Recent Posts on Picky Palate
Nov 13, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Thanksgiving | Tags: almonds, brussel sprouts, gorgonzola, Thanksgiving side
If you decide to show up to your Thanksgiving dinner with this brussels sprouts recipe, please do let me know how it was received. I’ll be crashing my Thanksgiving with it, and I’m sure it will be a hit. My husband couldn’t get enough of this dish, and that’s usually a good sign that it worked. However, on the flip side–if he doesn’t like a dish of mine–I can usually tell it will still be a success.
If you would have asked me a couple years ago to create a brussels sprouts recipe voluntarily, I would have started laughing hysterically. Brussels have a bad reputation for some reason for being one of those vegetables you don’t want to have to finish before getting to leave the dinner table.
I’m telling you, this recipe will change your mind. As I stated, my husband couldn’t stop eating these, and he doesn’t even like Gorgonzola cheese. When planning your Thanksgiving side dishes, be sure to add this one to your menu. You prepare them right on the stovetop in a nice large skillet. Takes under 15 minutes, so you could prepare these right before your guests show up.
Hope you enjoy!
Nov 6, 2013 | Christmas, Cookies | Tags: brown butter, cookies, ginger, gingersnap
If it were up to me I would eat these cookies all year round. Possibly my favorite cookie ever. Perfect spices and texture…and who doesn’t love brown butter cookies?! I love the crispy buttery edges and soft chewy centers. These make a great cookie-exchange cookie and they are great for packaging in a box or cellophane bag with a little bow. I do believe these will be my cookie that I give to my neighbors this year for Christmas.
Hope you enjoy!
Nov 4, 2013 | Desserts, Halloween | Tags: Leftover Halloween candy
Do you still have bags and bags of candy around the house?! Yah, us too. It’s everywhere. Pax keeps finding the boys candy bags and tries gnawing his way through random pieces, lol! I’ve compiled a group of some favorite Picky Palate candy recipes that help use up that extra candy around, perfect to give to your family, friends and/or neighbors!
Nov 1, 2013 | Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts | Tags: cream cheese, Muffins, pumpkin, raspberries
This is truly the best time of year to bake isn’t it?! It has been a pleasure teaming up with Driscoll’s to create a new recipe for you today for the Made With Love Campaign. I developed these Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins that are great for brunch or after school snack.
With Thanksgiving in November, it seems to be a lovely month of gratitude and counting our blessings. One of my favorite traditions in November is while sitting around the Thanksgiving table, we go around and say one positive thing about each person in our family. It’s either something we are grateful for or something we love about each person. The kids always giggle while they try their best to think of something to say, but after we are done, everyone is smiling and more grateful for one another.
My Double Chocolate Junior Mint and Chip Cookies are sure to cure any sweet tooth
Chocolate lovers look out. These deep dark minty cookies are quite irresistible and chocolaty delicious.
Start by creaming your butter and sugars.
Brown sugar too!
2 eggs up next.
A touch of …
Oct 21, 2013 | Cakes and Cupcakes | Tags: chocolate, cupcakes, pumpkin
My Ultimate Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes are soft, fudgy and the perfect cupcake to treat your family and friends!
I am so excited about these homemade cupcakes I developed last week. You may have been following on Instagram when I teased with these photos. There’s something so irresistible about melted chocolate right?! Can’t get enough of these!
Grab some cute bakery style boxes and surprise your family and friends this season with a ultra soft, chocolate-y cupcake!
Oct 16, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Chicken, Dinner | Tags: chicken, farro, romano cheese, side dish
Have you tried farro before? I just had some of the best farro I’ve ever had in Park City a couple weekends ago from the amazing Deer Valley Resort chefs. It was cheesy and fabulous. I made my own version for you today, it is down right irresistible.
I highly recommend this 10 minute Farro from Trader Joe’s–it literally cooks up in 10 minutes. Quick and easy! Farro is one of those ancient grains. The …
Oct 14, 2013 | Christmas, Desserts | Tags: fudge, Oreo Cookies, peanut butter, white chocolate
My Oreo Peanut Butter Swirl White Chocolate Fudge can be fudge bars or fudge bites–a great homemade gift for the Holidays.
Oh how I love this time of year for baking goodies. Oreo and peanut butter is one of my all-time favorite combos and it goes so nicely in this white chocolate fudge. Talk about decadent. Make sure you scroll down to see how you can wrap these up to give as gifts for the Holidays.
Let’s take a look
You start by heating your sweetened condensed milk in a small saucepan until …
Oct 9, 2013 | Cookies | Tags: cherry chips, cookies, white chocolate chips
I hoooope you can find some cherry chips in the baking section of your grocery store. They just made the BEST cookie bars ever.
Soft yet buttery crisp with the “cherries and cream” flavors going on. Wrap these bars up in a cute bakery box, wrap with twine and surprise your friends with a fun festive treat.
I found these Cherry Flavored Baking Morsels at one of my local grocery stores here in CA. I …