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Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes

Apr 14, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch | Tags: , , , ,


Treat yourself to my perfect for Spring, Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes today!

I wish I could paint the picture perfectly as we tried these pancakes in my house last week.  My mom was over visiting and after the photo shoot, we sat down with one of my warm perfectly lemon soft pancakes, took one bite and about fell out of our chairs.  Ok, not fell out of our chairs, but you get my point…..we were in hog heaven.
Last month when Amanda and I were in NYC, we went to a fun little restaurant called Laconda Verde for brunch and Amanda ordered Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.  I guess I have been living under a rock, because I’ve never experienced a ricotta pancake.  Just couldn’t understand what the hype was about.  Well, that was until I took a bite.  Softest most delicious pancake I’ve had, not kidding.  I knew that I had to go home and make my own version!!
I used my very favorite Buttermilk Pancakes recipe from my cookbook and turned them into the ones you see today.  It could not have been more perfect and I can’t wait for you guys to try these!
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Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

Apr 9, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,


Treat yourself to my simple and delicious Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal!

I am thrilled to be teaming up with Smucker’s® Pairings today! Simple and delicious way to enjoy Smucker’s fruitfully delicious combinations.  Smuckers has the best fruit spreads around.  So many flavors to choose from and so many combinations to enjoy!
Today I am sharing my Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal.  I’ve paired Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves with some quick oatmeal, almond milk and a touch of brown sugar.  We went nuts for this oatmeal that’s great for breakfast or brunch.  I love that from start to finish it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.
Enjoy!
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Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

Apr 7, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides, Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: , , , ,


My Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza is a family favorite. Enjoy!

It’s always a pleasure working with Land O’Lakes to bring you my newest recipe.  This one deserves a standing ovation.  This pizza has got all of my favorite ingredients that makes the house smell like a dream.  Roasted Brussels Sprouts and crispy bacon lay on top of my homemade creamy Parmesan Rosemary sauce.  You don’t want to miss this one!

I am so excited about the Land O’Lakes called Pin a Meal, Give a Meal Campaign.  This program is amazing, for every Land O’Lakes recipe that is pinned or re-pinned between March 28 and May 1st, 2014, the Land O’Lakes Foundation will donate $1 to Feeding America.

Be sure to help us reach our goal to donate 2.7 million meals.  You can pin my signature recipe, Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza to contribute 9 meals to Feeding America.
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White Chocolate Lemon Poppyseed Blondies

White Chocolate Lemon Poppyseed Blondies

Apr 2, 2014 | Brownies and Bars, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,


My White Chocolate Lemon Poppyseed Blondies are perfect for Spring Time entertaining!

Lemon poppyseed is one of my favorite combinations.  Seems to always be a sweet and delicious cake of some sort.  I decided to turn that combination into one delicious blondie if I might say so myself.  It’s dense, chewy and lemon poppyseed delicious.
Dust with a little powdered sugar and you’ve got yourself a beautiful dessert to serve to family and friends.
Enjoy!
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After Workout Shake with Vega Sport Protein Powder

After Workout Shake | Vega Protein

Mar 31, 2014 | Drinks, Skinny Palate | Tags: , , , ,


I’m excited to turn the time over to my husband today who is the fitness guru of the family.  He’s also my trainer at the gym, no matter how much I kick and scream :) With all of my recent travels, I made him promise to make me watch what I eat and workout like a mad woman for the next 6 weeks.  He’s sharing a little of what we’re doing.  Take it away Cullen!  
Feeding yourself nutrition at the proper time is important for a fit lifestyle.  This after workout shake will help in this goal.  

Over the last week or so Jenny and I have started a little 6 week challenge.  Our rules are: 1 cheat meal a week, 3 sweets a week, and a balance of protein, complex carbohydrates and plenty of fiber. We’re somewhat counting calories, although not religiously.  Jenny’s goal is to stay around 1200 cal per day.  With this challenge, Jenny has finally given me “trainer” and “nutrition” authority over her life for 6-weeks.  It’s basically, me giving her options that she can eat and pushing her harder than she has ever known in the gym.
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Pancetta and Sweet Pea Brown Butter Gnocchi

Pancetta & Sweet Pea Brown Butter Gnocchi Recipe

Mar 26, 2014 | Dinner | Tags: , , , ,


My Pancetta and Sweet Pea Brown Butter Gnocchi recipe is the perfect indulgence for your family and friends.

Ok, so your kids may not be over the moon about eating this for dinner, but can I just say you have got to try this all to yourself. :)

Have you ever had gnocchi?  I just barely had my first gnocchi experience late last year and now I can’t get enough.

A few weeks ago, I ordered and devoured a brown butter gnocchi dish at a charming restaurant in Tulsa called Tavolo and can’t stop thinking about it.  I decided to just make a version of my own so I could enjoy these again….so glad I did.
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Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake by Picky Palate

Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake

Mar 24, 2014 | Beef, Dinner | Tags: , , , , ,


My Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake makes the perfect weeknight dinner!

I am all about the easy weeknight dinners these days.  With school, sports and other activities each week it’s nice to have quick and simple classics to count on.  This is just that.  The whole family loves it and it’s a breeze to put together.
Let’s see how easy it is to put together!
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Loaded Turkey and Hummus Mediterranean Panini

Loaded Turkey and Hummus Mediterranean Panini

Mar 19, 2014 | Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: , ,


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sabra Dipping Co, LLC. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

What a treat partnering with Sabra Hummus today.  If there’s one thing that will always be in our refrigerator, it’s Sabra Hummus.  My boys  break it out everyday after school with sliced carrots and crackers.  Such a great snack.  Make sure you Like Sabra on Facebook too!

I developed a toasted panini that’s about to knock your tastebuds off.  Loaded with my favorite Mediterranean ingredients, this is a sure winner!

Enjoy :)
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Cheesy Green Chile and Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits

Cheesy Green Chile and Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits

Mar 17, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,


Treat yourself to my Cheesy Green Chili and Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits this week! Buttery and full of great flavors.

I’m thrilled to be partnering with Land O Lakes® Butter today!  You know by now that butter is one of my very favorite ingredients :)  I’ve developed a buttermilk biscuit that is packed with my favorite ingredients.

Kitchen Conversations brings together a really great group of food bloggers including myself, my pal Ree from The Pioneer Woman, Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod, Bridget from Bake at 350, Sommer from A Spicy Perspective, Brenda from A Farmgirls Dabbles, Julie from The Little Kitchen, Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas, and Jessica from The Novice Chef. Look for more recipes from this fun group all year long!

For my first recipe with Land O Lakes®, I’ve developed a buttermilk biscuit that is packed with my favorite ingredients. They are loaded with cheddar cheese, diced green chiles and BACON! Talk about my dream biscuit. These babies are best eaten warm with a nice spread of butter.

Let’s take a look at how to make these biscuits.
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Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate! I'm Jenny and I love food if you haven't noticed :) I love sweets, treats and everything in between. The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!



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