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Hawaiian Hot Dogs

Hawaiian Hot Dogs are a fun, vibrant twist on a Summer classic! Juicy, grilled hot dogs are wrapped in a bun and drizzled with ketchup. Then, topped with a Hawaiian inspired salsa of fresh mango, red onion and cilantro. Each bite is sweet, savory and takes you...

Piña Colada Popsicles

Piña Colada Popsicles are the perfect Summer dessert! All of the classic piña colada flavors of coconut and pineapple make this popsicle the cold treat to beat the heat. Swirl them together in a blender, pour into a popsicle mold, insert the popsicle sticks and then...

Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Cheese Stuffed Burgers are perfect for your Summer grilling season! Seasoned burger patties are stuffed with cubes of cheese (Velveeta for the win!) and grilled. The result: a juicy, cheesy burger that you can't resist biting into! Why not have your cheese inside your...

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie is a refreshing, sweet treat! A chocolate Oreo cookie crust is molded into the bottom of a pie dish. Filled with creamy mint chocolate chip ice cream, the pie is then frozen to create a deliciously cold sweet dessert.Ingredients...

Strawberry Limeade

Strawberry Limeade is a fun, vibrant drink perfect for summer! Zesty limeade is swirled together with freshly muddled strawberries for a sweet, tangy drink. Each sip is loaded full of flavor. Sweet summertime in a glass!Ingredients Needed for Strawberry Limeade When...

The Monthly Scoop – May 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop Post - May 2021 edition! With the weather warming up, we spent a lot of time out at the farm, gearing up for outdoor entertaining season and whipping up scrumptious, summery recipes! Let's dive on into the latest scoop of what's been...

Steak Fajita Kabobs

Steak Fajita Kabobs are loaded full of flavor! Tender pieces of sirloin steak are submerged in a fajita marinade. Layered with seasoned bell peppers and onions on a kabob, the steak is flavorful and juicy! Grill to perfection and bursting of classic fajita flavors....

Strawberry Orange Mojitos

Strawberry Orange Mojitos are a vibrant, delicious cocktail! A classic mojito gets a fun twist with fresh, juicy strawberries, bright orange slices and fresh mint leaves. White rum, triple sec and honey combine perfectly with the vibrant fruit for a memorable...

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best kind of cookies! The browned butter gives the cookie dough a rich, toffee-like buttery taste. Swirl in classic chocolate chips for a cookie so scrumptious they will disappear before your eyes! A decadent chocolate chip...

Roasted Broccolini

Roasted Broccolini is a quick and simple side dish to serve with any meal. Tender broccolini is tossed together with olive oil, seasonings and fresh lemon slices for a flavor-packed result. Roasted until perfectly golden brown and crispy, this broccolini recipe is...

Mango Chutney Chicken

Mango Chutney Chicken is a quick and simple chicken dinner that is loaded full of flavor! Bright, sweet and slightly hot mango chutney creates a wonderful sauce for this chicken dish. Served over a bed of rice, you'll be addicted to this Mango Chutney Chicken!Where to...

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...

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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