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...

Teriyaki Marinade

Teriyaki Marinade is loaded full of all the classic flavors that teriyaki should be! From soy sauce, to pineapple juice, to brown sugar, to garlic and additional seasonings, this marinade is purely delicious! Marinate chicken, steak or pork, or toss it in to create a...

Fajita Marinade

Fajita Marinade is perfect for chicken fajitas, steak fajitas, shrimp fajitas and so much more! Pineapple juice, oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic and lime juice bring this marinade to life. Whip up a batch for a flavorful meal!Ingredients for Fajita Marinade Not only...

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Recipes you need for a fun and delicious Cinco de Mayo all in one place! From fruity drinks, to cheesy appetizers, to drool-worthy main dishes, I've got a roundup of recipes to create the perfect menu!Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipes Strawberry Smash Peach Margaritas...

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!...

Italian Marinated Flank Steak

Italian Marinated Flank Steak is a recipe loaded full of flavor! A homemade Italian marinade of herbs, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil season the flank steak to perfection. It is just begging to be grilled or seared! Each bite is flavorful and takes flank steak to...

Strawberry Palomas

Strawberry Palomas are a fun, bright cocktail! Each glass is full of muddled strawberries, vibrant grapefruit juice, tequila and lemon-lime soda for the ultimate drink. Sit back, relax and sip down these delicious Palomas!What is the Difference Between a Paloma and a...

Lemon Herb Seared Salmon

Lemon Herb Seared Salmon takes fresh salmon filets to a whole new level. Seared to golden brown perfection, the salmon is then basted with melted butter, vibrant fresh herbs and lemon slices. The result is a bright, full-flavored salmon dish ready to eat.What Type of...

Peas and Pancetta

Peas and Pancetta are the perfect combination. Fresh, sweet peas are sautéd together with crispy, salty pancetta and white wine for a scrumptious side dish. No more mushy peas around here! Transform a simple vegetable into a decadently delicious side dish with this...

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks are a fun, dunk-able spin on a breakfast favorite! Buttery brioche bread is sliced into sticks, coated in a cinnamon-infused custard and cooked to golden brown perfection. Then, rolled into a cinnamon-sugar coating for a sweet, crunchy...

Spring Chicken Pot Pie

Spring Chicken Pot Pie is a comforting chicken recipe that is brightened up just in time for Spring. Sautéd chicken is simmered together in a creamy sauce of white wine, lemon juice and herbs. Green peas, sweet corn and carrots add the perfect touch of flavor and...

The Monthly Scoop – October 2020

Welcome to another Monthly Scoop post – October 2020 edition! Holy moly – how is October over already?! Time is flying by! We’ve got lots to cover from this past month from scrumptious recipes, to horse updates to a VERY important question I need your input on! Let’s jump on in!

October Happenings

October is always one of my favorite months of the year. Temperatures are starting to cool down (we had our first snow!!!!), all the wonderful colors of Fall are in full swing and it’s the start of the holiday season. I just love it! Plus, October is typically when I get all of my Thanksgiving content done, so I’m in full Thanksgiving & now Christmas mode over here!

We also did another fun photoshoot at The Commonspace Studio! From chips & queso, to Dunkin’, to family photos (Christmas card material!), it was a fun day to spend with friends. It’s always great to be surrounded by your people!

Queso & Amos Update

To say that the past month with Ques0 & Amos has been wonderful would be a complete understatment. They have filled our hearts in so many ways and bring such joy and happiness! And nestled their way in to our little family. 

Heading out to the barn to go for a sunset ride, or even for a midnight snack, we love seeing our boys. It’s also been fun to get to learn their personalities more! Ques is definitely the leader of the pack. And little bro Amos follows along anywhere he goes. They’re both like big teddy bears – John even got the chance to snuggle Amos when he was laying down the other night! You would never think that these guys are only 4 and 5 years old. 

You know whats addicting about having horses? I mean, besides the obvious of the horses themselves, buying things for your horse haha! Online shopping has reached a new level… It takes some serious self control! Here’s some things we’ve been loving for our boys:

  • Blankets – we had to make sure our guys were ready for the cold, snowy temps! We went with the maroon color for both of them and have to say, they look quite dashing.
  • Halters & Leads – I went with maroon for Queso and John went with black for Amos!
  • Leg wraps – we love these boots as they add a whole bunch of support and comfort! I went with the “wine” color – can you tell I like the maroon/burgundy/wine color on Queso?? 🙂
  • Bit – we’ve been experimenting with a couple bits to see what these guys like best. They both do really well in this correctional and we also snagged these lower port correctionals for a more easy-going ride. 


October Recipes

October recipes really focused on seasonal. beloved flavors. From pumpkin spice, to apple cider and all the way to comforting pasta! You gotta get your hands on these reicpes! 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. Dunkin’ Donuts – I don’t know if you can tell, but my love for Dunkies is still going strong! My order is a medium iced oatmilk latte with caramel. If I’m feeling super indulgent: a chocolate frosted donut. Nicknames that I’ve come up with so far: Ba-dunk-a-dunks and Slam-dunkies. I’m pretty proud of myself.
  2. Pumpkin butter – ok, I used this stuff for the first time this year and it is SO good! You can either make it homemade or buy it in store – I found it at Trader Joe’s!
  3. Photography things I’ve been experimenting with:
    1. Godox flash – I originally got it for when I’m second shooting weddings with Haley, but I’m starting to dabble into using it with food too! We’ll see where this goes.
    2. Milwaukee light – ok, so I know this is technically supposed to be used for construction purposes, but I love using it for photos, too! It gives a good, neutral, warm light to reflect through glasses and such. Stocking stuffer!!
    3. LED Light Kit – you really can’t beat the price on these lights! I love that you can change the temperature and amount of light put forth by these little guys. I have been experimenting with these and combining them with natural light.
    4. Peach backdrop – this has been such a fun way to add a pop of color to my photos! I love it!
  4. Annie’s gummie bunnies – these things are SERIOUSLY addicting.
  5. Chick-fil-a brownies – ok, hold the microphone here because these brownies are INSANE. I’m not even kidding! Like how can a fast-food brownie be this good?!! They are perfectly fudgy, flakey-topped and loaded full of chocolate. I may just order a whole pan of them. 
  6. Talenti Gelato – these are dangerously good. A fun midnight snack to keep stashed in your freezer! Especially the Salted Caramel Truffle one…

Important Question!!

Ok, so with it being November now, all the Thanksgiving recipes are going to be coming your way this week! SO excited for you guys to try these ones out! When I took a poll on Instagram, the majority of you said you wanted something different this year than the usual classic recipes – so get ready for it!

BUT, here’s my important question:

Do you want/would you prefer/would it be helpful to have videos of all the Thanksgiving recipes this year?

If so, how would you prefer those videos? Quick ones on Instagram or step-by-step? 

Tell me what you want below in the comments! 🙂



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