Bacon & Sausage

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!

Dill Pickle Pork Chops with Bacon & Onion Low Carb Recipe - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Bacon & Sausage, Entrees, Ethnic, German, Pork

Fork-Tender Dill Pickle Pork Chops with Bacon & Onion Low Carb Recipe

As a family, we’ve decided we’re going to start eating a lower carb diet. Since that’s the case, you’ll be seeing more and more recipe on this site that are of the low carb/keto variety. That said, since I’ve always loved sharing a wide array of delicious recipes with you here, from appetizers to desserts, I do not plan on entirely refocusing my blog in that way.

However, what you CAN expect is a generous sprinkling of lower carb and keto inspired recipes in between all the other cooking and baking recipes you’ve come to love and expect from Kudos Kitchen. Something for everyone is my motto, along with a pinch or two of everything in moderation. 🙂

A hearty bowl of White Bean, Fennel & Italian Sausage Soup with Fennel, Onion and a glass of wine.
Bacon & Sausage, Entrees, Ethnic, Italian, Kudos Kitchen, Light & Fit, Sausage, Soups & Stews

Delicioso White Bean, Fennel & Italian Sausage Soup

This recipe for Delicioso White Bean, Fennel & Italian Sausage Soup is one I found, and adapted, from Cooking Light Magazine. I didn’t change the recipe much, but I did add more fennel (because I love the light anise flavor of fennel a lot lately), and I also increased the amount of white beans from the original recipe, and I omitted the sage and parsley because I forgot to purchase them at the market. Doh!

Other than that, this recipe I’m sharing is pretty much just as it was written in the magazine. I DO NOT take credit for this recipe, but I do take credit for sharing it with you here on Kudos Kitchen in case you missed it in Cooking Light Magazine. I strongly urge you to make this soup. It’s delicious!

Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya Kudos Kitchen Style
Bacon & Sausage, Entrees, Rice & Risotto, Sausage, Seafood

Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya Kudos Kitchen Style

This is a meal that comes together quickly and finishes on the stovetop. Since I used long grain brown rice to make this Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya Kudos Kitchen Style, the cooking time is longer than using an instant brown rice. However, either will work. It only depends on how much time you have. But don’t worry, I’ll give you directions for both.

Bacon & Sausage, Fruits & Berries, Light & Fit, Nuts, Salads, Sauces & Dressings, Side Dish, Vegetables

Fresh Healthy Broccoli Salad from Valerie’s Home Cooking Cookbook

The majority of the recipes you’ll find here on Kudos Kitchen are my own original creations. However, from time to time because of my blog I’m approached by publishing houses about doing cookbook reviews. This post (and the recipe for Healthy Broccoli Salad) is one such review. All the opinions I share are 100% my own.

Smoky Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts
Bacon & Sausage, Chicken, Entrees, Herbs & Spices, Pork, Poultry

Smoky Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

The secret to keeping these bacon wrapped chicken breasts so moist, tender, and flavorful (besides the bacon wrapping), is to bathe the chicken in a saltwater and sugar brine for 30 minutes before seasoning and wrapping the breasts in bacon. The difference the brine makes is unmistakable and is well worth the extra 30 minutes of basically hands-off time.

Autumn Harvest Chapped Fruit & Vegetable Salad with apples and pears
Bacon & Sausage, Dietary Restrictions, Fruits & Berries, Light & Fit, Nuts, Salads, Sauces & Dressings, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetables

Autumn Harvest Chopped Fruit & Vegetable Salad

If you’re looking for a fall salad with all the colors of fall and can be eaten as a main course or side dish, then look no further! I made this salad to bring to a dinner party a couple of weeks ago, and it was such a hit that I was asked to blog about the recipe as soon as possible!