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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...

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...

The Monthly Scoop – December 2020

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop post – December 2020 edition! Holy guacamole batman, how is 2020 done already?! It’s like the year that drug on and flew by at the same time. This past December has been such a fun month. Between festive holiday recipes, Christmas cookie week, time with family and friends and trail rides that we’ll remember forever, it was a month that I can’t wait to give you the scoop on!

December Happenings

If you follow along with me on Instagram, then you might already know the story of the hilarious trail ride we had on Queso & Amos in the snow! Never in my life have I ever seen two horses have so much fun in the snow. We were casually riding along on a nice, winter trail ride, when BOOM – they both stopped, dropped and started rolling in the snow at the same time! John and I were able to crawl off into the snow drift before getting rolled on, so thankfully everyone walked away ok, but we could not stop laughing!! These boys sure do know how to have fun! You can see all the laughable videos on my Instagram, as I just so happened to be filming when all of this went down.

I also officially got on TikTok – so that happened…haha! Man, did it make me feel old. It took me awhile to figure it out! I’ll primarily be posting recipe videos, but will toss in a few funny things along the way. Like my “Wives of Home Depot” video…we’ve all been there.

Christmas time was casual and laid back, which was nice! I was finally able to spill the beans on my Christmas presents to John – I’m the worst at keeping secrets from him! My mom made and INSANELY good beef wellington for Christmas dinner. We both agreed that it will need to make it’s way to the blog next year!

Even though we did get a lot of snow (WHICH I AM STOKED ABOUT), the beginning of the month started with some warmer temperatures, so we got as much riding time in as we could! Even went for our first bareback rides on Ques & Amos. Tired of pictures of them yet? Hope not, because they are going to keep coming! Haha!

Have also been getting as much snuggle time with my girls, Darbi and Charlee, as I can! Especially with our snow day (6 inches!) that we had! 

December Recipes

December’s recipes were festive, comforting, loaded full of flavor and Christmas cheer! KJ Christmas Cookie Week was a BLAST – so make sure you check out all the scrumptious cookie 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. Old Navy Jeans – I snagged these Old Gravy jeans and OH MY, they are so comfortable! Definitely worth it!
  2. Nespresso Machine – still to this day, receiving our Nespresso coffee machine as a Christmas present was one of the best things. It’s a life saver! We’ve been loving the caramel cookie coffee.
  3. 2021 Planner – for the first time ever, I actually got my planner before the new year started! I’ve been using these planners for several years now and LOVE them! They are durable, cute and have so many good functionalities.
  4. Coffee Mugs – I always use this time of the year as an excuse to buy cute coffee mugs… I just can’t help it! We love our new “dog mom” and “dog dad” mugs.
  5. Story Worth – this just may be the coolest thing we’ve stumbled upon! You gift a family member or friend with it – Story Worth will send them a weekly question in which they respond with a story. The story is then sent to whomever is on the recipient list on a weekly basis. Then, at the end of the year, Story Worth prints all the stories in a book! So you can easily get a book of life stories from a loved one! We gifted our parents with it this year for Christmas and love the stories already!

Next Month

Believe it or not, January is upon us! Are you ready for it? I’m about 50/50 right now haha! Tell me, are you going to be eating healthier in the New Year? John has decided to try out Paleo – I’m not sure I can get completey on board. I’ve gotta have my bread! But, we’ve decided on a happy medium and he said he is still going to try bites of my blog recipes 🙂

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