by, so let’s hang on tight to all the goodies to come!

KJ

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