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Making Marzipan Candy
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Homemade Marzipan Candy Carrots

Making marzipan has been on my list of things I’ve wanted to make for years and years. Why it took me so long to make it, I’ll never know.

But what I do know is now that I finally have, I’m excited to have the block of homemade marzipan wrapped and stored in my fridge to mold, sculpt, and play with whenever the whim strikes.

Plate of profiteroles with oranges and orange segments
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Perfect Profiteroles with Orange Curd Whipped Cream Filling

If you’ve been intimidated about making homemade profiteroles before (aka Eclairs), I’m here today to take away some of your fears and show you just how easy they are to make.Plus you won’t need any special kitchen equipment.

A saucepan and wooden spoon are basically all you’ll need. However, if you do have a stand mixer, you’ll save your arm muscles a pretty intense workout.

Tows of yellow, green, and purple sanding sugar fried beignets on a baking sheets.
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Homemade Beignets for Mardi Gras

Have you ever been to New Orleans? I have not, but it’s on my bucket list of places I want to visit. I hear the food is amazing, the people are fun, and the culture needs to be experienced at least once. 

But, until I get there in person making homemade beignets for Mardi Gras is a good way to get the party started!

Homemade orange curd on a platter with strawberries.
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Best Easy Homemade Orange Curd

I’ve been craving oranges – a lot! I don’t know if it’s a need to replenish vitamin C in my body, or if it’s because I’m craving warmer temperatures during this arctic blast we’ve been experiencing here in the Midwest. 

Whatever the reason, this easy to make thick and tangy homemade orange curd cures my craving for oranges and satisfies my sweet tooth in an utterly delicious, and completely versatile, way!

Gingerbread House Tutorial Do's & Don'ts - Kudos Kitchen Style - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Complete Gingerbread House Recipe & Tutorial Plus Important Do’s & Don’ts

When I asked my mom and sister if they wanted to help me build a gingerbread house this year for Christmas, I don’t think any of us knew exactly what we were letting ourselves in for. 

With no plan in mind except for a few inspirational photos we found on the internet, we set off on our great gingerbread house expedition. 

Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs with Video Presentation #HalloweenTreatsWeek

Eye would be remiss if eye didn’t share with you just how easy it is to make these Homemade Royal Icing Eyeballs. After all, you can’t have a spooky Halloween treat (in my opinion) without some glaring eyeballs watching your every move!

Of course, you can always purchase candy eyeballs at the store, but those only come in one size and shape, as if one size really fits all. Ha! By making your own candy eyeballs, you can tailor them to your specific needs and vision.

If hindsight really is 20/20, then I’m here to help you envision what’s possible!

Cherry Yeast Bread with White Chocolate Ganache Drizzle - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Low Sugar Cherry Yeast Bread with White Chocolate Ganache Drizzle

I decided I’d like to make this bread a little less sweet than what the local bakery sells in order to really let the flavor of summer cherries shine. The result is this beautiful (and healthier) cherry yeast bread that is perfect on its own or slathered with butter. Is it so wrong? LOL