Jun
20
2008

Picky Palate Givaway!



Hi Everyone, out of appreciation for everyone’s great comments and emails I’m excited to have my very first Picky Palate Givaway! I’m no Oprah, but I’m giving away 3 separate prizes, here’s what you do…

Since, I have a terrible sweet tooth, I thought it’d be fun to hear what everyone else’s “sweetest” weakness is. Maybe I won’t feel so bad about mine! So, post a comment (one comment per person) with your favorite treat that you just can’t resist. Make sure your email is there so I can contact you if you are chosen as a winner.

Hurry, you’ve got until Monday the 23rd at midnight, then I’ll randomly pick 3 winners and post the outcome Tuesday morning. Can’t wait to hear about all your favorite indulgences!

I’ll go first……I can never resist a good Dark Dark Chocolate bar or the gooey pizza cookie with lots of vanilla bean ice cream. Good Luck Everyone!Prize #1

2 All Clad Oval Bakers

These are great little bakers. I love them for mac and cheese, roasting potatoes/veggis, you name it, they are awesome!

Prize #2
The Chocolate Deck by Lori Longbotham, 50 great looking picture/recipe cards of fabulous chocolate recipes
Ice Cream and Sorbets cookbook by Lou Siebert Pappas, great for summer!
Cute Popcorn Boxes

Prize 3
A church cookbook that I helped put together over a 2 year period that turned out great. I love all the family friendly recipes it has inside.

Thermador Taste of America 50th Anniversary Cookbook. I was lucky enough to have one of my recipes published in this gorgeous cookbook. It has some of the most beautiful photography I’ve seen. I hold this book near and dear. You’ll love it!

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  1. 1
    una donna dolce says:

    My guilty pleasures include cotton candy and marshmallow… and of course I’m a sucker for any type of ice cream

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    Prudy says:

    Hey Jenny-fun give away! I’m itching to do one myself…when I have something to give away.
    Secret guilty pleasure…hmm….lately I’ve developed a hankering for miniature sized Nestle Crunch Crisp candy bars. They remind me of the English candy “Lion Bars” that I used to buy daily when I lived in Israel. YUM!

  3. 3
    Amber and Co. says:

    De-lurking because this sounds like so much fun. I love crispy and chewy semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake with ganache frosting, and chocolate fondu. Yummy! Email: ber_99 @ hotmail.com. Thanks!

  4. 4
    erinwillis says:

    Texas sheetcake!! You know you always have to make sure the rows are even, so you cut off a little bit more, and more, and more….

    And I could eat almost a whole recipe’s worth of emergency cookies. They are no bakes, minus the peanut butter add coconut and then I freeze them. SOOO good.

    erinwillis3girls at gmail

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    jtdavid1 says:

    Wow, what a great generous idea! My can’t resist treat is my MIL’s peanut butter ritz coookies. She mixes marshmallow creme and peanut butter and makes a sandwich with ritz crackers. She then dunks the whole thing in melted dark chockolate. I know they sound strange, but they are like a peanutty, salty s’more. YUM!!

  6. 6
    Six Skinners says:

    My guilty pleasure is Carmel Corn, only homemade of course.

  7. 7
    Poulsen Family says:

    Wow, I just found your blog through someones link and have been spending a lot of time drooling over the recipes. I love a cold cone of rocky road ice cream in the summer and warm brownies in the winter. I’m going to have to try those peanut butter cup cheesecake bars though…it might be my newest guilty pleasure!

  8. 8
    Terri says:

    I should just say my guilty pleasure is sugar in general — but I love brownies! Any kind of brownies!

  9. 9
    Hillary says:

    Wow to only choose one is so hard. Kit Kat Caramel bars…S’more brownies…a good soft chewy cookie. I made your cookie dough brownie cups last week with the intention of sending them with my husband to a church thing, but they were so good that I had to swap a majority of them out with some chocolate chip cookies. They were too good. I am excited to try your recipes. We have a dinner group here in our area with 3 other families. We rotate making the main dish for dinner Monday -Thursday. We have it all planned out on a calendar for four months at a time. We have almost been doing it for 2 years now. It is so nice knowing that dinner will show up at your door 3 nights a week. I plan on using a lot of your recipes for our next four months. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  10. 10
    sarahwarner says:

    Rice crispy treats!! Your website is the best. I love your yummy treats.

