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Cinnamon Brioche French Toast

Cinnamon Brioche French Toast is what French toast dreams are made of! Tender, buttery slices of brioche bread are dunked into creamy, cinnamon-speckled egg wash, cooked until golden brown and delicious in a skillet of butter and topped to your liking! Breakfast never...

Salted Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a chocolate lover's dream come true! A decadent chocolate cookie base is loaded full of chocolate chunks that melt and puddle perfectly. Sprinkle the tops with a little bit of flaky sea salt and try to exhibit some self...

Honey Mustard Herb Skillet Chicken

Honey Mustard Herb Skillet Chicken is a chicken dinner packed full of flavor! Chicken breasts are seared until golden brown and then simmered in a sauce of Dijon mustard, honey, white wine and fresh herbs. Each bite is vibrant and decadently delicious. A chicken...

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a simple and scrumptious side dish to whip up. Freshly peeled sweet potatoes are simmered until fork-tender, then whipped together with a little bit of butter and half and half until fluffy and perfectly mashed. Season to taste with a little...

The Monthly Scoop – January 2020

Welcome to the first Monthly Scoop post of 2020! January 2020 had a lot going on in it and was sure one for the books! Coming out of the holiday season, January is always an odd food month, but that doesn't mean we didn't have some deliciously yummy recipes here on KJ...

Garlic Herb Butter Popcorn

Garlic Herb Butter Popcorn is a fun and delicious snack that you aren't going to be able to resist! Freshly popped popcorn is tossed with melted butter, garlic salt and herbs until decadently coated. An appetizer that is sure to please a crowd!Is there anything better...

Simple Beef Enchiladas

Simple Beef Enchiladas are classically delicious. Chipotle-spiced beef and shredded cheese are rolled up into a tortilla and nestled into a bed of enchilada sauce. Topped with more enchilada sauce and cheese, the enchiladas are baked until perfectly bubbly. Simple...

Hungarian Mushroom Beef Stroganoff

Hungarian Mushroom Beef Stroganoff is a delicious twist on a classic comfort food! Mushrooms and steak are sautéd with butter, garlic and dill. It is then simmered in a decadently creamy sauce and folded in with egg noodles for that classic stroganoff flavor. A dinner...

Buttermilk Coffee Cake Muffins

Buttermilk Coffee Cake Muffins are everything you love about a classic coffee cake in a sweet, little muffin form! A cinnamon-spiced buttermilk cake batter is scooped into muffin tins, topped with a streusel topping and baked until perfectly golden. Then, an...

Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting

Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting are two decadent desserts combined into one! A fudgy brownie base is frosted with a smooth, creamy cookie dough frosting. Each bite will have you guessing: is it a brownie or a cookie?! BOTH! This is a dessert that you aren't going...

Easy Coconut Chicken Curry

Easy Coconut Chicken Curry is a quick and simple dish packed full of flavor! Creamy coconut milk is simmered together with curry powder, red curry paste and other warm and vibrant spices to create pure decadence. Add in the chicken, simmer until it's cooked through...

Citrus Spritz Punch

Citrus Spritz Punch is a fun, zesty drink! Loaded with all sorts of citrus, this punch is perfect for any breakfast, brunch or party! Grapefruit juice is swirled together with pineapple juice, orange juice and fresh slices of citrus. Pour in a little lemon-lime soda...

Meet Me & Get in Touch

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! 

Where does KJ come from, you ask? Well, let me tell ya! My name is Kate Jacquelyn and you can thank my cousins for starting me out on “KJ” since I was a little girl. Nowadays, if my husband actually calls me “Kate”, then I know its serious business (insert crying-laughing faced emoji here). KJ has always stuck and I love it!

I’m a small-town Nebraska gal and I wouldn’t trade it for a thing. Even though I love to travel, there’s nothing like being home! Our house is filled with constant puppy snuggles (and vacuuming all that dog hair haha), The Food Network playing in the background, a mess in the kitchen from whatever I just made and a bearded husband who is always happy to sample my creations. You can also bank on a fair amount of sass, real life, and the love of Jesus showing us grace and guidance through all areas of our life: the good and the bad.

My passion for cooking started as a little girl. You could always find me glued to the TV watching The Food Network with a pen and paper writing everything down that I could with my Cheeto-coated fingers. Dang-straight I ate that whole bag! Having a food-loving family only made my love for cooking grow deeper. I will cherish forever everything that I have been able to learn from my Grandma and Mom! Food to me is family. It brings everyone together and there is nothing better than seeing the smiles on the faces of the family and friends gathered around you eating what you’ve prepared.

5 Random Facts About Me:

1. I’ve been with my husband since we were 14. I was 19 and he was 20 when we got married.

2. Terrified of the “Three T’s”: Tornadoes, Ticks and Toilets (you better believe if there’s an over-flowing toilet I’m running the other way)

3. I can blow my nose with one hand – I consider this a life skill

4. I’m the crazy person who loves Winter

5. I can’t do a sumersault to save my life

I’d love to hear from you! Message me with any questions, comments or recipe requests that you may have! Brownie points for including a funny fact about yourself so I’m not all alone here 🙂

 

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