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Homemade Coffee Exfoliant & Coconut Oil Moisturizer - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com @kudoskitchen
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Homemade Coffee Exfoliant & Coconut Oil Moisturizer Beauty Products

I don’t actually remember the when the lightbulb moment hit to mix my used coffee grounds with my favorite facial cleanser as my daily exfoliant, but since I’ve been using it my skin feels softer and I believe my pores are less noticeable.

The idea for the coconut oil moisturizer came shortly thereafter. It’s a mix of coconut oil, my favorite moisturizer (to keep the oil from solidifying too much) and some cinnamon and orange essential oils for a lovely and lingering Christmasy fragrance.

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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.

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.

Pumpkin Shape Biscuits with Butternut Squash Chili
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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili with Pumpkin Shaped Biscuits

This chili can be made with or without meat. Since my husband enjoys his chili with meat, I added browned bits of Italian sausage into the slow cooker along with all the other ingredients. However, by omitting the sausage and swapping vegetable broth for the beef broth, this chili becomes completely vegetarian. Talk about versatile!

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Slow Cooker Homestyle Apple Pear Sauce with Amaretto

You guys, it’s apple season! Can you feel the slight chill in the air and the warm scent of cinnamon that is just about everywhere? Yeah, me either but I’m hopeful that it will happen soon. Even though it’s September, today in Illinois where I live the temperatures are supposed to be in the 90’s with a heat index in the 100’s. UGH! Oh well. Since there’s nothing I can do about the outside temperatures, I might as well make it feel like fall on the inside and cook up a batch of Slow Cooker Homestyle Apple Pear Sauce with Amaretto.

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Thanksgiving’s Best Pineapple Cardamom Cranberry Sauce

We all know that there are a million recipes out there for cranberry sauce, and they all beat the buttons off the cranberry jelly sold in the cans on the grocery store shelves. You know the ones. The ones that come out like a log on a plate complete with that appetite suppressing suctioned slosh sound. Plop. Jiggle. Jiggle.