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The Monthly Scoop – September 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop post - September 2021 addition! Whew! September has sure been a month for us! From spending a lot of time in the kitchen and studio, to moving out of the first house we built together to everything in between. Let's jump on into what...

Coconut Curry Chicken Thighs

Bring a flavor-loaded chicken dinner to the table with these Coconut Curry Chicken Thighs! Chicken thighs are seared until golden brown and crispy and then braised in a coconut curry sauce until tender. Serve over a bed of rice and a side of naan for the ultimate...

Steak & Eggs

Steak & Eggs is a classic, protein-packed breakfast. Tender flat iron steaks are quickly seared and topped with a perfectly fried egg. Simple ingredients and an indulgent result. A quick and delicious breakfast or dinner recipe! This post and recipe is sponsored...

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo is a classic pasta dish that brings everyone together! Seasoned chicken breasts are seared until golden brown and then simmered in a homemade alfredo sauce. Toss with fettuccine noodles for a creamy chicken pasta dish that is perfect for any dinner...

Caramel Apple Sangria

Caramel Apple Sangria is a fun, festive cocktail loaded full of Fall flavor! Spiced apple cider, velvety caramel vodka and vibrant apple slices swirl together to make a drink that goes down smooth. It's all the wonderful flavors of a caramel apple in a glass without...

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...

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...

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 listing our house! It ended up selling within 3 days and we are so incredibly grateful for that – I don’t know if I’ve ever vacuumed so much within such a short time period haha! All the fun and exciting details about our next adventure will be coming soon, so hold tight! 😊

It wasn’t too long after that both John and I ended up getting sick with covid and having to quarantine for 2 weeks. I started showing symptoms first, so the doctors were asking me where I think I could have gotten it from – I work from home and go to the grocery store so the options are limited! 😂 It was interesting how differently it affected both of us. Since I have asthma and not the best lungs the way it is, my symptoms were primarily respiratory, which was always the major concern for my health. John’s were more fever/body ache symptoms. We both unfortunately lost our taste and smell, but thank goodness mine is back! We’re feeling better every day and getting back into the normal swing of things. It sure did take us out for a bit!

Even though we were sick and not feeling well, we were blown away by the amazing people we have in our life who reached out, offered to help, bring us food and keep tabs on us. Family, friends and neighbors truly are a blessing! A lot of Panera broccoli cheddar soup was eaten.

John and I binged-watched about everything we could. From tv shows, movie series to YouTube videos, we were running out of options haha! One thing I did love about having to slow down was that I got back into reading. I used to love reading and would almost every day, so it was nice to pick that habit back up! Send me all your favorite book recommendations!

PS: my mom sending us daily pictures of our boys while we were sick was the best thing ever😘

August Recipes

August’s recipes were loaded full of sweet summertime flavor. From desserts, to quick and delicious dinners, it was a month of fun recipes! 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. The Crown – we finally got on board and watch The Crown on Netflix and it was pretty darn good!
  2. The Recipe Box – this was good, wholesome book to read. Nothing fancy, but a good-feeling read!
  3. The Queen’s Secret – this has been a good book to read especially since we just got done watching The Crown! Definitely helpful in knowing all the names and characters better. 
  4. Wheat & Honey Co Painted Bible – I’ve been using the same Bible since I was 12, so I finally splurged and got a new one! The hand-painted Bibles from Wheat & Honey Co are GORGEOUS. Would make such a fun gift too!
  5. Everyday Entertaining – everyone needs this amazing cookbook! And if you don’t follow Elizabeth from The College Housewife on Insta, you are missing out!
  6. Target Joggers – ok, these are the most amazing, lightweight joggers! I’ve literally been checking Target weekly online to see if they’ve re-stocked any sizes/colors – I want to get my hands on a black pair! I have the “brown” color which is more like a mauve and love them!

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