Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vampire Garlic Dip and a Giveaway

Vampire Garlic Dip Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

My name is ReneĆ©, and I'm a garlic-o-holic! But I swear, I have it under control. As long as can have garlic at least 5-6 times a week my addiction stays in check, and I'm not a danger to myself or anyone else, unless, of course, I breathe on you! LOL  If you're a garlic addict, like me, then you simply MUST make this Vampire Garlic Dip! It's incredible and a super fantastic way to celebrate today, April 19th, being National Garlic Day!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Asparagus and Pea Risotto

Asparagus and Pea Risotto Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

Nothing speaks to spring the way asparagus does. This recipe combines fresh springtime asparagus and peas, arborio rice, a splash of white wine, beef stock and some Parmesan cheese. With a little stirring and a mere 20-25 minutes later you'll have this amazing dish of Asparagus and Pea Risotto.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Zucchini and Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Zucchini and Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie Recipe

I've seen lots and lots of recipes lately for carrot cake everything. Cookies, cupcakes, donuts, you name it. I wanted to put my own spin to the springtime carrot cake obsession so I came up with this recipe for Zucchini and Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies which I think you're really going to enjoy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Woof Wednesday - All Things Boston Terrier


I tend to have an all-or-nothing personality. When I find something I love, I go all in, jumping in with both feet and never looking back. That character trait has gotten me into a little bit of trouble (on more than one occasion over the years), but that's another subject for completely another day. LOL

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Prosciutto, Melon and Provolone Grilled Cheese

Prosciutto, Melon and Provolone Grilled Cheese Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

With April being national grilled cheese month, I wanted to come up with a sandwich that was both unusual and special. When I told my husband that I was going to make Prosciutto, Melon and Provolone Grilled Cheese sandwiches, he was less than thrilled...he even said they sounded "gross".

Monday, April 14, 2014

Braided Challah Bread

Braided Challah Bread Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

Do you come here often??? Sounds like a cheesy pick-up line, right? Well, in this particular case, it is and it isn't. The reason I ask is because if you do, you probably already know that baking homemade bread is a true passion of mine. I love everything about it, especially the end result as you can clearly see with this Braided Challah Bread! It's so, so pretty!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rolled Greek Meatloaf - #SundaySupper

Rolled Greek Meatloaf Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

This week's #SundaySupper theme is "Stuffed, Rolled and Wrapped" so I chose to make this Rolled Greek Meatloaf which is ground lamb that is mixed with lively lemon and oregano, then filled with spinach and feta and then rolled to form a fun spiral when sliced.  OPA!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spinach, Chickpea and Red Pepper Salad with Asian Cashew Dressing

Spinach, Chickpea and Red Pepper Salad Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

If you were challenged to come up with a recipe that featured the three main ingredients of spinach, chickpeas and pepper (any sort) what do you think you would come up with? It's a tough one. I know.
I came up with this recipe for Spinach, Chickpea and Red Pepper Salad with Asian Cashew Dressing and I think it's a pretty darned good one (if I do say so myself)!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Quick Bread

Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Bread Recipe

What's moist and tangy with the brightness of lemon, the sweet bite of raspberry and a faint wisp of citrusy cardamom? You guessed it! This Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Quick Bread...that's what!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pretzel Pockets Stuffed with Ham and Asiago

Pretzel Pockets Stuffed with Ham and Asiago Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

They say that the third time's the charm when it comes to trying and failing, and I have to believe it. For the past three Fridays in a row, I worked this recipe for my Pretzel Pockets Stuffed with Ham and Asiago only to be stopped dead in my tracks due to some horrendous sticking issues I was having after they were baked.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Woof Wednesday - It Pays To Be Patient




I took this video the other day after I'd been to the store and bought each of our three girls a new chew bone. As happens, and for some reason, all three of them always want the same one bone. Some day I may learn my lesson and only buy one bone...but I doubt it! LOL I love them so much!

Until we woof again,




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sweet and Sour Sausage

Sweet and Sour Sausage Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

Here's a delicious recipe for Sweet and Sour Sausage that I adapted lightly from my copy of Taste of Home: Winning Recipes cookbook (found on page 131). This colorful dish is quick to put on the table and has my favorite flavor combinations of sweet and savory.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas

Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas Recipe via Kudos Kitchen By Renee

These Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas are totally addicting! They are so beary tasty that you might actually tell others to keep their paws off (food photo prop humor). LOL

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bacon Egg Salad for April Showers

Bacon Egg Salad Recipe

The other day I went to Sur la table and happened upon these adorable baby bunny spoons. I added them into my ever growing basket of goodies, knowing that they would be the perfect addition to many springtime recipe posts...the first being my recipe for Bacon Egg Salad which is perfectly yummy for any sort of springtime gathering!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Tasty Look Back at March 2014



Well, we made it. Spring is finally here, and the cold month of March is a mere memory. It was a tough one to get through (weather wise), but all the good food, which evokes warm memories helped push us through.

Here then is a small sampling of some of the meals we've shared together through the month of March 2014. If you've been here before, I hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed bringing them to you! If you're new here, please feast your eyes and pull up a chair. You're always welcome in my Kudos Kitchen!
And last, but certainly not least. I scream, you scream, we all scream for...well, you know ;)


Kudos Kitchen By Renee

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