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Worried that your chicken breasts are always dry and boring? No longer. These fork-tender Apple Cider Braised Chicken Breasts with Sweet Potatoes and Gingersnaps are anything but dry and boring! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Chicken, Entrees, Ethnic, German, Potatoes, Poultry

Apple Cider Braised Chicken Breasts

I had chicken breasts in the freezer, apple cider in the fridge, a half a box of gingersnaps left in the pantry, a few sweet potatoes that I needed to use before they went bad, and friends coming for dinner.

The result was this Apple Cider Braised Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Gingersnaps. This dinner FAR surpassed my expectations, and was a massive hit with our guests! Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!!

Homemade Coffee Exfoliant & Coconut Oil Moisturizer - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com @kudoskitchen
Crafts, Homemade Beauty, Kudos Kitchen

Homemade Coffee Exfoliant & Coconut Oil Moisturizer Beauty Products

I don’t actually remember the when the lightbulb moment hit to mix my used coffee grounds with my favorite facial cleanser as my daily exfoliant, but since I’ve been using it my skin feels softer and I believe my pores are less noticeable.

The idea for the coconut oil moisturizer came shortly thereafter. It’s a mix of coconut oil, my favorite moisturizer (to keep the oil from solidifying too much) and some cinnamon and orange essential oils for a lovely and lingering Christmasy fragrance.

Sunflower Crunch Kale Cabbage Salad - kudoskitchenbyrnee.com @kudoskitchen
Bacon & Sausage, Food Featured, Fruits & Berries, Kudos Kitchen, My Videos, Salads, Side Dish, Vegetables

Copycat Sunflower Crunch Kale Cabbage Salad

The reason I call this a “copycat” salad is that it mimics my favorite bagged salad which I purchase in the produce section of the market.

However, if I’m totally honest here (and why wouldn’t I be?), my Kudos Kitchen version is even better than that bagged version because I’ve added dried cranberries to the mix, and I’ve also added apple cider (you can use apple juice if needed) to thin the dressing, and for a little touch of extra sweetness. 

Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup 2018 for Friday's Featured Foodie Feastings - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com @kudoskitchen
Christmas, Cookies, Friday's Featured Foodie Feastings, Holidays, Kudos Kitchen

Colossal Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup 2018

Even if you have traditional cookie recipes, you make every year; it’s always fun to add some new ones to the repertoire. Especially if you’re giving them as gifts, hosting cookie exchange parties, or dropping a big box of homemade cookies off at a local shelter. Christmas cookies are like a warm hug filled with love that brings smiles to people’s faces, and what could be better than that? 

Cocktails, Food Featured, Holidays, My Videos, Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Spice Martini Recipe – Kudos Kitchen Style

The first time I’d had a pumpkin spice martini was on vacation while we were spending a little time at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.

After my initial sip, I knew it was something I wanted to recreate upon returning home. The result is my version of a Pumpkin Spice Martini – Kudos Kitchen Style…and it’s a good one. I hope you’re ready! And, as always, please drink responsibly and NEVER drink and drive.