chocolate coconut “mounds” cake

chocolate coconut mounds cake with real mounds bars bake into the cake!

Ok, so I am sure you have noticed that Kirst and I kind of have a thing for coconut. I mean, we really love coconut. Even more, we die for the coconut plus chocolate combo. The best combo in the world, if you ask me (or Kirst). Well, luckily a friend of mine requested the [...]

lentil soup with arabic spices

lentil soup at kojo-designs

Guys, do you love soup as much as I do? I love love love soup, and my girls loves soup. My husband…he tolerates it. Me and the girls could eat this soup by itself for dinner once a week, but per the hubs request I usually serve it with grilled cheese, or as a side. [...]

pumpkin pie ‘harvest popcorn’

harvest popcorn with yummy fall flavors!

Even though the weather here is still in the high 90’s, we try to make things feel as “fallish” as possible. We start burning fall candles, we decorate with fall leaves and pumpkins, we watch football, and we make this popcorn. A friend shared it with me a couple years ago and we make it [...]

citrus iced white tea

iced citrus white tea

Hi friends! I’m not gonna lie, as I look at pinterest, and friend’s facebook pages,  I am getting pretty jealous. It seems like fall is pretty near and things like pumpkin spiced lattes, football, and chilly weather are very close. This is the hardest season for me to live in a hot place because I [...]

more freezer crockpot recipes

freezer cooking dinners- tried and true recipes!

After my little review of freezer cooking, and some tweaking, and a lineup of new (DELICIOUS) tried and true recipes, developed in house by our resident Chef Jordan, I am so excited for today’s post, y’all. As I mentioned in my review, many of the freezer cooking recipes we’ve tried just haven’t turned out very [...]

fish tacos with mango salsa

fish tacos with mango salsa

This is another really good fish recipe for non-fish lovers. The mango salsa really makes the dish, so don’t forget to make that as well! Also, I have had several people ask how to get corn tortillas not to crack and break. The secret is: buy good fresh corn tortillas from a mexican restaurant or [...]

fresh mango salsa

fresh mango salsa at kojo-designs

I just love this salsa. It is so easy to throw together and really takes mexican food up a notch. It’s actually more like a mango pico de gallo, meaning it is chunky and 100% fresh ingredients, but I promise you’ll love it just the same! Fresh Mango Salsa Ingredients: 2 large mangoes (pick firm [...]

super salads: peach pecan & goat cheese salad

peach, pecan and goat cheese salad

One thing I have been loving this summer as we make our rounds in the USA is all the simple al fresco meals we have been able to share with friends. Grill some chicken and veggies, make a salad, pour some ice tea and enjoy time with friends chatting and laughing and just enjoying summer. [...]

super salads- southwestern black bean salad

southwestern salad with black beans and avocado

Since June is the perfect month for al fresco dining, we thought we’d round up our favorite salad recipes and share them this month! And this Southwestern Blackbean Salad (some people call it ‘cowboy caviar’) is summer perfection. In fact,  this salad wasn’t even on my original Super Salad lineup, but we have been hanging [...]

super salads- the yummiest chicken salad

chicken salad with pecans, fruit, and yogurt

I cannot believe it is already June! Kirst and I were talking the other day and she said “Weren’t you going to do a salad series in June?” and I said “Yes! Still planning on it…” and then it dawned on me that June was just a day away! We have been back in the [...]