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Surprise Strawberry Orange Pie Cake with Lattice Pie Crust Topping
4th of July, Appetizers & Snacks, Baking, Cakes, Desserts, Fruits & Berries, Holidays, Kudos Kitchen, Mother's Day, Pies & Tarts, Specialty, Sweet, Valentine's Day

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
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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.

Spicy Thai Pulled Pork with Orange for the Slow Cooker Recipe
Asian, Easter, Entrees, Ethnic, Father's Day, Herbs & Spices, Holidays, Kudos Kitchen, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, Pork, Sandwiches, Sauces & Dressings, Slow Cooker

Spicy Thai Pulled Pork with Orange for the Slow Cooker

However, if you’re not prepared to wait until summer to make this delicious Spicy Thai Pulled Pork with Orange, I completely understand! If I was you, I’d think up a reason to have friends and family over as soon as possible (maybe for an impromptu game night), just so you can make and serve these amazing sandwiches! I promise you won’t regret it one bit!!

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
Appetizers & Snacks, Baking, Cheesecakes, Cookies, Desserts, Holidays, Kudos Kitchen, Sweet, Valentine's Day

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!!!

Santa's Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe | Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Appetizers & Snacks, Baking, Christmas, Cookies, Desserts, Holidays, Sweet

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. 

Buttery Sweet Pistachio Cranberry Snowball Cookies - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Buttery Sweet Pistachio Cranberry Snowball Cookies

I adapted this recipe from one I shared back in 2010 called pecan snowball cookies. I was going to do a recipe re-do where I updated the photos in the original post. However, before I knew it, my brain was adding the festive red and green elements of pistachios and dried cranberries, and omitting the pecans altogether. The result is utterly delicious. I do hope you’ll make these Buttery Sweet Pistachio Cranberry Snowball Cookies. I know you’ll love them just as much as we do!

Special Occasion Eggnog Pastry Cream Filled Croissants
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Special Occasion No-Bake Eggnog Pastry Cream Filled Croissants

In the open, I called this a dessert. But if truth be told I came up with this recipe idea for Eggnog Pastry Cream Filled Croissants last Christmas and served them for our annual Christmas brunch, not a dessert.  However, this year when I made them again, I served them for dessert. Whichever way you decide to serve them is up to you. The important thing is that you do!