Appetizers & Snacks

Homemade Avocado Shrimp Sushi
Appetizers & Snacks, Asian, Entrees, Ethnic, Kudos Kitchen, Light & Fit, Rice & Risotto, Savory, Seafood

Uncommonly Good Homemade Avocado Shrimp Sushi Rolls

Not long ago I went out to dinner with some girlfriends, and we ate avocado rolls as our appetizer. They were absolutely delicious, but they also looked far too delicate and intricate for anything I could (or would) possibly attempt making in my own kitchen. Not so, and I’m here to show you how.

Appetizers & Snacks, Aprons Featured, Herbs & Spices, Kudos Kitchen, Kudos Paints, Light & Fit, Savory, Thanksgiving, Vegetables

Showstopper Thanksgiving Turkey Bread Bowl Appetizer with Creamy Spinach Ranch Dip

This Turkey Bread Bowl with Creamy Spinach Ranch Dip is an appetizer I brought to my brother and sister-in-law’s house last year when they hosted Thanksgiving. That year, I made him the morning of Thanksgiving and then all year I kept him in the back of my mind so I could bring him to you this year. After all, he’s just too cute (and tasty) not to share with you here.

Mashed Potatoes with Pimento Cheese
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Zippy Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes

I’m not usually one to follow traditions when it comes to food and food holidays like Thanksgiving. What can I say? I get bored easily, and I like to try new things. It’s not always something that my family appreciates, but if I’m the one doing the cooking, then I’m the one who gets to decide what’s on the menu. *insert evil laughter here*

Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, Fruits & Berries, Glassware Featured, Herbs & Spices, Kudos Paints, Light & Fit, Sauces & Dressings, Slow Cooker, Specialty, Sweet, Sweet

Slow Cooker Homestyle Apple Pear Sauce with Amaretto

You guys, it’s apple season! Can you feel the slight chill in the air and the warm scent of cinnamon that is just about everywhere? Yeah, me either but I’m hopeful that it will happen soon. Even though it’s September, today in Illinois where I live the temperatures are supposed to be in the 90’s with a heat index in the 100’s. UGH! Oh well. Since there’s nothing I can do about the outside temperatures, I might as well make it feel like fall on the inside and cook up a batch of Slow Cooker Homestyle Apple Pear Sauce with Amaretto.

Appetizers & Snacks, Aprons Featured, Bacon & Sausage, Entrees, Ethnic, Fried Foods, German, Kudos Paints, Pork, Sandwiches, Sausage, Savory

Bratwurst on a Stick with Fried Cornmeal Beer Batter

Whenever I’m at an American county fair or street festival, I always make a beeline directly to the corn dog stand. Corn dogs have always been something I crave, and they’re the one “food on a stick” that I enjoy more than all the others. Until now, of course. For me, a hot and hearty “Corn-Wurst” now takes the blue ribbon in my heart.