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Creamy Golden Pijon Potato Salad with celery, red onion, and a few other surprises. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
4th of July, Father's Day, Holidays, Kudos Kitchen, Memorial Day, Potatoes, Salads

Crowd Pleasing Creamy Golden Dijon Potato Salad

I’ve always tended to gravitate towards the potato salad when it comes to a picnic or buffet table. There is something about a perfectly cooked and soft potato mixed with a creamy sauce that gets me every time. I mean EVERY time!

This Creamy Golden Dijon Potato Salad is everything I want in a chilled potato salad, and I trust it will be everything you’re looking for as well.

Creamed Spinach Casserole with roasted red pepper and heavy cream. - www.kudoskitchenbyreneecom
Breakfast & Brunch, Casseroles, Dietary Restrictions, Entrees, Keto and Low Carb, Kudos Kitchen, Meatless, Savory, Side Dish, Vegetables

Creamed Spinach Casserole Low-Carb Recipe Kudos Kitchen Style

I’m trying to do more and more low-carb cooking since it’s the eating plan my family and I have decided to implement in our busy lifestyle.

Because of that, I’ve developed this recipe for Keto Creamed Spinach Casserole which has an incredibly cheesy flavor, and it’s deliciously satisfying and satiating.

Sweet & Savory Monte Cristo Blueberry French Toast
Breakfast & Brunch, Kudos Kitchen, Sandwiches, Savory, Sweet

Sweet & Savory Monte Cristo Blueberry French Toast #BrunchWeek

Imagine biting into a crispy and slightly sweet piece of French toast only to be surprised and delighted it’s been filled with a sweet cream cheese and blueberry spread, tender slices of ham and turkey in addition to some gooey melted cheddar cheese. Heaven, right? You bet! This recipe original for Monte Cristo Blueberry Stuffed French Toast I developed for #BrunchWeek 2018 is everything I’d hoped it would be…and more!

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!

Elegant Orzo, Shrimp & Vegetable Salad Stuffed Avocados. - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Entrees, Kudos Kitchen, Light & Fit, Pasta, Salads, Seafood

Elegant Orzo, Shrimp & Vegetable Salad Stuffed Avocados #SundaySupper

When I learned that this weeks #SundaySupper theme is orzo pasta, I jumped at the opportunity to develop this light and refreshing new dish.

Orzo is probably one of my favorite kinds of pasta. The shape is so tiny and compact that it works well as a filling for a stuffed dish like this Elegant Orzo, Shrimp & Vegetable Salad Stuffed Avocado.

Lip-Smacking Lamb Recipe Roundup for Friday's Featured Foodie Feastings - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Friday's Featured Foodie Feastings, Kudos Kitchen, Recipe Round Up

Lip Smacking Lamb Recipe Roundup for Friday’s Featured Foodie Feastings

Lamb is one of my all-time favorite proteins. I love making lamb roasts and chops, but I also enjoy substituting ground lamb for recipes which call for ground beef. It’s my way of incorporating the delicious flavor of lamb on more of a regular basis when it comes to our at-home dining options.

I feel certain; if you’re a lamb lover too, you’ll find plenty of new dinner ideas in this week’s Lamb Recipe Roundup for this weeks Friday’s Featured Foodie Feastings. Please enjoy!

Spicy Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Ground Beef & Beans - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Beef, Entrees, Ethnic, Herbs & Spices, Kudos Kitchen, Potatoes, Tex-Mex, Turkey

Spicy Smoky Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Ground Beef & Beans

You may say to yourself after reading the ingredient list “Hey!” “What in the world is ground cinnamon and cocoa powder doing in a savory recipe like this?” “And what about the butter and lime juice?” “She has really gone off the deep end with this recipe!” “Has Renee lost her mind?!!”

And my answer would be…Well. Maybe. But not about this recipe.

Layered German Spaetzle with Cheese & Crispy Onion Casserole - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Casseroles, Ethnic, German, Herbs & Spices, Kudos Kitchen, Pasta

Authentic German Spaetzle Casserole with Cheese & Crispy Onions

This dish for Authentic German Spaetzle Casserole was inspired by a recent trip to Germany my husband, and I was lucky enough to take onboard a Vantage River cruise ship (The River Voyager) down the Rhine River, on one of their culinary excursions. When I tell you it was a dream-trip come true, I am 100% NOT exaggerating!!

Awesome Asparagus Recipe Roundup 2018 - www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Kudos Kitchen, Recipe Round Up

Awesome Asparagus Recipe Roundup for Friday’s Featured Foodie Feastings

Springtime. When a young man’s (or woman’s) fancy turns to thoughts of…ASPARAGUS!  Well, that may not be exactly how the saying goes, but in my book, it sure should! Today’s Awesome Asparagus Recipe Roundup 2018 for Friday’s Featured Foodie Feastings brings you some of the tastiest recipes from around the web for using what I consider, Mother Nature’s finest springtime veggie…ASPARAGUS!

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!