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Charming Shaped Santa Bread with Full Photo Tutorial

he recipe I’m sharing here is a good one. However, if you’re interested in making a Santa bread, but don’t want to go to the trouble of making your own dough, by all means you can purchase some store bought frozen dough and follow the thawing and rising directions on the package. Then proceed from that point using the steps I’m sharing for assembling this adorable Santa face shape.

Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup 2018 for Friday's Featured Foodie Feastings - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com @kudoskitchen
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Colossal Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup 2018

Even if you have traditional cookie recipes, you make every year; it’s always fun to add some new ones to the repertoire. Especially if you’re giving them as gifts, hosting cookie exchange parties, or dropping a big box of homemade cookies off at a local shelter. Christmas cookies are like a warm hug filled with love that brings smiles to people’s faces, and what could be better than that? 

Cocktails, Food Featured, Holidays, My Videos, Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Spice Martini Recipe – Kudos Kitchen Style

The first time I’d had a pumpkin spice martini was on vacation while we were spending a little time at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.

After my initial sip, I knew it was something I wanted to recreate upon returning home. The result is my version of a Pumpkin Spice Martini – Kudos Kitchen Style…and it’s a good one. I hope you’re ready! And, as always, please drink responsibly and NEVER drink and drive.

Easy Make Ahead Christmas Morning Croissant Apple Bake - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Easy Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Croissant Apple Breakfast Bake

As you can see from the photos and title, I’m featuring this recipe as a holiday treat. However, the first time I served this amazing breakfast casserole was in the summer when we vacationed with my husband’s family in Northern Wisconsin.

Even though I’ve named this recipe; Easy Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Croissant Apple Breakfast Bake, please make sure you make it throughout the entire year. It’s so good you won’t want to limit it just to the holidays! 😉

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tartlets with Cookie Crust
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Tartlets with a Cookie Crust

I developed this easy recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Tartlets with a Cookie Crust after I’d rewritten and remade my great grandmother’s recipe for Fence Cake (aka applesauce cake). 

Since the cookie crust for great grandma Patterson’s Fence Cake is ‘almost’ my favorite part of that particular dessert (not that I could choose), I wanted to use it again in another dessert recipe. And this is the story of how these delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Tartlets with a Cookie Crust were born.