  11. 11
    rvan says:

    i CANNOT, REPEAT CANNOT, resist a good gooey caramel corn recipe! I have such a great recipes that is so heavenly, it’s like angels dancing on my tongue! It’s the perfect combo of salty and sweet and gooeyiness I get tears just thinking about it. I know food shouldn’t make me so happy but caramel corn does..I have to go now, my eyes are watering along with my mouth and I can’t see the key board!!! randivan@msn.com

  12. 12
    Bonnie says:

    My GUILTY pleasure is Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and if I don’t have one around I will often grab a spoonful of peanut butter and a handful of chocolate chips. Desperate, I know!

  13. 13
    Ribbon Rock Star says:

    BROWNIES for sure!!!!!!!!!!

    Linda

  14. 14
    Jacob & Noelle says:

    My “sweetness weekness” is goofey, hot, not-fully cooked, fudgy, chocolatey brownies. Mmmhmm. And topped with homemade vanilla ice with chocolate syrup and nuts. I’m craving it now!
    noelledvnr24@gmail.com

  15. 15
    WF says:

    What fun giveaways. I have been reading your blog for a while and love the ideas! My favorite sweet treat is a scoop of Nutella on a bite of banana. I could finish an entire bunch of bananas this way!

  16. 16
    Amy says:

    Brownies! Brownies were always my weakness. So rich and chocolately and gooey, expecially when homemade. And they can be as low-key as a pair of jeans or classed up to suit anything. Like adding caramel with cashews and chocolate chips, or dashing in cinnamon and macademia nuts with a white chocolate glaze…
    Brownies are so versatile, and how can you go wrong with all that chocolate?

  17. 17
    Erika says:

    It is so hard to narrow it down to one! I am a sucker for cheesecake, any kind! But lately I have been eating caramels nonstop! The kind you buy individually wrapped. I bought them for cooking and eat them straight from the bag!

  18. 18
    Matt and Vanessa says:

    This was a hard one. I have a major sweet tooth; especailly when it comes to treats I grew up with like my grandma’s lemon bars and bakeless cookies or my mom’s homemade caramels. However since I have to pick just one, I decided on homemade fudge. We only make it once a year and it is filled with super yumminess.

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    kimchad143 says:

    Lately I have been making all different kinds of trifles. My favorites have been with lots of fresh fruit and all sorts of different puddings. My favorite puddings have been…cheesecake, vanilla, banana cream and chocolate. I also prefer pound cake to the angel food, but I also tried it with brownies. Delicious! I have made 3 different types of trifles in the last month in a half. They have become my new all time favorite desserts.

  20. 20
    Janiel Bishop says:

    I CANNOT resist the chocolate cobbler at Cracker Barrel. Thankfully we live about 4 hours away from one or my hips would be HUGE!
    jarednjaniel@yahoo.com

  21. 21
    Carole R says:

    Carole Resnick cybercook@ameritech.net

    I love anthing chocolate especially chocolate mousse

  22. 22
    Candi says:

    Oh how hard! It all depends on what’s in front of me, but this is what’s on my mind at the moment: trail mix (nuts and chocolate), cheesecake, Cold Stone ice cream — those top the list right now.
    candi.nicholls at gmail dot com

  23. 23
    Micaela says:

    Chocolate chip cake cookies! (from the Duncan Hines box) If the dough makes it to the oven :) they are AWESOME!

    micaelaforcookielee@yahoo.com

  24. 24
    Jen & Daz says:

    Wow…how do you just pick one??? I have so many!!! I love anything chocolate, but love Cadbury milk chocolate bars, anything minty and a good cheese cake…oh the list could go on and on…there are so many things. I have a huge sweet tooth!

  25. 25
    Laurie says:

    My guilty pleasure is BYU Brownies. I found the recipe online a few years ago. The mint and chocolate together are so good.
    I love your blog!
    ohforheavenssakesatgmaildotcom

  26. 26
    kristi mcdaniel says:

    I’m not really sure what my guilty pleasure is for always. Right now, I love the DQ Waffle Crisp Blizzards. Any other time, I absolutely cannot resist a dessert with cream cheese in it.

    myraggdyann at yahoo dot com

  27. 27
    Emiline says:

    Wow! Geeze, those are some pretty good prizes. Thanks for doing this.

    It’s really hard to pick a favorite sweet of mine.

    I think my favorite would be, a brownie topped with hot fudge, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and toasted pecans.

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  29. 29
    the cummard family says:

    nothing can quite do it for me like a soft warm pizzokie, alamode. of course each bite is pure heaven. and my mouth is watering, as i type this. dang it!

  30. 30
    Megan says:

    I think my biggest summer-time sweet weakness would have to be smores! Mmmm, melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows…what could be better?

  31. 31
    Dixie Wise says:

    I absolutely love smores… not just camping, they are the perfect mix of ooey gooey goodness!

