Monday, January 26, 2015

Spaghetti Squash and Veggie Quiche

Spaghetti Squash and Veggie Quiche is a completely gluten free and delicious. Roasted spaghetti squash is pressed into a pie plate and baked. The "crust" is then filled with veggies, eggs and cheese and baked again. 
Roasted spaghetti squash is pressed into a pie plate and baked. The "crust" is then filled with veggies, eggs and cheese and baked again.

Spaghetti squash is so versatile and delicious that I thought I'd take it a step or two further and use it as a "crust" for a vegetable quiche. It worked wonderfully well and is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. See? I told you it was versatile!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth and still get in your daily fiber and fruit requirements...well, sort of. LOL
Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth and still get in your daily fiber and fruit requirements...well, sort of. LOL

Yippee! It's finally the weekend, so it's time to take a break from all that healthy eating and be a little decadent, don't you think? Well, maybe don't go totally crazy because you'd hate to undo all your past week's healthy  choices (and good on you if you've been making them). But just enough to take a break and indulge a little in something sweet and chocolaty.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Chowder

Thick, hearty and delicious! This Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Chowder will warm your soul and tickle your taste buds.
Thick, hearty and delicious! This Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Chowder will warm your soul and tickle your taste buds.

I used to dislike sweet potatoes when I was a kid. You see, I don't have that much of a sweet tooth and every time sweet potatoes were before me on the table (mostly at Thanksgiving), they were loaded with marshmallows and brown sugar. Just the thought of it sets my teeth on edge.

Woof Wednesday Pet Friend's Edition - Meet Jacob

Welcome to yet another edition of Woof Wednesday. Today I'll be featuring Jacob the cat who is being fostered at my niece Tressa's house and is up for adoption if anyone in the Chicagoland area would like to supply a good and loving home for him.
Jacob is such a beautiful cat! I remember talking to my niece's husband Jon this past Christmas about what a sweet cat he is. Just look at those eyes!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon lovers, this is for you! This Meyer Lemon Pound cake is wonderfully dense, moist and loaded with luscious, lively lemon flavor.
Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

My sister-in-law Carole (you may remember her from my Apple Dutch Baby Pancake post) and her husband Mike came into town last weekend for a short visit. Being the sweetheart that she is, Carole brought me four Meyer lemons from her backyard tree (she actually referred to it as more of a bush) located in Alameda, California.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Painted Teacher Pencil Jar with Step-by-Step Tutorial

In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll show you and your kids how to paint these super cute teacher pencil jars that will make great end of the year teacher gifts for their favorite teacher.

This is a project that I worked on two years ago for DecoArt.I've finally decided that now is the time to share it with you. Better late than never, right?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Bananas, Walnuts and Raisins

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Banana, Walnuts and Raisins is a flavorful and hearty breakfast that will stick with you all morning long.
Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Banana, Walnuts and Raisins Recipe

When I saw Cookin Canuck's recipe for Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Tart Cherries and Pepitas, I knew in a split second that I had to make it. I even tweeted Dara (or was it a Facebook comment?) telling her how good it looked and that I'd printed it and put it on my list to make ASAP.

Woof Wednesday Pet Friends Edition - Meet Tipper

Welcome back to another edition of Woof Wednesday. Today Cyndi shares the very special story of her baby Tipper and how he found his way into her life.

Monday, January 12, 2015

French Onion Pork Chops

All the flavors you love of a traditional French onion soup are captured in this recipe for French Onion Pork Chops.
French Onion Pork Chop Recipe
I'm proud to say that since mid-December, I've lost a total of nine pounds. I've been very mindful of each and every item I'm putting into my mouth, and I've drastically cut back on my intake of white flour and white sugar products. Luckily for me I've never had much of a sweet tooth so cutting back of sugary treats hasn't really been a problem. However, the cutting back of white flour products like breads and bagels isn't quite as easy.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Custom Hawaiian Wedding Invitation Themed Wine Glasses

These custom Hawaiian wedding wine glasses and champagne flutes are extra special because they were painted to mimic the couple's destination themed wedding invitations.
Custom Hawaiian Wedding Invitation Wine Glasses via www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.wazala.com

I'm always a little apprehensive when I know that what I'm painting (and the reason for it) will hold such a treasured place in someones heart. This order was no exception.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Baked Farro with Butternut Squash, Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Baked Farro with Butternut Squash, Bacon and Brussels Sprouts is a deliciously savory casserole with plenty of healthy whole grains and tons of texture and taste. 
Baked Farro with Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

I've just recently started cooking with farro, and now I wonder how I got along without it. This chewy, nutty grain is much like plump barley, and it's an excellent form of whole grains and complex carbohydrates. What that means is that once it's digested, complex carbohydrates break down slowly in your body releasing energy through time, without causing those nasty blood sugar spikes that can zap your energy. Plus, a complex carbohydrate will keep your belly feeling fuller longer, which is something I think we're all striving for.

Woof Wednesday - Pet Friends Edition - Meet Karma and Gryphon

Welcome back to the first 2015 edition of Woof Wednesday - Pet Friends Edition.
Gryphon and Karma
Today, Kerrey is sharing her sweet little great danes with us.  Aren't they beautiful? Shhhhh. Let's not wake them.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Anything You Wish, Master!

Retro television shows like I Dream of Jeannie make for super fun conversation wine glasses. Start your collection today.
I Dream Of Jeannie Painted Wine Glass / www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.wazala.com

It never fails that some of my favorite painted pieces come from customer special requests. I would have never dreamt that anyone would request an I Dream Of Jeannie wine glass, but that's what makes what I do so much fun. You just never know what people are going to ask for.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Light Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup for #SundaySupper "A Lighter New Year"

Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup is prepared with roasted broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and onion. This creamed soup is completely hearty, low-calorie, healthy and utterly delicious!
Light Creamed Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe

With roasted vegetables being all the rage, I thought a soup that combined the flavors of roasted broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and onion would be especially delicious and perfect for anyone who is looking to cook and eat healthier (me included). Plus this recipe coordinates wonderfully well for this week's edition of #SundaySupper and our timely theme of "A Lighter New Year.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Good Luck Black-Eyed Salsa

Serve this Good Luck Black-Eyed Salsa on New Year's day and your year ahead will be filled with good luck, good health and great taste!
Good Luck Black-Eyed Salsa Recipe

HAPPY 2015 EVERYBODY!!! Here's wishing you a wonderful new year that is filled with love, laughter, good luck and plenty of healthy eating, along with fun, physical activity (sorry about that last part, but it's my new year's resolution and I'm pumped and ready to reach my goals)!

Kudos Kitchen By Renee

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