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Lemon Herb Marinade

Lemon Herb Marinade is bright and full of flavor! Fresh lemon juice is mixed together with herbs, olive oil, seasonings and garlic to make the ultimate marinade. Perfect for chicken, pork, seafood, vegetables and so much more!Ingredients Needed for Lemon Herb Marinade...

Italian Marinade

This Italian Marinade is loaded full of all the classic flavors to take you straight to Italy. From vibrant herbs of thyme, oregano, and rosemary, to garlic, lemon juice and olive oil, this marinade has it all. Perfect for Italian marinated chicken, steak, seafood or...

Teriyaki Marinade

Teriyaki Marinade is loaded full of all the classic flavors that teriyaki should be! From soy sauce, to pineapple juice, to brown sugar, to garlic and additional seasonings, this marinade is purely delicious! Marinate chicken, steak or pork, or toss it in to create a...

Fajita Marinade

Fajita Marinade is perfect for chicken fajitas, steak fajitas, shrimp fajitas and so much more! Pineapple juice, oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic and lime juice bring this marinade to life. Whip up a batch for a flavorful meal!Ingredients for Fajita Marinade Not only...

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Recipes you need for a fun and delicious Cinco de Mayo all in one place! From fruity drinks, to cheesy appetizers, to drool-worthy main dishes, I've got a roundup of recipes to create the perfect menu!Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipes Strawberry Smash Peach Margaritas...

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!...

Italian Marinated Flank Steak

Italian Marinated Flank Steak is a recipe loaded full of flavor! A homemade Italian marinade of herbs, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil season the flank steak to perfection. It is just begging to be grilled or seared! Each bite is flavorful and takes flank steak to...

Strawberry Palomas

Strawberry Palomas are a fun, bright cocktail! Each glass is full of muddled strawberries, vibrant grapefruit juice, tequila and lemon-lime soda for the ultimate drink. Sit back, relax and sip down these delicious Palomas!What is the Difference Between a Paloma and a...

Lemon Herb Seared Salmon

Lemon Herb Seared Salmon takes fresh salmon filets to a whole new level. Seared to golden brown perfection, the salmon is then basted with melted butter, vibrant fresh herbs and lemon slices. The result is a bright, full-flavored salmon dish ready to eat.What Type of...

Peas and Pancetta

Peas and Pancetta are the perfect combination. Fresh, sweet peas are sautéd together with crispy, salty pancetta and white wine for a scrumptious side dish. No more mushy peas around here! Transform a simple vegetable into a decadently delicious side dish with this...

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks are a fun, dunk-able spin on a breakfast favorite! Buttery brioche bread is sliced into sticks, coated in a cinnamon-infused custard and cooked to golden brown perfection. Then, rolled into a cinnamon-sugar coating for a sweet, crunchy...

Spring Chicken Pot Pie

Spring Chicken Pot Pie is a comforting chicken recipe that is brightened up just in time for Spring. Sautéd chicken is simmered together in a creamy sauce of white wine, lemon juice and herbs. Green peas, sweet corn and carrots add the perfect touch of flavor and...

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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