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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 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop Post – April 2021 edition! This past month has been a busy one, but a good one! Let’s dive into the latest scoop of what’s been going on around here in the KJ & Company world, the farm and other life goodies!

April Happenings 

Whew! I feel like April was a busy one. It wasn’t until I was looking back over the past month to be able to write out this post that I realized all the goodies April was packed with! 

My parents officially moved into their new house they built over by the barn, which meant that we all said goodbye to the old, big house! It was the ending of a chapter that is opening up into another memory-packed one. Every one of us is excited to see what God has in store for the family at the new house! If you know my parents, this new house is so much more them and it’s the perfect fit. Fun fact: where they built the new house is where my Grandpa always intended on building when he bought the land all those years ago! To see it come to fruition and the pure joy it’s brought my parents has been so fun to watch. 

April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, we may not have gotten many showers, but we did get our last dusting of snow! Otherwise, it has been HOT. Like, way too hot haha! I’m not ready for that heat yet. Just yesterday I told John that I’m already ready for Fall….and we haven’t even gotten into Summer yet haha! So, with the heat wave that we’ve been getting this past month, Charlee officially got her first shave of the year! Since she is a long-haired Jack Russell, she gets a shave a few times a year to help with the heat, ticks and other goodies she gets into out at the farm. She’s also so dang cute and tiny without all her fluff!

Ques took a beating this past month. If you follow along on Instagram, you may have seen that Amos kicked Queso in the face and clipped his hair straight off. It was swollen to the size of a baseball, poor guy! I can just imagine what that scene was like when Amos realized he kicked his brother in the face…it’s like those times where you accidentally hit your sibling and they start crying so you say “hit me!” to them before mom comes to investigate….you know what I’m talking about?? Haha! But, needless to say, the swelling is gone and the hair is starting to grow back so he’s doing much better!

April Recipes

April’s recipes are loaded full of Spring flavor and hints of Summer flare.  As always, I strived to create fun, delicious recipes with easily accessible ingredients that you feel comfortable making in your own kitchen. 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. Pillow Slides – I was looking for some supportive, comfy, slip-on shoes for my long shoot days, and these Pillow Slides fit the bill perfectly! They are my “inside” shoes, so I haven’t tested them out and about, but they are comfy!
  2. Little Movements Apparel – local to NE and loaded with so many fun, cute women’s athletic wear options! I’ve been loving their leggings and sports bras!
  3. Carhartt Bomber Jacket – even though the temps are getting warmer, I did have some days to break in my new bomber jacket and I love it! It’s the perfect weight and not too bulky. Definitely recommend sizing up one or two sizes to be able to fit hoodies/sweaters underneath.
  4. Godox SL200W II LED Video Light – well, I’m officially dipping my toes into artificial light! With the amount of photos I need to take, I was just plum running out of daylight. Now, with this amazing light, I can re-create the natural light and direct sunlight feel any time of day! I’m in LOVE! As a food photographer, definitely worth the investment!

Next Month

May is going to be a busy one! I’m excited to bring you along with all the adventures, recipes and more!

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