  32. 32
    olivia says:

    A good brownie and coffee ice cream.
    (livviebrooke@yahoo.com)

  33. 33
    Janet says:

    I have a huge sweet tooth, but one of my favorite things right now are the caramel hershey’s kisses. Sooo good!

  34. 34
    Fly Baby in OKC says:

    I don’t eat them too often…but an occassional Peanut Butter Hot Fudge and Banana Sundae is awesome, salty and sweet…and healthy, too with the fresh fruit, right? :o) Maybe I should get them more often…

    mistybow-k@cox.net

  35. 35
    Suzanne says:

    Such fun! My guilty pleasure is MMs — so simple and I can pop them in my mouth when the kids aren’t looking. Decadent goodness and easy to palm!

  36. 36
    Terolleeq says:

    Chocolate and carmel over vanilla Ice cream

  37. 37
    Julie says:

    Mmmmmm… I could eat an entire pan of brownies with white chocolate chips. But I definitely have a special place in my heart for chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn’t? And of course any sort of brownie fudge ice cream is usually stocked in the freezer for a late night chocolate craving… like right now!
    juliemarieburgess@gmail.com

  38. 38
    hazeyjane08 says:

    I can not resist Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream or See’s candy Scotch Kiss.

  39. 39
    Pamela S says:

    Hi I hate to say this but my weakness is candy corn!! I “buy it for my grandchildren” because they like it,but half of the time they never get it. I also cannot resist choc chip cookies or pecan tassies.

    pamshank@hotmail.com

  40. 40
    Krissy says:

    Jenny, I’m smiling from ear to ear because this is the funnest idea. Thanks! My sweet-tooth weakness is creamy homemade caramels. Oh my heck I made some for Christmas 2 years ago and practically gained double my body weight because I couldn’t keep my hands out of them, my intentions were to share with ALL my neighbors on gift plates but only a select few were able to taste them because there weren’t many left to share. SOOOOOO my weakness!!! :D

  41. 41
    Debbie says:

    A Wendy’s Frosty…I just can’t get enough. Love your blog!

    ddn4@yahoo.com

  42. 42
    Kevin and Katrina says:

    It’s gotta be something chocolate for me! I love that darn Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie, think about it often (just tasted it for the first time in April–so good–all the copy cats are good, but there’s still just something about the fresh Levain ones!) Also LOVE a good Molten Lava Cake and cookie dough ice cream is da bomb!
    kevnkoi@hotmail.com

  43. 43
    K2cole says:

    Great Idea – I love to try your recipes they are less scary somehow!! My favorite are homemade bon-bons – made with oreos (something else I can’t resist) cream cheese and chocolate!! Use mint oreos and they are even better!!

  44. 44
    No Scrappin Mess says:

    I love anything chocolate or with sugar in it.
    ldwariner at gmail dot com

  45. 45
    Lynne says:

    I found your blog about a month ago and just LOVE it!

    My favorite guilty pleasure is Starbucks Mudslide Ice Cream. My hubby & I jokingly call it ‘the better than se* ice cream’

    LynnesKitchen@gmail.com

  46. 46
    Candee & Weston says:

    I really can’t resist your pictures of all your sweets. It makes me want to make them all, but I hurry and look at another blog before the temptation gets any worse.

    Thanks for sharing your talent and blog with us up here in Idaho. I heard of your blog from word of mouth. Good luck with all your contests you enter.

    Candee wcflamm@msn.com

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    My lifelong favorite craving has only been cured at Baskin Robins. They have a flavor called Daquiri Ice. Yummy! It is tart, sweet, and refreshing all in one bite! I have yet to find a comparable flavor elsewhere. So, for 35 years now, I have treated to Baskin Robins. However, they did recently alter the recipe. :( I don’t understand why they don’t just make a seperate flavor. So, my first love is not what it once was, but is still on my list!
    doyletobe@gmail.com

  48. 48
    Angie says:

    I’m so excited to enter this contest! I have to tell you … my husband loves your recipes and he is a very tough cookie to crack! :)

    My biggest weakness (I have a horrible sweet tooth as well) is chocolate peanut butter ice cream! So good! I need to see about making a copy cat recipe of this at home.

    Thank you Jenny!

  49. 49
    Kade & Kendal's Mom says:

    Anything with carmel. (That would be chocolates, brownies, Milk Duds, ice cream…you name it!) YUM!
    Love your website!

  50. 50
    The Forrester Family says:

    I can never pass up a soft – only soft – cookie. I’m a fanatic for a soft baked cookie. Hard and crumbly, no thank you. Moist and soft – you know the kind – Mmmmmm. Boy all this talk about cookies…makes me want a tall glass of milk to go with them.

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