Appetizers & Snacks

The idea for these Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalk Appetizers came to me one night as I was preparing broccoli for dinner. I'm not normally a broccoli stalk eater, but disposing of them is awfully wasteful. That's when my lightbulb moment hit, and the results are utterly delicious! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalk Appetizers – Waste Not, Want Not

Can I tell you something? If you’re following a keto diet plan (or even if you’re not), these Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalk Appetizers are completely addicting! And by adding the Creamy Smoked Paprika Horseradish Dipping Sauce, you’re taking your snacking to a whole other level!

Incredible Ice Cream Recipe Roundup 2018 for Friday's Featured Foodie Feastings - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Incredible Ice Cream Recipe Roundup for Friday’s Featured Foodie Feastings

I’ve selected what I consider to be the best of the best and the most tempting flavors for today’s Incredible Ice Cream Recipe Roundup. I am super excited for you to find lots of new flavors to try this summer. From healthy to decadent, from no churn to ice cream maker, there is more than enough here to keep you smacking you lips ALL summer long!

4th of July, Appetizers & Snacks, Desserts, Dietary Restrictions, Fruits & Berries, Holidays, Keto and Low Carb, Kudos Kitchen, Memorial Day, Specialty, Sweet

Creamy Dreamy Frozen Strawberry Whipped Keto Pops

Here at my house, we’re trying hard to lose weight by sticking to our new keto lifestyle eating plan. If you’re unfamiliar with the keto diet plan, it’s basically avoiding unhealthy carbohydrates and incorporating healthy fats into your daily eating, which is why I developed this recipe for Creamy Dreamy Frozen Strawberry Whipped Keto Pops.

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue American Flag Heart Decorated Sugar Cookies - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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How to Make American Flag Heart Decorated Sugar Cookies with Video Presentation

There was a time, not all that long ago, when I used to bake a decorate sugar cookies almost every day. That was about 10 years ago when I ran a small home based cookie business called Kudos Kookies. Notice anything familiar about the name? 😉

Now I only bake and decorate sugar cookies when I’m really in the mood, and when there is a special occasion. For me, Memorial Day and the 4th of July are just the types of special occasions which call for patriotic cookies. Especially when they’re these fun American Flag Heart Decorated Sugar Cookies.

Gluten Free Tropical Banana Bread with Almond Flour, Macadamia Nuts, Pineapple, and Coconut Chips is simply delicious! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Gluten-Free Tropical Banana Bread with Almond Flour & Macadamia Nuts

I also double dog dare you to take the Gluten Free Tropical Banana Bread challenge. After your first bite, if you’re not convinced that this is the best banana bread you’ve ever eaten, you can bring it to my house and I’ll take it off your hands and eat it for you! LOL

Sweet Streusel Strawberry Crescent Muffins - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Sweet Streusel Strawberry Crescent Muffins #BrunchWeek

Of all the convenience foods in the market the pop-tube biscuits, crescent dough, in particular, is my favorite. For this recipe of Sweet Streusel Strawberry Crescent Muffins, I used two tubes of crescent dough sheets and then sprinkled them with a mixture of Dixie Crystals granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and lots of chopped, fresh, strawberries.

The result is a deliciously tempting muffin that’s perfect for any #BrunchWeek celebration, and/or to serve mom for Mother’s Day!

Sweet & Savory Prosciutto Wrapped Pineapple Spears - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Sweet & Savory Prosciutto Wrapped Pineapple Spears #BrunchWeek

When I know I’m going to indulge in a decadent weekend brunch with all of my favorite foods; I like to start the meal off with a bit of pineapple. I’ve heard that pineapple helps melt away belly fat, but don’t quote me on that, because it’s not really true!

However, since I like to *THINK* it may be true I’ve convinced myself that it’s a great way to kick off #BrunchWeek and that maybe all those other calories to follow won’t actually count. Ha! Ha!

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.