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Golden Crispy Parmigiano-Reggiano Parmesan Fennel Crackers - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Appetizers & Snacks, Ethnic, Herbs & Spices, Italian, Savory

Crispy Golden Parmigiano-Reggiano Parmesan Fennel Crackers

If you’re used to purchasing your Parmesan cheese in the green can from the grocery store, I urge you to STOP and challenge your taste buds to explore the undeniable flavor packed difference cooking and garnishing with Parmigiano-Reggiano Parmesan cheese will afford you.

After all, isn’t it time you treated your family and friends like royalty by serving them the “King of Cheese?”

Freaky Good Pesto Spaghetti Squash Puking Pumpkin for Halloween - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Appetizers & Snacks, Halloween, Holidays, Savory, Side Dish, Vegetables

Freaky Good Pesto Spaghetti Squash Puking Pumpkin for Halloween

The day I came up with this recipe for pesto spaghetti squash was the day I first spotted the little pie pumpkins in the produce section of the store. I stood there for a moment pondering how I could use one of the pumpkins along with some spaghetti squash which was one section over.

The idea hit quickly. Kind of like nausea itself. But, trust me when I tell you queasy never tasted so good!

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
Appetizers & Snacks, Bacon & Sausage, Dietary Restrictions, Food Featured, Keto and Low Carb, My Videos, Savory, Vegetables

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!

Sweet & Savory Prosciutto Wrapped Pineapple Spears - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast & Brunch, Fruits & Berries, Holidays, Kudos Kitchen, Light & Fit, Mother's Day, Savory, Savory, Sweet, Sweet

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!

Patty Melt Dip with ground beef, caramelized onions, cheese, and cocktail rye bread via Kudos Kitchen by Renee at www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Appetizers & Snacks, Food Featured, My Videos, Savory

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
Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, Entrees, Fruits & Berries, Kudos Kitchen, Light & Fit, Nuts, Poultry, Sauces & Dressings, Savory

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?

New Year's Eve Appetizer & Cocktail Recipe Roundup 2017 Featured Image Collage
Appetizers & Snacks, Savory, Sweet

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!! 

Festive Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer Bites in Phyllo Cups
Appetizers & Snacks, Christmas, Holidays, Sauces & Dressings, Savory

Festive Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer Bites

For the recipe I’m sharing today, I’ve made a homemade cocktail sauce. However, please feel free to use your favorite variety of store-bought cocktail sauce if that is your preference. Having said that, there are only three ingredients in my homemade cocktail sauce; ketchup, horseradish (add as much or as little as you like), and smoked paprika. Save money and make your own at home. You’ll be glad you did!