kale salad with tart cherries and pine nuts

kale salad with tart cherries and pine nuts

I kind of can’t believe I haven’t shared this salad with y’all yet. Given my affinity for kale salads. And tart cherries (I loooooooove them, y’all). And pine nuts. And goat cheese. Seriously, it’s like a Kirstin’s Favorite Things salad grand slam. This salad not a Whole30 compliant (because of the goat cheese and the […]

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 […]

arugula and watermelon salad with citrus vinaigrette

watermelon arugula salad recipe

I love summer so much. So much. And this little blip at the end of May is just fabulous- everything coming back to life, produce on sale, grilling weather. Just fabulous. And this watermelon-basil-arugula salad with goat cheese pretty much sums up everything I love about May (and summer in general). You need to make […]

how to help your kids fall in love with fish and seafood

mild white fish with veggies- this recipe is the perfect intro to seafood

Our family lives on a fishing beach on the coast, which means that our sweet neighbors often drop by with their ‘catch of the day’ to share- everything from tuna to barracuda to sardines to cuttle fish to crabs to an entire bucket of clams. Drew and I love seafood, so this is pretty much […]

more freezer crockpot cooking recipes

freezer crockpot cooking recipes

  Last fall, when I went to go hang out with my sis and new baby niece, I put together a batch of freezer meals for her. However, the post got buried and I just rediscovered it this week! While I was there, we ate one of the batches of Texas Chowder together (YUM!), and […]

more freezer crockpot recipes

freezer crockpot dinner recipes- 20 freezer meals, just 1 prep

Well, friends, I am pretty excited about today’s post. Mostly, I’m excited that I finally got another round of Freezer Crockpot Cooking finished (you might remember that freezer cooking and make-ahead meals have been absolutely revolutionary for this busy mama). I love making dinners for our family, and at the same time, love having the […]

winter whites tutorial and recipe round up

I can’t believe Winter Whites is a wrap (say that five times fast). Fingers crossed that the lo-ong and drawn out month of February will go fly by just as quickly… Let’s take a look back at all the beautiful projects that were shared. There were some yummy recipes: (Top to bottom, left to right)Puppy […]

coconut chocolate mousse (quite possibly the world’s best dessert)

how to make coconut chocolate mousse

There are chocolate people in the world (lots of them). And there are coconut people (a slightly smaller, but still passionate, contingent). But then, there are coconut chocolate people. And, friends, if you are a Chocolate Coconut Lover (like me, and Jordan, and our sister-in-law Tricia, and our dad), prepare to be a.mazed by this […]

creme brulee croissant french toast

creme brulee croissant french toast recipe, kojodesigns

Ummm, I sort of wish the lovely Ann had never introduced me to the gloriously delicious confection that is Creme Brulee Croissant French Toast. Sort of. But then, had she not, I would’ve missed out on what may be the world’s most delicious brunch dish (and about 1000 calories, but that’s besides the point). And, […]