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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...

Summer Corn & Tomato Gnocchi

Summer Corn & Tomato Gnocchi is a vibrant dish perfect for featuring fresh, summer produce! Sweet corn, tomatoes and garden-fresh basil come together in a buttery white wine sauce. Tossed together with fluffy gnocchi, a flavorful summer recipe is ready to go!Let's...

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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