Appetizers & Snacks

No Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Granola Jumbles Candy Recipe - Kudos Kitchen by Renee
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No Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Granola Jumbles Candy

No Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Granola Jumbles also are perfect for gift giving. Think Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in particular.

And don’t forget to get the kids busy in the kitchen with you when you’re making these. Since these Peanut Butter & Chocolate Granola Jumbles are basically a “dump” recipe, the kiddos will have a whole lot of fun dumping and mixing all the ingredients!

Surprise Strawberry Orange Pie Cake with Lattice Pie Crust Topping
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Surprise Strawberry Pie Cake with Cute Lattice Pie Crust Topping

I’m going to be perfectly honest with you here (as I always am). This recipe idea for Strawberry Orange Pie Cake is not my own. I saw it in one of my back issues of Food Network Magazine and thought it looked like something I wanted to try. I did, however, adapt the recipe ingredients and also put my own touch on the lattice pie crust topping with those cute little strawberry accents to up the cuteness factor.

Tart & Tender Blueberry Lemon Scones with Lemon Vanilla Glaze
Appetizers & Snacks, Baking, Biscuits & Rolls, Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, Fruits & Berries, Mother's Day, Specialty, Sweet, Sweet

Tart & Tender Blueberry Lemon Scones with Lemon Vanilla Icing

If you’ve never made scones before you’re going to be thrilled with how easy they are to whip together. With basically one bowl and a wooden spoon or spatula, you’ll have your Blueberry Lemon Scones ready for the oven in no time at all.

Double Chocolate Graham Cracker Toffee with Almonds
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Best Ever Double Chocolate Graham Cracker Toffee

Sometimes the best recipes (just like inventions) come out of necessity. So it is with this recipe for Double Chocolate Graham Cracker Toffee. Since I’d had extra chocolate graham crackers left over from another recipe I’d completed, I wanted to use them up quickly before they got lost in the back of the pantry, which happens in my Kudos Kitchen more times than I care to admit. 

Cream Cheese Cookies with Creamy Cheesecake Filling
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Cream Cheese Cookies with Creamy Cheesecake Topping

I dressed these Cream Cheese Cookies in red for Valentine’s Day, but you can dress them in any color you like, or even leave them plain. The choice is yours. All I suggest is that you make them right away because they’ll soon become your go-to favorite cookie! Crunchy and creamy! Oh yeah!!!

Patty Melt Dip with ground beef, caramelized onions, cheese, and cocktail rye bread via Kudos Kitchen by Renee at www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Easy Cheesy Patty Melt Dip with Video Presentation

My husband and I love patty melts, and we order them often when we go out to eat. This recipe idea came to me when I was thinking of appetizer ideas I wanted to serve at our upcoming small but annual big game day party. It’s an easy and delicious twist on a patty melt burger, and once you try it, you’ll be amazed how much the flavor of this Patty Melt Dip resembles the iconic patty melt burger, caramelized onions and all!

Chicken with Strawberry Satay Sauce Featuring Florida Strawberries for #SundaySupper
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Healthy Nutritious Chicken with Strawberry Satay Sauce #SundaySupper

Since a traditional satay sauce is peanut butter based, I thought I’d do a play on a PB & J by adding in season, plump and juicy Florida strawberries to the satay sauce. The result is a sweet and savory dipping sauce which pairs wonderfully well with grilled chicken. To say the kids will love this dish of Chicken with Strawberry Satay Sauce is an understatement! After all, who wouldn’t love a dipping sauce that tastes like a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich?

Santa's Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe | Kudos Kitchen by Renee
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Best Ever Santa’s Favorite Sugar Cookies & Family Memories

When we got married, and Mark and I started our own family, there were certain traditions I wanted to continue from when I was a little girl and hopefully pass along to our two boys. These cookies were one of the things I incorporated throughout the years to fondly rekindle my joyous Christmas memories. I am happy to report that our boys (now grown) feel exactly the same way about these cookies as I did, and still do to this day.  Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Santa’s Favorite Sugar Cookies. 

New Year's Eve Appetizer & Cocktail Recipe Roundup 2017 Featured Image Collage
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New Year’s Eve Appetizer & Cocktail Recipe Roundup – Friday’s Featured Foodie Feastings

I always enjoy a gathering of appetizers where I can pick and choose my favorites, and pile them on a plate one by one. I think there’s something in my brain that tells me that, because they’re small, the calories don’t count as much…so please don’t burst my bubble. After all, diet season is right around the corner so I can and will worry about those pesky additional pounds then. Until then…Happy New Year! Let’s Party!!