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Welcome To Picky Palate!

Hi there, I’m Jenny.  Let me introduce myself 🙂  First things first, I LOVE food.  Phew, got that off of my chest.  I’m also a mom to three boys that started out with picky little palates, a wife to my high school sweetie, and used to be a dental hygienist before Picky Palate started.

My love of cooking didn’t happen until my husband and I got our first home back in 2001, where I realized I had no idea of what to cook in my new kitchen! I made it a goal that year to learn all I could about cooking, food and recipes.  I read cookbooks like they were novels and watched cooking show after cooking show on Food Network.  In all of my experimenting and studying, I found my real passion which is creating and writing my own recipes.  In 2004, I started entering cooking competitions on a whim, and had a blast competing in competitions of all kinds for a few years.

Picky Palate started as just a baby late in 2007 and has grown to be more fun than I had imagined. This is a place where I share not only recipes for the kids picky palates but for adults too. I love writing family friendly recipes since this is the phase of life I’m in right now. I know how boring the same recipes can get week after week, so it is my goal to provide new and exciting dishes to bring to your kitchen tables.

My very first cookbook with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is now available. Order it on Amazon HERE and Barnes and Noble HERE.

Thanks for visiting, hope you’ll come back soon.


Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!



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