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Brown Butter Apple Berry Crisp

Brown Butter Apple Berry Crisp is a heart-warming apple dessert! Tart Granny Smith apples are tossed together with fresh blueberries, warm cinnamon and sugar, then topped with a brown butter crisp topping. The result is a slightly nutty, warm, fruity dessert to make...

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread is a classic favorite. Italian bread loaded full of fresh herbs, garlic and loads of cheese to make it extra gooey and cheesy in all the right ways. Get the ultimate cheese pull with a slice of this Cheesy Garlic Bread!How to Make Cheesy Garlic...

Sticky Honey Garlic Pork

Sticky Honey Garlic Pork is a quick and delicious recipe loaded full of flavor! Thinly sliced pork is sautéd with a homemade homemade honey garlic sauce that gets all sorts of sticky in the best ways. Serve over a bed of rice for the perfect meal!What Cut of Pork to...

Peach Blueberry Crumble

Peach Blueberry Crumble is a scrumptious fruit dessert! Loaded full of fresh, juicy peaches, sweet blueberries and a streusel, crumble topping. Serve warm and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the best Peach Blueberry Crumble experience!What is a Crumble? If...

Spinach Artichoke Dip

A classic Spinach Artichoke Dip that is creamy, cheesy and loaded full of fresh spinach and chopped artichokes! Serve with chips, crackers or bread for the ultimate appetizer dip recipe.Fresh Spinach vs. Frozen Spinach Spinach Artichoke Dip wouldn't be what it is...

The Monthly Scoop – August 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop post - August 2021 edition! August sure was a busy one between cooking, listing and selling our house and unfortunately both of us getting sick. Let's dive into all the details!August Happenings We started out the month by officially...

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken is a comforting, delicious chicken dinner! A whole chicken is roasted together with fresh lemons, herbs and seasonings for a juicy, flavorful chicken recipe. Each bite is loaded full of flavor! This post and recipe is sponsored by Smart...

Steak Street Tacos

Steak Street Tacos are a fun, delicious spin on the classic taco! Tender slices of seasoned, grilled ribeye steak are topped with a fresh corn salsa for a street taco bursting with flavor. Perfect dinner recipe for a delicious night! This post and recipe is sponsored...

Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs are packed full of flavor! Tender pieces of chicken are marinated in a classic teriyaki marinade, skewered together with juicy pineapple and crunchy bell peppers and then grilled to perfection. A delicious recipe perfect for any dinner...

Chocolate Root Beer Floats

Chocolate Root Beer Floats are a fun twist on a classic dessert! Velvety chocolate ice cream, decadent chocolate syrup and fizzy root beer make for a fun and delicious float. Each slurp tastes like a fizzy, chocolate Tootsie Roll!What is a Chocolate Root Beer Float?...

Pepperoni Caprese Flatbread

Pepperoni Caprese Flatbread is a delicious combination of two beloved favorites: pepperoni pizza and caprese salad! Slices of pepperoni are layered together with gooey, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and basil on a garlic butter flatbread. Baked until perfectly...

Summer Corn & Tomato Gnocchi

Summer Corn & Tomato Gnocchi is a vibrant dish perfect for featuring fresh, summer produce! Sweet corn, tomatoes and garden-fresh basil come together in a buttery white wine sauce. Tossed together with fluffy gnocchi, a flavorful summer recipe is ready to go!Let's...

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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