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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...

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...

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...

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 happening around here this past month.

May Happenings

Since the weather has been BEAUTIFUL this past month, we’ve spent a lot of our time outside! From riding, to lawn work to planting flowers and herbs, it’s been great to get out and about!

We started out the month by cleaning out the water tank for Queso & Amos. Nothing like a squeaky clean water tank to start off the summer with! The grass is nice and green now and we’ve had some beautiful trail rides. I just love these boys! And!! John and I both stood up on top of Queso & Amos for the first time! They took it like champs as we were struggling to get our balance haha. Growing with them is one of the biggest blessings in life.

Since it’s been so nice out, we have also been working on getting our outdoor entertaining areas ready to rock and roll! A picnic table and fire pit are the newest additions to our backyard along with some lights hanging from the deck. I’ll have to snap some pictures when it’s all ready to go! So far, I’ve kept all my plants alive (even the ones I almost scorched), so I’m feeling pretty accomplished at this point. You can just call me “The Master Gardener.”

I love just leaving the porch door open so Darbi & Charlee can go in and out as they please. You can hear the birds chirping, cows mooing in the field behind our house and the neighborhood kids screaming. Classic.

May Recipes

May’s recipes were bright, flavorful and the perfect transition into summer! Plus, a new tradition was started: Marinade May! The first week of May was kicked off with a full week of marinades to use all summer long.  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. Target Shorts – it’s officially short season! I love this pair from Target. They are comfortable, cover your bum and have pockets! I purchase a new pair of these every year because I love them so much.
  2. Target Tank Tops – $5 for a comfy tank top? Count me in! I love that these have wider straps and come in lots of colors. This will be a summer staple for sure!
  3. Old Navy T-Shirt Dress – this t-shirt dress feels like an old, comfy t-shirt. It’s just perfect! I ordered it in “tall” to get a little bit more length out of it and it couldn’t be any more perfect. The “Dried Herb” color is so pretty!
  4. Everyday Co Photography Backgrounds – I purchased a few of these vinyl backgrounds and they are so fun! I love that they don’t cost and arm and a leg, are easily transportable and come in such vibrant, fun colors!
  5. Schitt’s Creek – Ok, how have we never seen this show before?! SO STINKIN’ FUNNY. We are hooked! We may have stayed up till 2 in the morning binge-watching a whole season…
  6. Fire Pit – we snagged this fire pit from Menards and love it! It even comes with a cooking grate – I can’t wait to use it!
  7. Baked Potato Salad from Costco – this stuff is like crack! SO good! It can be served cold or warm and it’s the perfect side dish for allll the summer activities. 

Next Month

June is going to be a busy one! We are keeping the tradition going on Instagram of the “Home Cook Takeover Week”, so make sure you are following along to see what everyone whips up! I started this last year, and I think it’s such a fun way to feature the home cooks out there making it work in their own kitchen. I’ve also got a lot of fun, summer recipes up my sleeve, so you don’t want to miss out on those!

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